Are you considering or have you adopted a child from another culture? Parenting an adoptive child presents unique set of circumstances. Cross-cultural adoption presents further challenges. Authors Amy Coughlin and Caryn Abramowitz offer some important Do's and Don'ts as you get started.
For effective intervention and rehabilitation to occur, infants should be tested in the newborn nursery or they may never be tested until specific symptoms of hearing loss are observed by parents or care takers.
So what is it about massage that makes it so good? At Touch Research Institute, led by Tiffany Field, Ph.D., in Miami, Florida, they have conducted many studies on the effects of touch on children. A common finding is decreased levels of stress hormones.
How to respond when the wants of parents and children differ is one of The Big Questions of parenting. Things usually go well when parents and kids want the same things -- problems start when they don't!
For most parents of preemies, some sense of vulnerability lingers after homecoming. Many parents find themselves vigilantly watching for any signs of trouble, ever ready to intervene and fearing that the saga of prematurity will never end.
If your baby is still in the NICU, you can be as active as you want in seeing that your baby receives appropriate, sensitive care. Remember that your baby is a member of your family, and you are the parent.
Unfortunately, while your preemie is hospitalized, you may not always receive effective guidance and support in your attempts to breast-feed. Your desire to breast-feed or the pace that you had imagined for feeding your baby might not match the staff's routines.
Most children hear and listen from birth. They learn to talk by imitating the sounds around them and the voices of their parents and caregivers. But that's not true for all children. In fact, about 2 or 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing
In an effort to influence Caitlin's behavior in the grocery store, her father told her, "If you don't stop that. I'm going to leave you here." Following Mack's confession that he had helped himself to recently baked cookies, his mother scolded him, "You ought to be ashamed of yourself."
Parents love their children and want them to develop truth telling as a virtue. Do understand that all children lie. Dogs bark. Cats meow. And children lie. Your neighbors' children lie. Your sister's children lie. And yes, your own children lie.