Being a parent is one of the most important jobs. But how do people prepare for parenthood? How do people learn to parent their children responsibly? These are important questions and there certainly isn’t one correct answer. However, taking time to reflect on your parenting skills and develop new parenting strategies could be beneficial.
Everybody will occasionally (or frequently) feel frustrated and angry with their kids. It’s important to remember, however, that in these moments your parenting skills are being put to the test!
If you have questions or concerns about parenting strategies you may find it helpful to consult one of our psychologists to identify new strategies for raising your child.
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In focusing on the father’s relationship with his school-aged children, from six until puberty, one may understand his role in helping their developmental tasks without having to distinguish between his relationships with his daughters and sons.
The behavioral hallmark of a toddler’s development is the wish and ability to meet his or her own needs. At times, a toddler is capable of this, but there are still many things that toddlers wish to do, yet cannot, which brings frustration and anger.
Children are faced with decisions and learning opportunities every day during every stage of life. One of the best things we can do is to nurture these opportunities and encourage them to solve problems on their own.
Many pre-teens and teens struggle with body image, weight, and/or appearance. These concerns may eventually develop into distorted eating patterns, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Implementing family meal time is one way to model healthy eating habits for youth.
Flow is that marvelous experience when time and self-consciousness are suspended, and we have a sense of becoming one with what we are seeking to achieve. Explore the eight major components of flow, and how you can adjust your approach so that you achieve flow in your day-to-day life as a parent.
From our archives: More than one in five children in the U.S. has been bullied and nearly 40 percent report having been assaulted by other youths, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Department of Justice. The Centers for Disease Control considers bullying to be a major public health problem.