When we think about protecting our children, we instantly think of their physical safety both offline and online. But, according to our creative parenting expert, Nikki Bush, that’s not the only thing we should be considering.
Bush says that there are different types of protection when we think about shielding our children from the dangers in the world.
We generally think of physical threats to our children.— Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert
Often our reaction to these threats is to stand between our children and the world like a barrier but sometimes we defend them too much and end up suffocating them says Bush.
She adds that parents need to develop protective skills in their kids because as a parent, you wont always be with your children.
With developing those protective factors, we need to help our children become better problem solvers.— Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert
Bush says that it’s a tricky subject because parents could bring up fearful children. Building their self-esteem and problem solving skills is very important because it leads them to have an ability to self-protect adds Bush.
[WATCH] Creative Parenting Expert Nikki Bush talking about the different ways parents can protect their children from the threats of the world.
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