When your child uses good manners, other people want to be around them. That’s why birthday parties are opportune events to teach children not only party etiquette but a graciousness that goes beyond rules. Whether your child is the host or the guest, you can make teaching children party etiquette fun. Stage a mock birthday party so that your child can role-play some of these helpful hints.
If your child is naturally shy, introverted, or resistant to change, you probably won’t be surprised when back-to-school anxiety crops up a few weeks before school starts. And what if your typically fearless, hyper-social child suddenly starts to have angry outbursts or impulsive restlessness a couple of weeks before school starts? Could this be a sign of back-to-school anxiety?
When your kid shirks social interaction, hiding behind your legs at the playground, or hugging the wall at a birthday party, it’s easy to assign a label: shy. But a socially withdrawn child might not be ‘shy’ at all - they may simply be an introvert, they may be in the throes of normal separation anxiety, or, in rare cases, they might have a social phobia.
Free time spent unplugged can make a big difference in how our families feel emotionally and physically, and when it comes to nurturing our most important relationships. Here’s why.
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