Oct 2nd, 2010
While scary for parents, the normal individualization process during the tween and teen years doesn’t have to involve power struggles and hard feelings if parents avoid these three common parenting mistakes.
Sep 30th, 2010
Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. Since a child’s first association for most of their formative years is with their parents, we need to be aware of what imprints we are leaving on our children.
Sep 29th, 2010
How far will a parent go to find the answers that plague us every step of the way? Is the yen to be the perfect parent not a quest that beggars that of the Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail? So, we go on to The Question that haunts every new father and mother – How Can I Be The Perfect Parent?
Sep 24th, 2010
Newborns need all the love, attention and care that we can give them, and we've got to hand it to Mother Nature for providing us with invaluable responses to ensure attachment and bonding between parents and their babies. Read on to understand the chemistry of attachment.
Sep 21st, 2010
Most of us do not like to be controlled, and children are no exception, so your choice to control always has negative consequences for your children. While controlling might work in the short run, it can create many problems in the long run.
Sep 17th, 2010
Although adults understand the importance of developing a supportive social network, children aren't quite as selective. While there's only so much influence you can wield in your child's social life, here's how you can help your teenagers develop a positive social network.
Sep 16th, 2010
Emotional incest occurs when a parent energetically uses a child to fill an inner emptiness that the parent is not taking responsibility for filling. While it might not be as traumatic as sexual incest, it occurs for the same reasons - a wounded parent using a child addictively to get love and avoid pain.
Sep 15th, 2010
Even before you become a parent, you get advice about it from all sides about the rules of good parenting. But most people soon learn that some of these techniques are simply fads - and many of them don’t work at all. Read on to see what James Lehman thinks are the top five most ineffective parenting concepts out there.
Sep 13th, 2010
If your daughter is between the ages of 9 and 12, she's a tween navigating the bridge between childhood and her teenage years, and is looking to have more control in her life. As a parent the journey will be that much more rewarding if the two of you can get along.