Parenting young children'

Resolve child-rearing differences

Resolve child-rearing differences

All parents love their children and intend to provide them with the best opportunities for a happy, healthy and productive life. Yet, all individuals have their own distinct personality, family history, ideas and parenting beliefs that [...]

Fatherhood is not in the DNA

Fatherhood is not in the DNA

With the blessings of advanced technological methods, many previously unknown social questions are now easily answered through simple medical testing. Paternity validation is one of the formerly illusive pieces of information that impacts many social, psychological, [...]

Help Your Child Become a Competent Adult

Help Your Child Become a Competent Adult

All parents love their children and intend to help them become competent, successful, self-sufficient and emotionally resilient adults. Not all parents are clear about how to facilitate these transformations. Untested theories have previously posited that children’s [...]

Is Playing Frivolous?

Is Playing Frivolous?

Most parents implore their children to first do their homework and their chores before they are permitted to play. “Work before play” is also a well-heeded self-edict of many adults. Are these premises correct? Could play [...]

What Young Children Can Teach Us

What Young Children Can Teach Us

Parents, grandparents, teachers and most adults are invested in helping children learn, expand their minds and participate in life’s experiences that excite them.  Observing youngsters’ enthusiasm and delight with new discoveries and experience life’s marvels with [...]

Excelling as a Parent

Excelling as a Parent

Excelling in the early years of parenting  Becoming a parent is one of the most enthralling experiences in life. Being a parent evokes extreme emotions such as: excitement and caution, confidence and insecurity, awe and humility, [...]

Attention seeking child

Attention seeking child

Babies do it, children do it and even adults seek attention and validation from their primary caregivers/loved ones. Some parents find their children’s continual need for attention exhausting and depleting. Understanding the underlying physiological and psychological [...]

Questions to Young Children

Questions to Young Children

Parents, grandparents and even strangers often desire to connect with young children. Yet, some well-intentioned adults often err in the way they phrase their questions to children. Some seemingly factual or innocuous inquiries may actually hurt [...]