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Raising an Only Child: Some Parenting Tips

Raising an Only Child: Some Parenting Tips

These days, majority of the family you’ll come across have only one child. The parents decide to adher to the single child norm due to several factors. Some of the most common ones among them are: secondary infertility, growing cost of living etc. Raising a single child is often described to be more difficult than raising 2 or 3 children. Below, we have offered some parenting tips for raising an only child. As parents, you must give your child the opportunity of socializing right from the time they start crawling. One of the biggest concerns of parent of a single child is that their child might not learn the art of compromising. If you allow your child to mingle with peers right from the time when he starts moving, he is unlikely to develop into a person with uncompromising nature. If  [...]

Teaching Nutrition to Kids

Teaching Nutrition to Kids

It is extremely important for every parent to inform their kids about the important of nutrients. Below we have presented some tips for teaching nutrition to kids. To teach your child the importance of nutrients, you must stand as an example. Children learn more from examples than any other method. If your little one sees that you are having a healthy balanced diet containing plenty of nutritious foods, he will try to follow it at some point of time. When preparing your child’s meal, involve him in the act. Carry him with you while going to the grocery shop and ask him to pick the produce items; and when you serve him those items remind him that this was the ‘cauliflower’ or ‘broccoli’ he picked. This will attract him more towards these nutritious foods. You can play some games with  [...]

Stopping Nail Biting in Children

Stopping Nail Biting in Children

25% of the children between the ages of 2 and 6 years bite nails. The term nail biting describes the act of biting the finger nails. Often children also chew the nails, pick them or even start biting the cuticles. Studies have revealed the primary reason behind this habit is pressure. Children try to solve the pressures faced by them through nail biting. This pressure might be caused by anything; common examples include nervousness in school or feeling jealous of friends or siblings. Extreme violence on television, abusive nature of parents can also act as stressors. Relieving the anxiety of the child might help in stopping him from biting nails. As a parent, you must try to stop the nail biting habit of your child; the faster you succeed in doing that the better. This is because repeated nail  [...]

Parenting Children with Developmental Disability

Parenting Children with Developmental Disability

As a child grows, he wants to gain more control over his life. In such a situation, one of the most significant duties of the parent is setting boundaries. A child with developmental disability often finds it hard to understand the regulations of the society. These children often suffer from language delay, which makes continuing normal communication extremely difficult for them. As being a victim of developmental disability does not excuse a child from learning disciplines, the parents of such children must know the tricks of exerting authority over their children. Below, we have offered a few guidelines for parents of children with developmental disability. Nonverbal communication is as important as verbal communication. As a parent, you must be aware of the kind of body language you are  [...]

How to Teach a Child to Read?

How to Teach a Child to Read?

Here are some tips for teaching your child the art of reading: First teach alphabets: Before learning how to read, a child must learn alphabets. A normal child must be able to learn letters after completing the age of 2 years. Instead of teaching the child letters in the A to Z procedure, starting with the first letter of his name will make the process much easier for the little one. Using rhymes and songs starting with an alphabet may help the child to memorize it easily. Buy him alphabet toys like refrigerator magnets, bath sponges etc. This will make them more familiar with the alphabets. Read together: The process of reading together must be loud enough so that the child can understand the pronunciation of letters and words. This step should be started when the child has successfully learnt  [...]

Tips for Teaching Your Child Colors

Tips for Teaching Your Child Colors

According to experts, a child gets ready to learn the differences between colors after crossing the age of two years. As the parent of a growing child, you must start teaching your child colors when he is between the ages of 2 and 3 years. The child might not be able to remember all colors by their names right away; however, introducing the concept of colors to him will automatically develop a sense of differentiating between colors within him. In this article, we have presented some tips for mothers planning to teach colors to their little children. During the mealtimes, point out different colors present in his food plate. Things will be more interesting for the child, if you offer him a number of bright colored foods; for instance: carrots, blueberries, strawberries etc. Ask him to name  [...]

What Are the Ill Effects of Overprotective Parenting?

What Are the Ill Effects of Overprotective Parenting?

Are you overprotective about your child? Overprotective parenting might result in a number of problems in the child when he or she grows up into an adult. Below we have discussed about the common ill effects of overprotective parenting. Low self-confidence: One of the primary messages that overprotective parents convey to their children is that the children are not bold enough to handle different challenges of life themselves. Children of overprotective parents often feel that if their parents are not with them in every decision they take in life, they will fail to achieve success. Such children find it hard to work without the guidance of their parents even when they become adults. Behavior problems: There are instances when children of overprotective parents have turned into rebels after  [...]

Toilet Training for Children

Toilet Training for Children

Are you wondering when you will be successful in biding a permanent goodbye to baby diapers? This is a common anticipation among parents. The better you will be with your toilet training, the easier will be for you to help you baby in developing a good toilet habit. However, toilet training is not an easy task; it is difficult for both the child and the parents. One thing every parent must remember that toilet training will not start showing results overnight. The parents will have to be patient and continue training the child until he gets correct with the toileting habits. At what age you will be providing toilet training to your child depends on the child’s growth pattern. The suitable age for toilet training varies from one child to another. Majority of the kids start indicating that  [...]

Special Needs Teens – Important Advice for Choosing the Right School

Special Needs Teens – Important Advice for Choosing the Right School

Your kid is now no longer a child. He or she has already entered into adolescence. Every kid would sooner or later be entering this phase in his/her life, but, are you worried because you have a teenager with special needs? Are you facing difficulties selecting a school for your teen? Well, we will assist you in solving this problem if you continue to read this article. Listed below are certain ways to select a school for such teens with special needs. Foremost priority should be given to a school that is specially made to cater to teenagers with special needs. By the time your child enters adolescence, you’ll have a fair idea of his/ her struggles with cognitive, medical, or behavioural skills. Hence, it is important to look for a school that has experience in dealing with such disablements.  [...]

Attention Deficit Disorder Moms – Seven Parenting Strategies That Help

Attention Deficit Disorder Moms – Seven Parenting Strategies That Help

What’s the everyday routine of a mother with attention deficit disorder (ADD) seem like? An ADD/ ADHD mom nags her son about maintaining his school work in proper order whilst her own bureau resembles a tsunami-stricken zone. Constant struggles for getting the children to school on the right time & then dashing around behind scheduled time for personal commitments. Several of the attributes accompanying attention deficit disorder – being hyperactive, impulsive & inattentive – makes it difficult for kin to get by the day without an argument, skipped deadline or a meltdown. Topping off the challenge is the fact that your kids also may get ADHD. Children with ADHD generally would be having a minimum of one close family relative who would also have the disorder. And even in case your  [...]

Single Parent Travel Pointers

Single Parent Travel Pointers

A single mother travelling with her kid is often confounded with myriad queries ranging from whether ample diapers have been packed or could I be able to single-handed manage in getting the child, pram, hand baggage via security, could I visit the loo while on flight with no person watching my infant? Here are several pointers from veterans to make solo-travelling experience of a single parent as smooth sailing as possible. Evade Check-in Line Children plus spiralling lines are an ideal formula for debacle, especially when as a single parent you’re wrangling with bags plus a restless child. Hence checking in twenty-four hrs ahead of scheduled flight time from one’s home laptop & signing up for mobile-alert facility which could be forwarded to mobiles and have pertinent information about  [...]

Effective Parenting – Best Disciplining Tactics that Work

Effective Parenting – Best Disciplining Tactics that Work

Whether it is facing temper-tantrums of tots or impudent adolescents, all parents struggle to unearth the best means of disciplining their kids, though several of them meet with failure in this noble endeavour. The issue might not be the children as much as the manner in which the parent defines disciplining. Infancy health specialists state that several parents deem disciplining as a way to mete out punishment. However, mostly when parents do punish their kids it only ends up buttressing the unfavourable behaviours rather than rectifying them. Astonishingly, effective parenting classically does not entail punishing the kid, however focussing on constructive reinforcement during situations when the kid is well-behaved. Describing discipline is truly vital and effective parenting veers towards  [...]

Pat Down Panic – Tips for Getting Kids Tide Through Aggressive TSA Rules

Pat Down Panic – Tips for Getting Kids Tide Through Aggressive TSA Rules

There are several video recordings of young kids yelling out when faced with the TSA’s intimidating, new-fangled pat down. Among younger children, particularly those who have been notified that any stranger who touches their private parts is definitely prohibited, the pat down could be a truly petrifying situation. Hence, here are some handy pointers to get little tykes through airport security with the least extent of friction when travelling by air. Here are some words of wisdom for the Transportation Security Administration as well as the parent to get children at ease with the pat down procedure which in other scenarios will be deemed invasive. Preparing for the pat down Physicians & TSA staff presently has a thing which both necessarily have to do – performing invasive exams of  [...]