Your parenting style began to evolve when you were a small child. How you were parented, your experiences growing up, and your values shape how you approach parenting. Your goals for your child and your definition of parenting success play an important role in your personal parenting style. Your spouse comes to the role of […]
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Children are resilient and adaptable. They have a myriad of interests and they’re generally not great at setting limits for themselves, and it’s tempting to allow them to pursue all of their interests. However, this can lead to overscheduling. The result is that your child can easily become stressed out, cranky, and exhausted. It’s not healthy […]
A recent research study published in the August edition of Sleep Medicine found that teens with insomnia were more likely to have depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. The study was conducted using over 350 high school students (grades 7-12) in South Australia. The study also indicates that the early treatment of insomnia may […]
As children develop emotionally and mentally, they begin to figure out not only that their words and actions have consequences, but that they can also bend the truth. They learn that the words they use elicit a reaction from you. The natural tendency is to test this new found realization and to lie to avoid […]
The current best-selling parent book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, provides parents with some very practical tips on how to be parents. The authors are able to make some rather complex science easy for parents to understand and apply in providing the nurture, guidance and structure children need to […]
Have you ever been called a “helicopter parent”? It’s a type of parenting that is not well received by many school administrators or other parents. Additionally, while it may be annoying for other adults, it’s also not good for your child’s development. While most parents have moments where they hover, it’s good to know when […]
Vaccines are one of the main reasons why we enjoy a relatively disease-free and extended life span. The others are the creation of antiseptics and antibiotics. Before the invention of vaccines, people died of diseases such as Pertussis, Tetanus, Measles, and were crippled by Polio. Widespread epidemics would kill millions of people and wipe out […]
Parenting a child with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a challenge. Communication is essential and communicating with a child who has attention or sensory challenges can be difficult. Below are strategies for strengthening communication with your child. Recognize when your child is actually hearing you and paying attention. Most people require […]
Coming up with fun and creepy food for a Halloween party can be a lot of fun! Whether it’s a party for kids or adults, you can really get creative with this kind of scary food theme. Here are some suggestions for offering your guests the best in fun, tasty, and scary! Kids’ Parties For […]
Making Halloween crafts can be a lot of fun, and you can create some really spooky, funny effects. Buying decorations can end up costing a lot of money, though, and you often end up throwing them away after the party. Why not make your own, and have fun in the process? Here are some ideas. […]
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