Tag Archives: Kids

Understanding Childhood Anxiety Disorders

Children can exhibit signs of an anxiety disorder as young as age one. A fear of strangers and aversion to separation from caregivers usually spur the initial feelings of anxiety. During normal growth and development, most kids grow out of these fears. Some children, however, never stop feeling anxious about the smallest changes. Others begin

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What is Global Warming? How Can We Reverse It?

In the last few years, the world has experienced unusual variations in environmental conditions. From extensive heat waves to droughts, from extreme fluctuations of temperatures to alarming deforestation, the global climate is evermore changing. An excess of carbon dioxide (CO2) gases causes heat to be trapped in the atmosphere. Burning fossil fuels such as coal,

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Fostering Healthy Body Image and Self-Esteem in Teenagers

Body image issues tend to afflict most teenagers as they’re growing up. A kid or teenager, especially as they hit puberty, goes through a lot of bodily changes. They also become more self-aware of their own bodies and those of others. This inevitably leads to comparisons with others in which a teenager may not be

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Types of Learning Disabilities

Sometimes it seems like we hear a lot about learning disabilities, those who are afflicted with them as well as what to do about them. Unfortunately, the problem often begins before these kinds of questions: What are they? Simply stated, learning disabilities are an umbrella term for a number of different problems experienced by those

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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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Understanding Children and Divorce

Making the decision to file for divorce is difficult, but it can be necessary if there are problems the couple can’t overcome. However, when there are children involved with your divorce, it can be even more difficult. Parents separating can be a child’s worst nightmare, making it difficult to adjust. It is up to the

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How To Help Your Shy Child

Do you have a shy child? Is it ok to allow your child to be shy? And when should having a shy child be a concern? As parents, there are so many questions about how to raise a physically and mentally well-adjusted child. However, sometimes certain child behaviors can be a cause for concern. Being

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US vs UK Privacy Act: How the World is Changing

The modern basis of legal privacy protection was established under the Privacy Act of 1974. This federal law made it impossible for federal agencies to arbitrarily misuse records without informing individuals. Prior to this, a number of federal agencies used all sorts documentation on individuals for inappropriate purposes. Edgar J. Hoover, the first Director of

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Cool Facts That are Mind Blowing!

Scientific cool facts are usually quite surprising. The more scientists learn about life, the more questions they have. In this way, science becomes a continuing adventure of discovery. Scientists study the earth, animals and plants, and they study the farthest parts of the universe. They look at the largest things and the smallest ones, and

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Internet Safety in Australia

The Internet Safety Board in Australia is designed to help parents and teachers find safe ways for children to use the Internet. Some of the best tips for parents is to spend time with children online exploring sites together. Teach them proper use of the Internet and monitor what they are doing. This is important

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Fun Personality Quizzes

It is interesting for most people to learn more about themselves by taking fun online personality quizzes. Such quizzes also make it easy to guess what someone else’s personality is like. These fun quizzes reveal a lot about people – whether teenagers or adults. Fun personality quizzes do not necessarily give scientific results. In order

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Social Anxiety In Children

Children are a funny breed, one moment they are laughing and playing and the next they are so painfully shy that you end up wondering what is wrong with them. That being said, social anxiety in children is becoming more and more common as children are required to have less and less face to face

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