Parenting Children - September 24, 2012

Day 41 - Symptoms of Unhealthy Control

Parenting Children Ages 0-10

I. Micro-managing our children's lives
• helicopter parenting - hovering over our children
• children don't learn how to think for themselves

2. Being over-competitive for our children
• puts undue pressure on children

3. Overscheduling our children's lives
• can be caused by fear that our children will be left out or left behind

4. Overprotecting and rescuing our children
• leads to children not taking responsibility or learning from their mistakes
• allow children to take increasing responsibility for themselves
• pass on information and values to give them a moral framework to live by
• Helping children make good choices

Question:
Complete the attached worksheet.

From Series: "Parenting Children Ages 0-10"

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  • our children crave to be noticed by us and crave our attention
  • special time with each child develops their self-esteem and their ability to relate to others
  • can be difficult for us as parents to recognize this need and to fulfill it
  • the more children we have, the more planning and conscious effort it takes
  • channels of communication are opened through spending one-on-one time with our child(ren)
  • can transform a child’s behavior
  • eye contact:
    • can be used either positively or negatively
    • children learn by modeling – if we do it, they’ll do it
    • easy when they are babies – but don’t give up eye contact as they get older
    • good eye contact goes hand in hand with active listening

Do you have fond memories of 1:1 time with a parent?  What memories can you create with your children one on one?

 

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