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7 Ways Busy Families Can Volunteer


Volunteering together is a fantastic way to spend time as a family. Volunteering--teaches kindness, compassion and respect.

Minimizing Homework Hassles


John Bishop's Goal Setting for Students.comParents - Minimize Homework Hassles?It's 6:30 at night and you just got home from a long day at work, but the day's not over yet.

Are You Frustrated With Public Schools?


Join a growing number of parents and teachers!Fact: Last year, our nation spent over $382 Billion on education. Over 99% was spent on developing "learning environments" - buildings, books, science labs, teachers, sports programs, etc.

Legacy to Your Children


John Bishop's Goal Setting for Students.comLegacy to Your ChildrenIt's 6:30 at night and you just got home from a long day at work, but the day's not over yet.

The Safest Stuffed Toys for the Kids on your Gift List


Although it's hard to say when the first stuffed dogs appeared, I would guess that it was soon after dogs were domesticated. We do know that as long as there have been children, there have been dolls, rattles, miniature weapons, and hand-made animals.

Grandparents! Help Your Grandkids Do Math!


This may come as a surprise.But despite all the advances in education, many kids stillstruggle in the math class.

5 Ways To Help Your Kids Do Math


Uh oh.Your kids arrive home with their school reports and it'spoor marks from the math department.

Assume Personal Responsibility? Who, Me?


As thinking, acting human beings we have the ability to choose our response to events, people and circumstances. We do not become responsible when we mature; we mature when we become responsible.

Childs Play: Treating The Insanity of the Mental Health System


In today's mental health system there is a pattern of fraud and coercion that takes way the freedoms and dignity of children and their families. Children are receiving stigmatizing labels and being prescribed psychotropic drugs with many untoward effects.

Entering Their Imaginative World


In dealing with children with autism spectrum disorders, its all about relationship. These children are within a realm where they feel and respond much differently than others.

Raising Teenagers? Stay C.A.L.M.


Parents of teenagers frequently ask what can be done to improve their relationship with their kids. This can be a challenging time, and a time when parents sometimes feel rejected, out of touch, and unclear about what to do.

ZERO Tolerance: How Firm the Line?


A friend phoned her neighbor, complaining about the wafts of marijuana smoke that circled up and into to her kitchen window from the neighbor's driveway during the warm summer nights. The neighbor's teenagers and their friends were smoking out in the driveway.

Teenagers and Stress: What Parents Can Do to Help


More and more parents are expressing their concerns about how to support their teenagers who are complaining about the stress in their lives.What parents may not realize, is that what they do every day by providing healthy food, support, and a comforting home, provides the very stress-antidotes their teens need.

Tips for Parents of Teenagers: Dont Just Survive - Thrive!


What makes parenting so challenging at times? One widespread research study reports that feeling "unprepared" tops the list for many parents' causes of dissatisfaction. And parents of teenagers, in particular, may feel this acutely as so many changes converge at once: adolescents are changing in every conceivable way while they often push parents away in their search for individuality.

Parents of Teens: Do You Ever Ask WHY is she so MEAN to me?


Do you ever wonder what is behind the occasional nasty attitudes expressed by your teenager? Teenagers can make their parents feel pretty badly at times; if they only knew how much their words and actions sometimes hurt us they'd probably stop. Perhaps.

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04/17/2018 11:37 AM
The "Important Things" Really Aren't Important
That moment when you realize that spending time playing a game with your child is more important than anything else; sometimes you have to put yourself second. Childhood is a fleeting moment in time that has be taken advantage of.
04/16/2018 08:04 AM
Bonding With Your Baby: Why Is It Not Always Instant?
There are moments when an infant instantly bonds with his/her parents. And there are times when bonding becomes tough. According to a study that was published in 2014, sometimes there's a chance of every one in four children not bonding with their parents at all. This is undesirable both for parents and their little one.
04/12/2018 10:01 AM
10 Good Habits to Inculcate in Children
It is not possible to always be with your child and take care of him. The mentioned healthy habits for kids will make him competent to take care of himself all his life. Guide him step by step from his early childhood to practice these good habits for a healthy body and a happy mind.
04/09/2018 10:10 AM
Teenagers and Mount St Helens
Fourteen-year-old Avonna walks into the kitchen with her backpack in hand. Not saying a word, she walks with determination toward the door. Her Mom turns from the sink, looks at her and asks, "Are you going somewhere?
04/04/2018 09:38 AM
Top Baby Essentials Every Mother Should Have
When you are expecting, it can be difficult to predict exactly what you will need once your baby arrives. Shopping for a baby can be quite overwhelming because there is a lot of attractive baby equipment out there and you are tempted to just get everything.
03/31/2018 08:24 PM
America Doesn't Have A Mental Health Problem
In light of the recent school shootings and the continuous effort by the hard left to abolish our right to defend ourselves, the next mantra is that America has a Mental health problem and that issue is at the heart of our country's ills. I won't disagree with that statement, there are many individuals who do have mental health issues brought on by a variety of reasons and there needs to be facilities and professional care available to help these individuals. But there is a larger problem. Many of our young have not been taught to cope with the problems that inadvertently come into our lives. Life is what life is, and into every life some rain must fall. We cannot avoid this, regardless of how we prepare.
03/15/2018 08:20 AM
When Separation Anxiety Kicks in Post the Baby's Birth
It is heartbreaking to see the tears rolling down the cheeks of your baby when leaving her at preschool or to your babysitter. The scene repeats every day, and it wrecks heavily upon your emotional well- being as well as your baby's.
03/06/2018 08:07 AM
My Epic Diaper Failure
Everybody poops. But babies have a special power, I guess. Well, that's the only thing that they can do, apart from eating of course, and we all did the same when we were babies too.
03/06/2018 08:07 AM
Play: Why Is It Important?
Children are like clay. At the young tender age, they tend to mould themselves based on their interaction with the world around them, just as a lump of clay does.
03/05/2018 09:54 AM
A List of the Baby Care Products for Happy Parenting
When searching the creative toys and baby carriers or slings to care your baby, it recommends looking for the options just introduced to the modern market. There are so many baby care options introduced to keep your baby healthy, engaged and comfortable.
02/26/2018 10:59 AM
Baby Bottle Feeding Advice and Guideline
Congratulations. You are new MOM and need to know how to feed a newborn baby guideline and tips. Follow the advice and feed your baby nicely.
02/23/2018 03:31 PM
Whether to Give Your Baby Vitamins
Parents know that the growing years of a baby has its own challenges. Everyone wants the child to grow healthy, strong and fit. And when it comes to the food and vitamins intake of your baby, you'll probably get to hear varying views from everyone you encounter.
02/16/2018 02:22 PM
Things I Consider Inevitable As a Parent in 2018
1. I don't put much stock in New Year's resolutions, but I do see January as a month for new starts. The new year is filled with new opportunities and challenges.
01/24/2018 02:19 PM
How to Get Your Child to Read More
How do I get my daughter to read more?' The mother sitting across from me is not the first parent to ask me this question. In fact I would go so far as to say that as a tutor, it is one of the most common questions asked by parents looking to boost their child into the next grade level or help them achieve that extra 10% or get them into the best grammar school.
01/24/2018 08:43 AM
How Parental Involvement Affects Student Achievement
Parental involvement is often seen as a cornerstone of a child's education. It can make a considerable difference to your child's school life, both in academic success and in general enjoyment at school.
01/18/2018 02:20 PM
A Daughter's Love
This letter is to all the "daddies" out there who strive to show up for their families every day. We are looking forward to seeing you show up.
01/15/2018 04:04 PM
4 Ways to Raise Optimistic Children
It's easy to get sucked into negativity these days, but you don't have to. Raise your children to be optimistic by teaching them how to look on the bright side of things, because positive children are happier in life and more well-adjusted.
01/13/2018 09:39 AM
Why Are So Many Teenagers Getting Depressed?
Why is teen depression and suicide is escalating? Anti-depressants might help, but not always. What can parents do?
01/12/2018 10:22 AM
Are You Shouting at Your Kids? Know What It Does To Them
Most parents resort to shouting at their children when they don't seem to listen. But what does it do to them? Read what the Psychologist say on how to handle Kids without actually shouting at them. Let's just agree, no one likes yelling. It could seem like the right thing to do for your kid at that time, but it'll always make you feel bad later. Also, it does not seem to work on the children, too. They'll be back at what made you mad in the first place in no time. So, if we as parents know that yelling is not yielding any real results, why do we do it anyway?
01/10/2018 11:21 AM
Holiday Tips for Recently Divorced Families
Having difficulties with your kids during the holidays after a divorce. These tips may help.
12/19/2017 10:07 AM
Is Too Much Screen Time Bad for Speech and Language Development?
This is the 2nd article in the series "The Impact of Technology on Childhood Development." If you missed the 1st article, it covered the Hidden Hazards of Blue Light and Digital Devices on Kids Eyes. My friend's three and a half year old was showing signs of delayed speech development. As parents, they did what any concerned parent would do and took him to their pediatrician.
12/08/2017 04:04 PM
Tenderness at a Child's Rebuke
AS I read a story to my son during his bedtime routine, I received a sharp albeit respectful rebuke. All I had said was the street, "Riverbank Close." It did happen to be "Riverbank Rise," so he simply said, "Riverbank Rise!" to which I said, "Yes, that's what I said," not thinking. "No," he said, "you said Riverbank Close!" "Yes," I said, having given it further thought, "you're right, I did get it wrong." There was no gloating in him as he heard me say that, just the body language of thankfulness that he had been heard.
12/04/2017 03:24 PM
Does Technology Benefit Young Children's Education?
Parents battle with their kids with their use of tablets, mobile phones, TV, and streaming services. How can a parent balance a child's use of technology with education?
12/04/2017 11:22 AM
Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month Is Throughout the Year Because It Must Be
In any year lately, Mental Illness Awareness is announced for various conditions. Borderline Personality Disorder will be on the increase in 2017 and 2018, and this means a lot of adult children away from home will be struggling with reality itself in struggling with powerful mood swings. Borderline Personality Disorder - BPD - strikes many young adults in their mid-twenties.
11/26/2017 10:15 AM
Precious Little Moments, Surreal Little Wonders
"MUM, when I'm an adult I want to marry you," I heard my son say to my wife as I washed dishes and she helped him brush his teeth for bed. In that moment I wondered what her response would be. I was curious. Then I heard her say, "Sorry darling, but you can only be married to one person, and Mum is married to Dad." Then I chimed in and said, "But you could marry someone like Mum." The conversation continued for a few more moments, but we could tell these concepts were hard for him to absorb. But he was absorbed!
11/23/2017 07:33 AM
When to Expect Those First Words
Babies do not start talking instantly. It is a series of phases of hearing, grasping, speaking and understanding! The first time when the child speaks something understandable such as mama or dada, parents are undoubtedly excited but a little disappointing fact is that they don't really mean it and they don't know the meaning of words that they just spoke.
11/20/2017 08:23 AM
When Will Your Baby Understand a "No"?
Parents try to answer every call, and their attempts would be always positive to satisfy the baby with a "Yes". However, it is essentially not possible for all parents under the sky to satisfy the baby every time. No matter how resourceful the parents are, there are certain phases where they have to restrict their children with a "no" for the best interest of their child.
11/19/2017 10:00 AM
The Greatest Gift to Give a Child - Teach Empathy
SITTING with a little girl in tears, Aaron, himself just a little boy, doesn't say a word. He just sits there with her, trying to imagine how she feels. She soon felt a little better.
11/10/2017 09:11 AM
If Wishes Were Horses, And Clicks Were Purchases
Single parents juggle with multiple responsibilities primary being managing finances and being by their kid, ensuring they have access to all amenities of a healthy development. While there are problems there are solutions as well. We delve into the subtle emotions of a single mom, peeping into her desires.
10/27/2017 03:31 PM
12 Reasons Exercise for Kids Is Beneficial for Growth and Development
If someone had told me, when I was a kid, to stare at a screen for 4 hours instead of play outside, I would have told them to stick it where the sun don't shine! I ran a lot as a kid, as did all my friends. We were in constant motion running through the fields, to the woods, over the creek, onto the tennis court, through the pond, under the bridge... It was not the norm to watch TV all day; it was just not done in our household. Being outside was our playground, and we wanted to be moving.
10/26/2017 03:04 PM
How Technology Affects Children
Over the past few decades, technology has completely changed every aspect of our society, beginning from how we work to how we socialize and everything else in between. Technology has helped mankind with many advancements and comforts, but it also presents with some adverse consequences for our children. Technology does have many benefits for learning, but it can also have many negative effects in the development of a child.
10/25/2017 10:12 AM
Is Teaching Critical Thinking Skills Important?
Children need to be thinking for themselves and asking the what now follow up question; these skills are what employers today and tomorrow are looking for. The ability to analyze a situation or problem is important skills that demand from employers will only grow as we continue to adopt technology throughout our lives.
10/16/2017 12:15 PM
The Former CEO of Panera Bread Teaches Us a Few Lessons About Parenting
The article profiles the former CEO of Panera. His rise to success in the business world reveals-though unintended- some valuable strategies for parents.
10/13/2017 10:03 AM
How to Keep Your Kids Safe in Playgrounds
Check out the playgrounds where your children play. Look for hazards such as rusty or damaged racks and dangerous surfaces. Report all dangers to the school or the local authority that the playground has.
10/11/2017 01:00 PM
Forced Family Fun
When was the last time you unplugged, created a family adventure and experienced conversation and bonding together in a setting atypical of everyday life? Be courageous, implement Forced Family Fun, make it a habit; everyone who participates is a winner!
10/11/2017 12:59 PM
It's Flipping Awesome!
As savvy parents of the only children who don't own smartphones we discovered a hi-tech solution to keep our teens' social lives in tact. It's flipping awesome!
10/11/2017 08:26 AM
Tips for Getting Back Into the Homework Routine
Does the thought of doing homework make your kids cringe? It can hit everyone in the family hard, especially when it's still early in the school year, so find out the best ways to approach the often-dreaded subject of homework.
10/11/2017 08:26 AM
Create Effortless Back to School Routines
We know kids thrive on routine, so how do we harness their energy to create effortless back to school routines? Begin with easy checklists and rewards to help take the pressure off Mom and Dad!
10/09/2017 10:33 AM
Parenting With Empathy
Giving your children room to do as they are capable. This builds trust and empowers them. How do you convey to your girls and boys that you were once where they are without taking the wheel out of their hands.?
10/06/2017 10:44 AM
What Are The Signs That Your Teenage Kids Are In A Lonely State?
This article deals with teenage kids during emotional trouble. It is knowing some points on how to reach out for them.
10/05/2017 08:18 PM
A Kindness Honored
We should see all gestures of kindness and generosity as being significant, however small or insignificant they might seem to us. Sometimes all a person needs is an opportunity to realize the potential that is within them. Here's a true, historic account of the dividends a gesture of kindness has the potential to pay.
10/04/2017 03:25 PM
Outsourcing Child Rearing to India
I am an Indian male who has lived in America for almost 20 years. My wife gave birth to our first son in July 2015 in a Govt. hospital in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh in India. Our second son was also born in the same hospital in March 2017. It was a deliberate choice on our part to have our kids born and raised in India. Many people, when they hear it, wonder why? So, let me tell you my story.
10/03/2017 08:10 AM
How to Explain an Arrest of a Loved One to Children
An arrest in the family can be quite traumatic for multiple members. Learn some helpful tips about explaining the arrest and/or absent of a jailed parent or family member.
09/27/2017 10:34 PM
Two Tips to Help Busy Parents Declutter, Tidy Up and Get Organized, Even With the Help of Your Kids
So if you have children in your home the entire day, every day, the sorts who stay home and homeschool, you can surely empathize with me when I say getting my house neat and tidy most days is no easy task. And because of homeschooling there is always the need to have other people's children in the home, too because the kids do after all need social time. Building friendships is an important aspect of growing up and being social in society, right?
09/25/2017 11:35 AM
Don't Be One Of Those Sports Parents
My wife and I married in our mid-thirties. Over the next five years, we had three sons. When our boys were young, we had no real desire to go anywhere or do anything unless it involved our family. Traveling and entertainment were a low priority unless it involved a Disney character, the Power Rangers and the like. My serious passions such as hunting and fishing were put on hold until my boys were old enough to go with me. We were old in comparison to most parents.
09/25/2017 10:04 AM
Adults Teaching Children: The Legitimization of Bullying
When I was in Grade 4, I struggled with an ability to read, especially when asked to read in front of the class. I wasn't dyslexic but I was quite shy, and not at all confident about my intellectual abilities relative to my peers. Unfortunately, I had a teacher who, I discovered many years later, had a reputation for being a bully that extended far beyond the city of Winnipeg where I lived for that one terrible year.
09/22/2017 08:32 AM
Television Makes You Average
Television will destroy you. No joke. Tell me if this describes you: you get home from work, turn on the television, fall asleep with the television on, and wake up with it on. American adults average watching over five hours of television per day (John Koblin, New York Times).
09/20/2017 12:01 PM
Keep Kids Safe Online, Step Two: Learning To Not Overshare
Oversharing is often a problem with young people on the internet and social media. They feel safe behind a screen and therefore don't always take the steps necessary to protect themselves on. This is a breakdown of the steps I took to teach my tween daughter to think about and turn off GPS location and MetaData in photos and consider the contents of her photos and the possible dangers of oversharing.
09/18/2017 03:25 PM
Tips for Your Child's Happy Bedtime
Is your child's bedtime your most dreaded time of the day? Sometimes it's just good to take a step back, remove yourself from the emotion of it to get an objective view. Here are a couple tips you may find helpful.
09/15/2017 10:03 AM
Fun Ways to Spend Time With Your Children
There are many exciting activities that you can do with your child. It is important for several reasons, including strengthening your parent-child bond. You are also giving your kids a way to explore the world around them


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