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Kids Can Beat Phobias By Facing Them

Kids Can Beat Phobias By Facing Them

Ghosts, goblins and creepy Halloween fare might be just what the doctor ordered for some kids. New research finds the best way for children to overcome their fears is to face them. While fear of everything from spiders and gore to social events and separation from parents is normal in kids and adults (to some […]

How Your Parenting Style Benefits Your Child?

How Your Parenting Style Benefits Your Child?

There is no doubt that parenting is a tough task. It structures children’s outlook by teaching them learn discipline, obedience, respect and self-esteem. As parents play a vital role in promoting the child’s growth and development, it is essential to find a parenting style that suits your child’s personality and makes them healthy and happy. […]

Pushy Parenting Undermines Children's Self Confidence

Pushy Parenting Undermines Children’s Self Confidence

Siblings and friends would be better off playing among themselves than being shuttled between swimming, dancing and music lessons, the research indicates. Experts believe a lack of free play time is stifling children’s imagination, independence and self-confidence. It can also lead to hyper-activity, they claim. Kris Murray, a child behavioural specialist, said: “Parents shouldn’t worry […]

Is Your Teenager Obese?

Is Your Teenager Obese?

Lucy’s story: I ran into Lucy recently, and she appeared to be extremely tensed about something. We sat down over a cup of coffee, which is when she confided to me: her daughter, who had been overweight even as a six year old, was obese now at seventeen, and had just been diagnosed as being […]

Give Your Kids The Right Message About Sex Before They Get The Wrong One Elsewhere

Give Your Kids The Right Message About Sex Before They Get The Wrong One Elsewhere

Most of us agree on the need to teach sexual awareness to our children. The thing is, most of them seem pretty aware already. Teens with raging hormones can’t seem to get sex off the brain, needing little more than a suggestive picture, commercial, pair of dirty socks or acne gel to spark the awareness. […]

How To Bond Better With Your Teen?

How To Bond Better With Your Teen?

You feel like it was just yesterday when your teenager begged you to take him out for ice cream, and asked for your help in one of the small precious moments of life. How and when did all this change, you wonder, where did that little angel go, leaving this rebellious strong headed obstinate teenager […]

Parents 'Wrong' On Child Weight

Parents ‘Wrong’ On Child Weight

Many parents overlook their child’s unhealthy weight because they believe it is normal, research suggests. Data on 2,100 Australian children found 40% of parents with an overweight or underweight child had not spotted this. Among children, the underweight were more likely to think of themselves as average than the overweight. The University of Melbourne researchers […]

How To Choose The Correct Pre-School For Your Child?

How To Choose The Correct Pre-School For Your Child?

When you look for a new job, or for a new house don’t you invest a lot of your time and energy towards the search? Choosing the perfect pre-school for your child is almost as important, if not more, because this is the place where your child will spend a chunk of her time during […]

Are You Talking To Your Kids About The Financial Crisis?

Are You Talking To Your Kids About The Financial Crisis?

The one bright side to our country’s current economic meltdown is that it is forcing parents to sit down and discuss money matters with their kids. Have you had the talk with your kids yet? You might have if you recently cancelled a planned family vacation in order to pay the mortgage or if you […]

Is Your Teenager Behaving Badly?

Is Your Teenager Behaving Badly?

Your teenaged daughter has just answered you rudely, when all you did was ask her where she was off to, wearing the skimpy clothes. You are trying your best to control your temper, because you do not want to make things worse than they are already, but you really don’t know what to do, and […]