Category: Child Discipline

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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Tiger Mothers Give More Time… and Emotional Support to their Children

According to a study unveiled at the “Growing Up in Australia” annual conference in Melbourne, non-English speaking immigrant mothers devote three hours a week more to their children than Aussie mums. More time for eating, bathing, health care, and reading activities. But not only. What is amazing is that this extra …
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CHILDUP BESTOF: How to Boost Preschoolers’ Attention

According to a study by researchers from the University of Oregon’s Brain Development Lab, College of Education and Department of Psychology, and a psychologist from Willamette University, parents can play an important role in the enhancement of their children’s attention skills.  “Selective attention” is one of the higher cognitive functions and …
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Introducing the Zero-Touching Approach in Kindergarten: “No Tag, No Hugging, No Touching at All.”

Following parents’ complaints about ground injuries that have resulted from rough games and other forms of hands-on play, a B.C. elementary school has banned kindergartners from touching each other during recess. A letter sent to the children’s parents reads that: “We will have a zero-tolerance policy with regards to hands-on play, …
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France Is Discovering the Californian Way of “Positive Discipline”

It’s traditional in French education to emphasize the negative. But this state of mind may be changing, thanks to parents coming from English-speaking countries and who apply the “positive discipline” model (a combination between firmness and emphasis on the positive) at home with their children. Positive discipline workshops were originally developed in …
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Are Nurseries The Right Place to Develop Bad Behaviors?

According to a major study by Academics at Oxford University, children who attend nurseries or spend time with childminders are more likely to develop behavioral and emotional problems and become hyperactive. The study shows that the home itself has the strongest influence on children, especially on those from low-income families with high …
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A Parent or a Teacher Who Yell at a Child Needs a Break

Putting a child in a naughty corner, or yelling at them, are not better educative methods than spanking or slapping them. So, what to do? Reading and apply the 8 wise following tips may be a very good start to higher-level parenting. 1. Take a break. 2. Put a stop to recurring arguments. …
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