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Looking For Ways To Say Yes

Looking For Ways To Say Yes

One of the best parenting tips I ever read was to look for ways to say yes to your child’s requests when you could. This is not advice to become indulgent, or grant every whim your child might have, but rather to develop an attitude of discernment and know when you really can say yes […]

How To Avoid Internet Addiction In Your Child?

How To Avoid Internet Addiction In Your Child?

I can still remember the time when we parents were grateful and happy that we had Internet access finally, and that our children were about to become internet savvy! We had dreams of our children becoming knowledgeable about everything there was to know, and we also thought that this would be a new way of […]

Choosing A Bicycle Helmet For Your Child

Choosing A Bicycle Helmet For Your Child

Wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle isn’t only a good idea, but in many locations it is required by law. Your child should begin wearing a helmet as soon as he or she is old enough to start riding a tricycle. This will help your child get used to the helmet and wearing one […]

Things To Consider Before Giving Your Teens Their Freedom

Things To Consider Before Giving Your Teens Their Freedom

Your adolescent has been getting on your nerves lately, and you wish that you knew exactly what to do to encourage him to become a responsible adult, while at the same time preventing him from making you get too irritated with him. Do not worry; most parents of adolescents have to face this when it […]

Bedtime Routines Make For Better Sleep

Bedtime Routines Make For Better Sleep

In only two weeks, using a consistent bedtime routine helped mothers get their toddler and infant sleep better. The practice benefits the mothers as well: mothers who used a regular bedtime routine to help their infants and toddlers get to sleep were less depressed, and felt less fatigue and tension. Mothers studied were between the ages […]

The Importance Of Physical Activity For Attention Span

The Importance Of Physical Activity For Attention Span

As schools have felt increased pressure to increase their academic performance, particularly in light of “No Child Left Behind” federal legislation, they have limited opportunities for students to be physically active in favor of more time for academic instruction. A new study, however, shows that this may have been the very opposite of the approach […]

How To Keep Your Baby Safe?

How To Keep Your Baby Safe?

One of the greatest fears a parent has is to have something happen to their baby on account of carelessness or because of lack of attention to the hazards that are present both within the home and outside for a young child. Take for example the case of young Diana, whose grandmother was about to […]

Alcopops And Underage Drinking: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

Alcopops And Underage Drinking: A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Underage drinking in the United States is common, and cause for concern. As many as 20 percent of students in the 8th grade and 40 percent of students in the 12th grade consume alcohol. Underage drinking is associated with impaired judgment, making poor decisions, driving under the influence, and future drinking problems. [Teen Drinking] The […]

Teaching Good Sportsmanship In Children

Teaching Good Sportsmanship In Children

Today, it is the ‘winning is everything’ policy that is considered the most important aspect of life. Most parents seem to teach their children today that winning the game is more important than simply participating in it, and that if you don’t win, then you will be considered the worst type of loser. This philosophy […]

Attachment Parenting Creates Strong Bonds

Attachment Parenting Creates Strong Bonds

Attachment parenting is a way of looking at the job of parenting that involves treating the child with respect and encouraging a secure bond between parents and child. This bond gives the child a sense of confidence; helps develop better self-esteem, independence, and the ability to form effective relationships with others. Dr. William Sears, noted […]