Roundtable: Nurturing #StrongNotSheltered kids
MANILA, Philippines – A world fueled by gadgets and social media creates an ever-changing, competitive environment, especially for children.
They're exposed to technology at a young age, and it increases the pressure for them – and you – to excel.
As a parent, you want to guide them as they navigate the world. But it’s a struggle to straddle the line between being too overprotective and too lenient. Based on what we see happening around us, it seems easier to err on the side of caution.
Still, there’s no way to sugarcoat it: kids will need to challenge themselves. When should you intercede, and when should you let go?
You have only the best intentions. But far from helping them, shielding kids from the fast-paced world, dangerous realities, and potential mistakes is just going to give them a nasty shock once they’re out to fend for themselves.
Being over-sheltered gives them no opportunity to learn life’s lessons via trial and error, and adapt accordingly.
It can be hard, but you should learn to let kids discover the world on their own – to help them, but not hinder them from learning on their own terms.
On Friday, March 24, Rappler, in partnership with Anchor Full Cream Milk and Anchor Butter, is hosting a live roundtable on raising kids to be strong, not sheltered. Our guests will share professional and personal insights on nurturing kids who know how to face adversity.
Our roundtable guests are:
- Maribel Dionisio, parenting consultant and mother of 3
- Ali Gui, life coach, child psychotherapist, and mother of 4
- Georgia Schulze-del Rosario, writer, managing editor, and mother of 4
- Jo Ann Marie Verdadero-Salamat, seasoned nutritionist-dietitian and Vice Chairman of International Life Sciences Institute
The roundtable will be moderated by Issa Litton, events host and mother of 2.
Watch the live stream of this talk show on Friday, 12nn onwards. If you want to comment or ask questions, post them on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #StrongNotSheltered. –Rappler.com