Why a Good Relationship with Parents Is Really Important

Children don’t want their parents to cross their boundaries, but few of them realize that a good relationship with their parents is crucial. We may not like our parents to have a say in everything we do, but we must form solid relationships with them. We explain why it’s necessary and how to go about doing it. Why a good relationship with your…

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Child Neglect: Its Types, Causes and Long-Lasting Effects

Child neglect is a form of child abuse and is a deficit in meeting a child's basic needs. This includes the failure to provide adequate health care, supervision, clothing, nutrition, housing as well as their physical, emotional, social, educational and safety needs. Society generally believes there are necessary behaviors a caregiver must provide in order for a child to develop physically, socially, and emotionally. Causes…

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Shocking School Bullying Statistics That Will Make You Think

School bullying is a type of bullying that occurs in any educational setting. The statistics below demonstrate how severe and widespread the problem of school bullying is in our society. For an act to be considered bullying, it must meet certain criteria. This includes hostile intent, imbalance of power, repetition, distress, and provocation. Bullying can have a wide spectrum of effects on a student including…

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8 Important Newborn Baby Tips All New Parents Must Know

During pregnancy, new parents might not realize the seriousness of the task ahead, until they finally have the baby in their arms. It is then that it dawns that you are responsible for another person's entire life. Expectations are always different from reality, and there is no way one can prepare enough. Fortunately, there are some tips you can follow to make sure…

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Teens and Peer Pressure: How to Protect Your Child from Bad Influences

As a parent, how can you know when peer pressure has adverse effects on your teen? And most importantly, how to protect them from it? Parenting can be a daunting task with trying to juggle everything in life plus raise children to be good people. Peer pressure and its effects can play an important role in your teen’s present as well as future…

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8 Things Single Parents Struggle with in Life More Than Anyone Else

Single parents go through so much in life. In fact, they suffer more than anyone else when it comes to some things. This post is an incredibly hard one to write for me, as I have struggled during married and being single. Although there were many issues during my marriage, obviously or I might still be married, there were less basic struggles. A…

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7 Common Teenage Problems and How to Help Your Kid Cope With Them

Teenagers not only act out in rebellious ways. Sometimes they actually have real teenage problems. As parents, we have to learn how to help. I have three sons, one who is an adult now, and two others who are teenagers. I have learned that they have real problems. This doesn’t mean they have attitudes, although they do, it means they have pressing issues…

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6 Smart Parenting Hacks to Help You Raise Intelligent and Kind Children

Everyone wants to raise an intelligent child, right? Well, there are a few parenting hacks which can help you do that. I will say that parenting has been an interesting experience. Looking at a few parenting hacks made me realize that while I failed at some of these, I did manage to excel in just as many or more. As I look at…

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4 Ways Unconditional Parenting Differs from a Conditional One (and How to Practice It)

Think you’re parenting the right way. Well, there are two types of parenting styles: conditional and unconditional parenting. Raising children can be difficult, to say the least. However, there are so many lessons we learn while doing so. As parents, we want the best for our children, but we also want to train them to be a production and loving addition to the…

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Authoritarian Parenting: Things Authoritarian Parents Do and How It Affects Children

What is authoritarian parenting? The article defines behaviors and attitudes associated with this style and explores the long-term effects it has on a child. Everyone has their own unique approach to parenting. However, psychologists have identified a classification system that distinguishes between the most common parenting styles: neglectful, permissive, authoritative and authoritarian parenting. In this article, we are going to concentrate on authoritarian…

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