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When your Child is Fat – Who’s to Blame

Childhood obesity may have become the chosen platform for First Lady Obama for good reason. Today, the number of children suffering from childhood obesity is at all time highs, with as much as 25% of all children being obese between the ages of 6 and 19. This doesnt include...

Being Thankful for Healthy Children

What is something that so many of us take for granted? Our healthy children. As a parent, it can be rather easy to get caught up in the day-to-day life and hectic happenings that come from having a family. Then one day, they wake up with a fever, or they...

Should Kids Do Chores – The Answer is Yes!

Probably one of the easiest questions to answer for ourselves when it comes to children rearing is whether or not children should do chores around the home. Unequivocally, the answer is a resounding “YES'” they should all do some sort of chores. Even young children can get in on...

A Visit from the Tooth Fairy

Around 4 months, your child gets their first tooth. And then some 5 (or 6) years later, those same teeth will become wiggly little buggers that can be a point of contention for you and your children. Some kids are easy, and are so excited about a visit from...

Correcting Your Children in Public – It’s Part of Parenting

We have all done it. You’re about to have company over, and you sit down with the kids using your best finger wagging - explaining to them that you '‘expect them to behave!'’ Or the grandparents from Wisconsin are finally coming to visit and in your best efforts to...

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I Want a Yes or No Answer – Communicating with Your Children

As a parent, you ask hundreds of questions per day. Do you want more juice? Are you hungry? Does your head hurt? Did you poop in your pants? Did you hit your sister with a stuffed bear? Where did you hide my car keys? Were you up all night...

Am I a Bad Mother – I Doubt It

Today, being a mother is perhaps emotionally – harder than ever. Generations ago, parents could raise and train up their children in ways that made right and wrong clear. After a spanking or some chores picking cotton as punishment – mom was able to ignore the bleeding fingertips from...

Preparing Yourself for the Empty Nest

During the high school years, it hits you. Time moves fast when you are raising kids. Suddenly those children that depended upon you for everything are now spreading their wings and flying far, far away from you. They drive, work, and now have a ‘private’ life. For parents this...

7 Foods to Boost Your Fertility

When you plan on getting pregnant you're probably ready to place all factors you can in your favor. This is a goal you want to accomplish, so there's no time to be complacent. If you stack the odds you can boost your fertility. This makes getting pregnant easier than...

Finding Your Teens Stash of Drugs – What Should you Do?

It’s one of every parent’s nightmares. During a routine cleaning of your child’s room or while borrowing ‘their’ car – you accidentally come across a benign little baggie. Curiosity gets the best of you, and you open it up only to be shocked to find your teen’s stash of...

How Many Hours of Sleep Does a Baby Need?

The sleep of an infant is quite unlike that of an adult. Not only do...

The Great Extended Breastfeeding Controversy

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

Finger Foods for Toddlers

One of the challenges to raising children occurs when they are toddlers. This is the...

Feeding a Baby Solids

In the life of a new parent there is nothing more exciting than that special...

How Lack of Sleep Affects New Parents

Having just had my second baby, I can see the familiar signs of sleep deprivation...

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...

Becoming A Foster Parent

One of the most difficult parts of parenting, and it's not something everyone experiences, is caring for a traumatized child. Yet the majority of children in foster care have been traumatized, and the people who care for them must...

Is Your Teenager Drinking – The Odds are That they are Drinking

Those parties that your child’s friends host, Friday night football games, and those unsupervised road...

Dealing with a Teenage Drama Queen

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

Sending Teenagers to Boot Camps

With all the negative influences out there grabbing our kids today, sending teenagers to boot...

Violence in Teens – When Teenagers Rebel

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

Allowing Your Daughter to Go on the Pill

Yep, it seems like just yesterday you were watching a school play that featured your...