Sharon Fields of Bellevue says the most difficult aspect of divorce isn’t the actual divorce itself, but rather, how it can shut down children’s abilities to communicate openly with parents. Her two kids are 11 and 9.
How to help when your child encounters a character-defining moment
You’ve heard it said by your grandparents, or someone else’s – kids today just don’t have any respect for authority.
When a beautiful child is brought into the world, helpless and searching his mother’s eyes for comfort and guidance, the bonding process begins.
We all know the parents – the ones who push, push, push their children to strive for more, more, more.
“Stop, drop and roll if your clothes catch fire.” “Dial 911 for an emergency.” Fire fighters visit preschools to teach young children these sayings. It’s rare to meet a first grader who doesn’t know what to do in an emergency — the directions are so clear a child can easily remember what to do.
I grew up with Bullmastiffs. So when the opportunity arose to adopt a 4-month-old female, my husband and I jumped at the chance.
Instead of trying to stifle a boy’s natural propensity for competition and aggression, parents should make every effort to channel them. Boys are the future men of the world. They need to be handled with care.
Children come to us the way they are: easy going or high spirited, friendly or timid.