Shoshana Hayman, parent educator from Israel, gives the how-to's on helping your child develop spirit on The Attached Family online magazine at http://theattachedfamily.com/membersonly/?p=2523. Look for login information in this week's Parenting This Week e-newsletter, or become an API member.
We can make a child say “sorry” or “thank you” or practice the piano or do his homework. But when we force a child, we are not really instilling within him something that is lasting. We are putting form before spirit. Before a child can learn form, he must have the spirit for this behavior to be true and long-lasting.