Fuzzy Names, Sweet Names
- Dawnell Harrison
... room wearing appropriate nametags on their cribs.
A country of tradition, we still hold tightly to such commoners as Becky, Wendy, Mike and Bill. And being the trendsetters of a diverse time, we also like originality. Girls are acquiring sophistication with names such as Breanna and Kyla...
Mom Can I Have The Car Keys?
- News Canada
... anxious. Familiar doubts inevitably start filling their minds.
Will my child obey the rules of the road? Will they speed or drive dangerously? Are they being truthful in their whereabouts?
Thanks to the latest technology in interactive vehicle tracking by satellite, many parents can now feel...
Get Rid Of Baby Walkers And Bath Seats, Urges Safe Kids Canada
- News Canada
... some parents because they are believed to be convenient. But Safe Kids Canada strongly advises parents not to use them.
"Children have fallen down stairs in walkers and suffered head injuries, and children in baby bath seats have drowned," says Allyson Hewitt, executive director of the national...
Keeping the Stress out of Single Parenting
- Marta Dodd
... gives you the relief that the bills are being paid, with a feel of how much you can spend on allowance, school photos, birthday gifts, entertainment or just You!
Keep a Daily Schedule. Time is important, so teach that to the kids by implementing a routine. Put together a schedule reflecting...
Give Your Child the Gift of Self-Esteem
- Cassie Simons
... that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action."
This statement can be true for your child. Not just if he's a "gifted child" but any child. Indeed, perhaps we should consider a "gifted child" to be a...
Pull Your Wagon
- David Leonhardt
... pull. And once she got her hands on the handle, pity the adult foolish enough to try to relieve her of her responsibilities!
Was it easy for her to pull the heavy and bulky wagon? No. Did she stop after a minute? No. Five minutes? No. Ten minutes? No. It was almost as if she knew this...
Exercising With Kids -- Tips For Parents
- Lynn Bode
... juggling act becomes even more tricky with kids home from school and involved in extracurricular activities.
But, finding time for regular physical activity is so important that it should be a priority placed on your calendar, just like your kids’ softball game. A parent needs to exercise not...
Parents Dealing with Worry and Fear
- Lawrence Vijay Girard
... Parenting, by Lawrence Vijay Girard
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Parents Dealing with Worry and Fear by Lawrence Vijay Girard
I worry about not being a good parent. My daughter Tracy is six and my son Michael is four. They seem happy....
When Time Out Don't Work
- Jennifer L Gove
- Let the discipline reflect the behavior
Some children respond well to discipline that is structured around what they did wrong. An example of this is a child that draws on the wall is asked to help with the clean up. There for they understand that what they did creates work for them...
8 Gifts of Parenting
- Lawrence Vijay Girard
... In order to nurture the special relationship of parent and child, and fulfill our roles as parents, there are number of things that we are signing up to do. Here is a list of eight essential ways to fulfill our parental responsibilities.
These are gifts that we should freely give to our...
Talking to Kids ABout War
- John Philip Jackman
... Why is Saddam Hussein bad? And finally, in a very round-about way, she came to the real question: Are we safe?
Unless you live in a sealed vacuum, your children know theres a war on. The war is everywhere. Just as with the news coverage of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the...
Call Me Your Majesty
- Gina Schreck
... snow off of our floors, feeding the dogs, picking up sopping clothing and doing two loads of laundry. It was now time to make breakfast for the troops!
As I walked into the kitchen I snapped! It wasn’t humanly possible for four people to make this kind of mess! I couldn’t take the abuse...
So, The Thing Is... We Reap What We Sow
- Barbara Cooper
... plants grow, plus the sun was warm on our faces. It was a perfect day. I wouldn’t have been very surprised if the seeds hadn’t sprouted at all, since projects like this one make Jane very enthusiastic, and you’d think seeds are more fragile than her handling would indicate. Not to mention...
Let's Read! The Benefits of Reading to Your Children
- Nicole Niemiec
... your children, they develop a love of stories and poems, they want to read on their own, they practice reading, and finally, they read for their own information or pleasure. When children become readers, their world is forever wider and richer.
Studies have shown that children that are read to...
Concerta: Benefits and Side Effects
- Jeannine Virtue
Although Concerta offers a number of advantages over the older ADHD medications, it also has several side effects that people with Attention Deficit and parents of Attention Deficit children should be aware of before administering this medication.
Concerta medication for ADHD and ADD...
The 7 Feng Shui Fundamentals for Children's Bedrooms
- Kathryn Weber
... but why. In short, it offers you, the homeowner, design with purpose. For a child's room this purposeful design is especially important.
Feng shui gives parents a guide for decorating your children's bedrooms, and perhaps more importantly, a reason for adding particular elements --...
Calming Tips for Hyperactive Children
- Jeannine Virtue
... 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....
Holiday De-Stressing Tips for Kids
- Deborah Shelton
... room for out-of-town relatives who emit a funny smell. Yep, it can be a difficult time. Here are a few tips to keep your little ones, and yourself, calm and comfortable during the holiday season.
* Lay on the floor together with your legs propped up against the wall; toes pointing to the...
Creating a Peaceful Sleeping Environment for Children -- Key to Parents' Sanity
- ARA Content
... time, the sun is still out"? How about when the summer ends and it is time to get your children back onto a school schedule? Let's face it, just because the calendar says September, that does not mean that the sun no longer shines through the bedroom windows.
If any of these situations sound...
Five Reasons For Preparing Your Own Baby Food
- Nancy Miller
... sugar, fillers or other ingredients that are completely unnecessary (and often inappropriate) to your baby's diet. These additives are an attempt to add flavor, texture and bulk to poor-quality products. They contribute nothing at all to your baby's health or well-being. By preparing the food...
The Real Dangers to Kids Online and How to Avoid Them: Top 5 Internet Safety Tips
- Joshua Finer
... picture of naked people or people having sex online
that May 21, 2002 there was the first death of a child linked directly to an Internet Predator?
Parents' biggest concern about the Internet used to be pornography, but there is definitely a greater fear today.
You have probably taught...
The Curse Reversed
- Karen Denning
... always sworn I'd never say it but I can't lie. I did it too. I hang my head in shame whenI think of that horrible day 10 years ago when I wished the worst upon my 12 year old son. At the time I was truly puzzled by his folded arms, smirky grin, and ice cold stare. What was he thinking? Did he not...
Tips For Parents On How To Deal With Bullying
- News Canada
... of "growing up."
It shouldn't be.
Statistics show that one in four children who bully will have a criminal record before the age of thirty. Teasing at bus stops, taking other children's lunch money, insults and threats, kicking and punching - it's all fair game to the bully. On the flip side,...
Tools to Find Family-Friendly Content
- Andrew Malek
... from far away for free; friends who, probably just a few years ago, they would never hear from again. And, of course, there’s plenty of entertainment to satisfy the whole family once the chores and homework are complete.
However, the Internet can often be an inappropriate place for kids to...
Stopping Young Risk Takers
- News Canada
... we don't really understand why children take risks that could lead to injury. Dr. Barbara Morrongiello and her team at the University of Guelph are studying the way emotion-based factors influence children's risk-taking decisions. They predict that children who feel exhilarated by risk taking, as...