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Help Your Child Develop These 10 Core Components Of Self-Esteem – Parents Article

            Helping your child to build healthy self-esteem is one of the most important objectives for parents. Self-esteem is the core of a healthy personality; kids with a strong sense of self-esteem tend to be more resistant to peer pressure and they are better able to deal with challenges and handle responsibility. They manage their emotions more effectively and have lower rates of anxiety and depression. They are less susceptible to eating disorders, drug abuse, and self-harm. But what exactly is self-esteem,…

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How To React When Your Child Is Preoccupied With Fairness – Parents Article

Having a sense of fairness is a great virtue and a sign that your child has a strong moral compass. Sometimes, however, kids become obsessed with fairness to an unrealistic degree. Toddlers, gifted children, and children with ADHD are especially prone to this kind of behaviour. When left unchecked, a deep preoccupation with fairness can lead to excessive tantrums, arguments on the playground, and other social issues. If your child is obsessed with fairness, you’ll need to work on balancing…

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How To Avoid The Three Most Harmful Parenting Traps – Parents Article

           No matter how well you think you’ve prepared yourself for parenting, moments will arise that stress you to your breaking point. You will inevitably react unfavourably at times and make mistakes. The good news is that this is usually nothing an apology, explanation, and change of course can’t fix. The bad news is that if these short-sighted responses begin to form a pattern, you could very easily fall into a damaging parenting “trap.” And, because habits become harder and…

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How To Help Your Child Develop Courage – Parents Article

            Children today are growing up under immense pressure thanks to the competitive intensity of social media. Older children and teenagers especially spend a lot of time comparing their lives to the lives of others, inevitably deciding that other people have some intrinsic quality they lack. They see other young adults leading “perfect” lives and decide they’re not smart enough or outgoing enough to succeed.             Children therefore need to be taught that no one is born automatically predisposed to…

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5 Tips For Managing A Disrespectful Child – Parents Article

At some point, every parent has to deal with disrespectful behaviour from his or her child. Whether it’s something as minor as ignoring your requests or as upsetting as a string of curses and insults, your child will sometimes express himself in unproductive ways. When this happens, first and foremost you must understand that you’re not alone and your child’s behaviour is not your fault. Furthermore, know that with the right approach, disrespectful behaviour can usually be corrected.             While…

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