Positive Parenting has many advantages. But what is it?  When a parent places more emphasis on rewarding children for good behavior than punishing them for negative behavior, the parent is much more effective. This is because children will more often than not respond favorably to the positive reinforcement that their parent is providing. Considering that most adults follow the same sort of pattern, positive parenting makes perfect sense. READ More on What Is Positive Parenting?

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by Stacey Schifferdecker

Parents of toddlers may wonder sometimes when their children will stop talking, but parents of tweens are more likely to figure out how to get their former chatterbox children to open up and communicate again. Tweens are children from about 10-12 years old, so-called because they are “between” children and teenagers. This is a time when children typically start challenging their parents, relying more on peers than parents for approval, and developing their own values and opinions. You may think, then, that your tween isn’t interested in communicating with you—but just the opposite is true. Tweens are usually desperate for information and communication; they just don’t how to let you know that. So how do you open the lines of communication with your tween? READ More on Communicating With Tweens

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Family Time is the key to a Happy Family

Family Time is the key to a Happy Family

Some of us prepare all of our lives to be a parent, anticipating the moment, buying clothes, getting the child’s room ready, decorating and dreaming with our eyes open of the days that you will have your child in your arms and play. However, from dreams to reality things are a little different and all the cute things you dream about can become a harsh reality if you don’t develop skills for it.

Being a Parent

A parent’s job is definitely the most demanding and rewarding job of all times. A parent’s job starts from the minute you learn that you are going to be a parent and will last for the rest of your life taking you on a ride like nothing that you have experienced before. There will be many wonderful times but frustrating as well, emergencies as well as some surprises along the way. Having good parenting skills however, will help you a great deal to face and get through these times as well as help your child.READ More on Good Parenting Skills and Raising Great Children

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by Stacey Schifferdecker

Little boys chasing little girls on the playground. Middle-school girls making fun of another girl who just got braces. A teenager accidentally knocking another boy into his locker—every day. Are these incidents bullying or not? Where is the line between teasing and bullying? READ More on Stop Bullying Now!

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One of the first things you think about when you are a single parent by choice (divorce, unmarried) or natural circumstances (death of a spouse), is who will care for my child or children?

There are a number of options and each has its pros and cons. Do your homework and based on your work routine, budget and the temperament of your child, choose a child care option that works with single parenting, not against it. READ More on The Challenges Of Single Parenting And Daycare

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Tengku Abdullah: Hold courses on parenting – Malaysia Star

27 Oct 2006 at 8:26pm

Tengku Abdullah: Hold courses on parenting
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 7 hours ago
By SIMON KHOO. KUANTAN: The authorities have been urged to expedite the implementation of parental courses in the country. Tengku ….

Sad drop in parenting today – Western Australia Post Newspapers

27 Oct 2006 at 7:32am

Sad drop in parenting today
Western Australia Post Newspapers, Australia – 20 hours ago
There are two concerns here – firstly, that of a growing number of parents who are becoming overwhelmed with the role of parenting and who, instead of seeking ….

Tengku Abdullah: Hold courses on parenting (The Star Online)

27 Oct 2006 at 8:33pm

KUANTAN: The authorities have been urged to expedite the implementation of parental courses in the country.

Parenting classes offered (The Payson Roundup)

27 Oct 2006 at 8:11pm

Eight free classes for parents will be offered at the Parent Resource Center, 514 W. Wade Lane. They include "Social Skills and Your Child," "7 Keys to Reading Comprehension," "On the Road to Reading," "Literacy Can Be Fun," and "Discipline for the Young Child."

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