Being a successful parent begins with one of the hardest aspects of being a parent, which is getting a child to listen to the person that is caring for them. A few simple tips will increase the communication levels without causing any excess amounts of stress or uncomfortableness for either the parent or the child. Continue reading
It is easy for children to become disrespectful, especially when it seems that so many other people, including adults, are acting in a disrespectful manner. You are the most significant influence in the life of your child, so above all, make sure you become an example of how to act respectfully.
In today’s society, respect is often seen as optional and not required. “If they don’t respect me, I’m not going to respect them” is often the prevalent attitude. How can you raise your children to be different in such a society? While it may be difficult, it’s not impossible to raise children to be kind and respectful and considerate of others. Continue reading
The most important thing that parents should do for their children is to show them that you love them, and tell them that they will always be loved. Some children fear that their misbehavior will cause their parents to stop loving them. If you include your children in every part of your life, your children will know that you love them completely. This kind of involvement is the best way to prevent misbehavior.
It is never too early to teach children the basics of emotional intelligence, and once they begin to recognize their own feelings, empathize with others, and manage conflict effectively, they are well on their way to creating a healthy social life.
Staying involved as a parent is important, especially with teenagers. When you ask questions to obtain a better understanding of your teen’s social life, you show how much you care. If you aren’t always successful in getting your teen to open up, don’t give up on asking questions!
It’s not always what a parent wants that is most important. Developing a child’s self-esteem is a parenting responsibility and steps should be made from birth to make sure the child feels good about himself. Continue reading
No parent wants to learn that their child is being bullied. No longer just playground harassment, bullying has moved into the twenty-first century with scare tactics on social media websites, text messages, and emails. Continue reading
If parents can change their views and practices to insure that the food their children eat is healthier, then they will have taken a very important first step in raising healthy children. Toddlers especially learn by watching their parents and other adults and copying what they see. The trends towards obesity in children can change if we start early establishing healthy eating habits.
If parents stay out of the way, siblings really can resolve the majority of their disputes, but in their own way and not without squabbling, and often not exactly as their parents would have wanted. Continue reading
“Life is not about winning the race. Life is about finishing the race, and how many people we can all help finish this race. How we can start being kinder to each other…” Continue reading
The behavior of parents affects both the personality and social development of their offspring. Younger children often mimic or emulate parents, but during adolescence an individual begins to step away from parental influence and more toward peer influence in a desire to be different. Continue reading
As a young person yearning to be seen as an adult, you can achieve this by demonstrating your ability to make responsible decisions and understanding the reasons behind your parents’ concerns. Remember though, your teenage years are short, so enjoy the time you have before you need to grow up! Continue reading
Ken Robinson is fond of saying “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, then you’ll never come up with anything original.” As an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity expert Ken Robinson, PhD, challenges the way we are educating out children. Continue reading
As the head of nutrition for Berkeley, California schools, Ann Cooper serves organic, regionally sourced and sustainable meals to lots of lucky children. She has a front line view of the daily battle to keep kids healthy, and also of the enemy, the processed-foods industries that sometimes seems to want to wrap every single thing that children eat in a fried coating and then a plastic bag. Continue reading
Jamie Oliver is outspoken and passionate about his wish to teach every child about nutritional food and fighting obesity. The Jamie Oliver Foundation is a registered charity whose mission is to empower, educate and engage as many people as possible to love and enjoy good food. Continue reading
Evil prevails when good men and women do nothing, and nothing changes unless we accept that there is a problem. We are long overdue to engage in an honest, open and frank national dialogue about what we can do to address the threat that gangs pose to the societal, emotional and spiritual health of our country. Continue reading
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. Continue reading
Whether you decide to become involved in organized child advocacy efforts, or you chose to keep a watchful eye on the children in your neighborhood, we can each play a role in making the world a safer place for our children. Continue reading
While children do have short attention spans on most days, practicing meditation will help them develop into adults who are calm, centered, and self-aware. This will help them to become more well-rounded and less stressed individuals. Continue reading