空中英语教室：20110224 MP3在线课程 Good Parenting Skills Can Change the World
Good Parenting Skills Can Change the World
All of us need to practice healthy parental behaviors toward young children and teenagers
Have you noticed that relationships all over the world are full of tension? Many families are stressed to the breaking point. Governments, schools and workplaces all w restle w ith "people problems."
The world cannot change for the better until families become more emotionally healthy. Mental health and balanced citizens create a sane society. There is no substitute for a mentally healthy parent figure in one's life. Individuals who raise mentally and emotionally healthy children make a major contribution to our world.
Good parents use these strategies:
They listen to their children. We all feel valued when other people listen to us. Children cannot feel safe without adults taking time to listen.
They treat children with respect. Respect means treating a child's feelings tenderly in every possible situation.
They give out hugs. Children need the power of touch. Parents who dish out orders and never give hugs are raising emotionally deprived children.
They discipline properly and consistently. Parents should take control and speak authoritatively when necessary. Children feel safe when parents take control.