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Secondhand Smoke and Childhood Behavioural Problems

Secondhand Smoke and Childhood Behavioural Problems

A new U.S. study of more than 55,000 children younger than 12 years of age has linked secondhand smoke to behavioural problems in children. The study found that children who lived in homes where parents or [...]

Why Nagging Children Backfires

Why Nagging Children Backfires

How to know if you’re teaching or nagging your kids. Nagging Backfires Most of us have done it, nagged at our children. Maybe we’ve nagged our kids to clean their room, or do their homework. While [...]

Teaching Kids Through Natural Consquences

Teaching Kids Through Natural Consquences

Why letting our children fail could be one of the best ways of guiding them. Learning from Mistakes As parents, it’s so tempting to step in and stop our children from making mistakes. After all, it’s [...]

Talk Your Way to Discipline

Talk Your Way to Discipline

Why reasoning with our kids is one of the best ways of setting limits. Discipline While setting limits is vital to our children’s well being, laying down the law without any explanation is one of the [...]

Toddlers and Time Out

Toddlers and Time Out

A few ideas on fine art of disciplining a toddler. Time Out Let’s face it, there are times when young children misbehave to the point that their actions may require a consequence that helps them calm [...]

How to Cope with a Child Who Whines

How to Cope with a Child Who Whines

If there is one behavior that most parents, caregivers and teachers would readily admit drives them around the bend it’s whining. The good news is there are some simple ways to help your child to avoid [...]

Why Young Children Regress to Baby Talk

Why Young Children Regress to Baby Talk

Bringing home a new baby? If you already are the parent of a toddler ora  preschooler, you can expect her feathers to be a little ruffled by her new, little sibling. One of the most traumatic [...]

How to Encourage a Baby’s First Words

How to Encourage a Baby’s First Words

Waiting for the sweet sound of your baby’s first words? What to do when your baby’s speech doesn’t seem to be progressing. A baby’s first words are a milestone in a child’s life that every parent [...]

Children’s Brain Development in their First Three Years

Children’s Brain Development in their First Three Years

Did you know that all those hugs and cuddles that you give your baby are actually helping to make her smarter? Studies show that the love and nurturing we give our infants does more than create [...]

Why Babies Cling and Have Separation Anxiety

Why Babies Cling and Have Separation Anxiety

Does your baby balk at the sight of a new face, or even a familiar one like grandma or grandpa? Don’t worry, it’s just a phase that will pass in time. At around eight months of [...]

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