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Tips For Getting Girls Into Sports

Would it surprise you to know that girls are twice as likely to drop out of sporting activities through their teenage years than boys? Or to realize that most young girls start engaging in organized sports up to two whole years later than boys? …

How To Help A Friend Who Is an Addict

One of the most devastating things that can happen to any family is substance abuse in any form. Anything in excess is never good for anyone. That could be anything from too much food, exercise, alcohol or even shopping. Addictive behaviors can turn relationships upside down for those who…

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All Blog Posts Tagged 'child' (277)

Tips every parent should use to help his child improve grades

For most parents, school and their kid’s desire to get educated (or, should I better say, the lack of thereof?), are among the biggest child-raising challenges they face. When your smart, beautiful child refuses to make the full use of his potential and comes home from school with…

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Added by Helen Shep on July 13, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

Pillow Fort, Unicorn Ride plus other Make Believe Adventures.​

UPDATE: Ellie is currently hooked with Boss Baby.

It was a relief! We memorized both songs and lines in Moana and even with eyes closed we know the scenes by heart. Who wouldn’t? We watched Moana and Maui for more than 100 times already.Now that Ellie is turning two, she can easily pick up words and phrases and one of the developments that we noticed is that she is into pretend play and make-believe. Just like Tim (the young boy in Boss Baby). In the story, Tim has a great imagination…

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Added by Abigail on July 10, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

How to Protect Your Children from Child Predators?

For parents all over the world, one of the most important things for them is the well-being and safety of their children. At this age, it seems that the Internet is the main avenue in connecting almost every one of us. While it is a great privilege, many people, especially parents, are concerned about privacy. Youngsters are the most at risk from online temptations, child predators, and other various unsafe behaviors.

 

Today, practically every kid is using a mobile…

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Added by Becky Holmes on June 29, 2017 at 9:26am — No Comments

How to Help Your Child Love School

If you need to drag your child to school every day, while they are wailing and refusing to go, you know that something needs to change. Your kid might not understand it at an early age, but school opens up a lot of opportunities later in life and your anxiety regarding your children’s academic performance is a natural impulse conditioned by your own experience. You know that a good academic achievement paves the way to college and consequently helps your child land the job…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on June 23, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

3 Tips for Caring For Your Children While Caring For Your Career

Being a parent who cares for their career as much as their family is one of the most difficult tasks you can imagine. It’s often a game of balancing working hours and being home in time for dinner so that children don’t feel neglected or lonely.

At the same time, your boss is handing you more and more responsibility regardless of your private obligations. While it’s never as easy as it seems, there are ways to alleviate your stress and give your children more attention even though you…

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Added by Kerry Creaswood on June 12, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments

Five Characteristics of High-Quality Preschool

When my son turned two-and-half, I started looking at preschools. I had a great experience in preschool, which I credit with igniting my love of learning, so naturally, I wanted to share that love with my son. I thought, I had found the perfect preschool. The school was…
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Added by Lorë Phillips on May 5, 2017 at 2:19pm — No Comments

How to Break the Abuse Cycle

It is an unfortunate circumstance that parents who were abused as children often end up repeating that abusive behavior with their own kids. Most parents don’t abuse their children intentionally, but they may lose control and lash out. Afterwards, they are not sure how to…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on February 16, 2017 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Gene for Preterm Birth Identified

One of the most troublesome complications of pregnancy has been with preterm births. Prematurity affects about 13 million babies worldwide every year. When mothers have preterm births, it can often result in babies remaining longer in the hospital in addition to a host of short and long-term health problems with the baby. Needless to say, identifying the causes of preterm birth and how to prevent it is high on the list of professionals in the field of pregnancy and newborn…

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Added by Mary Higgins on February 9, 2017 at 9:34am — No Comments

Morning Sickness Remedies that Work

The majority of mothers suffer from some degree of morning sickness. Treating this common pregnancy ailment in the first trimester is complex. What is known about morning sickness is that it is seen as a good sign that the pregnancy is on track. However, that knowledge is not very reassuring for the mother who is desperate to find help for her symptoms of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP). If that describes you, then you will be interested to learn the best and most effective remedies…

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Added by Mary Higgins on February 9, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Child Care: When to remove your child

 Some people are in our lives for a season.  Read how to know when that season is over for your daycare provider/center

Added by Ele Millenia on February 6, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Gone Too Long Without Child Support? It's Never Too Late To Get What's Yours

The Vice President of family & economic security of the National Women's Law Center, Joan Entmacher, revealed a startling statistic about child support. For low-income mothers, these payments represent 45% of their income. Their absence creates a gaping hole in their budget. The average adult would find it difficult to make ends meet when half of their income goes missing. When there’s a child’s welfare thrown into the…

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Added by Angela Smith on January 8, 2017 at 2:14am — No Comments

Developmental milestones

Here is an infographic on developmental milestones your preschooler goes through.

To know more on this please check: …

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Added by Lynda Way on September 7, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Eating During Labor | Is it okay to eat during labor? New episode of BLABBERMOM |

Did your hospital or midwife allow eating during labor? Most of us MomCavers weren’t allowed to eat once we arrived at the hospital. The reasoning behind this (barbaric, in our opinion) practice is that in an emergency, general anesthesia may be used and any food eaten could aspirate into the lungs. While this may be a concern in very rare cases, most laboring moms are doing the most physically demanding work of their lives and could use some sustenance.

Last fall,…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 11, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments

Research Examines the Link Between "Difficult" Child Behavior and iPad Use

Have you ever handed your iPad or phone to your kid when he/she is fussy? What about when they are having a full-blown tantrum? I'm sure many of us have done this. It's probably not our proudest parenting moment, but it happens.



What if this was a common (almost daily) occurrence in your family? What do you think the effect of this would have on your child? These are all questions that researchers are beginning to explore. The the rapid onset of tablets and…

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Added by Amy Webb on May 2, 2016 at 11:40pm — No Comments

At University with a Baby

When I was about two weeks into my pregnancy with Bobby, I was made redundant from a job that I had been in for nearly three years. Believing (perhaps wrongly) that I wouldn't be able to get another job in my current condition, I didn't look for anything else, deciding instead to look…

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Added by Steph on April 18, 2016 at 5:15am — No Comments

The Timeline of a Typical California Divorce

Unfortunately, you cannot decide you want a divorce one day and finalize the filing on the next. The process takes time and will likely involve several meetings and considerations to resolve asset division, custody considerations, and alimony. In the state of California, it will always take at least six months after you file a divorce petition to receive a…

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Added by Karie Boyd on December 1, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Determining Mom's favorite

Most siblings have had the argument over who Mom's favorite child is. To the non-favorite child, the choice is obvious. but the favorite will usually still claim that they are not the one (even when everyone knows they are). As we've learned before, the favorite child can change over time, depending on how similar/dissimilar a child is to their parent in terms of social and political views.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 16, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

“Outside the Box” Advice for Parents of Kids with ADHD

There are many challenges associated with ADHD, and often parents and children alike become frustrated and overwhelmed by addressing those challenges. Children with ADHD impact their siblings and parents unintentionally, but parents have the power to help their children focus their energy in positive ways and control and reduce their symptoms. Here are a few “outside the box” tips for doing so:

Be positive. Addressing behaviors and challenges associated with ADHD is…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on November 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Life without preschool

My son is a product of preschool. My husband and I both work and our parents are either too far away or they also work and were not able to watch him for us. So, off to school he went. It was crazy expensive, but the costs of him going outweighed the cost of me quitting my job. And, thankfully, he loved it. In preschool he learned most of what his teacher is covering now in Kindergarten.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 2, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments

Elijah and the Ninja Skills

Around Lape Haven, we kind of love silly. We thrive on imagination and creativity. We choose birthday party themes based on how costume-friendly they are. (We really do.)

But I have to say, sometimes, I am still amazed at how quirky my kids can be. They provide me with hours of…

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Added by Kishona Lape on October 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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