It is a fact…teenage alcohol and drug use are extremely common…in all ages, races, and social classes. MOST parents have no idea their child is using alcohol or drugs until things get out of control.
Obviously, a new baby in the house will be the reason for sleep deprived parents. The infant simply will not fall asleep without being held and cradled. Somehow this habit must come to an end---but how?
Last week we discussed identifying possible overweight issues with my child. Today we will touch on bringing control to the problem.
Is my child overweight? If so, what can I do to bring the child’s weight under control?
My child’s wild behavior causes a great deal of stress in our family. Should I expect this behavior to settle down or subside as he grows older?
She simply will not fall asleep unless she has that bottle with her in bed. Surely there can be no harm in that. Or is there?
Young people always seem to be “plugged in” these days. Be that the case--how aware are they of their environment?
Dr. Livingston reviews five concepts that help reveal the power of saying "no."
Know the warning signs of children playing the choking game.
Achieve your parenting goals with these tried and true techniques.
The hallmark of effective parenting is a consistent and unified approach by both parents.
Experts have concluded that a heightened interest and curiosity in fire is a significant predictor of the frequency and intensity of participants' fire involvement.
Honing the skills of effective discipline and using them consistently brings positive results and keeps the parent/child relationship one of mutual respect and trust.
How to set an example to our children for making respectful, appropriate requests.
Dr. Cox examines the changing nature of gambling and how are children are affected by this change.
Many teens are under the impression that ecstasy is a recreational drug that may be used socially without any ill effects. This is a dangerous misconception that is being detailed extensively by scientific research into ecstasy’s neurological effects.
The responsibility of parenting your spouse or significant other’s children is a process. Rarely does the new family look like the fantasy that you and your partner had when you decided to become a couple.
Step-parenting or parenting the children of a significant other takes courage, patience, and maturity. Here are tips.
Do you ever wonder why you have to say “no” to your child several times before she responds?
Guidelines to assist you in creating and maintaining a climate of respect in your family.
This article deals with the guilt and pain of leaving a child in the care of daycare helpers that so many parents must endure today.
Tips for parents whose children are experiencing reactions to hearing about terrorism.
How ignoring conflicts and rewarding positive behavior can lead to a real difference in family harmony.
A look at the essential ingredients to responsible parenting.
Older children who tantrum are discouraged. They don’t know how to get their needs met through appropriate behavior. Parents can assist their child to learn positive ways of getting the attention, power and control that he wants. The process may not be quick, but with commitment, consistency, and follow through harmony can reign in your family.
Temper tantrums in children often bring out parental feelings of inadequacy, helplessness, or revenge. These responses do not effectively assist a child during a tantrum. In this two-part article, we will explore strategies that allow both parent and child to emerge from a tantrum in integrity. This month focuses on tantrums in the very young child.
Dr. Samson answers a patient's question about how to handle disciplining her child.
Strategies to apply to help you and your child during this time of transition.
Knowing what lies behind stealing helps parents recognize patterns that may be occurring in other parts of their child’s life. It also assists them in understanding needs that aren’t being met in his life so that you can teach him to meet them in socially appropriate and effective ways.
Parents experience a multitude of feelings when they learn that their child took something that doesn’t belong to him. When they know how to handle the situation, their confidence is not shaken by the unfortunate news.