Some Parents Have No Business Being Parents at All!
Do These People Stop to Think About How They're Poisoning Their Children's
Minds?A Look into How Poor Parenting Can Lead to a Child's Misunderstanding of
What Love and a Healthy Relationship Should Look Like
When Kids Help Out at Home, It’s Good for Them
Why is it important to give youngsters responsibilities for jobs in and around
the house? First of all, it can and should be helpful to busy working parents.
Obviously, more work gets done if everyone has a job to do. But what purpose
does it serve for the kids?
Mastering The Art of Better Listening
Experts point out that every communication is really eight communications: what
you mean to say, what you actually say, what the other person hears, what he
thinks he hears, what he means to respond, what he actually responds, what you
hear him say, and what you think you hear.
Is your Child
Discipline too Lax?
Modern psychology suggests that today's parents need to give their children room
to develop their own mindsets and make personal decisions. We're told not to
take them to church so they can choose a religion when they are older, yet how
can they choose when they've never been taught any spiritual values?
What is Normal
Development is given in a range of years. Each child develops as an individual.
Ask yourself, are you expecting too much or too little?
How To Be A Better
‘Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is
equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal’. This quote by
‘Louis K. Anspacher’ totally sums up the meaning of marriage.
Children, Chores, and
By the time children are about 7, most parents have begun to think, “It’s about
time she did a little work around here!” and the battles begin. “When are you
going to feed the dog?” “That garbage needs to be taken out right now!” “Honey,
how many times do I need to ask you to make your bed!”
Taking the temperature of child presents a number of choices as well as some
minor difficulties. There are a number of ways through which you can take the
temperature of a child. The most popular amongst these methods are rectal
method, auxiliary method and oral method.
Sometimes, we find that our little toddler is eating more than we do. We can
call this habit as overeating, but the point is ‘Is it really overeating?”.
What Is The Best Age
To Start A Toddler In School
As an infant starts getting older, his parents start thinking about putting him
in kindergarten or pre-school. The question that hounds almost all the parents
is - what is the best age to start a toddler in school. This is because if the
child is not prepared for going to school, it will have a negative effect on his
Bed Wetting Solutions
‘Nocturnal Enuresis’ or ‘Bed Wetting’ (Sleep wetting) is a disorder where a
person involuntarily urinates on the bed during night. It is very common in
children under the age of five. Such a condition is very embarrassing for
children when they get psychologically mature to understand the disgrace it
Pulling Hair — Helping Children with Aggression
Has your child ever lashed out and hurt someone? Has she ever been bothered by
another aggressive child? If your answer is "Yes," join the crowd! Almost all of
us struggle with understanding and helping our children when they hurt others,
and when they are hurt by other children.
Healing the Hurt of
Children thrive on connection with their parents. Their need for a sense of
connection is strong and constant through childhood. It is this sense of safety
and connection that allows children to learn at a great rate, to experiment and
play so fully, to enjoy themselves and others without reservation, and to trust
in the goodness of the people they know.
How To Stop
It is medically recommended that a baby be fed nothing but his /her mother’s
breast milk for the initial six months after birth and that this nursing be
continued for at least one year of life and after that, as long as it is
mutually preferred by both the mother and the kid.
Feelings in Public Places
We live in a society that has a demanding and judgmental attitude toward parents
and young children. Often, the attitude toward children in public is that they
should be seen and not heard, that the parent should be “in control” of the
child’s behavior, and that children who are having feelings in public are a
7 Things to do Instead
Research confirms what many parents instinctively feel when they don’t like to
spank their child, but they don’t know what else to do. The latest research from
Dr. Murray Strauss at the Family Research Laboratory affirms that spanking
teaches children to use acts of aggression and violence to solve their problems.
Being “In Control” The
Key to Parenting
they can speak, young children ask lots of questions. “What is on the moon?”
“Why do we have to sleep?” “Where does the wind come from?” and a thousand other
inquiries help children fill in their picture of how the world works.
How can you, as a parent, give your child what he wants and needs and still have
him go to bed in a timely manner?
Saying “I Love You”
"I love you". Can any words possibly sound sweeter or offer greater comfort? Is
any statement more natural--or necessary--between a parent and child? In many
families, these words come easily. But if you grew up never hearing them, saying
"I love you" may feel somewhat unnatural to you.
Ten Keys to Successful
important that we discipline in a way that teaches responsibility by motivating
our children internally, to build their self-esteem and make them feel loved. If
our children are disciplined in this respect, they will not have a need to turn
to gangs, drugs, or sex to feel powerful or belong.
How Should Kids Be
the sole duty of the parents to discipline their kids so that they grow up to be
responsible individuals. The behavior instilled in kids during younger years
forms the foundation of their personality.
Children Conquer Their Fears
A child becomes afraid when circumstances beyond her control, or
circumstances she doesn't understand, rock her fragile sense of safety.
The process of development, birth, and growth in the first vulnerable
years present many moments when a child's sense of safety is
challenged. And although we consider ourselves an "advanced" society,
many children still face deeply isolating and even life-threatening
situations early in their lives.
Fathers Are Primary
Children love their Daddies! Your children love to hear your voice, to
see you come in the door, to be next to you at the table, to play with
you as long as you can possibly play! One father I know told me that his
15 month old climbed up on his and his wife's bed at 6 a.m. one morning,
crawled over, peered in his face, and gently put her finger up his
nostril! Your children want contact with you--all of you!
For Successful Marriage
Often, it does not take more than six months post one’s wedding to
discover that something has changed drastically. You may feel that your
partner is not paying you adequate attention, the distribution of
household chores and responsibilities is unequal and so on. The reason
giving rise to such feelings could be one and many.
Children Who Have Difficulty Sharing
Last month, we looked at the "I'll be with you while you wait" policy
that we think helps children when they find themselves in competition
for toys or attention. If you missed that article, you can find it here
be a Super Dad without Having to be Super Dad
Being a loving and caring father and husband is the key to raising
healthy, happy children. But even if your heart is with your family,
there are always ways to improve – to go above and beyond for your kids.
Here are eight helpful tips to become a Super Dad:
Releasing our anger in the wrong ways can lead to emotional and physical
scars on our kids. When infants are shaken, even for one heated moment, they can
die. And it takes only a moment to harm their little souls. Weeks ago, I snapped
at my two-year-old. It was an instance that I thought would be forgotten after a
hug and an apology. Until, that is, the next day when she kept asking, "Mommy,
are you mad at me?" Even today, she can sense irritation in just the set of my
jaw and she'll ask again.
Emotional and Behavioral Impact of Divorce & Separation
1. Children and Divorce
One of the myths that some adults like to perpetuate is that young
children do not notice what is going on around them. Nothing could be
further from the truth. Nevertheless, it comforts some parents to
believe that if a mother or father leaves the home, the child will not
suffer in anyway.
The Importance of Play
With all that busy parents have to do, it sometimes might be easy to
forget to sit down and play with your children. The purpose of this article is
to extol the importance of play to children’s development and to give parents
some tips on games and activities.
of Encouragement and Praise
Children thrive on positive attention. Children need to feel loved and
appreciated. Most parents find that it is easier to provide negative
feedback rather than positive feedback. By selecting and using some of
the phrases below on a daily basis with your child, you will find that
he will start paying more attention to you and will try harder to
please. Recent research shows that ADHD children may need more praise
than the average child. Unfortunately, because of their behavior they
often receive less.
Understanding How You Currently Play With Your Child
1. Why Is Play So Important?
Play brings you closer to your children; it helps them to become more
independent; they are more able to work problems out; to develop their
own concentration and imagination. Key skills needed for life and
learning at school.
Bedtime: Getting Children to Bed and Staying There
Bedtime around our house is a disaster. I beg, I plead, I threaten and I
yell. By the time I finally get the kids settled for the night, I’m too
tired to enjoy the rest of my evening. How can I get the kids to bed
Your Child’s Behavior!
In order to understand why your child is misbehaving it is extremely
useful to keep a diary:
Identify one behavior that you would like to change. Be as specific as
you can e.g. wont do as s/he is told, hitting, demands things, whines.
Write the behavior down.
All Babies Cry Sometimes
Some babies cry a lot more than others, even though they may be
perfectly healthy and their parents very experienced in handling
infants. The amount of time your baby spends crying each day may be less
than it seems. Though you may feel that your baby is crying twenty-four
hours a day, if you carefully record his actual crying times you may
discover that his crying isn’t really nonstop. Understandably, your
feelings of frustration and helplessness may make it seem that your baby
All Babies Cry Sometimes
Few parents of babies have hours to spend
reading any book from cover to cover, so I’ve designed this one for
people who have only five minutes a day to concentrate on anything but
their fussy babies. The book contains brief, comprehensible explanations
and plenty of charts to speed up your search for answers.