Have You Prepared Your Child For The School Bully? Copyright 2010 Patricia Gatto School violence. The very words send shivers down a parent's spine. Does the phrase school bully evoke the same emotions? It should. As subtle as it may seem, bullying is a form of violence. Experts estimate that almost 75% of today's youth will be involved in some aspect of bullying before they enter high school. And the chances are, your child will be one of the statistics. Long gone is the idea that bullying is a natural process of youth, a coming of age.
Top Ten Ways to Teach Values to Your Kids AUTHOR: Mark Brandenburg MA, CPCC, http://www.markbrandenburg.com email@example.com Top Ten Ways to Teach Values to Your Kids: In a consumer-driven society that broadcasts values you don’t approve of, how can you teach values to your kids? Here are ten ideas to help you: 1. Tell them your life stories and teach through your stories. Kids love to hear stories about your childhood. Weave in some moral dilemmas, and you’ve got great opportunities to teach them values.
Dads, Kids, and Mistakes AUTHOR: Mark Brandenburg MA, CPCC http://www.markbrandenburg.com firstname.lastname@example.org We're sitting at the breakfast table, and we're in a hurry. The kids were slow to get dressed for school this morning, and we needed to get out the door soon. "Clank!" My five-year-old son spills his glass of milk all over the table and the floor. He and my daughter become statues as they gaze at the mess. I feel my mind begin to race and an urge to raise my voice. And then, I remember to take a breath.
Fighting among siblings is as natural as the changing of the seasons. And contrary to what many parents believe, sibling rivalry is a sign of mental health in a family! While there may be times when it’s difficult to deal with, there are some simple things you can do to limit fighting and make it tolerable:
1. Ignore Their FightingFighting is often a way for kids to get you to notice them. If you ignore their fighting (unless weapons are involved), there will be less incentive for them to do it.
In today’s busy world, many parents have lost the art of telling their stories to their kids. Here are some reasons why these stories are so beneficial:
1. Use them to teach lessons about life.Stories will stimulate conversations with your kids more effectively than lecturing or “trying to get them to talk. There are a lot of issues happening for your kids these days, and stories give them a chance to reflect on them.
Children and Divorce
Author: Karen Zastudil
You and your spouse have decided to end your marriage. Although this has been a difficult decision for you and your spouse, it can be a very complicated one for your children. Divorce in many ways is like facing a death in the family, and a grieving process takes place for everyone involved. Often times after a divorce, you need to rediscover who you are, overcome your own fears and determine how to begin making a new life for you and your children.
Mommy Needs Her Sleep
Copyright © 2005, Tammy Hussin, J.D
Bringing a new baby home from the hospital is a beautiful
experience, but it can also be filled with a multitude of
anxieties and frustrations. One of the major sources of anxiety
is figuring out how you can get your baby sleeping through the
night. When will your baby be sleeping through the night and
how long will it take? When are you going to finally get the
rest that you so badly need?
Parenting with Style: Why You Might Clash with Your Child
Copyright 2004, Dr. Caron B. Goode
Every morning, six-year-old Josh and his mom clash at breakfast
just as Mom is ready to walk out the door. A daydreamer by
nature, Josh moves through life at a slower pace than his
task-oriented mom who values organization. Their distinct ways
of relating to the world reveal their obviously different
A "personal style" is a natural predisposition toward time,
stress, people, tasks, and situations.
The 21st Century Parent
Copyright © 2004, Mark Brandenburg MA, CPCC
John was a 43 year-old sales manager at a large
company. He’s married and has 3 children, ages 7,
9, and 12. His wife works part-time as a nursing
assistant, and they both do as much as they can to
parent their children well.
John has developed serious doubts about his ability to
be an effective parent in the last couple of years. All
of his kids are involved in after school activities,
and his demands at work are greater than they’ve ever
Divorce and Children: Things To Consider When You're Staying Married Only For Your Children
Copyright © 2005, Karl Augustine
All children are different and respond differently to divorce.
Depending on the characteristics of the children - age,
emotional maturity, happiness, resiliency to trauma - the easier
or more difficult it will be for children to weather a divorce.
As a parent, you should know your children better than
anyone...use your best judgment with your children during