Friday, March 30, 2012
9 Ways to Assist You and Your Child with Coping in a Confusing and Often Overwhelming World by Mrs. Dorothy Barron
9 Ways to Assist You and Your Child with Coping in a Confusing and Often Overwhelming Worldby Mrs. Dorothy Barron
Although life is a challenge, challenging and comprised of series of tests, one’s life should not be an unceasing contest, competition or battle” (Mrs. Dorothy Barron).
We live in a world that can be confusing and often overwhelming, fast pace, ever-changing, unstable, crisiatic, violent and scary; competition and undue pressure to be first and best rules our society. If the world appears at times confusing and overwhelming to adults, what must children think and how do they cope?
Parents, I encourage you to take time to stop often; look closely and engage your child/ren in conversation about the world at large and impact on his/her world, specifically. We have for your consideration listed 9 ways to assist you and your child with coping in a confusing and often overwhelming world:
· Listen to your child regardless of the issue and which side or position he/she takes on the issue.
· Talk with your child- discuss the pros and cons of an issue or situation
· View the issue from both you and your child/ren’s perspective
· Offer and be supportive, but realize that there are some issues/situations a child must work through his/herself; keep the lines of communication open and monitor as applicable
· It may be necessary to spend a little time in a different environment or provide a different experience – take time not only to “stop and smell the roses,” but pick a few
· Try and retain balance and harmony of both you and your child/ren’s mental and physical being
· Tell your child/ren often that you love him/her
· At the conclusion, try and leave a positive thought(s) for consideration
· Encourage and help your child make the world a better place for all; it will soon be theirs to manage
The world can be a confusing and often overwhelming place; however, children look to and depend on Parents to protect and provide them with a stable and safe haven. Thanks Parents for all you do!
Mrs. Dorothy Barron, Founder
Parents Taking Charge in Education http://mrsdbarron.blogspot.com
Posted by Mrs. Dorothy Barron at 9:02 AM