Parenting

The Basics of Disciplining Children

Is it possible to bring up children without punishment? Parenting expert Dr. Laura Markham, author of “Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting,” thinks so, and a growing number of child-rearing experts agree. This can be a difficult concept to grasp for parents who equate discipline with punishment, but Markham has

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What Is Child Depression?

Depression is typically a condition associated with adults, but childhood depression is also a very real as well as often elusive illness. So, what is child depression? Depression in children is prevalent. If your child does display the symptoms and signs of depression, regardless of their age, it is extremely important to seek medical help

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Duty of Care and How It Works

The concept of care or one’s duty to ensure care has been an existing legal concept for quite a while, even decades. It is also a familiar term in the medical world at the professional level. However, in recent years, the same concept has extended to care, counseling, education, and even childcare as more and

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How to Minimize the Effects of Divorce on Children

As parents it can be very easy to get caught up in all of the emotions that come along with divorce. Sometimes there is no way to keep the tension, anger, sadness and stress from taking over and allowing you to act against your better judgment. Divorce is a terribly difficult life event, not only

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The Most Helpful Parenting Tips Ever

Raising a child is difficult work, and while there are hundreds of books written on the topic, there is never a one solution fits all way to go about parenting. However, there is some valuable parenting tips out there you can use and tailor make to your own specifics. This way, you can make the

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How to Master Storytelling for Your Kids

Once upon a time, storytelling was the only form of entertainment that existed. This was before the Internet, before television, before movies, and even before books were available for popular reading. The Tradition of Storytelling There are still some remote areas in parts of the world where storytelling is the only form of entertainment. Moreover, some

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Family Rules for all Homes

Family forms the basic unit of society. Families come in all types and sizes, but no matter their format, they have to answer some very basic questions. What household rules will you enforce? How can you provide the best environment for your children to reach their highest potential as they grow? Parents must establish their family

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Life Skills Your Child Needs to Know

In addition to protecting your children and providing everything they need, it’s essential to prepare them for life apart from you once they are grown up. Therefore, it’s essential to find ways to teach your child the life skills necessary to succeed in their adult life. Using life skills lesson plans can help you become

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Second Hand Smoke – Facts for Kids

Second hand smoke is smoke that someone breathes in from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe that someone else is smoking. This means that when someone smokes at work, school, or even in public places it affects others. This includes babies, children, and teens. Smoking has over 7,000 chemicals that are toxic and that cause cancer.

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True Love Waits Movement, the Chastity Ring

The idea of wearing a chastity ring, also known as a purity ring, came out of the True Love Waits movement. The belief of this group is that young people should abstain from sexual activity, saving their virginity for their eventual spouses. True Love Waits groups believe further that following practicing chastity purifies the hearts

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