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3 Parenting Tips For Parents As Lovers

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 Jean Tracy (July 19, 2008)  These 3 parenting tips help you and your partner say, “I'm with you. I'm walking beside you. I love you. " If you practice the tips below, your children will be building character by watching and learning from you. Inside you will be given suggestions for practicing the tips too. "Why would a couple that lives and sleeps together every night need dates and rituals? Precisely .. (Parenting)

How Perceptions of Parents Change As We Age

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 Roschelle Nelson (July 19, 2008)  There are few times in life that I can truly and unequivocally state that I've experienced an epiphany. However, realizing that my mother, a woman who provided me with a pristine example of what a woman and mother are, was simply flying by the seat of her pants was a stark revelation for me. She was, in essence, deciding as she went along, using her own intuition and perceptions rather .. (Parenting)

Review on Your Baby Can Read DVDs

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 Brandi Yates (July 19, 2008)  I have two toddlers ages 2 1/2 and 1 1/2. We bought the Your Baby Can Read DVD Set a few months ago and I was a bit skeptical at first. I watched the infomercial showing one year olds pointing out words that they recognized. I was impressed by the infomercial but I did not expect my daughters to really pick up on words. My two year old has had a speech delay and she is in speech .. (Parenting)

Survivor Guilt

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 Mitchell Milch (July 19, 2008)  On the evening of the 6th anniversary of 9/11 I watched the heart wrenching television images of children of those whose lives were tragically taken on that ill fated morning in 2001. These images stirred me to write about the topic of survivor guilt that is never too far from my heart as a psychotherapist and an American Jew. One doesn't have to lose a loved one to a tragic and .. (Parenting)

Single Parents and Security Blankets

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 Mitchell Milch (July 19, 2008)  Among other things, a good marriage is a salve against the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. It is also a shelter from the storm of Murphy's Law and, a safe haven of mutual support and security where we insulate ourselves from the impersonal and frightening unknowns of life as we chart our courses toward the future. Marriage is the quintessential security blanket in that it makes . (Parenting)

Dont Let the Fear of Screwing Up Your Kids Screw You Up As a Parent

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 Mitchell Milch (July 19, 2008)  Let's face it, we all want to avoid making the same mistakes raising our kids we believe our parents or surrogate parents made raising us. This is especially the case when we still hold grudges toward parents for what has or has not become of us. Under this historical cloud, we know yet may not admit to the old adage: “The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. " What this adage .. (Parenting)

Why You Should Shop Early For Back to School Supplies

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 Audrey Okaneko (July 18, 2008)  While the summer months are relaxing, fun and without schedule, they are also the time to stock up and restock for the following school year. We have always found that it is much less stressful to do our shopping over the summer versus the week before school starts. Let's start with clothing. The stores tend to begin getting in their fall clothes midway through summer. When you shop .. (Parenting)

Single Parenting How to Make the Toughest Job in the World Easier For You

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 Michelle Tason (July 18, 2008)  1. Separate your child from your ex in your mind Your child is a special individual in his or her own right; they are not an extension of yourself or your ex. Divorced parents may find it far too easy to fall into the trap of hurting their child to “get back" at their ex. If you find yourself doing this, step back, take a deep breath and really think about what you are doing. .. (Parenting)

How Does Your Marriage Affect Your Children?

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 Dr. Jennifer Baxt, DMFT (July 18, 2008)  When people get married and decide as a couple to have children, they will often forget or not realize how their personal relationship with their spouse can affect their children. Children are impressionable, vulnerable and open to picking up behavior from their parents. If the relationship between the parents is not a healthy one, they are teaching their child about unhealthy .. (Parenting)

Eight Tips to Get Your Children Ready For Back to School

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 Audrey Okaneko (July 18, 2008)  While the summer months are wonderful, a new school year begins each year. Over the years I have found several tips to help get my children ready for school. 1. Shop early - We buy school supplies and clothes early so that we avoid stress, and last-minute shopping, and we get our choice of products, versus half-empty shelves and racks. 2. Bus passes - Each school district is different . (Parenting)

Why You Should Visit Your Childs New School Before School Starts

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 Audrey Okaneko (July 18, 2008)  As our children grow, their school situation continues to change. In addition to moving and changing schools we are also faced with in town school changes. We have found that by visiting the schools before school starts a lot of stress can be alleviated. Prior to kindergarten we not only did the whole visit with the teachers that the school asks you to do, we also walked around on a .. (Parenting)

Why a Bright Child Can Struggle to Read and How to Help

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 David H Morgan (July 17, 2008)  It's a tragedy that children often struggle with reading unnecessarily.   Often it is derived from a misunderstanding of how to read.    The warning signs are easy to spot if you know what to look for. The good news is that it is easy to correct. The Warning Signs At first things seem to go quite well.    The child often learns most of the alphabet and then a few words .. (Parenting)

Mums Tips to Stay on Top of Things

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 Diana Groves (July 17, 2008)  I think most of us would agree that procrastination is probably the biggest waster of time that there is. Quite often the job takes less time than the procrastination itself. The problem with constant procrastination is because it creates a psychological mountain out of a mole hill, by the time we start the task we are probably feeling stressed and uptight. Sometimes we are own worst .. (Parenting)

A Parents Must Know Guide to Internet Safety

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 Jamie Jefferson (July 17, 2008)  Being a parent today is much different than it has been in generations past. Even though the Internet has been in homes for nearly 20 years, it has just been within the past 5 to 10 years that teenagers and children have had routine use of the Internet. If you are beginning to feel like your children know more about the online world than you do, it's no wonder that you're concerned .. (Parenting)

Adolescence Stress Parents Are You Doing Everything That is Required of You?

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 Sherry L Harris (July 17, 2008)  Adolescence is a stressful time for many reasons. Not just to the adolescence but also for the parent who has to deal with ‘all the attitude’ coming from their once loving child. The childs personality has changed and so has their bodies. Girls especially, at this time, seem to get into it with their mothers causing emotional turmoil for all involved. Daughters soon realize . (Parenting)

6 Important Things to Know About Special Education Independent Evaluations at Public Expense

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 JoAnn Collins (July 17, 2008)  Are you the parent of a young child that you believe may have autism, but special education personnel disagree? Was your child recently tested, by school personnel and you disagree with the test results? Parents are entitled to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE's) at Public expense, under certain circumstances. This article will discuss 6 things that you need to know about .. (Parenting)

Criteria For IEEs at Public Expense Can Special Education Personnel Do That?

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 JoAnn Collins (July 17, 2008)  Are you a parent who is interested in what criteria special education personnel can use for an Independent Educational Evaluation at Public Expense? Have you been denied an IEE at public expense, because you refuse to go along with strict criteria set by your school district? This article will discuss what criteria special education personnel are allowed to set for IEE's at public .. (Parenting)

Where Are Your Kids Children GPS Tracking

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 Steven Walters (July 17, 2008)  Those of you with kids know that keeping track of where they are can be a huge job, especially as they get older. If you want to lessen the stress and make your life more peaceful why not consider using GPS tracking of your children. GPS is Global Positioning Systems and it is one of the greatest technological advances for keeping children safe. In this day and age a GPS tracking .. (Parenting)

Keep Kids From Spreading Germs

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 Veronica Scott (July 17, 2008)  When you first have a baby you make sure everyone washes their hands before they touch the baby, you make sure everything is spick and span clean in your house and the baby is always clean. Then the baby becomes a toddler who likes to play in the dirt, taste bugs, eat dog food and pick their nose. And they like to touch and explore everything even in the public restroom! It seems like .. (Parenting)

Raising Good Kids II

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 Kenneth Buchholz (July 16, 2008)  Sometimes certain issues or situations arise that you're just not expecting. For instance, years ago we were watching The Cosby Show with our oldest son - also known as our test child. Can we use LOL in these articles? In that particular episode, Rudy started her period. Our oldest son was about 11 at the time. Of course he had questions. As some of you know from the first article, we .. (Parenting)

Bed Wetting Problems Can Be Solved

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 Katie Appleby (July 16, 2008)  It is true that most kids face the problem of bed wetting. These days, bed wetting is becoming a really common issue. You should know that most children below the age of nine might experience this. During this age, children might not be able to make it to the restroom during the night time. If you are child is below the age of nine years, you should not worry if this occurs. If you .. (Parenting)

Get the Scoop on Some Great Informative Parenting Freebies

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 Dian Herdiana (July 16, 2008)  Being a parent can be hard and especially, when it is about money. So many things in life are very expensive and children often desire what they cannot have. Therefore families of average or below income have often trouble giving their children what is in or what other children have. Therefore any opportunity to get something for free in parenting hood is a great opportunity. Whether .. (Parenting)

All Babies and Children Need the Gift of Reading

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 Stuart Benjamin (July 16, 2008)  Reading Time: The Importance of Teaching Your Child to Read Did you ever sit down and just think what the world would be like for you if you did not know how to read? Many of us are so fortunate to have been taught how to read that we don't even realize how much reading we do a day. Perhaps we may be reading a novel, or maybe it is just street signs and a restaurant menu. Just imagine .. (Parenting)

Kitchen Art For Kids How to Get Your Children to Enjoy Eating Healthy Foods

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 Judy Ferril (July 16, 2008)  Look at your refrigerator door. I bet you have three or more incredible works of art. Those pieces of art are your children's interpretations of their world. They are so excited when you put those masterpieces up and also proud and involved because it is their creation. Consider this approach to food. Bring them into the kitchen and let them create their masterpieces and showcase them .. (Parenting)

Entrepreneur Moms Tired of Multi Tasking?

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 Kim Deyoung (July 16, 2008)  As a metro mom, with many projects on my plate and on my mind, it's sometimes difficult to be fully “present" in the different activities that I do, be it work or family related. It's all too easy to be worried about work when I'm with the kids or worried about the kids when I'm supposed to be working. I get into an unhealthy multi-tasking cycle. . . you know paying bills while .. (Parenting)

Teaching Children Table Manners

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 Jennie Gandhi (July 15, 2008)  Children tend to be unruly on eating tables. Table manners don't come naturally to them. Table manners have to be imbibed in children through training and demonstration. They gobble food and push it around on their plates, place their elbows on the table, chew loudly, use their hands while eating and make a display of the food in their mouth and speak while eating. Some children read or . (Parenting)

Background Check For Day Care

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 Maella Ayson (July 15, 2008)  Putting your child in a day care center is good but too risky somehow. Good because you can leave your child while you are at work, risky if the center are not that good in handling children. Day care center are in demand now days, there are a lot of parents sending their children to day care center, so that there will be someone who can take care of their children while they are .. (Parenting)

What to Do With Old Baby Clothes

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 Byron Pulsifer (July 15, 2008)  It's wonderful to have good friends, relatives, and colleagues that find joy in giving baby clothes as gifts. And, what grandparent hasn't had some fun finding just the right cute baby outfit for their new granddaughter or grandson. But, as we all know too well, these great clothing gifts are soon outgrown and left to accumulate in the close closet, or drawers in your baby's room. The .. (Parenting)

Sync in Your Instinct With Background Checks

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 Maella Ayson (July 15, 2008)  Allowing a stranger to take good care of your children while you are at work is same as risking your children's life. Stranger is a stranger, you can not have a better idea of their personality, even your impression to a stranger is good, you can't be to sure in trusting someone whom you have met for the first time. You must very strict in hiring a nanny for your children. You can't .. (Parenting)

Best 5 American Cities to Bring Up Your Kids

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 P. Banas (July 15, 2008)  What are the important factors that go into creating an ideal situation to bring up kids? Well, the role of the mom and dad-essentially, good parenting skills-is crucial. However, other things, such as the environment, education, and community too play a role. We bring you list of the five best cities to raise your kids in: 5. Boston, Massachusetts: This largest city in New England is .. (Parenting)

Online Safety For Children Dont Feel Guilty Monitoring Your Childs Internet Usage

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 George Kline (July 15, 2008)  Parents should not stop monitoring their child's website access after the initial findings. They should continue to monitor access on an ongoing basis. This would include any type of communications such as instant messaging and chat rooms. Chat rooms have been the main stop on the internet where a child gets mixed up with a sexual predator. Parents should always keep a close eye on .. (Parenting)

Teen Stress Management A Common Sense Approach to Parenting

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 Praveen K Sharma (July 15, 2008)  Teen stress management is not at all about management. It is more about love and mutual respect. If you are a parent, it hinges on your response to one single question - How much do I love him or her? If you love her, you know her, and if you know her, you understand her; and there is no need to manage anything, because, as they say, love will take care of the rest! The teen is going .. (Parenting)

Packing Your Child a Healthy School Lunch

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 Angelle Batten (July 15, 2008)  If a trip to Target is any indication, the school year is just around the corner. The colorful school supplies are in abundance and according to my daughter, Natalie, she “needs" at least one of each item. The new school clothes are grabbing her brother Lucas’ attention. And, since his twin, Jacob, remembers the P. E. teacher saying, “Your shoes need to be clean on the . (Parenting)

Reasons Not to Leave Children Alone After School

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 Beth Howland (July 15, 2008)  Leaving your child alone after school until you return from work may sound like a good plan, but there are some strong reasons why it is not such a great idea. Not Good for Children Research shows that children are at the highest risk during the hours after school. This is the time of day when juvenile crimes triple and kids are more likely to participate in risky behavior. However, .. (Parenting)

Parental Role Towards Academic Success

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 Joseph Ene (July 15, 2008)  Parents constitute a major factor in bringing up their child's interest in education. The parents owe the children the obligation to bring them up in the fear of the Lord, provide for them and educate them. Unfortunately, the struggle for economic survival and crave for undue wealth have carried the attention of most parents away from their children education. Some parents have totally . (Parenting)

Traditional Types of Childcare Explained

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 Leanne Fowler (July 15, 2008)  Choosing the Right Childcare, Daycare, Pre School or Kindergarten is a challenge all parents face, so to help you with this task I will elaborate on some of the many different types of childcare available today, ranging from private nannies to large childcare centers. Some have a strong formal educational component and some are less formal in their education policies. What your needs .. (Parenting)

Ways to Keep Kids Safe on the Internet

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 Veronica Scott (July 15, 2008)  The Internet can be a wonderful learning tool for your child. However, with the threat of predators online, it can also be a scary place for parents to let their children explore. It is important for parents to become educated about the dangers of the Internet as well as Internet safety precautions they can take to keep their kids safe online. Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe Make .. (Parenting)

Communicating With Children Life Lessons Learned While Traveling

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 Maureen Lawrence (July 15, 2008)  I really enjoy travel ling and have managed to travel to many interesting countries to take vacations during my life. This is one of the many little stories that I could share with you and from which I could draw out family tips not all of them would be about communicating with children. When travel ling to countries where English is not the first language I expect to encounter mix-ups . (Parenting)

10 Classic Sibling Fighting Mistakes Parents Make

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 Michael Grose (July 15, 2008)  Sibling fighting is common but not inevitable. Sometimes we are parents get drawn into sibling disputes when they don't involve us. And we become part of the problem, and become involved in the conflict. Here are ten common ways (and behaviours to be wary of) children use to involve parents in their sibling disputes: 1. Beware the teller of tales because they can draw you into disputes . (Parenting)

Last Night I Dreamed of Dad

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 Benson Yeung (July 15, 2008)  Last night, I dreamed of my father. He died sixteen years ago and had not found his way into my dreams in the last ten. "Hi, Dad, you look great. " "Hi, Son, I think you are just being polite. You can hardly see me. I've been dead so long now. You are only seeing me in your dream right now. No, you don't really see me. You are only dreaming that you see me. When you wake up in the .. (Parenting)

How to Get the Best Counselor For Your Adolescent

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 Dr Michael Shery (July 15, 2008)  All counselors are not equal when it comes to achieving success with an adolescent. Only if a therapist has a detailed working knowledge about teenage counseling is he or she likely to succeed in getting the best results for a teenager. Even though it may be difficult to find the right counselor, I am sure you want to know the best ways to find which type of counselor is likely to put .. (Parenting)

Here We Go Again Its Back to School Time!

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 Debbie Bauer (July 15, 2008)  The signs are everywhere. There's no way to ignore it - it is time for the often stressful back to school adventure. In the midst of excitement as kids get new clothes and supplies, be aware that many kids also experience anxiety about returning to school. Kids may anticipate, yet not voice out loud, concerns around new teachers and new classes. One real concern for kids is the unspoken . (Parenting)

Beginners Guide Why is My Baby Crying?

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 Zed More (July 15, 2008)  The very first thing to do is figure out why your baby is crying. As you may have guessed, babies do not have any other form of communication with us at an early age. In a perfect world, our kids would be able to speak to us from birth but unfortunately, that would be highly unlikely. It's the way of life in the early years and it's important to learn how to read the signs. First and .. (Parenting)

Six Solutions For Practically Perfect Parenting

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 Paula Fellingham (July 15, 2008)  Returning home loaded with bags of groceries, Suzanne winced as she walked in and heard all three of her children quarreling at the top of their lungs. Suzanne, instantly angry, yelled, “Why can't you kids go one hour without fighting? You don't deserve what I do for you! Go to your rooms - NOW!" As she set the groceries down, Suzanne knew she hadn't handled that well, but didn't .. (Parenting)

Ten Steps For Parents to Help Prevent Child Abuse

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 Joe Loiaacano (July 15, 2008)  It has been said that no parent wants to harm their children because all parents love their children. True or not, there are at least two parents - parents who are loved by their kids and those who are not for some reason. One of the reasons could be child abuse or neglect. Here are some helpful suggestions for parents to help themselves and other parents eliminate the chance of causing . (Parenting)

Popular Choices of Stuffed Animals

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 Victor Epand (July 14, 2008)  Stuffed animals are toys that are stuffed with straw, cotton, beans and other similar material. These stuffed animals are a perfect gift for a child or an animal lover for any occasion. Stuffed toys are promotional favorites at games of children, charity functions and other such events. Some of the most popular Disney Stuffed animals include Winnie the Pooh, Disney Eeyore Plush, Disney . (Parenting)

The Five Benefits of Engaging Au Pairs

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 Remy Nara (July 14, 2008)  Like an ever growing number of people in different parts of the world, you may be considering engaging the services of an Aupair to assist in caring for your children and for your family. With this in mind, there are five benefits that adhere to engaging the services of Au pairs in this day and age. Through this article you are presented with an overview of the five benefits that are .. (Parenting)

How an Au Pair Can Improve Your Familys Life

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 Remy Nara (July 14, 2008)  Like an ever growing number of people in this day and age, you may be thinking of hiring an Au Pair for your family. With this in mind, you may be wondering how engaging an Au Pair may actually work to improve your family's life. The fact is that the right Au Pair really can benefit your family on many different levels. Through this article you are presented with an overview of the ways . (Parenting)

Four Tips to Keep in Mind When Hiring Au Pairs

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 Remy Nara (July 14, 2008)  If you have decided that you want to start taking a look at Au Pairs for your family, if you are beginning the process of screening Au Pairs to find one that will be able to assist you with your children, there are a number of factors and tips that you will want to keep in mind during this process. Through this informational article you are provided with a review of the pointers you .. (Parenting)

Selecting the Best Au Pair For Your Family

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 Remy Nara (July 14, 2008)  You may be like many people who have made the decision to hire an Au pair for your family. If that is the case, there are some tried and true steps that you will want to take when it comes to selecting the best Au pair to serve the needs of your family. Through this article you are provided with step by step instructions that will be helpful to you in selecting an Au pair for your .. (Parenting)




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