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Playing pretend games with children can be a very fun and special thing to do. All it takes is a little imagination and the willingness to act a little silly. Among all of the pretend games I have played with children, two or my favorites are Fishy Fish and Unwrap the Present.
Fishy fish is a ... Views: 29
I grew up in a large family, more exactly, a large extended family. We lived on tight budget, so we could not afford any fancy meals, let alone eating out in a restaurant. Our dinners were always very simple and plain, but I enjoyed every minute of the family dinner time. During that time, ... Views: 49
We rarely hesitate to send our children to public school for 7 1/2 hours every day. After all it is required by law that we educate our children!
As a homeschooling family, I admit, we didn't always spend a full 7 1/2 hours in formal educational exercises; but we probably spent more than 7 ... Views: 67
The onset of schizophrenia can be any age from around 16 to 30 with some rare cases as old as 40. The average age of onset is 19. If your teenager or young adult has the following signs they may have schizophrenia: garbled speech or pauses in conversation, periods of staring in space, and ... Views: 305
Mean people hurt others. Good people love others.
If you have been through any type of meanness or cruelty you will understand where I am coming from. When someone does something mean to you, your first reaction is to get even, or to try to justify yourself. This is absolutely the worst ... Views: 290
10 BOOKS FOR PARENTS OF HIGHLY SENSITIVE KIDS
I have compiled a list of great books for Parent’s of Highly Sensitive Kids.. enjoy!
THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILD
Dr. Elaine Aron
With the publication ... Views: 251
Here’s a scenario I see often in my work. Parents are having difficulty with their child over Problem X (doing homework, getting up in the morning, getting ready for school, or managing time on electronics). Parents join me and the child for a meeting about this, and the parents have been ... Views: 384
The adolescence stage is a critical period of Life-Span Development. Teens are going through the transitional phase between childhood and adulthood. During this stage in development, more time is spent outside of the family in pursuit of identity and independence. The thought process is more ... Views: 346
I will approach this article from different perspectives as below:
a) Helping people who do not want to be helped
b) Helping people from the professionals own misdirected objectives
c) Abandoning help for people too soon
a) There are many young people who need our help for a variety of ... Views: 436
Come walk with me dear child, just for a little while. You see, you haven’t been yourself, I can see it in your eyes. What use to be a caring soul has turned just a little-bit colder? Your bright smile always lit up a room, it’s been awhile. You don’t have to say anything, just let me speak ... Views: 459
Do you know texting while driving is as fatal as driving when drunk? Yes, texting while driving is no less dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol or some other intoxication creating drug, in fact some researchers have found it far more dangerous and has 6 times more likelihood of ... Views: 389
You’ve planned a wonderful birthday gift for your child’s twelfth birthday? Incredible, so what is it? Wow!! A brand new iPhone sounds fascinating!! But will it not create a real big hole in your pocket and turn down your monthly budget? What did you say; you have specially earmarked the amount ... Views: 564
Motherhood, or to be more precise, single motherhood, is the greatest job in the world, the biggest challenge, and the most incredible growth opportunity, especially when you have to push through your fears and personal limitations because you have no choice.
Very often my writings to you ... Views: 424
Being a mother is the greatest responsibility a woman could have in life, because the future success of children depends largely on the love and security that their parents will show to them. Children are like sponges, absorbing everything, both good and bad. Many parents can not imagine all ... Views: 542
Parents who are struggling to manage their teen’s behavior often turn to outside sources for help. The top options for troubled teens are often boarding school or boot camp. Both program types offer troubled teens the opportunity to change their behavior, receive counseling and therapy, and ... Views: 626
Fish stories are often very predictable. But this fish story is anything but predictable. This real life fish story beautifully illustrates how expressing heartfelt appreciation has the power to deeply connect one human being to another. With this insight, parents can unleash the amazing ... Views: 493
Our children (from tots to teens) live in a society that is on the go, go, go, and go. Teens and young adults are encouraged to take part in several extra-curricular activities, including part-time jobs. By the time they fulfill their commitments, see their friends, complete their homework, ... Views: 800
Effects of Divorce on Children
For a married couple with children, the impact of the divorce on children should be one of the biggest concerns when the question of a divorce is raised. Research shows that a child's reaction to divorce is greatly shaped by a number of factors, including age, ... Views: 404
If you are throwing your hands up in the air with what to do for your troubled teen, you may want to consider the summer boot camp option. These programs have been specifically designed to support, guide and create structure and limits for a child with behavior problems. Additionally, these ... Views: 457
They are children with new psychological features and thus show new behaviour patterns. To ignore these new patterns, means that this precious life will be damaged and thus only frustrations can arise.
Here are some common patterns of Indigo children:
1. They join us with a sense of their ... Views: 379
Life is really a bitter truth for each of us. A variety of problems come into everyone’s life to teach us something new every time about that how to live life. Sometimes we believe that our current problem is more important that the problem to be faced in the future. We make a mentality why only ... Views: 405
In a matter of only a few months, your once loving and thoughtful child has become an unruly mess who spends equal times crying on their cell phone as they do sulking. Even if your child has not become the typical angst ridden stereotype, there are several issues that parents of a teenager can ... Views: 742
You ARE the most precious gift that the world can receive. From the moment you were born you were so loved. Your beautiful smile lit up your face. As you grew, I saw your curious mind lead you places. Your innocence was so refreshing in a world filled with hate. Your loving nature makes you ... Views: 941
Taking care of presents from little angels is one of the problems of parents with which you are most easily able to assist your customers. A Nappy disposal system can make the job of being mum or dad so much more pleasant and as a retailer you are perfectly positioned to introduce this idea and ... Views: 663
Anger amongst Infants
Anger is the distress that accompanies being restrained or blocked in progress toward some sort of fulfillment. Anger involves lashing out rather than withdrawing as in fear. The crying and bodily activity of infants under conditions of bodily tension, ... Views: 446
Earlier this week I read a summary of a newly published study about the increased prevalence of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The study was conducted by Kaiser Permanente in California and covered a time span from 2001 to 2010. It got me thinking about the diagnosis, its ... Views: 403
In 2009 Rob Allen published an article on the Guardian website called Prison is no place for children. That statement still rings true today. He continues to say that "The prison inspectorate's disturbing report of the culture of violence and fear in Cookham Wood Young Offender Institution (YOI) ... Views: 456
I was recently reminded how tough it can be to change our behaviors. When we identify something about ourselves we want to change, it can be difficult to sustain the new behavior in the beginning. It may be that we want to be more tolerant, patient or minimize our need to be perfect. This ... Views: 440
How discussing consent is the ultimate way to discuss abstinence with teens.
Throughout the country, some parents and educators are saying, “Our schools believe in discussing abstinence. Won’t teaching teenagers about consent lead to more sexual activity among those same teenagers?” Teaching ... Views: 1008
Shockingly, 2% to 6% of the general public had engaged in self-harm at least once in their lifetime. Where the peak of self harm actions are among students, ages 16 - 22, see falls in 13% to 35%. For most, the problem will resolve before adulthood but sadly, 10% of the remaining still continues ... Views: 679
Teenagers today are much more overconfident than in the past, often feeling they can handle things they actually can't and having a sense of entitlement to things they aren't entitled to. On the other hand, dangers are not only more varied, but they can be very subtle for a teenage mind. It's ... Views: 577
An allowance contract for your teens is not just about the pocket money you (parent) provide to them, it goes beyond that helping you to teach, train and turn your teens to capable financial planners.
To let Your Teen Learn Value: “Value has a value only if its value is valued”, this was once ... Views: 836
Contacting Toronto life coaches is no different from contacting other professionals. Before you book your consultation session it’s up to you to learn about the life coach you think you may want to work with.
Do your research!
When looking for a Toronto life coach you want to know:
1. That ... Views: 454
If you have done any parenting style or parenting solution research at all, you will have found Supernanny Jo Frost all over the internet, including YouTube. When I was raising my children Supernanny Jo Frost was my hero and still is today! What if her child rearing philosophy could be enhanced ... Views: 422
As a parent, you are in the greatest position to bestow blessings upon your child. Many will just wish for a healthy baby while some are more ambitious: the child must get to a good university and make millions.
Whatever your wish for your child and there ... Views: 643
Are you concerned about what your teen is doing on Facebook? Not sure how much you should check on their online life? It can be confusing figuring out how much freedom you should give your teen, especially when it comes to the Internet. It’s important that you do not come across as the enemy, ... Views: 598
How Children Deal With The Experience Of Death
As adults and parents, our highest priorities are our kids. We attempt to protect our children at all times and protecting them from death’s reality is tempting, but to do so may create more distress and harm than may be the case if we play it ... Views: 561
Back to school for a month now, and the routine has settled in for most students. When the school year begins most every student heads to school with a genuine desire, and usually a sincere effort, to do better academically.
After a few weeks, unfortunately, the realities of schoolwork and ... Views: 375
Do you want to know the real secret to motivating your child? The answer is simple: Effective Consequences.
This guide, Effective Consequences 101, is designed to provide the perfect foundation for effective consequences so that you can start using them today in your home.
What are ... Views: 745
Each and everyone one of us is like a rose - unique and beautiful.
For us parents, the beauty and uniqueness of each of our children radiates intense love from our eyes and through our hearts from that first moment we hold them in our arms. The natural desire to love them, care for them, ... Views: 426
Are you struggling to get your teen to follow your direction? Is your child flat-out ignoring you? This can be really frustrating, especially when you take into consideration all you’ve invested in their upbringing and wellbeing. Teenagers usually do whatever they feel like doing, not ... Views: 762
Parenting isn't about having all the answers. It's about helping children learn to think for themselves and rediscovering yourself and the world through the eyes of your child. Socratic Parenting focuses on knowing yourself, knowing your child, and becoming the change you wish to see in your ... Views: 642
Unless you're a hermit or an ostrich, you have noticed how mean, thoughtless, and rude today's kids are. Of course, I'm speaking in generalities.
Yes, we can compare them to us "perfect" kids of yesteryear, who routinely addressed adults as "ma'am" and "sir," and who behaved in many other ... Views: 672
One of my jobs as a deputy prosecuting attorney was to review cases of sexual assault, determine what crime (if any) had been committed, and assess the likelihood that we would be able to prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. While the specific laws are different in each ... Views: 454
There were times during the weeks that followed my daughter’s birth that she would cry, and I would wonder why. She was warm and dry and well-fed, but she still cried. I remember holding her in my arms and rocking her and suddenly realizing that she missed the security of my womb. She wanted ... Views: 398
My son was very motivated to purchase his own computer. He had saved up close to $1000 by the time he was 11 and purchased it. You better believe he was always asking for extra chores to do in order to make money the year and a bit that preceded that purchase. He was one motivated kid!
Now ... Views: 622
I brought my beautiful blue-eyed 3 week old daughter to her baby shower 15 years ago and the guests were invited to give me their best parenting advice. I heard many things from "nap when your baby naps" to "wash all the clothes you're receiving as gifts right away so you'll know what size they ... Views: 530
She asked her son, "Did you do your best?"
He said, "Yes!"
She replied, "Then I'm proud of you."
And so began a pattern of copping out that would last his whole life.
What if children had parents who instead of asking, "Did you do your best?" asked, "Did you do whatever it takes?" ... Views: 441
With the rise of social media there seems to be a sad trend emerging - public humiliation as a tactic for disciplining children. I was shocked and disturbed by how many of my own Facebook contacts were hitting "like" recently on a video of a father shooting his daughter's laptop as a form of ... Views: 881
"Help Your Child Overcome School Stress"
Written by Mark Dworkin LCSW
After “No Child Left Behind” from the Bush era, the public schools drastically changed. For better or worse, they have changed. Now kids begin routine standardized testing in elementary school ... Views: 512