RSSArchive for April, 2009

Not Overcompensating As A Single Parent

Not Overcompensating As A Single Parent

Modern parenting often involves a single mother or father bringing up children all alone. This may seem daunting but in most cases, there is no choice but to get on and make the best of your situation. Good communication is key and is especially true for single parents, make sure your children know right from […]

Top Support Groups For At-Home Parents

Top Support Groups For At-Home Parents

Though most households have to be a two income family there are still many parents that are opting to stay at home with their children at least up until it is time for them to enter the scholastic arena. Being a stay-at-home mom or dad can be quite stressful and at times just plain lonely. […]

Trying To Stay Close To Your Teens

Trying To Stay Close To Your Teens

The teenage years can be very difficult not just for your son or daughter but also as parents it can be difficult to know the right choices to make in parenting teenagers. What you should always remember is that every young adult is different so it is vital that you treat them as individuals. The […]

Stepfamilies: Tips To Make The Transition Work

Stepfamilies: Tips To Make The Transition Work

Stepfamilies are not the same as a conventional family. The dynamics are different as you put those that are virtual strangers in close familial contact with each other. The transition can be difficult and you are bound to hit a few rough spots along the way to family harmony. We have some tips to help […]

How To Avoid Sibling Rivalry?

How To Avoid Sibling Rivalry?

Whatever you do as a parent there is no guarantee that your children will get on together. Just because people are related that does not mean that they will like each other. However, you should avoid encouraging sibling rivalry and treat all your children as individuals. Never ever hold up the achievement of one to […]

Single Parents: When Your Parenting Styles Are Different

Single Parents: When Your Parenting Styles Are Different

There are plenty of savvy kids out there that like to try and pit one parent against the other by saying such things as, “Mommy would let me,” or “I don’t have to eat that at Dad’s.” How do single parents cope when their parenting styles are different? Read on to find out how you […]

Getting To Know Foster Children

Getting To Know Foster Children

Becoming a foster parent to a child can be very rewarding but it is also a potential challenge. In many cases, the individual that you take into your home may have been badly affected in their early lives and need special care and attention. Before you decide to take on this responsibility, find out as […]

15 Most Important Points To Incorporate Sexual Knowledge In Kids

15 Most Important Points To Incorporate Sexual Knowledge In Kids

How would you talk to kids about sex? Is it really that difficult? No, it is not! You only need to know the right way to make the conversation.

Praising Your Child Effectively

Praising Your Child Effectively

Parents don’t realize the weapon they have in their arsenal. If they understood the power of their sincere praise when they are proud of a job well done by their children, they would certainly want to learn how to use praise more effectively. Praise is a key factor in the healthy growth of your child’s […]

Letting Children Find Their Own Way To Develop

Letting Children Find Their Own Way To Develop

Parenting is a fine line between being a good friend and attending to your child’s every need. Boundaries need to be introduced because this is how they learn right from wrong. Self expression should be encouraged but not at the detriment of good manners and politeness. Every child should be treated as an individual and […]