Letting children settle their own disputes with siblings or peers can teach valuable life lessons, but some situations may warrant a parental referee.
While some parents may feel hurt or betrayed when their child lies to them, children, especially young kids, don’t lie to be malicious or hurtful. They often lie to get their way, to avoid getting into trouble, or to gain attention or approval from friends.
Divorce is always hard, but when children are involved, the transition can be even harder. Although your household may now be divided, you can still be united in guiding and supporting your kids.
Even if you and your ex-spouse have different parenting styles or rules, you can effectively discipline your children when they’re in your home.
Although “executive functions” may sound like a term from the business world, it’s actually used to describe the tasks our brains perform to plan, remember, solve problems and stay organized.
From the availability of age-appropriate activities to staff-to-child ratios, there are many considerations when selecting the “right” daycare for your child. In this segment of 60-Second Positive Parenting, child psychologist Geoffrey Putt, PsyD, director of parenting and family support services at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares his thoughts on what parents can do to help their child take her first steps into the world.