It’s an age old question, that of which can never fully be answered: does nature rule our lives, or does nurture play a bigger role? It seems that research and anecdotal evidence confirm that while nurture certainly plays an important role and has influence in who we become, there is just no escaping nature. As […]
Failure and fear of failing cause children to act bored and dismissive. Most kids seem to think it’s better to be called a lazy slacker than labeled a dummy. The kid who’s not sure he’ll be a success at something hides by being “too cool for school.”
Sometimes you’re ready for your child to venture forth into kid society but she has trouble making a move. She may be just naturally slow to warm up. There’s nothing wrong with that. But if in addition to being reserved your child is also unsure of herself, then she needs some help to become more confident.
What do I say to my kids when they seem consumed with worry and despair for their futures and when tragedy cuts down innocent lives? When leaders demonstrate behaviors that I work hard to steer my children away from and demonstrate intolerance where I want to teach them tolerance? And in their day-to-day lives when […]
“I don’t want my child to do as she’s told. I want her to do things without being told!” So how do you get there? How do you get your child off the couch and into being helpful? Let’s talk about what you can do, starting today.