Anger Management: Strategies for Parents and Grandparents
Anger management not only helps you deal with your child or grandchild in a kind and constructive way, but it also sets a good example of how to handle challenging situations and work out conflicts.
Disciplining Your Child at Any Age
Each child is different, but most children need to be given clear rules about behavior.
How to Juggle Demands at Work and Home
Juggling the demands of work and home can be quite stressful. For your health and well-being, it is important to find a good balance between work and home responsibilities
A Child's Concept of Death
For infants and toddlers, death has very little meaning. School-aged children begin to understand death as permanent, universal, and inevitable. A predominant theme in adolescence is a feeling of immortality or being exempt from death.
Discussing Death with Children
The ultimate goal in discussing death with a dying child is to optimize his or her comfort and alleviate any fears. If the child is not ready to discuss death, the most helpful step parents can take is to wait until he or she is ready.
Helping Kids Cope with a Divorce
Anger, fear, separation anxiety, a sense of abandonment, self-blame, sadness and embarrassment are common reactions to divorce for most children.
Television and Children
TV programs can be educational, but many children watch too much television. TV may also show children behavior that you do not want them to imitate.
All Family Time Is Quality Time
Quality time should be woven into our lives. As our children get older and slip away, we need to stop worrying about the extraordinary and think more about the ordinary."
Divorce in Later Years
Getting a divorce is almost always painful and stressful, no matter how old or young you are. But if your marriage falls apart later in life, you may face some financial and emotional setbacks that are more difficult to recover from than when you were younger.
Finding Support When You're a Single Parent
If you're a single parent, you may feel overwhelmed by everything you have to do each day. Here are some ideas on finding support.
A Safety Checklist for Parents
You can help keep your children safe by following these precautions.
Parenting Déjà vu: Raising Your Grandchildren
About 4.9 million children live in households headed by grandparents. These are commonly called “grandfamilies” or “second families.” Two out of three of your fellow grandparents handling this responsibility are older than 50, and the children are often under age 6.