Teaching Children Not To Be - Or Be - Victims of Bullies
Parents and teachers are sometimes reluctant to intervene in conflicts between young children. They don't want to see children harm or ridicule one another, but they want to encourage children to learn how to work out problems for themselves. In such cases, adults have a responsibility to stop...
Truancy: Helpful Information for Parents
Webster's Dictionary defines a "truant" as "one who shirks duty" or "one who stays out of school without permission"(, p. 1266). In school districts across the country, school administrators and teachers are focusing on decreasing the number of students who are truant from school. The increased... Underage Drinking: A Major Public Health Challenge
By the time they reach the eighth grade, nearly 50 percent of adolescents have had at least one drink, and over 20 percent report having been "drunk" (1). Approximately 20 percent of 8th graders and almost 50 percent of 12th graders have consumed alcohol within the past 30 days (1). Among 12th... Kids and Limits on Materialism
Taken from: Growing Concerns- A childrearing question-and-answer column by Dr. Martha Erickson Question: As our kids head back to school, they are hammering at us to buy them all the latest clothes, shoes and backpacks--way more than any kid needs. I know their need to fit in with their...
Peer pressure: Enemy within the HIV/AIDS fight
FRANCISTOWN: Botswana's latest theatre offering, Ntwakgolo docu-drama is set to take the fight against HIV/AIDS to another level with its educational and empowering themes, with the first episode touching on the detriments of peer pressure. How to Talk to Your Kids about Peer Pressure
It's something nearly every child faces and it can be one of the trickiest conversations for parents The peer pressure problem
A rise in peer pressure is affecting and altering the way teens across America, abroad, and at Renaissance High live life on an everyday basis. Middle-schoolers pressured to smoke
Peer pressure to smoke may be more influential for kids in middle school than for older students, a new study reports.
Visit With Embassy Guatemala City Staff and Their Families
March 9, 2010, 10:48 am
While not directly related to Guatemalan adoption issues, it's of note to mention that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited (and subsequently addressed) the Guatemalan Embassy staff and their families on March 5, 2010, as released on the U.S. Department of State's website .
Citing... The Pros and Cons of Being a Respite Provider
July 8, 2008, 2:53 pm
I have been a respite provider for a few years now. I have had an interesting variety of children come through my home, and for the most part, I have enjoyed doing this. There is only one time that I have returned a child, and that was purely because I sensed potential harm to Hannah.
On the... Biting The Forbidden Fruit
March 31, 2011, 8:48 am
Before Mom left to go to the store she gave me permission to go out and play. She instructed me to stay in front of the house and then added,... "and stay off that skateboard it's very dangerous." I humbly promised I would just to usher her out of the house quicker. Mom telling me to...
Helping Your Child Develop Positive Peer Relationships
Preparing Youth for Peer Pressure Shyness and Entering a New School Sportsmanship Teaching Children Not To Be - Or Be -... Teaching How to Pick Friends and... Teen Courts and Law-Related Education The Problem and Problem Tips for Teachers: Questions to Help...
How Parents and Peers Influence Children's School Success
The power of peer pressure peaks in early adolescence at the same time, unfortunately, that parental involvement in school declines (Steinberg, 1996, p. 142). Peers can positively or negatively affect each other's academic performance.
Why Others Choose Adoption - Children, Love, Meanings, Reasons
There are a number of different reasons why expectant parents choose adoption for their unplanned pregnancy. Some of those reasons include peer pressure, social pressures, financial issues, emotional issues and even lack of support.
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