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Deciding Whether to Have Children

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The decision whether or not to have children is one of the most significant we make. Until relatively recently few people had much choice: ignorance, social pressure and a lack of contraception decided for us. But times have changed, and those who choose not to have children are increasing. In a recent UK poll, nearly a quarter of the women asked said they did not intend to. As the world’s...

Raising a Genius – How Parents Can Help Their Child Love Learning

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Who doesn’t want a smart child? What parent doesn’t get a proud thrill as their child entertains guests with a recitation of Shakespeare or a Mozart piece on the piano; or even just their memorization of the alphabet? Every parent wants their child to learn and excel, but they also want their child to enjoy learning. The problem is, many of the most well-meaning parents get it wrong from the...

Putting Your Kids to Bed Earlier May Improve Their Coping Skills

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What if there was a product that you – as a parent – could buy that could help your kids do better on their schoolwork, get along better with their classmates, be less moody and prone to restlessness, and enhance their ability to concentrate? We all want the best for our children, so if you were told that there was such a product, you’d probably be willing to pay big bucks for it. Well...

How to Get Your Children to Eat Their Greens

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As adults we know just how important it is that we get our greens and our fruit in our diet. We know that it’s here that we get the all-important minerals and nutrients that ensure we have strong bones, that ensure we have healthy teeth and nails, and that help us to avoid getting colds and other illnesses by keeping our immune system strong. However the unfortunate fact is that kids...

10 Activities to Do With Your Child Who’s Home Sick

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No matter how prepared you feel you are for the day ahead, when you wake up on a morning to find that you have a sick child, all of your plans go out of the window. No matter how healthy and lively they were when you tucked them into bed last night now they are hot with a fever, sickly and thoroughly miserable. A sickly child is hard enough to contend with, but once the major bout of sickness has...

Babysitting Tips for Grandparents

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You will no doubt have been just as excited at the prospect of a new family member arriving, as the expectant parent themselves. The prospect of a new arrival will probably have had memories of your own pregnancy and baby experiences running through your head, and you know that you have a wealth of support and advice to pass on to the new parents. But before you rush in and volunteer your advice...

Breaking Your Kids’ Whining Habit

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You love your kids. You love their smiles, their laughs, their silly personalities, their missing teeth, and how no matter how big they get they always fit perfectly on your lap. What you don’t love is their whining. There are few things that can get on your nerves more quickly and deeply than the persistent whining of a child who isn’t getting exactly what they want. You know what to do when...

Dealing With Bedwetting

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Once you get past the trials of potty training, it’s supposed to be smooth sailing in the bathroom department, isn’t it? While most parents hope so and others might think so, that’s generally not the case. Training your child to use the toilet and let you know when they need to go during the day is one thing, but at night when they are fast asleep, it’s a whole different ball game. Your child has...

The Competitive Mom in Me

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The second a woman becomes a mom she is forever changed. The entrepreneur, wife, cook, and anything else that she was all take a backseat to this screaming, squealing bundle of joy; the woman is replaced by a mother. The second we become moms we are no longer the people we once were; we are moms. As moms, we feel it is our sole responsibility to love, protect, teach, and encourage our children...

Reasons Why Your Child May Be Struggling in School

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It’s really tough for a parent to watch your child struggle in school; especially when you know your child is bright and has always been a good learner. It’s even more difficult when a child who has always been an excellent student suddenly starts bringing home failing grades. While it’s tough for parents, it’s important to remember that it’s tough for your children too; they are struggling and...

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