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Disciplinary Action and Children

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 Brice Hern (July 05, 2008)  It seems that these days parents are reluctant to discipline their children either for fear of the consequences of law or because they feel that reasoning with a child is more appropriate. This article will discuss the process of punishing your child and the consequences of not. When punishing a child for doing something wrong, there are a few things that must be kept in mind. Quick .. (Parenting)

Youth Organization Bringing it All Together Discipline

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 Chad Gary (July 05, 2008)  The area in which most parents worry the most about their connection to their teenagers is when it comes to discipline. How hard should you be? What are effective consequences? How do you hold the line and stay connected, too? These are all great questions, but if you take a minute to consider the role of intuition and integrity in your teenager's life, you will also see a new approach .. (Parenting)

Parenting Your Children Exercise Your Authority

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 Steve Price (July 05, 2008)  Parents, have you exercised your authority with your children and it met with resentment? Picture this scenario: “I'm going to throw a fit until I get what I want.  Daddy (or Mommy) let's me, why don't you? You just don't want me to have fun, do you? You are always telling me what to do. " Has your child ever said this to you? How did you feel? Maybe angry, or disappointed, .. (Parenting)

Common Teenage Problems

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 Catherine Adeyemi (July 05, 2008)  The teenage years are fraught with all kinds of problems. A parent needs to understand the different pressures a teenager faces in order to help the teenage child through all of them. Physical Features One of the biggest worries for adolescents is their physical appearance. Changing body shape, hair in unlikely places, spots breaking out - no wonder teenagers spend so much time looking . (Parenting)

Allow Your Daughter to Seek Her Dreams, Not Yours

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 Alyssa Avant (July 04, 2008)  I knew at the age of 16 that I was passionate about Jesus, and beauty and fashion, but could I turn that into a career. Maybe. My mom and dad thought it would be safer to be a counselor, and began encouraging me to pursue the education necessary to be a licensed counselor. Unfortunately, it is not my passion or my dream. For several years, however, I pursued the field of counseling one .. (Parenting)

Advocacy 101 9 Steps to Advocating Your Childs Needs

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 Maureen Miller (July 04, 2008)  Ah what we, parents of disabled children, could teach lawyers about this topic. Here's what I've learned. 1. Be passionate about what you are trying to do. Always stick up for your child. 2. Persevere at all costs. 3. Insist on being present in all dialogues that will result in a change or addition to your child's support. 4. Participate in these dialogues no matter how scared and .. (Parenting)

Does the Number of Children in a Family Determine How Well Parents Raise Their Children?

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 Dilasari Hidayat (July 04, 2008)  Is there any correlation between the number of children a family has and how well parents raise their children? I better tell you about my exploration. Nowadays, more couples whom I know very well, decide to have only one child. Some of my old friends whom I have met again in school reunions, my own sister, one of my nephews, one of my husband's nephews. . . they all have only one .. (Parenting)

Hey Baby Taking Care of Your Baby

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 Urmila Sinha (July 04, 2008)  Giving birth to a life is one of the most beautiful experiences of life! With God's grace, we women are blessed with this amazing experience. After the arrival of a baby, all of a sudden we discover a whole new world. All our priorities change. We want to give all the very best and a warm welcome to this new soul. In order to give best to your little angel, you need to pay special .. (Parenting)

Wee Wee Wee All the Way Home

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 Tara Cain (July 04, 2008)  What four words do you dread hearing the most when you are in the middle of a car journey with a young child? I. NEED. A. WEE. You get that tightening in the pit of your stomach because it always comes despite making your little one sit on the toilet at least three times before actually leaving the house, denying them a drink for two hours before the journey and it always always .. (Parenting)

Four Simple, Effective Ways to Help Your Child Avoid Summertime Slide

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 Brenda Silver (July 03, 2008)  Summertime Slide, as any educator, and many parents will tell you is what happens to children's learning ability when they don't study during the summer-their ability to learn slides down, down down. Unfortunately, getting back to speed when school starts is hard. In this article, we will go over four simple ways you can help your child, grandchild or neighbor's child to use those gray .. (Parenting)

A Gift From God

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 Maureen Miller (July 03, 2008)  Like a lot of parents who have a child with a disabilty, I belong to a support group. In this group, all the parents have a child with the same disability. Sometimes the support group touches on this subject. of how the parents can accept this situation they find ourselves in. Members often remind everyone that the reason we have our child is because it is a gift from God. Yes, this .. (Parenting)

No Such Word As Normal

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 Maureen Miller (July 03, 2008)  The whole concept of what is “normal" shifted dramatically when I discovered I was the parent of a child with a disability. I touched on it briefly before. It's all a matter of perception and if what I experience has always been that way for me then it is “normal" for me. So when someone finally asked me how I coped it caught me by surprise. When I stumbled into the arena .. (Parenting)

Nannys Background Check

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 Maella Ayson (July 03, 2008)  Trusting someone you don't know that much is a very critical situation, especially if a person is a total stranger to you and will work as a nanny to your children. It is a big risk to trust someone, you're putting your children in danger allowing someone you really don't know what kind of a person is taking good care of your children. Mostly a lot of people conduct a background check .. (Parenting)

Confessions of a Handicapped Parent

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 Maureen Miller (July 03, 2008)  It came to me in a flash! I was trying to think of a name for an article I was writing. I wanted it to be for parents of disabled children and I wanted it to be short. If I just said “handicapped parents", then someone might think it was for a parent with a disability. Then it dawned on me. . . okay it hit me like a hammer. This piece was never about my own child, who is .. (Parenting)

Teach Your Children Good Money Habits Control Their Spending

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 W. M. Blake (July 03, 2008)  Today's modern culture seems to always want instant gratification. The Internet provides any information we want whenever we want it. And microwaves allow us to prepare entire meals in just a few short seconds. As a result of such cultural influence, children want everything; now. You can help your children to be more patient about money by controlling how much they spend. Children's .. (Parenting)

Whats an Appropriate Allowance For Kids?

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 W. M. Blake (July 03, 2008)  Parents give their children a regular allowance for a very simple reason: they are their children. While giving an allowance to children is not direct payment for work done at the home, a lack of effort to help might affect the amount they earn. The following will present some suggestions regarding the difficult decision of just how much money children should earn from their allowance. . (Parenting)

Getting Ready For Kindergarten

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 Veronica Scott (July 03, 2008)  It is a monumental moment when your child finally goes to kindergarten. For many parents it is also a bittersweet moment. On one hand you are excited for your child and on the other hand you realize that your baby is growing up. Hopefully you save the tears for the car ride home! But what should your child know and be able to do before entering kindergarten? Academic Knowledge .. (Parenting)

Parenting Tips When Your Kids Are on Vacation and Youre Not

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 Jean Tracy (July 03, 2008)  Would you like parenting tips when your kids are on vacation and you're not? Inside you'll find some fun ideas to bond with your kids and build character too. A few days ago I received a phone call from a child I didn't know. “Mom, can I go out and play?" The child sounded about 8 or 9. “You have the wrong number. " I answered. That call made me think of all the moms who .. (Parenting)

Teach Your Children to Read The Right Way

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 Shannah Godfrey (July 03, 2008)  My third child, my son, was having trouble learning how to read. I had the book “Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons, " but he wasn't catching on. I created flash cards for him that taught him to read. I have since used them with my other 5 children and they have all been above the age appropriate reading level before entering school and throughout their school years. I .. (Parenting)

Parenting and Stress Four Strategies to Lessen Tension and Live More Peacefully

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 Jill Hope (July 03, 2008)  Parenting is one of the hardest roles to play. When coupled with jobs and household responsibilities, it's no surprise that parents nowadays feel a great amount of stress. These stresses can take a toll on the best of parents, leaving them short on patience. This often leads parents to resort to shouting or saying things to their children they later regret. Unfortunately, our children .. (Parenting)

7 Mistakes Parents Make in Preparing Their Students For College

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 Dr. Debi Yohn (July 03, 2008)  The summer months will quickly slip by and before long you will be saying goodbye to your college student. If they are freshman it is particularly difficult to get them ready for this college experience but even if they are returning college students, parents have home work to do over the summer. Mistake #1 Recognizing that you may be having some of the same feelings as your college .. (Parenting)

Is Your College Student Safe?

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 Dr. Debi Yohn (July 03, 2008)  What do the statistics say? It is hard to believe but the crime rate is almost two times less on college campuses than off. So this tells us your student is safer living on campus than off campus. It also points out how safe our campuses really are. Violent crimes are much more prevalent among the general population of the U. S. A. These statistics do not relieve us of the .. (Parenting)

Five Natural Ways to Foster Creativity in Children

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 Alan H. Jordan (July 03, 2008)  The thing about creative solutions is that it feels great when you come up with one and it works. Of course, a creative solution is not always the best solution. That is why millions of children memorize their times tables, but not every child can quickly recall that 6 x 7 = 42. Try a creative approach when rote memorization is not working. There are five natural ways for parents, .. (Parenting)

Family-Nurturing Communication Topic - Kindergarten Graduate to First Grade - Rite of Passage

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 Huldah Jones (July 03, 2008)  Prepare a Personal Family Event to celebrate this significant milestone in your family. The more personal and private the better as it is an occasion different than the public"one for each child. Let your Kindergarten graduate show what she or he has accomplished the following activities: Know all capital and lower case letters. recognize Know the days of the week and the months of the . (Parenting)

Embracing Change For Your Familys Future

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 Lori Weiner (July 02, 2008)  Turn on any television set to watch the Presidential candidates speak and you are certain to hear the buzzword of the day. Change. The political dimension is absorbed with phrases that embrace the word “change". Change to help our economic crisis, change to end the war in Iraq, change to help secure our borders. Americans are overwhelmed and have reached their pain threshold in .. (Parenting)

The Juice Box Jungle

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 Andy Fletcher (July 02, 2008)  Beep, beep, beep-the six o’ clock alarm rings. Shower, brush your teeth, and off to the kitchen, hopefully to make school lunches. Instead, “Fifth grade, you get six bucks for lunch. Seventh grade, six bucks for your lunch. High school, eight bucks for McDonald's now-a-day's. " Gone are the days of ants-on-a-log and salami sandwiches. “Wanna trade your Sunkist .. (Parenting)

Six Ways to Keep Your Baby Busy at a Restaurant

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 John Twardos (July 02, 2008)  When Andrew was a newborn, it was very easy to take him out to restaurants with us. Most of the time he just quietly slept in his carrier while we enjoyed our food. Now that he is approaching one, he is a very active baby who needs to be constantly entertained. I have compiled a list of six tips to keep a baby busy at dinner time: 1. Bring a few of his favorite toys to keep him .. (Parenting)

Raising a Resilient, Bounce Back Kid

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 Judy H. Wright (July 02, 2008)  How does your child handle disappointment? What happens if they don't win the game, election or friend? Do they want to quit the team when they're not picked to play? Have a Plan BParenting)

Parental Control Over the Internet and TV

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 Dick Richard (July 02, 2008)  Parental control over the internet and TV is becoming a serious issue, as it is very hard for parents to be able to know what their children do while browsing the internet. In addition to the more traditional websites today, a lot of TV and video content has been added to the web, allowing all sorts of contents to be available to a broader audience. Although many adult and x-rated .. (Parenting)

Raising Boys!

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 Jeanne Condon (July 02, 2008)  I have seven sons. Have you recovered from the shock yet? Most people pause in awed reflection when I tell them that. I appreciate the response because it in not an easy task raising boys in the 21st century. I did not set out to have seven sons. I actually bought into the current mantra of two kids: a boy and a girl. Then we would be the socially perfect family. But that is not how . (Parenting)

Parenting and Drinking

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 George Chao (July 02, 2008)  Alcohol and its ill effects are all over ‘ media, internet and we have alternate person in the society actually demonstrating live, what alcohol can do. The reaction that most people have when you ask them how much they drink, is to quickly deflect the focus off of themselves and state how much less they drink in comparison to others. Everyone calls themselves social drinkers. .. (Parenting)

The Easiest Way to Help Your Child Concentrate

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 Frank McGinty (July 01, 2008)  There must be some reason why some children are better at concentration than others, wouldn't you agree? Well. . .in reality there are lots of reasons, but by giving this question just a little thought you can go a long way toward helping your child improve. Even if she is quite young, you can explain what concentration is. Show her examples of concentration in action. You see it all .. (Parenting)

Should I Let the Teachers Know That My Kid Has ADHD?

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 Attan Denis (July 01, 2008)  Children with ADHD are often very hard to handle both at home, in school, and in other surroundings. Fearing that teachers may ignore their ADHD kids, the one question these parents often asked is whether they should inform the teachers about their children's medical condition or keep it a secret. The general consensus among experts is that both the teachers and the school authorities .. (Parenting)

Living Lessons of the Bumblebee

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 Aj Gentry (July 01, 2008)  As I wandered through the garden flowers blooming outside my house yesterday I happened upon some bumblebees as they went about their business leaping from flower to flower in search of nectar and pollen I happen to like bumblebees and butterflies. They have always been a fascination of mine since childhood and having grown up in a country environment I was comfortable with them being .. (Parenting)

Keep You Teenagers Safe on Prom Night Rent Them a Limo

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 Sam G. Smith (July 01, 2008)  Many parents are concerned about the teenagers when it comes to prom night. Because this is a night for parties and sometimes it's the first time there teenagers will try alcohol. And even if they trust their teenager, there might be other drivers out there who could be intoxicated, making the roads a dangerous place for teenagers on prom night. One solution to keeping your teenagers .. (Parenting)

Step Parentings Answer Supporting the Non Parent Spouse

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 Steve Wickham (July 01, 2008)  I like to share newfound knowledge and the things I learn because it reinforces these things in a very personal way for me. One new lesson I discovered very recently pertained to supporting my wife in her relationship with my daughters relating to an important issue for her. My insipid support of her in one small area (for me) was damaging relationships in what was becoming a rather .. (Parenting)

Finding a Good Babysitter For Your Kids

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 Veronica Scott (July 01, 2008)  Entrusting someone else to care for your child can be a daunting ordeal. But mommies and daddies desperately need those moments away to reconnect with each other. And those times shouldn't be spent calling home every five minutes and constantly worrying if your children are being properly cared for. However, if you put in the time and effort into choosing a babysitter that you trust and . (Parenting)

Getting Ready For Back to School

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 Veronica Scott (July 01, 2008)  The summer fun is about to end and now its time to get back to the business of school. It's something the kids and parents alike dread. But the process can go much smoother if you plan ahead. Getting Back on Schedule It's nice to be able to stay up late and sleep in during the summer months but getting the kids back to on a school sleeping schedule can create sleepy little monsters in .. (Parenting)

National Parenting Gifted Children Week

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 Maria Ann Geffers (July 01, 2008)  As a parent of a gifted child, I'd like to recognize National Parenting Gifted Week by sharing some of the challenges our brightest students and their families face, and by dispelling the myth that smart kids don't need support, as they most certainly do. While there is an intense focus in our schools on low-achieving pupils, the needs of gifted students too often go ignored. It is .. (Parenting)

Helping Your 10 Year Old Picky Eater

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 Brian Kennedy (July 01, 2008)  Many children are picky about foods when they are small. As they grow older their pickyness about food may either decrease or increase. Handling a 10 year old picky eater is more difficult than handling a 4 year one. This is because a 10 year old picky eater is a grown up child and can recognize different foods offered to him. Given below are a few tips on helping an older picky eater .. (Parenting)

No! Stop it Right Now! You Cannot Do That! Why Are Parents So Afraid to Just Say NO?

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 Deborrah Cooper (July 01, 2008)  Why is it that so many parents are afraid of saying “no" to their children? Are parents today spineless weenies, raising a generation of selfish spoiled brats? Are you guilty of rewarding your children's disrespectful treatment with an unending stream of material goods and unyielding devotion? Parenting: A Brat Today, A Social Nightmare Tomorrow? Every parent wants their children .. (Parenting)

Stop Worrying and Help Your Child Concentrate - In Three Easy Steps

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 Frank McGinty (July 01, 2008)  Be honest - are you one of those parents who worry about their child's apparent inability to concentrate? Are you constantly asking, does he or she have ADHD? Are they doomed to failure and a life of disrupting others? This may come as a surprise, but many schools in the western world are seeing a fall in the concentration levels of their students, especially those in the younger .. (Parenting)

Raising Children Tips For a New Mom

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 Jay Osborn (June 30, 2008)  Becoming a new mom also comes not only with a new baby but also a rush of different and sometimes conflicting emotions. These emotions can range from excitement and joy to stress and being unsure of yourself. Although all these emotions are normal they can be hard to deal with. Here are a few easy tips to help you get through becoming a new mom. Tip #1: Set a schedule and stick to it .. (Parenting)

National Child Abuse Statistics

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 Emma Gibson (June 30, 2008)  Child abuse is one of the worst crimes in the world today and the national child abuse statistics are abysmal. There are 3 million reports of child abuse every year, with many of these resulting in deaths. The really sad part is that it is suspected there are actually 3 times more abuse and neglect cases that go unreported. When you look more closely at the figures, you can see that it . (Parenting)

5 Practical Tips to Manage TV Time For Kids

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 Shalini G (June 30, 2008)  Kids love television shows especially cartoons and children movies. They lose most of their quality time in front of the television sets. It is good to watch some important programs but, too much television watching will undermine children's creativity. Television watching will make the children dull and without any physical activity, they could end up obese. How do you manage .. (Parenting)

Helpful Hints For Parents About Teens, Dating, and Sex

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 Kim Fredrickson (June 30, 2008)  There are many new and wonderful experiences that teens often can't wait to delve into. For parents, this season of parenting brings excitement for our kids as well as fear about what they are getting themselves into. Dating and Sex is certainly in this category. There are a lot of understandable questions about this topic - so here we go. When do you start talking to your kids about .. (Parenting)

Should Students Take a Year Off After High School?

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 Bob Roth (June 30, 2008)  As High School students approach their senior year, an important question sometimes arises. Are they ready for college? Students will always be apprehensive about leaving home to attend college. They usually worry about the amount of work, fitting in and making the grades. Parents worry about the expense and whether their children will do well. While many students head off to college .. (Parenting)

Hang in There With International Adoption

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 Debbie Mumm (June 30, 2008)  They say that nothing is easy in life and with regard to an international adoption that is an understatement! From the first decision to adopt a child to the actual moment when you stand in the court and have the final decree announced that your child is legally yours, the road is filled with pitfalls and obstacles of the magnitude you never anticipated. 'Hang In There’ will .. (Parenting)

Different Parenting Skills May Be a Thing of the Past

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 P. Banas (June 29, 2008)  Moms and dads are usually considered to have inherently different sets of parenting skills. Traditionally it has been thought that women are better at multi-tasking, remembering how their offspring like their packed lunches or when their swimming club is, while men are supposedly more adept at playing with their kids. Although that is beginning to change as more dads stay at home to .. (Parenting)

Back to School Shopping List

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 Sarah Freeland (June 29, 2008)  As a young parent, I am sure you are still relatively new to the whole sending your child to school ordeal. Not only is a parent required to keep their child dressing in style; within a practical reasoning for the school. But they are also asked to provide many of the materials that your child will need, throughout their educational career as a student. I have compiled a list of the .. (Parenting)




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