Posts Tagged "dangerous"

Safe, Not Scared

Safe, Not Scared

The world can be a dangerous place. It can be wonderful, too. Both are true. The key to raising children who love being in the world despite the danger is training. For a shining example, look up at night. The space station currently orbiting the globe is without doubt a dangerous place with countless hazards beyond human control. But the astronauts love being up there because they know how to...

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Bully-proofing with STRENGTHs

Bully-proofing with STRENGTHs

Even big kids get picked on. A 10-year old boy recently told me about his embarrassment when a smaller boy threw something and hit him. At first he said, "Stop that! It hurts!" But when another boy said, "That shouldn't hurt you. He's smaller than you!" he didn't know what to do except walk away. As expected, they laughed and called him names. What can you tell a child that will help him handle...

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“Wrong” Finale

I finally got it!!! I'm so excited!!! Eva Sim-Zabka, my dear friend, colleague and possibility coach, coached me through the final piece of this last night. She is so good! After my youngest sister was born, we moved, so I can place the creation of this life-long issue at age 8. At that time, I remember lying awake at night terrified. I had never been afraid of the dark or sleeping alone before,...

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