Tools to Find Family-Friendly Content
The Internet, is magnificent in its resources for families. Educational resources abound. Kids can easily find help for their homework blues without venturing to the library. Kids can chat with friends from far away for free; friends who, probably just a few years ago, they would never hear from again. And, of course, there’s plenty of entertainment to satisfy the whole family once the chores and homework are complete.
Labeling is Disabling: Achieving Congruent Communication
A small town, somewhere in the world, was managed by a town council of seven or eight members. The council normally met once a week. One member - lets call him Bill - would invariably stroll into the council chamber exactly ten minutes after the time scheduled for the meeting.
Shared Dancing Has Benefits for Babies and New Moms Alike
Every parent knows the calming effects on their baby of rocking and gentle motion. After all, who among us has not paced the floor at 2 am trying to entice a little one back to sleep by rocking, bouncing or swaying
Reincarnation: Sacred Children Series - 1 of 3
Many years ago, my children were raised on the various teachings and concepts of "magic" as I was studying different religions and spiritual beliefs. I had come across many metaphysical teachings woven throughout most of the different religions. It was very important to me that they stay authentic and real. I didnt want them to ever allow anyone to convince them to be something other than the beautiful souls they already were. They took to the metaphysical teachings quite easily and naturally. Often they already knew whatever it was I had thought I was going to teach them.
Learning Through Senses – The Key To A Childs Development
NC—The first few years of a childs life are full of new and exciting experiences that are absorbed like a sponge through the five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. From birth, newborns are bombarded with a busy world that they must learn to master. It is the senses that pave the way for a childs development throughout his or her life.
The Three Sure-Fire Ways to Teach Your Child About Safety
We understand that for your child to be truly “Kid Safe” that they must understand and use two types of self defense. Physical, which gives them the tools needed to keep them safe. And mental self defense, which empowers them with the awareness and common sense to keep them safe. This article is geared toward educating parents on helping your child with the mental self defense to better make them “Kid Safe”.
“Renee’s Mommy is Here”
I still remember the scene vividly. I was getting out of my car at the baby-sitter’s house and a little boy comes running out the door. The little boys begins to yell - “Renee’s Mommy is here!” I remember stopping in my tracks and thinking - “Oh, that is who I am now - Renee’s Mommy.” My whole identity is now Renee’s Mommy - or is it
Are Your Children Growing Up Too Fast
Each time our children graduate from one stage to another i.e. crawling - walking, preschool - school, highschool - graduation we as parents are excited and a little sad as well. We want our children to grow up, but we reminisce about the "good old" days. I think those mixed feelings are normal for all of us. My question for you is - "Are your children growing up too fast emotionally and socially" We cant stop their physical growth, but we can effect their emotional and social growth.
Authoritarian Parenting, Permissive Parenting, or Loving Parenting
Angie was brought up by rigid, authoritarian parents who kept her on a tight leash. They rarely considered her feelings about anything, showing a complete lack of empathy and compassion for her feelings and desires. If she came home five minutes late from school or from an activity, she was punished. Yelling and hitting were their favorite forms of punishment.
Most Important Decision of a Lifetime - What to Name Your Baby
Most people dont know the meaning of their name, but most names do have meanings. You should at least find out the meanings of your favorite choices before giving one of them to your child. The meaning of your childs name probably wont greatly affect his or her life, but may help you to make a decision between your favorites.
Why A Father is Not A Dad
It can be said that any man who procreates is a father, whether present in that child’s life or not. While this is technically true, it really takes a man to be a dad!
Elephants and Teenagers
Something eerily familiar happened in KwaZulu-Natals Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park in Africa recently.
Twin and Multiple Births are on the Rise
Did you know that the number of twin births have more than doubled since the early 1970sToday, about one of every 35 births in the United States are twins.Even more significant is the number of triplet and higher multiple births which have increased 200 percent over the last three decades.
The Courage to Be a Loving Parent
Most of us really don’t like it when someone is angry at us. We don’t like it when people go into resistance to helping us when we need help, instead of caring about us. We don’t like it when people withdraw from us, disconnecting from us and shutting us out. We don’t like it when people make demands on us and do not respect our right or need to say no. Many of us will do almost anything to avoid the soul loneliness and pain we feel when people treat us in angry, resistant, demanding and uncaring ways.
The "B" Word
Former students would probably attest to the fact that few things tried my patience as much as did the statement, “This is boring!” As I reflect back on my many years in the classroom, I can’t help but feel a tad bit sorry for the first kid who made the mistake of uttering those words each year. It was rare to hear the phrase a second time because most kids vividly recalled my “sermon,” and they didn’t want to risk a repeat performance.
Born With Instructions
We finally seem to get parenting techniques that work with the first child only to find out that they don’t work with the next child.Why can kids be born with instructionsGood news!When you understand your children’s perceptual styles, you’ll discover that they are born with an “instruction manual.”
Reality of Habits & Traits
We are always concerned of our-self & our children about habits traits & behavior. So I thought traitscharacter & habits are not just the words but as the powerful weapons & can be good and bad, that why I elaborated it with explanation in this article.
Maybe This Christmas Will Be Different.....
Have you always dreamed of a Norman Rockwell Christmas - where everyone is singing Christmas carols and there is joy in the house Alas, your Christmas memories are often filled with Uncle Joe getting drunk and your parents ending up in a fight. By the end of Christmas day family members are mad and no one is talking to one another.
10 Reasons Why People Dont Buy From You
1. You dont make people feel safe when they order. Remind people that they are ordering through a secure server. Tell them you wont sell their e-mail address and all their information will be kept confidential.
Family as as Entity
As a mother, I feel that its my duty to look out for the needs of each individual in the family.I believe that no one person, child nor adult, is more important than any other.Every single member of the family is unique and special and their needs are unique and special.Even if all kids live under the same house rules, theyre taught and enforced differently depending on each ones learning curve and personality type.Also the adults in the house are to be equal regardless of who raises the kids and who brings home the money.Everyones emotional health, spiritual health, and physical health are equally important.But theres a hidden family member that sometimes gets forgotten when were juggling the needs of everyone.What about the family as a unitHow does it weigh into the equation
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