Category: Child Behavior & Discipline

Your Defiant and Disobedient Three-Year-Old Is Doing Well

Are you parenting a disobedient 3-year-old? If you are, what you have to know first is that a defiant behavior is fully normal at this age. If this was not the case, something might be wrong. 2-year-olds, for their part, are intense and quick to please their parents because they …
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ChildUp Preschool Math Games

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Slapping or Spanking Kids Is a Sad Example of Lazy Parenting

During a recent interview on US radio, a singer said that “she’s not above spanking” if her kids (as young as one and three) misbehave. Using a weird justification, she explained she herself was spanked as a kid, but nonetheless turned out to be “well-rounded.” How can we still have such reasonings in the 21st …
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Attachment Parenting: The Fall of Time-Outs and the Rise of Time-Ins

– Thanks to the rise of attachment parenting, a method that advocates gentle means to discipline children, a growing number of parents are trying time-ins instead of time-outs. But what are time-ins? Well, rather than banishing little ones in some isolated corner to think about their misbehavior, the principle of …
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Don’t Label Your Child. She Was Not Born Sassy. Nor Bad. Neither Stupid.

– Don’t blame your daughter (or son) for her sassiness. Nurture, not nature is at work here. Attitudes like talking back or eye-rolling are not appropriate demeanor for young people. Even if we can see it in kids of any age, frequent sass and snark should not be tolerated and …
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Why It’s Important to Remind our Children to Say Thank You

– Jennifer Lehr recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal that when parents do things like reminding their children to say thank you, they are encouraging their compliance and taking away their autonomy. “Rubbish!,” writes Emma Jenner in the Huffington Post. Indeed, this kind of advice may not be the …
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The Bad Effect of Computer Games and TV on Math and Reading Skills

– The more children spend time on computer games and watching TV, the worse are  their math and reading skills. According to a study by the Educational Research Centre (ERC) of 8,000 Irish primary students, the pupils who have a TV set in their bedrooms and those who have a mobile …
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The “Sugar High” Concept: Another Parenting Myth

– According to popular wisdom, if you give give candy or cookies to young children they will turn into rabid monsters until their metabolism returns to a normal level. Nonetheless, the “sugar high” concept is just another parenting myth, an urban legend. Much scientific research has shown that giving children …
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Forget ADHD, Your Child Is Probably Simply Immature

– ADHD is one of the most over-diagnosed disorders around the world. Many children that are diagnosed, especially the youngest in their class, may just actually be too young and not mature enough. The acronym ADHD is generally used to describe a range of behavioral problems like poor attention span, hyperactivity, …
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Is Parenting Really Collapsing?

– According to physician and psychologist Leonard Sax, America’s most important problems – like obesity, psychiatric illness and the eroding educational system – have a single cause: it’s the parents’ fault. However, the bossy style of parenting recommended by Sax in his new book “The Collapse of Parenting” may be …
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