Helping children react to the thought of a parent’s death

 

Each child reacts to this complicated and heartbreaking issue in their own way. The answer depends on many factors, such as the child’s personality, his or her relationship to the sick parent, the age of the child, his or her maturity, and the child’s developmental needs—along with how close or distant the death is. Continue reading

What is Expected from Your Kids?

Our two daughter is generally pretty pleasant and polite at restaurants.  Even so, I don’t think I would take her to an establishment who thinks it’s their business to judge how “good or bad” my kids are at any particular evening.  Does the restaurant also offer discounts (or in actuality it was free ice cream that was written up on the bill as a discount) for adults who exhibit good behavior? I’ve seen many an adult act like an over tired child in need of a nap while out in public. Continue reading

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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Parent Child Relationship Out of Balance

Successful parents move gradually to a sort of “automatic pilot” style of caretaking. Their children learn to regulate their own behavior, generally make good decisions without parental interference and ask for help only when they need it.
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Child Development

Our philosophy is built on years of child development research which shows that while each child is “pre-wired” with certain traits, temperament and abilities, it’s the interaction with their environment, especially their parents, which ultimately determines how these characteristics are manifested as they grow and develop into competent adults.
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Parent Relationship

Maintain a Healthy Relationship With Your Parents

As you both grow older, the bond between parent and child must evolve as well
Of course you love your parents — that’s a given. But at times, maintaining the bond between parent and adult child can be as challenging as that between parent and teenager.These days, both of you are confronting new challenges — retirement or career changes, health issues, concerns about the future.
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