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My Baby is Growing Up – Enjoy Your Babies As Much as You Can

It’s almost sudden the way our kids grow up. It’s similar to how sometimes summer just blows out of the spring air without warning and one day you find yourself outside sweating just wishing that it was spring again. The only difference is that spring will soon come back...

Lazy Children – Who Should Take the Blame?

Do you ever find yourself complaining about the laziness of your children? Can you spend several hours cleaning your home only for the kids to come home and wreck your efforts in less than an hour? Do you have a hard time walking through your house without finding the...

I want THIS and I Need THAT, Mommy

Summer has just passed and weeks shy of Halloween, the stores are already filling up with Christmas decorations. Commercials on kids channels are now a melody of the ‘the latest and greatest,’ new toys on the market, which has children excitedly watching and saying, “I want this and I...

Is a Good Night’s Sleep a Thing of the Past after having Children?

Of all the relationships that change when you have children, your relationship with sleep changes the most. Actually, for women the ‘lack of sleep’ conditioning seems to start long before the child arrives when you are forced to find a comfortable position while sleeping on top of a balance...

If You Don’t Pick Up Your Toys, I will Throw Them Away

Take one look around your child’s room – or your entire house and you will realize that you have likely over indulged your child a bit. If you are like the average family, your home is a mixture of grown up décor that combines with a malady of brightly...

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Teaching Children about Politics

Children are curious about the world, and it seems no matter how much information that you give them they are continuously seeking more. Political views are typically something that children at least initially pick up from their parents. Regardless of a parent’s political affiliation and viewpoint, it is only...

Taking Responsibility for Your Childs Grades

A group called the National Coalition for Accountable Parenting is focused on encouraging a national discussion about the roles that parents take when it comes to their children’s grades. It goes one step further to call for an action plan that would literally hold parents responsible for the grades...

Starting Middle School

Starting Middle School is a pivotal event in your child’s life. Coming from elementary school where there was still a party forever-frivolous holiday can make Middle School feel like the Ice Age for kids. Most children have to accustom to having a new teacher for every class rather than...

Should Teachers Fail Students – Our Conclusion is That They Should

This is a question that pokes at the heart of our personal philosophies about the world of education: should students be relentlessly encouraged to avoid a hit to their self-esteem, or should they be expected to live up to certain standards just as they would in the real world?...

Should Students Be Required to Do Homework over the Holidays

Gone are the days when kids could enjoy holiday breaks homework-free. Sadly, the trend seems to be that students are getting assignments that they must complete during their time away from school. Whether it’s a complicated science project, or a reading log proving they’ve put in the required hours...

Getting Your Toddler to Eat Fruit and Vegetables

A friend recently asked me about her daughter’s sudden refusal to eat fruit and vegetables....

The Great Extended Breastfeeding Controversy

You would have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the fact...

Picking Up Baby or Rocking a Baby to Sleep

New parents face many challenges, among them getting a baby to fall asleep and stay...

Five Common Issues New Moms Face with Breastfeeding

Everywhere you look today, there is evidence and encouragement to breastfeed your baby. Truth is,...

The Family Bed – Should your Baby Sleep with You?

Want to stir the pot with the new parents you know? Tell them you sleep...

Preparing To Adopt

The choice to start a family, whether you are going to have children biologically or through adoption, is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. For many people, preparation to adopt a child can be overwhelming. Most...

Adoption – What you Need to Know About Adopting a Child

Each year, there are thousands of families that choose to adopt a child. These aren’t always childless or infertile couples, as many adoptive parents simply feel they have an immense amount of love to share with a child in...

One of the Biggest Mistakes Parents of Teens Make

When it comes to the mistakes that parents of teens make, the list is endless....

Dealing with a Teenage Drama Queen

Sometimes the changes in your child as they progress from childhood to teen hood occur...

Violence in Teens – When Teenagers Rebel

It is becoming a common theme as older generations look around and ask the vital...

Letting Your Teenager Attend Parties

It’s a scary proposition to allow them to grow up, especially when they only think...

Getting Your Teenager to Wake up in the Morning

Getting your teenager to wake up in the morning can be a constant struggle in...