Twenty years ago, parents would say that television causes most arguments in their homes. Now parents rank ‘Coping with the digital technology in the lives of their children’ as their biggest headache. A mother of four and five year olds told of how it took several weeks to get the
We can complain about our lack of time, the influence of television, and Safe Schools, but the ultimate responsibility to establish family culture falls on you as the parent. Nobody else is responsible. This is a great privilege and also a duty.
To achieve this, three things are essential. First,
We all understand intuitively that good decision making is at the very core of human maturity. Homer reserves some of his highest praise for ‘a man who can think for himself’.
...a man who can think for himself.Homer 800BC
The art of parenting is to raise young people to
Quiet example always trumps screaming. Teach always but only sometimes use words. Consistent example will always produce the goods but constant nagging alienates. And remember, your children are relentless witnesses of your smallest words and actions.
Good example does not force us, it does not wound, but it is very
Have you ever met a parent who set out to raise a selfish child? I have not met one. Yet despite this so many succeed in just this. And it is tragic! So many self-centred people, young adults and old. Even though studies show time and again that kind and