Category: Child Discipline

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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Timeouts Don’t Work to Teach Discipline

It’s trendy: a lot of parents use timeouts to discipline their toddlers. When you encounter a problem, do you put it out of your view, waiting for some miraculous solution to happen? Well, sending your child for a while into a so called naughty corner or naughty chair is not …
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Teach your Child to Lose!

Not far ago, some education experts imagined that it was not a good idea to reward children at the end of a competition, because all the other participants would feel as losers. Well, maybe it was not a so enlightened reasoning. If you cannot lose, is play still fun? And if …
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The ADHD Diagnostic of a Child Is a Team Work for Parents, Teachers AND Clinicians

During the recent decades, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) became one of the most diagnosed childhood psychiatric disorders in many developed countries around the world. A phenomenon that raises a lot of doubts. Research conducted at Queens College (CUNY) by Sarah O’Neill of The City College of New York shows that observations by clinicians are …
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Yelling at Teens for Misbehaving Is Not Better than Hitting Them, Says Study

Calling teens “lazy” or “stupid” is not a wise parenting idea. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan, yelling at adolescent children can increase the risk of depression and aggressive behavior.     Image: Wikimedia Commons     READ THE …
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Study: Kindergarten Behavior Can Predict Later Drug Abuse — But Early Intervention Can Help

A new study by Canadian social scientists finds boys who display anti-social behavior in kindergarten will likely abuse drugs later in life — unless they receive intensive intervention in their “tween” years. The study began in 1984, in Montreal. Some kindergarten teachers selected boys in their class who came from low-income households and …
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