Good Morning America: On the Show
Good Morning America’s Amy Robach was with Malala to talk about her new mission. Emma Jenner is encouraging parents to parent differently. Plus, a performance from Capital Cities.
GMA: Malala Next Mission
Amy Robach was in Nigeria with Malala, the teenage girl who caused quite a stir when she spoke up about girls’ education. Malala is urging the Nigerian president to bring back the countless missing girls.
Malala proved how strong she is when she survived a Taliban attack two years ago. She is celebrating her seventeenth birthday in Nigeria, and is asking people to share what makes them strong. The idea is for people to say what they are stronger than. Malala said that she herself is stronger than fear, stronger than violence, stronger than terrorism, etc.
Amy Robach reported that Malala said she’s already looking forward to her next birthday when she’ll be 18 and able to fly around the world by herself. As of right now, her father accompanies her on her travels.
This is just the first segment in a new series that Amy Robach is taking on called #GirlPower, which will follow women and girls around the world who are making a difference, much like Malala.
Good Morning America: Keep Calm and Parent On Review
A modern day Mary Poppins is saying that parenthood is in crisis. The nanny, Emma Jenner, is raising questions about how to parent.
Emma Jenner is a classic English nanny but with a fresh take on common sense. She recently wrote the book Keep Calm and Parent On saying that parenting is in crisis. She said a lot of that has to do with fear, and that she can see the fear in a parent’s face when their child is about to have a temper tantrum. Emma Jenner said that kids are clever, and can see when a parent is afraid, and use it to their advantage.
Emma Jenner also said that she believes children are capable of more than today’s parents expect of them. She said that using an iPad in a restaurant to keep them quiet is a shortcut that parents shouldn’t be taking. Emma Jenner said that means showing the child how to behave, and if they start to act out, leaving the restaurant.
Emma Jenner said one of the problems is that we’ve “lost the village,” meaning that families don’t get involved in each other’s lives enough to help parent. Christine Kongslie, a mother who welcomes Emma Jenner into her home, said that she loves having someone else there to give advice and observe.
Emma Jenner said that setting boundaries, standing firm, and reminding children who’s boss will get parenting back on the right track.
Also, after 17 years of caring for other people’s kids, Emma Jenner is finally having a baby of her own.