Lead Your Children to Good Health and High Character

How will you raise your child? Your approach to parenting will be influenced by many factors, including how you were raised, how your acquaintances raise their children, and the importance you place on parenting. Your personality and that of your child will also shape your parenting style. Some children are compliant and “easy,” others are more defiant and require more effort to train. Like any endeavor, the more effort you invest, the greater the reward.

Parenting is a high calling which, unlike most endeavors in life, has significant, long-lasting effects upon the life of a child and even upon those touched by that child throughout his or her life. Parents must not be mere observers of their child, but active participants in all aspects of his or her life. Optimal child-rearing requires a willingness and commitment from the parent to lead the child to competence and character. This means that, as much as possible, parents should assume the primary care of their child, not expecting others to do this job for them, such as relatives, babysitters, and daycare, school, or government after-school programs.

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) has developed this parenting section to encourage and equip parents to assume the role that is rightly theirs.

Authoritative Parenting - There is no shortage of parenting manuals available today, but few are backed by research or evidence of success. The advice promoted in this section is based upon a time-tested, research-proven approach.

Lead Your Child to Good Health - Parents should lead their children, not merely provide or facilitate for them. Here are primary areas in which parents should lead.

Parenting Books - This reading material has been selected to assist parents in the care of their children and adolescents.

Movies and Media - These resources have been selected to assist parents in discerning the content and usage of digital media.

Family Cycle - The Family unit is fundamental to the success or failure of child rearing. The ACPeds has developed this resource to demonstrate the importance of every aspect of childrearing and the perpetuating effects of the process.

Blog Posts
The Impact of Maternal Marijuana Use On the Fetal Brain
December 7th, 2020
The Benefits of an Attitude of Gratitude – Especially During Difficult Times
November 25th, 2020
ACPeds Celebrates Fathers!
June 21st, 2020
Growing Independence in Your Child
March 30th, 2020
The Balance of Yes’s and No’s
March 23rd, 2020
How To Build Parent to Child Relationships
March 9th, 2020
How Parents Can Strengthen Sibling Bonds
March 2nd, 2020
How to Increase Your Child's Language Development
February 10th, 2020
The Need for Children to Play Alone
January 27th, 2020
How Chores Can Strengthen Family Relationships
January 20th, 2020
The Birth of a Sibling
January 13th, 2020
Sleep: How Critical It Is for Your Child
January 6th, 2020
The Video Deficit Effect: What Is It?
December 9th, 2019
Loving by Leading: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
November 25th, 2019
Loving By Leading: The Nature of a Child
November 11th, 2019
Loving By Leading: Why Some Parents Are Hesitant to Lead
November 4th, 2019
Loving by Leading: Why Should Parents Lead?
October 28th, 2019
Loving by Leading: Your Child’s Conscience
October 18th, 2019
Loving by Leading: 4 Commitments Needed with Parenting
October 14th, 2019
A Case for Authoritative Parenting
October 7th, 2019
Children and Screen Time
September 30th, 2019
When Extracurricular Activities Stop Being Beneficial
August 19th, 2019
How to Talk to Kids About Visiting the Doctor
July 8th, 2019
Answering Your Child’s Questions About Sex
July 1st, 2019
Why Breastfeeding is Best and Should be Encouraged by Society
June 24th, 2019
Communicating Confidence
June 10th, 2019
Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact During Infancy
June 3rd, 2019
Why We Shouldn’t Yell at Our Children and How to Stop
May 20th, 2019
How to Raise Grateful Children
May 13th, 2019
Don’t Let the Media Control Teaching Your Children
May 8th, 2019
Children’s Mental Health
April 22nd, 2019
Teaching Children To Wash Their Hands
April 15th, 2019
The Importance of Motherhood
March 25th, 2019

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