Sunday, November 16, 2008

Do We Expect Too Much From Our Kids?

Alan Kazdin, Ph.D. is a very distinguished psychologist and researcher in the field of child clinical psychology. He has just written an article for Slate (http://www.,slate.com/) titled, Why Can't Johnny Jump Tall Buildings?. He believes that parents expect too much from their kids when these kids are learning new behaviors and skills. After reading his article, I was reminded that learning often takes much time and practice. We must be patient while our children begin to acquire what we expect them to know and demonstrate. It is invaluable to celebrate your child's successes no matter how small the gains are. Read this article for more tips and advice on how to positively support your child in the learning process.