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.
Being present has become a notable problem as social media and new technology have evolved. When we become intertwined with social media, we fall into a techno trance where things like manners and awareness get pushed aside.