Parenting Information

Some Tips for Healthy Parenting


Looking back through my files I've come across several great tips for Parents. Here are just a few that I hope will be helpful to you as you invest your day in raising our next generation.

1) Know the difference between big things and little things.

2) Know the difference between incompetence and rebelliousness. If you child does something out of incompetence, then take the time to teach your child how to do it right. If your child acts out of rebellion toward your authority as a parent, then this behavior needs to be disciplined or punished, but cannot be tolerated or accepted.

3) The word "discipline" means "to teach, to shape, to mold, or to perfect." Remember this.

4) Be firm, be consistent, and build a personal relationship with your child.

5) Be careful not to become overly performance oriented with your children. They are more than just homework, reports, and chores. There is a real person there who has hopes, dreams, fears, likes and dislikes. Get to personally know your child.

6) Quality time is no substitute for quantity time. The average father in America spends only 47 seconds a day in conversation with his children. But I am sure that it is quality time.

7) Be a positive person, and a positive role model for your child. The best predictor of how your child will be when he is 30-40 years old is how YOU are as a person today. Be a positive influence on your child socially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

8) Make the effort to catch your child doing something right every day.

9) Teach your child how to be successful. First, take the time to figure out in your own life what it means to be "successful." Is it just having more money or stuff? Or is there more to your life than that?

10) Teach your child self-control and respect for others.

Douglas Cowan, Psy.D., is a family therapist who has been working with ADHD children and their families since 1986. He is the clinical director of the ADHD Information Library's family of seven web sites, including http://www.newideas.net, helping over 350,000 parents and teachers learn more about ADHD each year. Dr. Cowan also serves on the Medical Advisory Board of VAXA International of Tampa, FL., is President of the Board of Directors for KAXL 88.3 FM in central California, and is President of NewIdeas.net Incorporated.

  


MORE RESOURCES:

Forbes

The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones
Forbes
Recently, journalists and researchers have been blaming smartphones for bad parenting. They want us to put down our devices and focus on our children. But they've got it all wrong. It is no wonder that anxiety plagues the modern human. We seem ...



New York Times

Things Dr. Spock Never Suggested
New York Times
The answer was offered in a recent episode of one of the more jaw-dropping reality shows of the summer, Bravo's “Extreme Guide to Parenting,” on Thursday nights. Each installment looks at a family that has adopted a child-rearing philosophy well out of ...



Lopez's tongue-in-cheek 'lecture' touches on parenting, body image
Buffalo News
Step aside, oh venerable parenting author. We've got George Lopez and Raising Kids 101. “Your kids couldn't last a day in your childhood,” Lopez said to his sold-out audience Saturday night in the Seneca Niagara Events Center. The crowd laughed and ...



Parenting Tips: Skipping stones
Winnetka Talk
August mornings in Maine are cool, perfect for hiking through the mountains that border the Atlantic Ocean. Bears are still active near some forest trails, but we never saw one. The solitude and beauty far outweigh the risk. Our children are old enough ...



TIME

How Couples Play With Dolls Predicts Their Parenting Style, Study Says
TIME
Being parents often throws otherwise seemingly happy couples for a loop. (See: Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig in Friends With Kids.) The stresses of having to monitor a new human 24/7, the triangulation of the relationship and the differences in parenting ...
Study: Playing with dolls can indicate a couple's parenting styleThe Week Magazine
Expectant Parents' Play with Doll Predicts Later Parenting BehaviorOhio State University
Playing with children may predict parenting behaviour: studyCTV News
Oman Daily Observer
all 28 news articles »


Parenting help for moms offered
Daily Comet (blog)
The Living Word Church, 1916 La. 311, Houma, will hold a parenting conference for mothers on Sept. 19 and 20. The church plans to simulcast a Lifeway-sponsored DotMom conference to be held in Nashville, Tenn. Registration by Monday costs $25 and ...

and more »


The Awkward Parenting Story I Probably Shouldn't Tell
Huffington Post
At a recent speaking event, a brave woman stood up and said to me, "G, can you tell us about your worst mom moment?" "Shoot. No." I said. "I can't. I'd like to, but I really can't here. I'll get us in trouble." But I can tell you here. I probably ...

and more »


Parenting course to begin Sept. 29 in Sioux City
Sioux City Journal
SIOUX CITY | The nationally known parenting education course, “Becoming a Love and Logic Parent,” will be held Sept. 29 through Nov. 10 in Sioux City. The class will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Catholic Charities' home office, 1601 Military Road.



azcentral

Parenting tips for our times
azcentral
Regina Harrell, 9, holds her dog Roscoe outside her home in North Augusta, S.C. on Monday, July 21, 2014. Regina was taken from her home and her mother Debra Harrell was charged with a felony after she left her daughter alone to play at a nearby park ...



One Green Planet

What Dolphins Can Teach Us About Parenting
One Green Planet
Every cetacean mom has different parenting techniques. Some are extremely protective of their young ones (can you relate?), while others are a bit more relaxed. Teaching a newborn human to walk takes a tremendous amount of patience, so just think of ...


Google News

Article List | Index | Site Map
All logos, trademarks and articles on this site are property and copyright of their respective owner(s).
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is Copyright © 2006 CanadaSEEK.com - All Rights Reserved.