We are staying in today after an amazing outing yesterday. We went to visit a mountain play park where the boys braved a mountain bob sled, a giant tube slide and got to play on a beautiful castle playground and experience a wild ride on a zip line.
What I’m sharing this week:
Safety Safari from Moving Smart: if risk is necessary for learning, by default, so is courage. Yet in today’s risk-averse culture, we’re often not giving little ones the opportunity to practice courage in favor of keeping them “safe.” In my experience, there are many ways to accomplish these two, seemingly opposite objectives. Read on…
Becoming Attached from The Atlantic: In succeeding studies attachment researchers found that without intervention or changes in family circumstances, attachment patterns formed in infancy persist. At age two, insecurely attached children tend to lack self reliance and show little enthusiasm for problem solving. At three and a half to five years, according to their teachers, they are often problem kids, with poor peer relations and little resilience. At six, they tend to display hopelessness in response to imagined separations. Reliable, statistically verifiable information like this about what infants need in order to feel secure and how they are likely to feel and behave in later years if they don’t get it had never before been available. Read on…
Why Kids Don’t Need Praise From Parents (And What They Need Instead) From Parenting From Scratch with Kelly Bartlett: When I hear people say that kids need praise, what I think they really mean is encouragement. Praise is superficial and non-descriptive. It’s “Good job,” or, “I like that” or, “That’s a pretty picture,” or, “Excellent work.” It’s generic and leaves a person wanting more, needing more…not feeling quite satisfied. Our self esteem might be high while we’re receiving praise, but if it ever stops, we either seek out more or get discouraged about its absence. Praise is an external motivator and must be constantly applied to remain effective. Read on…
Plus a video From Our Muddy Boots Attachment Parenting: A Video Tribute For Dads
Peace & Be Well,
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