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Baby-Skim Guide To Traveling With Baby
Jun03

Baby-Skim Guide To Traveling With Baby

Traveling with a baby can sometimes mean that you are so consumed with ensuring that you have everything you need to care for the baby on the trip that you forget things you need for yourself. The best thing to do is to prepare a checklist of what you need and then check off each item as you pack it. A sample checklist should include the following items: Diapers/ pampers Blankets Sleepers Baby wipes Baby lotion and soap Extra...

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Family Meetings: Kids Discuss The Divorce Word
May26

Family Meetings: Kids Discuss The Divorce Word

Painful problems occur in every family. In fact, pain is a challenge for everyone. The Family Meeting is an excellent tool for discussing difficult situations. Many of our children face the one thing that pains them most, divorce. In my 22 years as a child/family counselor, I rarely found a child happy about his/her parents’ divorce. Instead they looked for ways to get their parents to pull together. They thought if they became the...

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Parenting Styles – Overcoming Your Differences
May25

Parenting Styles – Overcoming Your Differences

If you spend any time in the parenting section of the library or your local bookstore, you will find hundreds of books on disciplining and raising your children. All the leading experts have their own ideas about what works and what doesn’t. As a parent, you have your philosophy that you bring to the table. Most of your thoughts come from what you learned as a child. You either liked the way your parents raised you, agreed with...

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Health Tips For Your Baby
Mar25

Health Tips For Your Baby

There are always concerns about a baby’s health. Many parents overreact to the smallest problem, but you really can’t be too careful when it comes to your baby’s health. Recognizing the symptoms to the most common diseases is very important to early diagnosis and treatment. Rubella or German Measles: It’s sometimes referred to as the 3-day measles as well. It affects the skin and lymph nodes. It’s not the same virus that causes...

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Easy Journaling Tips
Mar12

Easy Journaling Tips

Journaling is a stress free learning technique. My children who journaled seemed to have much more pleasure in—and success at—writing. Children want to be just like their parents and your writing will inspire their writing, so let your young child see you journaling, even before that child writes. Rather than being a chore, you will find journaling to be multifaceted and rewarding. 1. Always date your writing. You may want to publish...

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Getting What You Want In Parenting
Feb24

Getting What You Want In Parenting

Have you ever noticed that everything is a battle with your child? If it is, then one of three things is happening. Your child, you or both are in a competitive need cycle. What is a competitive need cycle? As humans, we are all born with five basic needs that we are genetically programmed to attempt to meet. They are survival, love & belonging, power, freedom and fun. Without getting into the detail of the developmental model...

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