Child’s development can be a touchy subject
Q. When is it OK for a child not to want to be touched by anyone, including his parents? My 10-year-old grandson doesn’t want to hug anyone, nor does he like people putting their hands on his back, shoulder or head. Should this just be accepted?
Every day every one of us faces a host of different kinds of pressures that life brings us. We live in a very dynamic society and an increasingly challenging environment full of information, influences, opinions etc. Our children are faced with similar pressures and the sport of their choice can be one of them.Throughout my career as a professional athlete, if there is one thing I have learned it is that the biggest pressure that we face is of our own making. It can take the form of feeling the burden of expectations (realistic or not), or a fear of inability to perform when it matters most,
The breakdown of our societal folkways, mores, and values has brought about havoc to our nation; and had a most profound effect on the mental well being and life of our children. Until the 1950’s in our nation, the traditional “single breadwinner” family consisted of a Mother, Father, and Children. With the Cultural Revolution of the 1960’s all of that began to change, and brought about a myriad of problems within our culture…http://www.valleymorningstar.com/life/health_wellness/article_77c010b2-0659-11e5-af22-2fd17cc153cf.html
As the saying goes, “There’s no manual for parenting.” Even with great resources, we’re human beings who experience pushed buttons and triggered feelings. The following 10 lessons are ones I keep learning more about from my son and continue working on, but they’re making me a happier, more effective parent and human, and are shaping my son’s character….
When it comes to fitness training, it is really important to catch them young. With the correct approach, fitness training allows kids to develop as early as age eight. It can help the most athletic player improve his/her game, and the most timid bookworm or avid video-gamer gain self-confidence and maintain a healthy weight…
How to be the “perfect parent”: It’s not what you think
Imaginative play is so important to your child’s social, cognitive and emotional development. The world of make-believe gives children the freedom to be anyone they want to be: a princess with an iPad, a fireman with an iPad, a dragon with an iPad or just a regular old kid with an iPad… Continue reading