Your five year old is definitely old enough to know he should not be taking things without asking or paying for them. In other words he is old enough to know that stealing is not acceptable. If you are like many parents who have arrived home to find there little one had taken something that does not belong to him, utilize these good parenting guidelines as help for child stealing.
1. Although you may very well know your child has stolen, do not lose your temper and immediately begin… Continue
Added by Michel Jayne Bigardi on February 27, 2010 at 12:55pm —
The first tip to creating healthy toddler eating is a rather obvious one but one that is often overlooked or not adhered to. It is vital that parents provide healthy foods by keeping the shopping on a healthy level for everyone in the family not just their toddler or baby. Good parenting means providing good healthy meals at least 90% of the time.
Remember that by… Continue
Added by Michel Jayne Bigardi on February 27, 2010 at 11:00am —
My husband and I are terrible role models. I’m afraid our boys are never going to make it in the real world under our guidance. It’s because of my consummate rose-colored glasses and my husband’s black or white outlook. Our children are not getting a realistic education about the way the world really works. They’re screwed! Naturally, we blame our parents. But at least we’re aware… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on February 24, 2010 at 7:07am —
I was reading Worrywart, Yep That’s Me by Musings From Me and I can connect with her about how I worry about my own son.
I wonder when if he is happy and what he is doing when he is not with me. I wonder if he is safe. I think for a lot of dedicated parents, it comes as a natural instinct. I do not want Angel to suffer. I had as a child and my family still… Continue
Added by Nile Flores on February 24, 2010 at 6:30am —
Today is quite a special day — I have been breastfeeding my son for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days. Yay for extended breastfeeding!
When I started breastfeeding, I didn’t have a goal in mind of how long I wanted to do it. I had such breastfeeding problems during the first two weeks with sore nipples, all I was concerned with was learning how to breastfeed correctly so it would stop hurting so much. Thinking about how long I was going to do it was furthest from my mind, all I… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 23, 2010 at 12:04pm —
Added by Elizabeth Coplan on February 20, 2010 at 3:49pm —
John and Menopause Mommy
I'm one of those moms that opted to have my second baby in my mid-thirties. Since he’s a rambunctious three year old now, you can about guess my age. My first is an intelligent, well-adjusted eighteen
year old enjoying his first year away at college.
I have the best of both worlds.
With my oldest, the pressure is minimal. He’s…
Added by Godsy Girl on February 17, 2010 at 7:33pm —
Apparently last week was National Marriage week. I ,myself, was so deep
in the throes of actually being in a Marriage that it completely
escaped me. Well, to be honest, I never knew there was such a thing.
But to be fair, I think it is a wonderful idea. I mean if we can
celebrate Veterans Day and President's Day, we can surely give some
credit for those of us who have maintained a long and happy marriage,
or maybe I should say those… Continue
Added by Deborah A Cruz-Beck on February 16, 2010 at 9:44am —
If you want to alienate your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am the boss and you will obey!” On the other hand, if you want a relationship with your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am here to help you!”
Communicating with your child is what will determine the type of relationship you will share. On going communication is what will allow the relationship to deepen and strengthen.
Parents are often so busy they forget the need to consciously cultivate a… Continue
Added by denny hagel on February 15, 2010 at 2:25pm —
Parenting guides, parenting classes, and parenting coaches continue to flood the market at an amazing rate as a result of the time tested theory of supply and demand. There is a huge demand so the supply becomes greater and greater. Today's parents are aware of the difficult times our children face and are concerned. For the most part, the information on the market all have something of value to offer. Some offer methods while others focus on a specific area to address.
Added by denny hagel on February 11, 2010 at 3:04pm —
Hmm, time for Not Me! Monday. You want honesty? You got it! My next New York City Moms blog article was not overdue. I finally finished it this morning and it’s in the cue. I’ll let you know when it gets published. It’s called “Natural Birth, Duggar Style.” I do not still owe someone a book review, have to watch a video about breastfeeding and write the review, and manage 1781… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 8, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Welcome to the first Mom's in Boyland blog! I started this to document my quest for conceiving a child that does not have a penis, namely a beautiful baby girl. Let me give you some background. I'm 28 years old and have been with my wonderful husband , Brian, for 5 1/2 years. Together we have two wonderful boys; Bryson who will be 4 in January, and Tyler who will be 11 in January. I had Tyler when I was 17 with my high school boyfriend, Tom. Tyler spends a lot of… Continue
Added by Nacia Karim Walsh on February 5, 2010 at 11:06am —
Once our daughter's high school play finished up in the fall, she tried unsuccessfully to get a job. You'd think retail shops would've at least been hiring temporary help in preparation for the holiday season. But, no.
So we decided that instead of looking for a job, her new job would be applying for college scholarships. Ideally, she's devoting around 10 hours a week—the same hours an outside-the-home part-time job would require—applying for scholarships.
Initially we… Continue
Added by Holly Bowne on February 2, 2010 at 11:41pm —
Talking back in a rude tone, the sucking of teeth under their breath, the snide remarks when asked to do something, the snappy attitude when they have to do something they don't want to do, rolling their eyes the minute you start to talk is all bad tween behavior, with the most common being back talk. Tween back talk accompanied by a rude tone and body language has to be the single most annoying, exhausting thing parents of tweens have to put up with.… Continue
Added by Michel Jayne Bigardi on February 2, 2010 at 1:37am —
Ahhh... the good ole lunch box / snack-box challenge. And yes, if your good parenting then you know it is exactly that - a challenge! Oh sure it's easy if your just gonna throw any ole edible item and beverage in there, but if you are attempting to provide a healthy, yet delicious snack or lunch for your child, with the hopes he won't trade it for someone else's junk food, then you know the constraints of the situation.
A child's energy,… Continue
Added by Michel Jayne Bigardi on February 2, 2010 at 12:30am —
In a photo contest!
What better way to celebrate how awesome you were in the 90s then to enter your best bad photo in parenting BY dummies first ever Fugly Face Photo Contest?!
It's a fun way to focus on you and how awesome you've become, plus you get the chance to win pretty cool prizes if you are named as the PBD Blog Dawg of 2010!
Hurry over to parenting BY… Continue
Added by amanda on February 1, 2010 at 6:50am —
Original Posting at NewlyParents.com here
About 9 or 10 months ago, we were sitting at home during a pretty significant storm. Several tornadoes touched down in the area and we ended up losing power for a couple of days. This was early in the summer and the temperature was fooling around with 90 degrees.
When the power goes out in the… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on January 25, 2010 at 9:00pm —
“There’s nothing new under the sun” is a commonly used phrase in the fields of psychology and self-help. It means that most every theory or philosophy has been studied, researched, and then presented to the masses in one form or another, some for hundreds of years. Authors and experts interpret these theories and integrate their insights and opinions, but the core information remains virtually the same.
What is new is the awakened attitude of millions of people worldwide. Human… Continue
Added by denny hagel on January 23, 2010 at 6:43pm —
I had an epiphany this past Sunday night. I finally figured out why my parents gave me an 11:00 p.m. curfew when I was in high school.
Of course, at the time I thought it was SO annoying, and I vowed I'd never do that to my own kids when I had them. Everybody else had later curfews or even better, no curfew, but not me. Nope. I'd have to leave all the fun, head home and tiptoe into our quiet home where my mom would be waiting for me.… Continue
Added by Holly Bowne on January 22, 2010 at 10:08am —
Check out my most recent blog post at my Blog: Tales of the Toot---
If you are a mom of a special needs kiddo, or know someone who is...pass it on...but I think this can speak to all of us as mothers.....leave me some comment love and let me know what y'all think! :)
Tales of the Toot
Added by Christy on January 14, 2010 at 5:38pm —