On parenting: “I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
― Haim G. Ginott, Teacher and Child: A Book for Parents and Teachers
Emotional Development. Cross-cultural issues. Preventing eating disorders. Dealing with tragedies. Scroll down and find a topic that fits your interest.
God created us as emotional beings – we laugh, cry, get angry and experience many more emotions. Curious about your child’s emotional development and emotional needs? Check out my series of articles for Focus on the Family here.
My experience as a bi-racial individual has taught me a lot about helping children to deal with cultural issues. I had a conversation with my friend, Bill Maier, from Focus on the Family about helping bi-racial children as they grow and develop. See the FOTF response here to a grandmother struggling with these issues.
Preventing Eating Disorders
Both girls and boys are at risk for eating disorders. Beyond teaching healthy eating, teaching and modeling emotional skills in early childhood is key to preventing struggles with eating disorders in adolescence. In my interview with Focus on the Family’s Bill Maier I discuss the prevention of eating disorders starting at a young age.