Category: Child Discipline

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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Which Is your Parenting Style: Brick Wall, Jellyfish or Backbone?

- Parenting styles are commonly classified in three categories: authoritarian, permissive (or indulgent), and structured (or authoritative). In her book ”Kids Are Worth It! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline,” Barbara Coloroso uses interesting metaphors to describe those three different methods: the brick wall, jellyfish and backbone families. – The …
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Spanking Children: “The Primordial Violence”

- In his new book “The Primordial Violence”, Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Lab and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, presents the results of his evaluation of decades of research about spanking in different cultures. – Among more than 100 studies …
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Parent Training – Not Drugs – Should Be the First Step to Prevent Children’s ADHD Symptoms

“Incredible Years”, a parent and child training program developed by an international research team, got cheerful results in improving the behavior of children with attention deficit and hyperactivity. The purpose of the courses is to teach parents how to replace harsh discipline and punishment methods by “positive affirmation”, a much nicer and more efficient …
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Smartphones Are the Worst Pacifiers and Babysitters in the World

Smartphone apps for babies and young children have become so popular in Japan (as in many other advanced countries) that the Japan Pediatric Association is launching an ad campaign warning parents that smartphones are bad babysitters and pacifiers. It became normal for Japanese parents to use their smartphone to entertain …
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