Why Attachment Parenting Is So Important To A Baby?

Any new parent who has their first baby will understand that a baby desires to be loved and cared for 24/7. This shows that humans are emotional creatures that need love in order to survive. That is why attachment parenting is so important to a baby because this method of parenting is necessary to create that special bonding between you and your child immediately after birth.

Telling your baby stories every night is a nice way to develop a stronger bond with your child. If you’re looking for some stories to read, why not take a look at www.TerrificParenting.com for some of these moral stories for children.

Once a strong natural and biological attachment is formed, the infant will start to recognize the care giving qualities of the parent and will start to accepting world and life as something that is both beautiful and loving.


Behavioral Parenting Training

by Milos Pesic

Parents play the most critical role in the social development of a child. Parenting behavior is directly linked with a teenager’s tendency to become delinquent or develop behavioral problems. Behavioral parenting training is a scientific approach in parenting that concentrate on educating parents on how to use effective skills in managing their children. The principle behind this training is that behavioral problems in children will decrease if the basic principles of parenting are improved in the parent.

Behavioral parenting training is a highly-structured program that helps parents recognize their child’s social behavior, use proven techniques in social learning and enhance their problem-solving skills regarding family issues. Parenting training, in general, is useful even if the child is not yet born or if the couple is still in the stage of planning a family because they will learn positive parenting skills early and will be ready to put them into practice once they finally have their child.

Behavioral parenting training can occur in different settings such as schools, churches, community centers, or even at business offices. Home sessions are also available sometimes. Likewise, trainers use several approaches in behavioral parenting training.

These training programs are facilitated by professional and well-trained educators. Typically, parenting training programs take 8 up to 14 sessions, lasting 1 to 2 hours per session. Trainers follow a curriculum and employ several learning aids such as guidebooks, handouts, video resources and etcetera. TV programs, newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets and other written resources may also be used as education materials.

A primary skill learned in behavioral parenting training is positive reinforcement. Parents will also learn how to lessen inappropriate disciplinary behavior and punishment. Behavioral parenting training can be very useful to help parents detect in their children the early signs of drug or alcohol abuse and other forms of delinquency. However, parenting training is not necessarily offered only to parents of dysfunctional or broken families. This program is for any parent who wishes to educate themselves on the principles of good parenting and learn proven effective methods of child discipline.

Parenting training programs are usually provided by parent action groups, parent support groups, and other non-profit organizations. These groups can have a nationwide reach with local chapters in cities across the country or they can be groups composed of parents within a neighborhood.

Parenting training programs deal with important factors in parenting and parent-child relationship such as the attachment of the child to the parent, parental supervision, and consistent discipline.

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Tips For Aggressive Toddlers

by Rhonda Reyes

Most children don’t start out aggressive. Babies are warm and loving. It is when they hit about 18 months old that they begin to make their parents pull their hair out! Toddlers around this age, and some older toddlers will sometimes hit, bite, kick and scream. If this sounds like your toddler then you are not alone.

Most toddlers start doing this and it is really just a way of expressing their opinion. That doesn’t mean that we as parents should let it go on though! It is defiantly a behavior that can and should be corrected.

Up until this point, toddlers only knew one way to express their displeasure. Now that they are learning new things it can be hard to control their emotions. Hitting or biting sometimes seems to be a good way to get what they want.

So what are some things that can correct the problem?

1. Consistence, No matter what you decide to do you MUST be consistent. If you only address the problem sometimes then the toddler learns that the behavior is OK sometimes but not others. This only leads to confusion in the end. It leaves the toddler thinking, “Why was I allowed to hit mommy one time and this time I am in trouble?”

2. A firm NO, There is no reason to scream at your toddler in fact for many children a firm no is all it takes. Look the toddler directly in the eyes and say, “NO we do not hit.” Sometimes this takes care of the problem. Other times children need more direction

3. Talk to your toddler, It may seem silly, but talking to your toddler can help. Tell them why they are not supposed to hit. For Example: “Michael We do not hit people because it hurts them.”

4. Remove them from the situation, If the toddler is playing with a group of children and insists on hitting them to get his way then take him away from the situation. Go into another room and give your toddler something else to do. Read a book, sing a song or color. In a few minutes you can take them back to play with their friends.

5. Distract, Give them another way to release their energy. Go outside and play or allow them to bang on a drum. Most toddlers are easily distracted with food as well, give them a snack and let them have a little quiet time.

6. Time out, Time out may be a little extreme for small toddlers, but it works well for toddlers that are 2 and older. Have them sit in time out no longer than 1 minute for every year of age. If you are having a hard time getting your toddler to sit still try putting him or her in a high chair for the duration of the time out.

One of the most important things that you can do is make sure that all the child’s needs are met. Children are more likely to act out if they are hungry, thirsty or tired. If it is time to eat then you can pretty much assume that is the reason your toddler is acting out.

Remember that you are setting the stage for the behavior that you expect. Be consistent now and it will pay off in the future.

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