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Volume #9   Issue #1

ISSN: 0219-7642    July 11, 2010

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Hi,
Positive parenting is an invaluable tool that can help a family live with happiness and satisfaction. Positive parenting works as a beneficial technique for your children. Your children respect and love you, when they are raised with the basic principles of positive parenting - love, affection, empathy, mutual admiration and respect, good mannerism and concern toward others.

If you want to create a great family relationship with your children, find out how to discipline children without punishment in this issue. All the best!

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Thought for today:
"If you want to know your past - look into your present conditions.
If you want to know your future - look into your present actions.
" - Chinese Proverb

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How to Discipline Children without Punishment - Part I
Understanding the differences between discipline and punishment provides you an idea how you can raise a responsible child. Disciplining your child is not about punishment or scolding. It is all about teaching your children how to become responsible for their own actions and deeds.

How to Discipline Children without Punishment - Part II
Teaching discipline to your children without punishing or scolding them, becomes easier, when you learn the fundamentals of discipline and how it works for small and younger children. Scolding or abusing children just for the sake of disciplining them may not work in the end.

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The Case against Spanking: How to Discipline Your Child without Hitting
By Irwin A and Hyman Ed.D.

This book examine child discipline, with spanking presented as an effective or ineffective method (depending on the viewpoint). A father and a family therapist for 30 years, Hyman (psychology, Temple Univ.) bases his discipline models on research and clinical observations. He offers parents a number of alternative strategies to physical punishment, including understanding child psychology, systematizing rewards and punishments, and defusing anger in both parent and child.

In contrast, Pritchett, a mother and stepmother, offers a discipline plan based on spanking as the only effective deterrent in training children to be obedient and well behaved. Her book begins with a description of spanking (two to five hard whacks on the bottom with a paddle followed by loving admonition).

 

Discipline Without Distress: 135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery
By Judy Arnall

Discipline that you and your child will feel good about! Spanking and Time-outs do NOT work. At last, a positive discipline book that is chockfull of practical tips, strategies, skills, and ideas for parents of babies through teenagers, and tells you EXACTLY what to do "in the moment" for every type of behavior, from whining to web surfing.

Includes 50 pages of handy charts of the most common behavior problems and the tools to handle them respectfully! Parents and children today face very different challenges from the previous generation. Today's children play not only in the sandbox down the street, but also in the World Wide Web, which is too big and complex for parents to control and supervise.

 


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What Vitamins Are Needed for a Baby's Brain Development?
eHow June 09, 2010

Vitamins are a vital asset in the development of a baby's brain. Infants absorb all intake of their mother while forming, including the toxicity of their environment and the nutritional value of their dietary choices. Strengthening memory, comprehension, speech development and overall brain function, vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin C are crucial in early stages of brain development.


Infant Brains Thrive With Human Contact
KE TV June 7, 2010

A parent can have cabinets full of toys, animated videos and the latest lullabies on CD, but child development experts said infants prefer the human face and voice over everything else.


Ban computers from schools until children reach age 9, says expert
Telegraph UK June 13, 2010

Children should be banned from using computers in schools until they are nine-years-old because the early use of technology is destroying their attention spans, a leading expert said yesterday. The premature introduction and overuse of technology is damaging young children whose brains are not yet fully formed, according to Dr Aric Sigman, a psychologist and author.


Children and the reading habit
The Island July 07, 2010

It was quite a few centuries ago that Sir Francis Bacon wrote "Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man". This of course applies to women as well but undoubtedly the greatest significance of this quotation is for children.


Why parents should find alternative entertainment to TV for their children
Helium June 12, 2010

Watching television is a favorite pastime for children these days. There are many shows that are educational; on the other hand, there are also those that are not. While more and more networks seem to cater to the audience of young teens and children, they can have a major influence on their lives, personalities and attitudes, and the effects are not always positive.


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