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What is Parenting?

Parenting is the process of raising and educating a child from birth until adulthood. This is usually done in a child's family by the mother and/or father. Where parents are unable or unwilling to provide this care, it is usually taken on by close relatives, such as older siblings, aunts and uncles, or grandparents. In other cases, children may be cared for by adoptive parents, foster parents, godparents, or in institutions (such as group homes or orphanages).
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Articles Associated with Parenting

All About Children
Parenting is not learned by instinct; it requires many complex skills. Parents have responsibility for the physical, emotional, social, sexual, behavioural, educational, creative and spiritual development of their children. And at the same time they must love them unconditionally. Tony Humphreys recognises the many and varied challenges faced
What Defines A Good Parent?
Someone who is honest, loving, kind, leads by example, thoughtful and disciplines are just a few traits that might describe a good parent. Nearly all parents or parents to be have asked themselves the question, "am I a good parent?" at one point in their life. The
How to Raise the Standard & Change Your Family's Health Culture
With media sources regularly talking about issues related to childhood and adult obesity and other health issues, you understandably may be concerned about the health and well-being of your loved ones. Because the diet and exercise habits of family members are usually similar, you may be able to
The Blended Family – Hopes, Fears, and Tasks
Hope springs eternal, and there’s nowhere that’s more true than a couple taking the leap of faith into a second marriage. To all those who dare to hope that their second marriage (or third, or fourth) will be better than the last, I say congratulations and good luck!
How to get your child the extra help they need in school
Extra help in school. (Applicable mainly to the UK) The British government promised "that a child with special educational needs should have their needs met" (sec. 1.3, SEN Code of Practice, 2001). Even though it's printed for all to see, they won't be able to keep the promise,
3 Common Kid Injuries and How To Help Them
Injuries in childhood are a rite of passage and an unavoidable part of parenting. Knowing how to help your child when an accident happens, and when to seek professional help, isn't always easy. Learn the basics for how to prevent and treat these three common childhood injuries and
How Hostile Bacteria Take Up Unwanted Residence
Some of the worst bacterial infections have learned how to trick and evade the human immune response, allowing themselves to set up shop and wreak havoc to health. Two new studies help explain how problematic bacterial infections work their evil. In the first study, gene arrays were used
ADHD Linked to Early Life Instability & Sleep Problems
A new Canadian study analyzes the sleep habits from children age 1.5 to 5 years looking for an association between sleep problems and the development of ADHD.  The study confirms something I have been pointing out for a number of years - that an unstable family sets the
3 Important Things to Know and Understand before You Start a Family
If you have decided to start trying to have a baby, you may have an idyllic image of what your pregnancy experience will be like. You may also have grand expectations about what your growing family will be like for decades to come. However, there are no guarantees
Pregnancy Cautions: Caffeine, Stress, & Depression.
While a child is developing in the womb major imprints are made on the developing nervous system that may affect brain health, growth, obesity, and future cardiovascular risk. If children are to maximize their genetic potential then good parenting during pregnancy is a must. The British Medical Journal
DO YOU LOVE A NARCISSIST?
    It’s easy to fall in love with narcissists. Their charm, talent, success, beauty, and charisma cast a spell, along with compliments, scintillating conversation, and even apparent interest in you. Perhaps you were embarrassed when your mate cut in front of the line or shuddered at the dismissive way
Teen Sleep Problems Lead to Depression & Drug Abuse
Sleep problems in children and teens have reached a crisis level in America. New science shows that these issues are setting the table for obesity, depression, drug abuse, and future cardiovascular disease. Specific biological pathways have now been defined that explain how sleep problems may lead directly to
ADD/HD and refined sugars: Not such a sweet combination
I recently read an article concerning a study that showed that children are perfectly happy with non-sugary cereal (as a opposed to sugary cereal) when they have options. When I was reading the article, several concerns rose up. First was the fact that when given a choice, kids
Healthy Smiles for the Fam: 4 Tips to Help Kids Keep Their Pearly Whites Clean
Parenting young kids can be a challenge. It can sometimes even be a challenge to get youngsters to be willing to brush their teeth at night. If you want your kids to relish amazing oral health, then you need to promote in-depth dental hygiene practices at all times.
Help! My Child Won't go to School
"How do I get my nine-year-old daughter to school? She seems to have tummy aches or headaches constantly, and misses several days of school each week. Any suggestion that she must go and she screams and cries and seems to be genuinely afraid of going to school. What
Pregnancy Tip and Advice
On the eve of baby’s on the due date, I am unable to sleep. With baby moving in my womb, which occur spontaneously Braxton Hicks contractions and make you helpless, like a beetle on its back waving its legs, and the enormous pressure in pelvis that whisks you
What to expect when dealing with postpartum recovery and care
Pregnancy is a long 9 months, but it doesn’t end there! Postpartum care and recovery really does encompass a lot of things and most are a shock and unexpected. In my case anyway. Before I had my baby, I did my best to be as prepared as I possibly
How to Keep Your Little Ones Safe from Sickness
  Parenting young children can be a major pleasure in life. It’s a job that requires a significant degree of responsibility, too. If you’re a devoted parent, you should make it a goal to keep illnesses far away from your children at all times. You need to concentrate on
Healthcare Providers: 5 Important Professions in the Medical Field
As many move toward this in-demand field, it's important to discover the many career choices that await. Some careers only require a couple months training (CNA/Med Tech), while others require advanced degrees and residencies. Whatever your interests, chances are there is a career in this diverse employment setting.