This is so important to watch and share, even though it is hard to watch. Please pass this on and remember that as parents and teachers, we need to walk our talk! Be a good role model because your actions shout louder than your words. We can make this world a more peaceful place, one child at a time.
New Play Area to Open at Silver Falls
Officials at Silver Falls State Park are taking aim at the growing problem of “nature deficit disorder” in today’s children with the creation of a new natural play area at Oregon’s largest state park.
Described as a quarter-mile loop with adventure pods where children can safely climb a tree, hide in a cougar den, growl like a bear or weave a bird’s nest, the natural play area is having its grand opening May 31.
“Connecting kids to the outdoors is a critically important thing to do, for a whole host of reasons,” said Oregon Parks and Recreation director Lisa Van Laanen. “When you camp, picnic and play outdoors a lot as a child, it creates a lifelong love of the outdoors. And that’s good for everybody.”
The three-hour work period of a four-year-old in 5 minutes!
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Assistants to Infancy
Our six-year-old son is having some problems with rage and often the red mist overcomes him. I’m sure it is within a spectrum of “normal” child behaviour but I am struggling to get advice on how to help him.
In general he is happy and settled and gets on well at school – interestingly, he never has these outbursts at school. What I would really like is some advice to help him control and manage his anger. These outbursts often happen over really very minor things where he’s not got his own way over something such as watching more TV, or having more sweets, or getting ready for bed. The red mist falls and he can’t control his temper, lashing out and shouting/screaming/crying, sometimes for over an hour. I think he wants to control it and I sympathise with him as we’ve all felt this totally unreasonable rage, but don’t know how to support him. Often we try to coax him out of it, without going back on whatever the issue was, or divert him, or give him space, or get him to run it off, but this often doesn’t work. Do you have any tips?
This is a very interesting article and the comments from the readers/parents are full of helpful tips!