General Skills of Compassionate Parenting & Effective Discipline
Compassionate Parenting provides a secure emotional base from which children carry out their genetic programs to explore and interact with their environments in safety and protection. At the same time, parents develop the protective, nurturing, and compassionate skills that empower them in all areas of life, including work and health. We simply function at our best when we have emotional connections with our children that are strong, flexible, and enjoyable. Compassion most definitely does not mean letting children get away with bad or selfish behavior. It does not mean that parents should go along with whatever children want. ...
5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Lead Healthy Lives
Believe it or not, you impart a legacy of health to your children that goes well beyond the genes you give them. You also pass along health beliefs and model health-related choices. Here are 5 tips that will set your kids up on a path towards a healthy life. 1. Instill a sense of wonder about the body. Many adults fear and distrust their bodies. They believe that the body is fragile, and illness is just around the corner. The myth that you will catch a cold if you go outside without a coat ...
How You Handle Your Childs Development Now Will Stay With Them
Having children is a life long commitment and it can be a daunting task when you think of all the different ways you can go about raising your child. Nowadays you need all the good help and information you can get when it comes to the development of your child, and there are many great websites on the internet that will give you a wealth of information. Whether you are just starting out with your first child, or maybe you need help with your teenager, you will find what you need to help you do the right thing for your ...
Practical Ways to Teach a Child Responsible Behavior
Responsible behavior doesn’t come naturally; it is a learned trait. It is important for parents to teach their children responsible behavior at an early age; a healthy respect for the feelings of others, and a strong sense of right and wrong. Combined with setting a good example and involvement in a young child’s development of social skills, spend quality time with your child and instruct them about proper, responsible behavior. It can go a long way in helping to correct behavior problems that could lead to serious consequences down the road. Everyday experiences are a parent’s best tool when it ...
The Most Crucial Parenting Techniques
No matter who we are, or what we do in life, most of us have kids. And there are numerous theories floating around regarding parenting. The two I have found that are crucial above all else: teaching my kids that everything but love, shelter, clothes, schooling and food are privileges, not rights, and more importantly is to be consistent with them. It is imperative that you are consistent with EVERYTHING starting when the child is very small. Sounds easy, but it's very hard to do. We all get caught up in our lives, get frustrated or angry and threaten things ...
The Most Common Parenting Mistake Of All
Becoming a parent, especially for the first time, is an exciting but scary experience. You’ll be entering a whole new world where different rules apply, and no matter how prepared you think you are, there’s usually little you’ve... [Continue]
The Laid Back Parents Guide To Teaching Your Child To Read
At first I thought of titling this article “The Lazy Parent’s Guide” but then I realized that most parents aren’t lazy, but they may have a slightly different philosophy about children and learning. If you’re a big reader... [Continue]
Entertain The Kids For Free – Good Weather
As a parent I have found that, not only is free entertainment helpful financially but it also benefits the kids. I have friends whose kids are not satisfied unless they are “being entertained” usually at one of those hideously expensive theme... [Continue]
5 Tips On Raising Your Newborn Child
Having a baby is one of the most beautiful things that could happen in a parent’s life. Yet, it is also challenging. Raising your newborn child is not easy. It takes a lot of effort and patience to nurture your child until he or she reaches the... [Continue]
Five Parenting Tips To Help Your Child Get More Exercise
Was parenting easier forty years ago? As a mom in the new millennium, I dream about the idea of parenting in a world where streets are safe and parents can let their children run freely through the neighborhood, their bodies naturally challenged... [Continue]
A-B-C’s Of Parenting
Common sense in parenting is a rather relative idea. Some parents simply do not have it and they need to be told just how to parent. That is why there are so many bestselling parenting books out there. There is nothing wrong with needing a little... [Continue]
Advice On How To Successfully Get Your Children To Bed
Many parents find trying to get their child to bed at night to be one big struggle. The child may play up, whinge and even cry. When in bed, the child may then repeatedly keep getting out of bed and coming downstairs. This article gives advice on... [Continue]
Best Online Parenting Advice
All of us want to be the best parent we can be, but we sometimes doubt whether we are doing what’s best for our children. Good parenting skills are learned; we’re not born with them. But where should you go for parenting advice and tips?... [Continue]
Childproof Your Home to Keep Your Little One Safe
Parents and caregivers want to provide a safe place for their children to live and play but too often child proofing these areas gets put off. This has caused thousands of household accidents that could have easily have been prevented. The good news... [Continue]
Dealing With The Stress Of Being A Parent
Becoming a parent is a life changing event, and while bringing up children certainly can be a joyful experience there’s no denying that it can also place huge stresses on you as a mother or father. Commonly recommended ways of dealing with stress... [Continue]