Empowering Parents - A Resource Guide
Dads Are Important
Fathers like mothers, play a very important role in the development of the emotional well-being of their children.
Instead of viewing fathers through the lens of what is known about mothers, view fathers in the influential and important roles that they play in the lives of their children.
Give all dads the opportunity to have that special relationship with their dads.
Listen to fathers on the video on the right
Discipline and Physical Violence
We live in an environment where many people still think that beating children is discipline and many parents refuse to even listen to information that will assist in understanding discipline.
However there is ample research that shows that beating children not only physically hurt them but it can cause anti-social behaviour and mental health problems, in the lives of children which follows them into adulthood.
Listen carefully to the video on the left..
Kids worry about many things and they must be able to voice the fears but parents should be vigilant about the signs of anxiety and find ways to help the child to deal with their fears.
To help children parents need to be aware of their own emotions and behaviour around anxious children.
The video on the left gives some insight on how parents can help their children with anxiety but do not forget that some times, the child might need professional help.
Whose Fault Is It When Children Disobey?
Parents are largely responsible for their children's behaviour but are they to blame when children misbehave?
Do we need to blame anyone? Or is it more helpful to encourage parents to identify areas in which they are struggling to manage their children's behaviour and motivate them to set appropriate boundaries?
Listen to the video on the right.