It is extremely important for a little girl what her parents think and say about her. Parents for a girl are the whole world, and therefore, if they say something bad about her, she takes it to heart. These words remain with her for many years. In adolescence, girls perceive all words many times more sharply than usual, and any frustrating commentary can make her see herself in an unsightly light. This often lowers the girl’s self-esteem.
Even adults don’t like it when their parents are lenient or challenging their opinions. From parents we need advice, but not harsh criticism.
Fortunately, many modern mothers have already abandoned the obsolete ways of raising girls, which they raised themselves. However, parents still often make mistakes in raising their daughters without even realizing the harm that they do. Parents do not understand that their language is the worst weapon they use against their daughters.
Consider 10 common phrases that can harm girls and which parents should refuse. Continue reading
In families where open communication is practiced, each member feels that he is loved and respected in the family circle. Open communication also helps to deal with emerging conflicts. This kind of communication is based on listening, empathy, support and joint problem solving.
Make communication with children your priority. Open and comfortable communication develops a child’s confidence, self-esteem, willingness to cooperate, as well as a healthy and warm relationship between you. Take the time and effort to develop your relationships and communication skills while talking with children as much as possible. Continue reading
Many of us may recall how our parents spanked us in disobedience as a child. Statistics show that more than 300 million children worldwide are punished. Usually, children are spanked easily so as not to cause physical pain, but only affect their behavior. This form of punishment has been common for decades and even centuries. It was believed that spanking could even be useful because it helps to alter a child’s bad behavior.
However, over the past decades, attitudes towards punishments of this kind have changed. In the late 90s of the twentieth century, scientists first stated that spanking children is unacceptable. They hold this opinion today. Continue reading