Are you loving or spoiling your kids?
It's hard to know where the “taking care of them” stops and the over-indulging starts.
A timeless message to teens: mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook…
Some messages take a long time to catch on -- or perhaps they are things that need to be said at regular intervals, forever. Answers, for example, to the complaint, “I’m bored.”
Judging by a glance at the title, this article seems fit for the “patently obvious” files: “Preschool Children Who Can Pay Attention More Likely to Finish College”. But there’s more to it than just that seemingly self-evident observation.
Judge says 4-year-old can be sued for negligence
How responsible can you expect a four-year-old to be? A lawsuit in
Manhattan has raised that question after a judge ruled that a young girl
accused of running down an elderly woman while racing a bicycle with
training wheels on a sidewalk can be sued for negligence.
Where children’s moral sense starts
Kids increasingly lack “moral sense.”
But why? And what can we do about it?
We hear a lot these days about giving children social skills, cultivating critical thinking, resilience, emotional intelligence and the like, but it all boils down to character -- a concept neglected for much of the 20th century.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com