Monday, January 20, 2020

Tag: Parenting

Parents Providing a Healthy Example Better Than...

Providing a healthy home, modeling health-conscious behaviors, and giving support and encouragement to adolescents for favorable behavior changes could be more successful than talking...

Life Lessons Learned From Being a Father

1. Fatherly love is complete in a way that nothing else is. I can be strict when I need to be, but each of...

Questions to Ask a Potential Babysitter

Whether you’re hiring a Friday night babysitter or one with a more regular schedule, there are certain questions you should ask during an interview...

Easing Kids Past Their Fear of Failure

Taken to the extreme, fear of failure can lead to a debilitating phobia called atychiphobia. Phobias generally originate from a combination of heredity, brain...

Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Parenting in the...

Does the old school style of parenting and disciplining your kids still work in the new millennium? Jada Pinkett Smith doesn’t think so. As a...

Inadvertent Mistakes Often Made by Parents

Through my work, I've had the honour of interacting with thousands of students and young adults. When students and young adults share their struggles with...

Disaster Preparedness Checklist for Parents

Federal forecasters predict up to eight hurricanes for the 2012 hurricane season, including as many as three classified as major-strength, Category 3 storms. Having witnessed...

Best Fast Food Options for Stressed Parents

Your own health is in jeopardy when your stress levels are high, but a new survey shows that stressed parents are more likely to...

Autism: Early Intervention Found to Help Normalize...

An intensive early intervention therapy that is effective for improving cognition and language skills among very young children with autism also normalizes their brain...

Children’s Anxiety Underestimated by Parents

Every parent hopes that their kid is happy and well adjusted, but are children more anxious than parents realize? A new study from the University...

Parents Who Argue Over Money Set Up...

Did your parents constantly argue over money when you were growing up? If so, it may have something to do with all that credit...

Alicia Keys Launches New Interactive Storytelling App...

Alicia Keys has launched a new interactive app for kids called "The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee," about the relationship between a young...

Low-Tech Parenting Still Works In Age of...

This story on Mashable tells the tale of a woman who bravely employed an endangered parenting technique on a busy train ride and got away with...

New Study: High-School Popularity Good Indicator of...

It turns out life may be a popularity contest, after all. Studies show that looks, and now high school popularity, may be reliable indicators for...

Foul Play: How to Deal with Children...

When a four-letter word falls out of your child’s mouth, figuring out how to stop the behavior before it becomes a habit is likely...

Expectations vs. Reality: Accepting The Special Needs...

Last week I had the opportunity to attend Holland Bloorview’s screening of the documentary Certain Proof: A Question of Worth. This film focuses on...

Children Who Get More Sleep Make Better...

Sleepy school children make crabby classmates, while students who get plenty of sleep are better behaved, according to a new study published this week...

New Study: A Reliable Environment Critical to...

The so-called marshmallow test – one of the most fascinating experiments in child psychology – just got even more interesting. In studies first conducted in...

Instilling Stranger-Danger in Your Child

Dr. Jeffrey I. Dolgan, Ph.D., senior psychologist at Children's Hospital Colorado, provides advice for parents in light of the tragedy of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway's abduction from...

How Young is Too Young for a...

What’s the right age to give your child his first cell phone? For parents, it’s become one of the most vexing questions of the...

What Teachers Want Parents to Know

During the average school day, teachers are with children as many waking hours as parents are. But many educators believe there’s a short in...