Children Flourishing

October 8, 2014

Are your children flourishing?  Some examples are: Joyful living, bathed in nurturing love and a sense of trust Awareness of and skills for connecting to others Developing one’s capacities to the fullest with autonomy guided by empathy Are you flourishing? Awareness of and responsibility for the web of life Using one’s gifts and capacities to […]

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Everyone needs a little help

October 7, 2014

Studies suggest that a parenting style characterized by warmth, inductive reasoning, appropriate monitoring, and clear communication fosters a child’s cognitive functioning, social skills, moral development, and psychological adjustment. In contrast, parenting practices involving hostility, rejection, and coercion have been shown to increase the probability of negative developmental outcomes such as delinquency, psychopathology, academic failure, and […]

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Well-being and the child

October 6, 2014

(1) How is child well-being defined? (2) What are the domains ofchild well-being? (3) What are the indicators of child well-being? Results indicate that well-being is a commonly used but inconsistently defined term frequently included in the study of child development.There are five distinct domains of child well-being: physical, psychological, cognitive,social, and economic. Positive indicators […]

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Parenting stress and its effects

October 5, 2014

High parenting stress has been connected with negative consequences for both parent and child.  Within the examined age-range (6 months to 3 years), child gender or age did not relate to parenting stress. Older, less educated and single mothers reported more stress. A higher stress experience was also associated with more care-taking hassles, psycho-social problems, […]

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Parenting and child health

October 4, 2014

Parenting is probably the most important public health issue facing our society. It is the single largest variable implicated in childhood illnesses and accidents; teenage pregnancy and substance misuse; truancy, school disruption, and underachievement.  Parenting is a buffer against adversity and a mediator of damage. Parenting has three essential components. Firstly, care protects children from […]

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Positivity opens your mind

October 3, 2014

Research shows the experience of frequent positive emotions serves to broaden humans’ thoughts and behaviors, resulting in accrual of resources, including coping resources, which catalyze upward spirals toward future well-being.  As expected, frequent positive emotions during school were associated with higher levels of student engagement and negative emotions with lower levels of engagement. Positive emotions, […]

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Health and Ties

October 2, 2014

Studies show that quality ties to others are universally endorsed as central to optimal living.  Close and caring relationships are undeniably linked to health and well-being at all stages in the life span.  You need these relationships to help you, which allows you to help your children flourish.  So get out there and have some […]

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