It was 1993. At that time I was renting a 2-room apartment in which we lived with my youngest son, Ilya, who was twelve years old. The eldest son studied at a music school and lived in another city, often coming for the weekend. Then I had good opportunities in the implementation of new knowledge on the education of the youngest son.
He studied poorly, but thanks to his good memory and quick wits, he managed to finish a quarter without twos. And taking into account the transitional age and its difficult nature, I decided to focus more on the formation of masculine qualities.
I realized that you can bring up without prohibitions and punishments, the main thing is to transfer the desired freedom to a teenager along with responsibility. For this, I set myself the task: to learn not to emotionally respond to any tricks of my son, that is, to maintain complete inner calm. Only six months later, I coped with this task. This was necessary to Continue reading
In 1966, investment analyst Harry Brown wrote a letter to his nine-year-old daughter for Christmas, which is still quoted. He explained to the girl that nothing in this world – even love – should not be taken as given.
Now it’s Christmas, and I have the usual problem – which gift should you choose. I know what makes you happy – books, games, dresses. But I want to give you something that will remind you of me every Christmas. And, you know, I think I chose a gift. I will give you one simple truth that I had to learn for many years. If you understand it now, you will enrich your life in hundreds of different ways and this will Continue reading
Adolescence … To pass it, you have to sweat a lot for both parents and children – all the more so since they no longer like to be considered children. The main thing you need to understand is that your children have not stopped loving you and have not become worse, they just have hormonal changes that change their moods and desires. And sometimes the brains turn off for a while …
And it is necessary to survive.
As for practical tips, then:
1. Do not lecture
If you spent the first 60 seconds of the conversation reading the notations “And here I am at your age,” Continue reading