Jun 3rd, 2010
Life is full of difficulties and berry-throwing mean kids. In his fabulous book on “the practical neuroscience of happiness, love, & wisdom,” Neuroscientist Rick Hanson, explains that we can take positive steps to determine which memories stick with our kids. By putting neuroscience into action, he gives us a method for raising kids who have more positive memories than negative ones.
Jun 3rd, 2010
“Shut up!” What do you do when your child says it to you? The reality is that “shut up” is a rude, offensive comment. Here, James Lehman MSW tackles the problem from both perspectives, and shows you how to eliminate it from your family's vocabulary.
Jun 2nd, 2010
Studies have shown that the quality of praise a child receives is more important than the quantity of praise. Too much praise can actually hinder a child’s growth. While praise can be a powerful form of encouragement, too much of it given in an insincere manner can backfire badly. So, what is the right way to praise kids?
Jun 1st, 2010
In a culture of stick-thin models, our young adolescents are embarking on a dangerous path of dieting, bingeing, and purging. Here is how to tell your daughter is at risk, as well as tips and exercises to help improve body-image in your household.
May 31st, 2010
Of all the weapons in your child’s arsenal, the words “I hate you” can have the power to reduce any parent to tears or anger. Children know that saying this can paralyze a parent during a fight, which is why they use this tactic to get what they want.
May 30th, 2010
Has your sweet little baby turned into the meltdown monster? Believe it or not there are ways to help reduce the frequency and intensity of their dreaded meltdowns. Here are three tips that can quickly help set you and your toddler up for success.
May 28th, 2010
Malls are mushrooming all over India, not only in metros but in towns too. If you have the money to regularly hit malls without a budget, you are fair game for the myriad tricks used to make parents and their children engage in impulse purchases. Here are some tips for parents to shop judiciously with your kids at malls.
May 26th, 2010
Is your child isn’t learning the crucial things he or she needs to learn in life? Many of us screwed up our early adult lives because we didn’t know those skills — and we’re paying the consequences now. Here's a basic curriculum in life that a child should know before reaching adulthood.
May 25th, 2010
Girls are enamored with social communications as a way to make connections and keep in touch. But while the Internet can be a very private-seeming place when one sits alone in front of a computer screen in a bedroom, but in reality, it can be devastatingly public. In this age of MySpace, cell phones, and instant messaging, it has never been more important to ensure that you are a part of your daughter’s life: the real and the virtual.