Caleb S Branch

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This is certainly an unusual tale. Here we have Caleb, a child from a single and destitute mother, who is taken in by a trusted friend of the family. The father figure for Caleb has never been a father; he is not married and has little experience with children. Despite all of this, the two […]


Help Your Toddler Adjust To A New Bed

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Your child has outgrown the crib and is ready for a new bed. But what type of bed should you buy and how will your child adjust to it? To help children and parents with the transition, American Innerspring Manufacturers, a national nonprofit group dedicated to spreading information about sleep, has underwritten a printing of […]


A Beginner S Guide To Using Aromatherapy With Children

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Trust your instinct – a beginner’s guide to using aromatherapy with children: Essential oils are pure aromatic plant essences – they are distilled from flowers, fruit, leaves, resins, roots, seeds, and wood. The are used for their healing properties the world over – in , for example, they are only available through licensed, qualified parishioners. […]


Does Your Child Have Constipation

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Child have constipation just like adults and perhaps more often since they don’t like to eat food that has a lot of fiber – vegetables and more vegetables. Children with constipation can use the same natural remedies as adults, but in lesser amounts. You can use these guidelines for children 3 and older. Children should […]


Teens And Adhd

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Teens with ADHD have a very difficult life. This condition is one that you may not even realize that your child has. In many cases, the symptoms are so few that you do not see that it is there. In fact, they know it is, but you do not. ADHD is a learning disability and […]


Why Are There So Many Fat Kids

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I can remember when there was only one “chubby” kid per class. Now one in three, by my informal survey and the government’s official tally, would be eligible for this form of verbal abuse. Actually, one child in ten is considered morbidly obese and the other two in ten just obese or overweight. It’s not […]


Get A Bed Wetting Alarm Stay Dry Throughout The Night

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A bed wetting alarm is a very effective device to use when helping children overcome nocturnal enuresis. Bedwetting is very embarrassing to children and if not handled sensitively, it can have psychological effects, such as making them feel ashamed of fearful. Alarms for bed wetting help to treat the problem rather than just mask the […]


Make Valentine S With Your Kids

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Homemade Valentine’s are great for your kids to give to the really special people in their lives like Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, Aunt’s and Uncle’s, brothers and sisters, best friends and of course, Daddy! But unless you start them at Halloween, we suggest you stick to boxed cards for all their friends at school! Here are […]


Joint Custody 10 Strategies For Co Parenting With An Uncooperative Ex

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Almost six years ago, when the father of my children and I divorced, we wholeheartedly agreed to share joint custody of our two children, who were 3 and 6 years old at that time. During our nine years of marriage, we had never argued about parenting philosophies or values. I saw no indication that parenting […]


A Mother S Reasons For Choosing Montessori

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This is the time of year when the parents of many preschoolers must decide where their child will attend school in the fall. I wanted to take this opportunity to share my experience with Montessori preschool education. My son is completing his second year in a Montessori preschool program and attended from the age of […]


Sharing Books With Children

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One of my first memories of childhood is that of my mother reading Dr. Seuss books to me in a big brown recliner in our living room. That memory brings with it sounds and smells and a general feeling of safety and comfort that never fades, even after all these years. Naturally, one of the […]


Kids Internet Safety And Myspace Be Careful

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Kids Internet Safety – Be Careful! The Internet and Computers are becoming a necessity in our homes. Nearly everything we do be it registering a new appliance, paying bills, finding a movie, restaurant or an amusement park for location and hours, is easy online. Why “let your fingers do the walking” in the yellow pages […]


Helping Your Child Stay Fit

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Would your child rather watch television and play video games all day than move an inch? Children are battling obesity and inactivity at alarming rates. It’s time to get our kids in shape now, before they face serious health problems in the future. But how? As you can guess, the plan includes lots of fun. […]


Is My Child A Target For Internet Predators

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Thankfully, the answer is probably not. Most children use the internet to socialize with friends and pursue budding interests. They manage to steer clear of the dangerous predators lurking in chat rooms and other forums who slyly manipulate their way into electronic networks of school-age friends to find and groom the next vulnerable child for […]


The Not So Perfect Parent Or Lose The Guilt

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All of us have that guilty feeling from time to time and yet it is the most wasted emotion of all. We can’t take back words or actions, no matter how hard we wish. If you are a parent, this guilt seems to be present even more. This useless feeling is a universal phenomenon. Why […]


View From Another Planet Learning To Talk To Our Children

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Our goal in conscious communication is not to change the other person . . . Our goal is to establish connection. Andrew LeCompte, author, Creating Harmonious Relationships A parent of three attended a workshop I gave on managing conflict. A few days after the workshop, she emailed me to say that she’d had an “opportunity” […]


National Security Expert Offers Tips For After School Safety

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Smart parents know to do their homework today when it comes to home safety and security during the school year, especially if kids are coming home to an empty house. “With more kids today ‘home alone,’ there really are some golden rules parents should follow to make the home a safe and secure place,” said […]


How To Potty Train In Two Days

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Ah, potty training! Go to a local bookseller and you will find dozens of books on the subject. Search the Net and there are thousands of websites with information on how to do it stress free. There are even people who are capitalizing on a parent’s frustration with potty training by offering to do it […]


Six Ideas To Help You Discipline Your Kid

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Got a kid? Love him or her? Of course you do. So when he or she misbehaves on a consistent basis, what’s the best way to administer discipline? Well, as you may be aware, there is a wide range of thought on this subject. One school of thought teaches essentially hand’s off, and says, the […]


Baby Car Seat Protecting Precious Passenger On Board

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The numerous car accidents each year that are resulting to deaths and injuries of young children necessitated the use of another car safety device: baby car seat. The most common dilemma of most parents is choosing the best baby car seat from among the so many variations (each with its own safety feature) that is […]