Be honest. Do you fear having to discipline your child?
In this fast changing world we live with uncertainty, confusion and fear everyday. Our world is becoming a more and more difficult place to live in. Fear rules our world. And, to make it worse, how often do we learn that our “leaders”, and the “experts” we turn to for guidance are clueless themselves? Yes, in this modern world we face great challenges while trying to develop healthy and meaningful relationships with our children. We now have to compete for their attention, which is being drawn away from us every moment. Fear causes distractions, avoidance and denials, and, our children are being seduced by digital media and the world of advertising and entertainment at every moment.
Our world is at some kind of a weird, critical juncture in human evolution. This is the digital age. The rise of the digital age, the seduction of the Internet and social media, and, the advent of smart devices, have created a crisis for intimate relationships between children and adults. We do not always understand the world our children live in, and, we no longer know where we stand with our children. Even the traditional ways to discipline children – punishments and rewards – have been proven to no longer work in this fast-moving digital age. Suddenly, we must evolve – or lose our children to an unforeseeable future.
As we say here in South Louisiana, “We need to get our mojo back!” If you are a parent, a teacher, a coach, a caregiver or a grandparent, and you are you having trouble keeping your cool and getting your mojo working, you need to figure out how to be more effective helping your children learn to make good choices in this complicated digital world – and do so without losing the important bonds you work hard to build with them. You need to develop a good sense of humor.
Ah, are you doubtful? You may ask,
“Are you kidding? How could I even think of being funny when this kid is behaving in a way that is driving me crazy – embarrassing me – or, worse yet, behaving in a way that could get me sued or arrested?”
“How can I think of being clever or funny at a time like this – when I am stressing out about money, my marriage or keeping my job – and I have a kid that is making an already bad situation worse?”