Conflict arises when our child is asking for more than we feel we can give. When this happens we need to take a deep breath and remember that our children are children, not mini-adults. They need us to mirror the behaviour we expect. One of the main problems of 'misbehaviour' is that modern life is uninstinctual, and we are disconnected from what is really important.
This article discusses the issue of " Why do children "misbehave"?"
Some quotes from the article:
"children are the most in need of loving attention when they act the least deserving of it "
"However, the need for attention is quite legitimate, and children do not ask for more than they need"
"Obvious needs are for food, clothing, shelter, and love. Additional needs are for physical closeness, individual attention, an intellectually stimulating environment, meaningful activities, and respect. "
Selected Articles by Catherine around the web:
bellabirth.wordpress.com | evolutionary parenting | pregnancy.com.au |
| birth without fear | newborn mothers | PBBMedia |