It can be hard to let go of your role as mom or dad. Follow these 4 parenting rules to help your adult "child" transition into adulthood... no matter how old they are.
Are you a procrastinator? Procrastination is a widespread problem that never seems to go away. No one is born with a procrastination gene. It is an annoying habit that may have its roots in childhood. Although we may look back on childhood as a carefree time, a child’s life is structured around school. Parents and teachers rule, and children must obey.
Life coach Tara Kennedy-Kline has ADD like her father. Her son was diagnosed with PDD NOS and Asperger's Syndrome. Read to learn how she was able to manage her own diagnosis and how it helped her treat her son without resorting to physically punishments.
Middle school can be a terribly stressful time both for parents and for the child attending middle school. There’s a lot of things that parents are told to watch out for in middle school and I think it might be easy to get too worried and to miss out on things that may be more important for your middle school student. So here are three things that you may be able to cross off of your worry list.
Overbearing and unloving parents haunted you as a child, and their ghost still lingers with you as an adult. Breaking free from parents who cause frustration and turmoil in your adult life is key to being the independent person you are destined to be.
What are we teaching? Children learn from us (and others), when we model a particular behavior, not from us telling them what to do. Ironically, we do much more telling than modeling. What sense does it make to punish a child for taking another’s toy if they have not yet learned the concept of sharing?
Worrying about your kids doesn't always make you a good parent. This psychologist shares her personal story about parenting and the lessons she picked up along the way. Read on and learn how to truly connect with your child.
Using spanking as a punishment leads to the repetition and escalation of problematic behaviors.
I see abuse on a continuum from yelling at children who are doing developmentally appropriate child behaviors, calling someone names or making fun of their differences, kicking the dog or using your child as a punching bag because you had a stressful day at work, to road rage because someone cut you off in traffic and you took it as some personal affront to you, getting impatient with a loved one because they haven’t met your expectations, etc. You get the picture.
By Presidential proclamation in 1983 April was declared Child Abuse Prevention month. It is a time to reflect and take action to prevent this ever-growing issue impacting our society. The 2011 publication Child Maltreatment reported in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, approximately 676,596 children experienced child abuse and another 1,545 children died as a result of neglect or abuse. In the State of Texas in 2011 there were 65,948 confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Data Book 2011).
You never know what you might say in the heat of the moment. Use the do-over method to work through conflicts with your kids after an argument.