When Punishment becomes Abuse
Spare the rod, spoil the child... Discipline is an important part of parenting. This article is intended to help parents and caregivers understand when the use of physical punishment to discipline children may cross the line and become abusive.
When Your Child is Getting Jealous of Others
Just like adults, children experience jealousy too. Most parents either give in to their children and some even end up shaming their children when they feel jealous. At the end of the day, as a parent, you might be either conveying to your child that it is either okay to get jealous while you are comforting them and giving in to their demands. Or you are not allowing your child to feel an emotion that is only natural.
So what does one do then?
Relief for the Stressed Out Mom
Are you a stressed out mother? Always in a hurry? Feel pressure to keep going, planning, doing, etc.? Good news. There's a way to deal with this.
Children and a world of Science
Science is not always complex. For kids, it is just about observing what's around and understanding how the everyday world works. The ‘why' questions parents so often hear are the initial scientific investigations of children.
Challenges of Single Parenting
Parenting, under the best of circumstances can be challenging. When you are a single parent the challenges are multifold and it takes a bit of juggling to find the right balance.
Understanding Child Sexual Abuse
The topic of child sexual abuse (CSA) has been brought to our attention. Though the known incidents of CSA seem to be on the rise, fortunately, the resources to deal with it have increased as well. New curriculum has been introduced into schools to build awareness, and school safety measures have been expanded to create a safer environment for children. For the individual who is a survivor of CSA, there is psychological counseling and plenty of information available to equip a person to make sense of and deal with the long-term effects of their experience.
Guilt Busters for Working Mothers
If you're a working mother, you're probably no stranger to stress and of course, guilt. There may have been many times you wish you could do more for both your children and your work. In fact, it is said that working mothers have a special type of guilt. Since this guilt and the tension of managing work and home seem inevitable, here are some practical tips to help you keep your stress to a minimum.
Coping with a Miscarriage
Going through a miscarriage can be a traumatic experience for a woman. If you have been through the ordeal of miscarriage, you are probably well aware of the emotional impact it can have. You have to deal with both the physical and the emotional aspect. Here, we look at the emotional impact of miscarriage and how to cope in healthy ways. If you are ready to try conceiving again, read on.
Raising a well adjusted child
Have you thought of qualities that would help your child in being a well adjusted individual as they grow up? Parents wonder about ways in which they can help their child be prepared for the roles and responsibilities they will take on. Teaching your child to express themselves appropriately, building meaningful relationships can be tough. Here are some ways in which you can teach them these skills.
Can children be praised too much?
We all understand that praise does encourage and sometimes motivate a person to do better. Books and articles on parenting talk about the benefits of praise, but is there a problem with too much praise? Does excessive praise affect a child's behaviour and emotional growth? What does too much praise do to a child?