Child development specialist, Gila Brown explains how parental attention meets an important developmental need in young children and offers tips for dealing with clingy or negative attention-seeking behavior in kids.
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After the loss of his wife just after childbirth, Matt Logelin was faced with the devastating challenge of becoming a Dad and filling the shoes of Mom all at the same time. This touchingly funny excerpt from his new book is our tribute to all the heroic Dads in our lives.
Have a “take-charge” kind of kid? One that controls playground situations, art projects, and, well… Everything? Concerned about who s/he might become? Tammy Gold, parenting coach, sends some solutions to help manage our bossy babes.
Should parents argue in front of their kids or keep it behind closed doors? Could there be any benefit for the little ones to witness parental conflict? Judith Sherven, PhD, an expert in conflict resolution, helps us work it out.
Searching for a discipline toolbox filled with tidy tips powered up and ready to adjust any discipline technique? Read on valiant parent, and reach in. Your tools are waiting….
The top gift mothers want for mother’s day this year? “Well-behaved children,” according to a recent TMC poll. So as our gift to you, we offer a bunch of parenting tips from top child development experts – with no tax and free shipping! Happy Mother’s Day to you all – we love being a part of this community.
Short attention span? Often frustrated? Is your child difficult or… Gifted? Child psychologist Stephanie Meyer, PhD, shows us the signs.
We all want to raise confident kids, but in our quest to encourage and affirm positive qualities in our children, are we really just creating a generation of “praise junkies”? Here’s how to recognize the telltale signs that a child is becoming dependent on praise and what you can do to foster your child’s internal courage and sense of self-worth.
He can write his name and count to 20, but what milestones tell you that your child is socially and emotionally prepared to start kindergarten? We asked two early childhood experts, Brenda Nixon, MA, and Deborah McNelis, M.S.ed, to give us the scoop on school readiness.
What do you think about the use of spanking as a discipline tool? Effective? Not effective? This piece features two opposing views on the merits and demerits of physically disciplining kids.