Being a dad is hard. You can read about it, you can hear about it, you can even learn about it, but it’s an unique experience that will get the best of anyone. This is a reality and even if we see so many movies and documentaries of great father role models and what to do in order to bond with your child, there is not a single method that applies to all cases. Here are some ideas of what to look for when it comes to bonding. Some of them might work for you, some will not. It’s up to you how…Continue
Mother's day comes with many happy moments, but the most heart-warming part of the holidays always seems to be the opening of the presents. Oh well, preparation and receiving presents has their good sides, too, but let's face it, all the thrill around the whole arrangement is not to the taste of everyone. In fact, I am one of the people who actually likes being involved in planning, but there is nothing I enjoy more than a warm cup of milk & cocoa near the fireplace with sweet…Continue
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Some people would say that the cost of silence is free. Those people are not mothers. There is always a cost. Like when your toddler is having a full on tantrum during the 2nd hour of a 14 hour trip so you give him the remaining ½ of a chocolate bar knowing full well that it will leave the worst mess on him, the car seat, the car, etc. but your sanity and that of your husbands is well worth the mess. Or maybe you plopped junior in front of the TV…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on May 20, 2014 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Have you ever slipped and said a tacky word in front of your child? I know that I am guilty of this of accidentally saying something I will regret later or said something that wasn't appropriate for my children to hear. I have always tried to be aware and watch what I say and do in front of them. I want to make sure that my kids aren't picking up bad habits. Believe it or…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments
** I'm not good at getting lucky.
** Child labor is more expensive than it used to be.
** A little piece of me dies every time people "REPLY…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 7, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments
If you knew there was one thing our nation could do to improve every area of a child’s development, would you be in support of that one thing? Research shows children that have involvement from both a father and mother perform better in all developmental areas. Children need their fathers to be involved. For far too long, our country has seen fathers at best as an add-on to what mothers provide for children and in some cases fatherhood has been discounted altogether.
Added by Stacy Hladek on February 14, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments
It really brings great joy while adopting a child into the lives of both the parents and the child. Since, every adoption varies & there are some basic disciplines that all adoptive parents should follow.
Love: It really goes without saying, but genuinely loving an adopted child will go a long way.
Trust: Keep your word and show…Continue
One of the hardest things about child care is keeping your cool, especially when your child is on the floor having a screaming fit. Of course these are the things that try a parent’s patience the most but there are also 5 things that can do to help you keep the situation from progressing. …
If you are a victim of childlessness or simply want to help an orphan find a loving home you may have thought about adopting a child. There are lots of decisions to be made when choosing an agency to help you in this. Among this is whether to go for a boy or girl.
For many years there have been…
Added by Laurie Colton on December 11, 2013 at 6:27am — No Comments
Shifting from preschool to kindergarten can be disturbing for some parents. You’ll want to make sure that your child is ready to make this transition before enrolling him.
‘How do I know if my child is ready for Kindergarten?’ this would be you first question with yourself on this occasion.
As no two children are the same, no child’s aptitude will be measured against that of another. There is no formula, no chart; there is, however, a set of guiding principles…Continue
Added by Lynda Way on November 20, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments
Safety is one of my biggest concerns when it comes to going walking, going to an unfamiliar place, or spending time outdoors with my family, especially this time of year when it gets dark outside earlier in the evenings. Having a cell phone is a great accessory but in the event of an emergency it is not always possible to dial 911 or reach…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments
Halloween can sometimes be a scary holiday for smaller or younger children, with all the ghouls, monsters and witches. If you still want your children to be involved in this holiday, but don’t want them to be frightened, there are a few activities you can do with them.Continue
Added by Laurie Colton on October 29, 2013 at 2:51am — No Comments
Author: Jay D Roberts, MD
Publisher: Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC
BUY BREAK THE CHAINS…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 24, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments
My son is my favorite child. He is also my only child, so I have no problems writing that sentence. But parents of multiple children may experience guilt when identifying one of their children as their "favorite."
This is a tough subject, but let's be honest here and think back to your own childhood.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 17, 2013 at 8:45am — No Comments
There is a new study by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics showing that moms do more child care work than dads do. Evidently, mothers spend more hours per week than their husbands on a combination of responsibilities at home, with children, and in the work…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
As a mom of three, I realize how important it is for my children to get enough exercise and have time to play outside. Things have changed dramatically since I was a child growing up and I feel that kids today don’t have the opportunity to get outside to play. Kids are either busy with school work, participating in after-school…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on October 3, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments
Today I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small. When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children. Every week our library has a scheduled…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments
I didn’t get a chance to watch the VMA award shows on T.V. a few nights ago but I have seen clips of Miley Cyrus’s big performance. As a mom, I am outraged and feel as if this type of content shouldn’t be on prime time television. After all, many families…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
A few months ago we purchased a potty seat for my son, he was starting to show interest in potty training. He has been watching other kids and following us to the restroom for a few months now. After I purchased the potty seat a few months ago, I tried putting my son on the potty. I knew that it was still a bit early and didn’t quite show all of the…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 5, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments