How do we go about raising children who are optimistic, positive, respectful and cheerful? Children who handle responsibility and have great self esteem?
What do we do when we have kids fighting and showing a lot of aggression?
How do we help our children to become resilient?
What do you think about the debates over discipline and spanking children?
Can we help our children to increase their concentration?
How can we raise children who are respectful and have plenty of confidence?
Or encourage reading and cooking skills in our kids?
Here is a list of links
which will connect you to articles, pages and consistent parenting advice on these topics and more about raising children:
Read about Raising Children:
- Raising Confident Kids
Confidence comes about through experience - Experience comes about by doing it yourself.
Don't do it for them - step back and allow your children the opportunities to get the experience for themselves.
- Common Discipline Mistakes
When discipline is poorly handled, it can actually make bad behavior worse instead of improving it.
As parents, we have to discipline our children if we want them to engage in proper behavior and adhere to social norms, but sometimes in our effort to correct them, we end up making mistakes. Here are several things to watch out for and avoid.
- Nail Biting in Children
Nail biting is one of the most common habits amongst children. Studies estimate that up to 30% of children bite their fingernails at one point or another. Although a large percentage of them will outgrow the habit with increasing age, it's best to get a grip on the problem as soon as possible so that the child doesn't carry the habit all the way into adulthood. Here are several ways to help your child stop nail biting.
- How to Build Self Confidence
Encourage risk taking, don't solve your children's problems for them, and remember to commend them. Often!
- Children and Self Esteem
Learning new skills and gaining mastery over themselves are great ways to improve self esteem in children.
Self esteem in best gained through their own personal experience.
How do we help our children increase concentration and develop a wider attention span? What benefit does increasing concentration bring?
Anxiety in Children - Child Safety Tips
Learning these child safety tips and rehearsing their use regularly is one way to help combat anxiety in children and to promote greater self control and confidence.
Internet Threats to Children
The internet is playing a more important role in the life of everyone, including children. Unfortunately, as well as the positives, there are certain potential threats to children when they are online. So, what are these threats and how can they be prevented?
- Whining kids - Sometimes it's when kids are at their worst that we need to be at our best. Whining is one of the most annoying behaviors parents have to put up with. So what do you do when your child is in a whiny mood and nothing helps?
How to encourage, support and endorse children reading so that it becomes their passion? A large part of the key to this, is your attitude as parents towards books and reading.
- Children Cooking
Cooking with children encourages creativity, an understanding of bad eating habits, responsibility and involvement.
It requires hands on use of math concepts, planning, thinking, and time management.
Cooking with children provides opportunities for parenting and sibling bonding and mastery of new skills, as well as lots of fun!
- Positive Self Talk
Teaching communication skills to children includes teaching them about positive self talk. It is extremely beneficial while raising children to show them positive ways of thinking, and how to recognize that inner message voice of positive self talk.
- Low Self Esteem Signs
Parents are often first alerted to low self esteem signs in their children when their child mentions falling out with another child at school. Or maybe your child's teacher mentions that your child has become withdrawn or stopped socializing with particular friends.
Children, Obesity and Self Esteem
Because children learn through observation, there is a close connection between children obesity and self esteem. Children observe the messages that are played out through their family's beliefs about size, shape, weight and self esteem.
Aggression in Children
Aggression in children is part of their normal pattern of development. Young children can act aggressively when things don't go their way - they lash out, bite, kick, hit and punch - all highly embarrassing to their parents!
- Spanking Children
Huge debates rage about spanking children in countries all over the world at present.
Many people use as their evidence 'for' spanking, that they themselves were spanked as children and it did them no harm. On the other hand, many can tell absolute horror stories of the punishments meted out to them by 'loving' parents.
- Kids Fighting
Why are my kids fighting with each other? There are many different reasons - but very often it is boredom that is the main reason. Many parents find that rainy days during the school holidays are when their children fight the most. Kids fighting happens in all families and is another of the delights of raising children!
- Building Resilience in Children
How do we go about building resilience in children? Resilience is another way of describing emotional stamina. For our children to have this mastered, we have to have allowed them opportunities for mastery. This means stretching them at times, encouraging them towards situations that may mean failing at first so that they can search for and find that inner toughness that allows them to bounce back and to try again.
- Children and Chores
Children chores, attitude and responsibility is the subject of much debate. Should children do chores? What do you think?
Websites about Raising Children:
Principles for Parents
This site was created by Peter Hanfileti, MD, a pediatrician and holistic physician whose main focus is educating parents about the benefits of an energy medicine approach to their kids.
Healthy Eating Helper
: Learn how to get your children to eat and
enjoy healthy food.
A busy mom's guide filled with free and easy, home based activities to
boost the development of children. It focuses on the importance of all
the different development areas and how to optimally stimulate a baby
to achieve these milestones and at the same time spend quality time
with them having fun.
A parent's guide to child safety created for and by parents. A
compilation of firsthand experience, lessons learned, and information
gathered while raising our own children.
Practical Parenting Advice
is a FREE one-stop resource for parents and professionals wanting tips and support on child behaviour, development and family relationships.