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Parents Rules Are Effective Teen Drinking Prevention

Parents Rules Are Effective Teen Drinking Prevention

If parents think that loosening the reins and relaxing rules about drinking as their teens get older is a good idea, they may be wrong, warns brain scientists and parenting experts. According to experts, the rules that parents set and their way of addressing the issue to drinking does impact kids’ behavior. Parents are now […]

Do You Yell At Your Adolescent? Things You Should Know

Do You Yell At Your Adolescent? Things You Should Know

While it may be difficult to control, parents would do well to know some things about yelling at adolescents. Yes it is true that yelling can be a way to release emotion, command attention to what you are saying and also show your child that you are in deadly earnest, but it is also true […]

How Early Is Too Early? Teaching Children To Swim

How Early Is Too Early? Teaching Children To Swim

In the past, parents waited until children were the age of four or older before teaching the basics of swimming, as per the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). However, new changes made to help drowning prevention and water safety awareness by the AAP, were announced on May 24 2010. New Guidelines The […]

Do We Teach Our Child To Lie?

Do We Teach Our Child To Lie?

Most of us would respond with a loud and indignant NO at this question but do ask yourself if we don’t, albeit quite unknowingly, pass on the lying habit to our children. Take for instance the fact that we teach our children how to be polite: we will typically tell them that they are not […]

Parents, Kids And Cell Phones - Oh My!

Parents, Kids And Cell Phones – Oh My!

It’s that time of the year again. Your 9 year old child is about to end his school session for the year and he asks the same question he has been asking since he was six, “Mom, can I have a cell phone yet?” What Would You Say? The question of when to purchase your […]

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The Lindsay Lohan Story – Parents To Blame?

Hollywood’s favorite delinquent, Lindsay Lohan has gotten herself into a number of very public problems, the recent most being the fact that she has been ordered by court to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet. In the turmoil that typifies Lohan’s life, she has often lashed out at her parents and the poor relationship she obviously […]

5 Fun Activities For Toddlers And Their Moms

5 Fun Activities For Toddlers And Their Moms

Activities for toddlers should be safe, fun and educational. Their learning skills during the toddler stage are fast. Most children are unaware of dangers in their play zone that is why it is very important that toddlers are supervised when doing their activities. Toddlers are generally playful. It is during this time of development that […]

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Parents Spend 49 Minutes A Day With Kids – Survey

According to a new survey as reported by the BBC, parents spend an average of 49 minutes a day with kids. The main reason cited by parents for this paucity of time to spend with their children is money. Many parents say that it is money that is the obstacle to them spending more time […]

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Keeping Kids Pool Safe This Summer

It is frightening that most kids who drown in swimming pools have been gone from sight for less than 5 minutes and had their parent or parents in charge at the time. Here are some pool safety tips to keep your kids safe this summer: Constant supervision is the key; don’t leave them alone for […]

Some Things That Kids Should Know About Parents

Some Things That Kids Should Know About Parents

We spend a lot of time finding out all that we should know about kids, but there are certain things about being a parent that parents should be aware of. Remember all of you out there are doing a great job with your kids; and bringing up kids is the most difficult job in the […]