Archives for Positive Parenting Tips

Exploring Foster Adoption and Other Ways to Become Adoptive Parents

The adoption process has evolved tremendously over the years, giving those who wish to become parents more options in which to do so, thus creating better chances for children who need to find a loving home. Whether prospective adoptive parents are interested in domestic, international or foster adoption, they can now turn to several different resources to assist them through the steps of adoption and help them find a child that will be the perfect addition to their family. There are three main types of adoption, and by reaching out to local child welfare agencies, private adoption agencies, adoption attorneys, etc. hopeful parents will be able to learn more about each and then decide which opportunity is the best for them to pursue. Exploring Foster Adoption and Other Ways to Become Adoptive Parents continued »

Five Steps to Getting Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

baby-sleepingIf your baby or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, the first thing you should know is… you’re not alone!

Studies show that up to 30% of babies have sleep problems, and that 75% of parents would like to change their babies’ sleep habits.

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Pointers for Encouraging Your Kids to Read

You’ve worked hard to instill a love of books and reading in your kids. You read to them while they were babies and toddlers. You take them to the library regularly. They’re reaching that age where they are finally old enough to read on their own and suddenly, now that they have to do it themselves, getting your kids to read is like pulling teeth. What do you do?

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You can’t force this feeling!

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9 Must-Have Items for New Parents

When a baby’s on the way, the number of products to invest in can seem overwhelming, particularly for first-time parents. It’s no surprise to you that you’ll need a crib, car seat, and probably some baby toys. But there are a number of items that beginner parents might never think of – until the baby is here, and it’s deemed necessary.

Stock up beforehand, whether by registering for these items for your baby shower or taking a trip to your local baby and kids’ store, so you’re ready to tackle parenthood as soon as your bundle of joy comes home from the hospital.

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Merry Go Round At Zoo Atlanta

 

 

The Nabisco Endangered Species Carousel takes zoo guests for a whimsical spin upon 38 hand-carved wooden animal figures. The ride also features a series of hand-painted murals depicting endangered mothers and babies in their natural habitats. The carousel is located in the Children’s Zoo, and is housed under a colorful pavilion that protects it from the sun and rain. Merry Go Round At Zoo Atlanta continued »

Four Lucky Leaves Review

readingbookOur daughter’s new favorite book, “Where’s my clover reaver book?” She just turned four and doesn’t quite remember the title of her book.

The illustrations on every page bring the main character, a four leaf clover, to life.

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12 Kid’s Room Christmas Decoration Ideas

christmas-treeEmbellishing your house on the bountiful eve of Christmas is overwhelming pleasure. You need every room to be well arranged with an innovative Christmas theme. Doing Christmas arrangements in your tween’s room could be a little problematic if your kids don’t like it. It’s better to practice do-it-yourself ideas for more tailored stuff correlated to your kid’s personal craze. Bundle of items can be crafted to decorate your tot’s chamber.

  • Easy-peasy Christmas colorful, shiny, textured paper wreaths are speedy to make and your kid will love his beloved Christmas character name on it.
  • If your child is a pet-lover and crazy about little birdies, cut a tree branch and fix it in a plastic pot filled with foam, stick a tiny vintage bird collection and a few charming deer to celebrate the holidays
  • Your baby is bored of typical Christmas tree décor? Use sock monkeys to hang upon his/her Christmas tree as a perfect trifles
  • Hand-prints of your kid on paper cards can be a lovely addition on small Christmas tree ornaments
  • An astonishing advent tree formed with small glossy gift boxes is a wondrous ornament for your kids room
  • Colorful magazine or story book pages twisted in a cone shape can form exquisite wreaths to hang on the door
  • Handmade wide garland with little festive cards engraved with Christmas words or your child’s name will be amusing for him/her
  • Decorate your daughter’s room full of her favorite dolls that will make her crazy with excitement
  • Carve out a lengthy garland with tiny paper pieces joined with sewing thread will be handy and easy to make
  • Paint a corner of your tween’s room with magnificent gift boxes to let her/him enjoy the temptation of Christmas gifts
  • Place a small Christmas tree in their room and let them decorate it with their own creativity
  • Christmas cards are a brilliant item to hang on a wall as Christmas trimming

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10 Easy Tips for Being Productive While the Kids Are at Home

As a crafter, trying to find the time and space you need to focus on your projects is a challenge on a good day. If you have kids who are still at home, it can be even more difficult. You need to finish a commission but your kids need attention, too.

How do you balance these needs, meet your deadlines, and give your kids the attention they need all at the same time? Here are some tips.

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How To Raise A Good Kid

toddlerFor those of us that have raised kids it is no secret that it is hard work.  It takes time, money, patience, sacrifice and consistency just to name a few. When you think about it, our kids reflect who we are. When we have trouble controlling our anger, our children usually do also.  When we are patient, our children usually learn to be patient.  Although, it seems like they learn the bad behaviors easier than they learn the good ones.

To raise good kids, we need to be a good example for them to follow.  When we are hard workers, we can teach our kids to be hard workers, but we have to teach them.  It does not magically just happen.  When we swear, our kids learn to swear and when we drink, our kids learn to drink.

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Four Lucky Leaves – Children’s Book On Being Bullied

Four Lucky Leaves
By K.D. Brown

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Children’s Books That Changed Our Lives as Adults

Do your friends bring back porcelain pig souvenirs for you from their family vacations? Is your curio cabinet full of replica pigs of every size and dimension? Did you ever wonder to yourself why the sight of those little pink hairless pigs with squiggly tails just make your heart melt?

The answer might just be because as a child you read and loved the children’s book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Charlotte’s Web is named for the motherly spider, but the book is really about the hapless adventures of Wilbur, a naive, loving, and lovable orphan pig who finds himself in the company of a mélange of strange farm animals. The fact that your adult self loves pigs may be because your first encounter with one on the pages of this classic book was so positive.

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5 Reasons School Bullying Is A Growing Problem

School bullying is nothing new. After all, our grandparents even experienced this painful part of childhood.

However, since their days of childhood and even our own childhood days, bullying has escalated tremendously. With the rise of technology comes a new way for bullies to terrorize their victims.

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Tips To Identify Whether a Painting Is True or False

If you are simply buying a painting to satisfy your painteraesthetic sense and to embellish your drawing room, you can buy anything that looks reasonable and fine. However, on the other hand, it is a totally different phenomenon to buy a painting for the purpose of the investment. It is not actually who the painter is or what is the provenance of the painting but there are many other factors that determine the direct connection of the artist with the piece of art.

Is This Original Work?

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Soon-to-Be Parents: Pointers for Buying the Perfect Crib

A stroll through the local baby store can be overwhelming for new parents. Aisle after aisle of gear, equipment, gizmos, and gadgets. It can be hard to determine what is necessary and what isn’t. Many items, such as diaper pails and bottle warmers, are merely for convenience. But some articles, such as a car seat or a crib, are absolute necessities.

For the first several months, your baby will spend more time asleep than awake.

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Boys, Girls and the Bible: How to Engage Modern Kids with Ancient Messages

Whether you are a professional educator or simply a Girl reading the bibleparent with a passion for the Bible, you can learn how to bring the Bible stories to life for your kids. If you love the Bible and the stories are alive to you, you already have a great foundation to make Bible learning fun and easy for your kids too. But you may also find that these helpful tips can take family Bible time to the next level and help your kids instantly connect to your favorite stories too.

Live the Bible in Front of Your Kids

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Flying with kids? 5 things to pack in your hand luggage

Everyone knows that they should carry lots of toys, snacks and books for children onto planes. However, there are some other things which can make a huge difference to the comfort levels and ability to cope with the annoyances or problems on flights. Below are the top five things that should be packed in your hand luggage in case you are to fly with kids.

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Yes To Love

Remember the engagement video First Live Lip-Dub Marriage Proposal, that same couple have made another great one…

5 Things That Keep Mom From Getting Enough Sleep

Being a mother is a full-time job requiring long grizzly-stressnights and early mornings on a daily basis. I know I am preaching to the choir here, but it feels good to come out and just state the facts. For many moms finding time to rest requires an ability to take full advantage of a few short hours in the middle of the night (unless you have a newborn baby). But, if you’re like many moms, sleep may not come as easily as it should. Here are the Top 5 Reasons Moms Can’t Sleep at Night and things that you can do to help.

1. Stressed and Under Pressure.

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3 Things Newlywed Couples Should Discuss Before Having Children

Adding children to a marriage is a big deal. Moving from being a drama-free-dinner-time-kidscouple to a family affects every area of relationship. Hopefully, you discussed having children, at least in theory, before you got married. Now, as you consider the possibility as a reality, here are things you will want to discuss to be proactive and keep your relationship strong:

Expectations

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A Nursery For A Royal Baby

One thing’s for sure, this special new arrival will have the Happy Babybest of everything needed to ensure his or her introduction to the world is as smooth, easy and aesthetically pleasing as possible.

William and Kate will have their work cut out for them choosing from the magnificent range of high quality nursery furniture and interiors available on the market today. Here are some of our suggestions for some must-have items to help the new parents create a nursery fit for a Prince or Princess… A Nursery For A Royal Baby continued »