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Maintaining the Peace Between Younger and Older Siblings

It's an age old problem. An older sibling who bullies his or her younger siblings. Even if they aren't bigger, the oldest child almost always thinks they're justified in their tyrannical behavior towards their little brothers and sisters. So, is it ever okay for a younger sibling to fight...

Am I Too Strict With My Daughter – Most Likely You Are

As your kids get older, its easy to forget all those 'reminders to self' you gave yourself when you were growing up. Your own mother would nag you incessantly, or not allow you to go out and do something and you thought she was a heathen. She just didn't...

Pros and Cons of Having One Child

Fallon I have one daughter, Fallon, and she is all I’m likely to have, barring winning the lottery and my wife leaving me at the same time. But then, if I do win the lottery she’s less likely to leave me, so that’s moot. What’s more, Vladimir Putin just put...

Raising a Strong Willed Child

Call it will full, hard headed, spirited, stubborn or even spoiled and it still all boils down to one thing. Raising a strong willed child presents challenges that force parents to straddle the fence between encouraging their independence and demanding behavioral expectations. The problem is that parents are often...

Buying Diapers – Cloth, Disposable and More

If I could have all the money I spent on diapers back, I would probably have the means to a pretty decent college fund for my children. Having raised 4 kids with conventional diapers I have to admit that it was easier to spend the money then deal with...

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Tough Love – It’s Not Always Easy Being a Parent

We have all heard the expressions about tough love. As common a phrase as it is, I still am unclear as to its true meaning. To me the first time I had to hold down my infant for vaccinations and they screamed so hard that I thought they were...

What Were You Thinking – Dumb Things Kids Do

Kids are not normal people. They spend their life doing some pretty ridiculous things. The worst part is that most of the time they do these things, not because they want to get attention from others – but because they are blissfully unaware that there is a consequence for their...

I missed my Period – Could I Be Pregnant?

Reactions can range from disgraced expletives to nagging excitement and instantaneously the past, present and future feels changed somehow. “I missed my period” can be the words you have longed to say or can cause anxiety and discomfort like no other phrase in life. The bottom line is that...

How to Stop Temper Tantrums in Public

It never fails, smack dab in the middle of a store or restaurant your child decides to throw a temper tantrum. Screeching and acting as if they are being taken over by a poltergeist, parents are left baffled and mostly embarrassed. It doesn’t matter that your child is four...

Is my Child in a Good Classroom

As parents, many of us take for granted the fact that that our children are in good classrooms. After all, teachers go through years of education, stringent certification requirements, and ongoing rigorous evaluation. Curricula and standards are constantly under scrutiny and in various stages of development at the federal,...

The Family Bed – Should your Baby Sleep with You?

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

Maternity Leave – Are you Getting Your Fair Share of Time Off?

The amount of time off a woman gets after having a child varies around the...

Teething and Sleep – Are you Babies Gums Sore?

Is your baby breaking from a sound sleep pattern and suddenly starting to wake through...

When is the Best Month to Have a Baby?

Is there a better month of the year to have a baby? Sure, some people...

My Baby Won’t Sleep – How to Get Your Baby to Rest

The book said that by four months all kinds of amazing things would start to...

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...

Kicking Your Teenager Out – Dealing with Unacceptable Behaviour

I am not a strong advocate of booting kids from the home. While there is...

Raising Teenagers – A Challenging Time For Parents

Raising teenagers comes with an entirely different set of struggles than raising younger children. In...

How Much Does it Cost to Move out of Your Parent’s’ House

The Price of Freedom You know what would be epic? Movin’ out! Your own digs. Come...

Letting Your Teenager Attend Parties

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

Teenagers and Piercing – Why are Teens Getting Pierced

Piercing has become more than a fad. It’s been around too long and too popular...