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A general definition of parenting styles is “a personal set of idealized behavioral patterns adopted by parents to rear their children.” However, this definition does not provide enough information to define a unique style. Rather, parenting styles are more accurately defined as an approach to parenting that allows parents to combine and match desired behaviors with appropriate response styles. An extreme version of several parenting styles is the authoritarian style. Parents who adopt this parenting style do so because...

Are you looking for parenting tips? The basics of parenting should be taught to all children. It is important to be sensitive to the needs of your child and to be consistent in your efforts to provide them with structure and boundaries. The early signs of disapproval or praise can be handled easily with positive reinforcement. To encourage cooperation and listening, follow these basic parenting tips. Be certain that your actions, gestures or expressions of love for your kid outnumber any disciplinary actions or consequences. Be sure...

If you have children, there’s no doubt you want to keep them safe from harm.  When kids are young, they don’t come equipped with the knowledge to keep themselves out of sticky situations, so it’s your job to give them the tools they need to remain unscathed.  ...

Divorce is a hard situation for anyone to be in. And while you might empathize with your friends who’ve gone through this, things can get a little more emotional if the person going through the divorce is your own child. Whether they’ve just recently gotten married or have been married for decades, divorce can be very challenging to go through. At this trying time, your child’s going to need your support more than ever. To show you how you can best be there during this time, here are three ways you can support your adult child who’s...

First-time parents find themselves wanting to dial up 911 at the slightest sign of anything out of the ordinary when they first bring their newborn home. It’s normal to want to take every precaution possible to ensure that your delicate new baby is well cared for.   ...

As a parent, your main job is to keep your kids safe. And while there are plenty of things you can do within the walls of your own home to eliminate risks and protect your little ones, once you step foot in your car, there are so many other variables that you really don’t have any control over and could cause you to get in a car accident. Although you might be a safe, defensive, reliable driver, you can’t guarantee that those are you are the same way. Because of this, it’s crucial that you take the necessary steps to protect your...

If your elderly parent’s usually spotless house is beginning to look a little worse for wear or personal hygiene has taken a backseat in recent months, it could be indicative that your parent is struggling with daily routines and it may be time they had some assistance. ...

Being a parent isn’t ever easy.  From the beginning you learn that it’s about juggling diapers, naps, screaming, and cleaning vomit out of carpets for a few years.  After their younger years, the challenges evolve. As a parent, you’re no longer required to worry about cleaning poopy diapers. However, you’re now responsible for helping them become successful adults. ...

Do you feel like your family is lazy? Do you feel like they are all spending too much time staring at computer screens, TV screens, or mobile phones and tablets? If so, it may be time to figure out some ways to get your family up and moving around. And there are all sorts of ways to do this. Ideally, you want to check in to see which of these ideas works best, but a few places to get you started might quickly come to mind. You can institute a TV-free time for your family. You can buy everyone some outdoor gadgets to get them moving. Maybe...

Most parents can agree that one of their biggest goals for their children is watching them grow up to be successful at whatever they do.  There is an enormous amount of pride in seeing your child succeed in their interests and excel in their education. Unfortunately, for many families, their children start to lose interest in school at some point. ...

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