Monthly Archives: December 2011

Adolescence and The Dance of Separation

Adolescence: Some Thoughts for Parents Adolescence is a separate stage of life. In the histories of the world’s societies, it is a new concept. In previous cultures and in what today are called primitive cultures (primitive in terms of complex … Continue reading

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SELF ESTEEM AND SELF EFFICACY, WHAT THEY MEAN FOR PARENTS AND SCHOOLS

  Debunking the Myth of Self Esteem     Parents and educators are perennially concerned about an elusive concept we call self -esteem. There are many books written and curricula established around the goal of fomenting, augmenting, or facilitating the … Continue reading

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Parenting Children in an age of uncertainty: How do you teach children financial responsibility?

I came from a family that had no economic resources. When I was young and newly married we had income, but no assets. We spent what we earned and more. We bought into the economic message that we should accumulate … Continue reading

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