Just as nurturing and nursing a baby will help the physical body to grow and develop, so will nurturing the spirit. Part of your destiny includes helping others to reach theirs. You are the farmer and the gardener who will assist the family to develop their full potential. Affirming kind words and encouraging positive behavior can affect […]
“Get down from the table top right now! What are you doing? Floors are for standing on, tables are for eating. You need a time out, young lady. You go to your room and think about how you have been acting today.” So little Mary, 4, goes to her room with a sulky look on […]
Criticism is punitive Our children judge themselves on the opinions we have of them. When we use harsh words, demeaning adjectives or a sarcastic tone of voice, we literally strip a child’s core of self-confidence and make them less likely to try to please us. Studies have shown that verbal abuse is more likely than […]
What one word best sums up summer fun? Water. I bet your favorite memories as a child involved getting wet, running through sprinklers on a sweltering afternoon, water fights in the backyard, wading at the beach, playing on the slip & slide, and skipping rocks across the river. Your kids will relish the same experiences […]
To have reasonable expectations of our children is an important aspect of wise parenting. Reasonable expectations leave room for a child to be a child but understand they are on the road to learning to be a mature adult. Often I see parents who try to hold their children to a much higher standard than […]
Homes should be run by parents, not children. So many times, however, either the children are in charge or the parents are so eager to be liked, that whatever rules and standards are talked about, few are enforced, especially on a consistent basis. Children, whether they are two or 18, feel more confident when […]
1. Tell me something you like about yourself? Help your child to focus on her many strengths. 2. Reinforce the positives. Give praise, recognition, a special privilege or increased responsibility for a job well done. 3. Define limits and rules clearly. A family council is an excellent place to discuss, explain and get a sense […]
It is good to remember a family is an organization. In fact, it is the basic organization of society. This is just one of the reasons I am such a proponent of family meetings. You wouldn’t think of running a successful business without a plan, goal setting meetings, team building sessions and clear missions and […]
How To Be A Good Parent -Parenting Is Coaching In today’s information age, parents are bombarded with tips, advice, and guidelines even before their children arrive in their arms. Everywhere parents turn, there’s another website, another friend, or another book pushing a different set of rules for how to be a good parent. Confusion is […]
Early childhood educators have called play “children’s work”. Many parents believe their children should be doing something more productive than merely having fun. But, actually, play fosters physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. Encouraging your child to play is vital for his development as well as his happiness. What is Play? The dictionary refers to […]
Know your limits. Accept what you can’t change and let go of things out of your control. Ease your tension. Take a walk; listen to music, splash cold water on your face. Earn small rewards when you make the choice not to become angry. Phone a friend. It helps to share your concerns and talk […]
If your parenting methods include abuse of any kind; physical, sexual, emotional or verbal, please get help to stop as soon as possible. Adults are supposed to safeguard and protect the young among us. You may be repeating patterns learned in your family of origin or not know any other methods of parenting. I have […]
New thinkers, look to an optimistic viewpoint and future. Look at the situations in your life and make decisions about changing your attitude or dealing with it, if you can’t change the situation. Start by throwing out the “should” and replace with “prefer” and “choose.”
Some teens, and especially sensitive ones, have a great deal of trouble bouncing back from disappointment. A lack of resilience or over-reacting are subtle signs of depression that many parents write off as stress or typical teenage drama.
It is not uncommon for teens to have more that one FaceBook, Twitter, My Space or other social media account. Often they have one strictly for family and extended family and one that shows a completely different side of their personality.
Recently I ran into a situation where I was faced with a rude, nasty response to a birthday greeting I had sent to an acquaintance through Facebook. I hadn’t realized the link to the free ebook I normally send to my Facebook friends on their birthday had been changed. The gentleman in question reacted by […]
Why do Children Become Cyberbullies The reasons children cyberbully each other are many. Sometimes children are holding a grudge against their victim, or want to emotionally hurt another. Sometimes they act out of boredom as a child seeks a new form of entertainment. Sometimes kids fight back against being bullied by becoming bullies themselves. How […]
Nothing touches the heartstrings of a parent or teacher more than the plaintive cry “nobody likes me” or “I don’t have any friends.” We wish there were something we could do to insure the child will be, if not the most popular, at least included in the games on the playground. Actually, there is something […]
Welcome. We are glad you are choosing to spend your precious time with CyberBullyingHelp.com We will bring you tips,advice and encouragement. We want to be on your support team. Empower Yourself and Your Children Next time you are watching cartoons or a video with your kids have them monitor the body language. You may need […]
Dear Loved Ones: I want you to know that when you were growing up, I always got a knot in my stomach when Mother’s Day was coming up. On that Sunday every year when I yelled and prodded and threatened you if you didn’t get ready, my mind was kind of hoping we would […]
As I travel the country teaching workshops for parents, teachers and day care providers I often ask them if they recognize Auntie Artichoke enjoys working with the parents of Indigo Children the Indigo Children. These children are not content to color in the lines or glue macaroni on paper. They are very bright but also […]
The majority of learning disable adolescents do not have social skills and the ability to communicate in order to stop the teasing. Self esteem and confidence is not easy to come by in any teenager, but may be especially lacking in those who have severe physical or learning abilities.
Internet is Great Resource- But Be Careful Mostly the Internet is useful and fun and definitely here to stay. But I recommend keeping the Internet access on a family computer in a communal area, like a living room, rather than in children’s bedrooms. Kids might protest, but you are the parents. It is much better […]