For parents, life is consumed by work, smart phones, social media, drive-thru coffee, and rushing the kids to birthday parties and soccer practice. In all the rush, far too many adults forget—or simply don't make time—to keep themselves healthy. Eating nutritious meals in combination with regular exercise has been kicked to the curb in favor vitamins and supplements. Instant health in a pill. But does taking a multivitamin really improve your health?
How to Sell a Child's Crafts
One of the best ways to get a feel for selling and whether your child likes it or whether his product appeals to people is to do a craft show. It doesn't have to be a professional crafts show, either. He can do one for charity or a local church group. The money is donated to a good cause and both of you get invaluable information about your proposed venture.
Your Baby's First Car Seat
Although parents often take their kids out of a car seat and start using regular seat belts well before the recommended age of eight years or weight of 80 pounds, putting a baby in a car seat is a no-brainer, even for first-time fathers.
Baby-friendly running gear has come a long way thanks to companies that develop innovative products that make running with your baby a joy, not a pain. Make your next workout both fun and efficient by trying out some of the best running gear of the year, designed with mamas in mind.
Thule Urban Glide Running Strollers
Calculating Your Personal Profits and LossesLet's get this chapter off to a strong start by looking at you as not just one person but as a serious, complex financial operation. As such, you need to periodically assess your financial health. The standard measurement of financial health for a business is the profit and loss statement (P&L). This is a simple calculation of how much money the company made, minus expenses, which shows what the net profit or loss was for a given time period (for example, one fiscal year).
Raising Daughters: Talking It Over and Apologizing
Always practice what you teach. When you make a mistake-such as forgetting an appointment, burning dinner, or denting your car-explain why you did what you did to your spouse and your daughter, apologize for it, and fix the problem to the best of your ability.
Are Teens a Different Species?
You've dreaded the moment for years, still you're surprised by it the day it happens. You look over at your child, and you need to look up to see if his face is dirty. It is, so you wipe the dirt with your hand, and you realize it's not dirt, it's hair. Boo-Boo has a beard.
Books for Ages 2-4
Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark, by Jennifer Plecas
When she loses a tooth, Agapanthus discovers that she can make an angel hoot by blowing through the hole in her smile.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a mother looking at them.
Legal and Parenting Implications of Separation
It's important to understand the legal implications of separation, including the difference between an informal break and a legally binding agreement. Remember that separation laws vary by state. In some jurisdictions, for instance, all assets and debts acquired after the date of the agreement are excluded from consideration as marital property. Without a legal agreement, you are considered married in every sense of the word—and held liable for every cent your partner spends.
"He's tall like his father." "She has brown eyes like her father." "He gets his blue eyes from his dad." These are just a few things you hear people say about kids and the inherited traits that kids get from their fathers.
Whether it's genetic traits or physical traits like hairline, eye color, hair color, or a specific personality trait, parents are always looking for what traits their baby boy or baby girl has that resemble their own. We're going to take a look at eight traits babies inherit from their father, so dad can proudly say his kiddo is just like him!
Name calling. Incessant taunting. Online harassment and humiliation. Threats. Getting hit, kicked and knocked down. Have any of these ever happened to your child? If so, he has been the victim of bullying.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines bulling as "unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance." Bullying is not only dangerous to a child's physical well-being, it can also damage his mental health.
Talking About Date Rape
Spotting a Predator
Did you know that somewhere in America a woman is raped every two minutes?* If you've ever waited anxiously for your daughter to come home from a night out, now you can find out how to teach her to protect herself from sexual predators.
Don't miss this exclusive interview with Gavin de Becker, author of Protecting the Gift, and America's leading expert on violence.
Q: How can parents prepare their daughters to recognize the behaviors of "predatory" men?
All Banks Are Not Created Equal
Take a look around the area where you live sometime and notice the difference in the financial institutions. There are probably quite a few, ranging in size from something as large as the Bank of America to a small, local bank. When you look a little closer, you'll even find some places other than banks that will handle your money for you. In addition to the options available in your neighborhood, a whole new world of banking is unfolding before us in the form of Internet banks.
How Can I Raise a Moral Child?
What is morality?
How can we raise our children to be empathic, caring, and moral people?
Moral behavior means different things to different people. For our purposes, morality means treating ourselves and others with respect. Empathy, compassion, and a sense of justice are central components of this kind of moral behavior.
From the Sandbox to First Love
Kids need to show and receive affection from the time they're born. As they grow older, they learn to demonstrate their affection in different ways. From a toddler's sudden hug to a teen's proposal of marriage to his first love - learn about the stages of emotions your children go through at different ages.
Preschoolers love to imitate their parents. They are quick to hug and kiss a friend or preschool classmate -- just like Mommy hugs and kisses Daddy.
Burns are ugly, they hurt and they're scary. But they can be treated with simple first aid steps. In fact, they're the one injury that must be treated before medical help arrives. The fact is that burned skin, unless treated right away, will get worse. Burns will get deeper below the surface of the skin because the heat continues to do damage.
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Scottish Last Names
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If you are a teacher looking for at-home learning opportunities that you can share with your students’ parents or you are a parent finding yourself in charge of homeschooling for the first time, don’t panic! Trust me, you can offer your kiddos plenty of learning opportunities with items that are already in the house. All you need is a little patience, energy, creativity, and common household materials to keep your now homeschooled “students” entertained and engaged.
In this blog post, I will share six activities for at-home learning (no trip to the grocery store required!).
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- Shelters and rescue programs
- Private adoptions and strays
Where to Adopt a Cat
Adopting a kitty who needs a home can be a rewarding experience for both of you. As an adopter, you'll know you've helped save a life and gained a best friend in the process. And cats who have lost their homes seem to understand and appreciate their good fortune when they do find new loving families.
Poetry for Homeschoolers
As much as we had hoped the COVID-19 pandemic would be a distant memory almost two years in, it is unfortunately still rearing its ugly head around the country and the world. With each new variant that surfaces, the CDC, school systems, communities, cities, and states grapple with how to handle new caseloads, symptoms, vaccine requirements, and booster shots.