HELPING KIDS FIND THEIR PURPOSE: FOR TEACHERS Chances are you became a teacher because you wanted to help kids build better futures. Besides helping them acquire overall skills and knowledge, you can take a big step toward helping each individual student find optimum fulfillment (and get started toward a long-term career) by encouraging everyone to find the “life purpose” that suits their … [Read more...] about HELPING KIDS FIND THEIR PURPOSE: FOR TEACHERS
THE POWER OF TRYING “Why don’t you try it?” Those five little words can make the difference in whether your children grow up timid or assertive, stifled or successful. The parent who harps on, “Don’t try that, you’ll get hurt! You’ll be laughed at! You’ll just be disappointed!” is sowing the seeds of either a future limited by anxiety and hesitation, or (if the child is strong-willed) a … [Read more...] about THE POWER OF TRYING
LET THEM DO WHAT THEY LOVE Do images of horrific crashes flash before your eyes when your child announces, “I want to be a pilot”? Has one of your child’s teachers ever suggested the child consider painting as a career—and your reaction was an indignant, “Don’t you dare plant such ideas in her head; no child of mine will be a starving artist!”? Have you saved for your child’s college … [Read more...] about LET THEM DO WHAT THEY LOVE
FOR TEACHERS WHO SUSPECT CHILD ABUSE Don’t take it personally, but children tend to be eager to get out of school and go home. However, you may have a student with every reason to want to be anywhere but home: Child Protective Services agencies in the U. S. investigate over four million reports of child abuse each year. Another eight million cases may go unreported. Over a million … [Read more...] about FOR TEACHERS WHO SUSPECT CHILD ABUSE
CREATING A HEALTHY ATMOSPHERE IN YOUR HOME You may have heard that most accidents happen in the home. Not that the household is that dangerous an environment in itself, but we spend a lot of time there—including the majority of those hours when we’re asleep or almost asleep. Regardless, as a parent you want to do everything possible to keep your children safe and healthy. Here’s how to … [Read more...] about COULD I POSSIBLY BE AN ABUSIVE PARENT?