Dealing with Peer Pressure

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Peer pressure is a problem that we can’t ignore because children go into their world and they suffer from those issues with peers.  The thing about peer pressure that we need to discuss and evaluate is that sometimes when we have issues of peer pressure, we don’t necessarily look at the whole picture.  We only look at how it affects your child.  You have to look at that dynamic; the relationship with children and your own children.

 

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How Much Is Too Much TV?

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How much is too much TV for your child? Well, if you think your child is watching too much TV, then it probably is too much. That’s one good way to tell. Secondly, are you using the television as a babysitter? Is the TV something which is on all the time, even when nothing else is going on? It’s kind of a background noise. What is on the television? Is it adult programming? Is it Dr. Phil? Is it news? Or are we talking about child appropriate shows? These are things you need to be aware of. You can’t trust the networks like you once did. They put virtually anything on the air.

 

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Alcohol Education for Younger Children

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There is a report from the University of Pittsburgh which suggested that students should be exposed to knowledge of the dangers of alcohol as early as fourth grade. There are several reasons for this. First, kids watch TV and ads marketing alcohol. Those ads are more prominent than ever. Then there is the information from a review of state and national surveys which found that among typical fourth-graders, 10% had already had more than a sip of alcohol and 7% had a drink in the past year. The percent of children who have used alcohol increases with age and doubles between 4th and 6th grades.

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Childhood Obesity and Diabetes Rates

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Diabetes is becoming a huge health issue in this country and the biggest reason is because of the problem of childhood obesity. Young children are more overweight, and as a result, diabetes is going to occur more commonly in them, and the problems associated with diabetes, at younger ages, and that is a key concern. One of the big issues we have is that people will have heart disease, obesity, and other related problems, including kidney problems, at earlier ages. It’s critical that we look into it and make changes.

 

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Children in Auto Accidents

Children in Auto Accidents

If you have been involved in auto accidents with the kids, even a minor accident, you want to hear the results of this study. According to doctors at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, children involved in motor vehicle crashes may show signs of Acute Stress Disorder, even if they experienced only minor cuts and scratches. The study has far reaching implications. Each year, more than 1.5 million children in the United States are involved in accidents. According to the researchers, almost 25, that’s one out of four children hospitalized with injuries, as well as their parents, are known to experience Acute Stress Disorder, or ASD syndrome; such as re-experiencing the trauma through intrusive thoughts or images and sleep difficulties. Children most likely to exhibit such symptoms were those injured in the crash and those that received medical care.

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Kids Cheating at School or Sports

Kids Cheating at School or Sports

It is a problem that’s occurred for years. Children do tend to cheat on occasion. We try to give them the proper signs so that there’s not that much pressure on them in school, and also to teach them that when they’re in school or in a sports setting, they should play by the rules. If you come across a child that’s cheating, you need to explain to them why it’s occurring. There has to be some sort of discipline or punishment associated with it so it doesn’t happen again; because that type of behavior in a larger setting in human life can become a greater problem.

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Relax About Potty Training

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It is a cause of major concern for many parents. Potty training. They’re wondering, ‘Will my child really be able to use the toilet like other children?’ Calm down, your child will learn to use the bathroom. But many people are so fearful that it won’t happen at the pace they want it to or in the style they want it to. The bottom line is you have to be calm and realize that these are things that will occur at an appropriate level. If you want to talk to your doctor about counseling, you can, but children, in their own due time, all go to the potty.

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