Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Find out what was discussed on the topic whether traditional parenting is still favoured. What is traditional parenting? Send us your comments
By Denisia Adams

alacrity n.

1. Cheerful willingness; eagerness.
2. Speed or quickness; celerity.

Eg. You can respond to an invitation with alacrity. You respond right away.

Which is South Africa’s youngest town?
A – Welkom B – Mossel Bay C – all the towns are the same age
Answer: A – Welkom
Welkom is South Africa's youngest town and has been the centre of the gold fields since 1947. The town sprung up after gold was discovered on a farm called St Helena. Welkom has grown perhaps with a faster rate as Johannesburg, yet is proud of the fact that its traffic system of traffic circles were so well designed that they still have only a few traffic lights. It is in the Free State the second largest town and the core of the relatively recent geologic windfall of the Free State.

DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
For decades, parents and psychologists have debated the merits of spanking children. While many say that an occasional swat is harmless in the long run, experts now say meting out the punishment early in a child’s life can have lasting effects. A new study of more than 2,500 toddlers from low-income families found that those who were spanked as 1-year-olds tended to behave more aggressively at age 2 and performed worse on cognitive tests at the age of 3 than children who were spared the punishment. Verbal punishment, on the other hand, did not appear to have the same detrimental effects as spanking.

How to Become What You Wish to Be in Life
What's the meaning of life? Well, maybe nobody really knows the answer to that question, but figuring out what your purpose in life is can be accomplished with some honest introspection. Figuring out your overall plan can help you achieve your ultimate goal and be what you want to be.
1. Think hard about your aspirations. What is it that you are passionate about? How do you want to benefit (from) other people?
2. Understand your strengths. What do you find comes easiest to you, or that you enjoy doing the most? Do you have an innate talent in mathematics? Do you find it easy to express emotions to other people? Are you comfortable speaking with other people? Do you have a passion for educating others on the topics with which you are most familiar? Are you a one-of-a-kind athlete? These are only a handful of potential questions that you could ask yourself.
o If you're uncertain about what your strengths are, don't worry — you're not alone. There are a number of actions that you can take to help recognize what you do best. Everyone has a talent or skill in some particular field.
3. Consider some potential career options. There are a multitude of careers out there, but they will ultimately narrow down to that which you enjoy doing the most. Think about what actually is in you — the real you, and your real wish. It may help to consider what you would be willing to pay to do, or to do even if you weren't being paid.
4. Ask your friends and family. What personal characteristics and talents do you reflect to them? What do they think would be good for you, in terms of a career, that highlight these characteristics? Although you should not rely completely on what they suggest, there is great value in their observations of what they see in you as a person.
5. Have confidence. Become your own person. Don't follow anyone else's style — create your own. Make decisions based on your own aspirations and goals for yourself. Don't base your standards or values on the standards of others.
6. Join clubs or other organizations that pertain to your talent. You can become more familiar with your determined area of expertise, further strengthening your talents.
7. Set your goals and commit to them. Be certain with yourself that you want to follow through with a particular area for the foreseeable future. Don't make a decision and change your mind in a matter of months. Write down your goals and revisit the list often.
8. Follow your dreams. Don't let anyone hold you back.

Pat Coonbe from the Parent Centre in Wynberg, Cape Town. Today on Omniscient Tuesday we discussed whether “Traditional” parenting is still favoured. Now not being a mother myself (it’s way too early) I’ve definitely learnt lots.

We firstly discovered traditional parenting is that of which is carried on/ passed down (parenting methods). If you the parent does exactly what was done to you.

I was pretty 70/30 on this topic but I have to admit Pat Coonbe certainly made me see the light.

What’s important is that we’ve also discovered there’s this gap between punishment and abuse. Punishment does not mean abusing your child. Then again just because you spare the rode doesn’t necessarily mean spoil the child. To punish a child for wrongdoing according to Pat Coonbe should never resort to a spanking. Coonbe goes on to say that if the child gets use to being “hit” after wrongdoing this could result in the child responding the same way to others (friends, etc) even in the playground.

We discussed many points of views but what stands out for me is that to raise a good, respectful and healthy child requires good, respectful and healthy parents, practice what you preach!

*** If you want to comment on this topic by all means let us know how you feel.***

Michael Johnson

As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

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