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|Nash, Ogden If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you |
do well matters very much. - Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy The parent is low,
who having children, truly feels bored. - Paul, Jean Let parents bequeath to their
|Jackson Brown. A walk in the woods with my little boy is a walk in a world filled |
with wonder. —Jack Phillips The parent is low, who having children, truly feels
bored. —Jean Paul Parents are not quite interested in justice, they are interested
|“'Mom, I'm bored' makes most parents go absolutely bonkers. ... How can I deal |
with my child's constant complaint that she's bored? ... So your child may feel that
she needs constant direction and doesn't know what to do without it. ... (Really
truly!) In fact, scientists contend that periodic “unstructured time” exercises a
different part of kids' brains that develops ... virtues of “having nothing to do”:
these magnificent kids of ours are among the smartest crop ever raised, but they
are also one ...
|What patterns and themes am Iseeing? that she's the one who's responsible for |
her parents' breakup. ... Client Practice Messages Client 1, a 30-year-old man
who has been blaming himself for his wife's unhappiness (says in low, soft voice
with lowered eyes): i really feel guilty about marrying her ... focuses on how her
life has improved since having children (says with alertness and animation): i
never thought i would feel this great. i always thought being a parent would be
boring and ...
|I'm not blaming anybody, but it just feels very confusing to me. ... Key content: She |
wants her parents to stay together. ... for his wife's unhappiness [says in low, soft
voice with lowered eyes]: I really feel guilty about marrying her in the first place. ...
Client 2, a 35-year-old woman who focuses on how her life has improved since
having children [says with alertness and animation]: I never thought I would feel
this great. I always thought being a parent would be boring and terribly difficult.
|Only one parent identified measurement of progress as the purpose of social |
work recording: 'It is nice to look back ... worker's capacity to listen, reassure and
encourage them to explain their child's behaviour and their own feelings. ... It
seemed that mothers had such low levels of self esteem that they had little
confidence in their ability to communicate ... Mr C felt he could express negative
emotions about his child without 'feeling I was putting myself and my 70 BORING
|A Guide for Parents A. H. Brafman. really like to do x-y-z now — will you play on |
your own for a while? ... out and left you in charge of the children; you play with
them, and, gradually, you feel increasingly sleepy and bored. You remember the
suggestion above about getting the children to carry on playing with each other
while you go off to do something else. ... and you imagine she may take this as an
indication of your low level of tolerance towards spending time with the children.
|What is it about having a child that reduces us to such pompous displays of pride |
in our progeny? ... RESPONSE: "Really? ... "Listening to people talk about their
children is unrelentingly boring, while talking about our own is lots of fun," says ...
One evening over dinner, the parents of one of Theo's classmates announced
they were transferring their son to another school. ... And there's nothing to be
ashamed of in the fact that having our kids do well makes us feel better about
|think of ourselves as part our mother and part our father, it may be easier to feel |
how conflicting and frightening it can be ... So if you ask your children to believe
that you are the injured parent, or the good guy, while the other one is the ...
Children don't want to choose sides any more than they want to have an internal
battle or low self-esteem. ... Perhaps by acting bored, she hopes that Mom won't
ask any questions about Dad or become jealous that she is sharing her day with
|Challenge children about how hungry they really are and look at the healthy |
body jigsaw together (see Chapter 8) to make ... intake over the whole day could
be improved by choosing healthier snacks and by getting busy in order to relieve
boredom. ... not to fear being hungry With endless claims that bizarre diets will
help weight loss without ever having to feel hungry, ... Because young children
are prone to getting fractious when hungry - and that means noise and hassle for