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The Effects of Bad Parenting May be Insidious

When something is described as insidious, it means it is a thing which does harm in a stealthy and gradual manner. This is exactly how bad parenting manifest in the life of children. It will be a mistake if parents check only for external signs of distress or change in behavior of their children to rate how well they are doing in parenting them. The truth is that the negative effects of bad parenting is not always immediately evident in…

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Nurturing Children

How to Develop in Children the Ability to Handle Personal Crisis

We all face disappointments and loss in life. Children do too. While adults might have a more developed mental capacity to understand the crisis they are going through, the same is not true for children. Your major goal as a parent should be to enhance the emotional growth and maturity of your children. One of the ways you can ensure this is to assist them successfully go through their inevitable moments of crisis and loss. Norman Wright in his book,…

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Parenting Mistakes

The Fate of your Child Depend on your Decisions

One of the reasons why I have so much sympathetic feelings for children is the fact that they are innocent, helpless souls. Imagine the fact that a new born baby is tabula rasa. Tabula rasa is a theory which postulates that the human mind at birth is a blank slate, before ideas are imprinted on it through experience, perception and external impressions. The implication of this is that we are at liberty as parents to write on the blank minds…

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Child Discipline

Punishment Without Relief: the dark side of warring with children

There is no doubt that developing good character in children is very vital to their success and survival in life. There is equally no doubt that appropriate discipline provides a road map in instilling a virtuous and godly character in them. However, discipline as indicated here must be appropriate. Parents must provide that delicate balance between doting, indulgence, strict discipline and firm instructions. Unfortunately, this is where many parents miss it. They can rarely provide that delicate balance which so…

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Family Bonding

Positive Strategies for Improving Communication with Children

Positive, clear and undistorted communication is the key to a healthy relationship between individuals. Exciting and easy flowing conversation is the bedrock of building intimacy and establishing connection between people. Communicating effectively with children is the secret of transmitting positive values and developing good character in children. When communication breaks down between parents and their children, the impact parents have on their children is significantly diminished. In the light of the above facts, it is important that parents devise effective…

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Parenting Style

The Detriment of Parenting by Default

When it comes to parenting, many people do not believe they need any form of Parenting Education to start raising their children. Parenting by default means to rely only on intuition to parent children. It also refers to parenting your children just the way your own parents parented you. The use of the word ‘default’ in the context of this article is adopted from the use of that word in computer programing. The default setting on a computer program is…

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Family Bonding

Friendship Mixed with Authority: Key to Parent-Child Connection

Many parents desire close connection with their children. They want to understand their children and they want their children to understand them. In short they naturally desire intimacy with their offspring but do not know how to go about it. It is therefore not uncommon to find problems and strains developing between children and their parents. If this is not arrested on time, as children grow to become adults the estrangement between parent and child may become palpable, leading to…

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Child Education and Brilliance

Do Teachers Need Parenting Skills?

In most parts of the world children start school formally from about the age of five. In some other countries, especially in Africa, they start one form of schooling or the other right from about the age of two. The average student therefore starts attending school from about the age of two to seventeen when such student finishes high school and is now ready to proceed to the university. In the early years of schooling, students stay in school from…

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Child Discipline

Internet Fraud is a Symptom of Failed Parenting

When young adults or anybody for that matter engage in internet fraud, their dishonest and fraudulent behavior is a sign of failed parenting. The fact remains that the attitude and character people exhibit in life are derived basically from their family background and the type of training they received in their growing years. The capacity for parents to influence and shape the character of their children is almost endless. The reality, however, is that if parents are to really succeed…

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Baby & Child Care

The True Definition of a “Parent”

Within the context of Parenting Education, the definition of “Parent” differs from what we know it to be in normal parlance. In normal parlance, most people will define a parent as the biological father or mother of another person. When the term “Parent” is used in Parenting Education, it does not merely mean the one who biologically passed his or her genetics to a child. I will personally define a “Parent” as either the biological father or mother of a…

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Child Education and Brilliance

Six Tips in Raising Educationally Brilliant Children

When it comes to the education of your children, one thing you don’t want to do is leave things to chance. This is because if the pendulum swings negatively, you are going to be involved in an intense struggle to help them find their feet. In the event of that unpleasant occurrence, your time, financial resources, energy and emotional reserves may be greatly tasked. The safest course therefore is to be intentional in ensuring the brilliance and good performance of…

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Maximizing potential of children through appropriate parenting style

Whether children maximize their potentials as they journey through life is determined largely by the environment they grow up in. This environment is created substantially by parents through the parenting style adopted in bringing up each child. In other words, your parenting style as a father or mother goes a long way in shaping the personality of your children. The type of personality children run with in life may ultimately determine whether they maximize their potential or not. There are…

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