20 Ways To Talk So Your Kids Will Listen
The WAY we talk to our kids has a huge impact on their learning and ability to listen to us.
I have found that there are generally three different ways that parents communicate with their kids. The first one is in an aggressive way. These parents yell a lot, put their kids down and use attacking words. Their children respond in many different ways, mainly by playing up a lot more, feeling fearful, yelling back and ignoring their parents’ constant orders.
The second form of communication commonly seen is a passive form. These parents mutter soft, cautious words and tones to their kids finding that they run riot and walk all over them. Unfortunately these parents are so passive that sometimes when they are pushed to their limits, they suddenly turn their communication into an aggressive tone. Continue reading
WHY SO ANGRY?
Why do so many children get angry so often? Kids are getting furious even about little things like having to pick up their toys or not getting a Popsicle. These blowups are coming from kids who are ages 3, 4, 5, and older. These are children who we expected to have outgrown tantrums. Although some deeply angry children may need professional counseling, that’s not the case with the majority of now-common anger. It’s a side effect of today’s most popular parenting practice. Continue reading
Tips for Preventing Teen Pregnancy
The best way parents can help prevent teenage pregnancy is by building close, strong, open relationships with their children long before they reach their teen years. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy offers these additional tips for parents. Continue reading
If a parent has clinical depression, then inevitably his or her children are going to be affected. The younger a child is when the parent becomes depressed, the greater the impact. Studies have shown that children of depressed parents have a higher risk of not only developing depression themselves, but additional problems with anxiety, academic performance, poor self-esteem, physical complaints, aggressive behavior, problems bonding and difficulty interacting with their peers. Continue reading
Depression affects one in four people at some time in their lives and with today’s current climate of job insecurity, financial worries and unemployment more men are experiencing the illness. Men are three times more likely to commit suicide than women due to acute depression.
Know that you’re not alone. Know that we are a silent legion, who, every day face the solipsism and judgement of Happy People Who Think We Just Aren’t Trying. There are people who are depressed, people who have been depressed, and people who just haven’t been hit with it yet. Continue reading
In case you are thinking about conceiving a child, and you are a tobacco smoker, make strategies to stop now!