Less Sleep, More Behavioral Issues in Kids

Four-year-olds with shorter than average sleep times have more behaviour problems, exhibiting aggression and throwing tantrums, a new study has found.
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Parents,Children,Physical Punishment ! Not Acceptable

Suggestion to ban the physical punishment of children inevitably meet with arguments that parents should have the right to discipline their children as they see fit without state interference. Such claims perpetuate perceptions of children as parents’ possessions without rights to the dignity and respect afforded to adults in a civilised society.
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Father importance in Healthy Child Development

“Fathers are far more than just ‘second adults’ in the home,” .”Involved fathers bring positive benefits to their children that no other person is as likely to bring.”6 Fathers have a direct impact on the well-being of their children. It is important for professionals working with fathers—especially in the difficult, emotionally charged arena in which child protective services (CPS) caseworkers operate—to have a working understanding of the literature that addresses this impact. Such knowledge will help make the case for why the most effective CPS case plans will involve fathers.
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Common Behavioral Problems in Toddlers

Lets start with an example
A 5 year old girl  is brought to the pediatrician’s office with a chief complaint of temper tantrums. Her mother is frustrated and explains that She kicks and screams anytime she doesn’t get her way.
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Normal Stages of Human Development

Normal Stages of Human Development (Birth to 5 Years)

This page presents an overview of child development from birth to five years of age. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range. This information is presented to help parents understand what to expect from their child. Any questions you may have about your child’s development should be shared with his or her doctor.

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