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Dyspraxia can be serious – it deserves more recognition. Imagine you're a healthy adult with a good university degree but struggle to pour a drink without spilling it, direct people across a building, or remember what you've just been told clearly.

Dyspraxia can be serious – it deserves more recognition

This is a typical picture of someone with dyspraxia. Dyspraxia, or developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), affects co-ordination, spatial awareness and sensory perception. It's part of an umbrella of conditions known as specific learning differences (SpLD), which are defined as exceptional variations in a person's ability, as well as problems with concentration and short-term memory. Dads Who Do Dishes Raise Ambitious Daughters. Dads who equally divided the drudgery of household chores with their wives tended to have daughters whose “when I grow up” aspirations were less gender-stereotypical, suggests an upcoming paper in Psychological Science.

Dads Who Do Dishes Raise Ambitious Daughters

Moms’ work-equality beliefs did also color their daughters’ attitudes toward gender roles, but this study found that a stronger predictor of girls’ career goals was the way their dads handled domestic duties. The daughters of parents who shared housework were more likely to tell the researchers they wanted to be a police officer, a doctor, an accountant, or a "scientist (who studies germs to help doctors find what medicine each patient needs)," lead author Alyssa Croft wrote via email, quoting one little girl in the study. Here’s more from the Association for Psychological Science: The study results suggest that parents’ domestic actions may speak louder than words. Is It Safe to Post Photos of My Kids Online?

This is one of the big debates on the Internet.

Is It Safe to Post Photos of My Kids Online?

Is it safe to share photos of your kids and your family on blogs, forums and other public venues? The answer is probably yes… and no. Parent's Guide to Social Media - Babble. I finally joined Instagram, and then I fell down a rabbit hold of tween social media usage.

Parent's Guide to Social Media - Babble

10 questions to ask around the table. Sometime between the first bite of turkey and the last slice of pie, it’ll happen: a lull in the dinner conversation.

10 questions to ask around the table

What will you do next? If you’re breaking bread with acquaintances, you might turn small talk into smart conversation. But if you’re with family and friends and want to deepen the ties that bind, then try asking one of the following 10 questions around the table, as recommended by StoryCorps founder (and 2015 TED Prize winner) Dave Isay: . Consent. Listening skills. Regular naps are 'key to learning' 12 January 2015Last updated at 20:54 ET By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website.

Regular naps are 'key to learning'

Raising a Moral Child. Photo What does it take to be a good parent?

Raising a Moral Child

We know some of the tricks for teaching kids to become high achievers. For example, research suggests that when parents praise effort rather than ability, children develop a stronger work ethic and become more motivated. Yet although some parents live vicariously through their children’s accomplishments, success is not the No. 1 priority for most parents. 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders. Healthy Sex Talk: Teaching Kids Consent, Ages 1-21. A list of parenting action items, created in the hope that we can raise a generation of children who have less rape and sexual assault in their lives.

Healthy Sex Talk: Teaching Kids Consent, Ages 1-21

The ongoing horror of rape in the news, from Penn State to the young women raped and killed in India to Steubenville, has proven to be a wake-up call for many parents. 25 Ways To Ask Your Kids How Was School Today. This year Simon is in 4th grade and Grace is in 1st grade and I find myself asking them every day after school, “So how was school today?”.

25 Ways To Ask Your Kids How Was School Today

And everyday I get an answer like “fine” or “good” which doesn’t tell me a whole lot. Or at get at least a full sentence. Talking about Sex: 10 Bases to Cover. The news is good: According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of sexually active U.S. high school students has declined over the past 10 years, as have certain risky sexual behaviors.

Talking about Sex: 10 Bases to Cover

Talking to your teen openly and honestly about sex, being sure to cover everything from oral sex to STDs, is one way to ensure your child's health and well-being. Here's how: 1. Admit that sexuality is positive. (Perhaps the hardest thing to admit to a child on the brink of lust and love.) 2. Puberty & Growing Up. Skip Navigation KidsHealth from Nemours for Parents for Kids for Teens What Other Kids Are Reading For info about your changing body and mind and the kinds of issues that older kids face, this is the place. Click on any category below to view the articles: Boy Stuff. 25 Ways to Talk So Children Will Listen. A major part of discipline is learning how to talk with children. The way you talk to your child teaches him how to talk to others. Here are some talking tips we have learned with our children: 1. Connect Before You Direct. Fighting. Parents often ask me how to get along with their suddenly volatile preteen daughter.

It’s a shock when your previously sweet little girl starts tantrumming again. Twelve year old girls can be moody, over-dramatizing, self-centered, focused almost solely on friends, close-mouthed, surly, back-talking and condescending to parents. They can, of course, also be mature, affectionate and delightful, but at their worst they’re a cross between the most challenging aspects of toddlers and teens.