All children need limits, and that means discipline. But it doesn't always have to mean spankings. One technique the National Parenting Center experts suggest is giving your child a "Time-Out." But what do you do when that doesn't work? When is it time to close a child's door, and what do you do if your child runs away, or bites, or throws a temper tantrum? Experts offer guidelines for meting out discipline with love.
How can you be sure that your toddler is getting the nutrition he or she needs? The experts from The National Parenting Center serve up a menu of suggestions for understanding the appetite of a toddler, what kinds of solid foods are dangerous, and whether vitamin supplements do any good. You'll hear tips on planning a healthy diet and how to find the right foods in the supermarket. Learn why breakfast is so important, and what to do with a child who plays with food. Please note: This is a live speech recording.
The teenage years are often the most difficult - for parents and children alike. The experts from The National Parenting Center can help you find ways to recognize teens at risk, and how to reach them. They explain the vital warning signs of suicide, depression, eating disorders, and drug or alcohol abuse.
What parent doesn't wish their child would dutifully troop off to bed without a fuss? Now, the experts from The National Parenting Center have the answers and advice you want. They stress the need for creating bedtime routines and developing strategies for dealing with bedtime refusals. You'll get tips on dealing with problems ranging from bed-wetting to nightmares to night terrors - and how to handle a pesky early-riser. They'll discuss the issue of sleeping with parents, and advise on how to make the move to the big bed. Please note: This is a live speech recording.
Toilet training is one of the most important processes any child goes through, so it's important to handle it correctly. Experts from The National Parenting Center advise that when the appropriate time for training comes, you should make it fun from the beginning. There are specific steps to follow to teach bladder and bowel control. Finally, you'll hear advice on dealing with a child's stubbornness, and whether or not rewards really work. Please note: This is a live speech recording.
Become more informed about childhood illness with these helpful tips from The National Parenting Center. Its experts advise you on myths about fevers and give you advice on treating coughs and vomiting. They'll tell you when you should worry about colds and more serious situations, like fever with convulsions, or Lyme Disease, or croup.
The experts from The National Parenting Center will help you understand teenage girls' unique health issues, including birth control, acne, fatigue, exercise, cholesterol, and the trouble with pierced ears. Menstruation and menstrual cramps are also discussed, as well as how to handle the teenage sun worshipper.
Parents always have questions about caring for their new infant. Get answers from experts with this informative audio program from The National Parenting Center. They address a wide variety of issues such as feeding, circumcision, when to start reading to your child, the validity of certain old wives' tales, and more.
How can you approach your teen and talk about sex? What do teens really need to know? The experts from The National Parenting Center will help you learn what to say - and what to ask. They point out the birth control myths many teens believe, the dangers of having sex too soon, and how to approach a sexually-related crisis.
Behavioral problems can take many forms, from sibling rivalry to screaming, biting, interrupting you on the telephone, misbehaving in the supermarket, or even not sharing toys. The experts from The National Parenting Center offer their advice on these problems, and tell you why "Time-Outs" are best for dealing with aggressive behavior. They'll explain how to handle everything from hyperactivity to car-seat blues to demands for constant entertainment. Please note: This is a live speech recording.
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Your baby's health care begins long before your baby is born. The experts from The National Parenting Center will help you make sure your child gets the proper care from the beginning. Learn about prenatal testing and what to expect throughout the pregnancy, including difficulties like nausea and vomiting in the first trimester.
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The experts at The National Parenting Center address a number of expectant mother topics, including nutrition and calorie intake, and sex during pregnancy.
As the expectant mother's due date draws near, there's more to consider than just having a bag packed and a route mapped to the hospital. The experts at The National Parenting Center want you to be well-informed about delivery methods and different types of labor such as premature labor, false labor, and, of course, the real thing.
How can you get your family to spend more quality time together? The National Parenting Center has tips for strengthening those invisible links within the "family unconscious." They recommend ways to foster family togetherness including telling stories to your child, playing games and other activities, and introducing them to music.