Daily Archives April 28, 2015

Make Your Child’s First Days of School Memorable

Make Your Child’s First Days of School Memorable

by: Patricia Twitchell

Do you have a child or grandchild getting ready to start the school year? If yes, you are in a position to make the experience a great one.
The first few days of school can be exciting and yet, overwhelming for many young students. It is a time of change for parents, grandparents and children.
How you handle yourself can directly impact the child’s experience. The younger the child the more important it is for the parent (or legal guardian) to do whatever they can to make it a positive experience.
Starting school can be challenging for many, yet, with some simple steps the experience can be one that will be remembered as fun and enjoyable. Often, we forget how it was for us when we started out on the big adventure...

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The Importance of Mothers

The Importance of Mothers

by: Rexanne Mancini

Moms, did you ever question your value as a role model, caretaker, administer of hugs and Band-Aids? I think we all have in today’s climate of “do more, get more, have more.”
Many of us work to bring home a paycheck and others work for our sanity. Have you ever wondered if your children were better off with the baby sitter than you?
Scientific studies are beginning to point to the overwhelming value of a mother’s love, hugs and support. Nannies, baby-sitters and relatives are terrific. They just aren’t as terrific as Mom.
I have had the best of both worlds, I suspect. I worked a high-powered executive job until my older daughter was two and a half. At a crossroads in my career, I opted to “get pregnant and stay home for a year...

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5 Ways To Help Your Kids Do Math

5 Ways To Help Your Kids Do Math

by: Murdo Macleod

Uh oh.
Your kids arrive home with their school reports and it’s poor marks from the math department. Now what do you do?
You may not be a math teacher, but thankfully there are ways you can help your kids improve their grades.
Studies have shown that children are much more likely to perform well in a subject that interests them.
So here are 5 ways to get your kids excited about math and actually looking forward to the next math class:
1. Inspire them.
Some kids don’t enjoy math because they just can’t see the point of it. Unlike reading or painting, all those mathematical symbols and numbers don’t seem to mean anything.
What you need to do is show them how important math is in the real world.
Tell them stories about the great engineering f...

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Sweep Away Colic Baby Crying with White Noise

Sweep Away Colic Baby Crying with White Noise

by: Cherie Stirewalt

It doesn’t make sense does it? You do everything possible as a new parent to keep your baby healthy and happy. So why is it, your baby decides to start screaming inconsolably right around dinner time? Just when you need it least.
Ask yourself…

When your baby starts crying, is it for spells of 3 or more hours at a time?
Do these crying spells happen 3 or more times a week?
Did you notice the crying spells becoming more apparent about the 3rd week after you brought your baby home?

If you’ve answered yes to the above questions, you might have a baby with colic.
Colic is the diagnosis many pediatricians tag on a baby who is otherwise healthy and thriving, but follows the “Rule of Threes” as stated above...

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Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children

Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children

by: Jeannine Virtue

Parents of hyperactive children know the “Would you please just settle down?!” phrase well, and likely use it on a regular basis.
There are a number of tips to help parents settle their hyperactive child down. These quick tips and relaxation techniques take the same amount of time as yelling and scolding but produce incredibly different results in hyperactive children.
Quick Calming Tips:
Try quick tips to calm a hyperactive child down during temper outbursts or unusually rowdy days. These calming tips are not novel to adults by any stretch. How many times have you heard “Take a deep breath and count to 10″ or “Calgon, take me away.” What works for big people works for little people as well...

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Five Easy Steps To Potty Train Your Baby

Five Easy Steps To Potty Train Your Baby

by: Amy Fadden

No…Don’t let your child pee or poop every where and make your life miserable. Try to potty training your child since baby. Starting since newborn is not a bad idea. Some mom say the sooner you potty train your baby the better you find the result. Thus, parents who will let nature take it course will find that it will take a very long time for their child to be dry at night.
But it is also understood if parents feel that they baby is not ready for potty training. Potty training is a learning process, so you and your child should all be ready. Your child has to understand what you want, and then has to learn how to do it.

Those who succeeded in potty training since baby said they started by wearing their baby a clothes diaper...

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How Is Peaceful Parenting® Different?

How Is Peaceful Parenting® Different?

by: Nancy S. Buck, Ph.D.

Peaceful Parenting® ideas are very different from other kinds of parenting practices that you have learned or read about. Certainly it is harder to practice Peaceful Parenting® than to simply threaten or bribe your child into following your directions or making what you consider to be the “right” choices. But what is the heart of the difference between Peaceful Parenting® and other programs?
Simply put, Peaceful Parenting® follows the idea that human beings are internally motivated. Children (and parents) do what they do because of what is going on inside of them. The world outside of the child (and the parents) gives the child information...

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First Year With Twins…a Father’s Point of View

First Year With Twins…a Father’s Point of View

by: Dan Brunkow

People always ask my wife and I: “How did you ever do it with two babies? I just can’t imagine it”. My answer is always the same…we just do. We just do what needs to be done. Yes, it’s hard. Yes, it’s exhausting. Yes, it’s stressful. But we find a way to get the things done that need to be done. That’s really the key, is finding a way that works for you and your spouse. I’ve listed some things in this article that have worked for us, maybe you can use some of the same things to help you through the first year.
Get into a routine
I can’t stress this enough...

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Essential Tips for the Kitchen

Essential Tips for the Kitchen

by: GranMamma

Cupboards and drawers should contain items that are grouped together.
Store items where you use them. Put your plates near the table, knives near island or cutting counter, glasses near the fridge, and coffee items near the coffee machine.
Clean and organize your fridge and freezer just like you would any other cabinet: grouping like items together. Search for things that are not being used once a week on trash day. If you don’t use it, get rid of it.
Seasonally used items are better stored in a basement or attic.
Have countless cookbooks in your kitchen? Go through and find which ones you use regularly. The others can be stored or given to a friend.
Only keep the glasses that you regularly use. The others can be place in storage.
There are seve...

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Delete Cookies: New-Age Diet or Common Sense Inter

Delete Cookies: New-Age Diet or Common Sense Internet Security?

by: Nick Smith

No, this article isn’t about some new, lose-20-pounds-in-a-week, certified-by-some-tan-Southern-California-doctor diet. It’s about cookies on your computer – what they are, why they are there, and what to do about them. Computer cookies actually have quite a bit in common with their baked counterparts – some are good, some are bad, and they have expiration dates.
Cookies are small text files that a server places onto your hard drive whenever you access a given domain. Cookies typically contain information that the website uses to either customize the page you are viewing or otherwise make your web browsing experience more convenient and enjoyable...

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