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Listed below are the currently published list of parenting articles.
- Child Parenting Is The Toughest But Most Rewarding Job In The World
Child parenting can be the most difficult job in the world, but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
- Step Parenting And The Problems Of Sharing Authority
Step parents are often caught between the biological parent and the children and establishing a role requires both time and very careful handling.
- Parenting Teenagers And The Dilemmas of Teaching Them Responsibility
One of the most difficult parenting tasks is to teach your children to take responsibility for their actions. However, an understanding of the mechanics of learning responsibility from the child's perspective will go a long way towards making this job easier.
- A Few Special Considerations When It Comes To Only Child Parenting
Only child parenting means that parents must be especially careful to ensure that their child is provided with the opportunity to interact with other children in order to develop the inter-personal skills that will be needed later in life.
- Only Child Parenting And Getting The Balance Right
Only child parenting requires its own special set of skills and, although the child is neither advantaged nor disadvantaged by being an only child, there are a number of considerations to ensure that he has a balanced upbringing.
- Is The Science Of Parenting Fact Or Fiction?
We often talk about the science of parenting and this article examines whether or not parenting science is fact or fiction.
- The Only Child And The Family Situation
The family situation can bring particular problems when it comes to only child parenting and parentns and wider family members need to be aware of these.
- 10 Tips For Successful Divorced Parenting
10 tips to ensure the best possible outcome for your children following divorce.
- Divorce And The Needs Of The Children
The rollercoaster ride of divorce can be a traumatic time for children and particular care is needed to meet the needs of your children.
- 5 Tips For Parents Who Are Contemplating Divorce
Divorce can be an extremely difficult time for children and care is needed to ensure that any detrimental affect on the children is kept to a minimum.
- When Parents Disagree It Is Often The Children Who Suffer Most
Disagreements between parents are common and can be very damaging for children. However, if handled correctly, they can not only strengthen a marriage but provide a valuable training ground for your children.
- Child Parenting Advice On Divorce and Children
Divorce is rarely a painless process and is frequently a time when emotions are running high and there is a great deal on anger in the air. The way in which parents deal with anger and hostility is critical for the wellbeing of the children.
- The Pros And Cons Of Single Parenting
Single parenting can be daunting and certainly presents a number of challenges. Nevertheless, these are balanced by numerous advantages which can make single parenthood particularly rewarding.
- Parenting And Discipline In The Modern World
Discipline is a necessary part of parenting but the subject of parenting and discipline has been hotly debated in recent years, often leaving parents confused about just how to discipline their children.
- The Right Way To Communicate With Your Children
Communication is central to all our lives but is perhaps never more important than when it comes to communicating with our children. Communication is not however always easy and there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it.
- Teaching Your Children To Be Independent
When children leave home they face to challenges of independent living and their success depends in no small measure on how good a job we as parents do in teaching them to be independent.
- Teaching Your Children About Strangers
One of our main responsibilities as parents is keeping our children safe and free from harm. Today, amongst other things, this means teaching our children about the dangers posed by strangers.
- Teenage Discipline Requires A Sense Of Objectivity
Discipline and punishment, especially teenage discipline, presents many parents with considerably difficulty and is one area of parenting which, if you get it wrong, can lead you into trouble very quickly.
- The Role Of Fathers In Child Parenting
The role of fathers within the family unit has changed considerably over the years and it is not perhaps as easy as we might think to define the role of a father in the modern family unit.
- Adoption And The Challenges Which It Poses
Several million children in the United States today are adopted and there is little doubt that adoption presents parents with a unique challenge. However, if you meet this challenge head on and overcome it, then the rewards can be very great indeed.
- Dealing With Family Sibling Rivalry
Many parents know the problems posed by family sibling rivalry only too well and the solution lies in knowing when to intervene and when to leave well alone.
- The Role Of Grandparents In The Parenting Equation
Grandparents can be a boon and a blessing, especially to new parents, but they can also bring a raft of problems into an already difficult situation. The secret is to learn the art of getting grandparents to work with you rather than against you.
- The Challenge Of Dealing With Difficult Children
Parenting is not always easy and when it comes to dealing with a difficult child the challenges can often seem overwhelming. Whatever the reason for a child's bad behavior, the solution will usually involve a great deal of time and hard work.
- When Teaching Children Should You Let Nature Take Its Course Or Intervene?
The role of parents in teaching children about the consequences of their actions is not always an easy one and one of the difficult choices we face is whether to intervene to teach our children a particular lesson or to simply stand back and let them learn from their own experience.
- Teaching Children At Home
Parents devote a great deal of time and energy to selecting the right school for their children. This is great but it can also result in parents neglecting the vital skill of teaching children at home.
- Preparing Your Child For That First Preschool Day
A child's first day at preschool marks a milestone in the child's life and can be a very worrying time parents. However, with a little bit of forethought and some careful preparation this big day will go off just fine.
- Teaching Your Teenager The Value Of Money
One thing that can cause more difficulties within families than practically anything else is money and it is vitally important that we teach our teenagers how to handle money wisely.
- Helping Your Teenager To Cope With The Problem Of Teen Acne
Most of us have suffered from the problems of teenage acne and know only too well just how devastating the appearance of that first pimple can be. As parents however there is a lot that we can do to help our teenagers to cross this hurdle.
- Tips For Parents On Coping with Teenage Dating
Tips on preparing yourself and your teenage children for the day when that first teen date arrives.
- The Importance Of Teaching Teens That It Is Alright To Say No
Many teens believe that dating and sex are one and the same thing and an extremely important role for parents is to dispel this myth and set them on the right path.
- 10 Tips For Parenting Teenagers
10 simple tips to help in parenting teenagers from establishing rules and a system of discipline to providing a sound role model.
- 10 Mistakes Made When Parenting Teenagers
Parenting teenagers is not easy and in the article we look at 10 mistakes which are commonly made by parents today.
- Teen Advice About Sex - It Is Okay to Say No
A look at how to give your teen advice about sex and teach him or her that it is alright to simply say no.
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