As parents we must use every opportunity that we can to teach our children to think positively. For example, if your child says "John Smith makes me sick," encourage him or her to say "I like John Smith, but I do not like it when he does this or that." Positive affirmation of others always makes us feel better.
Across the nation, field trips are being eliminated from schools district's budgets. Teachers are restricted by the pressures from districts to show curricular results and to cover content in the classroom. , leaving little time for excursions. However, studies indicate that field trips are a key compentent of school instruction that broadens the educational experience and makes a subject more relevant.
Thank you to all the men who are taking their charge as protector, provider, and mentor. It's so important in helping kids feel comforted when distressed is incredibly important to their sense of security, and so is the support they feel from being fathered when they start looking for the world beyond mom’s arms.
Below are some helpful tips for parents in working together with raising your family.
Moms: Support the father figures in your children’s lives with your appreciation and respect. They are not just subbing for you; they are your tag team in keeping your children secure and safe, not just from the world, but in it.
Dads: (biological and otherwise) Turn off your devices and be in the moment with your kids. They need to know, trust and feel the real you. Take your unique role as ‘Securer of Exploration’ seriously; they do.
Dr. Kyle Pruett is a Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine
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