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Sibling Bullying Linked To Mental Health Disorders: How To Know When Rivalry Goes Too Far

Sibling Bullying Linked To Mental Health Disorders: How To Know When Rivalry Goes Too Far | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Working out the tipping point will be on a lot of parents’ minds.
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Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children

Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Finding time to read to your children can be hard, but there are several ways you can make sure your child gets the most out of time for reading aloud.

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What to Do When You Lose Your Child's Trust

What to Do When You Lose Your Child's Trust | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
My daughter scored a goal in her recent hockey game, and after her initial reaction of jumping up in the air to celebrate, she took her gloved hand and pointed
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Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength.
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An Empathetic Response to Sibling Fighting That Avoids You Taking Sides | A Parenting Resources Guide - Hand in Hand Parenting

An Empathetic Response to Sibling Fighting That Avoids You Taking Sides | A Parenting Resources Guide - Hand in Hand Parenting | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
They started yelling and teasing each other until Toty started to cry hard. I really wanted to yell at them both just to "Stop!"

 

Hand in Hand Parenting calls this way of active, empathetic listening, Staylistening, and I never stop being amazed by its magic when I practice it with my daughters. The beauty of Staylistening is that it gives the child space so that all feelings can pour out with the presence of a loving and caring listener.

The benefit for me too, as the listener, although it can be hard at times to hear, is knowing much more what bothers my daughters, and how I might go on to guide them or help.


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Recognizing Mental Health Issues in Our Children

Recognizing Mental Health Issues in Our Children | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Mental illness can even impact young children so it is important to know the signs.
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What Should A Relocation Package Include?

What Should A Relocation Package Include? | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
What kinds of expenses are covered in a corporate relocation package?
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These days young families find themselves having to relocate for work more and more often, so what should parents be looking for in relocation packages instead of separating for long commuting week?
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Rising Teen Suicides and Social Media Use: Is There a Link?

Rising Teen Suicides and Social Media Use: Is There a Link? | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Teen suicide rates in the U.S. rose at the same time social media use surged, and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

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Let children dress up as boys or girls, CofE tells schools

Let children dress up as boys or girls, CofE tells schools | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Children should be free to try out “the many cloaks of identity” including dressing up in girls’ or boys’ clothes without being labelled or bullied, the Church
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This is what bed-sharing does to a child later in life

This is what bed-sharing does to a child later in life | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
When it comes to sharing a bed with your child, it can be a controversial topic. Does it increase the risk of sleep-related infant deaths? Will it stop your child from ever being able to sleep alone? Could it inhibit their psychological development? These are all common concerns, however, according to Dr Yoni Schwab, “there are no negative psychological effects” of bed-sharing if both the child and parent are happy about the circumstances.
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Childhood Diseases Don't Have to Cause Divorces, but the Often Do

Childhood Diseases Don't Have to Cause Divorces, but the Often Do | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
When children get seriously ill, it places a strain on families and marriages. Research explains how this can cause divorce, but doesn't have to.
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New Book Claims Rich Children Go To Preschool; Poor Children Don't - Mothering

New Book Claims Rich Children Go To Preschool; Poor Children Don't - Mothering | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
A new book claims the disparity in education is evident by age three as 'rich' children go to preschool and 'poor' children stay with a relative or friend.
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No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch? | Society | The Guardian

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch? | Society | The Guardian | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of boundaries beginning to harm our mental health?
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How parents' arguments really affect their children

How parents' arguments really affect their children | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
It is normal for parents to argue, but the way rows affect children varies greatly.
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How Unreliable And Costly Childcare Keeps People Off The Job

How Unreliable And Costly Childcare Keeps People Off The Job | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
One year of childcare is typically as much as a year of tuition at a state university. For America's millions of part-time and shift workers, that reality is just too much. Businesses and local governments have a tremendous opportunity to create sustainable solutions.
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Anxiety in School Aged Children - Free Parent session with Dr. Jean Clinton - April 3rd 7pm EST - St. Paul h.s. Ottawa

Anxiety in School Aged Children - Free Parent session with Dr. Jean Clinton - April 3rd 7pm EST - St. Paul h.s. Ottawa | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety. This talk will explore what some of the

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Five ways to help parents cope with the trauma of stillbirth

Five ways to help parents cope with the trauma of stillbirth | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Stillbirth deeply and profoundly affects parents and families. Here are five actions in response to this hidden tragedy.

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Tooth decay crisis: Dentists plead with parents to reduce children's sugar intake

Tooth decay crisis: Dentists plead with parents to reduce children's sugar intake | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Dentists are pleading with parents to cut the amount of sugar in their children's lunch boxes, as figures show NSW is in the grips of a child tooth decay crisis.

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6 Things To Know If You Are A Young Mum Struggling With Your Mental Health

6 Things To Know If You Are A Young Mum Struggling With Your Mental Health | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Do you know the 'Red Flag' symptoms to watch out for?
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Why Your Grumpy Teenager Doesn’t Want to Talk to You

Why Your Grumpy Teenager Doesn’t Want to Talk to You | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
It’s hard to help the obviously upset adolescent who turns down a warm invitation to talk. Here’s what may be going on.
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Single mothers aren't all disasters. But you wouldn't know that from TV | Nancy Jo Sales

Single mothers aren't all disasters. But you wouldn't know that from TV | Nancy Jo Sales | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
The single mom show du jour, SMILF, perpetuates the worst stereotypes about us
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Innovative work on attachment between parents and children showcased by international expert

Innovative work on attachment between parents and children showcased by international expert | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
The work of an innovative team which provides targeted mental health support and specialist therapy to help families on the edge of care to stay together has been showcased in a new book.
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Fatherhood Triggers Deep Trauma for Millions of Men

Fatherhood Triggers Deep Trauma for Millions of Men | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Fatherhood is associated with a significantly higher incidence of post traumatic stress disorder. Researchers don't know why, but they are worried.
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Why the Playground is Pure Torture for Working Moms Nowadays

Why the Playground is Pure Torture for Working Moms Nowadays | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
We don't agree on the rules. Heck, we aren't even sure if there are rules.
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