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My Sweet Little Valentine


Valentine day has always been a special day in my life since Naseer, my husband proposed me to marry him a few years back. Since then, we never missed the chance of cherishing and celebrating every Valentine's Day.

Using Cloth Nappies


We all know that using cloth nappies is best for the environment and for our baby's health (not to mention our pockets) but just how easy are they to use?Here are answers to some common questions to help get you started.Are cloth nappies easy to use?The short answer, is YES.

Being A Mum - It's About Them And Not About You!


So you want to be a mum? Every time you see a little baby in a mother's arms you desire it even more. I am going to ask some hard questions here for those who want to be mums: Why do you want to be a mum? Is it because it will be fun? Is it because you can show your motherhood to others? Is it because you want to keep your partner?Is it because of your loneliness? Is it because you are curious? Is it because you can get so many benefits in this country? Is it because you want to leave your surname going after you die? If you had to go on an interview in order to be authorised to be a mother, do you think you'd pass?Motherhood is a full-time job with long hours and overtime.

Visiting the Library


Libraries offer more than books. They are places of learningand discovery for everyone.

How to Take Charge of the TV


Many children enjoy TV, and they can learn from it. Keep inmind, though, that young children often imitate what theysee, good or bad.

Tracking Your Child Progress


As a parent, you can learn a lot about your child's learningand watch for signs of possible problems. Here are somethings to look for and to discuss with his teacher:Starting at age 3 or 4:Does your child remember nursery rhymes, and can he play rhyming games?At about age 4: Can your child get information or directionsfrom conversations or books that are read aloud to him?Kindergartners:Is your child beginning to name and write theletters and numbers that he sees in books, on billboards andsigns, and in other places?At age 5:Can your child play and enjoy simple word games inwhich two or more words start with the same sound? Forexample: "Name all the animals you can think of that startwith d.

Helping Your Child Develop


Here are some things that you can do to help your childdevelop.Show your child that you care about him and that you aredependable.

Guide to Choosing a Computer System for Your Child


Before going further into choosing computers for children, I believe that you would like to know the answer to the following question:Why do children need computers?The easiest answer for this one is: "A child needs a computer so that he can play computer games". Everybody agrees.

Are You Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child?


Although many parents are concerned with our children's intelligence quotient (IQ), research shows that a child's emotional quotient (EQ) is just as important for that child's personal success. So what is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional quotient is your child's ability to feel, while intelligence quotient is your child's ability to think.

A Mothers Love


Once upon a time there was a beautiful bird whose golden feathers and sweet voice attracted attention where ever she went. She was not only beautiful but also extremely intelligent and talented and she longed to leave the nest and try her wings out in the big world.

Words of Wisdom for Single Parents


The cost of being a parent and raising a child in todays world is constantly increasing. The risk of your child becoming involved in problem behaviour is also greater.

The Challenges of Single Parenting


Having worked with parents for the last 35 years and written books on parenting and relationships, I've discovered that one of the greatest challenges for us as parents is to be loving role-models for our children, showing our children through our behavior how to take personal responsibility for their own feelings and needs. Our children need to learn from our role-modeling how to nurture themselves within and how to create a sense of safety in the world.

Caretaking Parents, Entitled Kids


Demanding children - children who have entitlement issues - seem to be common these days. Like the obnoxious child, Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, who was constantly demanding that her father get her whatever she wanted ("I want an Umpa Lumpa! Get it for me NOW!"), we hear many children today uttering the fairly constant refrain, "I want ?.

Authoritarian Parenting, Permissive Parenting, or Loving Parenting


Angie was brought up by rigid, authoritarian parents who kept her on a tight leash. They rarely considered her feelings about anything, showing a complete lack of empathy and compassion for her feelings and desires.

A Night Out For Mom & Dad


Is your babysitter watching the kids and your k9 family member?It is Saturday night and you have planned for a babysitter to entertain and care for your children while you have a date with your spouse. Aaaahhhh adult time! Your sitter arrives and greets the kids and your eager dog.

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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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If Wishes Were Horses, And Clicks Were Purchases
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10/27/2017 03:31 PM
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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.
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Is Teaching Critical Thinking Skills Important?
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The Former CEO of Panera Bread Teaches Us a Few Lessons About Parenting
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10/13/2017 10:03 AM
How to Keep Your Kids Safe in Playgrounds
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10/11/2017 01:00 PM
Forced Family Fun
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10/11/2017 12:59 PM
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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.?
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A Kindness Honored
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Television Makes You Average
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Financial Planning for Adult Children With Special Needs
If you're a parent of a child with special needs, you've likely dedicated much of your life to researching, providing and advocating for the best care for your child. So naturally, you may worry about what will happen when you are no longer able to supervise your child's care due to declining health, illness or death. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help ensure your child has sufficient financial resources along with a dedicated support system.
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08/28/2017 10:13 AM
The Hidden Hazards of Digital Devices and Blue Light on Kid's Eyes
Imagine it's 2035 and you get a call from your son who proceeds to inform you that, at the young age of 32, he's going blind as a result of macular degeneration. Your immediate thought is how is this possible? Macular degeneration is a disease of the old. It is not a disease for young, vibrant people in the midst of their careers, just starting a family, and buying and furnishing their first home. This cannot be possible... Your son explains that all of the years playing with your iPhone in a restaurant and playing "educational" games on the tablet you bought him when he was 3, have damaged his eyes. Blue light emitted from these devices was the cause.
08/24/2017 08:45 PM
How Business Management Mirrors Parenthood
I accepted my first managerial position at the tender age of 24, a mere babe, and a full two years before I became a father. Placed in charge of a diverse accounting department of eight employees, it was a daunting period, to state it mildly. Gaining the respect of people much older and with much longer tenure was a challenge that I accepted with open arms, however.
08/21/2017 09:25 AM
"You're Smarter Than That!" A Necessary Mantra for Today's Parents
Make family media literacy an every day priority and "Your smarter than that!" your mandated mantra. Believe me, you'll win this war that way. I guarantee it!
08/20/2017 11:56 AM
5 Very Important Back To School Tips
As the current Summer season winds down, many parents and children are getting ready for the start of the new school year. As the current Summer season winds down, many parents and children are getting ready for the start of the new school year.
08/20/2017 11:02 AM
Managing Kids With Hyperactivity
Kids who are over energetic don't just move their bodies a lot because their brains are also in trouble of slowing down. Hyperactivity is often caused by a medical condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome (ADHD).
08/17/2017 04:01 PM
Baby Boomer Parenting - Did We Have It Easier Back in the Day?
Raising children has changed so drastically over the years.The question begs to be answered. Is it easier or harder these days to raise kids?
08/17/2017 08:18 AM
Bottle or Breast?
If we had to choose between the natural and the artificial, undisputedly, we lean towards the natural product unless the artificial one has undeniable properties. Nature has equipped womankind with readymade milk when they give birth to their child.
08/17/2017 08:11 AM
Baby Sign Language: Start the Conversation
Identifying the bottle or the breast, fixing vision, turning aside, turning upside down, moving on the belly, responsive sounds, crawling, sitting, teething, standing, walking a few steps holding, walking without support, initial conversations through signs, developing speech, learning to hold a pencil, alphabets and so on... inherently, the child develops cognitive and motor skills in the course of crossing all these milestones. Developing speech involves a long period of time with variable steps comprised in it. They start communicating with the caregivers or parents when they are few months old.
08/16/2017 08:40 AM
How to Raise Your Daughter to Be Brave
To raise your daughter to be brave, you need to teach her to take risks, to not be afraid of failure and to blaze her own path in the world. Give her plenty of chances to try new things and help her to move outside her comfort zone so she'll be more apt to take on new challenges.
08/14/2017 11:04 AM
I Wish My Mother Had Taught Me About Sex
A personal story about how I grew up lacking sex education and the effects it had on me. This marked the origin of my desire to be a source of sexual education knowledge to teen girls.
08/13/2017 04:58 PM
Lack Of Emotional Stability
The selfishness of parents deprived children of suitable role models which make them doubt the sense of permanence. By the time they grow up, they were already accustomed to a discontinuous lifestyle marked by constant threats of abandonment and the lack of any emotional stability.


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