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What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Oppositional Defiant Disorder is defined as a pattern of ongoing behavior that displays disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior towards persons in positions of authority. This is a behavior that goes beyond the usual ‘acting out’ that most children will display from time to time and show patterns of consistently obstinate behavior. This may be the […]

Shared Parenting: Tips To Make It Work

Shared Parenting: Tips To Make It Work

Modern family structures and patterns of marriage and remarriage have created new, complex family structures and extended family structures and have given rise to concepts such as Shared Parenting. Shared parenting refers to a collaborative arrangement in child custody or divorce determinations in which the care of the children is equal or more than substantially […]

Why Does My Toddler Keep Catching Cold?

Why Does My Toddler Keep Catching Cold?

It seems to some of us, that our child is forever going about with a runny nose, or a stuffy nose resulting from what seems to be an interminable cold. There are many reasons for this: Your toddler’s immunity system is still getting used to the various kinds of cold viruses in the air and […]

Is Spanking Ever Ok?

Is Spanking Ever Ok?

For many the answer to that would be an unequivocal No, because we all know that there are many, many downsides to hitting children, it can be counter-productive and can lead to all sorts of problems for the child later. Yet we have an entire generation of parents preceding the current one that swear by […]

How To Make Your Child Read?

How To Make Your Child Read?

The first trick to get a child read is to start early. Read to them as babies and continue doing so, especially at bedtimes. When reading to a child, try doing so in dramatic, fun voices of the characters, so the child can see how fun reading is. It’s best to also lead by example, […]

Tips For Traveling With Children

Tips For Traveling With Children

You may notice that a child who is so excited and looking forward to a trip may suddenly transform into a fidgety, irritable and difficult to please child when you are traveling.[Traveling with children] To make sure that you don’t encounter an embarrassing tantrum or a wearying argument, plan ahead for when you travel. Carry […]

How To Tackle Bad Language In Children?

How To Tackle Bad Language In Children?

What would you do if you enter your house and suddenly you hear your kid say the F word? As a parent, you might get shocked and start to think about what to do. The common mistake is scolding the children for using bad language[Toddler language] but completely missing the mark of explaining to them […]

The Death Of A Pet: Helping Your Children Mourn And Cope With Loss

The Death Of A Pet: Helping Your Children Mourn And Cope With Loss

The loss of a pet is not usually easy for anyone, but it can be especially hard on a child. Many younger children do not understand what has happened. This is especially true if the pet has to be euthanized. Your child may act out, withdraw, or have difficulty sleeping. For most children, this is […]

Teenagers And Their Love Life - A War Larger Than Life And More Powerful Than Love

Teenagers And Their Love Life – A War Larger Than Life And More Powerful Than Love

No matter how fast they grow our children remain children all their lives. The common saying that” having a teenager in your house is hell” fits as a glove the 99% of the families with children. Mothers , particularly, can’t stop wondering when did the sweet baby they brought into the world became a raging […]