Here are some ideas that have been helpful for them: Encourage free play and exploration. Provide opportunities in your home and outdoors for kids to use their own energy to explore, build and create. Make sure the environment around your home is safe. Keep the front and back yards and living spaces free of loose or broken objects that can be tripped on, and keep toys and activities away from windows and stairway openings. Install a non-slip rug in your bathroom. Kids can stand on a non-slip rug while getting in or out of the tub or shower. Don’t pay for babysitters. Kids do best when they are with their families.
The chastened Mrs. Roosevelt, who had once told an audience of Christian Scientists that “there was nothing in the world which would give me greater pleasure at this moment than to see boys and girls of the ages of 6 and 7 or 8 and 9 wandering about the streets of Cambridge in their schools” grudgingly accepted her parents’ wishes to move with her children to a school that had been founded in 1882 by the prominent New Thought voices of the time, Joseph Prince and Lucinda Pardee. Known as the Cambridge School for Psychic Research, the school was primarily confined to students between the ages of 6 and 18. While the school was intended to be a private institution, and Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt paid tuition on their own, the school began to attract outside interest. The scientific community in Academe began to take notice, and people from around the world researched there, including Dr. Havelock Ellis and even a number of famous psychoanalysts. The young Freud often visited the school at this time, and it became the place where he, with his male followers, developed the concept of the unconscious mind as the central working model for the mind, a thinking tool that has come to be part of lay psychological thinking ever since. d2c66b5586