Turning your dreams into your child?s reality?
Research indicates that some parents think of their children as extensions of themselves. Parents are sometimes unaware that the hopes they have for their children may be coming from their own unfulfilled dreams. The article aims to differenciate between healthy yearning for positive growth and behaviors which parents engage in that put undue pressure on children.
Raising a Hopeful Child
Across cultures, religions, communities and ages, one thing that all parents have in common is that they want their child to be happy. Individuals need to learn how to form goals for themselves, as these provide their plans with a sense of direction and an end to work towards. It also gives them a certain direction in which to channel their energies and focus. This article addresses the factors which can help you to make your child a person who is hopeful and knows how to form and achieve the goals they aspire for.
Depression In Children: Identifying Signs
Depression in children often remains undiagnosed and untreated because it is attributed to developmental changes. It is important for parents to identify and differentiate the signs of depression from usual sadness. Here is an article that offers a glimpse into how parents can identify the signs of depression in children.
Food Colouring: The Not So Colourful Story
How many of us have taken the time to look at the ingredient list of the foods we buy?
Curbing Sugar Intake in Children
One of the culprits for the rise of obesity, blood pressure and diabetes in our children is sugar.
The Blue Whale Challenge: Tips for Parents
The Blue Whale Challenge, a dark online game, has been all over the news and the internet, of late.As a parent, you may be worried as to what this game entails and if and how your child can be vulnerable to the same. Read on to find out more.
5 Ways to Ensure That Your Child is not Overscheduled
As a parent today, it is easy for one to get overwhelmed with the vast, often conflicting ideas of what the right way to parent a child is. While one may want to give their children the best in all areas, there is always a risk of packing too many things in your child's schedule. Read this article to find out why it's important to leave some parts of your child's day unstructured
Voice of a Child from a Broken Home
A couples decision to separate or divorce can have an impact on the children. This is a true experience of a young child from a broken home.
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?
Parents Being Friends
Parenting could be a tight rope between being parents and friends of our children. Should I be a friend? Will I lose control? Will my kids take advantage of me if I get too close??