Parenting Information


Parenting Information

What Are Reasonable Expectations of a Child?


To have reasonable expectations of our children is an important aspect of wise parenting. Reasonable expectations leave room for a child to be a child but understand they are on the road to learning to be a mature adult.

What is Child Sexual Abuse?


What is child sexual abuse? Any sexual activity that is imposed on a child by an adult or an adolescent is a sexual assault and abuse of the power of one person over another. This also includes experiences of child to child, teen to child, teen to teen, if there is an age difference of four or more years.

What is Incest?


Incest is sexual activity, ranging from fondling to intercourse, between family members who aren't married to one another. State laws vary regarding the type of sexual activity and also on what constitutes the type of kinship that indicates incest rather than just sexual abuse.

Work Before Play


Many families, ours included, have learned that breakfast is eaten after we are dressed and have made our beds. Dressing and making a bed somehow only takes five minutes when done before breakfast and take forever if done after breakfast.

The Secret, Unconscious Game Children and Parents Play Where No One Wins!


Did you know there's a game children and parents play all the time and yet, neither of them knows about it? This article discusses this unconscious, no-win game children play with their unknowing parents; how points get scored; why the game isn't a good thing to play, and how parents can stop the game.I wish I could tell you the name of the game.

Parents Need to Vent Anger! Try These 4 Steps to Serenity


Parents are losing their self-control to anger. A friend called me today and told me a very troubling story.

Lets Pretend


Children explore the world around them and learn through pretend play. With so many passive activities like watching TV and playing video games, we sometimes need to encourage our children to pretend play.

Helping Your Child Cope With A Long-Term Illness


All children will likely have many different health problems during infancy and childhood: the flu, chicken pox, broken bones, stitches, ear infections, to name a few. For most children, these problems are mild - they come and go without incident and with little disruption in a child's daily life or routine.

March of the Penguins - A Fun Learnig Tool


Everyone loves penguins. And now, everyone has a chance to see how penguins live in the highly entertaining documentary March of the Penguins.

A Chart for Everything


For every season, check, check, check, There is a chart, check, check, check, And a chart can replace some of your nagging. A chart for chores, A chart for grades.

Parenting Your Teenager: Truth or Lie?


Attention all parents of teen-agers. Here is an important, groundbreaking and even shocking bulletin for you:According to research conducted at the prestigious-sounding Josephson Institute of Ethics in, of course, California, here are two startling pieces of information:1) 92 percent of teens surveyed admitted to lying to their parents at least once in the last year.

Why Fathers Are Such a Necessary Component in the Raising of Their Children.


The first year of a child's life is the most crucial time for Dad's to be present and loving and hugging his child. According to clinicians in the first year of birth babies relate to behaviors not language.

Over-Indulgence And Over-Attentiveness - Two Dangers Parents Must Avoid!


We're all familiar with the over-indulgent parent. But there's another parenting practice that can be equally harmful: over-attentiveness.

Watch Your Language! - How Parents Can Help Kids Help Themselves


'I felt great until I walked into the classroom - then it all went wrong!'No, this wasn't a teacher talking! It was a high school student on the day of an important exam.She needed a good grade in a particular subject to qualify for a place at college, so she had worked hard and psyched herself up for success.

Getting Through to Your Teenager


Have you ever watched your teenager make a mistake (that you've made yourself) after you've warned them at least a thousand times? Is there anything more frustrating as a parent?Well, this is somewhat typical in most "normal" households across America. We (parents) screw up, tell our children about it, and what do they do? They go out and repeat the same mistake.

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How "helicopter parenting" can impede children's development
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Overcontrolling moms and dads -- so-called "helicopter" parents -- can stunt their children's emotional development, new research warns. Directing every move a toddler makes may undermine a child's ability to manage their emotions and behavior on their ...
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Cosmos

Parenting, lemur-style
Cosmos
A new study has shown that male lemurs' androgen levels actually increase as they engage in child care behaviours. Anthropologists Stacey Tecot, one of the authors of the new study, suspects the spike may instead be linked instead to protective parenting.



The Sun

What is snowplough or lawnmower parenting, where does the term come from and how does it affect children's ...
The Sun
This style of parenting is when mums and dads remove any difficulty from their child's path – similar to pushing snow out of a path. This could be when a parent bribes a teacher to let their child on a sports team, or pays someone to write an essay for ...
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Dad's Comic Strip Captures 'The Weirdness' Of Parenting | HuffPost
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John Kovaleski has been drawing comics ever since he can remember. Over the years, his work has covered monkeys, family pets and talking toys. On Sunday ...

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My Kid Doesn't Want to Volunteer. Is She Hopelessly Selfish?
Slate Magazine
Care and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@gmail.com or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. Dear Care and Feeding,. My family is involved in a certain amount of charity ...



Forbes

What Ecology, Sociology and Parenting Can Teach Us About Scaling Company Culture
Forbes
Here's the key to understanding the importance of company culture and how to scale it: corporations are people. I don't mean that in the legalistic way we've been arguing about since the late 19th Century. I mean it in the self-evident way that a ...



KRON4

The effects of 'helicopter parenting'
KRON4
Their findings -- helicopter parenting behavior we saw "included parents constantly guiding their child by telling him or her what to play with how to play with a toy, how to clean up after playtime, and being too strict or demanding." The kids reacted ...



The Atlantic

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting
The Atlantic
Caroline Fraser's recent biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of Little House on the Prairie, describes the exceptionally ad hoc parenting style of 19th-century frontier parents, who stashed babies on the open doors of ovens for warmth and ...



The equality of parenting
Lexology
In the week after Father's Day in the UK, insurance provider Aviva commissioned a report into Shared Parental Leave (SPL) polling 1,000 fathers and 1,000 mothers with children aged 16 and under nationwide. Despite the legislation on SPL being in force ...



U.S. News & World Report

Why Choose a Side When Raising Kids? The Case for 'Hybrid Parenting'
U.S. News & World Report
With this in mind, I neither support helicopter parenting (micromanaging children) nor free-range parenting. I am a fan instead of what I would like to refer to as "hybrid parenting." This, to me, makes the most sense, since it takes into account the ...
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