Keeping the Stress out of Single Parenting
Researched through personal experience! by Marta Dodd
Oh Baby! You Can Make It Happen
NC—Right from the beginning, a baby learns that certain actions within his or her environment can bring desired results. Typically the first sign of reinforcement comes from the babys parents. For example, a baby learns early on in the development stage that crying will result in a parent picking him up, feeding him or changing his diaper.
Love, Food, and Kids
Forty years ago I became very interested in health and nutrition. I had been a sickly child and I had hated being sick. As a low-energy young adult, I had decided to do something about my health, so after reading some wonderful books on nutrition, I proceeded to completely change what I ate. I started to shop at the only little health food store in Los Angeles – Whole Foods was years away! I threw out all packaged food and ate only natural, fresh organic products – when I could get them. I made a decision that if people didn’t eat something 100 years ago, I wasn’t going to eat it now. I was extremely pleased with the improvement in my health and energy.
Seeing The Souls of Your Children
Your toddler is having her second tantrum of the day while your four year old son is racing around the house with the neighbor’s child. You feel completely stressed out and are questioning your decision to have these kids, with a third on the way! What were you thinking!
Keeping Your New Baby Safe
After all the baby furniture is purchased, youll have to start thinking of baby safety supplies. Once your baby becomes mobile and thats in a few short months, battening down the hatches is extremely important.
Sports Psychology Guidelines for Sports Parents
Sports parents have a big impact on their young superstars. A healthy and successful sports experience will depend on sports parents ability to instill confidence and self-esteem in athletes. Read sports psychology expert, Dr. Patrick Cohns view on how to make sports a successful and fun experience.
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.
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.
Dyslexia: Is the Shoe Perhaps on the Wrong Foot
Reading is the most important skill that a child must acquire at school, because one must learn to read to be able to read to learn. The implication of this is that the child who is a poor reader will usually also be a poor learner.
From the book Spider’s Big CatchGary Andersonwww.abciowa.com
I’m Sorry! Blame-Game or Accountability
A powerful tool for health as we approach the new year can be to focus on giving and/or receiving only real apologies when we want to heal a rift with a family member, friend, or co-worker. We hear apologies all the time, but I don’t think many of them are sincere. An apology has to be real to heal.
Mindfulness: Youre Soaking In It!
Looking for a bit more mindfulness in your daily life Relax. Youre soaking in it!
The Ten Things That Successful Parents Do
1. They are leaders as well as parents. They don’t rely on the schools, the government, television, the movies or music to teach their children values and the difference between right and wrong. They do it themselves.
The Only New Year’s Resolution You Need
I am going to make a bold statement. I think I have the only New Year’s Resolution you need. You have got to be kidding, right!!! You don’t know me, Kimberly. You don’t know that I need to lose 20lbs., exercise, be a better mother, be a better worker, a better wife, etc. How in the world can you boil it down to one New Year’s Resolution
Choosing The Perfect Area Rug For Your Child’s Playroom
Are you thinking about putting an area rug in your children’s play area These rugs can be great fun for kids. Many have fantastic colors and designs on them. Some have games or puzzles that the kids can play. Our favorite are area rugs are the ones with race tracks on them, the kids can race their play cars around the city. When choosing the perfect area rugs for your kids play area keep the following tips in mind.
Teaching Children Good Manners
Last week in my newsletter, I mentioned that my children knew how to behave in nice restaurants because they had been exposed to the atmosphere at an early age. My idea of well behaved might be different from yours, however, I think there are certain basics that are important and universal.
So You Want to Start a Home Daycare
I hang out with the other mommies.No, I am not a "Mister Mom" or a "Househusband".I do have one enviable situation, though.I work from home and I have the flexibility to say, "This morning I am going to spend with my daughters.I can play with them.I can sing with them.I can laugh with them.I can clean up their ice cream that drips all over me."
6 Tried & True Fun Ways to Educate and Entertain Your Preschooler
1. New Word of the Day
Breastfeeding - Handling Criticism
Feelings about how to parent seem to shift with every generation. A new way of parenting, sometimes called attachment parenting, has emerged and it challenges many of the rigid teachings of our mothers generation. Although breastfeeding is on the rise now, women are still dealing with the repercussions of previous generations. Not too long ago mainstream women did not breastfeed at all and the ones that did were taught to follow strict schedules. Some thought of breastfeeding as primitive. Formula was touted as being equal to or superior to breast milk. Only recently, has the fact that "breast is best" been acknowledged. Other women were in the workforce. They may have felt that breastfeeding was not an option for them. They did not have the modern breast pump available to them. The medical community may not have encouraged breastfeeding at the time. It is not hard to imagine. After all, even with all the knowledge about the benefits of breastfeeding there are still many health professionals today that are uneducated and unsupportive of breastfeeding. With all the challenges in the way of breastfeeding, it is understandable why many women of yesterday did not choose to breastfeed.
Painful Lessons from the Maternity Ward
Whoever dubbed New York, New York "the city that never sleeps" should visit The Maternity Ward.My recent visit included a drop-in on several screenings of "A Star Is Born" at the late-show theatre, right near Mamas Breast all night milk bar and Papas Gas Station "We burp you on your way.".
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