Parenting Styles

Permissive Parenting

Permissive Parenting

Parents may want to consider a few reasons why giving in to their child’s unruly behavior is not going to benefit themselves or their child in the long run. First of all, when a child whines and cries for fifteen minutes before their parent caves in to their demands, they’ve learned the exact amount of time they need to whine and cry to get their parents to cooperate. Continue reading

Understanding Attachment Parenting

Understanding Attachment Parenting

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

Six Obstacles to Talking to Your Children About Sex

Six Obstacles to Talking to Your Children About Sex

Don’t leave the sexual education of your children in the hands of the school, television, or their peer group. Seize the teaching moments your children lay before you. Overcome the obstacles listed in this article. Reclaim your role as primary sex educator for your children. Begin today. Continue reading

A Quiz To Determine If You Are A Committed Parent

A Quiz To Determine If You Are A Committed Parent

Are you a committed parent? Do you place family first? Is your success at home as important as the success you achieve in other areas of your life? Would you like to find out just how committed you really are to your children and the role of parenting? If so, take the quiz included in this article. Continue reading

Helping Your Child Make Smooth Transitions

Helping Your Child Make Smooth Transitions

It takes time for a parent to create conditions conducive to producing readiness for a smooth transition. It takes time for a child to get used to and embrace a new situation. It takes time for a parent to tune into and respond effectively to a child’s positive and negative reactions to the change. To smooth the transition time for your child, take the time to read and consider the five steps to effective transitions. Continue reading

The Ten Worst Things to Say to Your Child

The Ten Worst Things to Say to Your Child

The style of Parent Talk and the words we use to communicate are critically important to the self-esteem, emotional health, and personal empowerment of our children. There is an undeniable link between the words we use and the attitudes and outcomes those words create in our children’s lives. Words can empower and words can wound. They can nurture or shame, encourage or scold, uplift or bring down. Continue reading

Tips for Cultivating Empathy in Children

Tips for Cultivating Empathy in Children

Teaching children how to feel empathy can take time and patience. Some children naturally absorb the notion of understanding other’s feelings as they mature, yet all children need parental modeling and other techniques to be able to first feel empathy. This leads to developing the capacity to act with compassion, and eventually to the ability to forgive.
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Spoiling Children: A Look at Seven Common Myths

Spoiling Children: A Look at Seven Common Myths

Sometimes myths are just that – myths. And that may include the concept of “spoiling” children. This article includes some interesting professional observations about this topic from the vantage point of child development, parenting techniques and useful tools. Continue reading

When Parents Take Over-Protectiveness to the Extreme

When Parents Take Over-Protectiveness to the Extreme

A parent’s neurotic behavior serves as a blueprint after which a child will model their own lives. The unfortunate outcroppings of teaching a child to give in to inappropriate fears are wide ranging. At the very least, children suffer from a sense of powerlessness, lack of confidence, and low self-esteem. The worst cases, however, are characterized by debilitating levels of anxiety, chronic clinical depression, and suicidal tendencies. Continue reading

Teaching A Child About Generosity

Teaching A Child About Generosity

Raising generous children is a process, and there will be times when you’ll experience disappointment and dismay at your child’s selfish impulses. However, if you continue modeling the behaviors you want to encourage, helping your child remember to think of others before herself, and talking about lapses in judgment, you’ll be teaching her the right lessons.
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Teaching Your Children About Thankfulness

Teaching Your Children About Thankfulness

The holidays are a time of giving, but kids often think the holidays are all about what they are going to get. Battling your child’s natural selfish inclinations isn’t easy, but it is worth it. Take some time this holiday season to win the battle for their attitudes. The rewards will stretch far beyond the holidays. Continue reading

Can Students Benefit from Mindfulness Training?

Can Students Benefit from Mindfulness Training?

Becoming mindful is, indeed, a simple concept, but it is not always an easy task to accomplish. The reason for the difficulty is that our brains have been conditioned to put all of our attention on past events or fretfully construct and contemplate our future. Continue reading