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  • Working with Your Special Needs Child  By : Dr. Noel Swanson....
    Following are questions asked by parents of special needs children:
  • Injury Prevention For Parents: How To Prevent Injuries to Your Kids  By : Steve Mallard
    The word �pain� originates from the Latin word that refers to a punishment, fine, or penalty. Ironically, pain can be a good thing. When we experience acute pain, messages are sent to the brain. The brain then determines a quick, spontaneous response, to end the pain. However, contrary to John Cougar Mellencamp�s #2 hit song �Hurts So Good,� pain typically fails to feel �good.� After experiencing bumps bruises, and burns, rarely do we associate the pain with positive emotions. Therefore, child safety products from a child safety store should be used to prevent our precious children from experiencing injuries and pain.
  • Parenting Information  By : Jane Bear
    Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs anyone may ever have. It is an ongoing process that teaches parents new things each day and leaves much more that needs to be learned before they become a good parent. There are various styles of parents, and each of them has it's own style and characteristics. Basically, there are four styles of parenting namely: authoritarian, permissive, authoritative (also known as egalitarian), and uninvolved.
  • Facts About Single Parents  By : Jane Bear
    Single parenting is already becoming a rapidly growing trend in the society today. Studies show, that in the United States alone, there are four single parents to every ten parents and there are two single parents for every 10 adults.
  • Do Kids Wet the Bed Because of What They Eat?  By : Susan Lewis
    When it all comes down to it, nobody really knows why kids wet the bed. Ask the experts, and most will agree that heredity is to blame for why some kids wet the bed - but many suggest other culprits lurk in the shadows to make your child wet the bed. Some of these are a bit more controllable - and definitely worth taking a look at. Otherwise, we parents are stuck waiting for time to run its course. If it's only heredity, our kids are doomed to wet the bed until they reach some magical, dry age. No parent of a kid who's wet the bed regularly wants to wait around for that.
  • Managing Defiant Behaviour In Children.  By : Robert William Locke
    Parents of defiant kids often despair and sometimes dismiss the problem by defining their kid as 'a difficult child'. But many parents are driven to desperate action which only exacerbates the problem. Defiant kids may have tantrums, constantly bicker and argue and very often are angry and hostile even when interacting with their peers. the problem is that many parents do not or cannot set limits of any sort and the result is chaos. Very often parents do not have a clue about how to manage this behaviour in their kids.
  • Parenting Issues: Nasty TV Shows!  By : Frank McGinty
    'I'm really not sure what to do. I can't see any way forward, short of alienating my children. Is there a way?'
  • Parenting Advice for the Owners of Toddlers  By : Molten Marketing
    Ask any parent about the toddler years, and you are likely to be met with audible groans and eye rolling. Those few years are the ones that drag on forever, with endless repetition of the same question, temper tantrums out of the blue, and the inevitable potty problems. The good news is that there are ways to calm the little ones and regain control of your home and family. Parenting advice for the mothers and fathers of toddlers is something well worth checking out.
  • Study Skills - How Can YOU Help Your Kids?  By : Frank McGinty
    You pick up nuggets of wisdom in the most unexpected places. One was given to me by a man I met in the Scottish Highlands.
  • How to Make Your Teenager a Safer Driver  By : Daniel Z. Kane
    Few things are as frightening to a parent as handing the car keys over to a teenager, and with good reason. Accident rates for teen drivers, especially males, are far higher than for almost all other groups. While there is no way to fully protect your teenage driver, there are some things you can do to improve his or her odds on the highways.
  • Supporting Your Children Through Your Divorce  By : Clare Denton
    Should you stay together for the children when things go wrong in a marriage? Actually, divorce may be the better option for them in the long run. Living with a tense atmosphere and maybe even the odd slamming door and shouting match can do more harm than the parents' separation. Even without these signs children can sense when things aren't quite right.
  • Tips for Coping with a Misbehaving Child  By : Dr. Noel Swanson...
    Once again the British press is full of discussion about children misbehaving in school. And once again the main solution seems to be "exclude the troublemakers from the classroom".
  • Help! My Child Watches Too Much TV.  By : Dr. Noel Swanson...
    Most parents complain that their children watch too much television. In this age and time television is a fact of life. One doesn�t come across families that don't have one, or that never watch one. While there is nothing wrong with television per se one has to be selective when it comes to watching television and how much of it you can allow your children. Television is educational, informative, and uplifting. At the same time, a lot of what is shown on TV is nothing but drivel. It is nowhere near uplifting or educational, and shows certain behavior that is quite unacceptable and undesirable in most social circles. But, children are too small to discern the difference and make intelligent choices.
  • How Children Benefit From Childcare  By : Alex F Nowell
    Latchkey kids are a thing of the past and for good reason. Child care is a necessary part of parenting, and there are many services available today to assist with this tough challenge. Societies now encourage children to learn more, become responsible at an earlier age, and to put it simply, grow up faster.
  • Why Child Care is Necessary  By : Alex F Nowell
    You've heard all the nasty rumors about child care, but you have to get back to work and you have no choice. But did you know there are benefits to sending your child to daycare If you consider some of these benefits, it will help you come to terms with your own decision whether you have a choice or not.
  • Face Painting: Tips For Hiring Artists For Kids Face Painting  By : Olivia Austin
    Face painting is an art that can be undertaken by anyone, amateur or professional. It's a fun way t entertain your children on a boring afternoon. Rain or shine, you can bring smiles with this simple entertainment. If you're brave, you can even allow them to paint each other!
  • Face Painting: The Importance of Face Painting Pictures  By : Olivia Austin
    Simple face painting designs are not hard. Many people think that in order to have a great face painting creation, they have to use complex designs, rather then simple face painting designs. This is a common mistake that many people make, because simple face painting designs create some of the best face painting designs. However, because of this thought that you have to be a great artist to be successful at face painting, many people do not even try to be a face painter.
  • Face Painting: How to Create Your Own Face Painting Pattern  By : Olivia Austin
    Are you new to face painting? Welcome to a fun adventure that provides a little bit of simple joy to everyone! Even people who don't want to have their own faces painted get a kick out of seeing the artwork on the faces of those who do. Not to mention the satisfaction the true artist will get by seeing his work on those in the crowd around him or her.
  • Face Painting: How Face Painting Examples Help  By : Olivia Austin
    Face painting is not only fun, but it is also a very popular activity among many people. Face painting interests people form young children to older adults. There are some things that you can do to achieve some long lasting and professional face painting creations. Here are some face painting tips that will help you achieve the best results.
  • Face Painting: The Art Of Face Painting Designs  By : Olivia Austin
    Many people who have an interest in face painting yet lack imagination for designs can find free ideas as close as their local library. If you lack the talent to create your own designs, you could always trace pictures from a child's storybook. Most storybooks for the under-five age group will have simple pictures easy to trace.
  • Consistency: The Key to Eliminating Child Behavior Problems  By : Dr. Noel Swanson...
    If parents want to achieve success in child discipline, they must inculcate the virtue of consistency. It is the most important thing especially for parents that have issues regarding child discipline. It is true that it is not easy to remain consistent all the time. After all, you are human beings with normal human failings. And, children can be absolutely exasperating at times. So, you can only aim at achieving consistency, but it is worth making all the effort because it has good effect on your children and you can teach them the basic norms of good behavior with good results.
  • Consistency is a Virtue that Pays Rich Dividends  By : Dr. Noel Swanson...
    The importance of consistency in parenting can never be over-emphasized. It is the most essential requirement as far as child discipline is concerned. Any lapse will cause heavy damage in terms of reverting to bad behavior by the child. Yet, it cannot be denied that maintaining consistency is also the most arduous task. After all, parents are but human and children can sometimes drive you up the wall. Nonetheless, if you, as a parent, can get over the initial hurdles to being consistent, there are a number of benefits waiting for you.
  • Don't expect the unreasonable from you child  By : Dr. Noel Swanson..
    Every parent has expectations from their children, but some have unreasonable expectations. These expectations are formed unconsciously from our own wants and desires. Often parents want to see their children achieve what they themselves couldn�t. This is an unreasonable expectation. It is not necessary that your child will have the same talent and aptitude that you may want him to have.
  • Rewards versus Punishment  By : Dr. Noel Swanson..
    The rule of the thumb is that rewards work better than punishments in establishing child discipline. Parents need to lay more stress on positive reinforcement rather than punishment for bad behavior. Many people view discipline as a punishment system but that is not necessarily so. Indeed, you can eliminate punishment altogether if you reward good behavior. Children, no matter how big they are, always seek parental approval. Punishment, on the other hand, makes them defiant, stubborn and obstinate.
  • Looking for a Nanny Job?  By : Amit Sharma.
    A nanny is someone who is employed by a family either on a live-in or live-out basis, who is essentially responsible for taking care of the children and their needs. It is generally observed that women excel in the role of a nanny as they are very patient, kind and have an eye for detail.
  • Handling Teenagers  By : Dr. Noel Swanson..
    A young boy when asked how he felt on his thirteenth birthday, said, �But for the reputation everything else is fine.� Teenage brings problems with it for the child and the parents. It is a trying time for all concerned. But, with a better understanding of the situation, you can transform the teenage years of your child into joyful years rather than reel under stress and cause tension all around.
  • Types of Nursery Nurse Jobs  By : Amit Sharma.
    There is great scope for nursery nurses; they work in various places to take care of infants in a nursery or in specialist schools. Some nursery nurses work with the physically or mentally challenged children. There are still other nursery nurses that take care of the aged. Thus, nursery nurse jobs are available in schools, day nurseries, hospitals, or as private nurses in households for children and the elderly, among others.
  • Team Work as a Parenting Skill  By : Dr. Noel Swanson..
    Kids learn from example; and if you can involve your children in the household activities, you gain on several counts: they share your burden of work; they get your time and attention; and they learn to work as a team. The best parenting advice is to work together in raising your children and establishing child discipline. Children are children; and whether they are your own or your spouse�s kids from a previous relationship, it is the duty of the two people who make up their parents to work together to form their children's discipline plan.
  • Childcare Professionals Wanted  By : Amit Sharma.
    The human child is so helpless in the early years that they need to be carefully nurtured, cherished and molded into responsible individuals with good values and strong ethics. Children learn from adults around them. Therefore, it is important to provide them the best childcare so that they grow up to be physically, mentally and emotionally strong individuals.
  • Day Care Jobs in Demand  By : Amit Sharma.
    Day care jobs are no different from childcare jobs, which essentially mean taking care of the child in the absence of the parents or any other member of the family. Small children require supervision when they are dependent on adults for their daily needs.
  • Parenting Advice: What if My Child Won't Go to School?  By : Dr. Noel Swanson..
    "I need help! My 9 year old daughter has started resisting school. She misses several days every week, complaining of tummy or head aches. When I try to talk to her she screams and cries. She acts as if she's terrified to go."
  • Getting Your Children to Tidy Their Rooms  By : Dr. Noel Swanson.
    This is a common problem faced by parents. It is the main cause of many a fight and argument that lead to frustration. Here are some tips to handle this:
  • Consistency Works like Magic for Parenting  By : Dr. Noel Swanson.
    If there is one word that is consistently heard about parenting, it is the need for consistency: consistency in what you say and do, and consistency between parents.
  • Your Child and TV  By : Dr. Noel Swanson.
    Most parents complain that their children watch too much television. In this age and time television is a fact of life. One doesn�t come across families that don't have one, or that never watch one. While there is nothing wrong with television per se one has to be selective when it comes to watching television and how much of it you can allow your children. Television is educational, informative, and uplifting. At the same time, a lot of what is shown on TV is nothing but drivel. It is nowhere near uplifting or educational, and shows certain behavior that is quite unacceptable and undesirable in most social circles. But, children are too small to discern the difference and make intelligent choices.
  • Your Child and Homework  By : Dr. Noel Swanson.
    Most children hate doing homework; it restricts their freedom to play and is a grim reminder of school. They wonder why school has to continue at home also. So, it is quite normal for children to put up some kind of a fuss, which could be gentle grumbling or outright refusal.
  • Parenting Advice: My Child Is Afraid To Go On Sleep-Overs  By : Dr. Noel Swanson.
    By and large, children love to go on sleep-overs, whether to camps or other special events for kids. This gives them the opportunity to be with friends day and night. However, some children develop a fear of sleeping away from home. They refuse to go and they miss out on all the fun. If your child is struggling with such a fear, you may find the following tips useful.
  • Handling the Toddler and the Tantrums  By : Dr. Noel Swanson
    A toddler of two can be adorable and exasperating a thousand times in a single day. So, is there a way to make this phase of your child less taxing on your nerves?
  • What to do when the Other Parent is the Problem?  By : Dr. Noel Swanson
    Q. I have a stepdaughter who is four years old. Her real mother whom she visits on weekends is in and out of jail; she has 86 felonies. Each visit leaves the child distraught; she gets depressed and sinks into her shell.
  • A Step-Dad's Nightmare, "You're Not My Dad!" - Now What?  By : Dr. Noel Swanson
    Q. "Five years ago my son's father left us. I am now remarried to a great guy named David. He has tried his best to be friends with Nathan, and I take care of the discipline. We've been married for three years and Nathan won't do anything his step-father asks of him. How can I change this?"
  • Anti-Bullying Skills and Techniques for Children  By : Mark Lakewood, Relationship Specialist, Author, and Motivational Speaker
    As a society, we spend too much of our energy identifying and punishing the bully that we fail to spend enough time empowering the victims of bullying. We should spend more of our energy on the things that we can control rather than the things we have limited or no control over.
  • Improving Your Child's Behavior through Problem Ownership  By : Mark Lakewood, Relationship Specialist, Author, and Motivational Speaker
    The most effective ways to improve a child�s behavior is to make sure the child assumes ownership of his or her behavior. This article examines three ways that parents fail to have their child assume ownership of misbehavior and what they can do to make sure their child owns their misbehavior.
  • Parenting Advice: Single Mums Having Problems With Sons  By : Dr. Noel Swanson
    Q. "I am a single mother with three children; Caitlin 7, Tom 9, and Liam 11. While Cait is fine, the two boys are causing me problems. Tom behaves well in school, but has learning difficulties. After school though, he turns into a monster, and throws temper tantrums. Liam is rude, not affectionate and just generally hates me. His dad never visits, and Tom's dad died when he was a baby. I'm going crazy and want to know what I'm doing wrong."
    Stage 1: Me, have kids? Really?
  • Parenting Advice: Children Who Lie  By : Dr. Noel Swanson
    Lying infuriates adults. The funny thing is, though, that it is the adults that often set the child up. It goes like this:
  • Parenting Advice: Night Terrors in Childhood  By : Dr. Noel Swanson
    Q. "Sometimes, in the middle of the night, my seven-year-old sits bolt upright, stares straight ahead, and screams at the top of his voice. It sounds like he is being attacked by an axe murderer! We try to comfort him, but he doesn't even know we are there. This goes on for many minutes. Then he goes back to sleep. If we wake him, he seems confused and cannot remember what he was dreaming about."
  • Helping Your Child Sleep  By : Dr. Noel Swanson
    In order for us to get restful sleep, we need to be relaxed. In order to relax, a number of things have to happen. First of all, we need to feel safe and secure. Obviously, if there is tension in the house - abuse, parents rowing, problems with finances or neighbours, or else problems at school or with friends, it will be much harder to relax and fall asleep.
  • Trying To Get You Child To Stop Stealing  By : Dr. Noel Swanson
    The reasons why some children steal are varied. Some of them crave the excitement. Others may want to look cool to their friends, or may actually want the item in question. Still others want some sort of revenge on their parents, or stealing may give them comfort. A staggering 25% of children steal or have stolen during their short lifetimes. Usually once is enough, but those who become repeat offenders keep it up because they get what they are looking for. Whether it's attention, money or just the excitement, stealing does the job of providing it.

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