Proactive Parenting Blog

The tools and advice you need, taken from the latest research and scientific literature, to help you feel confident and in control as you raise your children.

Feel confident and in control

Ouch! Helpful hints to manage summer’s insect bites

As the days grow long and warm, our families begin enjoying all the beauty of nature. Summer is a time full of outdoor activities such as...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 7 of June, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

Why fathers are important during the first year of life

There are so many changes that happen after the birth of a baby. Parents often feel overwhelmed with the beauty of their child and with all of the care n...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 17 of May, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

Cyberbullying 101: A parent’s guide

Our children are growing up in the midst of a fully digital life. There are few areas that are not influenced by the Internet. Even something as human as social interaction has...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 3 of May, 2018
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Why is teen pregnancy still happening? What parents need to kn...

By understand common developmental themes related to sexuality and reproduction throughout adolescence, parents will be able to adjus...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 19 of April, 2018
Limits and discipline

The importance of avoiding spanking as a child discipline method

Why physical discipline, such as spanking or slapping, is not advisable Specifically, spanking remains associated with increased odds of adult mental and behavioral health impairments inc...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 15 of March, 2018
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Every word you say builds your child’s brain: The importance o...

Talking to your baby can have lifelong benefits All parents know the intense joy of seeing their infant examining their face while they coo and cha...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 15 of February, 2018
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New recommendations for babies, children and teens: How much s...

Technology and digital media are transforming children’s lives Our lives have been transformed by the digital media, wireless internet access, and the vast amount of information available on the ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 18 of January, 2018
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How to really get your baby to sleep through the night: A no n...

There is a safe and effective way to teach your baby to sleep through the night Frequent infant night waking can be detrimental to a family. First, parents become exhausted wi...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 4 of January, 2018
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Skip the bells and whistles; traditional toys are best for bab...

The best toys for the baby are the traditional ones, without a doubt. A baby’s development is centered on increasing strength and coordination, improving memory, and evolving verbal communication (...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 7 of December, 2017
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Does swaddling increase the risk of SIDS in infants?

What does swaddling mean? Swaddling is the snug wrapping of a blanket around an infant to reduce or minimize the movements of the arms a...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of November, 2017
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