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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)

Getting Past Those Homework Battles

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 Veronica Scott (July 09, 2008)  The evening homework ritual can lead to a lot of stomping, screaming and pouting from children and parents alike! Some children will do anything do get out of homework. A homework assignment that might take 15 minutes turns into a two-hour battle. If you want to put a stop to the homework battles, then do your homework on how to stop them for good! Homework can't be completed if .. (Parenting)

Ways of Dealing With Separation Anxiety

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 Veronica Scott (July 09, 2008)  The sound of your child wailing and clinging desperately to you as you try and escape to the door is enough to make any parent want to run back to them, sweep them up and promise to never leave them again. But the reality is that sometimes moms and dads have to leave their little ones behind either for work, a doctor's appointment, or maybe just to have a quiet moment alone. Separation .. (Parenting)

Discipline Your Child by Staying Calm and Learning Fast

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 Chris Malanga (July 09, 2008)  As parents we all deal with obstinate kids who refuse to pay attention to you and also have that special ability to annoy you. It is more than likely that when the child refuses to listen to you will scold him and you will be very angry at him. This is really what we do not want to happen. You are in an early morning rush and want to reach office on time but your kid refuses to get up .. (Parenting)

Enter the Bratutante The Glorification of Inappropriate Behavior

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 Suzanne Zazulak Pedro (July 09, 2008)  Currently, we are a nation of voyeuristic viewing of guilty pleasure such as TV reality shows selecting potential marital mates, and tabloid magazines devoted to the scandals of the young and younger starlets eliciting their fame from borderline criminal, sexual and socio-pathological escapades. These Paris’ and Nicoles are dubbed “celebutantes" who embody an empty .. (Parenting)

How to Talk to Your Child About Infidelity Cheating

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 Danielle L. Taylor (July 09, 2008)  When you find out that your spouse has been unfaithful, it is one of the most difficult things that you will ever have to endure. If you're the one that has cheated, you probably realize the amount of pain that is inflicted on your spouse. What you may not comprehend is the pain that your child can feel because of infidelity. This article discusses how to talk to your children about .. (Parenting)

Tattling How to End the Tattle Battles Between Children and Create Peace of Mind For You

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 Pam Golden (July 09, 2008)  "Tattling can be a perfect time to teach young children critical communication skills. " "Mommy he's looking at me funny. " “Oooh Mommy she's picking her nose. " If you are a parent of a child nine or younger, you have probably heard words like those a thousand times, and that's only in the past hour! Tattling can be so annoying, that it's easy to turn a deaf ear. And why not? .. (Parenting)

Child Abuse Ways to Stop This

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 Ojiugo Ajunwa (July 09, 2008)  Child Abuse is so rampant in our societies these days! It really shouldn't hurt to be a child! Treat your children well. In Nigeria for instance, we have what you can call House Helps (some are as young as 6-years-old). For a discerning adult that has such a small aged child as a house help: do all you can to be humane in your dealing with the child. Please don't over-labor the child .. (Parenting)

Positive Rewards With Positive Activities

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 Jeff Barnes (July 09, 2008)  "Great job cleaning your room, here are the keys to my car. . . . . " While I know nobody would give the keys to your car to an underage driver. That is clearly an example of an improper reward being used.   Rewards can be an easy way to get children to do things but money and junk food will only last so long. Soon after, entitlement sets in and you have another problem on your hands. . (Parenting)

Getting the Right Babysitter

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 Ally Sal (July 09, 2008)  Babysitters have become very common in recent years. In this day and age, both parents need to work to have a sizeable income to live on. This means that they cannot be there for their children all the time and thus require a babysitter to take their place. Finding a babysitter has to be a very carefully done task since you will be entrusting your child into the arms of someone who is .. (Parenting)

What to Do When Children Cry

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 Fiona Lohrenz (July 09, 2008)  Like it or not, at home or at day care, crying is a physiological process, a certainty for new born babes. Babies communicate with other humans via this annoying yet necessary technique. Unless your baby has miraculously mastered the art of speech her method of communication is probably going to be a spot of wailing. Discomfort of any sort is guaranteed to bring on a bout of the tears. .. (Parenting)

Teen Babysitters How to Find a Good One

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 Shannon G Hutton (July 09, 2008)  Finding a good babysitter can be a very stressful experience. Many parents rely on friends and family to watch their children, but there are inevitably times when you need someone outside of your immediate circle to care for your children. While there are a lot of teenagers who can provide caring, reliable and cost effective childcare, unfortunately not all of them are responsible .. (Parenting)

When to Tell Your Kids Youre Planning to Divorce

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 Shannon G Hutton (July 09, 2008)  Before I provide this type of guidance, I want to reiterate the importance of having both parents present during this pivotal conversation. When both parents sit down to tell their children about the divorce, it demonstrates to children that the decision to divorce is a joint one, even if that is not the case. Although I understand it can be very difficult, it is crucial that parents .. (Parenting)

Five Things Every Parent Should Know About Teenagers

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 Richelle Braun (July 09, 2008)  Parents often say that they just want to understand their teenager better. Wouldn't you like to know what's going on inside their heads? Maybe, maybe not! The following are a few tips that I've learned in my experience with teenagers. This can be used as a tool to bridge the gap between parents and teenagers, and to keep family ties strong through both the good and the difficult times. . (Parenting)

The Family Development Program Creativity, Performance and Play to Help Families Develop

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 Jennifer Bullock (July 09, 2008)  In our current over-scheduled, over-pressured world, families are confronting problems they have little capacity to do anything about. We can tend to cope by getting stuck in a narrow range of behaviors and responses even if they are not helpful. A child who has learned to have temper tantrums when she is angry, and her parents who have learned to punish or pamper her, are stuck in .. (Parenting)

Self Care For Parents

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 Mia Redrick (July 09, 2008)  The demands of family life are exhausting. Carpooling, school activities, and birthday parties are just some of the many things we support in our children's lives. As parents, it is easy to become so inundated taking care of our children that we forget to nurture ourselves. This month, let's make a commitment to nurture Mom and Dad. Our children are counting on us to set the right .. (Parenting)

What They Dont Tell You About Having Kids

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 Stasia Boyles (July 09, 2008)  I have 4 kids. They are my greatest accomplishment and my greatest trial at times. No one can frustrate you as quickly or thoroughly as a belligerent child. Throughout the 7 years I have been a mother, I have discovered many new and interesting things that I didn't know before. When I talk to other parents about these things, they have often discovered them as well through their .. (Parenting)

Grow Your Child to Be A Winner!

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 Rohani Razak (July 08, 2008)  Do you have the guts? Most people will say knowledge is power. I say knowledge that is used is power. Applied knowledge is what it is all about. Schools need to learn this as well. Therefore how is this translated to your parenting skills. Get your children to do things - not just learn them. Most people at one time or another will tell you they had a great idea about something. Some .. (Parenting)

How Do You Parent a Child With Problem Behavior?

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 Dr. Jennifer Baxt, DMFT (July 08, 2008)  There are many families out there who have children who exhibit “bad" behavior. Few behavioral problems in children are a result of genetics or lack of intelligence. In fact, most behavioral problems are developed through the influence the children are exposed to. Children who appear to have difficulties in their behavior are usually reacting to their environment, difficulties in .. (Parenting)

Nanny Background Checks Can Save Your Children

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 Nick Stoles (July 08, 2008)  Some people begin to carry out projects without the right kind of background checks on their staff. Because projects are usually short-lived, they might assume that it wouldn't make much of a difference, but this usually isn't the case. Many projects have packed up halfway through because one person thought things weren't being done his own way. There is a lot that you can get from .. (Parenting)

Strong Values Learned at a Young Age Tend to Stick

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 Diane Cossie (July 08, 2008)  Without a doubt the USA and many other countries around the world have a much better understanding of allowing children to develop young strong attitudes and become involved with money at a much younger age than in the UK. I was reminded of this most recently when the gentleman from the USA had introduced some excellent principles to his sons already, including a regular donation to the . (Parenting)

Parenting Children With Gratitude

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 Stacey Scott (July 08, 2008)  We are living in a society where there never seems to be enough time. No time for ourselves, our families and especially for our children. More than ever we need to communicate to our children the need to reflect on, and be thankful for, the good things that are indeed a part of our lives. Developing such things as a child's confidence and self belief begins with you, the parent. If we . (Parenting)

Healthy Food Means Yucky Food!

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 Angelle Batten (July 08, 2008)  So, you are ready to make some changes in your family's diet. You've heard and read enough to know that eating Real Food is important to your family's health and happiness. You know what your kids eat when they are young not only affects their health now, but also in the future. You are feeling good about your decision. Your intuition is supporting you. The science is behind you. .. (Parenting)

Exceptionalities Beyond the Labeling

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 Jason M McIntyre (July 08, 2008)  I work in Early Childhood Education field, where we see a lot of exceptionalities in young children. The term is something that came about as a way of referring to anyone who has been diagnosed with any kind of developmental or physical disability by a doctor (pediatrician in most cases of younger children) The most common diagnosis we see are Autism, ADD, ADHD, ODD and Bi-Polar. I've .. (Parenting)

Keep Your Children From Harm by Conducting Background Checks

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 Maella Ayson (July 08, 2008)  Conducting background checks is a serious matter; you have to be patient enough in gathering information. Make sure that information gathered is accurate and reliable. Remember that information should be accurate and reliable to avoid drastic situation that may lead you to trouble. We say it critical in conducting background checks because life may be at stake when we overlook on doing . (Parenting)

Ten Excellent Ways to Get Your Child Ready For Summer Camp

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 Shiji Shijina (July 07, 2008)  Summer Camp is an exciting thing for parents; as their child is going to learn loads of new thing in the camp. However it could be a nightmare for the child if he or she is not ready for camp. Following are the ten excellent ways to get your child ready for the next summer camp. - Go through books available in association with camp. These books must be read by both parents and .. (Parenting)

Background Check Your Nanny to Secure Your Childs Safety

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 Maella Ayson (July 07, 2008)  In a world full of strangers, it is hard to trust someone whom you have just met for the first time. It is not bad to be suspicious; it is like securing one's privacy and safety. For some reason, there will come a point in your life that you need to conduct background checks, especially if you are a single parent and working hard to provide the needs of your children. Being a single .. (Parenting)

The Perfect Solution For Parents With Kids in College Make Sure They Are Safe

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 Matthew Carey (July 07, 2008)  Summers now half way over and the new school year is just around the corner. This means different things to different people. If you're a parent that's sending their child off to college there is no doubt you have some fears in mind. There is nothing wrong with it; as a matter of fact it is perfectly normal. You have raised your children and done everything in your power to ensure they .. (Parenting)

How to Do EFT When a Child is Missing a Parent?

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 Helena Johnson (July 07, 2008)  How to help a child when missing a parent? It is a challenge of many single parents - what to do when a child asks for a mom or dad that is no longer a part of the family? Some parents feel that it is their fault, that they were selfish to get a divorce and due to that guilt, cannot really hear the child. Some parents do anything possible to replace the role of the missing one. Over .. (Parenting)

Leaning on and Learning From Others

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 Diane Foster (July 07, 2008)  At one time or another all foster families need support with the issues that come when living with a foster child. When the decision is made to become a foster parent, it is important to understand that the parenting techniques you may have implemented when raising your own biological children often don't work with a foster child. Foster children often have backgrounds which differ .. (Parenting)

The First Time

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 Maureen Miller (July 07, 2008)  I remember, so clearly, the day I was told my child had a disability. It was an explosion of emotions. Some emotions were conflicting which didn't make acceptance occur in a smooth motion. I was so terribly upset that my child should be singled out for this rare disorder. By the time I got home, from the hospital, I was shocked to realize that I was really upset that I had been singled .. (Parenting)

Practical Tips to Reduce Bullying

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 Ally Sal (July 07, 2008)  Bullying is fairly common in schools and almost thirty percent of children go through being bullied at one point or another during the course of their school life. Parents tend to have a very difficult time in dealing with their child being bullied. Most parents simply report their concerns to the school authorities and this sometimes aggravates the situation leading to more bullying .. (Parenting)

Teach Your Kid Good Food Eating Habits With Fun Activities

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 Chris Malanga (July 07, 2008)  As parents you have had experiences where you constantly worry about the eating habits of your kids. A large percentage of kids are finicky eaters and or they eat at their sweet will with parents especially moms fretting out on their eating habits. It is time then to take action and try to inculcate some eating habits using fun as a medium as opposed to threatening or bribing the kids. . (Parenting)

Increase Your Kids Mental Intelligence Via Coloring Pages

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 Chris Malanga (July 07, 2008)  A small child's intellectual capabilities begin to develop as soon it is born and by age 4 they have developed most of the basic capabilities they would require for their adulthood. The brain never stops growing though and keeps on assimilating and organizing the knowledge it had acquired. To expand those intellectual capabilities and help the brain grow coloring pages are a very good .. (Parenting)

Make Learning Fun For Kids With Special Experiences

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 Chris Malanga (July 07, 2008)  We all know that experiences are what teach us the most in life. It is those experiences which mould us a human being. It is true for all ages and kids also learn by experiences. I am sure we all remember those special summer events in the school or those special days at the grandparent's house. Those were special experiences which inculcated a lot of good habits in us. It is those .. (Parenting)

Extending Grace to Children

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 Kim Patrick (July 06, 2008)  My boys had a punch up today. There you go, I said it. Now you know that my kids are not perfect. But remember, we can't always control what our kids say or do. But we sure can control our reactions to it. I was in the kitchen when I heard some language that wasn't allowed in our house. I walked into the lounge and one of my boys had another boy in a head lock, and the other one was on . (Parenting)

Building Confidence Through Empowerment

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 Solomon Brenner (July 06, 2008)  We all want our children to eventually become independent and to make good choices all on their own. While they may not always make the right choices every time, making mistakes isn't as detrimental to their personal growth as a parent who makes all their decisions for them. A child who has been taught to be confident in their choices will be able to resist dangers like peer pressure .. (Parenting)

Confronting New Situations With Confidence, Attitude and Opportunity

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 Solomon Brenner (July 06, 2008)  For your children, trying new things can present an exciting new opportunity or an insurmountable barrier. Often times the fear of failure is what keeps children from trying new things and gaining new skills, which can lead to low self-esteem. You certainly don't want to force your child to do something he doesn't want to do, but you also don't want him to miss out because he is too shy . (Parenting)

Arming Your Children With Information

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 Solomon Brenner (July 06, 2008)  At any given moment there are an infinite number of things on your mind involving your child's health, education or development. While it is unlikely that your child will be abducted, it is still important to keep their personal safety in mind and give them the tools they need to avoid any situations in which they might be abducted or exploited. The number one tool you can give them is .. (Parenting)

Letting Go So They Can Grow

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 Solomon Brenner (July 06, 2008)  It can be difficult for parents to judge when to step in and when to let their children handle something on their own. Many parents tend to hover over children and intervene at the slightest sign of a problem. The truth is that letting your children make mistakes and learn from them can be a powerful tool to help them succeed, enabling them to become more independent, self-disciplined .. (Parenting)

Getting Involved in Your Childs School

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 Veronica Scott (July 06, 2008)  It is important for parents to be involved in their child's school. Children whose parents participate in their school have higher grades and test scores and better attendance, and are more likely to be well adjusted and enjoy school, according to a report from the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the National Coalition for Parental Involvement in Education (NCPIE). The U. .. (Parenting)

Great Parenting Tips To Make Your Life Easier!

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 Julie Gardner (July 06, 2008)  I want you to think back carefully, very carefully. Around the time that you gave birth to your children, can you remember your midwife handing something to you? Maybe a piece of paper, a booklet, a dvd? No - Are you sure? No me either! So where are our instructions? Our little book of parenting tips. Everything new comes with instructions, everybody knows that! Everything apart from .. (Parenting)

The Third Major Principle of Quality For Parents

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 Don Dewsnap (July 06, 2008)  The Third Major Principle of quality depends on the first two Major Principles of quality; by using all three, you are well on your way to being an excellent parent. First, you have a Quality Attitude: you try to make things around you better than they have been, and you try to do whatever you are doing better than you did it before. Second, you have recognized that when someone .. (Parenting)

Parents Vs Children

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 Aman Redmen (July 06, 2008)  Parents are the people who have brought us in this world of indifference, greed, backstabbing etc. Many times we have fought with our parents on topics ranging from the North Pole to the South Pole. A number of TV shows have been produced discussing these issues. But ask yourself, has the issue ever been solved. In half hour of discussion, people point fingers on the children, on .. (Parenting)

Is Your Child Ready For Competitive Sports?

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 Barbara Robertson (July 06, 2008)  There are some children who thrive on competitive sports, but for the most part children just want to do whatever their beautiful hearts desire. How can you tell if your child is ready for the rigors of competitive sports? Do they get upset when, at 8 years old, they complain that their teammates aren't helping to win the game? That child likes to win and is ultra competitive! He/she is . (Parenting)

China Americas First Choice For Adoption

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 Kris Thompson (July 06, 2008)  More than any other country, American Couples turn to China when adopting. Since 1992 American families have brought nearly 50,000 Chinese orphans into their hearts and homes. Why adopt? Why China? The adoption question is an easy one. Americans thrive on family life. Many couples, unable to grow their family through more traditional means, find themselves faced with choosing between .. (Parenting)

4 Parenting Tips to Help You Enforce Special Education Law

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 JoAnn Collins (July 05, 2008)  Do you have a child with a disability who is receiving special education services? Are you frustrated because it is hard to get needed educational services, for your child? Would you like a few parenting tips, to help you make sure that special education personnel follow IDEA? This article will discuss 4 parenting tips, that will help you in enforcing, the Individuals with Disabilities .. (Parenting)

What Have We Done to Our Children?

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 Rohani Razak (July 05, 2008)  When we are born we are just empty barrels. At the beginning of our lives as children, if you noticed we laughed more, dared to be adventurous, curious at every little thing that came our way. Then came the adults who imposed on us their worries, their frustrations, their fears and disappointments and their failures. The adults thought they were doing us a favour. Apparently, if we .. (Parenting)

Family Health Parents Kids Have Stress Too!

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 Dr. Anca Martalog N.D. (July 05, 2008)  Do you remember searching for four leaf clovers in the grass when you were a kid? Making dandelion necklace? Building forts with old cardboard boxes? What will your kids remember? Sitting in the back of a minivan? Ordering dinner at drive -thru? Being shuttled from activity? More importantly, how will it affect their mental and physical health? Emergency doctors are noticing more and .. (Parenting)

Parental Guidance Are You Showing Your Children Inappropriate Films?

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 Andrew Hawnt (July 05, 2008)  Something that has become apparent in my time working with movie memorabilia, action figures and associated merchandise, is the number of parents who are allowing their children to watch inappropriate films and TV shows. In this age of the DVD box set, movies on demand via digital TV and the like, something negative has happened to the attitudes of many people in regard to the things .. (Parenting)




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