Being a parent was never super-easy, but in the current information age, we’re subject to constant emotional assault via reminders of what might happen to the world in general and children in particular, plus opinions on everything you could conceivably be doing wrong as a parent (and how perfect everyone else’s kids are, according to social media).
The first step toward parenting with peace of mind is to turn off the media input, and invest the time you save into proactive parenting. Here are our best suggestions.
Finally, once you’ve done all you know to do, be content to let go and leave things in the hands of a Higher Power. Avoid overthinking the possibility that there’s something you overlooked.
Note to Teachers
Peace of mind can seem even more elusive when you’re responsible for a roomful rather than a handful of children—along with trying to please administrators, official standards, and students’ parents all at once. Make a point of not taking criticism personally. At the same time, avoid letting your skin get so thick that you automatically ignore all concerns and suggestions—including those from your students. Young minds often conceive the best ways to lessen everyone’s worries.
EMPHASIZING THE BEST FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
Do you want your children to grow up healthy, confident, responsible, and capable of handling themselves in challenging situations? So do we. Shady Oak Primary School emphasizes problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork alongside standard “academic” subjects. If you’re looking for a school where every student is respected as an individual and encouraged to become an effective member of society, contact us today to learn more about our approach.
Blessings to parents and children of all ages!