Articles On Parenting

Information about parenting from Nokomis and The Village

  • “How to help a fearful child” – Q: “My son seems to be afraid of every little thing. Is this normal?” A: It is very normal for children to exhibit fear. But you also don’t want it to take over their lives. Consider the following tips for helping your son deal with his fears…
  • “What do I do when my child throws a tantrum” – Q: What do I do when my child throws a temper tantrum? A: Temper tantrums are common and can begin as early as the age of one year. These skills will help replace temper tantrums in response to certain situations…
  • “How do I get my kids to go to bed?” – Q: How do I get my kids to go to bed? A: It’s all about establishing a routine! A routine will help you have a smooth transition to bedtime. You will develop a regular sleep pattern for your children when you choose a bedtime and be consistent with it…
  • “Helping children cope with grief” – Thirteen-year-old Ashley Nedrebo was sleeping in her room with her dog, Cody, when he starting whining and woke her up. She got up to let him out, and when she opened the door, she saw her mom and sister and several of her aunts all standing in the hallway crying…
  • “How do I teach my child to say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you?'” – As parents and caregivers, it’s important to encourage our children to use good manners. Saying “please” and “thank you” are social courtesies necessary to use throughout one’s lifetime…
  • “Tips on co-parenting after a divorce or separation” – Village Family Service Center counselor Kelly Olson talks about co-parenting after a divorce or separation on “North Dakota Today.”
  • “How can I teach my child to be more assertive?” – Teaching children assertiveness is important so they can learn to respect the needs of themselves and others equally – rather than pushing their wants and needs on others (aggression), or acting as though others’ needs are more important than their own (passiveness)…
  • “14 tips to avoid overindulging children” – Overindulgence can result in an inability to delay gratification, and delayed gratification is an important skill for our children to learn… Adulthood may be a rude awakening if they’ve grown up thinking they should be able to have everything they want.
  • “At what age should my child play outside alone” – The answer to this question depends on so many variables, so I don’t think you can determine an over-all age for when a child should be allowed to play outside alone. Consider the following factors as a guideline when you are deciding when it’s safe to let your child play outside alone:

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