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Yearly Archives: 2016

Compliant or Defiant Child

Children's personalities can be broadly categorised as compliant or defiant. While these labels may help parents understand their child's behaviour, it's crucial not to let them influence our interactions with our children. Recognising each child's unique talents and temperament can help us nurture their development without bias.

Mother Teresa: Love and Family

Mother Teresa, a global icon of love and peace, believed that the key to world peace lies in loving one's family. Her wisdom and deep-seated passion for all human beings inspire parents striving to raise compassionate children. By teaching love at home, we can create a kinder world.

Parent-Child Kiss, Why Can’t I?

The parent-child kiss on the lips has sparked debate, with celebrities like Victoria Beckham and The Game facing criticism for showing affection to their children. While some view it as inappropriate, others argue it's a natural expression of love. Ultimately, it's a personal choice that shouldn't be subject to public scrutiny.

Pushy Parents: Time for a Title Rethink?

The term "pushy parent" is often used to describe parents who want the best for their children, but is it time to rethink this label? By examining the stories of successful athletes and parents who nurture their children's talents, we can gain a new perspective on the fine line between support and pushiness.

Sleep Outside: Sova Ute

Sleeping outside in sub-zero temperatures may seem unusual, but it's a common practice in Scandinavian countries. Parents who engage in this custom, "Sova Ute," report that their babies sleep better and longer in the cold. While it may be shocking at first, the benefits of outdoor napping are worth considering.

Baby Sleep: Sub-Zero Temperatures Sleep

In Nordic countries, it is common for parents to let their babies sleep outdoors in sub-zero temperatures. While this practice may seem unusual, parents report that their babies sleep longer and appear healthier from the fresh air. However, precautions must be taken to ensure the baby is dressed appropriately and protected from extreme cold.

Graduate Earnings – Based on Gender, Parental Wealth, University, Subject, and Social Background

A study found that graduate earnings are significantly influenced by gender, parental wealth, university attended, subject studied, and social background. While passion and creativity should guide a child's choices, the report highlights the importance of considering potential earnings when deciding about higher education and future prospects.

A Child’s Calling: Multiple Intelligences, not Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

Society often measures one's ability by one's Intelligence Quotient (IQ). However, Multiple Intelligences theory suggests that there are different types of intelligence beyond just IQ. Understanding these Multiple Intelligences can help parents identify their child's unique strengths and learning styles, enabling them to support their child's true calling in life.

A Child’s Calling: Signature Strengths

Allowing nature to develop our kids is difficult for many parents. A child's calling lies in identifying their signature strengths, with the child leading, not the parent. Signature strengths are character strengths that are essential to who we are, and they are energy-building. Identifying these strengths helps children grow, create, and find passion.

Welcome to ND

Welcome to Nursing Daddy! This engaging video showcases what ND is all about, outlining his capabilities and passion for sharing parenting experiences. In under a minute, you'll discover why ND's blog is a must-visit for parents seeking inspiration and guidance. Enjoy the video, and be sure to come back for more!

Rear Facing Child Restraint Car Seat Should Be The Only Choice

Rear-facing child restraint car seats should be the only choice for parents until their children move into booster seats around 4 years old. Despite the overwhelming evidence supporting using rear-facing seats, many parents must be aware of their superior safety benefits. Discover why rear-facing seats are the best option.

Forward Facing vs Rear Facing Child Restraint Car Seat: All You Need to Know

Choosing between a forward-facing or rear-facing child restraint car seat can be daunting. This comprehensive guide explores both types' regulations, benefits, challenges, and the science behind rear-facing seats. Discover why rear-facing seats are considered safer and how they protect children in a collision.

Force Distribution in a Frontal Accident for Forward and Rear Facing Child Seats

In high-speed frontal collisions, children in forward-facing seats are thrown forcefully until restrained by the harness. Rear-facing seats spread the deceleration load across the shell, minimising head and neck concentration and reducing serious injury risk. This image is linked to the full forward vs. rear-facing child seat article.

Children Are Not Small Adults: Injury Prevention using Rear Facing Child Seats

Pioneering work by Burdia and his team in 1969 coined the term 'children are not small adults', identifying underdeveloped areas in children's bodies. This research laid the foundation for understanding the importance of rear-facing child seats in preventing injuries.

Forward and Rear Facing Child Seat with Head Protection

The protective qualities of forward and rear-facing child seats can be compared to a parent cradling a child's head. In an accident, a child's head in a rear-facing seat moves into the parent's hand, providing crucial cushioning. In contrast, the head moves away from protection in a forward-facing seat.

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