I enjoyed this article from The Natural Child Project and thought that a lot of it rings true in our society. Here it is for anyone interested:
Ten ways we misunderstand children
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08-05-2012 10:59 #1
10 Ways We Misunderstand Children
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08-05-2012 11:30 #2
I am now crying after reading that, thanks WW. You seriously don't know how much I needed to read that, I have bookmarked it for dh to read too.
I am having so much trouble dealing with my 5yr old lately, and to see it through those words makes me see how I need to change things.
08-05-2012 11:58 #3Senior Member
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Awesome article! Reminds me how I as a patent need to be mindful. Thanks for sharing
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08-05-2012 12:05 #5
M_M my dd is exactly the same, she was so placid as a toddler.
Honestly though, I really struggle with tantrums, and rather than getting better it seems to be getting worse. After reading the above I think they may be more my doing than hers which is why it upset me so much. Need to find a new way because atm things just aren't working.
08-05-2012 12:08 #6
hi, just sharing one thing,. We are all here to learn and to teach, some times adults are teachers, sometimes children are teachers. Dont be too caught up in what society 'expects' that you miss the lesson. I dont think I was an attachment parent, never heard the words while I was a mum, but I have become an attachment grandparent, (if there is such) As the Dali Lama says, " maximum Affection" that is what all children need. Marie .
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08-05-2012 12:14 #7
Thank you for that article. DP and I also argue about his expectations are unrealistic, and he doesn't understand that young children need to learn and experience just like an adult. Simply telling a child not to do something 'because I said so' is not enough- they MUST know why, how, who, what where and when!
Being a teacher I learnt a lot about child pedagogy at uni, but didn't truly understand until I had children of my own!
If only I could teach DP the same principles!
Thank you again!
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08-05-2012 12:22 #8
Thanks for posting the link, it has given me a lot to think about
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08-05-2012 13:15 #9Senior Member
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i love this link...we are just about to start our homeschooling journey and I am going to hang this on my wall
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08-05-2012 13:19 #10
I LOVE this link . Thank you for posting this :-)
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