Teaching Children to Handle Failure
Failure is something that none of us are comfortable with and if it were possible, we would very likely banish from this world! But that again depends on what our conditioning and beliefs are about failure. What did the significant adults in our lives teach us about success and failure or how did they handle failure? Herein lie vital clues about our own belief systems, the influence this has on our take on the matter and how we talk to our children about failure.
Parents Get Mad Too!
Remember that if you are tired, fatigued or stressed, you may react by lashing out at your child. It happens to most parents at some point or another. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to minimize or avoid the likelihood of over-reacting and remain in control when stress is high.
Parenting for Inter-Cultural Couples
In today's connected world, inter-cultural marriages are common. Many families have a cross-cultural or inter-faith marriage and while this is a phenomenon to be welcomed, it does bring with it a host of new challenges for young parents. This union can be very enriching for the children as their world view widens with their exposure to varied food, culture and language. The flip side is that it could lead to cultural clashes about how the child should be raised.
Thinking of Adoption
Starting out on an adoption journey can be exciting, joyous and sometimes scary as well. People choose to adopt for various reasons. Some of the most common ones are infertility, genetic or medical complications that make it difficult for a normal pregnancy, wanting to be a single parent, to complete the family or just for the joy of giving a child a home. Just like biological parenting, adoption is a permanent arrangement. There are various factors to consider before you decide to adopt.
More Ideas for Quality Time
When you give your children quality time, you give them the feeling that they are loved, important, connected with you, valued and significant in your life. No toy or activity will ever be a substitute for a parent's focused, undistracted time with their child.
Raising twins brings in a lot of excitement and anxiety to the parents concerned. Alhthough challenging at times, it brings great joy to watch two children grow simultaneously. It is is more than double the work. It takes some time to figure out how to manage all the demands, logistics and emotions that make up the twin life. Each new stage presents new challenges, but it is also amazing how twin parents (and other multiple parents) are able to overcome each hurdle.
Bonding with Your New Baby
"I feel like I went through 9 long months, of eagerness and excitement to see my baby, the pain of delivery and now I'm not even able to enjoy my own child because I hardly ever see her. I feel like I'm hardly even a mother." Do you also feel the same? Find out the ways that might be just for you to enjoy motherhood in the best possible way.
Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse - A Primer for Parents
Child sexual abuse is a topic that obviously makes people uncomfortable. It is a distressing and abhorrent act but a reality that we have to face. Here are some guidelines on how to prevent it.
If your child is above four years old and wets his bed, you are not alone. Don't blame, criticize, restrict or punish the child who has wet the bed. Here are some facts about bedwetting, which will broaden your perspective and help you to find ways to cope with it.
When Your Child is Ill
It's Monday morning and you find that your child is ill and cannot go to school. You're concerned about him/her - and you're also concerned about your job as you had to take a day off last week because your other child was ill. This is a dilemma faced by many working parents with young children. Let’s look at ways to deal with situations like this.