Children Under Stress

All children in the course of growing up encounter minor stresses: accidents and illnesses, the birth of a new baby, a move of house or school, and the inevitable demands of increasing maturity and self control. Most children react to these stresses with temporary behavior disorders, such as nightmares, bed wetting, temper tantrums or excessive fears. Serious difficulties arise only when the stresses are overwhelming or when the adults are too occupied to attend to the child’s signals of distress.

Mondays at Juvenile Hall

Being a spiritual advisor to a group of incarcerated teenage boys has its challenges. It makes you face your own doubts and tests your own faith. I leave them with a prayer for them and a request for prayers in return.

A Children’s Book: Aims and Aspirations

When I first settled to writing my children’s stories in the early 1970s, I had a definite purpose in mind. One-by-one my three sons left home in Kumasi, Ghana, to attend boarding school in England, and I felt a need to add something a little more substantial to their weekly letters. So I began padding out each envelope with a few additional type-written pages that contained a complete story in a familiar series. If the primary purpose was to entertain, there was always a hidden agenda to complement their formal education.

Youth Treatment Programs for Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Youth treatment programs are showing great promise for helping children and teens who suffer from pervasive developmental disorders or PDD. PDD can affect children in a variety of ways, but symptoms generally involve problems with socializing and communication. The most effective course of treatment involves a combination of behavioral and experiential therapies.

Making Your Child Be More Responsible

As we all know by now, there is no manual for parenting. If there was, it would be on a bestseller! Hopefully, this article can provide some assistance. As parents we are role models, caretakers and dispense advice, information as well as insert moral values. We do our best but sometimes make mistakes-we are after all, only human.

Tips for Preparing for Summer Camp

When your child is set to attend summer camp, you will need to prepare for this excursion. Learn valuable tips for shopping and packing to ensure that your youngster has fun.

4 Reasons To Stop Tricking Your Kids Into Eating Healthy

Does your child make the most creatively absurd faces on seeing even the slightest trace of veggies on his/ her plate? Don’t be alarmed, a kid warming up to veggies and greens is a rarer phenomenon than most parents would like. Yet this does not undermine how vital it is for them to consume these in healthy portions, and integrate them into their diet.

Would Your Child Walk Off With This Stranger?

Avid YouTuber Joey Salads brings an interesting social experiment to the fore with his online video. In it he reveals just how easy it can be to win a child’s trust and interest – all you need is an affable personality and an extremely cute dog to go with it! Joey exposes how, inspite of all the talks, warnings and threats, children can be easily abducted resulting in the staggering statistics that haunt us; in the U.S. alone over 700 kids are abducted every single day.

Don’t Stress – It’s Just a Birthday Party!

If you aren’t careful, planning a birthday party can get out of hand and take over your life in a negative way. Take a few helpful hints to keep the plans for your child’s big day in check and enjoyable.

You Don’t Have to Start Off As An Expert!

So many times the ‘start’ is what actually ‘stops’ us from living our best life. We are so more capable than we think we are, as long as we don’t feel like we have to be perfect, especially, in the beginning. So go ahead and get started. Make mistakes. It will be fun because you are learning new things.