“Many parents of adolescents feel that they have little influence over their children, but the evidence strongly suggests otherwise.”
Jane Waldfogel, What Children Need
If we take our responsibility seriously, we may focus on who or what is to blame, rather than on what we can do to improve the situation. We may even wonder whether it can be improved. Is a noncompliant toddler doomed to become a challenging adolescent? Worse, if we have a defiant teenager—one who refuses to comply with requests or follow rules of conduct—do we have any real chance of producing the result we want for him or her?
LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and should now be classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organisation's (WHO) cancer agency said on Thursday.
Some call it “prosocial connectedness,” but it’s more simply understood as the ability to bond with and show active concern for one another. How can parents help their children develop this critical skill?
Bill Butler's insight:
What makes the difference between kids who are at risk for lifelong mental-health and behavioral problems and those who seem able to deal with whatever life throws at them as they mature? Experts tell us it’s a matter of gaining certain skills or “competencies” in childhood that serve our well-being for the rest of our lives: decision-making skills, self-control, a healthy self-view, a moral system of belief—and something called “prosocial connectedness.”