Develop a close relationship with your child from an early age.
It's hard to know where the “taking care of them” stops and the over-indulging starts.
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.
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.
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.