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DO Remember That Your Children Watch You, Listen To You, And Learn From You

As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Your actions speak so loudly that I can’t hear your words!” Unfortunately, negative behavior undermines anything positive that you do. You may have heard more than once about a boy who grew up in a home where the father was physically or emotionally abusive to the mother. Guess what? He probably grew up to do the same.

DO Develop A Strong Relationship With Your Child

This is the flip side to not being your child’s BFF. While you should not try to be your child’s best friend, you do need to develop a strong relationship with them. I am not saying that you need to be parent of the year; I am saying that you must be your child’s parent. As her parent, you will have a sense of authority that a best friend will not and cannot have. There will be times that this sense of authority will be absolutely critical.

Strong Parent-Child Relationships

Children who have a healthy relationship with their parents are more likely to develop positive relationships with other people around them. They can establish secure bonds and friendships with peers. They are better at regulating their emotions when faced with stress and difficult situations.

Don’t Just Sit By

Don’t just sit by and do nothing if you get even a hint that your child is being bullied online. This could literally be a deadly mistake. There was a 12 year-old sixth grade girl in New Jersey who killed herself after being taunted and bullied on Snapchat in 2017. As the story goes…

Why Do Kids Bully?

So, why DO kids Bully? While there may be a multitude of reasons why anyone bullies another human being, bullying is actually not unique to humans. If you look around you can see it almost anywhere. I see it constantly in my own house. I have two cats. One is substantially larger than the other. I can see it … Read more