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Unlocking Your Child’s Potential
May07

Unlocking Your Child’s Potential

Did you know that raising children is perhaps the most difficult task you will ever encounter in life? It’s true. Worldwide, parents are responsible for preparing our future citizenry, and that is an awesome undertaking. We start out with these precious little bundles of joy, who trust and love unconditionally, only to discover that they turn into awkward, mouthy, know-it-alls who mature and become the human beings we all know as...

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The Beauty And Benefits Of Breastfeeding
Aug20

The Beauty And Benefits Of Breastfeeding

In recent years, there has been a lot of debate surrounding the issue of breastfeeding. While the decision to breastfeed is a personal one, there are countless benefits for both mother and child that ought to be explored. One of the most significant reasons to breastfeed your child relates to the quality of food your child is ingesting. Although baby formula may meet the nutritional requirements of children, it is not the ideal food...

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Validating vs. Indulging Children’s Feelings
Jan29

Validating vs. Indulging Children’s Feelings

I grew up at a time when children’s feelings were not important. I was supposed to go along with the program without complaint, regardless of how I felt. If I was upset about something, my mother generally responded with, “Don’t be ridiculous,” while my father just ignored me. Many of my counseling clients had similar experiences in their growing-up years.  Those of us on a personal growth path don’t want to do the same thing to...

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Mom Starts Home Business Teaching Parents To Sign To Their Hearing Babies
Oct20

Mom Starts Home Business Teaching Parents To Sign To Their Hearing Babies

You’ve just had this beautiful baby. And then it happens…they cry, they fuss and you have no idea what it is they want. What’s worse is that for the next 13 to 15 months you’re going to have little clue why this new beautiful bundle of joy is upset. But do you really have to wait that long? “Research has shown that while babies may lack the fine motor skills to speak, they do have the ability to understand and use...

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Playing With Your Baby – How To Make An Impact
Jul22

Playing With Your Baby – How To Make An Impact

If you’re wondering how to interact with your baby in the early days, just think back to your own childhood. Games your mom played with you are not outdated. In addition to making baby smile, silly baby rituals like “this little piggy went to market” teach your child some important early skills. Here are some favorites, and some things you may not know about them. • Peek-a-boo - This is one of the most important, because it teaches...

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