Daily Archives April 14, 2015

Organizing Ideas To Make This A Great Year For You

Organizing Ideas To Make This A Great Year For Your Child

by: Kerry Flinders

It’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school, or are about to be. Parents are writing checks for PE clothes and school supplies. You’re finding out that your child has grown 2 or more shoe sizes since summer started. Not to mention that none of their clothes fit anymore.
You have a lot on your mind right now. If you’re anything like me you are concerned already about upcoming grades. My children seemed to have a difficult time at the end of last year keeping their grades up. Since my oldest is now in high school I have to be sure that he keeps his grades up as high as he possibly can...

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More Water, Not Less, Will Help End Bedwetting

More Water, Not Less, Will Help End Bedwetting

by: Graham Jones

Children are notoriously bad at drinking enough liquids. They are so busy playing they sometimes ‘forget’ to drink. Sometimes, children seem like camels – able to go for ages without having a drink. Obviously, when they are thirsty they will rush indoors for a drink. But often they look for sugary, caffeine-laden drinks which are great for quenching thirst, but do little for the body’s fluid levels.
That’s because the caffeine in many drinks leads to extra urination. The result is that more liquid goes out of the body than is taken in. And therein lies a problem. Your child’s body has inbuilt mechanisms to maintain the liquid levels...

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No Invitation Needed: Sacred Children Series – 3 o

No Invitation Needed: Sacred Children Series – 3 of 3

by: Skye Thomas

I had my first two children on either side of my twenty-third and twenty-fifth birthdays. I had always assumed that by the time I was forty, I’d have a ton of freedom to finally push forward with my dreams of becoming a motivational writer and speaker. It really looked like that was the way my life was going to go too.
I fell in love with a man when I was in my mid-thirties and he was in his mid-forties. We were very much in love and planning to get married. I actually found myself wishing I could have his baby. I hadn’t felt like that in many years. We were discussing whether or not to have a child together...

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Get Rid Of Baby Walkers And Bath Seats, Urges Safe

Get Rid Of Baby Walkers And Bath Seats, Urges Safe Kids Canada

by: News Canada

(NC)—Do you use a baby walker to keep your baby entertained? Do you use a baby bath seat because it keeps your hands free for baby’s bath?
These two products are popular with some parents because they are believed to be convenient. But Safe Kids Canada strongly advises parents not to use them.
“Children have fallen down stairs in walkers and suffered head injuries, and children in baby bath seats have drowned,” says Allyson Hewitt, executive director of the national injury prevention program. “Neither product is something you need to look after your baby. They’re not worth the risk.”
Some parents like to use walkers, she adds, because they believe that babies will learn to walk more quickly...

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Preserving Christening Gowns

Preserving Christening Gowns

by: Michael Barth

Even though many christening gowns come with a vinyl bag, don’t be fooled. Even the manufacturers who package them that way will admit that’s the worst way to preserve your christening outfit. Textiles need to “breathe” in order to last a long time without fading or turning yellow. Plus, the chemicals in plastics can cause severe damage over an extended period. Paper boxes and tissue should be avoided as well unless you are absolutely positive that they are acid-free.
The easiest and safest way to store your gown is in a 100% cotton bag. Even a cotton pillow case over the gown on a hanger (poke a hole at the bottom for the hanger) is better than most boxes or plastic bags...

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How to Listen to Your Teenager without Appearing t

How to Listen to Your Teenager without Appearing to Have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

by: V. Michael Santoro, M. Ed.

In one of the Family Circus cartoon strips, the little girl looks up at her father, who is reading the newspaper, and says, “Daddy, you have to listen with your eyes as well as your ears.” That statement says almost all there is to say about listening. Being a good listener means focusing attention on the message and reviewing the important information.
Listening can be considered an art, as well as a skill, and like other skills, it requires that you exhibit some discipline to be effective...

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The Real Dangers to Kids Online and How to Avoid T

The Real Dangers to Kids Online and How to Avoid Them: Top 5 Internet Safety Tips

by: Joshua Finer

The Real Dangers to Kids Online and How to Avoid Them
Did you know

1 out of 5 kids has been sexually solicited online
1 out of 4 kids has been sent a picture of naked people or people having sex online
that May 21, 2002 there was the first death of a child linked directly to an Internet Predator?

Parents’ biggest concern about the Internet used to be pornography, but there is definitely a greater fear today.
You have probably taught your child not to talk to strangers, and in many situations, they would remember this. But the Internet is different.
Due to the Internet’s anonymity, strangers are talking to children all the time...

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Why Teach Thinking in Singapore?

Why Teach Thinking in Singapore?

by: Dr. Chan KC

The word ‘creativity’ has so many diverse meanings and interpretations. I remember telling an audience of teachers that creating a mess is also creative as long as new things and views are being conjured up. This led to much laughter and discussion about the meaning of ‘creativity’ (This notion of ‘creative mess’ was taken from master-thinker, Dr Edward de Bono).
Most people feel that creativity has to garner results or products, and it is not wrong to think so. However, by giving such conscious or subconscious constraints, creativity may be unduly hindered. One must remember that many creative ideas and innovations were once considered impractical and ‘crazy’ but now, they are part of our life...

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Advising Teens? Getting Your Point Across

Advising Teens? Getting Your Point Across

by: Carol Shepley

Giving advice to a teenager is very easy; getting a teenager to take that advice is another matter altogether. It’s not only a case of the advice ‘falling on deaf ears’, sometimes the teenager seems to go deliberately out of their way to do the exact opposite, that’s when you know you’ve got a problem. So how do you go about giving advice to a teen?
The short answer to this question is “don’t”. Now at first glance this probably sounds ridiculous, after all parents have more experience of life and most would agree that a parent’s job is to pass this experience onto their children. But the problem with giving advice is that it’s really just a way of maintaining control...

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10 Positive Discipline techniques for children

10 Positive Discipline techniques for children

by: Kenia Morales

Do you feel your child is out of control? Punish him or her often and get no positive results? It might be your discipline strategy that is not working. Try using positive discipline techniques which are highly recommended by the child development professionals and see the changes in your child’s attitude. See him or her actually making efforts to cooperate with you.
1. Let child know what you expect from him or her.
2. Let child express feelings, even crying.
3. Redirect children to other games,you,toys etc when misbehaving.
4. Praise child’s efforts and improvements.
5. Offer child simple choices.
6. Be reasonable.
7. Make deals.
8. Be flexible.
9. Time out
10...

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