My grandson brought home a permission slip for participation in sex education in his 5th grade class at school. My son-in-law doesn’t think his son should participate. I think sexuality education is important, but I don’t know what to say to him about the subject.
Before your son-in-law says “no,” suggest that he ask the teacher to review with him the curriculum that will be used. He might be surprised at the content. In addition to human development, Continue reading
“To spank or not to spank” can elicit heated discussion, but is that the wrong question? It depends on what you want to achieve. Maybe the question is: How can we be in charge and discipline so that children learn and eventually do what is expected of them—and grow up to be happy, healthy, responsible, productive members of society?
Guidelines from the Positive Discipline Parenting and Classroom Management Model (www.positivediscipline.com) articulate some specific objectives of discipline they find consistent with helping children to grow to become responsible adults: Continue reading
Every person has their own reactions and limits to a child’s behavior–that is to be expected! My suggestions:
- Have adults agree that one adult with handle a situation, while the others step back. This will allow the child to focus on their interaction with only one person. (Children study and are aware of our patterns of responding to them.)
- Grandparents support your children, Continue reading