Does your child seem to stress and worry about everything? Well, anxiety in children can be more common than you think, and it might be happening in your family. I never realized how anxious I was as a child until I grew older. Considering my anxiety was something I endured from as long as I can remember, I never noticed an onset of the illness. Anxiety in children can be that way. They can grow up thinking their worry and stress is normal. It sometimes
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
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
Trying to encourage a young child to brush their teeth can be a nightmare. How to teach your kids to practice good oral hygiene? While children are very active and like to try new things, they do not have much interest in brushing their teeth. As a parent, it is your responsibility to do whatever is necessary to encourage your children to practice good oral hygiene. Now, this will not be easy, but if you are creative you will see progress and the dentist will
Helicopter parents are those moms or dads who take excessive interest in the lives of their children and an overprotective take on their safety. It basically describes a parent who has a tendency to hover over their child… well, like a helicopter at any given moment. Whether it’s to do with school work or experiences, the helicopter parents are the parents who are always there, and sometimes are there a little too much. That’s not to say that a helicopter parent is a bad parent,
We all want to live a good life, especially when it comes to raising children and a family. The goal to live a good life is guided by certain principles that are personal and vary from one person to the other. There are also those that are the standard, for example, the quest for good education for a child, good housing, financial security just to name but a few. Talking of life, there is a very interesting short film by the name of ‘Alike’