When children do something wrong or exhibit a bad behavior, they have to be punished. However, punishment does not necessarily have to be physical. Most parents think of punishment as being unhealthy for children, and therefore rule out the possibility of teaching their children a lesson by using this method.
There are risks associated with dating and marriage. Besides the obvious broken heart, there are also financial and family risks. Nothing has quite the same impact on a family or children as divorce or a break-up.
The importance of birth control and planned pregnancies cannot be overstated. Each year, as many as forty thousand babies are subjected to alcohol content in the first trimester of their development and as a result, emerge from the womb already at a disadvantage; with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Part of your role as a caring parent will involve sitting down with your children and having some meaningful discussions with them about various matters including the dangers of drinking and alcoholism. Although the discussion may prove awkward for some parents, it is an essential discussion, which should be done sooner rather than later. Read on for some tips on talking to children about drinking and alcoholism that will make the conversation both effective and comfortable for both you and your child.
Head lice in children is a common problem because youngsters spend a lot of time in large groups. As a parent, you should educate yourself about the symptoms and treatments. Fortunately, infestations of head lice can be dealt with easily, using safe products available at your local drug store. Read on to discover how to get rid of head lice and which products will do the job quickly.
Nocturnal enuresis, the medical term for bedwetting, is a common and frustrating problem that affects between five and seven million American children. Nocturnal enuresis most commonly affects children younger than three years of age, although it can affect older children and adults. About 15% of children aged three to five and about 1% of school age children struggle with the problem although percentage of people affected decreases as their age increases. When helping a child work through his or her bed wetting issues, it is useful to understand the causes, physiology, and possible treatments for the condition.
Separation anxiety in young children is a milestone that almost every youngster has to pass at some point or another. It usually peaks around the first birthday, but may rear its ugly head at other times, especially if there are stressful events taking place in the child’s life. Separation anxiety woes can make the first days of daycare very tough to deal with. After all, you might be dealing with feelings of guilt and separation anxiety yourself, but you are not quite as vociferous as your child about the whole issue.
Child welfare is available in every state, which means that you can always find the resources you need to protect your children. If you are thinking about adopting a child, or if you suspect that a child you know may be in danger, you can count on these services to point you in the right direction when it comes to finding professionals that can help. Here is some basic information about child welfare services that you will definitely want to know.