When I took my little guy to the park, I'd play chase with all the kids as the other moms sat and chatted over coffee. You see, all the park kids want to play with the fun grown-up, so being the fun mom creates social opportunities for your kid.
It is important that we remember that children want to succeed and feel good. When they are avoiding or refusing to go to school (their job), it means something isn't right for them and it is our job as parents and educators to figure it out.
Be more present with the kids. It will impact their future. How many of you check your phone during traffic times or sneak a look or text something? These are the things you're teaching your kids. These are the habits they're forming.
I thought I'd share a few coping mechanisms that worked for me, transforming a fright night into a pleasant party (if you're a social butterfly or an accomplished salesperson, these suggestions probably seem like second nature to you).
You want to make a change, but don't know how to do it. You want to reach out and expand your social circle, but are worried about the comments from the people you're typically around and can't begin to imagine how to get started anyway.
When you are solely focused on building a career, everything else can seem inconsequential. Building new relationships, while maintaining existing ones, is an important part of your business success. How do your social skills measure up?
People have a tendency to be so wrapped up in themselves. This kind of egocentricity is natural, but it won't help you stand out. Make someone feel good about themselves today and give them a thoughtful compliment.
You can make your job more successful and enjoyable if you take the time to understand your coworkers. Being on everyone's radar as the guy who works with people and leverages their skills, instead of the guy who pushes and shoves people, will make you the superstar in any organization.
If you dislike your boss and help him move up in the organization, you will solve two problems: first, you will make your boss like you; second, you will no longer have him as a boss, but his support will be even more instrumental than ever.
Here are the essential elements of a balanced, supportive approach to raising successful and caring children. It is not either/or. We can encourage our children's self-expression and also teach them self-restraint.
There are many ways in which children, both typically developing and those with special needs, can help when times are tough. Simultaneously, parents and educators should jump on these opportunities to teach functional skills.