Whether it’s calling a weeping child a “cry baby” or a “sissy” or telling a child he or she is “stupid,” “fat” or “lazy,” the damage is done: words wound just as much, sometimes more, than slaps. Recent research shows that the neural networks for physical and emotional pain are one and the same.
Six good reasons to read to your kids:
1. Reading has a calming effect on kids.
2. Reading with a parent inspires a love of reading in kids. A love of reading helps a child succeed throughout her school years.
Worried that your child may be getting bullied? Here are some of the consequences of bullying that might help you make that determination:
1. Physical Damage – Does your child regularly have injuries that they can’t or won’t explain? This could be a sign of bullying. Even minor injuries like scrapes or bruises could be caused by someone hurting your child.
Cyberbullying is when kids use modern technology including the internet, computers, and cell phones to bully other kids. Where traditional bullying usually takes a physical form with the victim being physically harmed, cyberbullying tends to involve harassment, threats, humiliation, rumors, and other similar things to strike out at the victim.
Like more traditional bullying, cyberbullying can have a variety of negative effects on the victim. Many people who have been the victim of cyberbullying have reported feeling angry, sad, frustrated, helpless, and depressed. Because of the speed that information can travel in the modern age, it is very easy for an entire school or business to quickly hear about the cyberbullying and to know what was said, posted, or done.
These days it seems like everyone has a smartphone and/or a laptop/tablet. They now represent an integral part of our lives as we use them for communication, entertainment, business, and even planning things like vacations. Sadly, some people have become addicted to the technology. Like any addiction, an addiction to technology can have some serious negative effects on a person’s life. Here are some ways you can tell if your child is suffering from an addiction to technology.
As many as 85% of youths say they are bullied. How can that number be so high? Who is doing all this bullying? The answer may not be what you expect. Bullying, as it turns out, may be one big cycle of anger and violence that actually starts with a victim. The general idea is that people who are hurt then hurt others.
Growing up can be a difficult. Childhood is filled with good times and bad and many children can and will experience a wide range of emotions that can change from day to day or even minute to minute. Determining if your child is introverted, suffering from social anxiety, or simply shy can be difficult for any parent. Here we aim to help you determine if your child needs help or if they are just behaving normally for a kid.
At its core is the question: What is the difference between being shy, being an introvert, and having social anxiety?
Having parents divorce or separate can be one of the most stressful, difficult things a child can deal with. Talking to your kids about divorce or separation can be difficult but it is something that needs to be done in order to help the child deal with this very difficult and sometimes traumatic change.
For starters, divorce is not a situation where less is more. Don’t block your kids out and try to hide them from the pain or sadness of the situation. If you try to pretend like everything is okay and nothing is happening, often times the kids will feel like the divorce is their fault. Allowing your kids to speak their mind, tell you their feelings, and to ask you questions is essential to helping them deal with the situation.