Truth is that children can be and often are by nature aggressive individuals. If you ever watched a room full of kindergartners let loose to play freely with toys with no adult supervision you would witness varying levels of aggressive behavior.
In March of 2012, the Centers for Disease Control estimated that 1 out of every 88 kids will be eventually diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most often, this diagnosis will not come for certain before the age of 3.
Every family is different and every child is unique. We made some bad decisions buying pets that did not match up with the child and we made some very good decisions as well. In my experience it is very important to do a lot of research ahead of time on how the animal will interact with the child and the family.
Many parents agree that it is hard to deny their child of food. They feel guilty, or feel like it will hurt their child if they manage their portions and choices.
Children engage in sneaky and deceitful behavior for a reason. Most obviously, kids will lie or sneak things from parents because they KNOW and are AWARE of the expectations that you have as a parent.
For a lot of families, the number one reason NOT to have a gun in the home is because they also have children in the home. Having a gun obviously leads to the risk of unintentional use that could cause a fatal injury to a family member.
Due to a frenzy of media attention about bullying and violence in schools, many parents are fearful about sending their children to school each day. What few realize is that violent acts and crimes committed on school grounds during school hours have actually been steadily declining since 1994.
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