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Tips For Moving With Young Children
Jun07

Tips For Moving With Young Children

Moving can upset children of any age. It frequently causes them to feel apprehensive and insecure. But, don’t despair; there are many things you can do to make the moving experience less scary for your children. Involve Them from the Very Beginning Tell your children as soon as you know you’re moving; don’t spring it on them at the last minute. Explain why you’re moving in terms they can understand. Do you need more room? Are you...

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Best Online Parenting Advice
Jun06

Best Online Parenting Advice

All of us want to be the best parent we can be, but we sometimes doubt whether we are doing what’s best for our children. Good parenting skills are learned; we’re not born with them. But where should you go for parenting advice and tips? There are hundreds of parenting websites. Which ones offer the best parenting resources? Take a look at these sites for valuable parenting tips. 1. Gerber Foods, the baby food...

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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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How Much Do You Really Know About Teaching Your Child Safety?
Jun02

How Much Do You Really Know About Teaching Your Child Safety?

There has been a huge amount of news recently involving child abductions, parental abductions, and child abuse. From Natalie Holloway in Aruba to Jessica Lundsford in Florida, parents have heard about children who have been kidnapped and murdered. Then there were the stories of parents who keep their children in cages or made them drink bleach to cleanse them of evil spirits. This is very scary stuff. The fact that we live in a world...

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Parenting Strategy, One Of The Worst Ever!
Jun01

Parenting Strategy, One Of The Worst Ever!

Some parents rush to serve every squeak and squawk from their kids. “I can’t let my child feel pain!” said one dad. Parents, if you are giving way too much, find out why your parenting strategy may be one of the worst strategies ever. I remember counseling with a teenager and her mom. The young girl sassed and criticized her principal, her teachers, and her family. She yelled if any of them said: “Do your...

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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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