Bearing the Burden of Sub-Par Teaching

Posted by Hallee on Feb 1, 2012 in Parenting, Raising girls, Raising teens

My daughter, Kaylee, is incredibly driven. She wants to excel at everything she does. For a while that manifested itself into her not trying anything because if she couldn’t perfectly succeed, she absolutely refused to try. As she’s matured, it has become a driving force – she must try and she must succeed.

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Oh the Teen-iness of it All!

Posted by Hallee on Dec 3, 2009 in Parenting, Raising girls, Raising teens

According to experts, prior to adolescence, a child’s primary influencer is his or her’s parents (or guardians.) There is no cognitive thinking of consequences. That part of the brain isn’t developed yet. There is simply, “Mommy said no,” or, “Daddy said stop,” or, “I touched the stove once and it was hot, so I better not touch it again.” Children are influenced by what we as parents require, demand, control, encourage, motivate, discipline, etc.

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