“I want more juice!” demands Eric, Ashley’s four-year-old son, from the dinner table. Ashley politely replies, “Please don’t talk to me like that. Say ‘please.’” Then Eric starts to whine, “But Mom, I’m thirsty! I want more juice!” Ashley tries to be patient and says, “Honey, I know, just say ‘please.’” Now Eric’s whining becomes an ear-piercing scream. He throws his fork, shoves the table and stomp his feet. Frightened by Eric’s outburst, Ashley quickly gets him a glass of juice and says “Okay, okay. Calm down. Next time please ask nicely.” This incident... (Read More ...)
Posts Tagged With ‘ Child Development Stages ’
The new world of school brings many changes. Even for children who have been in child care or preschool, starting kindergarten will be a new world that is quite different from what they’ve experienced. The school’s rules might be different from your rules, so children must learn flexibility. Children need to sit still for longer periods of time than they are used to, so they must have self-control and self-discipline. Teachers might have a different teaching and communication style than their parents, so children must learn effective listening and communication skills. Since children... (Read More ...)
Age Regression During Child Development Stages: How Do I Deal with My Child Regressing and “Acting Like a Baby
Jessica’s four-year-old just doesn’t seem to want to grow up. At daycare, he will go into the infant area and ask for a bottle. The other children mostly stare at him as if he is weird. At home, he tries to get Jessica to rock him to sleep at night and is practically glued to her side. Jessica only works part time and makes it a point to spend one-on-one quality time with him, but he doesn’t want to try anything new. Have your children ever seemed to have an age regression or “act like a baby” when they are “too old”? Teaching your children new skills at different child development... (Read More ...)
How Do I Get Through The Toughest Of Child Development Stages, The Terrible Twos? How Do I Stop My Child From Biting?
After staying two hours late at work, Leah is frantically trying to make it to her daughter’s daycare. With the continuous growling of her stomach as a constant reminder she thinks about what she can make or pick up for dinner before her eight year old son’s soccer practice. She finally makes it to her daughter’s daycare, racing through the door and apologizing for her tardiness. She rushes to her daughter’s room eagerly awaiting her hug. Stopped by her daughter’s teacher at the door, Leah begins to hear the bad news. Her daughter has bitten another child and this is the third... (Read More ...)
Are You Parenting Adult Children Living At Home Getting Ready To Leave The Nest Or Finding Yourself Parenting Adult Children Living At Home Again?
When your youngest child turned 18, you thought you were done raising children. Although your 18 year old has gone away to college, your 19 year old tried going away to college last year, got home-sick and decided to come back home to go to the community college. Another child has been having a hard time. He lost his job and has moved back in with you as well. So now you find yourself parenting adult children living at home again. You thought this was going to be a time to relax and have less worries. Instead, you are still staying up at night wondering when your children will be in. Sometimes... (Read More ...)
Whether Parenting Adult Children Living At Home Again Or Living On Their Own, How Can Parents And Adult Children Work Out Problems Respectfully?
Your children have entered adulthood. You thought they were old enough to make decisions for themselves. But when you see poor decisions being made, you feel like stepping in to give advice and help them make better choices. When you try to tell them what they need to do or give suggestions on how to solve a problem responsibly, you wind up arguing, yelling and getting into power struggles. Eventually you get so tired of pleading and arguing that you either give up or give in. Why does parenting adult children seem so difficult? Follow These Easy Steps To Work Out Problems Between Parents and... (Read More ...)
Your child has been diagnosed with ADHD. Part of you is relieved. Finally you have an answer to why he is so hyper and unable to sit still. Part of you is distraught. You have started reading everything you can find about ADHD treatments and ADHD Management. You have concerns about the effects of ADHD medications. You are not sure what to do. As mentioned in the in the other articles in this series, “What Is ADHD And What Are Causes Of ADHD In Children” and “What Can Be Done To Help Decrease Behavior Problems Due To ADHD In Children,” Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is... (Read More ...)
What Can Be Done To Help Decrease Behavior Problems Due To ADHD In Children? Your child has signs of ADHD. You are concerned about some of his behaviors. Part of you feels some of them are on purpose. It seems he can behave appropriately at times, so why can’t he do it all the time? This article is part of a series that addresses the following questions you need to know about ADHD in Children. What is ADHD? What are the causes of ADHD In Children? How can you tell if your child is energetic,”hyper” or has ADHD? Who can diagnose ADHD and what do (or should) they consider when... (Read More ...)
What Is ADHD And What Are Causes Of ADHD In Children? Your child never seems to sit still. He runs through the house dumping out toy bins in every room and constantly jumps on the furniture. He is interested in one toy for only a few minutes before he is off to another one. You feel like you are in a whirlwind just trying to keep up with him. You start to wonder, “Why can’t he sit still and focus?” A couple friends have made comments to you that he shows signs of ADHD. You wonder, “What is ADHD and what are causes of ADHD in children anyway?” If you’ve ever wondered…or... (Read More ...)
You finally got a chance to meet up with a friend at the park so you could chat while your children let off some steam at the playground. You’re constantly distracted by the nagging suspicion that you need to keep an eye on child, because he can get a too rambunctious at times. You’ve seen your toddler biting, hitting and being aggressive to other children in the past, so you keep a watchful eye on him. As you are listening to your friend’s story, you see your son push another child because he wanted to go through the tunnel and the other child was in his way. The other child begins to... (Read More ...)