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Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids
19 Mar 2014 at 3:20pm
Demanding, inflexible approach might foster negative response, study suggests
TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study
17 Mar 2014 at 7:15am
Practices that foster weight gain are common among U.S. parents, researchers say
When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter
10 Mar 2014 at 7:15am
Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children
How to Deal with Differing Parenting Styles
20 Feb 2014 at 3:06pm
It's a common plight -- one parent is authoritarian, the other more relaxed. Unless you get your styles in sync, your kids and marriage may suffer....
Parenting Preschoolers: 8 Mistakes Raising 3-5 Year Olds
18 Feb 2014 at 2:29pm
WebMD discusses 8 common mistakes parents make in raising their 3 to 5 year olds, from playtime to whining and much more.
Parenting Mistakes With Grade-Schoolers: Overscheduling, Bullying, Weight, an...
18 Feb 2014 at 2:18pm
Are you guilty of these 7 common parenting mistakes? WebMD explains how to correct things like overscheduling your kids, ignoring weight gain, and ...
Six Ways to Discipline Children -- That Work!
18 Feb 2014 at 1:53pm
Parenting experts offer tips on child discipline with fewer tantrums and tears.
Many Parents of Obese Children Underestimate Their Weight
3 Feb 2014 at 6:15am
And parents of normal-weight kids often think they're too thin, review found
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In the case of humans, it is usually done by the biological parents of the child in question, although governments and society take a role as well. In many cases, orphaned or abandoned children receive parental care from non-parent blood relations. Others may be adopted, raised by foster care, or be placed in an orphanage.
The goals of human parenting are debated. Usually, parental figures provide for a child's physical needs, protect them from harm, and impart in them skills and cultural values until they reach legal adulthood, usually after adolescence. Among non-human species, parenting is usually less lengthy and complicated, though mammals tend to nurture their young extensively. The degree of attention parents invest in their offspring is largely inversely proportional to the number of offspring the average adult in the species produces.
It is an instructional approach to upbringing. Parents explain to their children how to behave, assuming that they taught the rules of behavior as they did the rules of traffic. What you try to teach a child doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll get through to them. For example, a teenager was told "a thousand times" that stealing was wrong yet the teen continued to do so. The problem of parenting, in this case, is not that they tried to teach him/her the right thing, but that they considered parenting as a single, narrow minded method of parenting, without fulfilling the range of parental duties.
Parenting typically utilizes tools of reward and punishment method, but most child development experts now agree that corporal punishment is not an effective behavior modification tool. In some jurisdictions corporal punishment (e.g., spanking or whipping) has been prohibited by law. Many parents have adopted non-physical approaches to child discipline, for example time-out. The other "civilized" forms of discipline behavioral control, structure, accountability, Parental supervision, etc.
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