You’ve Got a Friend In Me:
This will surely brighten your day!
A Child’s Defiance Is Often NOT a Relationship NOR a Discipline Problem:
Parents beat themselves up because they assume that these conflicts are proof that they have failed to establish the authority and respect they deserve. Or, worse yet, they believe that these conflicts occur due to the selfish nastiness of their children. Often the challenges and refusals occur even around small issues and seem to go on and on.
For many parents, the repeated refusals and never-ending conflicts are a painful reminder of their failure as parents. They feel that if they communicated a strong image of their authority from the “get go” then there would be fewer arguments. They falsely assume that asserting authority better results in more positive parent-child communication and cooperation. In many homes the stress that results as a parent struggles to control what he perceives to be a defiant child seriously affects the parent-child relationship.
Study Finds that Children Raised Without Religion Show More Empathy and Kindness:
This does not mean that religious children cannot be good people or even grow up to be good people, but it does imply strongly that religious parenting is not an ideal parenting method and it gives evidence to the case for a stronger secularization of the U.S. and the world.
Creative Types Survey:
A fun survey to give you insights into your creative gifts…
Thanks this week go to Bob C and Arman S-B
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“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”
-John W. Whitehead