Attachment Parenting is an approach to raising children in which there are no hard and fast rules. There are general guidelines to pull from, but parents don’t need to follow all of them to participate in this parenting style. By listening to their children, following their instincts, and using certain ideas as tools to choose from, parents can build the best environment possible for their own unique family. Continue reading
We need to protect the lives of our innocent children. Childhood diseases are coming back because people trust that other parents will immunize, and thereby their own children will be safe. The bottom line is none of us are safe if everyone is not immunized. Continue reading
Before making the decision not to vaccinate children against childhood diseases, parents should familiarize themselves with the diseases vaccines prevent and what the consequences would be if their child developed it. They should also understand the risks and side-effects of vaccinations. Continue reading
Need incentive to remove the TV from your child’s bedroom? You’ll find it here.
The TV is a stranger in your child’s bedroom influencing, guiding, directing, and causing the Great Family Disconnect. There is NO good reason not to GET IT OUT OF THERE, NOW! Continue reading
“When it comes to damage, there is no real difference between physical, sexual and emotional abuse. All that distinguishes one from the other is the abuser’s choice of weapons.” – Andrew Vachss. There are many formal, accepted definitions of child mistreatment. The information in this article is intended as a basic guide to understanding child abuse and neglect. Continue reading
We receive many messages from the media, talk shows, television and the Internet regarding the existence of childhood sexual abuse. Unfortunately, there is not an equivalent amount of information on how to talk to your child about sexual abuse and how to prevent it. Most parents never think about talking to their child, and it is very common to be uncomfortable while talking to your child about this topic. Why not give your child all of the information they need to protect themselves? Continue reading
Children benefit from their parents’ solidarity. Conflicts, disagreements, and inconsistent behavior amongst the adults can contribute to their insecurities and anxieties. But if two parents are committed to making important decisions together regarding their children, and if they uphold each other in that area, then this kind of stability and reliability will be communicated to the young ones and contribute to their overall emotional health and happiness. Continue reading
When we consider the question of faith-based parenting we’re essentially asking whether or not children should adopt their parent’s values as their own. This is obviously a question that we encounter in many areas, aside from just those pertaining to religion and spirituality. Continue reading
This article covers twenty-six resolutions to help you begin the New Year with renewed parenting focus and commitment.
Your children need to hear that they have a great future ahead of them, that being different is a GOOD thing. Praise them. Value what’s important. Make 2013 radically different–you can change your family tree and break these generational patterns for good. But it doesn’t happen without you taking action. Continue reading
What are you going to say when you hear the Santa question? Be ready by reading this article. Continue reading
Many moms and dads are filled with self-doubt, but the reality is that most of the judgments we make about our parental abilities are unnecessary. A good parent is a confident, modern parent. Rid yourself of the guilt and worries about being a good parent and go on to enjoy parenthood and the joy that it brings. Continue reading
Achieving the proper work/life balance can be a challenge at times. It helps to redefine success to fit your individual circumstances and endeavor to incorporate satisfaction and enjoyment into every aspect of life.
The jealousy and resentment that one sibling feels for another is typically the expression of one deep and all-encompassing desire — to possess the exclusive love and attention of both parents. When competing brothers and sisters stand in the way of this desire, animosity can rear its head in a number of ways. Continue reading
The job of a single parent can be tough on everyone. You can face a cultural climate that has largely been told by child psychologists, teachers, and other authorities that every child needs the love and involvement of both parents in order to be truly happy and fulfilled. Continue reading
Our deep beliefs regarding what is sacred in living and dying will strongly influence how we live day to day. Exposing this part of ourselves to our children can form the basis of a powerful bonding experience. Also, it will impart to our young ones some basic tools with which they can begin to build up their own beliefs about life and the larger purpose of it. Continue reading
If you have a preteen, then be prepared. Peer pressure usually escalates in middle school and, if your child doesn’t know how to adequately handle it, high school can be brutal. There are a few key ways that you can help your preteen deal with peer pressure better: teach them about what peer pressure is, offer them ways to cope with it, and keep the lines of communication open. Continue reading
Communicative support is a critical developmental factor that adds to the well-being of all children, but it is especially important during the sometimes turbulent teenage years. Teens need their parents to develop the ability to support them with compassion and guide them with understanding. Continue reading
Softball, soccer, basketball, horseback riding, swimming, hockey, or volleyball—the sport doesn’t matter. The guidelines for parents remain the same. Show support for your child while they are learning or practicing a sport, and consider the following ideas so that they also learn about sportmanship. Continue reading
Cell phones are indeed a novel gadget to have and they are getting cooler by the minute, but in many situations cell phones are being treated like toys. If this is the case in your family and your young child doesn’t absolutely need one for safety, then it may be wise to wait until your child has a more defined sense of responsibility. Continue reading