CategoryParenting

Disciplining a Child in Public

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A major part of parenting is being able to discipline your child no matter where you are. This often means that public disciplining is necessary since it’s nearly impossible to teach your child if your rules lack consistency. Disciplining your child in public is different than the disciplining that you do within the privacy of your home. A certain measure of discreetness needs to be taken as well...

Talking to Your Child About Puberty

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Puberty is not a word that many throw around casually and when it comes to talking to your kids about it, it’s pretty uncomfortable all the way around. It’s often difficult to know how to approach your child about the subject; it’s not exactly something that you can bring up in a casual conversation. No matter how uncomfortable it may be or how many giggles your kid holds back during the...

Setting Teen Dating Rules

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Teenagers are known for being strong-willed and hard-headed; the more you tell them they can’t do something, the more they want to do it. When you’re a parent, it’s easy to forget how you felt when you were a teen; all the fights with your parents and missed curfews. It’s a good idea to stop and think about yourself as a teenager before you set out to create the perfect teen dating rules. Every...

Tips to Handle Your Child’s First Crush

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It happens so suddenly you don’t even realize that the years have flashed by and your baby is no longer a baby. To you, they are still that squealing little bundle that the nurse handed you on the day they were born, but today, everything has changed. Today, your child has a crush. How in the world did this happen? And more importantly, what role do you play in the epic first crush? In the midst...

The Mother in Law’s Manual

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Thanks to Hollywood, mother in laws have gotten a bad rap as being mean, controlling, and evil conspirators. As if the generalizations were not enough, Hollywood even went so far as to coin the term, “Monster in law,” making mother in laws seem even worse. Fortunately, most mother in laws do not fit the typical Hollywood description, and most have healthy relationships with their son...

A Daily Routine for Infants and Toddlers

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New moms spend a lot of time reading baby and parenting books of all kinds, and in almost every one you will find something about creating a routine for your baby. Many moms wonder why while others wonder how. The more you read, talk to other moms, and research, the more confused you may become. A routine is definitely an important part of parenting a young one, however everyone has different...

The Ferber Method Reviewed

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Most parents are prepared to get up in the night with their newborn baby, at least for a short period of time. Some children have a difficult time sleeping and seem to have their days and nights mixed up. However when sleepless nights continue for longer than expected, exhausted parents become desperate for a break and willing to do anything for a few hours of sleep. Although there are many...

Prepping Your Little Genius: The Best Educational DVD’s for Preschoolers

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Every parent hopes that their child will be smart, love to learn, and be the star student at school. Nowadays there are so many helpful aids that allow parents to start teaching their children at a young age and actually make learning fun. One of the most common teaching aids on the market today are educational DVD’s. There are so many different titles and types that teach everything from shapes...

Making House Rules That Stick

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What separates a calm, happy home from a stressful, chaotic one? There are probably several ways to answer that question, but the first thing that comes to mind is order. We can create order in our homes by creating, and following through with, rules. Rules can be a tricky thing, though. Children are born into the world with innocence, sure, but also a complete lack of common sense. One mother...

Helping Your Introverted Child Make Friends at School

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Nobody wants their child to be the one who comes home crying because they don’t have any friends. It’s heartbreaking for any parent when their child is quiet and shy and ends up being a “loner.” As a parent, you wonder what you can do to help; can you do anything? While you cannot march your child into school and force other children to like them, there are ways that you can help your...

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