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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)

Cooking With Your Kids Fun Ideas and Tips

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 Tammy Embrich (July 14, 2008)  Cooking is much more enjoyable when you have your children around you. Making them a part of things in the kitchen is so very important. There's just something very special about having your kids share in transforming favorite dishes into delightful, edible creations. Younger children will be more eager to help you with preparing the family meals than the older ones, unless you have .. (Parenting)

Bedwetting The 3 Avenue Approach An Approach That Works Hypnosis!

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 Seth-Deborah Roth (July 14, 2008)  Having a child who wets their bed can be heartbreaking to not only the child but to the parents also. Hypnosis is a technique that can help with both the emotional and physical. We know that the alarms don't seem to work and wearing diapers can be traumatic in of itself for the child. Isolation is another common problem that happens when there are sleepovers that the child cannot .. (Parenting)

Keeping My Child Safe

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 Kelli Graham (July 14, 2008)  As parents we are all terrified that something will happen to our children, there is nothing in this world that I love more or means more to me than my son. He's the centre of my universe and I don't think this feeling is unique to me, its built into 99.9% of mothers on a genetic level that just can't be altered no matter what. This is why we love our kids so much and why we want so .. (Parenting)

Proverbs For Kids

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 Jennie Gandhi (July 14, 2008)  Stories are loved by children. Bed times or long drives are the best way to bond with your child. To keep a child interested, proverbial stories work wonders. It can actually be put to use while relating to routine doings in life. Proverbs and idioms can be done to gently make the child understand about right and wrong. Deep meanings are difficult for kids to comprehend and proverbs .. (Parenting)

Teaching Kids About Animals

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 Jennie Gandhi (July 14, 2008)  Children have the virtue of innocence. Their minds are pure and educating them about good values is worth every effort. Parents are the best teachers. As a child graduates from pre-school to a routine academic schedule, his primary values come to the fore. It is very easy to relate to the home environment, when a child articulates about certain subjects. It is the duty of parents to .. (Parenting)

Parenting Teens

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 Evangelia Zonnios (July 14, 2008)  Parenting starts off with a bang of excitement, then we realise that it takes work and careful thinking to be a good parent. After many years, we begin to feel like we are starting to take charge of the situation and that we know what we are doing but then our children become teenagers. . . Surely this is one of life's most testing times. Being a parent to a teenager is something that .. (Parenting)

How Teaching Music Has Taught Me How Children Think and Learn

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 David John Hart (July 14, 2008)  How to positively handle almost any child throwing a tantrum and have them all smiles within 60 seconds. To fully understand why tantrums occur and how to reslove them quickly you should read the entire article. 22 years of teaching guitar to children and adults has taught me far more than I would ever have imagined. Most of all I have learnt much about how both adults and children .. (Parenting)

Summer Activities For Children and Children With Special Needs

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 Patricia Glenn (July 14, 2008)  The summer is a great opportunity to incorporate authentic learning experiences. Families frequently spend more time together and deviate from their typical daily routines. There are not specific activities or tasks that parents must do with their children, but giving mindful attention to communication, vocabulary development, community experiences, and preparing for the upcoming school . (Parenting)

Raising Good Kids

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 Kenneth Buchholz (July 13, 2008)  People often ask us why we have such good kids. At first we didn't know what to say. So we have given it a lot of thought. We have been happily married for 21 years, have 3 sons and are middle class. We hope our experiences will help other families. We have worked hard to live in nice neighborhoods within good school districts. We put our children and their futures first, before .. (Parenting)

Parenting Tips When Teens Are Out of School

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 Dr. Rick Kirschner (July 13, 2008)  School's out, and your teenagers are home. An apt metaphor for this moment is a messy room. A metaphor for what? For any area of their life(and your relationship with them) that's currently a mess! Keep reading to learn how to deal with a messy parent-teen relationship! You politely ask them to clean their room. They say, ‘OK, ’ but nothing happens. You ask again, same .. (Parenting)

Parental Guide Financial Awareness For Children

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 Zoli P (July 13, 2008)  It is important to establish sound principles of money management in children as early as possible. This will avoid the miseries of letting them grow into adulthood without the ability to handle their resources, such as money. As a parent, you can be a key influence to teach and guide your children about money. These are things that you can do to achieve this: Begin to teach your .. (Parenting)

Top 5 Reasons Kids Rebel From Their Parents

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 Cody Kimmel (July 13, 2008)  Raising children in America today is a difficult task. Despite countless marriage books, manuals, and counselors, children today are still rebelling and pushing away from their parents’ influence and often against their parents’ values in unhealthy forms. In some ways, rebellion and defiance is natural and a necessary part of children growing up. Once a child reaches a .. (Parenting)

Your Children Are at Greater Risk of Being Poorer

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 Darren Cason (July 13, 2008)  When it comes to success and money, children are more likely to follow the path of their parents than they are to go a different course. Children of poor parents will likely remain poor, middle class will stay in a similar income bracket, and rich kids will often raise little rich kids of their own. Though these trends generally hold true, it's become more likely in recent years that .. (Parenting)

Sexuality and Puberty in Teenagers

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 Catherine Adeyemi (July 13, 2008)  My teenager was making calls in the midnight with a stranger who just happened to crash her mobile no. My first reaction was to seize the phone and call the stranger (boy) back, barring him from further calls!! Have you noticed that what is prohibited is more attractive and flavored than what is allowed? Sexuality Coming to terms with your teen's developing sexuality can be difficult, .. (Parenting)

Have Patience, Your Kids Will Eat, and Grow!

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 Michelle Murphy (July 13, 2008)  As you are reading this, you may have a three year old that eats nothing but macaroni and cheese and strawberries. Or maybe it's a four year old that tries a variety of foods, but you wonder how he sustains himself with the amount he eats. But rest assured, one day this will only be a distant memory. Of course, you probably hear lots of unsolicited advice. And then there's the .. (Parenting)

Babysitter 101 How to Find Out If Your Babysitter Has a Criminal History

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 John Books (July 13, 2008)  You would never leave your kids alone with a stranger, but how well do you really know your babysitter? Do you know anything about their past? Many of the crimes against children are committed by people we thought we could trust. Whether it's the nice neighbor, a family member, or the babysitter you've hired. Often we don't really think about the potential dangers. Maybe you've hired .. (Parenting)

Parental Alienation How to Identify and Avoid It

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 Dennis Gac (July 13, 2008)  To better understand Parental Alienation you must first know exactly what you are dealing with. It is best defined as a form of social and psychological brain washing of the child or children by one parent to turn the children against the other parent. The “offending parent" will overtly or subtly paint the “target parent’ to the child as irrelevant and insignificant, .. (Parenting)

Temper Tantrums Where Do They Come From?

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 Barbara Hillary, PhD (July 12, 2008)  Temper Tantrums (TTs) are a toddler's way of expressing anger and frustration. They may range from whining, complaining, yelling, pounding, or other violent displays. About 50-80% of 2-3 year old children have TTs at least once a week, and about 20% have them daily. Over 50% of 2 year old children will continue to have TTs at age of 3. Tantrums result from a child's inability to .. (Parenting)

How to Raise a Caring Child

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 Veronica Scott (July 12, 2008)  When you see your two-year-old child refusing to share their toys, hitting another child and pulling on the dog's ears, you wonder if you will ever be able to get them to understand the concepts of kindness and caring. The trouble is at this age, the whole world revolves around them and they think everything is theirs for the taking. The truth is that children are not born with the .. (Parenting)

Before You Medicate Your Child Read This Article!

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 Cassandra George Sturges (July 12, 2008)  When I was a counseling psychologist; I had several parents come to me and demand that I fix their child. The parent would run off the typical list of acting out behaviors that I had grown accustomed to: she doesn't respect authority; he doesn't listen to the teacher; she doesn't turn in her homework; she disobeys the house rules; he bullies his peers; he appears withdrawn; she is .. (Parenting)

Mentoring Children

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 Denise Dema (July 12, 2008)  All parents hope that their children will grow up healthy, happy, and productive. They aspire to have children who have the skills to contribute to their own well-being and to the well-being of their families and community. There is no magic bullet for developing these capacities in children. Literally thousands of programs have been developed to support families in their efforts to .. (Parenting)

Parenting and Spirituality Three Steps to Being More Present With Your Children

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 Jill Hope (July 12, 2008)  As parents today we have so many pressures upon us. Between our jobs, taking care of the home, paying the bills, and organizing the children's busy schedules, it's a wonder we have any time left over to just “be" with our children. But being with our children is not a numbers game. It's not really about how much time we spend with them, but rather it's the quality of our .. (Parenting)

How to Help Build Confidence in Kids

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 Ruby J (July 12, 2008)  Self-confidence, very simply, is having positive, realistic expectations of yourself. Self confidence is usually built up through a history of positive experiences, and with an improved sense of self confidence you will find that your esteem and mental state will be greatly improved as well. Self confidence is a belief in yourself and what you want in life, based on an implicit trust in . (Parenting)

Sibling Rivalry Causes and How to Cope

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 Ruby J (July 12, 2008)  Sibling rivalry is one of humanity's oldest problems. Sibling rivalry is competition between siblings for the love, affection, and attention of one or both parents or for other recognition or gain. Sibling rivalry is universal, but more importantly sibling rivalry is normal. In fact, some experts even suggest that some degree or another of sibling rivalry is a necessary and sometimes .. (Parenting)

The Benefits of Cooking With Kids

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 Ruby J (July 12, 2008)  Cooking is a valuable life skill that helps kids to develop their independence. Cooking can also help boost kids’ confidence as they spend quality time with you while contributing something the whole family can enjoy. Cooking activities are a great way for kids to express themselves and enjoy their creations. Parents often are in search of creative activities for their children, .. (Parenting)

Caught Your Nanny With the Wireless Nanny Cam Being Abusive? Here is How to Fire Her

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 Nahshon Roberts (July 11, 2008)  When you hire, you will fire. As employer, you will have to face situations where you have to terminate your nanny's services - you do not need a full-time nanny because the kids are grown, or you cannot afford her services anymore, or you are unsatisfied with her performance, or she starts snooping around for the wireless nanny cam. But what happens when you catch your nanny being .. (Parenting)

The Nannycam Top Five Reasons Why to Tell Nanny You Have It

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 Nahshon Roberts (July 11, 2008)  A significant increase in the sales of nannycam reflects the growing uneasiness of parents leaving their young children in the care of sitters. There are many reasons for this concern, but should parents tell the nannies about the presence of video surveillance cameras in the home? Should Nanny Be Told? A nannycam at home, is it legal? You are torn between secrecy and fear of the law. .. (Parenting)

Tips on Hiring Your Nanny Wisely (And Consider Nanny Cams Almost Disposable)

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 Nahshon Roberts (July 11, 2008)  One of the most important decisions you have to make in your children's lives is the hiring of their nannies. You will be entrusting your children's well-being to complete strangers! Though nanny cams can serve as deterrents to a nanny abusing your children (if she knows that these are present, with emphasis on “can" as spy cameras will only capture footages and not actually stop .. (Parenting)

Nannycam Three Top Questions Nannies Should Ask When Theres One Around

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 Nahshon Roberts (July 11, 2008)  Nanny jobs are demanding. But if you love children, the job should not be taxing, but rewarding. If you are a stay-in nanny, you will have a place to stay. You get free meals and a chance to travel abroad in some instances. But if there is a nannycam, how should you deal with it and what questions should you ask to protect yourself from unwanted surveillance? Nannies Have the Right to .. (Parenting)

Emotional Bullying in Children

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 Judy Hansen (July 11, 2008)  Emotional Bullying Explained The typical meaning of “bully", as we are familiar of it, is someone who enjoys beating up, picking on, and exhorting others. Well, what we do not know is that bullying not only pertains to physical abuse or threat or torment. Sadly, a child can be emotionally abused, and nobody would even know that he is suffering from it. Unlike physical abuse, .. (Parenting)

Be Your Childs Best Friend Teen Safety

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 Esha Jain (July 11, 2008)  With the verge of latest news Arushi Murder case, the society has witnessed how dangerous it can be for them and their family, if not taken necessary precautions. Being the guardians of teenagers, parents need to be on a constant alert and there is no way by which you can even allow the domestic servants or guards to stay with them alone in the home. Teenage is the period when a child .. (Parenting)

Are You Raising a Mamas Boy Or a Daddys Girl?

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 Sarah Malinak (July 11, 2008)  Whether you are a single parent or married, you could be raising your sons to be mama's boys and your daughters to be daddy's girls without realizing it. Because so many of us in the world today are mama's boys and daddy's girls ourselves, we cannot help but raise our children to be the same as us. Even though the term “mama's boy" carries unhappy connotations and the term .. (Parenting)

The Absolutely Best Names For Muslim Boys

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 Harun Hamid (July 11, 2008)  In the Muslim tradition, names are clearly divided into three categories: Names that are preferred, names that are permissible and names that are forbidden (called: haram). Each of these categories has its own rules, and each has several sub categories. Topping the list for the best names for Muslim baby boys’ names, are names which imply servitude to Allah. This is a tradition .. (Parenting)

Parenting Discipline - Teaching Children Self Respect, Self Control and Empathy

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 Helen R Williams (July 11, 2008)  For many parents, the words parenting discipline have very negative connotations. There is the association with their own childhood and the often unpleasant memories that thinking of discipline raises. Then there is the association of the word discipline with ideas around corporal punishment, with spanking, hitting and hurting children. Some parents believe that the words parenting .. (Parenting)

Is Your Child Exempt?

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 Ned Wicker (July 10, 2008)  If according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, nearly 80% of high school students have tried alcohol, it is easy to come to the conclusion that the potential for alcoholism or drug addiction is put into motion very early in life. What may start out as an “innocent" activity to fit in with friends, to have some fun, or to look older, turns into a .. (Parenting)

Lessons to Learn About Kids Finances

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 Elizabeth Dasilva (July 10, 2008)  Teaching children about personal finance is not easy, but it's certainly do-able. The first thing we must do is show them concrete examples. For instance, do they understand the value of a dime, a dollar, fifty dollars? Can they make a distinction between the value of coins and the value of paper money? Specific monetary values constitute the core of personal finance lessons. In the .. (Parenting)

Kids Activities and How Dad Can Participate

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 E. A. Ismail (July 10, 2008)  Most kids adore their dads. Unless the father is abusive, addicted, or criminally inclined, children have an extreme love for their fathers. I remember when my boys were much younger how they would run to the door when they heard my keys in the lock. Even now, I still catch them copying me in subtle ways and quoting me like I was the final authority on everything from cars to comics. .. (Parenting)

My Three Lil Bears

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 Jeff Barnes (July 10, 2008)  My worst nightmare happened last night. My three children became the three bears last night. Whiney bear decided that they didn't want to be in class. Apathetic bear would only perform while I kept direct eye contact with them. Goofy bear decided that they absolutely had too much energy and that they thought it was appropriate to clown around and sometimes nudge or kick with the other .. (Parenting)

New Creative Techniques on How to Make Toys

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 Eddie Foong (July 10, 2008)  The techniques are simple to use, based on simple 3 Steps as follow: The 3 steps methodology aims to enable children to make use of the left brain (logical thinking), the right brain (creative thinking) and hands-on (movement) approach. This is a very powerful method to allow children to learn how to make toys and play at the same time. The idea is to create a boundless environment for .. (Parenting)

Fatherless Daughters

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 Sandy L. Williams (July 10, 2008)  The story starts with my Mother. Her marriage to my father only lasted until I was five years old and before my brothers were three. My Mom is a very strong and determined woman for whom I had only respect and admiration. That has not changed over these 47 years that have passed. Being that I was five at the time of their separation and divorce, and because of the way Mom chose to .. (Parenting)

Childhood Rages in Adopted Children

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 Brenda McCreight (July 10, 2008)  Rages are not uncommon in children who are adopted from domestic foster care or internationally. If you have a child who does this then you know the symptoms - it may be a sudden outburst, or it may be a slow but unstoppable escalation from mild irritation to full blown rage. You may know the triggers in your child, or there may be no apparent triggers at all. Either way, once the child . (Parenting)

Despite My Imperfections

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 Diane Foster (July 10, 2008)  I just want to jump in here and admit that I am not the best foster mom in the world. My foster daughter and I are two very different individuals. We come from very different backgrounds and we both learned a long time ago that we have very little in common. This little girl, at the age of 11, has learned how to expertly push buttons, and she has managed to find in me some which I did .. (Parenting)

Keeping Your Nanny Through (And Even With) a Nanny Surveillance System

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 Nahshon Roberts (July 10, 2008)  Most parents who hire nannies will install a nanny surveillance system, no matter how simple it is. If you are one of these parents, then you need to know that most nannies know about hidden spy cameras, too. If you are fortunate to come across a nanny who accepts your surveillance measures, then you need to work on keeping her for as long as necessary. Here is how. Mutual Respect and .. (Parenting)

Sibling Rivalry and Your Nanny Surveillance System

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 Nahshon Roberts (July 10, 2008)  Sibling rivalry happens for a lot of reasons, which include individual personalities, unique needs, feelings of jealousy and inferiority. No matter the reason, it is up to you, their parents, to help your kids get along better and resolve their conflicts. You can use your nanny surveillance system to this end. When, Where and Why Conflicts Occur With your nanny surveillance system, you . (Parenting)

Your Special Child and a Nanny Cam

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 Nahshon Roberts (July 10, 2008)  Every child is special. But in modern usage, a special child pertains to a child with behavioral, developmental, learning, physical and mental disabilities. They might have mild developmental disabilities or debilitating mental illnesses; dyslexia or schizophrenia; food allergies or cancers. The list is endless. With your nanny cam, which you thought can only be applied for spying on .. (Parenting)

Children and Goal Setting, Vital For Their Success

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 Jeanne Condon (July 10, 2008)  Today I sat my 6 children down and began goal setting with them. My husband and I have recently begun the important tactic of setting goals. We feel that if we are on the road to change and success, we must lead them along in little steps, as well. In my 22 years of marriage, we talked of goals and dreamed of goals, but we never wrote them down. Writing them down is vital for the brain . (Parenting)

Top 5 Summer Organizing Projects For Kids

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 Alberta Okoro (July 10, 2008)  Now that your kids are out of school, this is a great time for them to get some organizing done! Here are the top 5 projects your children should work on during the summer: Purge backpack & school work If your children's backpacks are crammed full of graded papers and old projects, kindly suggest to them that it's time to purge and make room for the next school year. Only keep .. (Parenting)

All of a Sudden, it Was There

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 Ned Wicker (July 10, 2008)  "Hal" and I have been friends for years, but through a professional connection, so we check in every once in a while. It's been a few years since we've worked together, so it's only a couple of times a year that we get the opportunity to reconnect and tell old war stories. I've always enjoyed his company and his stories, only this time the story was anything but amusing. For the last .. (Parenting)

5 Areas to Pursue When Your Child is Diagnosed With Autism

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 JoAnn Collins (July 09, 2008)  Do you have a young child who has recently been diagnosed with autism? Do you feel lost and don't know where to start? Then this article is for you! This article will discuss what 5 areas to concentrate on, when your child is diagnosed with autism. The good news is that autism is now considered treatable; but treatment must start as soon as possible, to be the most effective. The first . (Parenting)




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