Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Child-Rearing: Home on the Free Range
Children, like chickens, deserve a life outside the cage. The overprotected life is stunting and stifling, not to mention boring for all concerned." Instilling self-confidence in kids seems to be a lost art, and allowing kids to do things for themselves - anticipating those inevitable bumps and bruises along the way - is the best way to help your kids foster independence. Teach them the ways to be safe and successful, like dealing with traffic, whether on a bike or on foot, and what to do in emergency situations. The reality is that kids are safer these days than ever before - crime in most areas is lower than it was when those parents roamed the streets years ago. So give your kids the tools they need to build their wings - then step back and watch them fly.