Parents who constantly give material objects to their children at the cost of their financial stability are not acting wisely. Such a style of parenting can lead to serious consequences, both for the bankbook and their child’s personality.
Adjusting to the college lifestyle can be difficult for any teen; moving away from home for the first time, taking university classes or getting a job can prove stressful. For college students suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, however, the transition from high school to college is even more difficult. Classes are not as intimate, teacher-student relationships aren’t as close and your college student probably doesn’t want you calling his professors in an effort to help him adjust.
Your sneaky little parental control changer may think he has outsmarted you, but you’re on to him. It may seem quite sophisticated to hack your password and change your parental controls; however, you can get one step ahead of him with a few account changes. Cracking your child’s control-changing system can help prevent him from viewing inappropriate websites or television shows.
It may be natural to reward your children for good behavior and punish them when they do wrong, particularly if this is the way you were brought up. The reality is, however, that this method often does not work. Child psychologists and parenting experts remain divided on whether reward-and-punishment is an effective style of parenting. It may be the case that an alternative method is more appropriate for your child.
Too often, parents get caught in a constant whirl of kid-friendly activities, scheduling mishaps and drive-through dinners to meet the needs of their family. A 4 a.m. feeding or daily carpool can drain even the most energetic mom or dad. Between your daughter’s dance lessons, your son’s soccer practice and hours of homework and housework to wade through, your hectic schedule may lead to exhaustion and even resentment as you are consumed with your ever-changing role as a parent. But, according to Dr. Robin Siebold, a Florida-based psychotherapist, becoming a parent does not mean you should give up on your…
Most parents understand that a child's good behavior is often governed by the limits and discipline imposed in the home. But it can be difficult sometimes to know how strict or permissive to be when it comes to things such as a child's phone etiquette, table manners and how he responds to instructions given by an adult. Teaching kids to respect the privacy of others and not to enter their parents bedroom without permission requires establishing specific rules and being consistent in giving kids the same respect.
If you are divorced and live apart, the noncustodial parent can claim the child as a dependent if certain conditions are met, some of which relate to the divorce decree. You must be legally divorced, the child needs to have received over half of his support from his parents, the child must reside with one or both parents for more than half the year, and other conditions must be met, depending on the divorce date.
Often times, busy families find themselves going in all different directions. Schedules are tight and between work, school, sports, music, hobbies and homework, children and parents rarely have time to just enjoy being together. Finding activities that your family can spend time together doing will show your children how special they are and provide lasting memories for everyone.
Being on disability and having a family that financially depends on you can be a stressful situation. This is particularly true when you have a child pursuing higher education. However, there are grants available to help.
Computers, cell phones and video games, it seems, are here to stay. This is hardly comforting to parents who must face the challenges of determining appropriate computer and Internet use for their kids and teens. The following are some of the safety issues for parents and kids today. Keep in mind that there are a wealth of resources available for helping kids and parents with safety and technology.
Whether or not you pay your children an allowance for doing chores, giving them jobs only makes them feel more independent and fosters responsibility. Children of all ages can perform age-appropriate tasks. Try giving your kids these jobs at home and turn them into responsible, contributing family members.
Some disadvantages of playgroups include not being able to trust the behavior of other kids, specifically the possibility of aggressive physical behavior. Weigh the disadvantages of playgroups against the benefits with tips from a day care owner in this free video on parenting and child care.