Category: Child Discipline

Mothers Should Let Fathers Be More Involved in Boys’ Education

- According to parenting expert and former teacher Noël Janis-Norton, author of the new book “Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys”, mothers too possessive of their boys and who are reluctant to let men be strong father figures have a detrimental effect on their children’s upbringing. As role-models, fathers have a more …
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Why Babies and Toddlers Should Be “Screen Time” Deprived

- Michigan State University Extension does agree with the American Academy of Pediatrics: It’s really important to minimize TV-viewing time for children under two years old. A recommendation not only valid for television, but for all screen-devices, like tablets or other hand-held devices. Advice unfortunately not followed in practice since …
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Why Does Santa Have to Be the Bad Guy?

- All over the world, at the end of each year, a lot of children behave better because they are warned that Santa – you know, the white-bearded guy in the red suit – will punish them if they are not nice enough. To be added to the “naughty list” …
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Spanking? Never a Good Parenting Method!

- A US national survey done in 2012 showed that over 50% of women and 75% of men think that kids occasionally need a “good hard spanking” to behave. Researchers though beg to differ, stating that corporal punishment alters the brain – not only in the way of trauma, but also in …
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Four Game Theory-Based Solutions for Easy Parenting

- “Game theory” – the science of “strategic thinking” – is the means of picking the best possible choice based on the way other people are expected to act in a given situation. Game theory can provide some interesting answers in matters of parenting, for example on how to get your kids …
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ADHD Medication: A Cheap and Fast Fix for Toddlers?

- According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 15,000 American children 2-3 years old (a majority from low-income families) are being treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). On its side, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) regulations for ADHD recommends therapeutic alternatives – like training and behavioral interventions – as the …
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Are Children Overprotected?

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution. A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens in half an …
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Turn Off Your Technological Devices and Talk to your Children!

- Some primary school principals and early childhood teachers have recently expressed their concerns that parents are becoming too dependent on technological devices – like smartphones and tablets – to pacify their kids or keep them entertained instead of having quality interaction with them. There is an obvious increase in the number of kindergarten …
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Authoritarian Parenting Linked to Children’s Obesity

- At a meeting at the American Heart Association, McGill University researchers showed new scientific evidence that children are more likely to develop obesity if they are raised under the authoritarian style of parenting, which is often worsened by a genuine lack of love and affection. – “Parents should at least be …
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5 Great Parenting Rules

- Most people, especially children, don’t like rules. However, in parenting, setting and respecting a few basic rules can be really useful. Daniel Wong, a learning and personal development expert, recommends the 5 following rules to parents who wants to avoid a dysfunctional relationship with their children, and raise happy, …
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