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Mindful-Parenting

Mindful parenting creates time to celebrate and engage in quality experiences  with your children. A time to rid yourselves of to-do lists, stress, chores and work, focusing and learning about your children as you play.  Children get the benefit of your full attention as you interact and attend to their needs. Mindful parenting can involve special playtimes and enjoyable activities for you and your children. Your will allow children to learn that they are important to you and not alone to fend for themselves. The gains contribute to strong self-esteem  a secure foundation that lasts a lifetime!

Preparing Children for Pending Divorce

  Once parents have made a decision to divorce often there is much concern about preparing their children. Some parents have a good enough relationship that they can prepare the children together. Other parents need to do this individually. It is important that both parents prepare their children for divorce why Why Coping with traumatic situations …

Give Your Child a Secure Start; A Secure-Attachment

Are you having your first child? Are you struggling with parenting issues? Attachment Parenting is an Important Way to Give Your Child a Secure Start; A Secure-Attachment.   Attachment           John Bowlby, a British Psychoanalyst, was one of the leading theorists to write about attachment styles. Dr. Bowlby believed that children were born with a biological …

Depression in Children and Adolescents

Causes of Depression in Children and Adolescents Depression in children and adolescents is not uncommon. Depression can be hereditary.  Children are born with their particular biology which can include predispositions to talents and challenges.  Babies brains change at a rapid pace. As your child develops you may start to notice talents or start to see …

How to Find the Best Preschool for Your Child

How to find the best preschool for my child ? This is a question that many first time parents ask.  When looking for preschools visit a number of them so you have information to compare. Teachers The first situation to notice is where are the teachers. Are they talking among themselves and watching the children …

Childhood Obesity

 Childhood Obesity   Do worry your child is gaining weight? Does childhood obesity rush through your thoughts? Do you begin to try to control your child’s food intake and choices only to be met with anger and confrontation? Dealing with childhood obesity is a complicated process. There are many factors that a parent has to …

Children and Television By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

Children learn not only through real life experience but vicariously through media exposure which defines our culture and shapes our norms. Exposure to television programming profoundly affects how children view their world. Adults who care about children developing positive life skills need to be aware of the various messages and ideals being conveyed to children. …

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