Most parents would never intentionally hurt their children, but unfortunately some do. Our self-esteem and what other people think of us are sometimes at the opposite ends of the scale. If I evaluate my worth, I take into account the volunteer work I do and how others value me … [Read more...] about Self-Esteem In Children: What Is Our Role?
Children are online for several hours a week. They play games, do homework, find out news or the latest gossip, and keep in contact with friends. Sometimes children meet new people online while playing games or in a chat room. Children tend to feel that they are safe when they … [Read more...] about Talking to Your Children About Online Predators
Parents in my Parents Anonymous Group often discussed bribery and rewards but many confused the two. What exactly is the difference and why does it matter? HINT: Bribes are not planned beforehand and parents are pressured in the moment; rewards are usually planned by the … [Read more...] about Bribery And Rewards: What’s The Difference?
“When you take a parent’s old discipline tools away, you need to replace them with new tools.” I made that comment during a TV interview many years ago for a documentary about child abuse from a parent’s perspective. I never wanted to hit my children like my parents did but I … [Read more...] about Choices Give Kids Power
A good nutritious diet should always be a priority but it’s especially important to avoid certain foods if you do have braces so you can prevent cavities and avoid any damage to your teeth or your braces. Below is a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to taking care of your … [Read more...] about Food vs. Braces: The Do’s and Don’ts