Early trauma is quite common in children’s everyday lives and this sort of ‘everyday trauma’ matters. The more adverse experiences children experience early in life, the greater the impact on their future adjustment and happiness.
Are you having trouble getting your kids off the couch? Do you want your children to make better grades in school? Be more physically active? Join a sports team? Or participate in a service project? Motivating a child or teenager isn’t always easy, but if you follow the three steps below you are almost guaranteed to discover a whole new child:
You might think that giving your children academic advantages in early life—things like the best schools, lessons, or extra tutoring are the most helpful things you can do to help them get ahead and thereby set them up for an adulthood full of happiness. However, as it turns out, childhood academic success isn’t the most important factor in supporting adult happiness.
Crackers, pop-tarts, chips, fruit roll-ups, and cookies. How many of these items are in your pantry?
After viewing the documentary The Race To Nowhere (twice), I noticed that homework was a huge topic of discussion in the documentary created by Vicki Abeles. All ages of children discussed homework, teachers of various levels discussed homework and parents found it particularly a sore subject in the lifestyle of their family.