popular topics in behavior and discipline

  • Kids
    Anxiety
    Kids Facing Their Fears
    Kids Facing Their Fears Fear is very persuasive. It can make even the most unlikely scenarios seem like certainties. When frightened, most children do not even consider the other ways in which a given situation could work out because they remain...
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    Anxiety
    Dealing With School Anxiety
    Dealing with School Anxiety For dealing with anxieties about school performance, many of the techniques for dealing with anxious thoughts are relevant. However, parents might find the following suggestions helpful: Try to stay relaxed yourself....
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Tantrums
    Five-Year-Old Throwing Tantrums
    An expert evaluates the possible reasons for a five-year-old's temper tantrums in public places. ...
  • Teens
    Teen Stress
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child
    The Hallmarks of a Stressed Child "I swear he's possessed," complained the mother of six-year-old Harry. "He has been in a foul mood for most of the week, and yesterday I found him in his sister's room cheerfully disemboweling her toy cat with a...
  • Kids
    Childhood Obesity
    Overweight Kids and Discrimination
    Overweight Kids and Discrimination There's a lot of talk these days about the "obesity epidemic" in the U.S., and with good reason. The overall rate of obesity has doubled in the past 20 years, and it has tripled in teens. Twenty percent of kids ...
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  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Teaching Basic Communication to Your ASD Child
    Teaching Basic Communication to Your ASD Child The first skill your child should learn is how to communicate. Some children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are verbal and are able to communicate effectively; others may have enough speech ...
  • Kids
    Discipline Strategies
    Seven Ways to Discipline Effectively
    Seven Ways to Discipline Effectively Let's start with the effective big seven -- the most effective, kindest, most positive disciplinary techniques out there. These are the ones you should be using. Here they are, in alphabetical order (so you w...
  • Kids
    Communicating With Your Child
    The Natural Progression of Your Child's Communication
    The Natural Progression of Your Child's Communication Your child is capable of communicating his basic needs right from day one. As time marches on, he gradually learns more about communicating his wants and needs to you and others. This is the ...
  • Kids
    Communication Skills
    Communicating with Your Child: Door Openers vs Door Slammers
    Communicating with Your Child: Door Openers vs Door Slammers One important listening skill to have when communicating with your child is being certain to use "door openers," as opposed to "door slammers." Door openers are open-ended responses ...
  • Kids
    Discipline Strategies
    Five Key Parenting Tools
    Five Key Parenting Tools There are five key parenting tools that will help you lead your child to success. If you study them and continue to strive toward making them work for your family, your child will learn the attributes he needs to succe...
  • Kids
    Building Self-Esteem
    Words to Use with Your Kids Every Day
    Words to Use with Your Kids Every Day You can use these everyday phrases to instill confidence, self-respect, and thoughtfulness in your children. Thank you. It's important to acknowledge your child's efforts to help you or others. You might sa...
  • Kids
    Communicating With Your Child
    Put Good Parenting Advice to Work
    Put Good Parenting Advice to Work When you receive good advice, whether it comes from books or family and friends, introduce it to your family slowly. If you make sudden changes, you run the risk of your children rejecting it without giving it a...
  • Kids
    Discipline Strategies
    Parenting Styles to Emulate and Avoid
    Parenting Styles to Emulate and Avoid After you recognize what your strengths are as a person, you can adapt them to your parenting and create a parenting style of your own. It will be yours, based on your individualism. It will be molded throu...
  • Kids
    School Safety
    Safe Passage: Reality Check Quiz
    How safe does your child feel at school? And how well do kids manage the everyday conflicts that arise en route to adulthood? Take our Reality Check poll and find out. ...
  • Kids
    Stealing
    Seven-Year-Old Is Stealing
    After catching her seven-year-old stealing, a parents wants to know if she reacted appropriately. ...
  • Kids
    Dealing With Bullies
    Bully Quiz
    What do bullies have in common? Answer these questions and see if you're right. ...
  • Family Life
    Family Roles
    Are You an Everyday Hero?
    Find out what kind of example you're setting for your kids -- take our quiz! ...
  • Kids
    School Shootings
    School Violence Reality Check Quiz
    The media focuses on tragic crimes, but just how serious is the violence in schools today? ...