“The dent in the wall? It’s from me. The toy I’m holding? Yep, I threw it against the wall in a fit of tears.”
“We want to raise happy and kind kids who feel loved and appreciated in this world. Yelling makes your voice heard, but your message is silenced.”
“Stay calm and rational. Kids need ‘alone time,’ just like we do. It’s the parents’ job to be in charge. It drives me nuts.”
“My heart hurts. I feel ashamed and guilty that my daughter was fighting for her life underwater, drowning, and I didn’t even see it.”
“Unscheduled, unsupervised, playtime is one of the most valuable educational opportunities we give our children.”
Parents, our children’s “misbehaviors” are symptoms of a much deeper problem that can’t be ignored any longer.
Today’s children come to school emotionally unavailable for learning, and there are many factors in our modern lifestyle that contribute to this. Here is why:
“It starts with us — the parents. Kids cannot even think at the maturity level needed to break a behavior cycle, let alone do anything about it.”