Daily Archives April 9, 2015

Baby Feeding Options for the Working Mother

Baby Feeding Options for the Working Mother

by: Nicky Pilkington

Significant events in the 20th century resulted in changes in family dynamics. War, technological advances, and shifts in economics caused women to work outside of the home. Women traditionally stayed at home to take care of the home and the needs of the children. While initially many people scoffed at the idea of a woman leaving her children while she worked, it served the purpose of additional money coming into the household. Nowadays, people seldom give the idea of women working outside the home a second thought. There are, however, some issues that working mothers still need to handle when they make this choice.
With the addition of labor-related laws, it is now possible for women to bear children and return to work...

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Fizzy Sherbet – A Sweet Science Lesson For Your K

Fizzy Sherbet – A Sweet Science Lesson For Your Kids

by: Lindsay Small

Fizzy sherbet in a paper bag with a strawberry lollipop was probably my favorite treat as a child, but I never knew what was in the sherbet and why it sparkled and tingled on my tongue! Try making some with your kids and enjoy a mini science lesson in the process.
The basis of the sherbet is icing sugar (confectioners’ sugar). 50g will make enough for about 6 children. For that amount you will also need a scant teaspoon each of bicarbonate of soda and citric acid. You can buy the latter, in the form of a white powder, very cheaply in small quantities from your chemist or pharmacy. Children will also enjoy having a lollipop or liquorice stick to dip into the sherbet.
Simply mix all the powders together thoroughly, d...

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Where Will YOUR Kids Get A Job?

Where Will YOUR Kids Get A Job?

by: Murdo Macleod

Let’s face it.
The job market is getting tougher every day.
Computerization is making many jobs redundant.
The Internet and modern telecommunications have allowed companies to outsource jobs to third-world countries where wage costs are much lower.
In fact thousands of jobs have already been shed in the United Kingdom as several major banks have outsourced their call center operations to the Indian subcontinent.
Other companies are following suit, sending their back- office and Information Technology jobs the same way.
This is a major trend that’s only going to accelerate.
Have you ever wondered how your kids will get on when it’s time to look for a job?
With the population increasing and with more people competing for fewer jobs, companies...

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Exercising With Kids — Tips For Parents

Exercising With Kids — Tips For Parents

by: Lynn Bode

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.
But, finding time for regular physical activity is so important that it should be a priority placed on your calendar, just like your kids’ softball game. A parent needs to exercise not only for themselves, but also for their kids benefit. It’s important to set a good example. If your children never see you engage in fitness or if they hear you complain about working out, then they are going to have a negative image of exercise...

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The 7 Feng Shui Fundamentals for Children’s Bedroo

The 7 Feng Shui Fundamentals for Children’s Bedrooms

by: Kathryn Weber

Feng shui is a very popular and intriguing concept in home design today. In addition to the life benefits it provides, it also offers a roadmap, so to speak, of not just how to decorate… but why. In short, it offers you, the homeowner, design with purpose. For a child’s room this purposeful design is especially important.
Feng shui gives parents a guide for decorating your children’s bedrooms, and perhaps more importantly, a reason for adding particular elements — something standard decorating practices don’t always offer...

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Study Skills – How Can YOU Help Your Kids?

Study Skills – How Can YOU Help Your Kids?

by: Frank McGinty

Some years ago when touring the Scottish Highlands, a man I met said something that’s stuck with me ever since.
He was elderly, yet was still working away on his small farm. He had no intention of retiring, and when asked if he felt the pace of the years he said no, he really enjoyed his work but – and this is what stuck with me! – “It’s a day’s work getting started.”
In other words every day he had to gather up his strength and resolve, get out there and get going.
And this doesn’t apply only to farming, does it?
The same principle applies to our kids when they have to get down to serious home study or ‘homework': “It’s a day’s work getting started!”
So how can we help our kids when their teachers aren’t there to ‘motivate’ them...

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Dinner Table Drama

Dinner Table Drama

by: Jason Katzenback

It has been a long day. Home from work, you put together a nice, healthy dinner for the entire family to enjoy. Gathering the family around the table, you sit down to eat and within a minute, a voice pipes up, “I don’t like anything.” Encouraging, you say, “I’ve made some of your favorite foods and even put a couple new things on the table that I’m sure you will like if you just try. I really think if you will take one bite, you’ll love it.” The response, “No, I don’t want to eat because I don’t like it.”
If you think about the way in which food is perceived by adults and children, it is very different...

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The Joy of Learning

The Joy of Learning

by: Mike Lim

“ Part of what motivates me to write this book is a concern that we’ve lost touch in education with the sheer joy of what it means to learn something new.”
Thomas Armstrong, Author, Awakening Genius in the Classroom
I think I was around 6 years old, when my mum decided to put me into Piano class. I am quite sure it was an afterthought because it was my younger sister who was first put into the class. Till today, I could still remember, following my mum and sister to her classes at Yamaha.
Why was I asked to learn the piano with my sister? I guess it was my demonstration of my musical ability on the piano (which was bought for my sister to practice). Without any music lessons, I stunned my family by playing renditions of TV serial songs...

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Number 1 Key to Good Parenting

Number 1 Key to Good Parenting

by: Pam Jarvis

The numbers are chilling. Teen suicide and homicide rates have tripled from twenty years ago. There is a 50% increase in childhood obesity. Teenage pregnancy rates are the highest for any Western society. SAT scores have plummeted. 15-20% of kids are flunking kindergarten. Millions of children are medicated to be more “manageable” at home and school. One of the ongoing tragedies in our culture is that these problems are occurring in our most precious national resource, our children. Can these stats be turned around? Yes, and much of it can be prevented.
Here are the 5 basic prevention factors in raising good kids: good parenting, physical nourishment, love, guidance and environmental benefits. Simple Simon right? It sounds easy, yet Dr...

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Seeing The Souls of Your Children

Seeing The Souls of Your Children

by: Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

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?!
At times like this you might want to remember who your children really are. You might want to remember that your children are spiritual beings with eternal souls, who courageously came here to evolve their souls in love through the earthly experience. You might want to remember that they are wonderful, loving, creative beings who are learning how to operate on the planet in their little bodies...

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