Creative Child July 2017 - Page 23

Problem solve - One of the hardest things kids have to experience is the consequences for a poor choice . A parent ’ s first reaction may be to step in and “ save ” their child but , in the long run , this does not teach them anything . For example , if you child left their homework at home they will not receive credit for the work . The easy thing to do would be to run the assignment to the school , but chances are your child will forget again and most likely , on a larger assignment . As adults we have to manage our responsibilities and teens must also learn these lessons . If forgotten homework is repeatedly an issue , suggest packing up the night before . Sit down with your child and help them come up with solutions to problems and encourage them to do this without you and present their solution to you .

Bonus tip for the teen years : Set specific household rules so that your child has the opportunity to be independent but not out of your comfort zone as a parent .

As our children grow , so must their responsibilities . As always , you will be there to guide and train them but giving your child tools throughout their childhood will help them grow into a confident and independent adult .•

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Problem solve - One of the hardest things kids have to experience is the consequences for a poor choice. A parent’s first reaction may be to step in and “save” their child but, in the long run, this does not teach them anything. For example, if you child left their homework at home they will not receive credit for the work. The easy thing to do would be to run the assignment to the school, but chances are your child will forget again and most likely, on a larger assignment. As adults we have to manage our responsibilities and teens must also learn these lessons. If forgotten homework is repeatedly an issue, suggest packing up the night before. Sit down with your child and help them come up with solutions to problems and encourage them to do this without you and present their solution to you. Bonus tip for the teen years: Set specific household rules so that your child has the opportunity to be independent but not out of your comfort zone as a parent. As our children grow, so must their responsibilities. As always, you will be there to guide and train them but giving your child tools throughout their childho ݥѡɽ)ѼЁЁձи+(