Aug 26th, 2010
It’s time that we, as parents, evaluate why exactly we say ‘no’ as much as we do. At an age in which the transition from the helplessness of being a baby to the stark realization that the self is an independent human separate from mommy is, at best, abrupt, our kids need to hear ‘yes’ more.
Aug 24th, 2010
Most parents REALLY want to be good parents. But since it is rare for parents to take parenting classes before becoming parents, we inadvertently do lots of things to mess up our kids. This tongue-in-cheek article may help you to see what you are doing!
Aug 22nd, 2010
When you have more than one child, from time to time they might ask you if you love one sibling more. You need to know if they just crave affirmation, or are using this excuse to manipulate the situation during an argument or power struggle. James Lehman offers tips for responding appropriately.
Aug 22nd, 2010
The truth is - no matter how much we strive to remain impartial to both children, there are times when we DO find ourselves covertly favoring one child over the other. Parents tend to gravitate toward the child who reminds them most about themselves. Here are some ways to watch out for those tendencies in yourself.
Aug 21st, 2010
Wouldn’t you agree that if we know what language someone is speaking, it is a bit easier to communicate with them? Most children and adults have a "love language" that they favor. In his book 'The Five Love Languages of Children', author Gary Chapman talks about what we as parents can do to make our children feel loved.
Aug 18th, 2010
Are you looking for ways to help your child learn to read? There's a lot you can do as a parent to help your child boost her reading skills. Carol Brooke, M.S., M.Ed., offers some useful resources and printables - with tips on using them, that you can put into practice at home.
Aug 17th, 2010
‘The Three Musketeers’ is undoubtedly one of the most popularly referred-to novels of its time. It shot to fame all over again when the name of the third musketeer became a million dollar question in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, perhaps the most talked-about Indian movie of the decade.
Aug 16th, 2010
While children overcome some fears as they grow up, some of them may persist – becoming stumbling-blocks in their daily lives. In more serious cases, they can severely impact a child’s ability to interact sociably with other children and their ability to meet their own needs. Here's how you can help a child overcome phobias.
Aug 15th, 2010
As parents we cannot teach our children confidence if we ourselves lack it. But, no matter how much we may have been de-valued as children, we owe it to ourselves and our kids to learn to value ourselves now.