Mutants or Clones?
In a single dose of children's television, I was bombarded with themes of mutants, cyborgs, evolving and the digital world. These words intimidated me at first, until I learned what the shows were talking about. I wondered how this prepares children for living in the 21st century. The answer hit me when I came across the saying, "Don't Clone...Mutate."
For those not familiar with the new language, a few definitions are in order. A clone is an exact replica of the original source. Clones are trained to mindlessly conform. Success and failure are based on how well the clone conforms rather than on the clone's accomplishments and abilities. A mutant is someone or something that has changed from the original source. Mutants are evaluated on their abilities and accomplishments.
In raising children, some parents behave as if training clones. There are some ways to tell if one is raising clones.
The way to stop 'cloning' is to train children to mutate. 'To mutate' means to be able to adjust to change, to be flexible or resilient, to become an individual. Some of the steps parents can take to 'individuate' or 'mutate' are:
Raising children to change and adapt to change is threatening to some parents, because it emphasizes responsibility rather than control. Adapting to changes means taking the risk of 'letting go' of some of the control. I often use the metaphor that it is easier to steer a car in motion, than one sitting still. Likewise, it is easier to direct your children when they are trying new things, than when they are behaving like a robot.
About The Author
Jeffrey D. Murrah is The Results-Oriented Therapist specializing in marriage and family conflicts. Visit www.RestoreTheFamily.com to sign up for his free newsletter.
Dress up your at-home dinner with these simple, pretty recipes The Washington Post
Google Updates Recipe Structured Data Guidance Search Engine Journal
Taste: Tweaks to recipes can personalize dishes | Life AberdeenNews.com
Recipes for abundant summer produce, including tomatoes, eggplant and squash - The Philadelphia Inquirer
Recipes for abundant summer produce, including tomatoes, eggplant and squash The Philadelphia Inquirer
This Salmon Recipe Shines The New York Times
Make the most of your zucchini bounty with these 6 summery recipes The Washington Post
I made chocolate chip cookies using 3 celebrity chefs' recipes, and the best is the simplest - Insider - INSIDER
I made chocolate chip cookies using 3 celebrity chefs' recipes, and the best is the simplest - Insider INSIDER
Just Desserts: UTSA Libraries Pulls Recipes From Their Archives In New Cookbook - Texas Public Radio
At the Library: Mouthwatering recipes to try at home The Westerly Sun
You can make sazón at home. All you need are some common kitchen spices. The Washington Post
From Berry Chia Energy Gel to Curry Chickpea Salad with Grapes: Our Top Eight Vegan Recipes of the Day! - One Green Planet
From Berry Chia Energy Gel to Curry Chickpea Salad with Grapes: Our Top Eight Vegan Recipes of the Day! One Green Planet
Workhorse ingredients get a refresh in this honey-garlic chicken sheet-pan dinner - The Washington Post
Workhorse ingredients get a refresh in this honey-garlic chicken sheet-pan dinner The Washington Post
3 Easy and Healthy Recipes To Celebrate Summer Northwest Herald
Here are some recipes that make zucchini look more enticing Mexico News Daily
Hershey's chocolate cake recipe bests any box mix with minimal extra effort | No Budget Cooking Series - Green Bay Press Gazette
Hershey's chocolate cake recipe bests any box mix with minimal extra effort | No Budget Cooking Series Green Bay Press Gazette
Recipe: Grilled Lemon Lemonade - ExpressNews.com San Antonio Express-News
Recipe: Indiana State Fair Roasted Corn – Indianapolis Monthly Indianapolis Monthly
'Barefoot Contessa' Ina Garten's Top 10 Salad Recipes Showbiz Cheat Sheet
23 Easy Baking Recipes - Delicious Desserts for Beginners Country Living
'Below Deck Med': Chef Kiko Shares the Recipe for His Signature Dish, but What is Moqueca? - Showbiz Cheat Sheet
'Below Deck Med': Chef Kiko Shares the Recipe for His Signature Dish, but What is Moqueca? Showbiz Cheat Sheet
Paul Batura: My mother's recipe box contains hundreds of dishes – but thousands of memories - Fox News
Paul Batura: My mother's recipe box contains hundreds of dishes – but thousands of memories Fox News
Southern Recipe Revival Garden & Gun Magazine
Our Top 10 Easy, Quick Plant-Based Recipes From June 2020 One Green Planet
Fill your picnic basket with these 6 packable recipes The Washington Post
6 Instant Ramen Noodle Recipes Bon Appetit
Weekend Recipe: Marinated Pork Roast | In the Pipeline Science Magazine
29 Sunday Dinner Recipes with Chicken MSN Money
Pineapple recipes offer a slice of summer sunshine Greater Milwaukee Today
Red Truck Bakery Caramel Cake with Pecans Garden & Gun Magazine
Tamal Ray's recipe for Peshwari naan The Guardian
Savour spicy mini uttapams for breakfast today (recipe inside) The Indian Express
Black Bean Burgers With Fried Eggs Recipe The New York Times
Nigel Slater’s recipes for pickled gooseberries with mackerel tartare and tomato pickle - The Guardian
Nigel Slater’s recipes for pickled gooseberries with mackerel tartare and tomato pickle The Guardian
Quarantine Recipes: West African Chicken Curry Modern Farmer
Watch: Mumbai's Gajalee Restaurant Reveals Its Special Bharwan Mirchi Salan Recipe (Video Inside) - NDTV Food
Watch: Mumbai's Gajalee Restaurant Reveals Its Special Bharwan Mirchi Salan Recipe (Video Inside) NDTV Food
Walker: UVa reopening plan 'a recipe for disaster' The Daily Progress
From Gobi Manchurian to Bisi Bele, 10 Bengaluru recipes to whip up at home - Condé Nast Traveller India
From Gobi Manchurian to Bisi Bele, 10 Bengaluru recipes to whip up at home Condé Nast Traveller India
The 10 Most Popular Recipes of June 2020 Bon Appetit
Recipe: Grilled Grapefruit Paloma cocktail - ExpressNews.com San Antonio Express-News
Recipe: Basic Smoked Queso - HoustonChronicle.com Houston Chronicle
Recipe Exchange: Cold Soup masslive.com
Peak summer corn doesn’t need to be cooked. This bright salad with snap peas and zucchini proves it. - The Washington Post
Peak summer corn doesn’t need to be cooked. This bright salad with snap peas and zucchini proves it. The Washington Post
Making Our Recipes Better Bon Appetit
I made burgers using 3 celebrity-chef recipes, and the best was most fun to make - Insider - INSIDER
Colorado Springs vegan pro perfects recipes for plant-based baked goods in new cookbook - Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs vegan pro perfects recipes for plant-based baked goods in new cookbook Colorado Springs Gazette
TikTok Cooking Sensation Jessica Woo Shares Healthy, Kid-Friendly Recipes for Parents - NBC10 Boston
Recipe: Turn the popular brunch dish, strata, into dinner with sauteed summer vegetables - The Boston Globe
Recipe: Turn the popular brunch dish, strata, into dinner with sauteed summer vegetables The Boston Globe
Recipe of the Day: Cheese and Macaroni Pie The Daily Meal
Fox Recipe Box: Sweet & Savory Peach Salad WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
Recipe: Smoked Queso Houston Chronicle
The Spicy Olive’s Peach Recipes WDTN.com
Burger King® Announces Cows Menu: an Open Source Recipe for Cows' Diet That Reduces Methane Emissions - Business Wire
Burger King® Announces Cows Menu: an Open Source Recipe for Cows' Diet That Reduces Methane Emissions Business Wire
Dinner recipe: Make egg keema at home tonight The Indian Express
5 Indian vegetarian recipes to keep you healthy Condé Nast Traveller India
Yotam Ottolenghi's chickpea recipes The Guardian
There are so many learning labels floating around these days ..
Parenting Failure? It May Not Be All It Seems!
I'll never forget my first lesson in a glider.I'd been interested in gliding, or soaring as it's known in the USA, for some time - and now the big day had arrived.
What Parents Should Do For Children To Do Their Best After Divorce?
Why do some children still do best after divorce and separation? Is there divorce parenting approaches that really work? Read and learn the divorce parenting approaches that really work.Going through the process of divorce is a challenging life transition for both parents and children.
Is Your Child Learning Nothing?
You send your child to school and the teachers teach them. If that is what you think, you could be way wrong ! While most teachers are good at presenting information to a class, learning happens ONLY if kids actually want to learn.
When Your Chicks Leave the Nest
When my son was 18 (and had finished school), he moved into a flat with two of his mates. They were boys we'd known throughout his high school years and the flat was only ten minutes from home, but I cried for two weeks!It just seemed to me that a major part of my life was over.
Parenting Confidence - Who Needs It?
It used to strike me as odd - but really, it makes perfect sense.If you are a regular flier, or have flown recently, you'll know what I mean.
Choosing a Daycare or Pre-School - Top Ten Safety Tips
When it's time to put your child into a daycare or pre-school, there is some homework involved. Here are the top ten safety tips that are useful when looking for a pre-school or daycare center.
Who Wants To Date Their Mother?
Do any other reality TV junkies remember a show on TV last year called "Who Wants To Marry Our Dad?" Well, my life is starting to sound very very similar lately. All you have to do is listen to my kids for a day, and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.
How To Be A Bad Mother
As I sit here and reflect on the past two days and really the past two months, I am flooded with memories of the past and present. All of these thoughts run through my head and I feel so angry and resentful.
Finding Answers to Underachievement
Finding answers to a child's underachievement is often a difficult and complex process. Let intuition be your guide, knowing when and how to ask the right questions.
How To Be Your Childs Sex Educator
The debate in many towns continues throughout this country about who should hold the responsibility of educating young people about sex and sexuality. On one side of the spectrum there are those who believe that parents and only parents should be teaching such sensitive and value-fill information to kids.
Using Pocket-money To Promote Independence In Kids
In seminars I am often asked about pocket-money and whether it should be earned or only given when children behave well.My belief is that children should receive pocket-money as their small share of the family-wealth just as they should share the workload at home.
Peer Pressure - Five Ways to Help Teenagers Beat Peer Influence
Young people generally want to fit in to their various social groups so peer approval is a significant driver for their behaviour. For a young person resisting peer influence can mean isolation or instant ostracising so it sometimes takes great strength of will to refuse to follow the crowd.
Elephants and Teenagers
Something eerily familiar happened in KwaZulu-Natal's Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park in Africa recently.The adult elephants were taken away and the orphaned youngsters were left to fend for themselves.
How to Get Your Children Brand Free
Those of you that have children know what an excursion to the local mall or supermarket can be like. If you're not careful, this simple trip can easily become a wallet draining experience.
How Useful Are Bed Wetting Alarms
Whenever parents discuss how to deal with bed wetting, the topic of alarms inevitably gets raised. Bed wetting alarms can be useful devices, but in spite of the popularity with which they get discussed, they should not really be considered a first line option.
ADHD Treatment: Strategy and Philosophy
If your child or teen has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder during the summer, or winter months, and if your child or teen is not a danger to himself or to someone else, we recommend that you try diet and nutritional interventions first and see if they work. Try our Eating Program/Diet and order the VAXA products "Attend" and "Extress".
Teaching Reading: Part 3, Whole Language Vs. Phonics
There are two methods for teaching children to read; whole language and phonics. Whole language is a "whole - part" method of teaching children to read, while phonics is a "part - whole" reading method.
Surviving As A Single Parent: Seven Simple Suggestions To Make Your Life Easier
1 - Forgive even if you will never be able to Forget -Let go of grudges you may hold against your child's other parent, who is absent from BOTH of your lives. Holding onto feelings of anger will not change your situation and will probably consume a great deal of your energy - energy you need to devote to creating a positive environment for your child.
The ADD Child: Challenging Parents, Teachers and Friends
The ADD child exhibits a series of behaviors that are common in most children. Most children misbehave, act silly and day dream.
|home | site map|