RSSArchive for August, 2012

Most Common Mental Illness in Children and Their Symptoms

Most Common Mental Illness in Children and Their Symptoms

Statistics show that mental illness in children is a worryingly common phenomenon: as many as 20% of American children could have a diagnosable ailment. As many as 5 million children could have a mental condition serious enough to interfere with their day-to-day functioning. We look at some of the most common mental disorders in children and their symptoms. Anxiety disorders Anxiety disorders are the most commonly seen mental illness in […]

The Divorce Process – Assets and Children

Divorce is often a long and difficult process, both emotionally and financially, for all parties involved. Although it officially ends the marriage between two adults, it is a life-changing decision that will significantly alter the everyday reality of the whole family, including any children. There are several elements to a divorce, but for many divorcing […]

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Single Parent Grants – Information and Resources

With the rising number of single parent families today, the subject of single parent grants assumes great importance. With the kind of financial difficulties, housing problems and other logistical difficulties that single parents can typically face, many government programs have been designed to help. Unplanned or unintended pregnancy, pregnancy outside of marriage, divorce and death […]

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Good Manners for Kids – A How-to Guide

The importance of good manners for kids is demonstrated by the old adage: manners maketh man. Your child’s manners may determine how well others think of your child. Good manners also determine social competence. Not only that, your child’s manners (or lack thereof) will reflect upon you and your upbringing! Good manners will create a better […]

10 Tips for How to Discipline Children

10 Tips for How to Discipline Children

Knowing how to discipline children effectively and in a healthy way could mean the difference between a happy well-behaved child and a confused and poorly behaved one. Gentle but firm; consistent methods of discipline can help a child understand what sort of behavior is acceptable and expected from them – here are some tips that can help: 1. Consistency, consistency, consistency To know how to discipline […]

Most Common Child Behaviour Problems and What to Do About Them

Most Common Child Behaviour Problems and What to Do About Them

For parents, child behaviour problems could be distressing, upsetting and even overwhelming. However one thing that parents need to remember is that most of these are temporary – children go through so many phases as they grow, that in a majority of cases, there is no reason to worry. With gentle but firm consistency, most of these […]

What You Need to Know About Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children

What You Need to Know About Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children

A reactive attachment disorder in children or RAD as it is also known, is an uncommon condition that prevents normal attachments to primary care givers in early childhood. This is a different condition from others such as mental retardation or other developmental disorders. We look at possible causes,symptoms and prevalence of RAD. Causes of reactive attachment disorder in children This condition prevents […]

Tips to Improve Classroom Behavior

Tips to Improve Classroom Behavior

As a parent, you are probably concerned about the classroom behavior of your child. This is one place that a parent cannot be present to observe, monitor or control a child’s behavior – the child has to make their own way and a parent can only suggest and guide from afar in this case. Importance […]

What Is STEP or Systematic Training for Effective Parenting?

What Is STEP or Systematic Training for Effective Parenting?

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting or STEP is a parent education program developed bypsychologists Don Dinkmeyer Sr., Gary D. McKay and Don Dinkmeyer Jr. The program is published inthe form of a book series and bases itself on the works and theories of renowned psychologists. This is a highly popular work, which has been translated into many different languages. How is STEP useful for parents? […]

Caring for Aging Parents – Things to Keep in Mind

Caring for Aging Parents – Things to Keep in Mind

Caring for aging parents can be difficult. It can be a drain on your emotional and financial resources and can also impinge upon your time. It can call upon you to make sacrifices and compromises. So how can you care for a much-loved parent and also make sure that care giving doesn’t exhaust you or […]