Parenting words of wisdom and advice from parenting expert, author, and television producer/host, Bill Corbett
Getting Teenaged Boys Out of their Rooms in the Summer
I recently received an email from a parent with a question regarding her teenaged son. She expressed her frustration over the fact that she couldn't get him to come out of his room and get involved in some productive summer-time activites. He seemed to be unmotivated at doing anything and if she asked him to complete a chore, he would acknowledge the request but not follow through and do it. Follow this LINK to read the full ready-to-print article and see a related video.
This is for all the parents who set out NOT to spank their
children, but end up doing it anyway; you are NOT bad parents, sometimes you just
don’t know what else to do. I believe you
may get frustrated to the point of using it to gain the child’s attention or as
an attempt to stop challenging behaviors immediately. I can say that I've been in your shoes! I raised 3 children of my own and often felt
myself get to the point of having the urge to spank. So I feel for parents and know how hard it is
when our children push our patience to the upper limits.
(Photograph courtesy of David Castillo Dominici and freedigitalphotos.net) I was the oldest of eight children and took notice of my
parent’s anger and how it would provoke them to the point of spanking, and they
did. I remember having the sense that
one or both of them would be bothered by something outside of my control and
then I would do something that kids do and it would push them to their breaking
point. I would get spanked…
There are two Web sites attracting more and more children
and teens that many parents are not aware of.These sites are a danger to children and parents need to know about them
now!One is Omegle and the other is Chat
Roulette, and they are both accessible from any Internet-enabled device, such as
computers, iPads, kindle-like reader devices, tablets, and even smart phones.
Cell Phone Kids Costume - Child Small These two sites are known as “video chat” Web sites and
can be accessed by anyone with an Internet accessible device. There is no security or sign up screens to go
through and nothing verifies the user’s age.
Anyone can simply go to the site and begin conversing with any random
person in the world without supervision or regulation. Law enforcement agencies in many cities have issued
warnings to parents to keep their kids off of these sites. The Web site boasts that it is a place where
meeting strangers is OK but cautions that it is for children 13 and up. It is becoming more of …
Preschoolers and young school-aged children easily can be frightened by images of disasters. They live in a world somewhere between reality and fantasy, and often have difficulty distinguishing between the two. They also have not yet developed their full understanding of mortality, or whether something on television is far away or close by. Here are some guidelines for handling children’s exposure to devastating events in the news.
Limit Their Exposure. This is a good time to fall back on effectively managing their access to the television by limiting the amount of time they watch it. If you have to watch it yourself, get your children involved in another activity at that time. There are numerous university studies that confirm the high amount of violence on television and the effects on children. Some of these effects include desensitization to the pain and suffering of others, more fearfulness in general, and increased aggressiveness toward others.