One of the best ways to prevent your child from being bullied or from becoming a bully is to open up the lines of communication. However, adolescent children can be difficult to communicate with. At this age, children are beginning to separate more from their parents and they turn to their peers for guidance and […]
Parenting is hard work! No matter what your profession is, being a parent is your most important & rewarding job. These fact-filled expert articles offer parenting tips, life-changing insight and easy ways to become a better parent. No matter the age of your child, there is no better time than now to learn about the most effective parenting styles and apply them to your own life. Being a parent isn’t easy, but with helpful hints and practical advice from parenting experts and child psychologists you can become a more confident parent and raise children who are happy, healthy and independent.
Homework presents a challenge for all parents. However, if your child has learning disabilities, it can require extra thought and attention. The good news is that with a strategic approach, you and your child can achieve homework success. Clear Communication with the Teacher It’s important that assigned homework is clear and appropriate for the student. […]
Playtime for children is not only fun but essential to help generate a rapidly developing brain. Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist, stated that children actively acquire knowledge through interacting with their physical environment. Because the ADHD child has problems with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, learning can be a challenge both for the parents and the […]
Children are not the most tactful people in the world, especially when they’re very young. They don’t understand that staring is rude, so it’s up to us to teach them. Here are some ideas you can use instead of simply saying, “Honey, don’t stare” when someone is different. It’s not that children intend to be […]
The majority of toddlers engage in some biting between their first and third birthdays. Probably the most common reason is that it is one of the few ways of communicating that’s effective for them, before verbal skills are developed. However, not all children bite. Some choose other forms of communication, such as grabbing, shoving, or […]
The joy of a new baby is certainly special and something that all new parents experience. However, a lack of sleep is also part of having a new baby and new parents notoriously get very little sleep, if any at all. Fortunately, there are some strategies and tips to help new parents get some sleep […]
Trying to teach your child not to interrupt can sometimes be an exercise in frustration. Telling them there’s a time to interrupt (in case of a fire) and a time to not interrupt (boredom) isn’t enough. But putting these principles into practice is easier said than done, especially for a very verbal or high-energy child. […]
If you haven’t experienced this, you will soon enough. All children, especially toddlers and teenagers, will have at least one temper tantrum in their lifetime (if you’re lucky). For parents, it can be a frustrating time, but you are not without help. Here are some tips to keep the tempers cool. What Is a Temper […]
Many parents find time-outs to be effective discipline for their kids, but for some parents time-outs don’t seem to be working. Here are some ideas on how to make time-outs successful for your kids.
It can be very frustrating to ask your child over and over again to complete their chores without them ever getting done. If this describes your house to a tee, consider designing a chore chart. Chores might include taking out the garbage, doing the dishes, cleaning their room, yard work or putting laundry in the […]