When it comes to technology, having screens in bedrooms is one of the most well-established risk factors for our children’s positive development. This is for two central reasons.
Of all the jobs in the world, parenting must be one of the toughest and most confronting things we can do. These 7 tips can help you manage stress.
Depending on which research you read, about 70-80% of Aussie parents admit to smacking their kids. Some do so quite proudly. Are those who champion smacking onto something or is it doing more harm than good?
This book review of The Frog and The Fish, written for late high schoolers, helps them explore the issues teenagers have always had to deal with: sex, happiness, identity and most recently, technology.
Our sanitised, “keep them safe at all costs” approach to outdoor play is affecting our children’s natural desire for exploration, and impacting their ability to manage risk and all that goes with it.
Most people, regardless of their baseline level of self-control, can be taught to exercise greater control.
To make the world a better place, I just have to be a better dad. My greatest investment is the one I make into my children.
Have you noticed that once we’re parents, most of us want life to be civilised, tidy, quiet, and relaxed. And the kids? They want wild. They want action. They want exploration and adventure. They want PLAY!
Instead of toughening our children up, let’s develop that sensitivity and find ways to support their resiliency at the same time. It is possible to be sensitive and resilient.
My daughter thinks it’s ok to say frigging as it’s not the “real” word. Recently one of my kids has learnt to express her anger by using her middle finger. How do I teach her that’s not ok?