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War on Boys. How I Slowed My Family Down. Like, to the Last Century. What are your kids doing this summer?

How I Slowed My Family Down. Like, to the Last Century.

Why are our children so bored at school, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no real friends? — Victoria Prooday. “My son doesn’t like vegetables.”

Why are our children so bored at school, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no real friends? — Victoria Prooday

“She doesn’t like going to bed early.” “He doesn’t like to eat breakfast.” 6 Things I Wish I Had Never Told My Children. How Danish Parenting Works. Can you really raise happy, well-behaved, resilient, confident children just by consistently rewarding them with delicious pastries?

How Danish Parenting Works

Perhaps, but that's not what The Danish Way of Parenting is about. The Orange Rhino Challenge. When I started the challenge in January 2012, I set up some guidelines to keep me motivated and on track.

The Orange Rhino Challenge

Um, my mom told me they were a little over the top, and I ignored her but I know many of you feel the same! So here’s the thing. 7 Things That Good Mothers Do That I’m Not Going to Do Anymore – Scary Mommy. ©wackystuff/flickr 1.

7 Things That Good Mothers Do That I’m Not Going to Do Anymore – Scary Mommy

Bathe the kids every day. Children, unless they’ve been rolling in the mud, do not need a bath every day. In the summer I rinse off sand, sweat and sunscreen pretty much daily, but in the winter it just makes their skin dry and rashy. The Young and The Married: Why I Don't Want Your Help With My Unsightly Stretch Marks. Dear Stranger; I found your note in my locker.

The Young and The Married: Why I Don't Want Your Help With My Unsightly Stretch Marks

I found it next to the pen you used and left there in a hurry. You opened my day-use locker to leave me a very important message on top of my belongings that went something like this: Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues  When my dad was growing up he had one sweater each winter.

Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues 

This Mother’s Soothing Reaction to Her Son’s Fit of Rage Can Teach Us All a Lesson in Parenting. O.C. Family Committed To Finding Beauty In Each Day After Sons Are Diagnosed With Rare, Fatal Disease. What I Wish I Had Known about Motherhood. By Tasha Levert, Ph.D.

What I Wish I Had Known about Motherhood

Motherhood is not natural. When Your Toddler Hits You: A New Perspective. Does your toddler suddenly haul back and hit you in the midst of a sweet and playful time together?

When Your Toddler Hits You: A New Perspective

Or does he impulsively smack other children, even his own siblings? If so, let me reassure you that you haven’t failed at parenting. And when your toddler hits you, your little one isn’t under a mysterious spell. There’s nothing bad about your child. The Case for Free-Range Parenting. Photo BETHESDA, Md. — ON her first morning in America, last summer, my daughter went out to explore her new neighborhood — alone, without even telling my wife or me.

The Case for Free-Range Parenting

Of course we were worried; we had just moved from Berlin, and she was just 8. But when she came home, we realized we had no reason to panic. Beaming with pride, she told us and her older sister how she had discovered the little park around the corner, and had made friends with a few local dog owners. What Would My Mom Do? (Drink Tab and Lock Us Outside) I’m about to tell you the truth: parenting has become very precious in our generation. This very morning, a mom posted how on her son’s birthday, she assembles a comprehensive “time capsule” including items, photos, and products related to that particular year, stores it in a set of antique trunks, and plans to present them all to him on his 18th birthday as a tribute to his entire life.

Holy. Crap. Cannot. Deal. 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Motivate Your Child to Use Pornography. What You Miss Out On When You Rely on Punishment and Reward  In light of the recent NFL situation regarding the use of physical "discipline" with a child I thought the timing was appropriate to share a blog I wrote in January sharing our families story of how we got out of the vicious cycle of using punishment and reward.

Children learn what we teach and they grow up into parents who then teach the same things unless they learn a new way. This quote from Dr. Thomas Gordon seems especially profound at the moment: "When parents once learn how to listen to children with empathy and understanding and resolve their conflicts peacefully, they stop using physical punishment. This in itself makes families a vital resource for the prevention of violence in our society. " A Better Way to Say Sorry.

March 30, 2014. Top Ten Mistakes Christian Parents of Teens Make. Posted by Jeff on Jun 28th, 2010 in Uncategorized | 18 comments Top Ten Mistakes Christian Parents of Teens Make. Teach me to braid: if my child marries yours. 36 Ingenious Things You'll Want As A New Parent. 5 Reasons Modern-Day Parenting Is in Crisis, According to a British Nanny  I generally am quite an optimistic person. Attachment parenting. When parents are taught to increase their sensitivity to an infant's needs and signals, this increases the development of the child's attachment security. Sears' specific techniques of attachment parenting remain under study. Spanking is abuse. There. I said it. 10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12 

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and often life threatening consequences (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012). Handheld devices (cell phones, tablets, electronic games) have dramatically increased the accessibility and usage of technology, especially by very young children (Common Sense Media, 2013).

As a pediatric occupational therapist, I’m calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years. The Overprotected Kid.