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How To Raise A Well Behaved Child?

How To Raise A Well Behaved Child?

Having a well behaved child starts with the parents. Children aren’t born bad, they learn it from their environment and surroundings. An active and attentive parent, who sets good examples, and enforces the child’s boundaries is all the child needs to make good choices in life. The first step to having a well behaved child […]

Help Your Child Conquer His Night Fears

Help Your Child Conquer His Night Fears

I am sure we all remember how it felt to have the boogeyman hiding under the bed, and to have that green tongued monster peek out at you from the dark cupboard. We all remember the fear, the anxiety and the paralyzing dread, but we didn’t know at that time that this was very common, […]

How To Balance Parenting And Teen Privacy?

How To Balance Parenting And Teen Privacy?

There comes a time in every parent and teen relationship where the line between sending them to their room and wanting to know what is going on in there are bound to cross. You may want their bad attitude and sassy lip to be out of your presence for a while. However, most parents will usually […]

How To Deal With The Anxiety Of Stay At Home Parents?

How To Deal With The Anxiety Of Stay At Home Parents?

When my friend and colleague decided to be a full time ‘stay at home’ parent to her two kids aged four and six, little did she know that she would soon start to feel that her nine to five job was in actuality a piece of cake in comparison. When I called her last week […]

Child-Care Relationships Tied To Kids' Stress Levels

Child-Care Relationships Tied To Kids’ Stress Levels

Bickering parents and poor caregiver relationships each increase levels of the stress hormone cortisol in children, new studies say. The two studies show the biological effects stress has on children in these common situations. Long-term or frequent rises in cortisol can have negative health consequences. Research with animals and people suggest that secure relationships help […]

6 Tips To Teach Your Kids How To Dress

6 Tips To Teach Your Kids How To Dress

Of course, we all know that there is no way that your kid can dress herself overnight; everything must be handled in small steps, and one of the first things you must teach your child is to be a responsible person. Don’t we all hate that John who said that he would turn up with […]

How Do You Motivate Your Teens To Excel?

How Do You Motivate Your Teens To Excel?

If you are the parent of a teen, then you must be in the same situation as I am, constantly worrying whether what you are doing is right for your teenager, or whether you have done something wrong, and if that is the reason why she is behaving the way she does with you. When […]

Let Your Children Discover The Benefits Of Being Ignored

Let Your Children Discover The Benefits Of Being Ignored

Here’s something you already know, but don’t know you know: Children love to be ignored. It does not mean neglecting them. It is about ignoring them, as in being seen and not heard, out from underfoot, free to do their own thing without adults hovering neurotically over them making sure everything in their lives is […]

Children Distressed By Family Fighting Have Higher Stress Hormones

Children Distressed By Family Fighting Have Higher Stress Hormones

Children who become very upset when their parents fight are more likely to develop psychological problems. But little is known about what happens beyond these behavioral reactions in terms of children’s biological responses. A new study has found that children who are very distressed when their parents fight also have higher levels of cortisol, a […]

Setting Rules For Your Kids At Home

Setting Rules For Your Kids At Home

There are parents who feel that they will lose their kids love if they are overly strict with them, and this is especially true for working parents who feel guilty as it is for not spending too much time with their children, and who do not want to spoil their time together by talking about […]