Being a parent is most definitely like being on a roller-coaster. There are going to be ups and downs. There are going to be times when you question your ability to be a parent. There are going to be moments of pride and times of laughter, and there will be moments of fear and times of sadness. But there is nothing that comes close to the experience.
Being a parent is also a learning curve. After all, there is no handbook on how to get it right. However, we have put together a great collection of articles on parenting, which will give you some tips on how to bring up your children, as well as advice on dealing with challenging situations. This includes tips on what to do if your child was bullied by another parent, how to talk to your child about their grades, helping your child adjust to school, and eliminating empathy deficit disorder.
No parent is perfect, but you are going to be your child’s biggest and most influential role model. Children want to be just like their parents, so it’s important to act in a way that you would want them to replicate. Positive parenting also plays a huge role. If you give your child positive experiences, not only will they form childhood memories they will carry for life, but it will shape their personality too. Communicating effectively with your child and with your other half is also critical, as is looking after your own wellbeing too. You will find out about this and much more on this page.
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There is only one “First Love” in each of our lives. Do you remember yours? Although it may be far in the past, most of us can still feel the excitement of that first crush. We can even feel butterflies in our stomachs just thinking about that special...read more
I have a confession to make. I’m a 40-year-old adult that cannot successfully swallow pills. Shocking . . . I know. However, it does give me a tremendous empathy for the many kids with special needs who must take one or multiple medication EVERY day. For many of...read more
New parents are often influenced by events around them when they name their new babies. The 1950s was a decade of big achievements. The dashing baby boy names and baby girl names of the joyful 1950s reflected an atmosphere of new expectations. The bold spirit of this...read more
Although many of us tend to think of the breastfeeding relationship as purely a mother and child thing, dads are actually ESSENTIAL to a successful breastfeeding experience. There are so many different topics to discuss on the subject – Dad’s Emotional...read more
Children love the fantasy and fun of dressing up in costumes and Halloween is usually an exciting and fun event for them. During October, however, the television networks begin running their annual horror flicks. Remember, young children still have trouble...read more
Parents are always looking for ways to open up the communication with their teenagers. Here are five ideas that are all within your control. Some may represent an attitude shift, some are tactics you can apply; all have the potential to dramatically improve the...read more
You have a choice of several potty training methods. Do some work better than others? What about side effects? Some people believe that early potty training can cause psychological damage. Scientific studies help us answer these questions. As it turns out, there is no...read more
If your son or daughter has come home with poor grades, it can be disappointing. You want to broach the subject, but you don’t want to make them feel bad about it. Perhaps the opposite has happened, and your son or daughter has come home with great grades, and you...read more
Bullyingis sadly a common everyday occurrence for many children. It can be a one-off incident or something that continues for years. Learning to deal with both the bully whilst supporting your child is something every parent faces. We associate bullying as being...read more
What is empathy? It refers to the capacity of an individual to understand what another individual is going through or feeling if they are to be in their shoes, or in simpler terms, the ability to put oneself in another’s position. Beyond words, empathy is crucial to...read more