Parenting is tough. Parenting while battling anxious thoughts is even tougher. Many of us are concerned about our children's physical safety, emotional health and mental health as they go out to school, interact with others, travel, play, etc. Some level of concern is helpful, but at times it crosses the line and robs us of peace of mind. It also may result in us restricting our child too much. Find helpful tips to overcome this issue.
Cyber-bullying can take place via cell phones, computers and tablets, on social media sites, text messages, chat forums, blogs and websites. It can have a negative impact on a child's self esteem, self image and hinder their ability to learn effective social skills later on in life. There are certain measures you can take to protect your child.
Nikhil, an eighth standard student joined a social networking site as most of his friends were on it. One day at school, an incident took place where in Nikhil, was involved in a fight with another student causing embarrassment to him. Unfortunately, the incident was recorded and posted online. Nasty comments and the negative attention received online as well as in school, caused Nikhil to make excuses not to go to school, his grades dropped and overall he started to withdraw socially as well as at home.
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.
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?
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