Category: Child Discipline

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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The Incredible Overdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Kids

- Many children are given unnecessary stimulant drugs due to the overdiagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some children, specifically boys, are just more active than others and most of what passes for ADHD these days is really no more than developmental difference. – The statistics show an outrageous account: …
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Ready for the “Privacy Talk” with your Child About “Data Permanence”?

- Everything we do online today may be recorded and stored with no expiration date and no simple “erase” button either and there is nothing we can do about it, this is “Data Permanence”, the hallmark of the digital era. – It is because of data permanence that we are …
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Overweight Children at Age 5 Are at High-Risk for Later Obesity

- According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, overweight kindergartners have high risk to be obese in fifth grade and 5-year-old overweight children are four times more likely to be obese by eighth grade. About 15 percent of the children involved in the survey were considered …
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Is the Perpetuation of the Santa Claus Myth Good or Bad Parenting?

- David Bly thinks that the Santa Claus’ mythology undermines good parenting principles, sending children the message that love is conditional. Naughty children will be off Santa’s gift list. Should kids’ good behavior result in material rewards or should we teach them that doing the right thing is its own …
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