Pre-adolescents (from 10 to 12 years old)

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Wondering what values are right for your family? Here’s where ...

You cannot teach your children what you cannot define. Read more to learn how to label your family’s values as an important first step raising happy, health...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 31 of January, 2019
Flexible parenting techniques

Is fruit juice really healthy for my kids?

Lots of parents are looking for ways to help their children eat more fruit as part of a balanced diet. Fruit juice manufacturers and marketing teams have spent a lot of time and money to sen...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 21 of June, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

Why is teen pregnancy still happening? What parents need to kn...

By understand common developmental themes related to sexuality and reproduction throughout adolescence, parents will be able to adjus...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 19 of April, 2018
Limits and discipline

The importance of avoiding spanking as a child discipline method

Why physical discipline, such as spanking or slapping, is not advisable Specifically, spanking remains associated with increased odds of adult mental and behavioral health impairments inc...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 15 of March, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

New recommendations for babies, children and teens: How much s...

Technology and digital media are transforming children’s lives Our lives have been transformed by the digital media, wireless internet access, and the vast am...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 18 of January, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

When can my child return to school? Part One – Prevention ...

Not all illnesses require that a child be excluded from school. Some only require prevention to avoid spreading the illness to others. Learning some new information about how some ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 19 of October, 2017
Limits and discipline

To spank or not to spank? That is the question.

International pediatric groups provide clear recommendations about avoiding physical punishment in child discipline. However, for some parents spanking and swatting remains a common ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 11 of April, 2017
Limits and discipline

Is sexting really harmful to teens?

Today’s adolescents live between the real and digital world. Access to the Internet from computers, laptops, tablets, and telephones allows th...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 23 of January, 2017
Flexible parenting techniques

Telling tall tales: Have you caught your child lying?

Developmental influence on the concept of lying As a child’s brain develops, it has different capacities to think and reason. The child’s a...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 21 of October, 2016
Flexible parenting techniques

What really is the harm in eating processed foods?

To help understand why sometimes foods should only be consumed sometimes, it is important to know what makes them different from foods that should be consumed al...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of September, 2016
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