Among different types of parenting styles, hyper-parenting has become a bigger trend in the past few years as life in general has become more competitive. According to Exploring Your Mind, hyper-parenting is the result of an educational model that is mainly seen in affluent societies. The article says that the trend emerged in the United States, where competitiveness prevails. Parents in the US feel strong pressure to make sure their children are successful in life, so strong that some parents go so far as to reserve a spot in an elite preschool even before the child is born, and just a little later on start to secure a place in an Ivy League university. Kompas.com quotes Dr. Alvin Rosenfeld, who graduated from Cornell University and Harvard University medical school, who says that hyper-parenting keeps children away from the fun things in life. This type of parent often worries about their child’s life when there is actually nothing to worry about. Meanwhile, Dr. Terri Apter, a … [Read more...] about Six negative effects of hyper-parenting
How parenting styles affect child development
caption Parents of successful children have high expectations and value effort over avoiding failure. source Clive Rose/Getty Images There isn’t a set recipe for how to raise a successful child. However, research points to several factors that could help. Some of those factors might be totally out of your control: research has shown that being wealthier and a college graduate are two big influencers of your children’s success. Most parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to live successful lives as adults. And while there isn’t a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success. Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Keep reading to take a look at what parents of successful kids have in common. Drake Baer contributed to a previous version of this article. They make their kids do chores source … [Read more...] about Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common
source nd3000/Shutterstock The past impacts our present every day, whether it’s in how we approach certain situations, or how we emotionally react to what people say. In romantic relationships, people can sometimes repeat behaviours to make up for the falls of their previous ones. In psychology this is called repetition compulsion, and it essentially means you’re trying to fix the past by pursuing similar situations or people who once hurt you. There are several signs that you haven’t let go of the past, and these can manifest in how you behave with your current partner. Often, these patterns can start incredibly early with the relationships you had with your parents growing up. “Our childhood experiences with our parents and our teachers and our friends really do have a pretty big impact on how we operate both personally and professionally in early adulthood,” Jennifer B. Rhodes, a psychologist, dating coach, and … [Read more...] about 11 signs your old relationships are affecting your current one
By Amy Dempsey Feature Writer Fri., May 11, 2018 Seven minutes. It’s the time it takes to grab a coffee and find a park bench, or pause to catch up with a neighbour, or pay a lunch tab and head out into a sunny day. In seven minutes on April 23, a man driving a rented cargo van struck more than two dozen pedestrians on a north Toronto sidewalk, and left everyone asking why. That one broken human could destroy so many lives is a difficult thing to accept. As Toronto struggles to make sense of what happened, the killer’s motive has been the subject of much speculation. In the weeks since the Toronto van attack, Alek Minassian, the 25-year-old man now facing 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder, has been cast as a symbol of toxic masculinity, a “disturbed individual attempting to exorcize private demons” and a “random loon.” Was Minassian a true believer in the misogynist incel movement referenced in a screed … [Read more...] about ‘I was like, how did he get a van?’ Inside the life of Alek Minassian, the Toronto van rampage suspect no one thought capable of murder
By Casey Seidenberg The Washington Post Tues., April 3, 2018 Yes, feeding children can be challenging. They can be picky eaters. They may start rejecting foods they once loved or feel too afraid to try new ones. They may refuse vegetables and insist that ketchup tops everything. All these behaviours are normal, yet as parents, there are right ways and wrong ways to respond. We can help our kids push through these periods with healthy habits intact, or we can lead them toward overeating, emotional eating or picky eating through the way we handle food. I spoke with Dina Rose, a sociologist, parent educator and author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating, about creating and nurturing healthy relationships with food. Rose explained to me that “when parents are really heavily focused on their kids such as ‘how can I get my kid to eat this’ or on the food such as ‘what can I cook that … [Read more...] about Parental feeding styles can have consequences for kids, which type is yours?