Positive words have a powerful impact on children’s confidence and self-esteem. When children receive positive feedback, they feel valued and appreciated, and it helps them believe in themselves. Use specific, descriptive language when praising your child so they understand what behaviors or actions you’re praising.
Encouraging words help children develop resilience, which is the ability to bounce back from setbacks or adversity. When kids hear phrases like “I believe in you” or “You’re capable of handling this,” they are more likely to persevere through difficult situations and learn from their mistakes.
Tough boys and Mean girls have always been around. Bullying is a catch-all phrase for an imbalance of power or strength that is either real or perceived. There is a potential for the greater power to intentionally threaten or harm the weaker one. This power struggles usually takes place over a sustained period of time and has the potential to escalate into violence. Bullying can harm indivduals, families, schools and communties. For more information please see http://www.cyberbullyinghelp.com
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Indigo Children- Born to Lead, Hard to Manage, Do you have one at your house? Indigo children are children that are not content to color in the lines or glue macaroni on paper. They are very bright but
How do you know what is stress and what is a temper tantrum? How do caring adults help them to cope with school, friends and disappointments? How do you figure out if the stomachache is from too many tacos last
The truth is quality time just needs
to be time spent. Going to zoos, movies or museums
can be wonderful time spent together. But if you
are merely cramming the activities into your life
in a frenzied rush, you and your children won’t
experience a real sense of relaxed camaraderie.
In all actuality, they may prefer some time working
side by side with you on a family project or task.
You don’t have to be a perfect parent (as if there ever was one–except my mother-in-law) but you do need to be a present parent. Just being there every single day and being mindful of your children is good enough. Help them to know they are loved unconditionally and teach them values and appropriate behavior and you are doing your job. Guilt free parenting is easier to achieve than you may think. Read these three simple ideas and then do the self-awareness quiz at the end. You will be glad you did.
It is just as easy to see yourself and the members of your family having positive character traits as to dwell on the failure and disappointment. What you focus on, you get more of. Shift your mindless chatter to good thoughts and look for the positive traits.