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12 Ways Parents Can Help An Only Child Not Feel Lonely
Having an only child gives you a mature, diligent, and conscientious little perfectionist—but it also comes with some tough parenting moments.
Fifty years ago, people frequently saw only children as socially anxious, shy, pampered, and lonely. However, the tide has shifted, and as the percentage of only children increases, their status in society has risen. According to the Pew Research Center, 22% of youngsters lacked siblings once their mothers reached the end of childbearing age in 2015, compared with 11% in 1967.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. There are families with more than 12 children, and others with none. A small family differs dramatically from a large one and, consequently, comes with an entirely different set of challenges and rewards.
Being an only child has many advantages, but there are disadvantages, too.
Does being an only child mean you are destined to be lonely?
Definitely Not! It’s important to understand that not having more children isn’t hurting your only child and isn’t destined to be lonely, pampered, or spoiled.
As a parent, there is much you can do to help your child adapt to being an only child and suffer less loneliness.
What are the benefits of performing?
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Self-Compassion Versus Selfishness
Many people feel it’s selfish to feel self-compassion.
But is this true? Let’s find out.
Are You “That” Friend? Learn To Accept Imperfection In Others
Everyone needs a shoulder to cry on from time to time. When things go wrong, who will listen to you? Or are you that friend who will learn to accept imperfection of others?
Often it’s not who will listen but who is worthy of the privilege to witness your vulnerability. No one is perfect, but not everyone can handle seeing imperfection in others. Could you possibly be the type of friend who has a problem with that?
Are you willing to listen?
There are all types of people in the world and you may know many of them. When it comes to sharing your imperfection with others, it is wise to show discernment. Sharing with the wrong person can be detrimental for you as well as them. It is hard to be vulnerable. Choosing unwisely can make you shy about sharing again. It can also lead to a broken relationship.
The truth is that everyone is not ready to handle all situations. A person who has not yet embraced their imperfect side won’t rise to the occasion to celebrate yours. We have all been that friend who has been less than tolerant. Recognize when you are acting in this way. Let your friend know that maybe you aren’t the one to confide in at this time. Then, grow beyond where you are and learn to be more tolerant.
Top 10 Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Your Child
There are many ways of defining the concept of self-esteem. In general, the term encompasses the way we think and feel about ourselves and the way we evaluate ourselves. Sometimes it’s easy to notice when kids seem to feel good about themselves and when they don’t. Children with healthy self-esteem believe that they are deserving of love and they possess a readiness to face challenges in which they may not succeed.
Be proactive. There are countless opportunities to make your child feel better or worse about himself.
Many of the challenges that plague children are the result of low self-esteem. Depression, poor grades, drug usage, teenage pregnancy, fighting, and even suicide can be the result of low self-esteem. A child who has a strong sense of self-esteem will have a happier and more successful upbringing. Moreover, high self-esteem in childhood increases the likelihood of high self-esteem in adulthood.
5 Hidden Benefits of Live-Streaming Music Lessons
If you’re reading this, your life has probably gone remote!
You now find yourself juggling work, school, and family get-togethers all through Facetime, Zoom, and phone calls.
It’s an unexpected change, but you’re learning and persisting.
Music lessons are just another part of life that can and WILL continue, despite COVID-19.
Here at Confident Voice Studio, we’ve been teaching online for a collective 15 years so it’s not new to us. We’ve perfected teaching “online” a long time ago.
We’re continuing group classes, private lessons, and exciting, new offerings (did you catch “The Show Must Go Online”?), all in our virtual studio.
Read on to discover 5 hidden benefits of live-streaming music lessons!
7 Steps to Find Your Unique Voice
Unique voice can help guide people and keep them from making mistakes. They can give support to a belief or dispel misunderstanding. Voices show our uniqueness and individuality. But if we fail to utilize and exercise our voices, they will fade with time. We will lose the ability to allow our words to change us and the people around us.