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How a parent’s love shapes their child’s self-worth for life

I'm a clinical psychologist and so people sometimes ask me what problem or diagnosis I find hardest to treat when it comes to patients. Is it …

Parenting

Everyone’s breathing wrong, these experts say—here’s how to fix it

You’ve got your cardio-to-weight training ratio down to a science, you’re meditating on the reg, you’re eating <i>all</i> the adaptogens—and yet, you’re …

Yoga

How to Hurry Up a Kid Who Gets Ready Slowly

Kids dawdle because they can get away with it. Often times taking a few extra seconds to engage them directly is enough to speed them up.<p>Little kids …

Parenting

This Viral Short Film Is A Must-See For All Parents

Short film <i>Alike</i> delivers a harsh reality in a very quiet and almost innocent way. The animated short begins with a father loading his son’s backpack …

Parenting

14 of the Most Impressive Keto Diet Before-and-After Pictures

If you’re looking for dieting inspiration, it’s hard to beat keto diet before-and-after pictures. These people show how amazing the popular …

Ketogenic Diet

11 soothing phrases to say when your child is crying

When you're ready, use a low voice, and try these alternatives:<p>1. "We're on the same team. I will help you."<p>Even if your child says they do not want …

Emotions

15 Online 'Camps' Fill Kids' Summer With Learning Adventures

If managing your kids' summer schedules is running you ragged, you may want to consider the online option. Apps, websites, and even full-fledged …

Kids

Why Raising Kids Who Fear You Isn’t As Evil As It Sounds

<i>The following was syndicated from Quora for</i> <i>The Fatherly Forum</i><i>, a community of parents and influencers with insights about work, family, and life. If</i> …

Parenting

Be A Guide, Not A Guard: How To Raise A Happy And Responsible Kid

Next time you see your child doing something that you don't like, whisper to yourself: “Be a guide, not a guard."<p><i>Originally published on</i> Motherly<i>.</i><p>By Nadene van der Linden<p>“Be a guide, not a guard” perfectly describes the kinds of parenting behaviors that create happy and responsible children. It’s a …

Parenting

How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)

Back in the early 1990s, psychologist Suzanne Gaskins was living in a small Maya village near Valladolid, Yucatán, when she struck up a conversation with two sisters, ages 7 and 9.<p>The girls started telling her — with great pride — about all the chores they did after school. "I wash my own clothes," …

Parenting

The secret to... raising unentitled children

<b>Beware prioritising material possessions over time spent with your child.</b> Children are like sponges and will soak up what’s around them, so your actions are important. If you want – and get – stuff all the time, they will expect that, too. Spend time with them, listen to them, talk to them. Help …

Parenting

How to Teach a Child to Greet People Properly

Teaching a child how to greet people properly will help in their development of social skills. The greeting sets the tone of all social interactions. …

7 unique parenting styles from around the world

1/<p>1. Independence at a young age<p>Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images<p>In Japan, children as young as six years old walk to school and run errands sans …

5 Things I Always Do to Show My Son That I Love Him

It's more about telling him that I love him. It's about showing him I do through my actions.<p>The Roman poet Virgil said <i>love conquers all things.</i> As a …

How to Teach Your Child to Have a Growth Mindset

Did you know that intelligence isn't set in stone? You may have been brought up to believe that some people were just good at challenging subjects, …

The 5-Second Parenting Hack I Use to Diffuse a Tantrum Just As It's About to Happen

In my three and a half short years as a parent, I've tried nearly every tack to stop those arms-flailing, legs-kicking fits of pint-sized rage known as toddler tantrums. I've reprimanded my child, I've tried reasoning with her, I've put her in time-out, I've pretended she didn't exist (a fun one to …

7 Ways Parents Can Help Younger Kids Resist Peer Pressure

As parents, we dread the idea of our kids bending to peer pressure. We imagine our children giving in to friends who tempt them with alcohol or …

Top Child Discipline Techniques and Ideas

As any parent with more than one child or child care provider can attest, what works in terms of a disciplinary approach for one child may not work …

Build a Toddler Busy Board with Items You Already Have

Give your kid a new toy, and they play with the box, right? There's something so appealing to young minds about anything that's not a toy, which is …

50+ Free Things to Do With Your Kids That Will Give Them an Epic Summer

As moms, we usually go out of our way to avoid hearing our kids say "I'm bored," especially during the Summer months when we want them to have memorable, warm-weather days to look back on. But keeping kids of all ages entertained can be hard <i>and</i> expensive. You want a healthy mix of family …

The Best Ways to Discipline a 4-Year-Old Child

Disciplining a 4-year-old presents some unique challenges. No longer a toddler, but not old enough to be a "big kid," preschoolers want more freedom …

Parenting

6 Skills Your Discipline Should be Teaching Your 4-Year-Old

While it's important to make sure your 4-year-old knows some academic skills, like his ABCs, it's even more important to make sure he has other …

The 8 Best Free Meal Planners to Help You Lose Weight

The key to your dieting success may be right at your fingertips! These are the most effective and easy-to-use online resources that take the …

Nutrition

8 Fun Ways to Build a Child's Vocabulary

Before a child of any age can learn to read, he or she needs to have a good, well-rounded understanding of basic words and what they mean. And while …

Here's The Best Way to Deal With Temper Tantrums, According to Science

Don't just ignore them.<p>Anyone who has raised children or grown up with siblings knows there are some bumpy times in a child's life. When the smallest …

See Japan’s rare sacred Buddha this month - only revealed every 33 years

As a country that holds countless seasonal festivals throughout the year, any visit to Japan is likely to bring with it the opportunity for travellers to immerse themselves in a unique way of life and get a taste of traditional culture and history. But sometimes, extra special events can take place …

Japan

Psychologists Studied 5,000 Genius Kids for 45 Years — Here Are Their 6 Key Takeaways

Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half …

The Ultimate Hong Kong Itinerary | 3-5 days in Hong Kong & Macau

Hong Kong is a wonderfully cosmopolitan city in a Specialist Administrative Region of China. A former British colony, the prevalence of English …

Hong Kong

Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids

Parenting is one of the most challenging, yet meaningful life tasks. Unfortunately, popular wisdom and misconceptions about how to raise responsible …

These Are The Toys Your Child Should Be Playing With, According To A Psychologist

While toys are first and foremost a way for kids to have fun, different toys do nurture different aspects of a child's spirit, mind, and behavior, …

Kids