Resilience in Children
Resilience is a 21st Century parenting concept that every parent needs to understand. Some children are resilient by nature – their temperament helps them to be mentally and psychologically tough. You know those children. They get straight back up after a setback or disappointment. Rejection in the playground doesn’t faze them. Unfortunately, not every child has such natural resilience.
The good news is that most of the research shows that resilience can be nurtured and developed, particularly when parents themselves are resilient and they actively foster it in their children.
Bed Wetting in Children
How common is it? It is very common. Most children need to wear a nappy or protective pants at night to avoid wetting their bed up until at least age five. At four years of age nearly one in three children wet, and this falls to about one in 10 by age six. Some teenagers wet the bed too. This is especially common if a parent or other close family member wet their bed at this age as well.
Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children
How should you brush your child's teeth? How often should your child have a dental check-up? How can tooth decay in children be prevented?Here are some simple tips for good oral health, for children aged between 3 and 5 years old.
Six Tips to Simplify Children's Lives
Simplicity is a rare gift in modern life. It’s an obvious message and when we hear it, and maybe we can’t help but shout YES. Slowing down feeds our souls and nurtures our families. No matter what parenting style we practice, this topic unites us. Simplicity is a powerful tool that shows our kids unconditional love, strengthens our parent-child connection and makes us happy.
Why Reading to Children is A BIG Deal
Albert Einstein was once asked what we could do to make our children smarter. He answered, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairytales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairytales.” Increasingly, the research backs him up. The more we read to our children, the greater their vocabulary. The greater their vocabulary, the better they do at school. The better they do at school, the more successful they will be in life. As parents, isn’t this what we want?