3 Key Challenges To Reduce Homework Time And Stress What Parents Can Do

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Parents have asked us why homework takes their child 2, 3 and even 4 times longer than their peers and what they can do about it. This article defines the 3 key issues and what parents can do about it. Student’s key issues often include: 1- Attention is a major problem, both in class and […]


What Sport Should My Kid Play

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I have a four year old son. He is very physically active and has great motor skills. Far better at most sports they I was at his age. Most of our friends have their children in sports and like most “soccer moms” they drive from event to event – especially on the weekends. We tagged […]


Childcare The Dilemma Facing Most Young Families

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In our modern society most families have both parents working. In single parent families the lone parent has no option but to work. But…who looks after the kids? Parents looking for day care for their children have very few options; 1.) Stay at home and look after the kids 2.) Work when your partner is […]


Ecstacy And Teens

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Ecstasy is known as the “club drug” since it is often used in dance clubs and music raves. Many teens believe that ecstasy is harmless and just enhances the party experience. But in fact ecstasy is dangerous and even deadly. In 2003 1 out of every 12 twelfth graders said they had tried ecstasy. 1 […]


Helping Children Learn Through Music

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If the thought of your children’s development is music to your ears, you may want to share the joy of music with your kids–and it seems the sooner you do it, the better. Exposure to music during the early years of childhood enhances the learning process by promoting language development, creativity, coordination and social interaction, […]


How To Raise Your Kids In A Balanced Way

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Although many everyone has their own different styles of parenting, there are 4 main styles of parenting. These four different styles are authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and than uninvolved. Uninvolved parenting is really just a lack of parenting. It is hard on children and should not be the way of parenting. Kids suffer issues such as […]


Why First Borns Fuss Seconds Are Resilient And Youngests Like To Laugh

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How can two or three children in the same family be so different? They are brought up in the same broad social environment, under a similar set of rules and an identical family value system. They also come from the same genetic pool yet they can be so different in personality, interests and achievement. While […]


Good Baby Care

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New parents have many things to learn. Bringing home a new baby changes everything about the life of a family. A baby adds challenges to balancing work and home responsibilities. New parents need to learn how to get enough sleep and continue making progress in all of the areas of their lives while still making […]


Learning The Skills Of Parenting

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Parents unite! Complex as it is, it is possible to rear children into responsible, happy and well-adjusted adults. From our end as parents, it will take patience and commitment. However, it will also take wisdom and experience. This is where our support system and access to those who know will play a big role. No […]


Parenting Tips Teenage Risktaking

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“Why do teens think that it’s so okay to do things that are so risky, like driving recklessly or taking drugs or doing things that really put their lives in jeopardy?” Adolescence is really a time of so many changes. One of those is that teenagers are seeking to identify who they are as an […]


Practical Tips For First Time Grandparents

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Becoming a first-time grandparent is exciting. An event many people look forward to with great anticipation in later life. The first snapshot that reaches your anxious hands, the first time holding your grandchild’s tiny, sweet-smelling body in your arms. The first time hearing the long awaited words “grandma,” or “grandpa” from cherub lips all will […]


General Skills Of Compassionate Parenting Effective Discipline

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Compassionate Parenting provides a secure emotional base from which children carry out their genetic programs to explore and interact with their environments in safety and protection. At the same time, parents develop the protective, nurturing, and compassionate skills that empower them in all areas of life, including work and health. We simply function at our […]


Types And Uses Of Baby Slings

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Slings are becoming increasingly popular in all regions of the world. They are worn around the body and can be adjusted to be worn on the hip as well as in many other ways. The idea behind the baby modern baby sling dates back o before the middle ages. Many parents used and are still […]


How To Tell If You Have A Troubled Teen

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How can you tell if your teenager is at risk for developing drug or alcohol problems, depression, violence, suicide, pregnancy or dropping out of school? While many teens may actually face these problems, parents often find it difficult to tell if their child is having problems; many parents only find out that their teen is […]


Helping Toddlers Learn Through Make Believe

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Kayleen is serving tea and muffins to Oscar the Grouch while sporting a faded felt snowman hat. Not too far away, C.J. is holding a baby doll and gently taking her temperature with a big plastic thermometer. What do these two year olds have in common? They’re both engaging in the time-less activity of ‘make-believe’ […]


Helping Children Adjust To A Stepfamily

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In the Paramount Pictures film “Yours, Mine & Ours,” a widower with eight children runs into his high school sweetheart, a widow with 10 of her own. The two rekindle their love and marry without letting their children in on the nuptials until after the fact. A culture clash ensues, and the kids soon devise […]


Authoritarian Parenting Permissive Parenting Or Loving Parenting

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Angie was brought up by rigid, authoritarian parents who kept her on a tight leash. They rarely considered her feelings about anything, showing a complete lack of empathy and compassion for her feelings and desires. If she came home five minutes late from school or from an activity, she was punished. Yelling and hitting were […]


Tips On Talking To Kids About Not Smoking

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Any time parents spend with their kids can be a good time to talk about not smoking cigarettes-and if it seems hard to find the time, maybe it’s a good idea for parents to set a date. It’s important to set up special times to talk to your kids about critical issues like not smoking, […]


Teens And Alcohol

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It’s the standard at every weekend party: a case of beer, a keg, many hard liquor bottles and mixed drinks. Alcohol is everywhere these days, and teens (as well as adults) can’t keep their hands off it. Teens are getting drunk just about every weekend during the school year, and even more during the summer. […]