There's more to being a father than teaching kids how to ride a bike or throw a baseball. Learn about being stay-at-home-dad, the best ways to parent your kids, and more from our child development experts.
What's Your Parenting Style?|
descriptionLearn about four different parenting styles to see which one fits with your philosophy.
Parenting Style: Authoritarian Parenting
I'm Dr. Ari Brown, and I'm going to explain what it means to be an authoritarian parent. In the 1960s, psychologist Diana Baumrind studied preschoolers and their families, and identified different parenting styles characterized by parents' expectations and responsiveness to their children.should have the power in the household. Authoritarian parents tend to use negative forms of discipline. They will take away privileges for poor behavior or resort to physical forms of punishment like spanking. Authoritarian parents often
Parenting Style: Positive Parenting
Positive, or authoritative, parents value mutual respect and being a good listener.figure out a way to make this work and we'll both be happy ." Positive parents are consistent and fair. They set up rules and boundaries and then they stick to them because they believe that placing appropriate demands on a child fosters independence and self control . Positive parents use non-physical discipline strategies . They turn a child's mistake into a teaching moment where a child learns a logical consequence for his error. They do not
Parenting Style: Attachment Parenting
Attachment parents are nurturing and available to meet their children's needs day and night.to you. Attachment Parenting International has no official position on natural childbirth, home births home schooling, or opposition to circumcision or vaccinations. Some attachment parents prefer a family bed. Because infant bed sharing increases the risks of sudden infant death and sudden unexplained infant death this has been controversial. However, leaders of the attachment parenting movement specifically advised parents that the priority is not where your child
-Hi. I'm Cameron Mathison. You may know me as Ryan Lavery on All My Children or as an alumni in the Dancing With The Stars or as the host of a show, but my most important and favorite role and honestly the role that I'm best at and that is a father to Lucas. I am so outrageously involved as agone through. -[unk]. -I am definitely the fun guy. I'm definitely unlike Disney World . Now, we're making stuff in here later. You know I will transform the living room into the galaxy and have like, you
Husbands To Cook
More and more dads and husbands are sharing duties in the kitchen and whipping up some tasty meals but. What your -- it doesn't know a -- from a can opener can happen when now there is a cookbook just for you -- called. Dad's own cookbook and here tell us all about it is off their box loans alsowith their -- -- you feel more confident it and pretend spot favorite recipes . -- meatloaf. Yemeni. And -- that's one piece of advice real quickly for dad who -- just entering the kitchen. I think you know master your frying pan because that's so much stuff can happen and -- really get a nice cast iron and versatile it goes on top of the -- and India -- and it will serve you welfare. Decade something. -- I
Cool Push Presents
There's a growing post-partum trend: Push presents. See what some dads are giving to new mothers after they go through the birthing process.came upon this artist calling bird and she makes jewelry that incorporates thumb prints of your loved ones. So, what you'll do is you send away for this little thumbprint kit. Put your baby's little tiny
Same Sex Parents
-Dani is a fabulous artist and she's very musically inclined; she can almost pick up anything and play it. Lea plays the piano, she does African drumming. Lea loves to play more than any child I have ever met in my life. All she wants to do is play. -Hi, I'm Judy. -I'm Donna. -And we're together;ultimately went through, which was-- we actually adopted our children through the Foster Care System . Somebody from the agency that we adopted from said to us, when it came time for the adoption, she said 'I assumed
Stay at Home Dads
-My name is Lance Somerfeld, and my son Jake is 15 months old. -My name is Jack Sates. I have a 4-1/2 year old son named Oliver and a 20 month old son named Foxy. -My name is Frank Benavides. My daughter's name is Elizabeth and she is 17 months old. -I'm a stay-at-home dad. -I am a stay-at-homestay-at-home dad. -When my wife was pregnant, we discussed different options for child care and it made the most sense for me to be Jake's primary care giver . -I actually became a stay-at-home dad through the economic downturn. Basically, I was let go from my office and like that, as well as economic factors forced me to be at home, be the one taking care of my daughter. -So, I would like to just say that I'm done working for now, and just take care of the kids and my wife said, "That sounds wonderful. I would love for one of us to be home", and she didn't really wanna do it. So, she was very happy 'cause I wanted to do it. -The most challenging part of being his primary care giver is just time management. -Trying to get things done around his schedule. -Some of the other dads, they don't work. They, basically,probably very much different than a mother who has a kid, a primary care giver of their son. You know, we prepare his meals. Make sure he's rested, getting his naps, getting fed. All the conversations, you know, with me and the dads, probably a little different than the moms. -Yeah, you know, we definitely talk sports and not really about lactation and breast feeding . So, in that respect, it might be a little bit different in the conversations between like a dads group and a moms
What Keeps Parents Up At Night?
-I worry about the usual things of course, her safety. -Their safety. -Safety. -I think safety is one of them. -One of my issues is child's safety. -I have 2 boys and mostly just them wandering off by themselves. -Even when we're outdoors at the park and everything that you know may just disappear,-I think safety is one of them. -One of my issues is child's safety . -I have 2 boys and mostly just them wandering off by themselves. -Even when we're outdoors at the park and everything that you know may just disappear, someone will take him, a stranger danger. -Well, busses are not having seat belts on them. My daughter just recently starts kindergarten. There's no seat belts on the bus. -So, there's always products that existing are not-- that are totally unsafe, having been tested and the only one that will be taken off from the market is that if a kid gets a magnet and he's [unk]. -That huge toy recall from China. I can tell you I probably get rid of 5th set of my kids' toys from all lead paint in