Positive Discipline for your Preschooler
Ages 3 to 5 are wonderful years in your child's life. However, as your child's need for independence grows, you may experience more battles at home. Did you know that punishing, shouting and lecturing are ineffective ways to guide your child? Try a new approach called Positive Discipline. Not only will it result in your child being motivated to behave well, you as a parent will gain peace of mind too.
How I Survived: Tips from Mothers
You may be curious to now how other mothers are juggling childcare, housework, as well as getting a little time to themselves. When babies are young, mothers have very little time when they are hands-free. We interviewed mothers who made things work using their own creativity. These ideas may inspire you as well.
Help! My Toddler Hits Me!
Does your toddler scratch, pinch, bite or hit? Join the club! These little ones have big desires but not enough control over their aggressive impulses. Here's how you can deal with it.
What's My Toddler Doing at 2 Years?
Your baby is now officially a toddler! In his second year of life, your child's brain development will be phenomenal. He will be on the move all the time. He will want to do things himself, but he will also be fiercely attached to you. Read on to see which developmental milestones your toddler is working on during his second year.
Handling Your Toddler Plus New Baby
Much has been written about how a child may react once a younger sibling is born. However, little is written about how a mother's feelings towards her first child change in those early months after the birth of her second child. Did you know that mothers may react negatively too? Here's what some second time mothers had to say about having a second child, plus some tips on how to manage your active toddler with the new baby around.
Disciplining Children in Public
A child misbehaving in public may lead parents to overreact and feel frustrated. After all, kids of good parents are supposed to behave themselves. A public incident is very embarrassing for parents as it attracts a lot of attention. A little planning can help parents deal with children misbehaving in public.
Raising twins brings in a lot of excitement and anxiety to the parents concerned. Alhthough challenging at times, it brings great joy to watch two children grow simultaneously. It is is more than double the work. It takes some time to figure out how to manage all the demands, logistics and emotions that make up the twin life. Each new stage presents new challenges, but it is also amazing how twin parents (and other multiple parents) are able to overcome each hurdle.
Toilet training is a topic that stirs up varying emotions in parents. In some homes, this happens almost uneventfully and in others, it can create major power struggles between parents and children, causing a lot of frustration for both.
If you are the parent of a young child, particularly between the ages of 2 and 4, you don't need anyone to tell you what a temper tantrum is. You would most probably be familiar with scenes of crying, screaming, stamping, kicking, jumping up and down, hitting.
To Spank Or Not To Spank
Parenting is a very rewarding experience, but nobody ever said it was easy. One of the major challenges one might face is discipline. When your child's behavior pushes you to the edge, how do you handle it? Do you see spanking as a solution?