Posts tagged effective parenting

Tips For Parents to Boost Your Child’s Brain Activity

  Spending time with your kids and participating in their play time can turn into something more than quality fun. With careful nudges and motivating games, parents can do a lot when it comes to training their children’s brains and influencing their social, logical and creative development. Talk to your child Tweet

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 […]

How To Raise A Good Kid

For 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 […]

5 Things That Keep Mom From Getting Enough Sleep

Being a mother is a full-time job requiring long nights 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 […]

3 Things Newlywed Couples Should Discuss Before Having Children

Adding children to a marriage is a big deal. Moving from being a couple 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 […]

10 Tips for Safe Co-Sleeping

While the co-sleeping debate rages on, recent reports from both the UK and the US reveal that more parents share a bed with their babies than we might believe. It’s estimated that around half of parents let their infants into their beds now and again. Statistics on full-time co-sleepers vary depending on where you look: […]

5 Things Single Parents Should Never Say to their Child

I was 7 years old when my parents divorced. Because of the hostilities between them, my sisters and I were separated from each other and we bounced from relative to relative staying in different homes until things settled down. They never really did. The change was a traumatic one and led to some instances of […]

Make the Dentist More Fun for Kids

It is a known fact most kids hate the idea of going to the dentist. Between the frightening tools next to the uncomfortable chair and the inability to talk for the entire time, it is typically not their idea of a good time. In fact, it’s not really anyone’s idea of a good time, but […]

Raising Multiples: Triplets, Twins and a Single…Life Is Crazy!

I am a mom, a stay at home mom to be exact.  I worked outside of the home until I was 6 months pregnant with my triplets.  Adding triplet boys to my current family of 5 was enough to push me into leaving my job outside of the home and committing to raising my 6 […]

Top ten most popular TV channels for the entire family

Signing up for a digital TV service provides you access to over 200 channels from all over the globe out of which many are not exactly family friendly. Television is today in an era dominated by violence and adult language making it hard for concerned families to find channels that they can depend on to […]

Choose the Right Alvin Child Injury Lawyer

Having the right lawyer on your side after a child injury can make or break your case. It’s important to you to get your injured child the compensation they need and deserve after they have been hurt. If you plan to pursue legal action after your child was hurt you should first read these tips […]

Virtual Schooling: Could It Be for You?

“Over just the past decade, online learning at the K-12 level has grown from a novelty to a movement.” – National Education Policy System, “Online K-12 Schooling in the U.S.”  October 2011 A movement is right! Recent numbers show 250,000 students were enrolled in full time virtual school programs last year. That’s a paltry percentage […]

Disability and Your Child: How To Encourage Physical Activity

Living with physical disability can be challenging in all kinds of ways, but perhaps one of the most disheartening things new parents in particular can think is that their child will never be able to enjoy physical activity. This is simply not the case and physical handicaps are no barrier to a child enjoying all […]

The Advantages of Summer Camp

Camp is one of those words that is closely related to summer as are the words fun, vacation, and swimming. Summer camp for many is synonymous with the full summer experience. As we get older and become adults, we long for the days of summer camp and the relationships developed and the fun had at […]

3 Tips to Preventing Obesity in Kids

Whether we would like to admit it or not, obesity rates among Americans today stands at a whopping 33%. Furthermore, two out of every three Americans are overweight. These rates have been climbing up steadily over the last several years, and are showing no signs of slowing down. Parents are making progressively more unhealthy food […]

Working from Home with Kids Survival Guide

Work At Home Moms or WAHM have become common in this era. Almost every other mom is working from home. However, this becomes very challenging and tiring. At times, moms get to a point where they cannot achieve their targets while working from home. Here is a survival guide on what mothers working from home […]

Exercise Ideas for Children

With spring just on the horizon, there is no better time to start encouraging your child to get active and get fit. Whether your child prefers indoor or outdoor sports, there are plenty of activities for your child to get involved in this spring. With health experts becoming increasingly concerned about the number of children […]

8 Great Lessons from My Single Mom

Every now and then I take a moment to inventory the athletic trophies of my youth, literary awards for the novels I penned and yes I also deliberate over the scars I’ve earned along the way.  Oddly enough, many of the techniques we use to deal with what life throws at us can be traced […]

5 Skills Children Need to Start School

Young children face many challenges when they begin school, including learning to work alongside new friends, navigate in a new environment, and take instruction from unfamiliar adults. For a young child who is unprepared, starting school can be a very stressful situation. As parents, we have the opportunity to give our children experiences that will […]

How Your Parenting Style Can Damage Your Child’s Chances of Happiness

Parenting styles play an important role when it comes to the future happiness of a child. The manner in which a parent interacts with a child will have influence over their character, self-confidence and positioning in society. Many parents unwittingly make mistakes that may damage a child’s chance of happiness. Here are some tips on […]