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How To Help Your Child Cope With Bullies

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According to the BullyingUK website more than half of all children are involved in bullying – as targets, perpetrators, or witnesses. Still the fact remains that no parent likes to think of his or her child being bullied, or worse, being a bully. With these statistics, though, there is a good chance you will have to deal with bullying at some point.

You do not have to be a child psychology expert to deal with bullying. Nor do you have to a martial arts practitioner. You just need to improve your negotiating skills in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child. You can defuse the bully and watch your child enjoy school and everyday activities without fear if you follow the strategies below.

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8 Reasons To Get Your Child A Pet

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 Caring for a pet is a special part of every childhood and contributes to developing a child’s positive behavior while creating lifelong memories. The opportunity to nurture another living being and the excitement of having it become a best friend is, in a way, a childhood rite of passage.

You probably already know that having a pet will both entertain your child and give the whole family the warm fuzzies, but there are other more profound benefits to raising children around animals.

The connection between animals and child development has been the subject of numerous studies, which showed that the interaction with the family pet fosters a child’s social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development.

You must be here because you are wondering whether you should get your child a pet, so here are a few benefits of raising children with pets:

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Gluten-Free And Dairy-Free Diets For Kids

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 If your baby is colicky, try putting them on a gluten-free diet. Many children allergic to wheat and dairy can have a hard time finding something to eat, and they can have reactions to even the most delicious snacks. It is important to understand your baby’s food allergies when nursing and cooking so you can make sure they are getting the nutrients they need without adding unnecessary stress to their digestive systems. These tips for gluten-free and dairy-free diets for kids will help you stay on top of children’s latest health trends.

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What NOT to say to kids

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Sometimes it seems like our kids were born to test our patience. They push the limits, creating new ones we never knew existed, and sometimes it is very tempting to snap, criticize, bribe or threaten, just to get them to behave in the way we want.

But as parents, we have to realize that some things we say have a lasting impact. It may seem innocuous, but our words can seriously affect a child’s self-esteem, confidence and how they approach problems in the future.

So, what are some things you should not say to your kids? Read on to find out.

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Scheduled Activities vs Free Play: Which is better for your child?

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Nowadays, with the wide availability of extra-curricular activities, it is very tempting for parents to fill their children’s time with activities. Piano, painting, playgroups, tennis, football, there are just so many things to do and most parents won’t want their kids to miss out on the benefits.

However, there is also a tendency and even pressure for parents nowadays to structure and schedule their kids time, filling every waking moment with one adult-supervised activity or another. While organized activities definitely have many benefits, you may notice that kids tend to get a bit irritable, stressed or burned out when they are over-scheduled.

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