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...]

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...]

10 SIDS Prevention Tips

SIDS refers to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome which is characterized by infants and babies dying unexpectedly in their sleep. It is also known as “cot death”. This is often the more frequently used name. This is, of course, tragic, but there are a number of theories about how to prevent SIDS from occurring. Take, for example, the 10 SIDS prevention tips listed below. Although there are other suggestions out there, these tips are a good place to start. Tips To Prevent SIDS Tip 1: Back Sleeping One of the most common methods for preventing SIDS is by making babies younger than 12 months old … [Read more...]

The Best Tips For Getting Rid Of Baby Clothes Stains

Any mother will tell you that baby clothes stains are the ultimate worst. This is because babies have not yet learned to eat without messing; they throw up, spit, and do all the other little things that babies do. Some enterprising soul developed throw-away nappies, so that solved part of the problem, but as far as baby clothes stains go, that is still a nightmare for any mother. Of course, one way of dealing with baby clothes stains is to prevent them from happening in the first place, and this can be done in a variety of ways: Bibs - these little inventions protect clothing from … [Read more...]

How To Find The Best Prep Schools In The US

As ludicrous as it may seem, we all know that finding the best prep schools has become a national pastime for most young American parents. Where the only thing young parents had to worry about in years gone by was which kindergarten or preschool they were going to send their toddlers to when the time came and enjoying their formative years, things have changed dramatically in the past few decades. Now finding the best prepschools is done before most of the children even learn to read, and often simultaneously with the search for a good kindergarten. Together with completing application … [Read more...]

10 Tips On Parenting An Only Child

Raising an only child is sometimes rather difficult, especially if you are a single parent too, although even two-parent families struggle with how to best parent single children. Raising children is always filled with joys and challenges, and raising an only child can have more of both. The conundrum of parenting too much or too little is one that is faced by many parents of an only child, and it is sometimes difficult to find the right balance. Single-child families are not an anomaly. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2011 there were 15 million households raising an only child. … [Read more...]

What To Do When Your Toddler Is The Class Bully

The only thing that can be worse than hearing that your toddler is being bullied is being faced with the question of having a toddler bully and what to do when your toddler is a bully. Every parent likes to think that their offspring is the sweetest little angel that was ever born, but the reality is that some parents have to face up to the fact that their little angel is actually a little monster who bullies other children. Finding out that your child is a bully is never nice, and trying to figure out what to do about your toddler bully can be a daunting task. The situation needs to be … [Read more...]

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