Tiaras for Little Girls

Do you have a little girl who has the honor of being a flower girl at a wedding? If this is a case it means that she might have to wear a tiara. There might be other reasons why she might need to wear a tiara as well. For instance, many children that model in beauty pageants need to wear not one but several tiaras.

Believe it or not, they make tiaras for children as young as one year old. However a tiara that is made out of crystals, pearls or jewels can actually hurt a baby's head. For the most part a tiara goes best on the head of a kid that has a lush full head of hair and on kids that can wear their hair stacked up on top of their head in a bun style. Without this in place the child's tiara can fall off his or her head.

You do not need to go to a specialty store to buy a tiara for a child. Many bridal and tiara specialty places sell them for children. Furthermore most tiaras can be adjusted to fit any head-size including a child's. Usually all it takes is bringing your kid to the tiara store so she can try one on to see if it fits. If you are ordering it online measure your child's head to make sure that it is not going to be so big that it falls off of her skull.
Tiaras for little flower girls can be the sweetest little pieces of hair jewelry you have ever seen in your life. Many have a heart shape design in the center that fans out on the sides and are constructed of pearls and rhinestones. Usually a much larger diamond or pearl dangles in the center of the tiara.

You can get tall pointed styles that look like crowns or you can get flatter shapes that are more like headbands and a bit gentler on the head. You can also get them with centers that are in the shape of monograms or the first letter of your child's name in the center. Common tiaras that are replicated are the Princess Grace, Shirley Temple, America Pageant, Princess Diaries, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Kate and Princess Diana.

One fun thing to do is throw a tiara party for all of the princesses in your neighborhood. There is nothing that little princesses love more than wearing their delightful crowns.

Does Your Kid Have Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Are you the parent of a difficult contrary child who is a bully? Oppositional Defiant Disorder or ODD s the diagnosis often given when a child displays an ongoing pattern of noncompliant, aggressive and defiant behavior toward teachers, parents or any authority figure. In short it means your child is a compulsive bully!

Kids with ODD display a hostility and contrariness goes beyond the bounds of normal childhood behavior. Children who have this disorder appear disobedient and angry, even exasperated over very minor or simple requests. Common behaviors include relentless fits of anger, temper tantrums and angry outbursts, and contempt for authority. Some children with ODD will even become violent with their parents. Mothers who have children diagnosed as ODD report that more often than not, requests are met with arguments that go on forever. Whenever bad things happen, everyone else is too blame. Physical fighting is common among children with ODD and their siblings. Nothing is ever fair, and children with ODD are often jealous, resentful and seek active revenge against other children who are somehow showing them up. For instance, the brother who beats up a sister may be doing it because she got an A and he got an A minus. In fact, a kid with this disorder needs very little motivation to become angry, hen pecking and incredibly violent.

In order for a child to meet the criteria for an official diagnoses ODD the child's behaviors must cause significant stress and difficulty for the family academic progress must be stalled. The oppositional behaviors must persist for an extended period of time, at least six months. In this case the doctor will look at all the factors and often prescribe medications that sadly, may or may not improve the situation.

Although there is no single cause for ODD, doctors suggest that a mix of genetic and environmental factors can cause the behavior . Developmental delays, natural temperament and unbalanced brain chemicals are often at fault. Abuse, neglect and overly harsh discipline can also create a child that is predisposed to ODD.

The most successful treatment for ODD has been behavioral therapy for the family. That's right. The family. That is because the family is often rewarding these negative behaviors. Group workshops with the kid and the family are often successful at allaying the problem as well. Often behavioral modification is more successful than other ways when it comes to solving these problems.