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Disciplining a 12 Year Old

They are bigger, mouthier, tougher and seem to be at an age where they should just plain know better. You may look at your pre-teen daughter or son, seeing someone as tall as you are and wonder what in the world is making him or her act like such...

Child Abuse Facts – Recognizing the signs

If it is true that the future of America is its youth, then there is great need to worry. Child abuse might be an uncomfortable and depressing topic of discussion, but it also is one of the most important ones of the 21st century. To bring a little perspective...

Buying Your Child’s Love – Does Money Buy Their Happiness

Can Love be Bought? In most circumstances, the answer is NO. Sure, the finer things in life, and money and gifts can make it easier to stay with someone because of the sheer conveniences that these things provide. However, in the long run, – while money can buy comfort –...

Breastfeeding in Public – If you Do, Be Prepared to Get Looks

You have seen them. Those women that sit on the park benches at the park, tucked in a booth at your favorite McDonalds or who sit in their cars, at the back of stores or anywhere else they can to sneak a quick minute to breastfeed their grumpy baby....

Are We Too Soft on Our Kids

The recent release of Tiger Mother, which claims that North American parenting methods are too soft on children and don’t do enough to teach valuable life lessons of responsibility and consequence have received much criticism. In the book, the author explores how differently children are parented in cultures around...

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Are You Ready to Give Up on Having More Children

Recently, one of my best friends’ best friends had a baby. So my best friend, who only has one child of her own, is experiencing what I refer to as baby madness. ‘Madness,’ because the truth is that all cute little newborns and pudgy faced babies grow up into...

Pregnancy Trivia – What you Might Not Know about Being Pregnant

It is often thought that what you don’t know can’t hurt you. Remaining in the dark to stay one of those truly unenlightened people can be satisfyingly blissful. When it comes to pregnancy and the what's, how's and whys, most men would prefer to stay in the pitch black...

Holidays with an Adopted Child

For many parents, the holidays are always stressful. The heightened expectations, financial stress and packed schedules that most parents experience around the holidays can make this time of year as difficult as it is wonderful. Now consider the impact this additional stress is likely having on your adopted child,...

If I want YOUR Advice on Parenting, I will Ask

The moment the little pink line appears on your home pregnancy test – you suddenly fall victim to the world of receiving unwarranted advice about parenting. It’s endless, and annoying and often uncalled for. The pregnant woman can barely make it through a shopping trip without someone, often a...

Drinking in Front of the Kids

“Daddy is an alcoholic!” Those were the words my 11 year old blurted out from the back seat on the car ride to school. Not quite sure how to react, what to say or even where she got that idea I sat in silence white knuckling the steering wheel;...

Dreams and Babies – What is your Baby Dreaming About?

From little smiles to frowns, and fluttering eyes to twitches, the face of a sleeping...

Giving Birth to a Premature Baby

Next week, my youngest daughter is turning five; a milestone at one time I thought...

Letting a Baby Cry It Out

For new parents, nothing is more frustrating than a baby who will not sleep. The...

The Ferber Method – Letting a Baby Cry it Out

New parents confounded by their baby’s sleeplessness are faced with two schools of thought when...

Picking Up Baby or Rocking a Baby to Sleep

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

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...

My Teenager is Shoplifting – Is your Teen Stealing?

When a teenager is shoplifting a parent finds themselves in quite the predicament. Long gone...

Teenagers and Tattoos – Should You Allow Your Child to Get One?

Calling all teenagers with tattoos! Are you on your way to the Red Cross to...

What Are My Odds of Getting Pregnant – Advice for Teens

Pregnancy is a big part of womanhood, especially for those that are sexually active. It...

Not Under My Roof! Teenage Sex at Home!

When it comes to your teen and sex, what kind of parent are you? Do you...

The High School Drop Out – Getting them Back in School

It’s a heartbreaking moment when your teenager announces that they are dropping out of high...