28 results found for Benefit of the Doubt.

by: Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Building Bridges Between Home and School

Building Bridges Between Home and School

You can enjoy a healthy, respectful, and supportive relationship with your child's school. These steps will help you strengthen your communication skills and make this school year a positive experience for you, your child, and your child's teacher.

1. Two-Way Communication

2. Building a Foundation

3. Realistic Expectations

Grades:

In this article, you will find:

The Benefits of Talking to Your Baby

Understanding language

The Benefits of Talking to Your Baby

Your baby learns language by listening to you and others use it. Though your baby certainly doesn't understand everything you say, she no doubt picks up glimmers of meaning here and there. Especially if you speak to your baby a lot, she will understand dozens of words before she utters anything recognizable.

Grades:

The Essence of Family Organizing

Organizing shared spaces

The Essence of Family Organizing

Try to find ways of organizing that are a win-win for everyone in the family. Give each other the benefit of the doubt when you are sharing tasks or trying to find a place for things. If you can, find a way to build new habits and systems together over time. Randy and Rick were both highly disorganized. When Randy decided she was ready to get more organized, it wasn't easy.
Grades:

Spaying or Neutering Your Cat

Spaying or Neutering Your Cat

Without a doubt, kittens are among the cutest baby animals around. Cuteness doesn't mean every kitten will get a proper home, though, and far too many kittens and cats end up in shelters and, often, dead because no one wanted them. Preventing the birth of kittens for which there will be no homes is one of the best reasons to have a pet cat altered.

Grades:

Overcoming Depression after a Divorce

Overcoming Depression after a Divorce

Adding It Up

Physicians describe mental health as being able to maintain mental balance during times of emotional stress. If you lose that balance, you may need to get some help to restore it.

Grades:

In this article, you will find:

Getting Oriented to Home Improvement

Your skills, time, and money

Getting Oriented to Home Improvement

Got a bone to pick with the old home place? Been bugged beyond belief by the abysmal taste of former owners? Been hankering to rejuvenate/renovate/remodel the bathroom/kitchen/living room? Professional help is only a phone call—and a hefty check and some unexplained delays—away. My guess is that you're considering the path less traveled—doing it yourself.

Grades:
Updated: April 23, 2022

The Benefits of Yoga on Health and Self Confidence

woman and baby experiencing the benefits of yoga

Yoga has completely transformed my life and the lives of countless others. If you had told me a year ago that yoga would become my new obsession, I would have looked at you like you were crazy.  As an Emergency Medicine Doctor, my mind was continually going a hundred miles a minute and the thought of yoga and slowing down seemed so foreign to me. 

More: Self-Care Practices for Busy Moms

Finding Homeschooling Mentors

Finding Homeschooling Mentors

One of the best relationships that you can cultivate is with one or more homeschool mentors – a mentor is simply someone who has more experience with homeschooling than you do (hopefully quite a bit more), who is willing to share their experience with you. A homeschool mentor is especially important when you are just getting started. While it is my hope that this book and the resources it connects you with provide lots of information you can use to get started with your homeschool, there is no substitute for a real person as a mentor.

Grades:

Waiting for Your Adopted Child

Waiting for Your Adopted Child

The wait is the hardest of all for you, the future adopter. Sure, other people can aggravate you with interminable questions, but you have an awful lot of questions, hopes, and fears yourself. So how do you manage to get through these days, weeks, or even months of waiting?

Adoption obsession is very common for the person who has been approved and is waiting for a referral. It can be very debilitating and enervating.

You can do some things to distract yourself during this waiting period:

Grades:

Have Your Teenage Daughter Test Her Safety Know-How

Have Your Teenage Daughter Test Her Safety Know-How

As you begin to enter adulthood, you will become increasingly independent from your parents. Do you know how to keep yourself safe when you are on your own? Read through the scenario below from Gavin de Becker's book Protecting the Gift and see how much you know about decreasing the risk of being attacked or abused.

Grades:

In this article, you will find:

What Boys Learn from Their Dads

A father's role

What Boys Learn from Their Dads

Fathers are different from mothers. They look different, they sound different, they play in a different way, and they usually have a different approach to raising children than a mother does. And that's a good thing. A boy learns from his father, without even realizing he's doing it, what a man is and does.

Grades:

In this article, you will find:

The Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorders

Myths 1 - 3

The Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sad but true, this type of misunderstanding still occurs. However, as the number of people diagnosed escalates to epidemic proportions, most people today have come across autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Still, as ASD are mysterious and have attributes that can be strange, awe-inspiring, and unexplainable, there are many myths that abound. Here are a few of them.

Grades:

Nutrition and Menopause

Nutrition and Menopause

Menopause is the natural part of a women's lifecycle when the menstrual period stops. It is sometimes called "the change of life," and is a unique and personal experience for every woman.

Grades:

In this article, you will find:

Common Myths and Realities About Early Breastfeeding

Sorting out the facts

Common Myths and Realities About Early Breastfeeding

MYTH: He can't be hungry again. He just finished feeding a while ago.

FACT: Breastfed babies, especially newborns just learning to nurse, may appear to have fed well, without actually having taken much milk. It can be hard to tell whether a nursing infant consumed an adequate amount of milk, since the breasts don't have calibrations on them. If your baby acts hungry a short while after feeding, it's best to assume that he genuinely is hungry.

Updated: May 15, 2019

The Core Knowledge Curriculum

The Core Knowledge Curriculum

It was first tested in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1990. Based on the premise that a shared body of common knowledge is crucial for citizens of a democracy, "core knowledge" has gone from a philosophy to a growing phenomenon that has revolutionized over 350 schools across the country.

Grades:

Thinking about Homeschooling? Here's What You Need to Know

Thinking About Homeschooling?
Here's What You Need to Know

Isabel Shaw

All parents want their children to be successful, and in today's world, a good education is the key to a successful life. For most kids, education means attending public or private school. But there are almost two million children in the U.S. who never set foot in a classroom, yet are receiving a first-rate education — through homeschooling.

Grades:
Updated: March 2, 2021

3 Pitfalls To Avoid When Apologizing To Your Child

mom apologizing to child

Have ever completely lost it with your kids? You’re not alone.

As parents we're overstressed and sleep-deprived, strung out from juggling the demands of job and home, and teetering on the edge of sanity as we deal with our children's worst behavior, toddler meltdowns, fights over the video game controller, texting at the dinner table.