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MONTESSORI AT HOME: When Your Toddler Says No

MONTESSORI AT HOME: When Your Toddler Says No

Teaching Children How to Make Friends By Improving Their Conversation Skills

Some children have difficulty making friends because they do not know what to say when meeting new people. Children can learn how to make friends by improving their conversation skills. This article discusses three simple principles parents can teach their children to help them successfully navigate that first, potentially awkward, conversation when they meet a new person.

Never Too Late

“You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Deuteronomy 6:7 I became a mom at the young age of 17. Talk about being clueless… I was completely head over heels in love with that precious little girl but I didn’t really know how to help her grow up…

How Can I Be a Better Father – Part 1

Do you want to know how you can be a better father? Then you’ve come to the right place. Read this article with Fathering tips from a Father of 5 young kids.

Preparing For the First Day at School

A child’s first day at school marks the start of a whole new way of learning and interacting with the world. It’s an exciting time, but it can also be a daunting one to adjust to, with so many new friends, teachers and environments.

Helping Your Child Learn the Basics

Mastering the alphabet, numerical system, colours, numbers and sounds all within the space of a few short years is no easy feat. Young children are remarkably adept at absorbing information, but they can also benefit from simple tools which encourage them to explore ideas and consolidate existing skills.

Dinner Time: The Best Time of The Day

For many families, sitting down to eat a meal together can be a real effort. When juggling work commitments, commutes home, after-school activities and household chores, it can feel too difficult a task to achieve or enjoy. With a few simple changes in routine however, dinner can become a time of day that everyone looks forward to.

The Gift Of Time In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

For moms and dads of premature and sick newborns the best gift is the gift of your time. The gift of time means that you are there to lend a listening ear without the need to make it better. Time means you offer a helping hand in a way that makes today a little easier for mom or dad to spend a few more minutes with their son or daughter at the hospital. Time means you are willing to ask, “I have an hour today, what can I do for you?”

Cool Diaper Bags for the Modern Mom

Most parents of previous generations were not particularly picky when it came to diaper bags, mainly because there were not that many options to begin with. They didn’t have much choice but to buy a blue diaper bag if they had a boy or a pink one if they had a girl. All baby bags back in the day usually looked the same and sported patterns of rattles, ribbons, booties and other baby things.

How to Show Love to Your Children

The new technology era has the brought with it new challenges for parenting. For the present day parents, embracing technology has become critical to continue social and interpersonal relationship with their own children. The article attempts to gives insight into the present day context and some solutions towards how one could handle them with poise and dignity.

Raising Confident Children – Teach Your Child How to Think – Not What to Think

“Teach your children how to think – not what to think.” In order to raise confident children they need the skills to form opinions and be allowed to disagree with you sometimes. They’ll be thriving young adults if you can incorporate this into you parenting.

What Can Cause Delays in My DNA Test Results?

If you need a paternity test, a relationship test or any other such test, you will be sent a home kit to the address you specify. DNA testing and the entire procedure always goes smoothly and effectively in the vast majority of cases. However, in some instances there may be minor delays with test results.

Ways Successful Single Parents Make Time For Their Children

As a single parent it is important to make and spend quality time with your children. Here are some ways that may help you do just that.

Amanda Todd: A Case of Betrayal and Bullying

After reading about the story of Amanda Todd, the beautiful teenager who took her own life apparently due to extreme bullying, a scene from the movie The General’s Daughter suddenly flashed in my mind. “Someone once asked me if I knew what was worse than rape? Now I know the answer, it’s betrayal”, Brenner (John Travolta) told Lt. Gen. Campbell (James Cromwell).

The Sense of Security In The NICU That Blew Away With Hurricane Sandy

When disaster strikes it takes away our sense of security. These effects are deeply felt when we are beginning in a vulnerable place, like the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Dad’s Involvement Makes a Positive Difference in the Home

The presence of a strong, reliable and involved dad is an important factor in the positive development of a child, the confidence of a mother and the harmony within a home. Unfortunately dad’s contribution may go unappreciated and is not always encouraged. The more involved and appreciated dad is in everyday matters during the early days, the more likely he will be involved months and years down the track. Being a hands-on dad helps him connect with his children rather than leaving him to feel left out and drift away. Dad needs opportunities to get connected and feel valued.

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