Are You Too Busy for Your Kids?
In his recent newsletter "Happy Kids", parenting expert Michael Grose (yes he is an expert with three kids of his own) said:Australian parents currently rate achieving work-family balance as their greatest parenting challenge. Currently, 71% of Australian parents say they have difficulty finding time to do the things they enjoy with their children.
Should The Dad-To-Be Attend The Birth?
Not so long ago a dad-to-be would pace up and down outside the labor room and would be admitted only after the birth. Modern practice is to assume the dad-to-be should be at the birth to offer support.
Twins - Double The Trouble Or Double The Pleasure? Both!
If You're Having Twins..
The ABCs of Raising Twins
As a mother of two sets of fraternal boy/girl twins, I am often asked, "How do you do it?" I do not have an answer. I am just a regular 27 year old who has never known it any other way.
Using Pocket-money To Promote Independence In Kids
In seminars I am often asked about pocket-money and whether it should be earned or only given when children behave well.My belief is that children should receive pocket-money as their small share of the family-wealth just as they should share the workload at home.
10 Steps To Prepare You For Life With Children
It's hard to explain to the uninitiated the changes that a child will bring to your life - nothing is quite the same again. If you are an expectant father (or even mother) or just considering the prospect of parenthood, do the following 10-step program so you can learn what you're in for.
Anorexia Nervosa Alert - is Your Daughter Dying To Be Thin?
Anorexia nervosa is a serious medical disorder that is statistically most prevalent in the adolescent teenage years of young women. It is estimated that 7% of the population suffers from eating disorders and if left untreated over 20% of them will die from it.
The Post-Holiday Blues In Stepfamilies
In stepfamilies, big holiday expectations can lead to big
disappointment--and post-holiday blues, says Susan Wisdom, a
licensed professional counselor and co-author of
"Stepcoupling."As a stepmom, I know about expectations.
Small Children, Languages and Myths
Our children are growing up bilingual in the French part of Canada - Québec. "That's fine", says everyone.
The Symtoms Of Meningitis And Septicaemia
Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes around the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by either a virus or bacteria.
All babies cry, but if yours cries a lot, isn't sleeping or is just plain irritable, many parents have found that a paediatric osteopath can help, particularly if the birth was difficult.By gently touching a baby, an osteopath can use manipulation to ease the tension and help improve the way baby's body functions.
Registering a Birth in Scotland
Who Can Register A Birth?
The child's mother or father should register the birth within 21 days. However, a father who is not married to the child's
mother can only register a birth and be named on the birth certificate as the father if:
he jointly signs the register with the mother, or
a court has declared that he is the father, or
the mother and he jointly sign a declaration available from
How Well Do You Know Your Child?
Do you think you really know your child? I don't mean know what he/she likes and doesn't like, but to know him/her well enough to understand his/her challenges, to appreciate his/her strengths and weaknesses and to help him/her develop his talents. Knowing your children can help increase their chance for success in the future and improve your relationship.
Baptisms And Alternative Ways To Hold A Naming Ceremony
Traditionally, babies have been named at a christening/baptism. Most still are, but increasingly parents are choosing an alternative, non-religious ceremony.
Crazy Colors Fun Kid Experiment as a Party Activity
Here is an easy, inexpensive and fun kid experiment for your next kid birthday party.This activity, which is strictly speaking a kid science experiment, can be used in any party as entertainment.
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BBQ RecipesHartford CourantThis recipe is from Chris Conlon, owner of Smokin' With Chris in Southington: 8 oz. goat cheese. 2 Tbsp. Herbes de Provence. 6 pieces bacon. 1 dozen 10-12 shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined. BBQ sauce. Mesclun greens. Directions: 1. Mix together goat ...
TH seeks recipes for upcoming magazinetelegraphherald.comThe Farm Life in the Tri-State Area magazine is looking for recipes prepared every year during the holidays. They can be desserts, main dishes, side dishes, salads or any recipe that might have been passed down from generation to generation. We're ...
10 fresh, easy recipes for Creole tomato seasonNOLA.comThis recipe from "Everyday Vegetarian" (2017 Oxmoor House) by the editors of "Cooking Light," calls for a quinoa crust, but you can make it with your favorite crust recipe. It makes a quick, easy week-night dinner or Sunday brunch dish. Find the recipe ...
Cool summer recipes from GingeRootz Asian GrilleFox11online.comAPPLETON (WLUK) -- Cool down this summer with tasty recipes from GingeRootz Asian Grille! Co-owner, Dale Chu, and sous chef, John Rheymond Sumera, joined FOX 11's Emily Deem on Good Day Wisconsin to celebrate the new season. GingeRootz is ...
Strawberry Lemonade CakeABC... tablespoons of confectioners' sugar, stirring to combine. Top cake with strawberry mixture and dust with remaining confectioners' sugars. Slice and serve! Tip: Get creative! Substitute your favorite fresh fruit and favorite flavored curd to give ...
Sales, Menus & Recipes: The Heat is OnPrescott eNewsHere is a video by the Domestic Geek - we adapted some of the recipes from her method. One thing she uses is a simple syrup, instead of the water and sweetener I use. The syrup does work nicely, but if you use water and a sweetner, you have more ...
9 Za'atar Recipes That Aren't IntimidatingGreatistA mixture of toasted sesame seeds, dried oregano and marjoram (or thyme), and sumac, za'atar pairs perfectly with ingredients as simple as eggs and as rich as shakshuka and pizza. Whether a za'atar devotee or newbie, these nine recipes are the perfect ...
3 simple recipes for a successful backyard barbecueGood4UtahPlanning any barbecues or parties this summer? Your best bet for having a successful party is to cook up the tastiest foods possible for all your friends and family to enjoy. Nobody knows this better than cookbook author Elizabeth Heiskell, who joined ...
Not just muffins! 7 recipes for blueberry seasonWRAL.comBy Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor. Blueberries are in season right now in North Carolina, and farms and markets are bursting with them. If you have a pile of the sweet little berries, here are 7 recipes featuring the blueberry!
Fundraising For Your Preschool Or Daycare Center
Most day cares are non-profit organizations that must operate within a tight budget that covers the costs of facilities, staff and all of the equipment and materials for operating a quality and stimulating environment for children. It's a balancing act with little room for extras for the center or it's staff.
Parenting---Roots and Wings
I'm sure many of you have heard that old Hallmark card adage that goes something like this: Parents give their children two great gifts---one is roots, the other is wings. This is what I address in this article.
The 411 on Natural Colic Remedies
Any parent whose baby has suffered from colic can tell you that colic is one of the most excruciating experiences ever imaginable. Nothing is worse than seeing one's baby in pain and not being able to help take it away.
Intro to Medications for ADD ADHD
The most common medications used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are stimulant medications. Anti-depressant medications, and even anti-convulsant medications, are sometimes used as well, though this is less common.
The ADD Child: Challenging Parents, Teachers and Friends
The ADD child exhibits a series of behaviors that are common in most children. Most children misbehave, act silly and day dream.
A Minute Can Turn into Hours for the Child of a Work-at-Home Mom
In theory, working at home is an ideal situation. But in reality, it's difficult to balance the needs of your family with the needs of your clients.
Why Me?"We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count."
--Neil MaxwellYesterday morning, my family and I got up at 5:30am in Mexico to begin our journey home from a holiday retreat.
Back to School; Time to Recharge
The back-to-school shopping is done. Brand new pencils, colored markers, and notebooks fill my daughter's back pack.
Patterns For Plus Size Children
Plus size children and overweight children need patterns and clothing that fit THEIR "larger than average" measurements. Sadly, neither ready made clothing nor commercial patterns address the real issue of children's measurements.
Potty Training Caveats- Dont Start Too Soon
The First Reason: For one thing, child development experts are concerned that previous generations of parents were putting too much pressure on their children to potty train early. Children were often being punished for not learning to use the toilet.
Beginning the Special Education Process
Like anything else in life, there's a method to the special education process. It was put in place to help people who deal with learning disabilities get the best services possible.
Helping Your Child Make and Keep Friends
What Children Look for in a Friend?Is this child fun to be with?
Is this child trustworthy?
Does this child help me achieve my goals?
Does this child make me feel good about myself?
Is this child similar to me?Social Tasks Involved in Peer RelationshipsJoining a group or activity
Coping with success
Dealing with conflict
Coping with failure
Making a friend
Sticking up for a friend
Coping with rejection
Responding to requests
Maintaining a conversation
Coping with teasing
Being supportive of othersAlthough rejected children differ in many ways, there does seem to be something they have in common:A large proportion of rejected children are lacking in positive interaction skills, such as being
cooperative, helpful, refining non-verbal communication, timing, spatial awareness, verbal
language appropriateness and inappropriate dress or poor personal hygiene.
This suggests that it should be possible to help these children by teaching them positive ways to interact
A New School Year
Depending on where you live school will be starting this month or next month. A new school year is usually exciting and scary at the same time.
10 Steps to School Year Success
One of the most important aspects of parenting, is ensuring that your child gets a good education. School is a place where your child not only learns skills such as reading and writing; it is also where your child will learn about friendship, responsibility, and fairness.
Ten Ways To Become Your Teenagers Best Friend
Best friends! It may seem impossible to believe, but today's teens do want to consider their parents as friends, even though they think we could never understand the realities of their world. They are also interested in what it was like being a teenager during the Stone Age.
Dads - What Family Legacy Are You Passing On to Your Children?
Do you want to create a deeper, more loving relationship with your child?To begin, you can learn from your own father:Whether you consider him to have been a good father or not, you can use your experience to become a better parent to YOUR children.Patterns of behavior are often passed on unconsciously from one generation to the next.
Grandparents --- Homeschool Your Grandchildren and Feel Younger
Grandparents, what better way to stay close to your grown children than to advise them about important issues like the dangers of public schools for your grandchildren? What better way to feel younger if you offer to help homeschool your grandchildren?When your children grow up and get careers of their own, that doesn't mean you have to be lonely in a big, empty house and lose contact with your kids. Helping to homeschool your grandchildren can be a wonderful way for you to stay in close and loving contact with your grown children and grandchildren.
Parenting Problem? 5 Simple Things That Will Help
What is a parenting problem?Parenting is a tough job, we all know that. Parents face many situations that they are not familiar how to deal with.
Why Do People Have Kids?
Despite the theory that people have kids because they want and have planned for a family; the truth is that most people have kids because a woman gets pregnant. That is about the only reason.
10 Signs That Your Teen Is Using Drugs
Did you know that over 75% of teens aged 16-17 report that obtaining marijuana is "easy or fairly easy?" Or that 25% of youths between 12 and 17 say the same of crack?When children start using drugs they usually exhibit many different signs that parents need to watch out for. Unfortunately, many parents often write-off these signs as normal adolescent behavior and as a result they don't realize that their child is into drugs until it is too late.