Archive for 'Development'

3 Steps to Cure Bedwetting

3 Steps to Cure Bedwetting

Were you a bedwetter? Then chances are your child will be too, because bedwetting is often hereditary. At around three or four years of age, once a child has mastered toilet learning, he then begins to [...]

The Purpose of Allowances

The Purpose of Allowances

The real reasons why we give kids an allowance. Allowances It’s not uncommon for parents to tie children’s allowances to their chores, their homework or even their grades. But Jolene Godfrey, author of Raising Financially Fit [...]

Young Kids and Screentime

Young Kids and Screentime

Why you’ll want to turn off the TV and computer if you have young children.  Young Kids & Screens Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Pediatric Society recommends that children under two years [...]

Punishment

Punishment

Why corporal punishment isn’t the answer to getting kids to behave. Punishment At one time spanking and hitting children was very common, and was thought to go along with good parenting. But over time, it became [...]

Instructing Kids

Instructing Kids

Why limit setting is so much easier when kids know the rules. Instructing Kids Letting our children know what we expect of them and telling them how to do what we want, is one of the [...]

Logical Consequences

Logical Consequences

How logical consequences help set limits for our children. Logical Consequences What if limits were set with our kids, not because as parents, we arbitrarily set the rules, but because those limits just made sense?  It’s [...]

Need for Extended Family

Need for Extended Family

A look at the changing role of the extended family. Need for Extended Family Who do you turn to for advice or a little help for raising your kids?  If you’re like most of us, it’s [...]

Role of Peers

Role of Peers

Hanging with the crowd.  What our kids gain from their peer group, next on The Parent Report. Role of Peers Often when we think about peer groups , negative things like peer pressure come to mind.  [...]

The Benefits of Daycamps

The Benefits of Daycamps

The many benefits of signing your child up for daycamps. Daycamp Benefits For many parents, childcare can be a big problem during the summer months. But daycamps are a great alternative for summer childcare, offering a [...]

Kids Traveling Alone

Kids Traveling Alone

Tips for helping your child feel secure when flying alone. Kids Traveling Alone Whether it’s visiting relatives or a friend in another city, it’s not uncommon for children to fly alone.  Airlines have rules in place [...]