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Active Thinker March 25, 2013 at 01:56 pm
Great article. I look to get an idea of what pose or swim stroke looks like...but I agree...we areRead More all different and we all do it our own way...following that path helps
Active Thinker January 7, 2013 at 03:16 pm
Another great article. Such good advice for any parent. Either going through it for the first timeRead More or just a reminder. We need to let them make choices and action plans for them selves...BRAVO!
Active Thinker January 7, 2013 at 03:20 pm
Powerful positive thoughts make us really thankful for what we do have and what makes us happy. TheRead More holidays have different meanings to many people...sometimes it seems others express frustration if you don't share the same values...so this is a nice reminder of any event in life we are all different. Be happy for others who express joy and maybe a hand when they are not...
Active Thinker October 4, 2012 at 05:27 pm
Great advice
Sierra Dator, LCSW October 4, 2012 at 05:33 pm
Hi Active Thinker- Thanks for taking the time to read and give some feedback! Warmly, Sierra
Sierra Dator, LCSW September 24, 2012 at 04:09 pm
Hi oblio- Another common theme I hear from parents is children having homework at such a young age.Read More Its just not what we are used to when we were growing up. With that said, it is a reality in many schools so parents need to figure out ways to get and give the support needed. If a parent is struggling with their child at getting homework done, there are many ways to address the issue. One idea is to have a discussion with the teacher to get some help with natural consequences at school, like losing some time off recess or finishing the homework while a special story or art project is being worked on. Parents and teachers really need to be collaborating together to build a successful future for children. Another idea is to develop a clear, consistent routine at home for when work is to be done. You may get some moans and groans. Eventually it will become an everyday affair, and the defiance should wane. Warmly, Sierra
Sierra Dator, LCSW September 24, 2012 at 04:14 pm
Hi Fenella- Well said! Pressure, development, environmental factors, nutrition, and sleep... What aRead More complex recipe! Warmly, Sierra
Betty Harrison September 25, 2012 at 05:06 am
Children need parental guidance for establishing homework routines and following through withRead More assignments, of course, but there is more to it than that for some students. If the work is easy practice of what has already been learned, there should not be a lot of resistance (other than turning off the TV/game device). But if the work takes too long or is too frustrating, the child needs additional help. Some children have to work harder to achieve the same goals. Be very careful about labeling a child who is having trouble with school assignments "lazy" because they might just believe you!
Petaluma Horse Girl July 27, 2012 at 10:41 am
The teens of today need to be taught self esteem! Unfortunately many adults are living their livesRead More on the social media too! Therapists will never be out of work!
Sierra Dator, LCSW July 27, 2012 at 11:46 am
Hi Petaluma Horse Girl- You are so right on! So many adults are engrossed in social media thatRead More their moods too can be dictated by the outcome of what is happening on technology. Thanks for your thoughts! -Sierra
Longest Family in Electrical in Petaluma July 18, 2012 at 10:38 am
The invention of face book, texting and the cell phone has ruined our the private lives of theRead More younger generation. Why do children that are not even able to babysit themselves have a cell phone? I am amazed each and every time I see these children using cell phones and talking about what is happening to who on face book. When we grew up they did not even have answering machines, life was much less complicated. If we had a disagreement with someone, it was handled face to face not over the internet where words are used that would not be used face to face. What happened to the old fashioned respect that our youth should have for their elders? Hey parents, if you don't buy the cell phones and monitor your child's computer that would be half the battle. Petaluma Patch maybe you could expand on what parents can do to find out what their children are doing on the face book and internet, as the children of today are smarter than the adults when it comes to electronics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sierra Dator, LCSW July 19, 2012 at 02:06 am
Thanks so much for your thoughts. Media is really taking over our youth in so many ways. We needRead More to be invested in what is happening in their lives and setting limits around what kids are being exposed to.
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