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How to teach a child to interact with police

With all the police brutality in the news, your child might be getting the wrong idea about police. Therefore, when meeting a uniformed officer, your child might be reacting the wrong way. Even if they don't show it, your child can feel fearful and anxious around a police officer.   I know that as a [...]

Pool Safety Tips for Parents

On a hot Summer afternoon, few activities will hold even half of the appeal of a swimming pool to most children. Adults too are often inclined to jump in and beat the heat. It may be a relief to slip into the cool water, but never forget just how dangerous pools can be. Of course, [...]

How to Create a Perfect Reading Corner in Your Child’s Room

Learn How to Create a Perfect Reading Corner in Your Child’s Room It’s a parent’s job to try and bring out the best in their children. Waking up your children’s creativity as well as their inner bookworm is definitely something they will be grateful for once they become a bit [...]

The Best Approach to Helping Children Use The Toilet Independently

The Best Approach to Helping Children Use The Toilet Independently By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   My Expertise and interest lies more in helping “Family Teams” to work together and co-create/ create (depending on whether you’re a couple, or a single parent family) success in all aspects of life for every member of the “team”. I do [...]

Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research suggests

Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research suggests Source: University of Notre Dame   Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently at a symposium at the University of Notre Dame.   "Life outcomes for American youth [...]

The Benefits of Exercise on Your Kid’s Brain

There has been a lot of talk about the benefits of exercise. Essentially, regular physical activity can improve your health regardless of your age. However, the benefits of various exercises for children are especially valuable. Basically, not only does exercising affect proper physical development in kids but it also influences their brain development. In that [...]

Harsh parenting predicts low educational attainment through increasing peer problems

Harsh parenting predicts low educational attainment through increasing peer problems Source: Society for Research in Child Development   Children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes. A new longitudinal study sought to determine why. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh who conducted the study suggest that both direct and indirect [...]

How your parenting tactics influence your teen’s problem behaviors

How your parenting tactics influence your teen's problem behaviors Source: University of California - Riverside   Yelling. Screaming. Slamming of doors. Sneaking out.   Sound familiar? Perhaps you're a parent with a teenager at home who partakes in "problem behaviors." Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, may be able to help.   In a new [...]