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Parents, Children and Pets – Parents Article

Yet another parent has recently appeared in the media to discuss his reasons for wanting to agree a contract with his children before allowing them to have a pet. No doubt parents up and down the country are ruefully smiling as they say through gritted teeth, ‘good luck with that, we’ve been there, tried it, got the t-shirt!’ A contract, though, can be a great idea in principle. Children will initially agree to anything in order to achieve their desired…

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Is Everyone on the Same Page? Fostering Communication in Your Medical Practice – Parents Article

To be effective, your medical practice relies on team collaboration. And that takes good, clear communication. But are you communicating effectively with your team-and are they working together as efficiently as possible? What’s your communication style, and how does it affect how your team works? Team communication is all about making goals clear, having structured responsibility, and making sure that everyone is given clear and precise feedback. But physicians in general are at a disadvantage when it comes to teamwork-you…

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The Authoritarian Parenting Style Versus the Unconditional Parenting Style – Parents Article

While the authoritarian parenting style seems to produce obedient and compliant children, it has often come under scrutiny for its rigid rules and inability to foster individuality and self-esteem. Proponents of unconditional parenting argue that children raised in authoritarian homes suffer from fear and insecurity because the basic needs of love and acceptance are not fulfilled. While both sides may have valid points that should be considered, a true evaluation cannot be made without comparing the two styles and determining…

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Parents, You Don’t Have the Luxury of Being Weak – Parents Article

Parents we all love our children. And that’s a fact. We all want the best for our children. And that’s a fact too. The fact that we love our children and want the best for them is one thing, I know for sure. You know what else I know for sure? As humans, it’s only natural to have moments of weakness from time to time. But, when we do have a moment of weakness, we need to acknowledge it and…

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Fostering a Puppy Or Dog – Parents Article

Have you ever considered fostering a dog or puppy from a rescue or the local animal shelter? Puppy’s can be a lot of fun and they’re very loving and playful. Puppies will need playtime on the floor. You will want to spend time down in their world to make yourself more accessible and help socialize the dog or puppy. Plus they will want you to spend time with them on the floor anyway. Your time spent socializing your foster puppy…

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What Is the Difference Between Good Parenting and Bad Parenting? – Parents Article

This is the most important question for every parent. Every parent constantly struggles to know whether his or her parenting style is working or not. Is it creating positive results or negative. Will it create positive long-term relationship or not. And most important, Will the child understand why the parents react the way they do to the actions of the child and whether this parenting style will enable the child to grow into a responsible and capable adult or not?…

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Swiss Sunday – Gornergrat – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s a Sunday and it’s time for a bit of wonderful Switzerland. This time in the form of the Gornergrat. This will be a two parter. The second part is an emotional one as it’s about the last long walk we did as a family of three. You find places which just etch themselves onto your soul. The Gornergrat is certainly one of those. It’s a rocky ridge overlooking the beautiful alpine town of Zermatt. The ridge is a high…

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Whatever Parents Opinion, Teen Dating Is Normal – Parents Article

Whatever your parents think, teen dating is normal. Over the past few years, internet dating has become more accepted. You are practising to find the right guy or the right girl. Accept that your first online date is not going to necessarily turn into marriage. Many people think that online dating is even better than dating in the real world. A common question among friends these days is whether or not singles should try to meet their ideal partner through…

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Three Common Issues in Foster Children: Hygiene, Eating Problems and Fear of the Dark – Parents Article

Children who have been abused and neglected often have similar problems when they come into out of home care (commonly called foster care). Here are three problems a foster parent might encounter and some possible solutions. 1. Hygiene: The child may not know how to take a bath and brush their teeth. If they are little you can help them. If they are older, I have a suggestion that worked for me. After I had an older child for several…

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Parenting 101: Develop A Personal Style – Parents Article

Every set of parents is different from the other. The ideas, the values, the strengths and even the weaknesses vary from one another. The "perfect parental duties" cannot ever be determined based on what others say. Friendly advices are nice; but no one can be the police to judge someone's parenting methods, except for any extreme cases. You can be a parent who likes to give the kid some space. You are free not to support overdoing things for your…

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