Reposted from about.com
By Wayne Parker
Reposted from fathers.com
By Carey Casey
Think about the last conversation you had with your child. Did you walk away feeling closer to him, or did it raise your blood pressure by a few points? Was your child smiling, or looking for something else to do? Or was he rolling his eyes?
For every dad, good communication is vital. Although some dads are fantastic at getting their kids to open up for those heart-to-heart talks, it’s more like a puzzle for many guys. And if we aren’t great at it, how can we equip our children to be good communicators.
Edited and reposted from PsychCentral
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tends to run in families, so it’s common for both parent and child to struggle with the disorder. Naturally, this can create unique challenges when it comes to parenting.
“Having ADD and parenting a child with ADD has been one of the most difficult challenges in my life,” said Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and coach who specializes in ADHD and is founder and director of ADDConsults.com. Matlen’s daughter has ADHD and other special needs. She frequently hears from parents with ADHD who also worry about their ability to parent.
Tips for coping with the stress of your child’s chronic allergies.
By Jennifer Nelson
Reposted from WebMD
Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD
One in four U.S. children suffers from allergies. If your child is one of them, you know the drill: They can feel run down, develop secondary sinus infections or asthma, and be cranky. Allergies can be downright miserable for everyone in the family.
Myths and misperceptions about school bullying : Overcoming stereotypes and false perceptions of school bullying and child bullying
Edited and Reposted from bullyonline.org
There’s no bullying here
It’s in schools which say “there’s no bullying here” that you are most likely to find bullying. Bullying happens in every school; good schools are proactive in their approach and deal with incidents of bullying promptly, firmly and fairly. Bad schools deny it, ignore it, justify it, rationalise it, handle it inappropriately, sweep it under the carpet, blame the victim of bullying, blame the parents of the victim of bullying, say they’ve “ticked all the boxes” and make lots of impressive noises but take no substantive action.
1.) Baby Dance by Ann Taylor – While Mom is napping, Dad comforts his baby daughter and soon they are dancing and singing their way through this action poem. A great addition to board-book collections.
2.) Because Your Daddy Loves You by Andrew Clements – A book paying tribute to a dad’s unconditional love and patience. It’s nice to see a book promoting the positives of a father-child relationship.
Something I try to do on a regular basis is take my 3 year old on dates. Just the two of us. I plan to do the same with her younger sister when she can begin to appreciate it. We use to go to Starbucks once a week together. I’d have the coffee. Of course. She’d have a fruit juice and share a breakfast sandwich with me. We switched to The Pantry this last year. Starbucks didn’t offer smiley face pancakes with chocolate chips.