When It Always Has To Be Your Way, No One Wants To Play: Using Proverbs to Teach Children by Maryellen P. Mullin, in Psyched in San Francisco Magazine
By Maryellen Mullin | December 5, 2016
As any parent, educator or child counselor can tell you, children enjoy short, catchy and true phrases. However, in the heat of an emotional moment, it is hard to retrieve what we want to say. So, we often “do” before thinking.
In addition to learning academics at school these days, children are taught relationship skills, which are known as “social-emotional learning or SEL.” New research reveals that self-control is a better predictor of success than intelligence.
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This article was published by Psyched in San Francisco Magazine.
Modern society struggles with self-control around the use of devices and technology. At home, if you parent, these struggles intensify as adults and kids react with irritability, anger and hostility when interrupted on a device, or told to turn off a device to do homework, get dinner made or get to bed.
“It’s like my kid is a drug addict,” says one parent. “The more she consumes technology, the harder it is to get her to turn it off.”
An adolescent commented, “My dad says not to text and drive, but that’s what he does driving me to school in the morning.”
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Traci Ruble, as a mom and therapist, has written a timely and comprehensive article, with input from colleagues (including interviewing me) and is rallying support from the community to tackle a huge issue in parenting. Enjoy!
Those who parent are in the midst of the back-to-school buzz: juggling after-school activities, managing screen time, homework, dinner, and reestablishing bedtime routines. This busy pace plagues many families. Parents frequently ask how to help young kids complete homework, sit down for dinner, get along with siblings, be more respectful, get to school on time, and help with chores. With adolescents, they struggle to help teens manage increased responsibilities, get off screens, catch sleep, track schedules, socialize responsibly, and make plans beyond high school. To read more, visit this article published by Psyched in SF at http://www.psychedinsanfrancisco.com/empower-kids-family-meetings/
For some practical advice on sharing a teen pregnancy with parent/caregiver, please read this article Maryellen P. Mullin, LMFT contributed to http://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-tell-parents-you-are-pregnant
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