A few days ago, my eldest son came to me out of the blue and said, “I love you, mommy. No, actually, I adore you”. As you can imagine, I was very moved by his statement. But I was also a bit surprised, not knowing the reason behind it. Then he continued, Read more “9 Simple Ways to Spend More Quality Time with Your Kids”
According to a study done at the University of Michigan, by the age of three, 80% of children will have had acute Otitis Media (The inflammation of the middle ear) with its peak of incidence between the ages of 6 – 12 months. My eldest son was among the children who had it so frequently, that we had to do the operation for him. Not only did it relieve him from his frequent Otitis, but it also ended his long periods of pain.
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Watching your child develop speech, behavior and reasoning can be touching and fascinating every step of the way. The more you listen to their ideas and arguments, the more you realize they are growing up, Read more “11 Ways to Prevent Parent/Child Power Struggles”
Does your child ever scream in your face in public? Ignore what you ask him/her to do, or do the exact opposite? Throw a tantrum in the supermarket, rolling and screaming on the floor?
As parents, we are bound to go through similar episodes with our children every now and then, simply because “kids will be kids”. However, this behavior might get worse with time if we just let it be and don’t react.
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Bullying is perhaps one of the most harmful experiences a child can endure, and yet it is still neglected by many parents, schools and children. According to a study, about 49% of children in grades 4–12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month in the West, where bullying is being treated as a public health concern. Even if we don’t see it happen or hear about it, bullying can have detrimental long-term consequences on our children’s health and well-being.
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Parents sometimes underestimate the impact of their negative behavior on their children. Arguments with their spouse in the presence of children, profane language while driving, or losing temper over children’s nagging can all shape the way children act throughout their life. Read more “Q&A: How to Behave in Front of Children and Set Good Examples”
Have you ever felt that carrying a stuffed bear was more important than remembering your mobile phone or house keys? Have you ever spent hours looking for a Mickey Mouse? Read more “Mommy Where is My Blankie”