Playing An Active Role In Your Children’s Homeschooling

Homeschooling is an option that many parents choose when they feel that, for whatever reason, their child will not be getting the best education in a public or private school system. Homeschooling allows for a variety of curriculum and teaching techniques to be applied that suit your child’s particular needs – often that is unlikely to happen in a large classroom setting. One of the benefits – and also one of the difficulties – in homeschooling is the extreme amount of flexibility it affords. In order to homeschool successfully, it is important that you understand, and decide how to handle this conundrum. While there are many benefits to homeschooling, it also requires discipline. In the same way that working from …

Oh, you’re good for nothing

I don’t believe in good for nothing. I was walking down the aisle of a large supermarket when I heard a mother hissing to her crying child, “Good for nothing! Nothing! You better stop this now or I will leave you with the police man”. Not that I am angel when it comes to being a parent to my kids. Sometimes, I falter too and I will yell and shout and throw a massive, scary temper and my kids would cower in fright thinking that their mom was going crazy. Hey, I am human, amn’t I? But I would never call my kids stupid or good for nothing. For one thing, I sincerely believe that education is important – but …

Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten?

It is that time of year again. If you child is already 5 or will be turning 5 on or before Oct. 1 (date depends on your state) then it is time to start thinking about registering your child for kindergarten. However this is also the time that many parents begin worrying about whether or not their child is ready for kindergarten. First, it is important to note that entry to kindergarten is based primarily on age. In most U.S. states that simply means that if your child is or will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1 (date may vary in some states) then your child must start kindergarten that school year. The good news is that …

Helping Your Children Deal With Stress

Many children suffer from various forms of stress and in this article I give advice on how parents can help their child during these periods. Their stress can cause them to have nightmares and to lose their self-confidence. I hope you find this article interesting and beneficial. Children who have nightmares There are many reasons why children can start to have nightmares. I have two children, both of whom at various stages of their lives wake up crying and upset. My young son started to have nightmares after watching the film Lord Of The Rings. He really enjoyed watching the film and wanted to watch it on a regular basis and would even re-inact the battles. The film itself is …

Children Anger Management Tips

Kids with unmanaged anger can grow up to face big problems. That is why it is so important to help your child learn to process negative emotions in appropriate ways from an early age. You can help them by trying helpful children anger management tips. Even toddlers can learn a little bit about self-control, although tantrums to a certain extent are bound to occur. Here are some children anger management tips that may help your family enjoy a more peaceful home environment. Young Children Anger Management Tips If you have toddlers or even preschoolers, you know that they are still learning to control their tempers, especially in public. Many parents are looking for young children anger management tips, and will …

Goodbye My BULLIED Baby

Victim of the school bully Many parents feel the pain for their bullied baby and feel helpless to make matters better either because the child is to afraid to name the perpetrators or denies blatantly that they are are a victim of abuse regardless of the bruises torn clothing and the fresh black eye every week. Children wrapped up in their winter woollies for school because mum is protecting them from Jack Frost. In summer mum’s protect with sun block and then protection takes place again with a healthy lunchbox full of Jamie Oliver’s goodies. But are we the parents protecting them the right way. The smile on your child’s face is about to be wiped off by the school …

Danger! Our kids’ health is at risk.

The American nation on the whole faces a very serious problem at present. It is obesity.Now matter how much time adults spend in the gym, it will not change the situation much till we do not pay attention to the need of physical activity for our children who are going to track the risk factor from childhood to adolescence and, finally, adulthood. The problem of nation’s overweight is to be dealt with starting with the youngest representatives of our society. The American children, one in eight being obese, are on the verge of such health outcomes as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension. And this are only a few to mention. This is dangerous as unhealthy children will grow up into unhealthy …

Bedwetting – When to Worry

All the parenting handbooks tell you that most children start to stay dry through the night at about age three. Ask any pediatrician and he’ll tell you that about that time, he suddenly starts hearing questions from worried parents about their children still wetting the bed at night. According to most pediatricians, though, it’s not unusual for children to wet the bed long past that age. If your child is still wetting the bed at five, should you be worried? How about at eight? What if it’s only once in a while? Here are some facts to help you decide if you should worry about your child’s bedwetting. Fact: About 15% of children consistently wet the bed after the age …

Empty Nest Syndrome

Paula’s last child had just gone off to college and Paula was struggling with a deep inner emptiness. While she knew this day was coming, she was not really prepared for the intense hollowness that welled up within. After all, she had a life of her own. Her work as an occupational therapist, which she had gone back to after all her three children were in school, was fulfilling to her. She was fortunate in having been able to schedule her time to be home when her children came home from school so she could take them to their various activities. Paula had been a loving and devoted mother and was very proud of her children. She had been looking …

Getting My Child The Additional Help In School He Or She Needs

The British government promised “that a child with special educational needs should have their needs met” (sec. 1.3, SEN Code of Practice, 2001). Even though it’s printed for all to see, they won’t be able to keep the promise, as they don’t have the resources. The British government has promised that “a child with special educational needs should have their needs met” (sec. 1.3, SEN Code of Practice, 2001). This is a pretty rash thing to promise, since there is no way that they have the resources to back this up. However, there it is, in black and white! So, how do you make sure that your child with special needs gets the help they need in school? First, understand …

How To Prevent Your Child From Having Problems At Daycare Or School

Let’s face it: As a parent or guardian, your child means everything to you. When putting your child through daycare or school, it is important to make sure that nothing goes wrong to harm your child – either physically or mentally. Additionally, your child’s health and safety should be one of your top concerns. If your child is enrolled in a day care or school program and something goes wrong, you’re sure to feel upset or angry. However, taking an aggressive approach and complaining with the daycare or school can sometimes make the problem worse rather than better. Rather, you should take preventative measures to making sure that your child will have a wonderful experience. Below are some proven steps …

How to Detect Autism in Child

Every parent wants the best for his or her kid, wishing only the best, good health, bright future and prosperous life to the child. But one morning it just hit you, your child is turning 3 years old next month but still remains unresponsive to you. Your child is not as interactive as other kids would usually be. ‘Could my child be autistic?’ Any parent would be alarmed. Autism may sound familiar to you. It is however important to first establish that this is not an infection or a contagious disease. This is actually a condition where the brain of the child has developed differently, resulting to certain ramifications that affected the system of the child and manifesting in the …

How Do I Know If My Child Is Ready To Be Potty Trained?

Well, as they say, if I knew the answer to this question and I could apply it to every child, I’d be rich! The simple answer is there no simple answer that can be applied universally. However, based on our extensive research and experience we can offer the following advice and tips. The majority of clinical research studies suggest that you can expect that a normal, healthy toddler should be ready for potty training between the ages of 18 and 27 months (some girls may even be ready as early as 16 months) but that development signals are far more accurate predictors than chronological age. (NOTE: Consult with your pediatrician if your child has physical, mental or emotional challenges which …

Holiday Self-care Guide

Come this time of year, and stress, stress, stress abounds. Talk about how we as mommies try to be perfect in every little thing. We just about run ourselves ragged trying to make sure all the decorations are up right after Thanksgiving, our Christmas or Hanukkah shopping is done by March, and every present is wrapped by September. Seriously. When I was a teacher, one of my fellow teachers had all her Christmas shopping done AND wrapped by August before the new school year started. Insane, I thought. For me, that just takes all the fun out of Christmas. My family has a tradition of going to the mall the day after Thanksgiving (crazy, isn’t it?!). We don’t do any …

Coaching Your Teenagers on the Quest for Good Grades

It is important that as a parent, you create a flexible environment that supports your teen, and provides her with the opportunity to grow into a self-reliant young adult. As a teenager, she will think at times that she has all the answers, and not need you. However, she will be happy to have you as a “safety net” when she realizes she does not have all the answers. This can include how well she is doing in school. Obviously grades are important but sometimes the quest for good grades can become an obsession, or not taken seriously enough. As parents, we can fall into the common trap of measuring our child’s success solely on grades alone. Rising to their …

How to Help Struggling Students go from Sinking to SOARING!

Experts estimate that 6 to 10 percent of the school-aged population in the United States is learning disabled and approximately 3 to 10 percent of the population as a whole is diagnosed with ADD. This growing problem impacts many areas of society and there is a growing need for effective solutions. Parenting or teaching a child with ADD or learning difficulties can, no doubt, be an enormous challenge. It requires patience of you that you may not have thought you had; persistence that you may frequently have to call upon; and consistency that you may be learning along the way. Here are some tips to assist you in providing the best possible environment for your child to experience success both …