lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2016

MercatorNet: Why your kids shouldn’t be your friends

MercatorNet: Why your kids shouldn’t be your friends

Why your kids shouldn’t be your friends

Why your kids shouldn’t be your friends

Because you love them and want the best for them.
Tamara El-Rahi | Sep 26 2016 | comment 

I’ve never really liked the idea of your kids being your friends, and now I know exactly why – thanks to a video that’s currently trending on social media. From a mum named Kristina Kuzmic, she is straight to the point (and a little sassy) about how she is first and foremost a parent – and that being your kid’s friend is only going to cause problems.
In a nutshell:

  • Sometimes your kids will be upset with you, and that’s okay

  • Loving your kids means raising good people – not that they’re always happy with you

  • Your child’s longterm wellbeing is more important than your child’s opinion of you in that moment

  • Your child being upset at you won’t last forever; however your child growing into a bratty and entitled adult is forever

  • Have a watch!
    Tamara El-Rahi is the editor of Family Edge, MercatorNet's blog about family issues.

    Long before same-sex marriage was topical, same-sex schooling was heatedly debated -- or as it is usually termed, single-sex schooling. The debate over whether boys do better in all-boys schools and girls do better in all-girls schools continues, though more vigorously in Australia and the UK than in the US, where single-sex schools are uncommon. An American expert who has spent her whole career fighting single-sex schools spoke recently in Melbourne. She presented data purporting to show that perceived advantages are "trivial and, in many cases, non-existent". 
    Dr Andrew Mullins, a former headmaster of two schools in Sydney, contends that this is quite wrong. He says, "There is absolutely no consensus that a child, because he or she is educated in a single-sex school, is disadvantaged, and there is plenty of evidence to the contrary." It's a fascinating read.

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