Miley Cyrus' Antics: A Heartfelt Mom's Response & Advice For Parents Everywhere
In response to the dignity-destroying culture children are drowning in, embodied by Miley Cyrus' recent performances, family fitness expert and mom, Sarah Clach
Rochester, NH (I-Newswire) October 9, 2013 - Today family fitness expert and mom Sarah Clachar gives parents guidance on 4 things they can do to counter the growing culture of degradation. Spurred on by the performances by former child star Miley Cyrus, music career, Clachar offers parents hope and tangible actions they can take.
Says Clachar, "Miley Cyrus' performances hit a sore spot for a lot of parents because it felt like we were watching one of our own children lose themselves on stage. Our kids grew up with her. We don't want our children feeling the only way to get attention is by demeaning themselves. But that's a cultural trend we find ourselves battling against day in and day out. And this performance, plus the widespread media acceptance of it, epitomizes it."
Clachar continues, "I have a 16 year old daughter. And like most parents of teenagers, I'm aware of how much pressure she's under to join the fashion trends of short shorts and the behavior that's associated with this kind of dresscode. Most of us adults know the huge emotional and physical costs associated with getting intimate before you're ready for this. But unfortunately, most parents assume they can't do much to counter this and end up giving up."
In contrast to the common perception that kids will be kids, Clachar offers an alternative reality. She urges parents to build a solid home life from which children can gain a sense of confidence and security that will help them hold their own.
She recommends parents do 4 things to nurture a strong sense of self-respect in their children:
1. Spend time with their children. Clachar notes that quality time does not make up for the trust and familiarity built by quantity time.
2. Guide their children. Parents are often discouraged from imposing values and expectations on children. But as Clachar points out, they need this desperately to help make critical judgment calls.
3. Give children real self-esteem boosters by challenging them. Clachar explains why honest criticism and pushing children to aspire helps children feel more confident in the long run.
4. Get active together. Clachar and her husband teach family fitness and point out that doing sports or exercise together brings many more benefits than just fitness. It gives families more time together and allows more opportunities for life coaching and essential family bond-building.
Clachar attributes using these 4 principles in her family life to helping her daughter and son navigate this culture with more dignity and confidence.
She finishes with a challenge to parents, "Many parents think kids will figure things out by themselves and are uncomfortable intervening or taking action. Listen, if you were on a ship and a storm blew up, would you want the captain of the ship to tell you you're in charge - you'll figure things out? Would you want him to tell you he's taking his decades of experience, jumping into the only lifeboat and leaving? Don't abandon your children to take on this world by themselves. Give them the guidance and support they need."
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About Sarah Clachar and Fit Family Together
Together with her personal trainer husband, nutrition expert and mom Sarah Clachar created Fit Family Together to offer guidance to families looking to stay healthy together. Fit Family Together helps parents build strong bodies and stronger family bonds by providing fitness, health and parenting tips, tactics, strategy and inspiration. To get started with family fitness, sign up for their FREE 7-day ecourse. Go to www.FitFamilyTogether.com to get started. Get hourly tips on twitter @sarahclachar or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CasAndSarahClachar.
About Fit Family Together
About Sarah Clachar And Fit Family Together
Since expecting their first child, Sarah and her More.. husband Cassius have made fitness a core part of their family life. From biking to hiking . . . from the heart of New York City to a farm in New England, they have found a way to stay active together. And through all this exercising as a family they discovered that family fitness builds not only strong bodies - but stronger families.
A professional health writer with a BA in biology, gardener and foodie Sarah brings a wealth of expertise in nutrition and health. A personal trainer and inveterate tinkerer, Cassius brings innovation to making family fitness work.
For more information about how to make family fitness part of family life Take the Fit Family Together 7 Day Family Fitness Challenge and put a family fitness plan together. Go to www.FitFamilyTogether.com to sign up. Or follow us for hourly tips on Twitter @sarahclachar or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CasAndSarahClacharLess..
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