Posts Tagged: parenting tip

Father is sending his sad daughter to school for first time and trying to relax her

How to calm first day of school nerves

Many parents and children dread the first day of school with jitters about separation from each other. Children are nervous about being away from their parents, in a new surrounding, having to make new friends, and about being around many new people including teachers and other children, many of whom are also uneasy about their…
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Parents have difficulty estimating sugar content in kids’ food

A recent study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin verifies what several University of Louisville physicians and dentists see in their practices: Parents, though well-meaning, are not good judges of the amount of sugar in common foods their children consume. In the study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, about three-quarters…
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Take control during tantrums

We have all seen this: a toddler wants something; he doesn’t get it. Suddenly there is an ear-piercing series of shrieks, and a kicking, screaming crying toddler is on the floor at your feet. What is a parent to do? A tantrum is a throwback to early infancy, when the infant would communicate a need…
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Goodbye bad-tasting medicine

Getting a toddler or older child to take medicine can sometimes be a challenge, as many medicines for children come in a liquid form that might not taste too good. Adults can usually avoid having to taste their medicines by using pills. For children above 3 years or so, being able to swallow pills can…
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