Monday, July 13, 2009

Parenting Tips - Teaching Your Kids How to Make Friends

Parenting Tips - Teaching Your Kids How to Make Friends: "Is your child lonely, sad, or angry? Would you like to teach your child how to make friends? If you don’t know how, I’ll share my secrets here.

First you need to know that research tells us the average child spends 25 hours in front of the TV each week.TV characters become their “friends” and their role models.

Speaking about role models, I remember teaching a new class of first graders. Everyone, except two little boys, was sitting tall in anticipation of story time. The two boys were rolling around slugging it out on the floor in the back of the room.

“Boys, what are you doing,” I asked. “We’re fighting. He’s Tom and I’m Jerry. You know, in the cartoon,” said the boy on top. “Don’t worry,” said the other. We do this all the time.”" ... [ Click title link above to read Jean Tracy's great article on how to teach your children to make friends.] ...

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