Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching

Teaching Children How to Deal With Bad Influences

Screen shot 2013-03-14 at 6.11.05 PMPublished March 2013: Mom.Me

Teaching Children How to Deal With Bad Influences
Stay connected, don’t judge and other techniques for open communication

Article Excerpt:

From lying and cheating to stealing and ditching class, negative influences and tough choices surround your child on a daily basis. Sitting back and hoping that your child makes the right choices isn’t enough when peer pressure can overwhelm children at any age.

“Many parents acknowledge and worry that their children are subject to bad influences from other kids,” says Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills-based psychotherapist and author of “The Self-Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building a Better Bond with Your Child.” “Confronting the influences doesn’t begin when the problems arise — it should start much younger.” Parents can help their kids stay sturdy and wholesome by offering support and teaching strategies to deal with bad influences.

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– Shannon Philpott

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March 14, 2013 - Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , ,

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