It’s taken some time, but society and marketers are finally letting go of the typical dad stereotypes of the 20th Century and realizing that attitudes toward parenting have greatly shifted over the past 30 years. A new study sought to break dads out of a one-size-fits-all box and categorize different male parenting strategies, methods and techniques into 6 categories:
The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.
I had the fortune and opportunity this morning to sit in on a presentation about sports and leadership for parents of high school students, given by Greg Dale, sports psychologist for Duke University. What may be odd about this, as my blog readers know, is that I have a second grader, making him still five years removed from high school. My biggest take-away from the presentation – all of the rules of high school sports psychology and parenting very much still apply to lower school!Continue reading →