All Blog Posts Tagged 'child' (263)

An Ideal Adoption

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…


Added by Laurie Colton on January 21, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

5 Great Tips for Coping With Your Child’s Tantrums Patiently

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. …


Added by Lynda Way on January 17, 2014 at 6:07am — 1 Comment

Top 5 Reasons Why Girls Are Preferred for Adoption by Parents

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

Preschool Readiness

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…


Added by Lynda Way on November 20, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments

React Mobile App Can Send Emergency Alerts at the Touch of a Button – Keeping You and Your Family Safe

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…


Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

The 5 Best Halloween Ideas for Young Kids

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.

Watch Halloween…


Added by Laurie Colton on October 29, 2013 at 2:51am — No Comments

Spotlight & Excerpt: Break the Chains, by Jay D Roberts, MD (Christian/Memoir)

Title:  Break the Chains

Genre:  Memoir

Author:  Jay D Roberts, MD


Publisher:   Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC 



Added by Mayra Calvani on October 24, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Playing favorites: Which child is your favorite?

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.…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 17, 2013 at 8:45am — No Comments

What's the division of labor in your household?

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…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

3 Great Benefits of Increased Physical Activity and Ways to Encourage Your Child to Be More Active

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…


Added by Christy Garrett on October 3, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Use Your Local Library as a Resource for Preschool Teaching Tools

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…


Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Miley Cyrus VMA Performance is Inappropriate For Prime Time Television When Children Are Likely Watching TV

Miley Cyrus Seeks The Wrong Attention

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…


Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

10 Tips to Successfully Potty Train Your Toddler

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…


Added by Christy Garrett on August 5, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

12 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe on the Playground

Most kids are out for the summer and parents find themselves looking for activities for them to do with their kids.  Parents want to keep their kids busy and active during the summer months.  As you are finding activities for the kids to do, remember that doing free things can be just as fun and rewarding.  I remember when I was growing up my family…


Added by Christy Garrett on June 18, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Routines: A must or a bust?

Having two children myself, I can safely say that no two children are exactly alike. In fact, mine are about as opposite as can be. My daughter loved pacifiers and was addicted to hers until age 3; my son had used a pacifier about 5 times total his first couple of weeks after birth and decided it was just not his cup of tea. My daughter was a very…


Added by Amy Boyington on June 15, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments

Is Your Toddler Attached to a Lovey, Security Object, or Blanket?

Is your child attached to a certain stuffed animal, lovey, or a blanket?  Do they love to carry it around every where they go?  Most toddlers go through a phase where they are attached to a a stuffed animal, lovey, or blanket.  They want to take their security object with them everywhere that they go.  When my son was born he was given several of those new…


Added by Christy Garrett on June 7, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Working Moms: Daycare Arrangements Need to Be Made Before Your Baby is Born

Are you planning on returning to work after your maternity leave is over?  If so, you need to begin thinking about where you want your child to go to  daycare at while you are at work.  In fact, you need to begin your researching your options roughly five or six months ahead of time to ensure that you will have a secure spot for your child.  Many providers…


Added by Christy Garrett on June 5, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Does My Baby Need a Specialty Formula?

Yesterday day I wrote a post called “Choosing the Right Type of Formula for Your Baby?”  If you read this post, you will find out how overwhelming it can be to pick a formula for your child.  Most parents start out with a cow’s milk based formula which is tolerated by most babies.  Some…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 30, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

I'm Not Done Yet...

“Go into the process of creating with a big healthy dose of uncertainty and be prepared to adjust as necessary.”

I read the above quote in a blog the other night before I went to bed and it reminded me about a young boy I had met earlier that afternoon while volunteering at the Building for Kids. For those of you who don’t know the Building for kids, it is a child centered museum. In this museum is a room called “the DaVinci Room,” which is a place where budding artists can get… Continue

Added by Phyllis Collar on May 10, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Hearing Aids Were an Epic Fail – My Daughter’s Story

I moved from Texas to North Carolina, when my daughter was almost 5 months old.  It took us about a month to get settled into our new home.  After we got settle it was time to begin determining what the next step was to correct my daughter’s hearing loss.  Being new to the area, I found that it was difficult to find providers who specialized in advanced hearing loss, especially, since we were  living in a small town.  The closest specialists who were able to deal with my daughter’s…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 2, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments

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