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Second-Hand Smoke May Trigger Nicotine Dependence Symptoms In Kids

Second-Hand Smoke May Trigger Nicotine Dependence Symptoms In Kids

Parents who smoke cigarettes around their kids in cars and homes beware – second-hand smoke may trigger symptoms of nicotine dependence in children. “Increased exposure to second-hand smoke, both in cars and homes, was associated with an increased likelihood of children reporting nicotine dependence symptoms, even though these children had never smoked,” says Dr. Jennifer […]

Facing The Challenge Of Parenting A Pre-Schooler

Facing The Challenge Of Parenting A Pre-Schooler

Because the formative, pre-school years – three and four years – are when feelings of self, God and others begin to formulate, they need to be treated with the utmost care. An experimental age, children of pre-school years often want to feel (taste, smell, touch and hear) things for themselves and begin to show curiosity […]

How To Help Your Children Who Stutter?

How To Help Your Children Who Stutter?

Many young children stutter, but they often outgrow it by about age 5. If it lasts longer, there is no known cure for stuttering. But you can help your child overcome this difficulty in speaking. Here are some suggestions: Don’t push your child to speak correctly all the time. Just encourage the child to talk, […]

How To Deal With The Risky Behaviors Of Teen Girls?

How To Deal With The Risky Behaviors Of Teen Girls?

Moving from parenting a child to parenting a teenager can sometimes be a pretty scary adaptation, it often seems like the child has grown up suddenly overnight into a completely peculiar and hard-to-get-along-with entity. Any parent will tell you that parenting teen girls today is an increasingly tough challenge and requires much patience, courage, determination, […]

Help Your Child Choose Friends

Help Your Child Choose Friends

Making friends is one of the most important social skills your child will learn. Attempting to make friends, your little one will communicate with others by telling stories and jokes and exchanging secrets. However, your child may choose friends who you might feel are bad influences. Parents can find themselves telling their child not to […]

How To Develop Positive Discipline In Children?

How To Develop Positive Discipline In Children?

While all parents want to teach their children positive discipline [Child disciplining], it is an accepted fact that getting them to adopt good behaviour is not as easy as adopting bad. Usually, children are more attracted to undisciplined acts more than disciplined ones because they require less effort and seem more spontaneous. To teach positive […]

Parenting Plays Key Role In Infant's Response To Stress

Parenting Plays Key Role In Infant’s Response To Stress

In infancy, genes are the key influence on a child’s ability to deal with stress. But as early as 6 months of age, parenting plays an important role in changing the impact of genes that may put infants at risk for responding poorly to stress. The researchers looked at 142 infants who had been placed […]

Tips For Teaching Self Care Skills To Your Children!

Tips For Teaching Self Care Skills To Your Children!

As the children grow, their role to take care of themselves also increases and your need for your children will be decreased, but if you are a parent of young children, it is one of the challenges for you to teach them self care skills. If the children are young, the simple tasks also need […]

Exposure To Family Violence Especially Harmful To Previously Abused Children

Exposure To Family Violence Especially Harmful To Previously Abused Children

Millions of American children are exposed to violence in their homes each year, putting them at risk for a variety of emotional and behavioral problems. According to a new study, children who are maltreated tend to have a lot of re-exposure to family violence, and this re-exposure often leads to increased psychological problems. Researchers at […]

What Are The Effects Of Verbal Abuse On Children?

What Are The Effects Of Verbal Abuse On Children?

Children who suffer from verbal abuse can know the pain of those words. If you are stressed, you might be showing that irritation on your children, but remember that this makes your children lose the confidence on themselves. They may even unable to recognize their own talents and unable to adapt the challenges of life. […]