Category Archives: Parenting Tips

Parenting Tips

Helping Sexually Abused Children

Dealing with sexual abuse in children is a difficult task for parents, and often, the help of experts is needed. Those who have experienced child sexual abuse find it hard to trust anyone, will withdraw into themselves, and could become self-injurious, suicidal or depressive.   Creating an Atmosphere of Openness It is always best to discuss the case with […]

Encouraging Children to Eat Healthy – Childcarer’s Tips

Children often spend long and regular hours in childcare, and habits developed here are likely to become long-lasting behavior patterns later in life. While parents may make the effort to foster healthy eating habits for children at home, it is important that child carers encourage child healthy eating at the daycare center too. Lessons learned with other children as […]

Single Parent Homes: Tips for Single Parents

Children of single parents need more attention and care than those in two-parent households to help them adjust and understand the world. Single parents are often reluctant to ask for help, afraid that it will show weakness or an inability to cope. However, it is often the smartest and most efficient solution. Family and friends of single […]

Talking to Children in a Divorce

Divorce can be the most difficult situation for a family to handle, and for children, the most difficult to accept. For children of divorce, the reactions are mixed, and depend on the age, amongst other factors. Common feelings of children in divorce are blaming themselves for not being good enough, fear of losing one parent for good, insecurity about […]

Single Parent Tips: Children of Single Parent Homes

Running a single parent household is a daunting task, and yet it is something that is more frequently heard of today than even a decade ago. Being a single parent could be a result of choice, divorce or death of a partner. When faced with having to deal with the trauma of a separation or death, individuals with children […]

Custody Arrangements: Divorce And Child Custody Guidelines

Spending time with your child is important after divorce and child custodyarrangements, because it reinforces the idea that they are still loved. Talking to a child about divorce is an initial step, and prepares them for the changes to come. Making up your own routines now is a good way to create a feeling of belonging and acceptance […]

Tips for Adoptive Parents: Telling Children about Adoption

For adoptive parents, the inevitable discussion about adoption is a source of fear and worry. Telling adopted children in a family that they are not biologically related is a big step and is not always easy. Some parents find it difficult because they believe they may lose the child, or that the adoptive children will feel rejected and hurt. […]

Parent’s Tips for Early Childhood Education

Children’s early learning has been a topic of much research and debate, but findings show that children benefit from pre-school or early education, and consistently perform better than those who have not received the same. From a very young age, children are capable of imbibing good behavior models and language and reasoning skills if provided with […]