I love this story from the news. Brian Barlow, a brave Oklahoma youth soccer referee created a Facebook page Offside to fight back unruly parents at youth sports events. He decided to make some of those badly behaved parents accountable by posting the videos of parents insulting each other and fighting each others and abusing referees verbally or physically.
This Sunday, The New York Times published an article about it: Fighting the epidemic of parents Behaving badly: "more than 70% of new referees nationwide in all sports quit the job within three years, according to the National Association of Sports Officials. The chief cause for the attrition, based on a survey conducted by the association, was pervasive abuse from parents to coaches".
Here is the Video in Fox news: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5811901587001/?#sp=show-clips
Will this campaign work?
I hope it does!
This short video shows how much parents can do at home to teach kids to be helpful and independent step by step. It requires planning and dedication when they are young, but It will keeps them busy and will make them feel accomplished.
Can you imagine how helpful Edison will be by the age of 16?
"Because it is the most character-building, two-letter words in English language, children have the right to hear their parents say 'No' at least three times a day" - John Rosemond
By Pepa Wenrich.-
If you are looking for a preschool, you are probably asking yourself: is this school good enough for my child?
I would ask you: Is your child ready enough to attend preschool?
In my experience, problems in preschool are mainly related to a child's behavior. If you are concerned about your child's behavior at home, chances are that teachers will also find it challenging.
If you child is used to having limits at home, eats well and doesn't get upset when things don't go his or her way..., then your child should be fine no matter which school you choose. Most kids adapt reasonably quickly to school, love to learn and play, and will make the best of the preschool experience. Teachers will take care of the rest.
But when it comes to behavior, there is no place like home.
By Pepa Wenrich.-
Usually when our children are sad, upset or hurt, we give our opinion and we try to find the solution for their problems. But sometimes all they need is to feel our quite presence...
"I need to recognize that what I did was not right”