We live in a high pressure society where we sometimes hyper-focus on grades and test scores. However, there’s more to being successful in life than “book smarts.”
It is never easy being a parent. Even more daunting is being the parent of a child with autism and making choices about ridiculously expensive or hard-to-access therapies and programs that could impact the outcome of your child’s level of functioning forever.
Child maltreatment is manifested in different ways. The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System defines child physical abuse as “non-accidental trauma or physical injury caused by punching, beating, kicking, biting, burning or otherwise harming a child.”
Jack and Jill were pursuing the same goal, which they never achieved. What happened?
Read to your young child every day. The importance of taking time each day to read with your young child may not be evident right away, but by reading with your child, you are preparing him or her for a successful future in school and life in general.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that women who want to become pregnant stop drinking alcohol as soon as they stop using birth control. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend abstinence for preconceptional and pregnant women.
To help a child, adults must keep in mind there’s always a possibility the child cannot do what’s asked of him or her.
This topic is difficult, but it affects many children. Adults should learn about protecting children from sexual abuse.
Turns out, your health is far more influenced by your activity level than your weight.
Most of us have heard of the expression “self-fulfilling prophecy.” It is also called the Pygmalion Effect.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, making this a great time to focus on oral health for both you and your family.
Not every family grows in the same way. While many parents experience the birth of their biological children, other parents experience the journey of adopting children who are forever theirs.
The discovery that our brains contain “mirror neurons” is relatively new in the field of neuropsychology. How, you might ask, does that have anything to do with positive parenting? The answer is that mirror neurons assist hugely in the development of empathy and attunement in very young children and older humans, as well.
As a parent or caregiver, it can be challenging to find or know about all of the resources available for your child.
It is never too early to start reading to infants and toddlers. People say early reading is important, but why?