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Published: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:57:55 -0600

 



How to Take Care of Kids

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:15:41 -0600

Here we are just a month away from the 17th year of the 21st century where the most popular of all things is Speed. While we struggle and keep our pace with the emerging trends, the technology and the awareness, a lot remains unaddressed, the ones who are supposed to take it to the next level the most. With time, a lot has changed, the dynamics of parenting too.



Returning To Work After Divorce

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:00:23 -0600

Perhaps the greatest challenge is for a party who has left the workforce to care for the couple's children. Any absence from the workplace can be a deficit and a significant absence presents an even greater challenge. This situation has historically affected woman but an increasing number of men are facing obtaining employment after an absence.



Passing On Stories Creates Family Memories

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:59:06 -0600

In centuries past stories were passed on by travelers who went from town to town hunting or selling items and were often the only "outsiders" a secluded community ever saw. Passing on history orally was the primary way that an account of events was saved.



Single Working Moms: 5 Basic Tips on Staying Happy When Your Children Drive You Crazy

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:07:39 -0600

1. Put yourself in timeout. You can physically tell your children that you are in timeout.



Dad Diary: Completing Our First Trimester

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:53:54 -0600

Hormones! Not a pregnant woman's best friend I'd say. I hear it often from my family, friends, and colleagues. This is a 'known' occurrence but even knowing that did not prepare me for the real thing. Most of the literature that I've read through usually has a section on the various changes that a pregnant woman is going through, both physically and hormonally. Hence, I thought I'd support my wife through this happy but trying time. Some extra love and care usually does the trick. `



Things We Teach Our Daughters

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:05:12 -0600

We raise our daughters to wear dresses but force them to sit down as soon as they learn how to walk. We point at the crevasse between their legs and say, "You need to be careful so you don't cause any embarrassment." We force them to pick their dresses carefully so they don't reveal too much, attract any attention or offend anyone.



The Do's and Don'ts of Eating for Two

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:43:20 -0600

Being pregnant for the first time can be a challenge when you have tons of questions to which you do not always have answers. A very common area of confusion for pregnant women is food. You probably think that expecting a baby means "eating for two". The phrase is very misleading as health professionals these days are not recommending such a diet at all.



Allowing Our Children to Apply To Us, The Rules We Gave Them

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:20:21 -0600

Recently there was a situation where I became frustrated in the presence of my wife and son - not at them, but with them around. I didn't hear it at first, but I heard my son about the third time saying calmly, "Take one step back." Sensing my reason returning, and probably somewhat because of his intervention, I quickly recognised he was implementing his own emotional regulating system (that his mother has taught him, and we both reinforce); this time with me. And I had the poise to do as he said. I stepped back. Then he said, in his calmest supportive voice, "Now have a think about it."



What Do I Know About Raising Children?

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:43:12 -0600

One parent's perspective on raising her children in today's ever changing society. Stripping it all back, and focusing on the life qualities that are important for growth today.



What a Child's Not Allowed To Teach, A Parent Can't Learn

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:19:12 -0600

It had been a busy day for all of us in our separate endeavours when anger struck. Not a parent, but a child. Time was slipping away and there was cleaning up to do and a bath to be had, and all this before pre-bedtime reading. Dad was a bit stressed, trying to give Mum some relief after her exhausting day. A Dad picked this moment to stand firm on his ground! The result? The child goes ballistic.



Three Secrets to Increasing Resiliency in You and Your Child

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:50:12 -0500

Resiliency is the ability to bounce back when it seems like life strikes out at you - to take whatever comes your way, handle it, learn from it and continue on. Resiliency comes into play when really difficult situations arise, such as, relationship break up, death of a loved one, loss of career - in fact any big financial challenge - helping someone you love (including yourself) with addiction and so on.



Three New Parenthood Things No One Ever Tells You

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:31:34 -0500

Learning to hold the baby in one hand and using the other to try and nurse her or burp her is a balancing act in itself. The phone rings at that opportune moment and you have no hands left to receive the call. With experience you will learn the juggling act to perfection.



12 Hour Work Days - Helicopter Parents

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:13:55 -0500

With change in time, almost everything the world used to be is no more. Change was once an advantage, but when much of it contributes in more negative ways than good, then perhaps it is okay to say the good old ways had their own merits. Many things have changed, and marriage is not to leave to chance. Family is no longer what it used to be - united, established. Today, we live in a society where what your right hand does must remain hidden from your left hand. Married men and women don't have a shared responsibility/interest anymore. The man usually has his own agenda, as the woman tries hard to keep the family together; and my trajectory here is not to suggest all men are bad, because some care deeply about the well-being of their wives and children. Yet still, the vast majority of women and children are more vulnerable to unpleasant situations than men are. In the past times, women were treated much like house maids, but men of a long time ago did fit the criteria that of the head of a household brand...



5 Weird (But Totally Normal) Things About Your Newborn

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:24:28 -0500

By now you must have thoroughly geared up for these key things - labour and delivery, sleepless nights and on-demand feeds. But have you been prepped for your baby's explosive poop or weird groaning noises? Thinking of calling your paediatrician? Don't. Because these weird baby things are totally normal.



Breastfeeding Diet Tips For New Mums

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:18:46 -0500

For new mums, it is really a satisfying feeling to be able to provide the best for their baby. And this is especially true when it comes to breastfeeding. As you know, when you are breastfeeding your baby, the quality of milk that comes out depends largely on the types of food that you eat.



How Your Childhood Will Affect You As An Adoptive Parent

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:46:36 -0500

Being a good parent means we first have to remove the obstacles from our past. We must be honest with ourselves and acknowledge we are suffering from unmet needs and unhealed wounds from childhood and stop pretending that because we are in a grown body they aren't there anymore. They are there and they will be passed down to your children just like they were passed down to you, if you first, don't clear them up. Your kids are worth it, and so are you!



10 Awesome Organization Hacks for Busy Families

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:52:15 -0500

These 10 awesome organization hacks for busy families will help you get your home in order fast. They are creative and inexpensive, and some DIY ideas are totally free!



5 Things Grateful Families Do

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:51:45 -0500

This fall, make Thanksgiving last a little longer by finding ways for you and your family to feel grateful all year long. We often say we are grateful for what we have, but how regularly do we really show our gratitude? Grateful families practice gratitude daily.



Helicopter Parent? 10 Ways to Tell

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:07:53 -0500

Google "helicopter parent". This is what you'll get: a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of their child or children. "some college officials see all this as the behavior of an overindulged generation, raised by helicopter parents and lacking in resilience" Yeah.



Is Your Child Considering a Gap Year? Ask These Questions First

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:24:59 -0500

A growing number of U.S. students are taking time after high school to expand their horizons before pursuing further studies. Most students who take a year off, also known as a "gap year," use the time to gain real-world work experience, become more involved in volunteer work or learn more about other cultures through traveling. While a gap year can be rewarding, the prospect of taking a year off from academics may create some anxiety for you or your child.



Fire Safety in the Home

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:37:07 -0500

Fires unfortunately occur in homes all the time. It's important that we know what to do if a fire breaks out in our home, but it's also essential to know how to prevent a fire from happening in the first place.



Five Great Ways to Make Your Nanny Feel Special Today!

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:58:46 -0500

Nannies are a huge part of the family, from daily errands to special events. If you employ a nanny, here are five great ways to make them feel special and show your appreciation for their hard work.



Bedroom Safety

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:25:56 -0500

A bedroom should be a safe place to be in. When arranging your child's room, you want to be sure that there is no chance for a dangerous accident to happen.



Is Your Child Angry, Emotional, Willful, or Stressed?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:14:52 -0500

Want to find a simple solution to behavior problems? If you haven't already tried a few food tricks, this article may help. Even violent behavior has been eliminated completely in some people who have changed one thing in their diet!



Get Hi Vis Workwear for Your Little Helpers

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:02:21 -0500

Whether you have a toddler or a slightly older child, they probably love trying to imitate you or your spouse when working around the house. If you are cooking, gardening or feeding the chickens on your farm, you probably have a little helper tagging behind you or looking to help whenever they can.



A Powerful Concept to Alter Children's Behavior

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:31:09 -0500

There is a Jewish word that doesn't translate directly into English, but it informs my attitude to people who have undergone hardship and need help. Translated, the word is a hybrid of several concepts, not standing alone on any one, but really the combination of all. The concepts or words in English best to translate this Jewish word are; empathy, compassion, mercy and charity.



Child Behavior: When Nothing Else Works, Consider These 7 Strategies:

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:30:36 -0500

Broader social and economic issues are affecting parenting today. However, you can overcome them...



How to Soothe Your Baby After a Vaccination: Use The Five S's

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:46:50 -0500

If you have ever had to take a baby to the doctor's office then you would be familiar with seeing babies wailing and parents trying to calm them down. Even though no parent would want their children to feel upset or in pain, nonetheless, vaccination injections are a necessary evil that every child must endure in order to improve their immunity systems.



Advice for Parents: Eating Out With Kids

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:57:32 -0500

Most people like to eat out at a restaurant. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of it. Folks also have very different ideas about what constitutes being called a restaurant.



What Children Hear When You Say "Don't," "Stop," or "Quit," and Three Ways to Fix It

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:47:58 -0500

What do toddlers or any family members need to hear in order to make the changes you need them to make? Behavior begins from subconscious images. The subconscious is the computer in the body that processes information and controls behavior from there... learn to control it and you've got gold!



5 Tips for Surviving the Evil Five O'Clock Hour

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:12:20 -0500

The worst part of an average day with your young child might be that moment when you realize that if you don't go to the store there will be no dinner on the table tonight and no milk for cereal in the morning. A trip to the store at the end of the day is risky business, but these 5 tips can make it easier.



Build Family Connection Through This Family Craft Project

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:09:09 -0500

Connection is the silver bullet to good parenting. Kids love spending time with you, their parent. Most of the time, connecting can happen just through doing daily tasks together like washing the dishes or going to the market. Sometimes, however, it is great to create a family project that you and your children will see for years as a concrete symbol of your family's love and caring for each other. This Family Placemats project is one you will treasure for years to come.



3 Awesome Tricks for Your Hardest, Most High Energy, Most Challenging Kid Ever!

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:07:53 -0500

Do you feel like your child is more difficult than other children? Guess what? Lots of parents feel that way! So, chances are yours is not actually the most challenging ever, but that doesn't help much when you are in the thick of things and you are at the end of your rope.



Three Ways to Help Your Kids Lose Weight - The Simple and Successful Way

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:22:13 -0500

Simple, easy way to help your kids get healthier, feel better about themselves, and actually want to help themselves too. They know if they have a problem, and this method gets them to bring it out so that you can help them with it in a fun way that has absolutely nothing to do with dieting. I gained 40 pounds dieting, lost it all using the subconscious, and have kept it off over 25 years. I'm giving you techniques to work with your kids.



What If I'm Not a Perfect Parent? 3 Ways to Get Yourself Off the Hook!

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:13:39 -0500

Three ways to help you keep your sanity, preventative and on-the-spot care techniques. You'll learn how to be the best you can be and to stop beating yourself up if you don't feel like you're a perfect parent, which of course no one is! Learn the secrets that great parents all know (again, not perfect, just great!)



Does Your Child's Bedroom Need Internet Service?

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:17:04 -0500

Internet service may not be appropriate in your child's bedroom. Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks.



Dad Diary: Our First Doctor Visit

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:35:43 -0500

The responsibility of being a father starts from the day you wife or partner is detected as pregnant. The following nine months are an exciting journey for both of you. You will feel the excitement, the anxiety, the happiness, the anticipation and everything.



6 Ideas For A Stress Free Morning Back To School

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:30:53 -0500

The summer holidays are now coming to an end and for many parents of ASD kids. Just getting them out of bed on that first morning maybe bad enough, but have no fear! Here are 6 ideas to get your children feeling ready and fresh for the new school year!



Middle School: The Time for Parents to Step Away or Not?

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:04:22 -0500

Lots of parents make the mistake of thinking their kids are on their own when it comes to middle school. True, your kids do need more independence at this age, but in this article I outline some of the reasons why it is not yet time to step away from parenting your middle school students. Parents need to focus on making the shift from the driver's seat to the coach or guide. Here are some tips for how to step back but not step away.



5 Essential Skills to Focus on This School Year

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:03:37 -0500

Parents are their kids' first teachers. Kids who have learned these five life skills--emotional awareness, resiliency, taking responsibility for one's own actions, problem solving, and independence--come to school ready to learn. They have the external structures which allow them to work efficiently and the internal structures that allow them to cope when things get hard both socially and academically.



How to Have Constructive Conversations: The Most Important Skill You Might Ever Teach Your Kids

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:03:16 -0500

No skill is more important in life than being able to have a constructive conversation. People who can get what they want and need and at the same time help others get what they want and need are valued in every setting. For this reason, teaching your kids how to have constructive conversations could be one of the most important skills you impart. These four tips are a good place to start.



Parents: Stop, Think, and Act

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:08:02 -0500

"To be a good parent requires that you defer many of your own needs and desires in favor of the needs of your children. Remember - it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."



The Two Sides Of Leaving And Cleaving

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:13:18 -0500

Raising children has never been easy. Our modern world has made many things easier than they used to be. It has not done this for parenting; in fact, in many ways it has complicated the tasks. It is still the goal of parenting to produce adult children who are responsible for themselves and possess good character. Don't expect the school to do this. And certainly, don't expect "the village" to do this. This is the job of parents. Though parents have a powerful place in this process, each child has power, too - the power of their will. They must choose to do difficult things, to embrace the things that contribute to maturity.



What Dory and Nemo Can Teach Us About Parenting

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:59:08 -0500

Dory and Nemo just seem like two fish on an adventure. A closer look shows us that their parents can illustrate some important parenting lessons for all of us.



Complete Back To School Supplies List

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:41:26 -0500

All in one kind of list for back to school supplies that are needed all year round. Buying them once helps avoid duplicates and missing items. Also it saves you from the headaches and aches when there is a project due the other day and supplies are missing!



5 Gender Stereotypes That Have Completely Reversed

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:54:22 -0500

Many of the stereotypes associated with the gender-based roles are fast disappearing as people migrate to nuclear families. They don't have time to discuss and assign such roles in the busy world. In this article, we would just looking at 5 such gender stereotype roles that have reversed over a time period.



Moving Past The Back To School Planning

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:35:39 -0500

Preparing for the first day of school is not as important as preparing for the entire school year. There are some other areas parents should look to other than school supplies.



Effective Communication!

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:18:08 -0500

Imagine learning a few simple strategies that make your ability to communicate with your children, spouse, boss, family and friends very effective. How would that change your life? Would it make you feel valued and listened to? Wonderful!



Fun Things to Do With Kids While Babysitting

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:40:21 -0500

It is quite a task to come up with a never ending list of things to keeping the kids entertained while babysitting. Games can be educative and fun together, though it does require some planning. Keeping them entertained can make a lot of difference between happy kids who enjoy their time with you versus those kids that get totally out of control.



Reasons to Buy Your Children Their Own Hi Vis Workwear

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 06:54:17 -0500

When you head off for work every day, children who are too young to attend school may be curious as to why you're leaving them. If you work in construction, at a mine or any other occupation in which you wear a uniform or certain types of clothing, your child may start getting anxious as soon as you get dressed for work.



How I Feed My Family Fresh Whole Foods On The Smallest Grocery Budget Possible

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 11:37:11 -0500

I've read tens of articles on this topic and haven't found one that has offered tips superior to what I've been doing. This is for those who are health conscious and want to provide for the whole family without significantly spending on it.



Helping a Child To Do Well

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:33:10 -0500

Well, it's time for a new school term. Most parents and grandparents think that it is up to a child to do well in class and on their report cards. They often don't recognize, however, how their own actions contribute to the child's progress.



Life Long Advocacy

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:18:27 -0500

Parents are accustomed to serving as advocates for their autistic children during the early developmental years. As these young people transition to adulthood, many parents are discovering advocacy continues for a lifetime. The issues change with the aging process, however the intensity related to the degree of involvement gets stronger in some instances. Advocating for an adult with autism can serve as a platform for parents and children to strengthen bonds. For some families, this may be the only common issue in which they can rally around. Relationships are sometimes fragile, with legacies hanging in the balance, each experience that draws two people closer is precious. Advocacy involving a child brings out the very best in others as the motivation is selfless and all consuming.



Stages Where Parents Must Exercise Patience

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:35:47 -0500

Parenting requires you to persevere and have patients which is kind of bitter to do a SUCCESSFUL PARENTING JOB which will be sweetest at the end. Going through child rearing duties and responsibilities right from childbirth and training them through each development stage could be so hectic that most parent lose their patience and perseverance which are very necessary.



Some Breastfeeding Tips To Make It Work

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:13:11 -0500

Health experts recommend breastfeeding your babies. Breastmilk offers plenty of great benefits to your child. Bear in mind that breastfeeding will benefit both the mum and the baby.



Helping Graduates Start On Solid Financial Ground

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:35:05 -0500

With graduation season drawing to a close, many recent graduates are making their first major decisions about the future - where to live, which job to take and how to spend their non-working hours. Stepping out on their own often comes with another big first - being financially independent. While this newfound control can be enjoyable, the added responsibilities may also be overwhelming.



Are You Financially Prepared to Raise an Athlete?

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:30:02 -0500

There's no denying that the cost of childhood athletics is expensive. And while you may not be raising an Olympic-caliber athlete, if your child is one of the 35 million kids between ages 5 and 18 who play an organized sport in the U.S., you know about the financial commitment all too well. Expenses add up quickly, and it can be easy to lose track of the cost for your child to be on the team.



Keeping the Mirror Free From Toothpaste and Other Life Priorities

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:17:25 -0500

What do my kids think is important to me? I've been spending a bit of time lately thinking about that. The thing is, there are lots of things that are important to me, and I'd like to think that they are kind of absorbing through osmosis the ones that are high ranking on my life priority list, that somehow they have an inbuilt way of sifting through the stuff that I talk about most, to recognise the stuff that actually really matters; the values I hope they absorb and the type of human beings I hope they become.



Importance of Social Interaction - How to Help Your Child Socialize in School

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:00:41 -0500

Your child just got enrolled in primary school. Yet she seems to be withdrawn and aloof. Now interacting and getting along with others are important. It helps your child to learn, grow and stretch her mind from an early age. How can you help your child in this respect? Look inside to find out.



How to Potty Train a Boy - Best Tips for a Fun Potty Time

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:41:40 -0500

Parents sometimes get confused trying to figure a way on how to potty train a boy in order to make it a great experience for him. Before you start potty training you need to know whether your boy is ready for this step! In this article, you will learn great tips that will help you make potty training the best experience for your child



A Parent's Pride

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:47:28 -0500

The theme of the film titled "Forrest Gump" was that you do not know what life will bring to you. When a child is delivered to your family, love grows. As you nurture and protect the child, your responsibility may become your pride.



Teens Need Their Parents

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:42:52 -0500

Parents should spend more time with their children and teens. Instead, they turn to the churches and schools to take over the responsibility for giving moral guidance and discipline. A firm foundation for everything must be provided at home.



10 Quick Tips on Being a Reliable Babysitter

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:55:41 -0500

Before deciding on a babysitting as a job, ask yourself if you enjoy spending time with kids, do you have an awareness of young children's needs or do you want to babysit occasionally or find a regular babysitting position? With a bit of planning and coordination, babysitting can be fun and lucrative. Start from home - look after your siblings, pets, be a mother's helper, begin babysitting from home. This way, your parents can watch how you care for the child, help you if you need it, and let you know when you're ready to do it on your own.



Adverse Effects of Prolonged Internet Usage on Children

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:12:59 -0500

Child who spend too much time online can suffer from psychical and mental problems. Responsible parents need to control and limit how much time their children spend online.



In Celebration of Committed Parents - Right Down to Their Socks

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:05:29 -0500

June is convocation month, and all around the world students are celebrated as they make their way out of their post-secondary, and often, personal, nests as they fly toward the next phase of their lives. Most of us watch them cross the stage with joy at the possibilities that we imagine for them, as well as envy at, again, those same possibilities that we may or may not have taken advantage of at the time of our 'flight' from the nest.



Keeping Children Safe When Driving

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:19:07 -0500

Protecting their children is a number one priority for parents. Using the proper restraints when driving a child in any vehicle is also a priority for parents as they work towards keeping their children safe.



Night Time Potty Training - Things That Parents Should Know

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:15:27 -0500

Night time potty training is one of the most important training for your child so he/she will be forever free from diapers and you will feel relaxed and no more worry about bedwetting. You need to know the following things in order to have a better experience between you and your child.



Preparing Teens for Success

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:51:13 -0500

Teens: My mother was an expert on preparing teens for successful lives. When I was ten years old, she sat me down for a mom to daughter encounter and told me that I could come to her with any concern or worry I might have. What a treasure that was!



Why We Love Camping in the Yard

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:03:30 -0500

Camping in the backyard is the perfect family fun summer experience for busy families! Here are some reasons why an at-home camping trip is sure to be a memorable experience for your kids, and some of our favorite ways to make it fun.



Parenting - "The Power of Letting Go"

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:54:42 -0500

How to manage parenting transitions while allowing your teen to learn and grow. Learn to release control and support your teen to maturity.



How to Ease Your Children Pleasurably Into Adult Independence

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:24:32 -0500

I often think back to my younger days when I was left stranded to fend for myself financially and socially. I'm sharing with parents a way that will help them and their children achieve not only financial independence for children when they flee the nest, but a way to build their children's self esteem, confidence, and give them the motivation to take control of their own lives. This I hope will save many a caring parent the stress of watching their children flounder when leaving the nest, and help the child ease their way into their adult life to come.



Things We Learned From Being Raised By Good-Hearted Parents

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:06:11 -0500

A great deal about having good-hearted parents is that they treat us right and that they inculcate the right values as we grow older. Here are some of the values I learned from them.



Does Giving a Gift to Your Children Make You a Good Parent?

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:50:23 -0500

The article discusses how parents can build a good relationship with their children. Also, there is a mention that one of the great ways to maintain good relationship with kids is giving gifts to them. And personalized gifts show the best way to show love and care.



How to Get Financial Help Living With Autism

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:31:11 -0500

In a recent study in the U.K, the lifetime expenditure for caring for an autistic child is ?220,000. That's three times more than it costs to raise a non-autistic child. With over 70% of carer parents struggling to meet costs taking low paid, part time work, the future looks grim. Yet HMRC still says there are families still not taking advantage of what they could claim. So are you really claiming what you could be entitled to? Today, I give you a quick rundown of benefits and allowances you could be getting, but probably aren't. Read on to find out more.



Raising Our Children With Love and Respect

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:45:31 -0500

Our mission as parents is to ensure that we aren't raising children who will need to recover from their childhoods. Empathy, understanding and patience on the parent's end is essential to strong healthy emotional development in children. No matter how you were raised, it's never too late to change the wrongs you suffered into the right ways with your children.



Children Hold the Key to Prosperous Living - Teach a Child Well and He Will Be an Exemplary Citizen

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:35:38 -0500

It takes a village to raise diversified and informed children. Raising a child alone can be done, though fun and socialization would be missing. To the best of my understanding, NOT a single person contains all of the skills and character traits that a child can engage, in order to become a whole and completely well-rounded human being. Children are God's promise that your family or legacy survives to carry on the family name. That is just the beginning of what a child offers to his family and society.Families are much the same as they have been for many generations. Children are raised and learn by the influence of the people and attitude that is pervasive in their environment. As in the days of old, in tiny villages and small towns and cities, the cycle of child-rearing has changed very little in application and conception. It is the strong bond with another that we design; like a lasting song; that resonates in the joy that is brought about by the birth of every little girl and every little boy arriving to your village. Let's welcome all newborns and those on the way!



Sibling Squabbles: How to Get Your Kids to Stop Fighting

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:47:06 -0500

Does your kids' constant squabbling and fighting drive you nuts? Does your home feel like a war zone? Learn the concrete steps you can take to teach your children to resolve their differences peacefully.



Shaping Self-Concepts At Home

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:18:55 -0500

Everyone has a self-concept. All of us have a self-concept that is in some ways inaccurate. Our self-concept is not formed in a vacuum; it is formed in relationships. One of the jobs of good parents is to positively shape the self-concept of our children. Let's think about this issue together.



How to Change Your Child's Mood and Boost Their Self Esteem

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:50:28 -0500

Does your child suffer with Autistic traits? Do they feel over anxious when dealing with certain social situations or school work, such as sitting an exam or starting a new school or college? If so, then I have devised a method which will help them manage their own stress. This article is going to show you how you can teach your child to shift their mood quickly and effectively so that they can apply this, when ever they need to.



How to Handle a Battle of The Wills

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:02:42 -0500

Kids dig in their heels. Parents are sure their children need to start or stop something. Kids are sure they don't want to comply. Here's a strategy sure to help end the battle.



Speak So Your ADHD, ODD, CD Child Can Hear You

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:02:22 -0500

Children who have behavioral conditions present special challenges for caregivers and teachers. They require us to literally think before we speak and act, and if we mess that up, we will pay the price immediately! Here's a list of tried and proven ways to work around the defensive stance that is so common with these great kids.



Parents Children & Meditation

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:43:37 -0500

Parents should meditate with their children, and adults, in general, together with young people. Kids, and I mean male and female, are able to meditate alone, but if they are led, they clearly find it more harmonious and are able to consciously integrate the dimension of meditation in their everyday work.



Adolescent Independence: 10 Things Your Kids Should Be Able to Do on Their Own by Middle School

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:41:07 -0500

The early childhood markers of independence--sitting, walking, potty training, etc.--get talked about a lot, but what is reasonable to expect of our older children is not as clear. Just what should our early adolescent/ middle school kids be able to do on their own?



What Mothers Go Through When Daycare Is Their Only Option

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:53:55 -0500

Working mothers, in particular single working mothers, depend on others to care for their children when at work. Consequently, placing their children into a daycare might be an only option.



Is Your Kid Being Bullied? Arm Him With These 5 Techniques

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:30:10 -0500

There have always been bullies and there always will be. Teaching your child how to deal effectively with bullies will not only solve today's problem, but will give him the skills to deal effectively with bullies the rest of his life.



Too Many Toys: 8 Terrific Tips for Taming the Toys in Your House

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:22:16 -0500

Do you worry that your kids have too many toys? Do you feel like toys are taking over your house? Do your kids complain of being bored and say they have nothing to do despite their room full of toys? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to Tame the Toys! These 8 Tips will show you the way.



What Lies Beyond Your Knowledge?

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:10:10 -0500

Happiness happens. Some people believe that they make their own happiness. Likely, they changed their circumstances, shaped their world, and they can debate about whether or not their effort caused or merely contributed to their happiness.



How To Raise Your Kids The Right Way

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:56:14 -0500

The goal as a parent is to help your child feel competent and confident, and to help her develop a sense of passion and purpose. There are many ways to raise happy, well-adjusted kids, but science has a few tips for making sure they turn out okay. From keeping it fun to letting them leave the nest.



A Parent or Guardian's Guideline For Teaching Your Child to Sleep Alone

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:14:05 -0500

Who's been sleeping in your bed? If your child is waking you up at night wanting to climb under the covers with you, you could be missing out on the rest you need to manage your duties at work and at home. More significantly, it is necessary for your child to develop the self-confidence to end up being more independent.



Chores Make Kids Successful and Happy

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:28:40 -0500

What value does giving kids chores have beyond a clean house and dinner on the table. Some research now shows doing chores is something common to successful kids, and at the same time I'd like to argue it contributes to kids' happiness, as well.



The Worst Thing Parents Can Do to Their Child

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:39:02 -0500

Parenting is not watching a movie as you eat popcorn. It is a demanding and tedious job looking for commitment, will, and clarity. The perfection of the job is untold of as mistakes do occur. But using that as an excuse to raise a child inappropriately is a lame excuse.



With a Nanny Service You Can Have Exclusive Child Care for Your Kids

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:33:06 -0500

Whether to hire a babysitter or a nanny is a choice that most parents face during the course of child upbringing. The term babysitter is used to describe a person who looks after your child at your own home; usually when you are away from home.



Tips to Build Self-Confidence in Kids

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:33:38 -0500

When kids are young, they seem to have a very easy time to say no, and mean it. This is usually what parents call the terrible twos. This is a time when children don't listen well and they are stubborn. This is usually frustrating for parents and teachers. However, for the child, this period is critical to building self-confidence. The child discovers that he or she can have their own opinion, and that saying no can mean a certain strength and power over a situation. In this article, I will offer parents real hands-on tips that they can use to improve their child's self-confidence.



Are Your Little One's Screaming Attention?

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:56:44 -0500

Do you have a child between 2-4 who just loves to scream at the top of his/her lungs for no reason? Often at play, and then out of the blue a loud squeal that makes you jump. You are not alone! This seems to be a common thread among young children. From kid's who are normally quiet to kids who are always on the louder side. So what goes through these little one's minds to suddenly want to express themselves loud and clear? Well it's screaming, ATTENTION! Just because I am here. I want to be heard, and I want to see your reaction.



Favorite Time With Kids

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:24:02 -0500

Spending quality time with my kids is the most valuable part of my life. It could either be spent on watching television or playing online games.



Will We See An End To Physical Punishment?

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:56:34 -0500

It seems to me that as we humans evolve as a species, we also evolve on a social level. History tells us that this is true through countless examples of how we have become increasingly more humane to one another with the passage of time. It's not hard to find these examples when one simply takes a look.



Kid's Sports Injuries Are Impacting More Children

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:58:19 -0500

Focusing on a particular sport at a young age is how many parents help their child gain an edge toward socialization, self-discipline, college scholarships and even the possibility of a professional sports career. But many of these children end up with serious injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. Injuries such as bad knees, arthritis, spinal injuries, head injuries, stunted growth, and even stunted brain development.



How Do You Raise Your Kid to Be a Mature and Purposeful Adult?

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:22:12 -0500

Parents cannot just relax when their kids turn out to be 18. They have a responsibility to see through that their kid is still doing the right things and gear them towards a purposeful life even when things seem very bleak. So what do you really do? Look inside to find out.



Successful Education Begins in the Home

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:35:38 -0500

Teachers are not the true successors of education. The proper education of children begins with parents.



How to Talk to Your Kids About Explicit Content

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:08:23 -0500

The internet is both a treasure trove of information and an open sewer. How do parents protect kids from the harmful, pervasiveness of pornography on the internet? Do we ban devices? Restrict access to certain sites? Something more fundamental I'd like us to consider is how to equip our children to understand explicit content and impose 'self censorship'.