Developing Self-Esteem In Your Child

It is important that parents realize that developing self-esteem in children is an important part of raising them to become well-adjusted, confident adults. Self-esteem is not arrogance; self-esteem is not ego; self-esteem is one’s overall emotional evaluation of one’s own worth. Self-esteem encompasses emotions such as pride, shame, despair and triumph, and beliefs such as "I am worthy" and "I am competent." it is imperative that parents foster a sense of good self-esteem in children. Self-esteem is included in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, as he believed that self-esteem is a basic human … [Read more...]

ADHD In Children: Symptoms, Remedies And Treatments

If your child does not seem to have grown out of the “I want it NOW” phase, and seemingly does not have the self-control they should, they may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This may lead them to act very compulsively, get into trouble at school and at home, or even with their peers. In order to help your child with ADHD, it is necessary to understand what the disorder is all about. What Is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a disorder that generally appears in early childhood, mostly in boys. ADHD … [Read more...]

Tips On Boosting A Child IQ

These days, children are given intelligence tests by the time they turn five. This is very important as it helps teachers and parents to identify particularly gifted children, as well as children who are struggling, so that appropriate interventions can be made. Often, however, children may score low on a child IQ test simply because they haven’t been given the opportunities they need to reach their full intellectual potential. Fortunately there are a number of ways to stimulate your child’s brain form the comfort of your own home, all of which will boost your child’s IQ score the next time … [Read more...]

Toddler Sleeping Tips For Any Parent

Raising a toddler can be a trying time of your life as this is the age at which children become extremely opinionated. The “terrible two’s” are a well known hurdle to overcome during this stage. However one of the bigger problems that parents face is how to get their toddler to sleep. Why Do Toddlers Have Trouble Sleeping? There are two reasons why toddlers fight going to sleep: 1. Firstly there is simply too much for them to do and be excited about, especially if you have guests over at the house that night. Toddlers want to be part of the action and keep up to date with everything that is … [Read more...]

Dealing With The Effects Of Middle Child Syndrome

Middle Child Syndrome occurs when there are three children in a family. The birth order is hugely influential on the personality of a child; research has shown that most of the U.S. Presidents were either the first-born or first-born son in a family, as were all but 2 of the first astronauts that were sent into space. This may have something to do with the fact that the first-born is always the most anticipated birth, and there is nothing to distract the parents so they get all the time and attention of their parents. Once more children join the family, the whole dynamic changes; the older … [Read more...]

How Do I Help My Child With Nightmares?

All of us have trouble sleeping, especially when it comes to nightmares, at some time or the other, and so do children, specifically between the ages of three and six years. Nightmares are nothing to be concerned about unless they become a problem that keeps your youngster awake at night. Nightmares can be very vivid and frighten a young child and although they are natural, it is best to deal with them sooner rather than later to avoid problems. What Is A Nightmare? A nightmare is a dream that generally happens later during the night during the REM (rapid eye movement) portion of sleep, and … [Read more...]

Things You Need To Know About The Terrible Twos

One thing that all parents look out for with great trepidation is the terrible two’s stage. This is a stage that is well known as being one of the most difficult that parents have to face while bringing up their children. An important thing to remember is that the terrible two’s stage is often ‘in the eye of the beholder’. In other words, parents expect their children to be difficult and therefore start interpreting their behavior round the age of two as being more aggressive and oppositional than usual. In response, the child behaves in an oppositional way. However, that being said, there is … [Read more...]

Teach Your Kids About Time Telling

One of the main milestones in childhood is learning time telling. This is something that can be taught to any child 4 years old or older (and many younger children are also able to learn to tell the time). This is not something that has to wait until kindergarten. Your child can get a head start in school if you teach him or her to tell the time before they start. Step 1: Teach Your Child To Count Many of the books on the subject suggest that your child needs to know how to count before they can learn to tell the time. This is perfectly sensible, the only question lies in how far they need … [Read more...]

Surviving A Lonely Christmas Without Your Partner

For many reasons people may find themselves spending a lonely Christmas this year without their partners. This is one of the hardest periods of the year to face alone, especially as it is usually meant to be a time for friends and family to enjoy together. Although it is very difficult to get through, there are many techniques and strategies that can be used to make the festive season substantially more bearable. Creating a support group of friends and family who understand what you are going through and who are willing to be with you over this difficult time can, for example, help … [Read more...]

Help Your Children Get Through A Single Parent Christmas

There are many challenges that face single parents, but having a single parent Christmas may be one of the worst. This is a time for family, but when your family is broken it can be an emotionally difficult (as well as a financially difficult) part of the year to get through. However, there are ways and means of helping you and your children through Christmas with you as a single parent. Tip 1: Create A Support Group It is very important that you do not spend your Christmas alone, especially in your first year of being a single parent. Even spending Christmas with your children only, if … [Read more...]

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