Teaching our kids basic good manners is a process closely tied to their development. From your instruction and example, they establish a basic understanding of how they should interact with people and behave in a variety of situations.
Oral storytelling is a traditional way many cultures around the world pass down knowledge, values, and beliefs. We can support children and give them a sense of belonging by engaging in oral storytelling ourselves as we pass on knowledge of our wider whânau, ancestors, where weve come from, where we are now, and where we might go together in the future.
In nurturing resilience in our children, its important to find a balance between the bubble wrapping practices of a helicopter, over-protective and controlling parent on the one hand, and the laissez faire, under-supervised parenting practices on the other.