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  1. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - How Can You Help Children Build Inner Strength?

    The single most important thing you can do to help your children is to show that you love them no matter what. Knowing that you are close by and available gives your children a sense of security. Although your children's world is expanding,you remain their primary influence. Always remember that you are a role model. Your children learn by watching you. So be sure that your actions and ...

  2. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - What Barriers Can Affect Inner Strength?

    Research shows that some children are more likely to have problems building inner strength. They may have risk factors, such as being in certain situations, having certain medical conditions, or having certain personalities, that make it harder for them to be resilient. But the more parents understand about these risk factors, the better they will be able to help their children learn how to cope.Internal risk factorsInternal risk factors are part of a child's personality or health history. Examples include:Hyperactivity.Concentration problems.Problems with learning.Serious illness.External risk factorsExternal risk factors are in the family, schools, and community. Examples include:Poverty.Parents with severe marital problems.Remarriage of parents.Moving to a new town.Overcrowded classrooms.High crime rate in the neighborhood.A counselor or therapist can help you and your child learn healthy ways to cope with stress.

  3. Establishing Limits With Your School-Age Child - Topic Overview

    Many children ages 6 to 10,if left to their own devices,would eat pizza 3 times a day,7 days a week,or play video games for hours at a time. That is because they have not developed control over their drives and appetites,which can include cravings for specific foods,toys,and things,as well as for praise and attention. Parents who set limits for their children show them that they love ...

  4. Quick Tips: Helping Your Child Stay Safe and Healthy - Get started

    Raising children is a big job. It can be overwhelming to think about all the things your child needs to learn to stay safe and healthy. In addition to teaching children good eating and activity habits,you can also teach them some basic health and safety habits. Remember that your child learns habits by watching you. If you and the rest of your family follow healthy habits,your child will ...

  5. Helping Your Child Avoid Tobacco, Drugs, and Alcohol - Topic Overview

    The best thing parents can do to help prevent drug and alcohol misuse by their children is to get involved before a drug problem starts. Talk honestly and openly about all kinds of tobacco,drugs,and alcohol as well as other things kids may do to try to get "high." Focus on the positive Discuss ways for your child to make responsible choices,no matter what his or her friends are saying or ...

  6. Self-Esteem, Ages 6 to 10 - Topic Overview

    Every day, children ages 6 to 10 may face new challenges at home with their families and at school with their friends and teachers. At the end of one day, they may feel good about themselves. They have fun with their friends, have done well at school, and are happy at home. The next day, it may all fall apart if even one thing goes wrong. Many things influence children's self-esteem, which is a child's sense of worth and belonging. Such things include a child's nature or innate abilities, and how he or she is nurtured—the child's experience with parents, caregivers, and others. It is normal for self-esteem to rise and fall in cycles, from day to day and even hour to hour, as a child builds and then rebuilds his or her self-concept. Children who feel as though they are not good in at least one thing tend to be emotionally vulnerable.To help strengthen and support healthy self-esteem in your child:Help your child learn how to make and keep friends. Healthy friendships are important,

  7. Recognizing and Developing Your Children's Special Talents - Topic Overview

    To build healthy self-esteem,all children need to feel that they can do at least one thing very well. Many times,however,a child's special talent is overlooked because it's not an area that is recognized at school or elsewhere. Parents can discover their children's special talents by providing varied experiences and opportunities. Then they can help their children by working with them at ...

  8. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Health and Nutrition

    It is easy to get too tired and overwhelmed during the first weeks after childbirth. Take it easy on yourself. Get rest whenever you can,accept help from others,and eat well and drink plenty of fluids. Getting rest Like pregnancy,the newborn period can be a time of excitement,joy,and exhaustion. You may look at your wondrous little baby and feel happy. You may also be overwhelmed by ...

  9. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Newborn Basics

    During your baby's first few weeks,you will spend most of your time feeding,diapering,and comforting your baby. You may feel overwhelmed at times. It is normal to wonder if you know what you're doing,especially if you are first-time parents. Newborn care gets easier with every day. You may get to know what each cry means and be able to figure out what your baby needs and wants. Feeding ...

  10. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Depression: Managing Postpartum Depression Fitness: Staying Active When You Have Young Children ...

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