Help When Looking For Quality Child Care

Quality Child Care

Your children are very important to you so finding quality childcare is going to be a very important task for you as a parent. You can’t be with your child 24 hours a day and it’s an important part of their development to allow them to spend time with other people and get social interaction. However, it is important that you choose the best, quality child care that you can find and this might take some time to do it correctly. If you are looking for quality child care, you need to be prepared and plan out your needs ahead of time. This will make your task of finding a suitable child … [Read more...]

The Importance Of Children Learning Table Manners

Table Manners

It unfortunately seems that the more rights children get the fewer manners they have; and I cannot stress enough the importance of children being well-mannered at the table. This is not only important for the child in order to prepare them for life in society, but also for others in the vicinity so that they can eat their meal in peace. I was raised in the belief that `Manners Maketh the Man’ and therefore get really upset when I see children with no manners. No human being is born with manners; they need to be taught manners by their parents. Parents need to be good role models to their … [Read more...]

Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods: How, What And When To Start

Baby Food Solids

Moving on from feeding baby breast milk or formula to feeding baby solid foods is a big step, and one that a new mother is often not sure about. “When is it time?” and “What should I feed my baby?” are questions often asked by mothers. One clue to this is if your baby starts to eye your food or opens its mouth when offered a spoon. There are many signs as to when it is time to start making the transition and start introducing baby solid foods to your infant, and there are many types of solid foods that you can try. Transitioning to baby solid foods too early can lead to obesity and could … [Read more...]

How You Can Identify What Your Baby’s Cry Means

Crying Baby

There is nothing worse for a new mother than a constantly crying baby when she does not know why it is crying. Many new mothers think that it is their fault that their baby is crying and feel terrible that they cannot distinguish one cry from another. This can lead to post-partum blues, depression, anxiety and major stress for new mothers, but never fear, help is at hand. Firstly, you need to understand that all babies cry; crying is the only way that a baby can express itself. A study at the University of London has stated that there is absolutely no correlation between a persistently … [Read more...]

How To Avoid Raising A Spoiled Child

Spoiled Child

All of us know at least one family with at least one spoiled child that gets away with anything and everything. Raising children has changed a lot since the days when children were “meant to be seen and not heard” and “spare the rod and spoil the child” was the order of the day. In those days children were raised to respect their elders and were taught that there were consequences for bad behavior. Over the past few decades the rights of children have been highlighted and today giving your child a spanking is highly frowned upon and could even land you in court for “abuse” although it may … [Read more...]

Developing Self-Esteem In Your Child

Self-Esteem In Children

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

ADHD In Children

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

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?

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

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...]

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