Archive for April, 2010


Helicopter Parenting – What is it and Where Does it Come From?

Helicopter parenting refers to today’s cultural tendency to parent with a keen eye towards protecting our children from any and all potential sources of harm, risk and/or disappointment. When the term helicopter parenting is used, it is often with a negative connotation.

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Slow Parenting Requires Unleashing Parental Love

Slow parenting or over parenting? A veteran child mental health practitioner says it’s all about unconditional love. Learn the specifics about parenting with unconditional love.

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Neuro Linguistic Programming – A Great Parenting Skill to Acquire in Modern Times

Parenting has been going on since the beginning of humanity, but many parents still feel they must reinvent the wheel over and over again and count on some mysterious instincts they are supposed to have. Parenting is at first a physical challenge, then slowly; it morphs into a mental challenge. However it is highly desirable that parents do use child-centred, non-directive play, as a part of their parenting activities. This requires special Parenting Skills.

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Parent Stress – Recognise the Causes and Deal With it!

Stress is defined as any physical or emotional demand that you feel unable to handle. While some stress is a normal part of life, excessive stress interferes with your productivity and reduces your physical and emotional health, so it’s important to find ways to keep it under control. Parenting Stress is defined as those moments when life as a parent seems overwhelmingly unpredictable and uncontrollable. Parenting stress is important because it has been shown to be related to maltreatment and poor parent-child relationships.

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Who is the Parent, You Or Your Child? If Not You, Suggestions on How to Get Back to Parenting

“Can you take out the trash, okay?” Parents, are you attempting to get the approval of your children to do what you are asking them to do? When I see parents interacting with their children, even infants, I am amazed at the lack of authority parents have with their children. I often wonder, who is the parent in a parent/child relationship? The question is rhetorical because it is obvious who is the parent most of the time.

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