Let's face it. There are just some days when it would just seem easier to let your child have his way than feeling like ... brought into the loop so that follow through remains consistent and clear.
Disciplining a child is one of the most important, yet difficult, roles of being a parent. Effective discipline teaches a ... setting a good example and behaving properly and appropriately yourself.
Children always seem to find a way to 'push our buttons' at times and really try our patience. It's easy to feel ... and understanding, the discipline can have a positive outcome for all involved.
Recent studies suggest that low-income parents tend to endorse much harsher discipline, partially because they hold stronger beliefs ... provide for their child's physical and emotional well-being.
Sometimes it can be very challenging to communicate anything with your child. Setting clear expectations regarding what's acceptable ... grow into a mature person capable of making wise decisions.
One of the most frustrating challenges we face as parents is communicating effectively with our child. Though we strive ... healthy communication patterns is to model positive communication skills.
Effective discipline does not involve physical punishment of children. Recent studies have shown a direct link between physical punishment ... to a safe environment to avoid harming them further.
Regular schedules provide the day with a structure that orders a young child's world. Although predictability can be tiresome for adults, ... from time to time, the routine will return the next day.
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." That's just not true. Name-calling hurts -- especially when ... will learn what they live and grow to do the same as adults.
One of the most important things you can teach your child is respect and the best way to teach respect is to show respect. When ... You're sure to raise a child capable of giving and gaining respect.
In order to teach or child to treat others with respect and dignity, they must also be treated that way. And childhood is a time ... child, pointing out that it applies to him as well as to others.
It's imperative for a child's healthy development to feel important and worthy. Healthy self-esteem is a child's armor against ... importance, value and worth which will carry into their adult years.
Communicating with our children can be a difficult task at times. We feel like they're not listening to us; they feel like we're not ... own that they can draw from. Remember, respond - don't react.
If you baby is not napping well during her first few months of life, you may want to try to cut back on the time she is awake by ... that have enough rest wake up happy, talking, and in a good mood.
Summer is time for outdoor fun with your children. However, sometimes the days are long and your ideas are short. Here are some ideas ... for the next time your children say MOMMMMMM - we're bored!
Was parenting easier forty years ago? As a mom in the new millennium, I dream about the idea of parenting in ... children lifelong habits and healthy attitudes toward exercise and physical activity.
The first and most important step to take is to decide to take charge of your child's asthma. Parents of asthmatic children ... more you know about asthma the more effectively you can control it.
First thing which comes to mind hearing the four magical words, We're having a baby? is of course a baby shower party. The ... preferred, gift registry, if any, the host's contact numbers for RSVP.
Hiring a nanny is one of the best solutions. People may consider daycare instead of nanny. So which choice is better than another? Why ... to a hiring until you've had the chance to interview them.
If you baby is not napping well during her first few months of life, you may want to try to cut back on the time she is awake by ... that have enough rest wake up happy, talking, and in a good mood!
As the host of a baby shower, the decorations will likely be one of your biggest tasks! Just because you're the host, it ... to use decorations that also can be used as gifts to save money!
When it comes to creating baby shower invitations, spend the extra time to do things right as the invitations really set the tone ... you will buy should be according to your choice and performance.
Keeping your baby safe at all times is one of your greatest concerns and responsibilities. There is so much to consider and it is very easy ... are feeding your baby keep him out of the kitchen. Q.
Buying a gift for a baby is especially tough when you don't have any kids of your own. If you've never had ... lifestyle gifts might include breastfeeding supplies, baby slings or cloth diapers.
Though we all worry about spoiling our child, rest assured that you cannot spoil your child with love. Love doesn't spoil children. Love ... of fear in our children in order to get them to comply.
Toddlers can be fussy eaters who refuses to try a new food at least half of the time. Approximately half of all toddlers fit ... may discover you and your toddler share a new found favorite food!
Disciplining a young child using the time out method can be very effective, and will work with children as young as 18-24 ... you're inconsistent and will be more likely to test your boundaries.
"Moooooooooooom!" It's irritating, it's frustrating and it gets on your last nerve. Though it's obnoxious and ... curb whining should the positive attention and disciplinary actions be ineffective.
Honesty and dishonesty are learned in the home. Parents are often concerned when their child or adolescent lies. Young children ... or child psychologist to find out whether help is needed.
It has been shown many times over in research studies that a parent who is involved in their child's education has a positive ... to better assist them in the homework and study process at home.
The world is a far more scary and complicated place than it was when you were a child. As a result, it's imperative ... they are less likely to challenge the rules and will accept the consequences.
Recent studies have shown that not only do children like to sit down at the dinner table and eat a meal with their parents, but ... want to be and involved and important part of their every day life.
The majority of toddlers engage in some biting between their first and third birthdays. Probably the most common reason is that it is ... biting allowed, that it is wrong, and that it hurts people.
Even the best behaved toddler has an occasional temper tantrum. A tantrum can range from whining and crying to screaming, kicking, hitting, and ... and they'll be anxious to do it again and again. .
Accidents in the home are the primary cause of death in U.S. children. By taking a few simple precautions, these injuries can be ... and some common sense, your household will be your child's haven.
In our effort to balance very full and hectic lives with our families and our jobs, we may have been neglecting an all-important ... child knows he's growing up safe, secure, treasured and loved.
Your child's showing all the signs of being ready to potty train. That's great! But now, where do you start? ... With consistency, encouragement and praise, they'll soon be completely trained.
Disciplining your child is never easy. You probably know from experience and mistakes how important it is to be consistent, ... against each other in providing effective discipline for their child.
Praising a child correctly is important to the development of positive behaviors. It's a great way to encourage constructive future behavior. ... in your child and you'll grow closer as a result.
We watch our children grow right before our very eyes. It seems like yesterday they were a baby learning to crawl, walk, and ... and openly with your child, and you'll both mature gracefully.
We all know as parents that discussing and negotiating the rules with our children is never easy. Children are all very ... Consequences should be consistent, fair, and always followed through.
In today's busy world, work, household chores and social activities all put a strain on your time with your child. But as you well know, ... for a sit-down dinner together, or make a trip to the park.
Everyone makes mistakes. Granted, some mistakes are more significant than others and harder to get over, but they are a part of ... differently the next time to avoid making the same mistake again.
Trying to teach your child not to interrupt can sometimes be an exercise in frustration. Telling them there's a time ... to speak before speaking, and apologize when you inadvertently interrupt.
Some parents may worry that setting strict rules may distance them from their children. But this simply isn't the case. ... after each infraction, and that your child understands the reasons why.
It's probably no secret that children who have involved parents are more happy, healthy, and well-adjusted and excel at their educational and ... your child. It's a win-win situation for you both.
Expect the best from your child. If you expect the best behavior and performance you're your child, it's often what you will get ... expectations of your child, you'll be greatly pleased in the end.
We've all heard the term, "Oh, that's child's play." It implies something is easy, frivolous and unimportant in the overall scheme of ... is fleeting, so let them enjoy being a kid while they are one!
Children learn to imitate at a very young age. It's how they learn to behave, care for themselves, develop new skills, and ... your child will help build a strong sense of security and self esteem.
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