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Subject: parenting
Category: Family and Home
Asked by: grannyjean-ga
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Posted: 05 Sep 2006 21:47 PDT
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Question ID: 762594
What kind of questions do parents of elementary age kids want
answered? I'm a child/family counselor and want to create the kind of
infoproducts parents want.
Subject: Re: parenting
Answered By: crabcakes-ga on 22 Sep 2006 15:29 PDT
Hello GrannyJean,

  I have compiled numerous sites with lots of material that parents want to know.

Stress, Terrorism, War and Violence:
   ?Before talking to children about war, parents should take time to
think about the issue themselves and consider what it means to their
family. Each family is unique, with its own special history and past
experiences about loss, trauma and war.

Let children know in language they can understand that the decision to
go to war was a difficult and very serious one that took a lot of time
to decide. Explain that war is intended to keep them safe, to prevent
bad things from happening in the future.

Because what we know about the war changes every day, children may
have questions on more than one occasion. Issues may need to be
discussed more than one time. New events may need clarification for
children. Parents should remain flexible and open to new questions and

NYU Child Study Program




Disasters and Stress

Parenting Tips
Some excellent parenting tips from PBS

Helping Your Child

Concerns of kids

Keep Kids Safe

School Safety

Questions parents ask about school

School Bus Safety


Questions for Parents
?This checklist is meant to help you assess child care programs in
their ability to provide your school age child with an environment in
which he or she can thrive. Be sure to get references from parents who
have had a child your child?s age in the program you are considering
for a different point of view.?

ClubMom for School age kids
This site has all kinds of things parents want to know, such as
Activities & Sports
Behavior & Discipline
Family & Relationships
Food & Nutrition
Health & Well-Being
Internet, Games & Media
School & Learning
Social & Emotional Growth


Adjusting to school

School, learning, reading

Homework and Parenting

Study Habits

Rules and Routines

Internet/Video Games

FBI + Kid safety

Wired Safety


   Video Game Safety
?Help your child limit the time he spends playing
Work with your child to prioritise physical activity, homework, and
spending time with friends and family over game playing.
Watch out for negative images of girls and women 
In addition to presenting unrealistic and exposed female bodies, many
games direct violence at female (as well as male) characters. It's
important for your child to hear you speak out against images and
ideas you find objectionable.
Be vigilant about violence

   Avoid games that involve any form of violence or use of physical
force ? they are known to increase aggression in children. Talk to
your child about how real-life violence differs from the violent acts
she may see fantasy characters perform. Steer clear of ?first-person
shooter? games in which your child takes on the identity of a violent

Dramatic Play


Raise a Smart Spender

Parent?s own experiences

?In general, it's not wise to use allowance as a payment for routine
household chores because the purposes of jobs and allowance are so
very different: Parents give allowances so that children can learn to
handle money, albeit a small amount of money. Household jobs, on the
other hand, teach children specific skills, as well as a sense of
responsibility. Paying a child for regular chores takes away the
satisfaction that comes from contributing to the family and doing a
job well.?,1510,5999,00.html

Bullying and Abuse

Information for Parents

Bully Beware

Bullying and Sexual Abuse

Mom?s experiences

Preventing Abuse

Parenting Issues

Sex Education

Children and Divorce

Health and Nutrition

Dental Health

More Dental Health

Child Nutrition

Snacks and Diet

Healthy Food Choices

?Your child's nutrition is important to his overall health. Proper
nutrition, which should include eating three meals a day and two
nutritious snacks, limiting high sugar and high fat foods, eating
fruits, vegetables, lean meats and low fat dairy products, including 3
servings of milk, cheese or yogurt to meet their calcium needs can
also prevent many medical problems, including becoming overweight,
developing weak bones, and developing diabetes. It will also ensure
that your child physically grows to his full potential.?

?The energy requirements of children increase rapidly because they are
growing quickly and becoming more active. They have a high energy
requirement for their size. To achieve this energy intake, foods which
are high in energy (and also rich in nutrients) and eaten as part of
small and frequent meals may be necessary for younger children (e.g.
4-6 year olds), who do not have large enough stomachs to cope with big
Nutrition and Child Development
?School-age children typically exhibit fairly smooth and strong motor
skills. However, they vary widely in coordination (especially
eye-hand), endurance, balance, and physical tolerance.
Fine motor skills may also vary widely and influence a child's ability
to write neatly, dress appropriately, and perform certain chores, such
as making beds or doing dishes.

There will be significant differences in height, weight, and build
among children of this age range. It is important to remember that
genetic background, as well as nutrition and exercise, may influence

Growth and Development
?Who are school age children? School age children are 6 to 12 years
old. Your child spends a lot of time at school developing new
relationships with children the same age and with adults. During these
years, your child's intelligence (ability to learn and understand new
ideas) will grow very fast. He will also develop new emotions and new
ways to express them. Your child develops a sense of identity (knowing
himself) separate from you as he moves through the middle childhood
years. But, your child still needs you to help build his positive
self-esteem (how he feels about himself). As you help him feel better
about himself, he will become more confident and independent.?

Child Development

Bedtime and Sleep

Sleep Needs


Good Sleep Habits



Behavior Problems

I sure hope you find these resource useful in writing your own info
product! If anything is not clear, please request an Answer
Clarification and allow me to respond, before you rate.

Regards, Crabcakes

Search Terms

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internet safety + school age children
allowances + school age children
health + school age children
preventing sex abuse + talking to school age
bedtime routine + school age children
nutrition  + school age children
Behavior problems _ school age children
Subject: Re: parenting
From: bmwf1-ga on 06 Sep 2006 00:27 PDT
Try to check this site:
Subject: Re: parenting
From: myoarin-ga on 06 Sep 2006 04:00 PDT
I expect that parents will have questions about the whole spectrum of
child development from health to learning problems and puperty, PLUS
questions about dealing with teachers/the school system and
inter-family situations of all types.

If the parents don't ask the latter questions, I think a counselor
should, since the kids' "problems;" as described by a parent, may be
just the symptoms the parent sees  - or is willing to see and express.
Subject: Re: parenting
From: colleenzaqueen-ga on 06 Sep 2006 06:55 PDT
This is my first answer to any question on here.. so I hope I do this right.

My answer is, I would like to know what is normal behavior for a
six-year-old boy.  When company comes over, he is overly-excited and
literally bounces off the walls and acts silly.  He gets angry very
easily, and grits his teeth and tries to pull his hair out.

My family says he is just acting like a boy- but since I have never
had a boy this age before, I dont know if they are right!

My older sons behavior is rubbing off on my two year old.  The baby
mocks everything Joey does, and I don't want two of them!!
Subject: Re: parenting
From: rockgjmom-ga on 07 Nov 2006 07:29 PST
check out Families Online Magazine. has lots of great tips for  better
parenting from many experts http;//

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