Ten insightful behaviors/attitudes to *avoid* if you want to raise your child with strong self-esteem with Wendy Young of Kidlutions.
Feeling pressured to buy your child everything they want for the holidays? Kim John Payne shares why a ton of toys can be hazardous to your kid’s health!
Should parents argue in front of their kids or keep it behind closed doors? Could there be any benefit for the little ones to witness parental conflict? Judith Sherven, PhD, an expert in conflict resolution, helps us work it out.
We all want to raise confident kids, but in our quest to encourage and affirm positive qualities in our children, are we really just creating a generation of “praise junkies”? Here’s how to recognize the telltale signs that a child is becoming dependent on praise and what you can do to foster your child’s internal courage and sense of self-worth.
How can we nurture sibling love despite sibling rivalry? The estimable Dr. Joshua D. Sparrow, MD, child psychiatrist, helps parents work it all out.
Japan, Katrina, Southeast Asia and Thailand: it’s pretty scary to recount all the devastating natural disasters our world has faced in the past decade. What does the future hold for our little ones? When is the appropriate age to talk about how to react in an emergency, without engendering undue stress and fear? Melissa Brymer, Director of the Terrorism and Disaster Programs at the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, offers some helpful guidance through this difficult topic.
You know those moments when your child does or says that thing that requires you to leave the room — or else? That deep feeling of anger can be shocking. How can our beautiful, cherished children push our buttons so? Ruth Beaglehole, MA, an expert on
non-violent parenting, fills us in on this totally normal reaction to our children.
How do we teach our children safety rules without scaring them about the big bad world? Pattie Fitzgerald, founder of Safely Ever After, leads the way, sharing sensible and learnable tips.
Both parents and children have big feelings about the first day of school. Mary Hartzell, a longtime early childhood educator, wrote an article about the separation anxiety felt by both parent and child.