All good parents and teachers will know that it is easier to train someone to do something than it is to train them not to do something. This is because it is much simpler to encourage and incentivise positive behaviour than it is to discourage unwanted behaviour. Getting desirable behaviour is readily achievable through positive … Continue reading The Essence of Teaching Good Behaviour
A New Approach to Parental Control – Treating Children as Grown-ups
From a very early age, right through their development, children have to learn certain behaviours. It may be for their own safety and well-being or for the safety of others; it may be in terms of how they respect and behave in relation to other people; it may be with regard to the rules of … Continue reading A New Approach to Parental Control – Treating Children as Grown-ups
“I Blame The Parents” Where do children go wrong?
Everybody knows the argument. You’re not allowed to drive a car but you can have a baby. Having a baby requires no license, no permission, no training, no exams. It’s something, given the constraints of nature, that anybody can do anytime they like. The single most important act that people do – raising a child … Continue reading “I Blame The Parents” Where do children go wrong?
The Best Start in Life – Conceptual Parenting
Getting the best start in life is about having a good education .…wrong. Getting the best start in life is about being offered opportunities to utilise and develop potential ….. wrong. Getting the best start in life is about being in a supportive and nurturing family environment ..…wrong. These facets may all be beneficial, but … Continue reading The Best Start in Life – Conceptual Parenting
Genetic Parenting – Prioritising your Genes
Genetic Parenting is an aspect of parental behaviour evident throughout nature. The singular purpose of all living things is to pass on their genes to a new generation and, in so doing, seek to enhance their genetic prospects. This law of nature applies equally to humanity. Genetic Parenting is therefore about choosing the right … Continue reading Genetic Parenting – Prioritising your Genes