Parenting

Raising a child is one of the hardest things parents will ever do. No one is born knowing how to do it, and we all want to do the best job we can and raise our children well. Here we’ll talk about everything: choosing a daycare or preschool, how to handle tantrums, the best way to discipline them, rules to set at home, and other things to help you raise your child to be a responsible adult.

When You Talk, You Awaken Your Child’s Brain

When your child hears your voice, you actually awaken your child’s brain. The regions of their brain involved with emotional, social, and face-recognition reactions, as well as those that discriminate what information is relevant, are activated. This reaction only occurs…

Excessive Praise Can Turn Children into Narcissists

There is a big difference between bringing up narcissists and raising children with high self esteem. Research has shown that narcissism is rooted in social interaction, due primarily to excessive praise from parents, and not to a lack of affection.…

Strict Mothers Have More Successful Daughters

Strict mothers tend to have daughters who turn out to me more successful. Discipline is mainly a tool that parents use to increase the possibility of their children reaching their goals and dreams. Those who work hard to meet their…

Your Cell Phone Addiction Hurts Your Child

It’s no secret that adults in today’s society spend too much time looking at their phones. The means of communication seem to have changed, and social media and mobile phones are a priority for many people. This is quite damaging because…

Don’t Be Afraid To Say No To Your Child

Sometimes it is necessary to say no to your children; especially when they want to do something that is not in their best interest. Parents should be on the lookout when their child wants to do something dangerous or harmful…

Listening to Music Helps Your Baby Talk Sooner

Auditory stimulation and language development are directly related. Hearing is a window that allows you to stimulate your baby’s speech development in multiple ways. Listening to music is one of them, helping and encouraging children to learn to identify sounds,…

10 Games that Help Children Control Rage

A small child’s emotions, just as those of an adult, can reach the point of being like a roller coaster where anger and frustration are given free reign. In those moments, parents need to help children learn to control rage.…

5 Must-Read Books for Your Child under Age 6

Reading transforms the mind for the better. Here at You Are Mom we’ll share 5 must-read books for you and your child. Reading with your children from an early age can help them understand the importance of books. They’ll start to…

What are Marshmallow Parents?

There are many different types of parents. We all have our own way of parenting. And since there is no manual for parenting, everyone does what they consider best. We often end up contradicting everything we said we would not do…

Teach Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

Oral hygiene, that is, daily teeth brushing, is essential for your child’s good health. Due to not having baby teeth or being very small, the first molars are more resistant and they can be given less priority.  Mom, dad and…

4 Rules to Teach Your Children to Share

Here are some tips and rules that can help you teach your children to share with others. If they are an only child, raise them as if they had siblings Even though it doesn’t always play out this way, sharing…

Why do children laugh when you call them out?

Many children laugh sometimes when you call them out. But beyond trying to tease their parents, they are trying to avoid conflict. Let’s see what’s really going on. You are trying to correct some of their behavior or get their…

Teach Your Child To Laugh At Themselves

Learning to take a joke, telling good ones, and laughing at yourself are all part of emotional maturity. A good sense of humor helps give children the strength they need to get through the ups and downs of elementary school, as…

5 Keys to Preventing Emotional Illiteracy

Emotional illiteracy is a concept that refers to one’s inability to be moved, to feel comfortable, and to manage and take ownership of emotions. It points to a lack of development in even the most basic emotional skills. In this…