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Parenting (Definition)

Parenting is a topic that includes all the aspects of raising children, such as diapering and potty training, rules and discipline, daycare, schooling, sports, children's emotional development, teaching teens home economics, etc...

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What are the best parenting books?

What are the best parenting books?

Mileage may vary: Well, who gets to decide? No one book works for everyone. Read a few pages in the middle of each book you see in a bookstore; if it seems to make sense, it may be worth trying. In particular, this book: http://www.Amazon.Com/caring-your-baby-young-child/dp/0553386301 should get you around most pitfalls. ...Read more

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How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

How does parenting style affect your childrens health?

Go authoritative: Authoritative is typically the healthiest parenting style. This parenting style sets limits and provides direction while also remaining flexible and encouraing growth. Permissive, uninvolved, and authoritarian all have some down sides. These styles have been associated with poor eating, low self-esteem, over dependence, substance use and other negative behaviors. ...Read more

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Managing a Teething Child (Tip)

Managing a Teething Child

Chewy teething toys can be helpful during teething... Ice can sometimes alleviate the discomfort... ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
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Talk, talk, talk
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Can someone with a mental health problem still become a foster parent?

Can someone with a mental health problem still become a foster parent?

Theproblem decides: There are many psychological problems such as mild OCD and other related mild anxiety and mood disorders which would not preclude being a foster parent. When there are personality disorders or severe mood or anxiety issues, more care and assessment would be needed to tell if it would be safe to parent, foster child or not. ...Read more

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Managing a Teething Child (Tip)

Managing a Teething Child

Tylenol can really help a teething child get to sleep. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Educate yourself about male/female pubertal changes & timelines
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Communicate: nightly dinners with your child improves communication
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Discuss pubertal changes with your child; encourage dialog & feedback
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Discuss hygiene, emotional changes, peer relationships
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What are the chances of a baby contracting add if only one parent has add?

What are the chances of a baby contracting add if only one parent has add?

Some chance: There is robust evidence of the genetic heritability of adhd. Twin studies and family studies point to a genetic heritability of up to 60%. A sibling of a child with adhd has a 3x increase of risk for adhd. ...Read more

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How much should parent pay if living with a child?

CHILD SUPPORT: Parent should pay for everything including the child if he is the breadwinner in the family. If wife is working, then she contributes to the family household expenses. ...Read more

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