Secondly, it was researched and found that children who were hit by misguided but well-intentioned parents are later able to reach a well adjusted adulthood because of the love, nurturance and appropriate limit-setting they also received from their parents, not because of the physical violence they received.
The times have made everything faster, with new things seemingly coming about daily. One good word of advice is keep up on it. Your children will. It’s good to watch for things that can be troublesome, and be prepared. And then there are those things that you can see will be good, and then attempt to encourage it into your family. You do have to improve on and revise what you already know not only at the beginning, but nearly every stage along the way to the end. One day you may yourself be giving your children parenting advice in addition to what they have observed their whole lives.
Always carve some time out of your busy schedule for getting in a workout or some exercise. You may not make it to the gym every day, but shoot for at least a few days a week. Just be certain that you stay active for some time every day. It could be walking several flights of stairs, walking the dog a few times, or even playing basketball. Through this gym schedule, as well as staying active everyday, you are making a commitment to yourself to work your muscles everyday. Try to make time for working out no matter how cluttered your schedule may be. You don’t require intense daily exercise, however. It just means that you need to do something that gets you moving every day, even something as simple as walking or playing with your kids. Make sure that you get up and moving each and every day.
However, if more parents knew about the true dangers of this practice, I’m sure fewer parents would continue to persist with this method of discipline.
For example, if you say to your child to respect and to speak softly to his parent; however, when you speak to your own parent, you shout and are most disrespectful. What you say is not reflected in your action. Do you think he is going to listen to your teaching and follow your teaching? Very difficult, as he may be thinking in his heart that if you cannot do it yourself, there is no reason for you to expect him to do it. When more and more such incidents accumulate and your child feels that he has grown up and is strong enough, he will openly oppose you by telling you that if you cannot do it, do not impose upon him.
First off, you know your child best. You know what kind of person they are. My son is an open, warm, energetic child who is so excited to go to school since the first day we told him. His friend however is the opposite. He is a shy, withdrawn child who has been frightened by the prospect of leaving his mother for 4 hours for school.
Then move on to state that procedural due process is required before your rights can be taken away (14th Amendment) and include the fact there are many states (list if yours is one of them) that have domestic violence protection acts. You are entitled to a full evidentiary hearing before you are ever deprived of any rights or liberties.
As a child, I was weaned by my mother because that was the recommended practice of the day. These days, many healthcare professionals wouldn’t dream of discouraging a mother from breastfeeding her baby. In fact, it is highly recommended as the best form of nutrition.