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Transitioning to Staying at Home – 8 Ideas That Helped Me Stay Sane

Making the transition from working parent to stay at home parent is complicated. Here are some helpful ideas to help ease the transition.

Parenting Support and Potty Training Your Child

The parent welcomes the milestone of successful potty training with anticipation. The first steps toward freedom from diapers opens the imagination to the independence that the little one will someday embrace. Watching the baby grow into a healthy and independent individual is the joy of the parent who understands their function as the creation of this healthy and independent individual.

Parenting Mistakes – Finding the Good in Every Situation

Have you ever had one of those moments when you correct your child in a way that feels totally wrong and fills you with regret? You know…where you yell too loudly, grab too roughly or say something that previously would have been totally unacceptable?

Is Your Child Hitting Other Children? Top 5 Tips to Stop This Negative Habit Now

Here is the question again, is your child hitting other children? I know it can be worrying to know that your child has this habit of hitting out. It was not too long ago my child did just that and boy was I worried.

Does Your Child Have Allergies? Or is it Just a Cold? – 3 Ways to Find Out

Allergies and colds have many common symptoms, but since they have different treatments, it’s important to be able to tell the difference between the two. So if your kid has a stuffed up nose, other sinus congestion, watery eyes, and can’t stop sneezing or coughing, how do you know if it’s allergies or just a cold?

Teach Your Child to Swim – 5 Tips to Make it Great For Both of You

Learning to swim is one of the big milestones for both kids and their parents. For parents who are planning to teach their kids to swim themselves instead of enrolling them in a swimming class, remember that bad experiences with water during childhood can negatively affect a child’s relationship to water for the rest of their life. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to create a positive experience for everyone involved when teaching kids to swim.

Wound Healing Process

We need to change our methods in raising the children. We give them a reason to do something and then we say but don’t do this like that.

“Daddy Ball” – And Other Youth Sports Sins

As spring approaches and our kids are about to begin another sports season, I began thinking about the many catchy terms I’ve heard used in reference to the sometimes wacky world of youth sports. Some have been around forever, some are recent creations and some I may have even made up myself.

The Torture Of Children In America During The 1920s To The 1950s

In those years many terrible things were visited upon children and no one cared that it might be damaging or harmful. Very few knew better. Parents were easily fooled by “authority”. “This will help your children” was an excuse.

How to Discipline a Defiant Child – Is the Reward System Effective?

Parenting a defiant child is a difficult responsibility. Learning how to discipline a defiant child will help transform the terrible behavior. One technique in disciplining a child is to utilize a reward system.

Parenting Information – Regarding Two Types of Parents

Parenting is the most contradictory and confusing subject of discussion. Yet, there are clearly two groups of parents, which always argue with each other.

Parenting Problems – What Good Parents Know That Bad Parents Don’t

Parenting problems are endless. Why do some parents keep facing these problems, and why do some parents have no problems with their children at all? What is the secret of good parenting?

Stop “Peppering” Your Child – Try “Salt” Instead to Stimulate Language Development

When I listen to the way parents talk to their young children, I am always amazed by how many questions parents ask. Often it sounds like parents are “peppering” their children with questions! And, it seems, the less able children are to talk, the more questions their parents ask. There is a technique you can use to bring about a dramatic change in your child’s responsiveness to your talking.

5 Considerations When Looking For Daycare

Looking for a daycare can be a time-consuming and sometimes frustrating experience. You are looking for someone to look after your child 8-10 hours a day, five days a week.

Stopping Temper Tantrums

Before you had kids do you remember being in the grocery store waiting in the check-out line when a child with her mom in front of you was kicking and screaming and you thought, “How annoying – my kids won’t act like that.” Then years later there you are in the check-out line with your own kids and guess what happens? You guessed it, BAM, there goes the temper tantrum.

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