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….
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