Child’s development can be a touchy subject
Q. When is it OK for a child not to want to be touched by anyone, including his parents? My 10-year-old grandson doesn’t want to hug anyone, nor does he like people putting their hands on his back, shoulder or head. Should this just be accepted?
Every day every one of us faces a host of different kinds of pressures that life brings us. We live in a very dynamic society and an increasingly challenging environment full of information, influences, opinions etc. Our children are faced with similar pressures and the sport of their choice can be one of them.Throughout my career as a professional athlete, if there is one thing I have learned it is that the biggest pressure that we face is of our own making. It can take the form of feeling the burden of expectations (realistic or not), or a fear of inability to perform when it matters most,
The emergency room at St. Louis Children’s Hospital sees water-related emergencies year-round, but they increase when swimming pools open, said Dr. Kim Quayle, medical director of emergency services.
As the saying goes, “There’s no manual for parenting.” Even with great resources, we’re human beings who experience pushed buttons and triggered feelings. The following 10 lessons are ones I keep learning more about from my son and continue working on, but they’re making me a happier, more effective parent and human, and are shaping my son’s character….
How to be the “perfect parent”: It’s not what you think
Drowning is among the top causes of accidental death worldwide, accounting for 7 percent of all injury-related deaths. In the United States, drowning is the second-leading cause of injury-related deaths of children of all ages – second only to motor vehicle collisions. Drowning can happen to anyone’s child, in an instant and right in front of you. With the weather heating up and swimming becoming more frequent, learn how you can build extra layers of protection for children around water…. Continue reading
Imaginative play is so important to your child’s social, cognitive and emotional development. The world of make-believe gives children the freedom to be anyone they want to be: a princess with an iPad, a fireman with an iPad, a dragon with an iPad or just a regular old kid with an iPad… Continue reading