A birth plan is a lot more popular in the US rather than the UK, here in the UK we are recommended to have a think about some of the basics regarding skin to skin, cord clamping and pain relief. Giving birth is an unpredictable event so it’s quite hard to have a birth plan and stick to it, but it is worth having an idea of what you might like. Pregnancy is a really exciting time, speaking from personal experience (38 weeks) but it
You may think that permissive parenting is about giving your children the freedom they deserve. Yet, it can be really damaging for your child’s personality and have lasting negative effects on their life. If you are already a parent or are going to be a parent soon, you are probably aware that there are various different parenting styles. Everyone has their own view about what is the right and wrong way to raise children. Permissive parenting is one of the most popular and controversial styles.
You often hear the term positive reinforcement when talking about dog training, but this simple method is surprisingly effective with children. Positive reinforcement is the method whereby we ignore bad behavior and praise good behavior. Children can learn all kinds of life lessons through positive reinforcement including social skills and good manners. It can also be beneficial in education. Positive reinforcement makes children feel good about themselves and encourages them to do better. It can be used for short-term solutions or long-term goals. The best
Child-rearing is a hard work to do, and like any other work, it requires a lot of efforts and self-control to be done well. All parents want the most important project of their life—child rearing—to be successful, and they do their best. However, parenting styles differ. While some parents prefer not to be involved in the child’s life at all, others become hostages of their own fears and misconceptions and grow with their child together. Despite the differences in approaches, both miss a very important
A healthy mother-daughter relationship is about balance and being fair, but there are costly mistakes that can damage this union. The mother-daughter relationship may seem like a perfect union straight from the Lifetime Movie Network. In some cases, this is true, but it’s rare. In most situations, there are certain levels of toxicity. Thank goodness it’s usually in small doses and it’s only temporary. In other cases, however, there are mistakes that can be so grave as to threaten the daughter’s future happiness. This is
This man’s unique Christmas gift to his 9-year-old daughter will teach you an important life lesson. Here is his full letter to his daughter. At Christmas time, it’s easy to get swept away in the hustle and bustle of shopping for presents and the confusion of trying to figure out what to get everyone. Yet, when we are trying to shop for our children, the choice of toys, games, and technology can make anyone’s head swim. We want to make Christmas as special as we
There are a few warning signs that you should look out for to spot someone who isn’t ready for a relationship so you can invest your time in someone who is. The first phases of dating are always exciting, getting dressed up and getting to know each other is always good fun. Yet, as time goes on, you can begin to wonder whether the person you are dating is truly ready for a relationship. Here are some signs to help you find out: 1. They’re
Whether you are a new parent or one with many children, it seems that parenting advice through the years changes drastically. Whereas decades ago it was considered to be acceptable to let babies cry themselves to sleep, nowadays leave your child crying and you’ll face the wrath of both parents and non-parents. So how can you make sense of the world’s trickiest and most important job, raising children? Keeping up with the latest psychological studies that offer science-backed parenting advice is one way of staying