May 12th, 2010
It's common for single parents to parent from guilt. This article explores the guilt dads often experience, which unknowingly becomes part of the foundation of their relationship with their children. In the long run, this guilt will result in resentment of the dad against the children, in relationships that are less than they could be, and in grown children who are unprepared to meet their responsibilities and relationships maturely.
May 7th, 2010
We all know the between right and wrong, but every child needs fine-tuning. Parents need to inculcate both, values and virtues, in their children with consistency, sensitivity, patience, and a great deal of love. Once you have equipped children with values, you can trust that they will base their judgments on them and evolve into self-possessed, successful adults.
May 5th, 2010
There is a tried and true psychological principle that says, "Notice something you don’t like about your child, show some emotion, and the problem is guaranteed to get worse." Childhood swearing is a good example. Many parents react with a variety of emotions ranging from shock, to out and out adult temper tantrums complete with threats. A normal child will witness this parental display with utter fascination.
May 5th, 2010
Parents often feel a real pressure to be perfect, but there is no way to get it right all the time.In fact, those who set very high standards for their children often cause huge problems for them. You do not need to be perfect to earn your child’s love and respect – you just need to be a human being.
May 4th, 2010
Although assertiveness is an inherent skill in some children, it can be nurtured via helpful and consistent parenting. Part of being assertive is having confidence in one’s ability to make good choices. Your child should be able to stand up for what he or she believes in without alienating others. Read the second part of the two-part article on raising assertive kids.
Apr 30th, 2010
Teens and pre-teens especially seem to have an “I don’t care,” or “Why bother?” attitude about school, homework and their other responsibilities, whether it be chores around the house or a part-time job. Do you find yourself asking your teen, “How will you ever make it in life if you don’t take these things seriously now?”
Apr 27th, 2010
How can you protect your children from social media? How do you shield them from the dark side and at the same time allow them to explore, absorb and learn without acting or being perceived as the enemy?
Apr 26th, 2010
Read a query from a parent about his two-year old and the advice he received from our Clinical Psychologist. Are you concerned about your child's behavior? Want answers to parenting queries? Write in and get your own queries answered by our child experts.
Apr 24th, 2010
Aggressive behavior, if not checked, can go on to cause untold harm when a child grows up. But why is it that some children are more prone to aggressive behavior than others? And if and when it does happen, how does one handle it and set it right?