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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.
Cross-Cultural Adoptions Raise Sensitive Issues
As the parent of an adopted biracial/bicultural child, it's important to acknowledge that your child is different. The goal is to help your child feel a sense of pride about his or her culture and race so it becomes a positive part of his or her identity.
Do Parents Influence Their Kids’ Health Behaviors?
Parents who take their child to the doctor frequently, let their child stay home from school, or pamper them with special attention when they are sick tend to produce kids who, as adults, go to the doctor frequently, stay home from work, and take longer to recover from illness.
General Principles of Discipline
Most children need to be given consistent, clear rules and expectations about behavior. Discipline needs to begin as soon as the child is mobile—pulling up and crawling.
Help Your Children Chill Out
Kids must cope with all the issues, such as violence or global warming, that stress out adults. But they must also handle stresses added by their parents and the media.
How to Say No to Preteens
As children grow older, risks get more complex and restrictions harder to enforce.
Job Safety Critical for Teens
Farming seems to be the most dangerous job. Teens also get hurt in restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, and other places where they find after-school and summer work.
Keeping Your Cool When Parenting Teens
As difficult as it is being a teenager, being a parent of one is even harder.
Preventing Impaired Driving in Your Teen
Alcohol isn’t just illegal for teenagers to consume—it can be deadly if they drink and drive. In fact, drunk driving is one of the most frequent causes of death among teens.
Put Peer Pressure in Its Place
Peer pressure can get the best of children and push them to do things that they don't really want to do. Parents can counter it, if they're ready to help.
We Can Head Off Teen Tragedies
Preventing teen turmoil starts at birth. Parents set examples in the way they interact, express anger, and treat substance abuse.
Why Parents Shouldn’t Use Food as Reward or Punishment
Giving sweets, chips, or soda as a reward often leads to children’s overeating foods that are high in sugar, fat, and empty calories. Worse, it interferes with kids’ natural ability to regulate their eating, and it encourages them to eat when they’re not hungry to reward themselves.
 
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