Its OK for your child to be bored.In fact, its recommended!
NY -- Strange as it may sound, bordom promotes happier, creative kids who are better problem solvers.When children use their own creativity with unstructured play, they find ways to amuse themselves -- even if it means simply daydreaming.
Math or Magic
As someone once said: "Theres an easy way to do something, and an unlimited number of difficult ways".
Talking to Kids ABout War
A few days ago, my 8 year old daughter asked my wife “What state is Iraq”My wife explained that Iraq is not a state, but another country.This led to a number of other questions:“Why are they fighting”“Why is Saddam Hussein bad”And finally, in a very round-about way, she came to the real question:“Are we safe”
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.
Fighting the Pregnancy Blahs
Every pregnant woman has experienced the pregnancy blahs. I can remember feeling so big and unattractive throughout my two pregnancies, and secretly wishing for the pregnancy to be over so that I could have my body back and fit into my normal clothes. Itís sad to say, really, because pregnancy is such a beautiful experience and the fact that you created this little human being that is developing in your body should make you feel wonderful through every step of the way.
Baby Names - Choosing Trendy or Traditional
Lists of baby names are always fun to look at, whether youre seeking a name for your soon-to-be-born baby boy or baby girl, wondering about the popularity of your own first name, or just curious about what baby names are currently hot.
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
Help! My Kids are Overweight!
Identify the Problem and Find a Solution to your Childís Weight Gain.
Soul Mate - a Pain in the Neck
"and they lived happily ever after...
Dressing A Toddler, Whomever She Is Today
Some things we take for granted.Like getting dressed.Unless we are paraplegic, an absolute klutz or have just smoked far too much cabbage, getting dressed is a cinch.
Developing Fluency in Young Children
Questions to Ask when Developing Your Childís Literacy Skills.
A Night Out For Mom & Dad
Is your babysitter watching the kids and your k9 family member
Exercising With Kids -- Tips For Parents
Making exercise a priority is a challenge for everyone. And for parents it can be especially difficult to find time to workout because of the full plates that they often juggle. When summer arrives the juggling act becomes even more tricky with kids home from school and involved in extracurricular activities.
Call Me Your Majesty
Please, Just Call Me Your Majesty
I Just Love It!
You know the scenario. Youre sitting at the family Christmas gathering and your ten-year-old opens one of Aunt Marthas itchy homemade sweaters. Or Uncle Bobby, whos been swearing to lose twenty pounds for years, opens an exercise cycle. Of course, if Uncle Bobby follows the politeness rule, hell say, "Thank you, its just what I wanted." Then hell conveniently "forget" about it in the basement or storage closet. your ten-year-old may not be as skilled at pretending as Uncle Bobby, but kids know enough to know that any answer other than "Thank you, Aunt Martha, I love it" will raise the roof.
Stuffed Toys that are Suitable and Safe.
Adorable stuffed dogs are a favorite gift for dog lovers. Learn what to look for and what to Avoid.
Healing Anger and Violence in Our Society
I have counseled individuals, couples, families and business partners for the past 35 years and authored eight published books. All this experience has resulted in the development of a profound six-step healing process, called Inner Bonding, which anyone can learn and use throughout the day FREE course available - see resource box.
Elephants and Teenagers
Something eerily familiar happened in KwaZulu-Natals Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park in Africa recently.
Goal Setting for Kids
Goal setting is essential for building a successful life. However, teaching kids how to set and achieve goals is not part of most school curriculums, nor is it taught in most homes. Many parents never learned the techniques of goal setting, and are still struggling with their own. You dont need to know it all. While you develop your own goal-setting skills, you can also be helping and encouraging your children to develop theirs. Goal setting is a life-long skill. It helps your child to focus their unique gifts and talents, it helps to cultivate and strengthening your childs self-worth, and equips them to lead a life full of meaning purpose, and direction, regardless of the professional or personal paths they choose.
Iím 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 donít think many of them are sincere. An apology has to be real to heal.
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