The Child Is the Father to the Man: 9 Foundational Habits Young Men Should Start Now to Raise Themselves Right
1. Save 20% of Your Money
2. Exercise Daily
3. Eat Healthy
4. Plan Weekly and Daily
5. Read for Pleasure
6. Brush and Floss
Oxford University Press surveyed 1,000 children aged seven to 11. Half of young readers said they'd enjoy reading more if parents helped. Many parents abandon reading with their children from the age of eight. Half of eight and nine year olds were 'rarely or never read to at home'
Last week, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan released the results of a study that showed that yelling at teens actually aggravated problematic behavior rather than extinguishing it. Likewise, teens who were consistently yelled at had higher incidences of depression, school problems, lying, stealing and fighting than kids who did not experience “harsh verbal punishment.”
Researchers also found that the more parents yelled, the more they felt they needed to yell as the problem behaviors increased creating a vicious cycle of yelling begetting bad behavior which begat more yelling. Most interestingly, the researchers also found that a strong parent-child bond did not protect children or parents from the negative consequences of yelling that I listed above.
Dr. Greg offers 5 more effective ways of dealing with your child.
Survey found the strain of a relationship can have damaging effects. Child daters are twice as likely to have unsafe sex and use alcohol.Posted by Jill Fallon at October 9, 2013 9:30 AM | Permalink
Parents should be concerned if their children are dating by age 11