In the United States, 1 in 4 children are bullied each month. Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. That adds up to 160,000 students missing school each day for fear of bullying. Having their child bullied is a very real fear of every parent. But have you ever wondered: What if your child was the bully?
Your teenage son or daughter takes hours in front of the mirror, their hairdo and choice of clothes is always a bone of contention, they are constantly misplacing things and are forever stuck to their mobile devices. It is virtually impossible to get them to read a book or have a conversation with them that does not involve them rolling their eyes or ending in them walking out and locking...
Child psychologist Lilian Ithaka gives our content partner LittleLives insight into communicating with children, when you know a child needs therapy, and how she acts as a champion for children.
What does it mean to be a child’s champion?
With so many worries about our children and the pressures of modern life, nagging at our children can seem unavoidable. “Did you say good morning? Have you done your homework? Why were you so careless? Be careful! Pay attention!”
But did you know that nagging is one of the most dangerous things we can do to our children?
Young children run, they climb, and often times they fall. Sometimes, what they are doing even looks dangerous and its tempting to yell out “be careful!” But doing so is actually counterproductive to the growth and development of children and we should really not tell that to young children.