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How The Covert Narcissist Is Gaslighting The Children Now {Story time}

How The Covert Narcissist Is Gaslighting The Children Now {Story time}

Sharing the Internet With Your Teens

The Internet is a source of fascination for teens. Put yourself in their shoes for a moment. Remember when you were that age, and the world lay at your feet, or you thought it did. Really, it was just your neighborhood or your high school. Teens today really do have a world at their feet. It is a virtual world, granted, but that doesn’t make it any less influential.

Can You Talk to Your Teen?

Communicating with our teens is both essential and difficult: a tough combination. Learning to speak with, and listen to your child requires opening yourself to the possibility of a whole different language.

Teens and Smoking

So this is what we need to know. The battle has to be fought leopard crawling through the scrublands and not shouting stridently from soapboxes on street corners.

Lessons From the Playground

Ever wonder why some children can adapt to school easily and some can’t? It may be that they are lagging behind in social emotional development.

Parenting a Struggling Student – Can He REALLY Read?

By the time our kids get past the first few grades in elementary school, many parents could easily make the assumption that their children can read. The question is: “Can they really read?” Here’s some notions you’ll want to consider.

Time It! Motivate Your Child

Finding ways to motivate children to get their schoolwork finished in a timely manner is sometimes challenging. Try these activities with a simple timer and get those lessons done.

The True Meaning of “I’m Bored”, and How It’s Linked to the Failure to Launch Syndrome!

Boredom is a gift, not a void to be filled as soon as possible. The best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to be bored, and coach them to find ways of creatively filling the void. This will help them mature and eventually find creative ways to deal with the myriad of other problems they will face in life.

Your Guide to a Summer Vacation Without ADHD Meds

If you’ve been wanting to try a summer vacation without ADHD meds, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of parents, concerned about the short and long term side effects of ADHD drugs have done research online about how to take their kids off drugs during a time when they can monitor their kids and not have to worry about how this could temporarily affect their child’s behavior and performance at school.

Baby Pushchairs – Tips For Choosing the Most Suitable Option For Your Baby

There are many top brands selling good quality baby pushchairs, strollers and prams, and searching for the right one for your baby can be like wading through treacle if you don’t know where to start. If you’re about to have your first child the chances are you won’t have gone through this process before so it can seem quite daunting as there so many different styles and brands to choose from. To make things a little bit easier for you we have some tips for making that choice – what elements to think about and what features to look for.

Quick Teaching Tips During Car Rides!

Families in America, spend a considerable amount of time commuting to and from school, soccer practice, play rehearsals and playdates; not to mention, Saturday errands and birthday parties. Why not turn what ordinarily would have been time spent on suggestive or mind-numbing music laced with questionable lyrics to an opportunity to reinforce educational material and perhaps teach new skill sets? Car rides presents an excellent opportunity to discuss what was learned in school and expand on it.

Characteristics For a Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Children

This article will discuss characteristics that must be present in a child, in order for the child to be diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. By understanding these characteristics you may be able to help your own child or someone else’s child!

A Chart For Everything

I used to spend all of my seasons nagging. We had no time of silence and no time of peace. The constant sound of my voice annoyed ME, and I know it annoyed my kids. Multiply four kids, eight daily responsibilities, about three reminders per task, and I was averaging close to 100 nags per day. Since we posted the chart, I only have to ask, “Is your chart done?” Even on bad days, nagging is only a fraction of what it was before.

Children Need Parents More Than Ever Amidst Public School Cutbacks!

This article highlights the need for parents to take steps to insulate their children from school budget cuts. Emails from many of my online parental groups have been flooded with concerns of something I didn’t think I’d witness in my lifetime.

4 Key Features of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Children

This article will discuss the 4 key features that must be present for a child to be diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The key features are: Growth deficiency, specific facial features, central nervous system damage, and documented prenatal exposure to alcohol. By understanding these features you may be able to help a child in your life, deal with the affects!

Should Parents Require Older Children, Adolescents, Or Teens to Wear Diapers For Bed-Wetting? Part 1

I’ve heard parents say that it’s okay if an older child, adolescent, or teenager doesn’t want to wear diapers to bed provided they take care of the wet clothes and bedding but I think that sends the wrong message. I think it sends the message that it’s okay to be unsanitary. As mentioned previously it’s unsanitary and unhealthy(not to mention uncomfortable) to lie all night in wet sheets and clothing.