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Parenting Skills For New Parents

Parenting Skills For New Parents

Often they say that you will never appreciate fully your parents until you become a parent yourself. That is entirely true. Have you ever wondered on what kind of parent you will become when you have a child? Will you be the cool mom who allows her daughter to go out on dates? Or the […]

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Parents’ Questions For Back To School – Part 1

It is natural to have a host of questions, before your child starts school, questions for the students as well as the parents. The most common back to school questions according to Web MD are: How can I lessen anxiety about starting school for my child? Establish bedtimes well in advance of school starting. Do […]

Should Parents Let Their Teens Drink?

Should Parents Let Their Teens Drink?

Based on the principle of Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t, many parents would subscribe to the view that kids are going to drink anyway, so forbidding them from doing so is not going to really help. Instead they choose to allow drinking, in a controlled supervised fashion believing that this […]

Piano Lessons - Why They Are An Excellent Idea For Your Child

Piano Lessons – Why They Are An Excellent Idea For Your Child

Piano lessons are not just for children whose parents hope to create little musical prodigies. Learning how to play the piano is also not about starting early on a career in music, but it is a chance for a child to learn a valuable new skill, develop the sort of hobby that could turn into […]

3 Reliable Sources For Good Parenting Advice

3 Reliable Sources For Good Parenting Advice

Starting a new life and raising a family of your own will always be an exciting part of married life. What started from the day a couple got married up until the time their children enter the university, it is going to be a very memorable ride. As a young couple, parenting advice is a […]

Kids Hit Puberty Earlier Than Ever Before

Kids Hit Puberty Earlier Than Ever Before

In a period of just 15 years, the age at which the average child hits puberty has dropped significantly, according to some estimates by as much as a year. This is true for the United States as well as Europe where the age at which kids reach puberty is seen to have fallen. Children are […]

Don’t Tease Your Child - It May Be More Hurtful Than You Think

Don’t Tease Your Child – It May Be More Hurtful Than You Think

We may think that the well intentioned teasing that we as parents mete out to our children is just gentle ribbing and after all we are their parents and are hardly likely to be deliberately mean and hurtful to our children; but we may be wrong. Teasing can take on many different forms and this […]

Cartoon Characters Lure Kids To Unhealthy Foods

Cartoon Characters Lure Kids To Unhealthy Foods

A Yale University study has revealed that all those lovable cartoon characters such as Shrek, Scooby Doo and Dora the Explorer tend to influence children’s eating habits, and not positively either. Cartoon characters inspire kids’ food choice, making them more likely to reach for the sugary snacks rather than the healthier carrot options, the study […]

Is My Child Overweight? How To Tell?

Is My Child Overweight? How To Tell?

With adults it is a simple matter of being able to tell whether one is overweight or not. You calculate things such as BMI (body mass index) based on your height and weight and the correlation between the two. Or you calculate your body fat based on your waist hip ratio. These are of course […]

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3 Great Reads Dads May Like for Father’s Day

It doesn’t always have to be tools and ties for Father’s day, for a change get dad some reading material that is more relevant to the concept of modern fatherhood and its constantly changing connotations. Here are some suggestions: 1. The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me […]