My son was no longer a baby. He was no longer "cute." He was a destructive force that was wrecking my home.
Re-examining our behaviors regarding permission and prohibitions in the realm of body, mind (belief systems), feelings and socio-cultural practices can be beneficial to our health and well-being.
My nine-year old is angry all the time. She has terrible meltdowns when we tell her she can't have what she wants, and takes our her frustrations out ...
Quick: What's the easiest thing to say when your kid misbehaves? "That's it -- time-out!" Easy, yes. But effective? Not the way most of us do it.
With the share of white students falling and Latino students rising, school suspension and expulsion figures in the United States risk hitting new highs, unless more districts tackle their discipline policies head on.
Identify a second faculty mentor for research. Meet at least once a semester with both of your faculty mentors to explore research opportunities, including paid summer experiences. Also, if you plan on applying to graduate school, request letters of recommendation.
We talked about different truck models, colors and engines. You name it; we chatted about it. But since I personally love cars, I put myself in his shoes and totally got it.
As the initial excitement that sent me sky-high with joy predictably began to fade, and I started to come back to earth with my emotions, I was met by something I wasn't ready for -- fear. My joy of finding out that I was getting my opportunity to be a father took a serious turn down a fear-based path that I was caught off guard completely.
Despite the perpetual obstacles that Pakistan encounters, the citizens of the nation find a way to stand back up. Only if tolerance is practiced by the public, and education becomes common, will the public be able to make Pakistan prosper and make it rank amongst the list of successful states of the world.
Success means different things to all of us, in my working life -- success is the ability to have a stable income that supports my lifestyle and my choices, in return for my dedication and discipline.
I don't believe it's ever too late for much of anything when it comes to raising children. Still, old habits die hard; especially when the person in question doesn't want to change. Here are some thoughts for generating more selflessness in your sons.
"You can say no," I find myself saying to family after family. Which is kind of an amazing thing to have to say, if you think about it
As strange as it may sound, one of the best things about children is that they don't share our sense of urgency about many of the things that we consider important.
When was the last time you were seated in a room with a group of people for hours on end, and no one -- not one single person --- stole periodic glances at their mobile devices? If you can't remember when, then I can only surmise it's been a long time since you served on jury duty!
Perhaps now more than ever, as much has been disclosed about the internal goings-on at Mars Hill, leading to this obviously difficult "season" for everyone involved, we are at an impasse in how we ought to speak about all of this.
Children need boundaries and limits and will feel scared and out-of-control if they are not enforced. But limits enforced without compassion and understanding of the predictable upset are counter to a child's development