All of that freedom we had as kids to play out in the neighborhood without worrying about kidnappers did more than offer fun. The chores assigned to us before parents were made aware of what “might” happen if they insist their 9-year-old mows the lawn did more than earn us a few dollars a week. Those things taught us how to fend for ourselves and how to be responsible for a job. We were given a lot more ownership, I think, than today’s kids who live in a world that just isn’t safe anymore.
There are some other ways you can help your child feel more comfortable with school. For instance, my preschool has an open door policy. Any parent is welcome to come to school at any time with their child and spend the day. You can also volunteer to be a class mother, help with projects, go on field trips, and many others. Just ask your child’s teacher to see how you can help. For instance, i am helping by creating fliers and programs for each event for the children and parents. Ive also joined some parenting classes that the school is offering to the parents in various areas.
Once we become adults, sometimes we forget what it was like to be a teen. The teenage years are years when major changes take place. Your teen is not a child, but your teen is also not yet an adult. Teenagers want to join the adult world, yet at other times they’d rather never grow up. They want the freedom to go out, have fun, and be a kid, and at the same time, they want to be taken seriously. They worry about what they wear and how they look. They start to worry about their future; if there will be money for college or where they will get a job.
There is simply too much for me to get through with you today, so we’ll start with one of the seven and if you want to know more, I invite you to take a look at my “Routines That Rock” program that goes into each of these in detail.
“Whenever possible, let her make constructive choices about her life. Knowing what she cares about most will come from trying some things and finding she doesn’t like them, as well as from finding things she loves to do,” recommends Jane Katch, Ed.D., author of They don’t Like Me.
What you need to become your teenagers is that you’ll find a number of implications for every single risk you take. Some dangers are okay due to the fact they’re not going to frequently result in significant injuries for your wellness.
For example, if you say to your child to respect and to speak softly to his parent; however, when you speak to your own parent, you shout and are most disrespectful. What you say is not reflected in your action. Do you think he is going to listen to your teaching and follow your teaching? Very difficult, as he may be thinking in his heart that if you cannot do it yourself, there is no reason for you to expect him to do it. When more and more such incidents accumulate and your child feels that he has grown up and is strong enough, he will openly oppose you by telling you that if you cannot do it, do not impose upon him.