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"American families are facing a crisis of authority, where the kids are in charge, out of shape emotionally and physically, and suffering because of it."
Source - 'The Collapse of Parenting':
Parents need to take charge or kids will suffer
The Chicago Tribune
"It is our responsibility as coaches to teach kids to be humble, to be hungry and to be a great teammates. It amazes me how many coaches ignore this responsibility because a player's talent might lead to a win." What then happens, O'Sullivan said, is that the player's talent takes them to a higher level where "character matters" -- but they lack the character needed to sustain themselves.
Source - John O'Sullivan, Changing the Game Project
"It is important to distinguish between rude, mean and bullying so that teachers, school administrators, police, youth workers, parents and kids all know what to pay attention to and when to intervene."
Source – Signe Whitson, licensed therapist and author of
Friendship & Other Weapons: Activities to Help Young Girls Cope With Bullying
"Research shows that children who have not learned appropriate, non-coercive ways to interact socially by around 8 years of age will likely continue displaying some degree of antisocial behavior throughout their lives."
Source - Heading Off Disruptive Behavior
American Federation of Teachers
“Behavior issues that interfere with teaching and learning have notably worsened, according to an astonishing 62 percent of teachers who have been teaching in the same school for five or more years."
"Common sense — along with a growing body of research — shows that mastering social skills early on can help people stay out of trouble all the way into their adult lives."
Source - Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs
"Learning includes developing time-management skills, making choices, meeting deadlines, and coping with possible failure. This becomes harder when adults try to make students' lives too easy."
Source - When Helping Hurts, by David Cutler