As parents we need to survive personality clashes, ability battles, attention tactics, and multiple mini-battles, only to conclude that sibling rivalry, like nightwaking, is one of the inevitable annoyances of having children. We also need to face that the degree of sibling rivalry, and whether or not it has long-term positive or negative consequences, depends on what parents do about it. Yet, out-of-control sibling rivalry should not be considered an unavoidable consequence of having more than one child.
At book club the other night a friend was telling us that she doesn’t keep any cookies or candy or sweets in her house because, if she did, she’d eat them all. The mothers in the group responded practically in unison: “So how do you bribe your kids?”
When children want something, their feelings are often passionate. They can be gripped by a desire so strong that no other option will do. Every cell in their bodies is organized to communicate that having the blue shovel or the green balloon is the key to their happiness—a yellow shovel or a red balloon simply won't do. But as any parent who has tried to enforce sharing knows, taking turns at those moments is far easier said than done.
Children who undergo overbearing parenting are likely to be depressed or anxious, a study has suggested. Researchers warn that the overbearing parenting style, known as "helicopter parenting" - where parents hover over their children and become too involved in their lives - affects a child's ability to get on with others, Daily Mail reported Thursday.
Moms are going online to consult one another and seek parenting advice, says a US study.
Research from the University of Missouri indicates that online discussion boards provide safe environments for mothers to anonymously express child-rearing concerns and receive support from other moms.
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