By attuning your ears to your child’s social environment, parents can learn to listen to what a child is not saying as well as what he is saying. Keep in mind that the top three influences on your child’s behavior and feelings are family, school, and friends. If something is amiss with your child - if he acts out, becomes moody and sad, or has trouble finishing his schoolwork - … [Read more...] about The Art of Truly Listening to a Troubled Child
Over the years, I have counseled many parents to limit their child's TV-watching to one hour a day of PBS only and to keep the television turned off at other times. To this well intentioned advice, I am often met with looks of incredulity and even protests. "I like to watch the news when I come home from work," objected one father, who had brought in his son Bertie … [Read more...] about How Much TV is Right for Kids?