Recent events and current statistics highlight that, as a nation, we have a serious problem when it comes to domestic violence. While there’s no easy solution, together we can do our part to stop violence against women. If you’re a parent or guardian, you can play an important role. Most studies show that a boy’s disrespect towards girls generally begins in childhood.
Kids of all ages are excellent at wearing down the resistance of a parent who denies permission for them to go somewhere due to lack of safety or suitability concerns. Unfortunately many kids use annoying methods such as:- repetition ( Can I go? Can I go? Can I go?) ;
- questioning ( Why can’t I go?);
- guilt ( You never let me go anywhere!);
- nagging ( Can I, can I, can I go, pleeease!) and
- whining ( Ahhh! Whyyy Caaan’t I gooo!)
You wouldn't send your kid to a sleepover without telling the parents about your kid's allergies or bedtime bugaboos. Why not use the same logic with screen time rules?
We know it's hard to do. It can feel like you're being judgmental or don't trust the other person to take good care of your child. But if you have strong preferences about what and when your child consumes media, you need to speak up even when you're not around to supervise.
So your child’s doing just fine at school: No problems with grades or homework, seems happy with their friends, no complaints from any of the teaching staff. Do you really need to attend that parent teacher meeting?
Or maybe your child hates school, is always in trouble and you just can’t face seeing their teacher to hear all about it … Again!
Recent internet buzz is that parents across the English-speaking world are starting to call their baby daughters “Khaleesi” after a character from the all-conquering Game of Thrones books and TV series by George RR Martin. This has me wondering about the influence of pop-culture on children's names.