Many parents are faced with making a choice between placing your child in a private school or a public school. The debate is ongoing, but from my point of view there are certain advantages of placing your child in a private school.
In the USA children generally start their school career at the age of five or six, depending on when their birthday falls. They start in Grade 1 and continue their schooling until they reach Grade 12.
In a recent interview the American Psychological Association had with parenting expert Alan Kazdin (PhD) he explained that spanking is not an effective discipline strategy to use.
Burnout, I think, is a result of unrealistic expectations we set for ourselves, constant self-criticism if we do not meet those expectations, feelings of not getting acknowledged for what we put into parenting and taking on too many responsibilities because of thinking it will make us better mothers. These negative thoughts leads to a mom being in a constant state of exhaustion physically, mentally and spiritually. It leads to a loss of enthusiasm, energy, idealism, perspective and purpose. We end up where there are too many demands and way too little resources.
We have to teach our children to actively listen, because there is a difference between hearing and listening. Listening leads either to gathering information, understanding or enjoyment. Hearing does not necessarily lead to any action or response.
Huffing is a form of inhalation abuse. Children inhale fumes /vapors of all kinds of household products that are readily available in order to achieve a feeling of euphoria. Unfortunately, this seemingly innocent experimentation that so many children take part in, is deadly, but preventable.