Parenting

Setting A Bedtime Ritual

Any casual glance at child rearing guides will reveal that particular attention is paid to baby sleep habits. The reason is fairly obvious: one of the most difficult things for a new parent to get used to is dealing with constantly being awoken in the night by a newborn. There are no hard and fast rules to getting your baby to sleep well, as all newborns are different. There are, however, some baby sleep tips you can employ that will help. The important thing is to understand...

Planning A Baby Shower From Start To Finish

Planning a baby shower is one of the loveliest gifts you can provide a mother to be. But where do you start?

5 Tips On Raising Your Newborn Child

Having a baby is one of the most beautiful things that could happen in a parent?s life. Yet, it is also challenging. Raising your newborn child is not easy. It takes a lot of effort and patience to nurture your child until he or she reaches the stage of complete development. Though some of the time this task is can be quite challenging, the joys certainly outweigh any negatives. Here are some suggestions for successful baby nurturing:

Childcare - The Dilemma Facing Most Young Families

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?

Practical Ways to Teach a Child Responsible Behavior

There are ways to help instill a sense of honor and self-respect even in very young children. This can be done by teaching responsible behavior - through example as well as instruction.

V-Chips Allow Parents To Control Children's TV Programming At Home

While parents want to protect their children from offensive or inappropriate TV programming, many don't know that the tools they need may already be right in their living room.

Cozy And Warm Baby Blankets

Expecting your first child? Or are you too concerned about your baby's health? You can wave away some of your blues by getting that right blanket for the apple of your eye and watch your little ones sleep comfortably.

10 Reasons To Read To Your Child

We all know that learning to read is important, but as parents what do we do to facilitate this milestone?

Keeping Your Children Busy When You Work From Home

Juggling children and work can be a challenge, whether you work outside the home or you are a work from home mom, but, in some ways, work from home moms face more challenges than moms who work outside the home. After all, when you?re in a traditional office, you don?t need to worry that a coworker will burst into the room and scream ?Mommy, he took my doll,? just as you are beginning an important conference call.

Effect Of Birth Order On Children

Older sister, younger brother, or middle child are more than just labels that people have in a family; psychologist say that birth order has an effect on all aspects of a child?s personality.

Mother's Day - Thank Your Mother Everyday

We remember our Mother on Mother's Day. That is not to say that otherwise we have forgotten her. But on Mother's Day, we especially say thanks to our mother.

Helpful Tips to Get Your ADD/ADHD (Indigo) Child To Sleep Naturally

The new age kids named Indigo and Crystal children are also being diagnosed by the medical community as ADD/ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Some tips on how to help them fall asleep at night.

Pulling the Plug on Virtual Reality: Tips for Parents of Teenage Mouse Potatos

Here are my sneaky, tried, and true suggestions for helping your teen to find his/her own healthy balance of computer and non-computer time without turning your family life into one big power struggle.

Will My Doubts And Fears Affect My Child?

How does your vibration, as a parent, affect your children?

Develop A Family Sun Care Strategy This Summer. Simple Tips And Sunscreen Innovations To Help Protect. Your Kids From The Sun This Summer

Anyone who has ever taken kids to the beach knows that it's fun for the kids, but can sometimes be a hassle for whoever is in charge. To curb the sun care battle and make sun protection a routine part of outdoor play, parents can take a few simple steps now to help ensure sun safety all summer long.

"Parenting Tip: 7 Ways to Complement Computer Games and Unleash Your Child?s Creative Genius?

Many parents fear that letting their kids play computer games for more than an hour or so per day will turn them into asocial, obese couch potatoes. Yet, computer games are here to stay, so rather than fighting them, why not use them? This article shows you how you can let your child play computer games yet still foster the development of their creativity.

Fathers Day: How To Wish Your Father To Make Him Happy?

Fathers day is coming on 18th June. For all the fathers it is an important day, because they expect some acknowledgement from their offspring about their fatherhood.

Ending the Battles over Homework

Nightly homework battles are no fun for parent or child. Here's a radical suggestion for ending the struggle.

Parenting & Dealing With Childhood Obesity

One of the leading problems effecting today?s youth is that of childhood obesity. One of the most important parenting tips that could ultimately save a child?s life is to deal with the problem early and yet with great sensitivity. The truth is that dealing with this delicate parenting issue early may help to save a child from dealing with obesity and other related illnesses in later life.

Your Tip for Calming Fussy Babies Could Be a Winner

If you've found yourself soothing your baby by vacuuming in the dark, taking a car ride at 2 a.m. or singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" a cappella, then you're not alone.

Managing Social Anxiety In Children With Autism

As a parent with an autistic child, you want to do everything you can to protect your child. We don?t want to place our children in circumstances that scare them, however, setting your child up in a program or providing them with social activities can help them to learn how to manage their social anxieties.

Change Your Child's Behavior With Positive Reinforcement

Think about your interactions with your children today. How many things did you notice they did wrong? What did you do or say to them because of their wrong doings? Have they engaged in the same kind of behavior before? What did you do or say the times before? Is it working? How many things did you notice your children did right today? If you did take the time to notice, what did you do or say to them? Did you praise or reward them in some way? If so, then read no further and...

Raising Bilingual Children: What Are The Drawbacks?

I speak Swedish and my husband?s native language is English. When we had our two children, we had no doubt that we wanted to raise them with equal access to both languages. Now, years later, when I?ve made promoting multilingual child-raising not just my avocation, but my vocation as well, people ask me for the straight story, warts and all. ?What is the difference, raising bilingual children?? ?What do you wish you knew before you got started??