21st Century Parenting
When personal interaction suddenly becomes prohibitive, we quickly realize how vital it is to our existence. Social media is teeming with posts and comments about acting responsibly and for the welfare of others.
When we connect with children on their level by listening to a story, watching them do something they love, or meaningfully interacting with them to create, build or do something, it becomes a beautiful memory.
The New Year is an about fresh starts and new beginnings, resolutions and setting goals. As adults, we reassess our lives and create a plan for the coming year, yet kids are often left out of this process. But who says that kids can’t get in on the action, too!
Holy Lack of Decorum, Batman! What has happened to children’s manners these days? When Fred Astaire said, “the hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any”, I wonder if he was looking into a crystal ball.
Is it just me, or are kids overly programmed these days? Sometimes I feel like between our own schedules and our kids’ activities, it’s impossible to coordinate get-togethers, even on the weekends. That to me is sad.