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How To Overcome Morning Battles With Tweens?

How To Overcome Morning Battles With Tweens?

Making children, particularly tweens, ready for school can be quite challenging task for every parent. Especially, if you are a working parent, you may want to know few better ways to overcome morning battles with your tween. Set reasonable bedtime Make sure that you set reasonable bedtime for your kid, so that he won’t create […]

How To Raise A Successful Teen?

How To Raise A Successful Teen?

To be successful as a teenager means that your teenager is able to overcome obstacles that prevent them from doing well in school, they develop healthy relationships with their other family members and friends, and of course they stay out of trouble. Many parents get frustrated trying to raise their teenage children. Many of these […]

Effect Of Parental Education On Heritability Of Children's Reading Disability

Effect Of Parental Education On Heritability Of Children’s Reading Disability

Parental education is a strong predictor of socioeconomic status and children’s educational environment. Nevertheless, some children continue to experience reading failure in spite of high parental education and support for learning to read. University of Colorado at Boulder psychologists Angela Friend, John C. DeFries and Richard K. Olson examined if genetic and environmental influences on […]

Is It Right To Reward Children?

Is It Right To Reward Children?

Anyone who has ever taken care of a child will realize that you can get kids to do virtually anything by rewarding them with gifts. However, if you want to become an effective and good parent, be very careful that you don’t overdo the rewards and that they are taught proper values. However, junk food […]

Relay Parenting Putting Strain On Relationships

Relay Parenting Putting Strain On Relationships

Parents are spending more time with their children but less time with each other, according to a Government report. The rise of “relay parenting” means couples could face more problems in their relationship. The Cabinet Office study found parents were now placing a greater emphasis on being with their child and educational activities. With couples’ […]

Ways To Handle A Screaming Toddler

Ways To Handle A Screaming Toddler

Does your toddler scream for little things when s/he doesn’t get them? Some toddlers scream whenever they want attention from their parents; it’s their way of getting attention from parents. Other toddlers scream when they want something that you can’t give them. Whatever the reason, screaming toddlers [Toddler Behavior] are really difficult to handle, especially […]

Parent Training Can Help Kids To Slim Down

Parent Training Can Help Kids To Slim Down

A weight loss intervention directed at parents of overweight children may be as effective as interventions directed at both parents and children, study findings suggest. Over 10 months, children younger than 11 years fared better in the parent-only program, while older children lost more weight through the family-based program, report Dr. David M. Janicke, of […]

Suggestions For Raising Non-Violent Children

Suggestions For Raising Non-Violent Children

With so much violence in our world, parents are more concerned than ever about the dangers facing their children. If you are one of those parents trying to raise your children in a non-violent environment, you need to prepare yourself for the challenges. Children’s entertainment, including video games and cartoon shows often show characters yelling, […]

Three Steps Towards Being A Better Father

Three Steps Towards Being A Better Father

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of fathers in the lives of their children. Kids with caring dads achieve better academically in school, have fewer behavioral problems, are less likely to use drugs or smoke, commit fewer crimes and attempt suicide less frequently. The expectations for being a good dad are different today from previous […]

Talking About Menstruation With Your Tweens

Talking About Menstruation With Your Tweens

While it can be difficult for you to talk with your daughter about menstruation, it is very important to take charge of the situation before it begins. While many parents hope that their daughter will simply learn about the issue from her friends or at school, this is not the ideal way to get the […]