Parenting is a lifelong journey and a collection of experiences we learn along the way. When done correctly, it will facilitate healthy growth and well-being of children. It will also empower them with confidence and self-esteem they need to face life challenges with grit. The opposite is true when they lack empowerment and guidance.
At Parenting Alpha, we describe our own journey, one dotted with technology, globalization, cultural diversity, competitiveness & social-economic inequalities! Hopefully, ours is not very different from yours, and even better, we can learn a thing or two from each other. Our collective input will definitely simplify our parenting choices and decisions.
Food for thought
‘Kids will follow your example. Not your advice. Don’t just tell them to: do more physical activity, eat healthier food, get outside more, do the right thing, be kind to others, read books. Make sure you are doing these things so your kids will follow. Lead by example.’
‘When parents are too hands-on, kids fail to learn self-reliance. Instead of hovering like a helicopter parent, try submarine parenting: give kids the freedom to explore and surface if there’s a distress signal.’
The benefits derived from earthing include faster healing, reduced inflammation, balanced cortisol levels, and a good sleep at night.
ADHD in children and adults manifests in their failure to pay attention, lack of self control, and being unnecessarily active.
You are probably part of a generation of idiots if your indulgence in technology interferes with your personal life and work.
Whereas parents are right to question the acquisition of mobile phones for kids, reality dictates that technology is central to their life in the 21 century.
Do the endless talks about cell phone radiation protection bore you to death! You should probably think twice and pay attention.
A child with picky eating disorder eats insufficient food, is unwilling to try out new recipes, and dislikes vegetables and fruits.
The teacher of the 21st century must keep up with advances in technology, read wide, and marry learning content to skills.