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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream, But Not For Ice Cream!


We all scream for ice cream. Or, we don't, at least not anymore.

Playing Safe


Do you really want your child to enjoy playing with a toy that was made on the other side of the world by people who are no more than children themselves, and paid 30 cents an hour - a paltry sum that can barely sustain them? Unfortunately, all too often, that's exactly what you're doing.I'm not suggesting that anybody who does this is uncaring and selfish - when we buy these toys it's usually because we don't know any better.

Got To, Get To - Change The Way Your Family Thinks


I recently heard a story that has literally changed the waythat I, and my family, think about life. The story is asfollows:There was once a high-powered woman in her 30s who ran herown company and was massively successful in business.

Did You Get the Hidden Parenting Message in Finding Nemo?


In the movie, Finding Nemo, Nemo's father, Marlyn asks the sea turtle, "Dude, how do you know when they are ready?"This is an interesting question that many parents would like to know. How DO you know when your children are ready to take on tasks for themselves? The only way to know if your children are ready for something is to test them.

Screaming Kids Driving You Nuts? Four Rules to Help You Keep Your Sanity!


Often I will hear parents say, "I just ignore Jr. when he has a fit or screams.

Best Tips for Stress Free Child Party Games


When planning a child birthday party, just a little bit of organisation will go a long way. A good selection of child party games will keep the group interested and the party running smoothly.

I WONT DO IT! Tips for Working with the Oppositional Child


"I WON'T DO IT!" "YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!"Whether parent or teacher, we have all "been there" and "done that" with a child exhibiting refusal behaviors. Before "losing your cool" and your power as well, interventions and strategies are provided for use to help deescalate this classic power struggle.

Keeping Your Children Safe


The purpose of this article is to address some of the key points parents need to know in order to keep their children safe.Let them know who can help them:When I was an officer I participated in something called "Safty Town".

Parenting Your Teenager: Self-Decorating or Self-Harm - How to Tell the Difference


Q. I need your help with a question about my teen-age daughter.

ParentingYour Teenager: Dont Buy the I Dont Know and I Dont Care Attitude


"I don't know and I don't care."I've heard those words more than a few times in my office.

Parenting Your Teenager: How to Respond to Manipulation


Q. My daughter has gotten very good at manipulating us, and sometimes we do not even know it has happened until much later.

Parenting Your Teenager: Late vs. Too Late, and 5 More Sure Fire Tips


Late vs. Too LateEvery now and then, I'll hear a parent tell me something like this,"I know we should do something about how we handle our son/daughter, but it's really too late since they are almost 18.

No, No, No -- What Else is a Parent to Say?


The word no is probably the most overused word in the English language. I speak from experience since I myself use it frequently.

How Public Schools Coerce Parents Into Giving Mind-Altering Drugs To Their Children


Despite the potentially dangerous side-effects of Ritalin, public school authorities now pressure many parents to give Ritalin to their children so these kids won't "act up" in school.Naturally, most parents don't want to drug their children just because they are unruly, bored in class, or high-spirited.

Who Wants To Date Their Mother?


Do any other reality TV junkies remember a show on TV last year called "Who Wants To Marry Our Dad?" Well, my life is starting to sound very very similar lately. All you have to do is listen to my kids for a day, and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.

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04/17/2018 11:37 AM
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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
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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
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03/06/2018 08:07 AM
Play: Why Is It Important?
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03/05/2018 09:54 AM
A List of the Baby Care Products for Happy Parenting
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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
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How to Get Your Child to Read More
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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
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01/15/2018 04:04 PM
4 Ways to Raise Optimistic Children
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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
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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!
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When to Expect Those First Words
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11/20/2017 08:23 AM
When Will Your Baby Understand a "No"?
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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.
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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
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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.
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10/13/2017 10:03 AM
How to Keep Your Kids Safe in Playgrounds
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Forced Family Fun
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10/11/2017 08:26 AM
Tips for Getting Back Into the Homework Routine
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Create Effortless Back to School Routines
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10/09/2017 10:33 AM
Parenting With Empathy
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10/06/2017 10:44 AM
What Are The Signs That Your Teenage Kids Are In A Lonely State?
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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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