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Helicopter Parenting

Helicopter parenting is an extremely involved parenting style. Helicopter moms and dads attempt to exert positive control in many areas of a child’s life. As a child grows and develops, helicopter parents have difficulty letting go and may be intrusive or controlling. Helicopter parenting is so named because of a helicopter mom or dad’s tendency to hover. What Is Helicopter […]

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Positive Parenting: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Keyboard

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Technology is good for so many things — connecting with people around the world and quick access to information. But according to new research, an old-school tool has some advantages when it comes to learning. Students study for the High School Equivalency Diploma Program on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Allison Wong, KCRG-TV9) Ever wonder why […]

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Parenting Guide: Reading And Playing With Children Is Pivotal To Early Development

As parents, we are our children’s first educators. While such things as motor skills are instinctual for young learners, the approach to  speech and literacy is a parent-led experience. The more moms and dads speak and read to their children, the more successful they will be later in life. A recent study, “Reading Aloud, Play and Social-Emotional Development,” published in the journal Pediatrics, found […]

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How Much Risk Is Good For Kids? Parents Make The Case For More Adventurous Childhoods

This article is a written review of why parents think kids should play more outdoors these days. Jason Akel paced outside a junkyard on Governors Island in New York Harbor, where his son and daughter were among dozens of children gleefully dashing around with saws, hammers and nails. “Hey, Ty, don’t destroy the structure,” Akel called over a fence as […]

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Evidence-based parenting: how to deal with aggression, tantrums and defiance

Evidence-based parenting: how to deal with aggression, tantrums and defiance Children can become more and more skilled in the art of oppositional behaviour, and increasingly harder to discipline. Suzanne Tucker/Shutterstock David J Hawes, University of Sydney Anyone who has raised children or grown up with siblings knows there are some bumpy times in a child’s life. When the smallest upset […]

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Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were

Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were Kids’ aerobic fitness declined for several decades but shows signs of improving in some countries. stockforce/Shutterstock.com Grant Tomkinson, University of North Dakota and Justin J. Lang, University of Ottawa Physical fitness is important for success in sports and athletics, but it is also important for good […]

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