How Often Does Child Sexual Abuse Get Reported?

Not nearly as often as it should. Most child abuse victims never report the crime or get help in coming to grips with this life-changing trauma. They move into adulthood with a broken heart and low self esteem. Much misbehavior and acting out can be traced to an incident which occurred which left the child feeling confused, betrayed and angry. In an attempt to cope with the confusing reality of what has happened to them, many children develop survival skills or behaviors that will help them to cover up what they are really feeling. Families, friends and society sometimes see and judge the problem behavior when it is actually a symptom of the internal pain which has never been addressed. …

Swimming Lessons – Tips on Choosing Your Swimming Instructor

Whether you are looking to hire a swimming instructor for you or your child, it is important you find a legitimate instructor that knows what they are doing. Swimming lessons can provide a student with information and survival skills needed to make it in the water. Here are some tips to choosing an instructor for you or your child. The first thing you need to do is shop around. There are a number of places to look for quality instructors. If you are looking for an instructor for your child, ask friends who have kids if they can recommend someone. This allows you to hear first-hand experience about a particular swimming school and teacher. In addition to asking friends, you …

Disciplining a Child by the Carrot and Stick Approach

Disciplining a child is difficult. Many ways have been suggested. One way to discipline our children is by the carrot and stick approach. "Carrots" are privileges that have to be earned or incentives that will motivate them to do complete their task. These rewards are such as watching television, playing a computer game, or going outside to play with their friends. "Sticks" on the other hand, are punishment or disciplinary actions for work not done or when a child disobeys his or her parents. This punishment does not mean caning the child. It can be carried out in different ways, for instance, a time-out, grounding, or removal of a privilege like watching TV. A time-out works well on older children. …

Helping Your Pre-Schooler With Math-Avoid Learned Mistakes

Now that you are actively working with your preschooler's math and language skills, you are discovering that some learning is easy and almost immediate while other learning is difficult and needs repetition. Sometimes LOTS of repetition! One important thing you need to understand, though, is that "unlearning" a mistake is very difficult and needs to be avoided at all costs. Please understand that I am not saying your child must not make mistakes. In reality, mistakes are a necessary part of learning. What I am referring to is avoiding LEARNED mistakes. It is important that a mistake not be repeated without correction so many times that it becomes learned. Researchers have known for decades that the brain easily learns survival-related …

Use of BERA in Hearing Loss in Infants and Pediatric Age Group

Approximately 1 out of 1000 children are born with complete sensorineural deafness (Klein). When mild hearing loss is included, the incidence rises to 5 in 1000 (Hebi). Hearing deficiency during the period of optimal language development interferes with development of normal speech in the child. Depending on the degree of deafness, an unaided child is left with mild to complete lack of speech and language skills. This in turn affects the social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development of the child, as well as his or her economic potential. Moreover, delayed identification and management of severe to mild degrees of sensorineural deafness impedes the child from normal interaction and survival skills in a hearing-dependent world. BERA is a procedure use to …

Why Should Parents Let Their Teenage Kids Travel With Friends?

More often than not you will come across parents who’re ready to create a protective wall around their kids – never letting the child behave independently. While protecting your child from whatever things you think aren’t necessary, it is also important to make sure that you child becomes a responsible individual. Since adolescence is the right age to teach the child a couple of things, including the importance of being responsible for own things and actions. This is also the age is when being over-protective parents might not be the best thing to do – so let your child tie his own shoes, pack his own bag, do his own homework and talk to his friends – even if that …

Special Skills Your Child Can Master at Summer Camp

Sending your kid to summer camp makes it easy to fill their days with wholesome activities that keep them challenged. While you can bet that your kid will come back a stronger swimmer and singing their favorite campfire songs, they also will have the opportunity to master new skills that they may not have the time or resources to learn at home. As you choose the right summer program for your son or daughter, consider how their preferred activities will teach them valuable lessons they can use long after the summer is over. Practice Outdoors Survival Skills Kids spend the biggest part of their time at camp outside. They are constantly learning how to care for the environment while staying …

Best Tips For Travelling With Children

Traveling with children can be quite a challenge. Whether they are your own or someone else’s, assisting a child’s need for a journey involves far more than taking a CD full of songs and making sudden toilet stops. Here, I would share my hard-won wisdom about how to travel peacefully with children. Take Your Time The greatest thing you can take with you – whether at the airport, getting from one point to the other is extra time. Toddlers love to explore, and they don’t get bothered by the time pressure of travel, so you are more likely to all retain your cool if you reason the stalling, gawping, toilet stops and tantrums within your time frame. Give Them A …

Children’s Summer Camps – Are They Really Good For Our Children?

During the school session, schoolteachers are responsible for enriching your kid’s life through various activities and other mental stimulations. But in the summers this responsibility shifts to parents. Summer camps are good for children as well as for parents, as they allow parents to work freely without being worried about their children. Children summer camps are really good for your children if they provide the following activities for your children. 1) Teens summer camps should provide skill activities, which entertain, teach and prepare students for the rest of their lives. 2) Youth summer camps should cover topics like note taking, reading, writing, relationships and communication, problem solving and creativity, test taking, memory, and more. 3) Unique learning environment with extensive …