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Number Frames. Jim Gaffigan - 12 Parenting Quotes & Jokes About Kids | Fatherly. If you’re like most parents, when your kid’s first full written sentence is “Dad is fat,” you go find a book about how to raise respectful children or properly address body image issues. If you’re Jim Gaffigan, you go write a book about how to be a good parent when you have no idea what you’re doing — and use that sentence as the title. Gaffigan has plenty to say about parenthood, and for good reason; his brood of 5 kids provides endless material including these 12 timeless revelations. On How Kids Perceive Sleep Compared To Adults“Bedtime makes you realize how completely incapable you are of being in charge of another human being. My children act like they’ve never been to sleep before. ‘Bed? What’s that? No, I’m not doing that.’ On Your Actual Purpose For Toddlers“I used to wonder why I had hair on my legs, but now I know it’s for my toddler sons and daughters to pull themselves up off the ground with as I scream in pain.”

On Babies Versus Roommate“Babies are the worst roommates. 3 Tools To Stop The Hitting. Odd as it may seem, children who hit are children who are afraid. The fears that cause trouble for a child who hits usually have their roots in some frightening experience earlier in her life, even though she may not seem frightened at all. To manage her fear, the frightened child develops aggressive behavior that flares any time she feels tense. Instead of crying or saying she feels scared when her fears are triggered, she tightens up, can’t ask for help, and lashes out. You don’t need to know why a child is fearful, in order to help her. What’s needed are measures to increase her sense of safety and connection with you, whether you are her parent, her caregiver, or a loving relative or friend. And you also need to take proactive steps to prevent her from landing any impulsive swats.

As you connect and protect, a child will begin to share with you the passionate feelings that drive her impulse to hit. First, build a stronger connection. On a play date, for instance, At a family gathering, The Alan Kazdin Method for Making Your Children Behave. Say you have a problem child. If it’s a toddler, maybe he smacks his siblings. Or she refuses to put on her shoes as the clock ticks down to your morning meeting at work. If it’s a teenager, maybe he peppers you with obscenities during your all-too-frequent arguments. The answer is to punish them, right? Not so, says Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center. As I was reporting my recent series about child abuse, I came to realize that parents fall roughly into three categories. Parents in this middle group might turn to Kazdin and his parenting interventions.

Khazan: Where do people get their ideas about parenting? Kazdin: It's not determined or dictated completely by one's own parents. The other thing is, our brains are wired to pick up negative things in the environment. Now you start groping for the various options that there are. And this is dictated by one's personality, too. Something called temperament is a physiological predisposition that is evident at birth. Tired of stereotypical girls' clothes, these women did something about it — t...

It has never been harder to bring up a daughter. What worries me is that the wider context appears to be missing, in which girls are still socialised to be good and enabling of others, rather than competitive and capable of achieving their own dreams. Most girls lack a grasp of basic feminism to help them understand that many of their experiences are the result of growing up in a profoundly unequal world, and therefore not their own fault. Parents can only do so much. I am the mother of two daughters, aged 23 and 19. I am probably better equipped than most to cope, with two decades of research into family life and adolescence behind me, several published books on the subject and an upbringing steeped in feminism.

Yet I still find it hard. My daughters are intelligent, capable, beautiful, ambitious and kind people and I couldn’t be more proud of them. I spent a year listening to teenage girls talking about the bullying culture in our schools while researching a book. Girls know they have to succeed, too, on their own merits. Raising a Daughter When You're Not a Girly Girl. Challenging 4-year-old behavior | Behavior and Discipline | Advice - Parenting - General. Details Parent Category: Advice - Parenting - General Category: Behavior and Discipline How to deal when disappointment, hurt feelings, and frustration cause meltdowns. My partner and I are growing extremely concerned about our just-turned-four year old, and are hoping some of you might share your experiences with us. Our son is a bright, happy, cheerful, and enthusiastic little boy who loves school, his friends and sisters. . . a lot of the time.

Do you have a similar kid? I think there was a really great NPR segment on tantrums a few months ago. Just wanted to let you know this sounds like my 4 year old daughter. Tired or hungry so I try to monitor that as much as possible. Have you spoken with his preschool teacher(s)? Hi... Welcome to 4 year old boys...or as a friend of mine said, the f*cking 4's.

I have had a few incidents with my son where he was similar to what you are describing. Hi, Chapter 1. The One-Week Fix for Bad Behavior. Courtesy of Jacqueline Burt "Why does Julian have to be so annoying? " Usually, when my 9-year-old daughter, Charlotte, poses this question about her 4-year-old brother, my response is, "Don't call your brother annoying. " But one rainy day, after spending hours listening to Julian's whining, I asked myself: "Why do kids have to be so annoying? " Nothing drives me crazier than my son's high-pitched complaints, except Charlotte's tendency to pinch or smack her brother. Sometimes I wonder if my stress level is higher because I'm a single mom. Percy is right: My kids' annoying tendencies tend to bring out the worst in me. Make chores easier with these handy charts, download now. Day 1: Don't React My first move was to determine what I've been doing wrong.

But I was afraid of what would happen if I ignored them. "Yeah, whatever," Charlotte shrugged. "Uh-huh," said Julian. "Mommy! Ignoring my son and the glares of the salespeople, I smiled brightly. Julian screeched louder and louder. "Noooo! " 47 Ways YOU Can Be A Fun Mom! The Top 10 Things Children Really Want Their Parents To Do With Them. What do you think matters most to your children? You driving them to lessons and practices, or is it the smile and hug you greet them with after school? If you guessed the latter, you are correct. Sixteen years of teaching and giving the same assignment every Mother’s Day has led me to the exact same conclusion. You see, every Mother’s Day I would ask my students to give me advice on being a mother.

They were to think about things their mother or guardian did for or with them that made them feel happy or loved. Many moms today feel as if they are not good mothers unless they are racing around, shuttling their children from lessons, to practices and back to lessons again. After speaking endlessly about this topic with my students, it became clear to me that children today are involved in too many activities and are in turn becoming less in touch with themselves and their families. Come into my bedroom at night, tuck me in and sing me a song. 19 Brilliant Hacks That Will Make Potty Training So Much Easier. 33 Activities For Kids That Cost Under $10. Keeping kids busy while they are at home during the warm summer months is a challenge for any parent, older sibling or babysitter.

It’s not easy to fill an 8 hour+ day with fun activities for your little ones. Thankfully, some brilliant people online came up with some fun (and safe) ways to keep children occupied for less than $10. Don’t spend a fortune taking them to the movies, swimming pool or mall every day (although that can be fun). Try some of these cheap, but awesome, ideas. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) 12.) 13.) 14.) 15.) 16.) 17.) 18.) 19.) 20.) 21.) 22.) 23.) 24.) 25.) 26.) 27.) 28.) 29.) 30.) 31.) 32.) 33.) (H/T BuzzFeed) Pretty much all of these ideas require some parental supervision, but it should be fun for everyone involved! ‹ Prev Page. Dailymotion. Books - SleepLady.

En Espanol: Buenas noches, que duerman bien » Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kim West LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady® Kim West, The Sleep Lady® and nationally respected child and sleep expert, has brought peaceful slumber to many parents and children with her well-thumbed book, Good Night, Sleep Tight. In it West introduced a gentle and effective approach to putting babies and children to sleep that includes her signature step-by-step “Sleep Lady Shuffle.” Now, in this revised edition, Kim West expands and completely updates her book. The SleepLady®’s Good Night, Sleep Tight deals with one of the most challenging aspects of parenting— getting young children, from newborn to five years old, to sleep. West offers a practical, easy-to-follow, and flexible approach to sleep that is gentle on both parent and child and doesn’t require leaving your child alone to cry. Good Night, Sleep Tight Companion Workbook by Kim West LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady® At last, a companion workbook to Good Night, Sleep Tight!

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Nursing and Co-Sleeping With My Toddler. Would you like to have me answer your sleep question in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! If you would rather read than watch my above video then here is the transcript of this week’s video: Hi, Kim West, the Sleep Lady and today, I am going to answer this mother’s question.

She wrote in and said: “Hi, I’m totally worried. I’m still nursing my daughter who’s almost 3. It’s only for sleep and I’m not even convinced I have any more milk. I want to thank you for writing in this question because I think that this is happening more often than a lot of parents are willing to talk about. Obviously, we need to help your child learn how put herself to sleep independently without you lying down and nursing her to sleep and back to sleep. There are two options I’d recommend for you to consider. In Service, Kim The Sleep Lady Video filmed by In Focus Studios.

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