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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Motivating Your Homeschooled Child

Motivating Your Homeschooled Child

Having trouble motivating your kids? When it's time to do "school stuff" are your kids less than enthusiastic? Join the club! I've never met a homeschooling parent who has not faced this challenging situation. How do parents get past this difficult phase? Is it possible to turn your family's learning time into a cooperative experience? To answer these questions, we first must examine some basic assumptions about learning.

In a traditional classroom, the teacher follows a pre-determined curriculum.

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Finding an Adoption Agency

Finding an Adoption Agency

How do you locate a reputable and competent adoption agency? Many people merely pick up the Yellow Pages and start dialing every number listed under “Adoption.” Not a good idea. The agency with the splashiest advertisement isn't necessarily the best one. (Although it might be.) Forget about making your agency choice solely by choosing the agency with the nicest website or the cutest photos of babies on the Internet. They might be the right agency for you, but you should check out other agencies, too.

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Choosing Appropriate Toys and Games for Your Toddler

Choosing Appropriate Toys and Games for Your Toddler

Your child will, of course, not spend all of his time watching television and reading books. If you decide to limit your child's TV time, you will need to engage him with other toys and activities. Here are some ideas:

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Should I Snoop into My Daughter's Private Affairs?

Should I Snoop into My Daughter's Private Affairs?

Building Blocks

Excessive behavior that is socially destructive and characterized by fighting, stealing, arson, truancy, and leaving home is called a conduct disorder.

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Finding a Good Boyfriend

Finding a Good Boyfriend

The teenage world is filled with all kinds of boys; some are frogs, but the majority of them—around 75 percent—are perfect princes. These princes do not ride up to your daughter's door in a coach and whisk her off to a ball in a castle, but they are special boys, just as your girl is a special girl. They are usually the boys she knows from school, her neighborhood, or her house of worship.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Motivating Your Homeschooled Child

Motivating Your Homeschooled Child

Having trouble motivating your kids? When it's time to do "school stuff," are your kids less than enthusiastic? Join the club! I've never met a homeschooling parent who has not faced this challenging situation. How do parents get past this difficult phase? Is it possible to turn your family's learning time into a cooperative experience? To answer these questions, we first must examine some basic assumptions about learning.

In a traditional classroom, the teacher follows a pre-determined curriculum.

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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Scribble Drawing

Scribble Drawing


Materials

  • Paper
  • Crayons

Directions

  1. Show your child how to scribble on a piece of white paper with a crayon, using big circular motions to form loops.
  2. Then have your child color in each loop with a different color, creating a very pretty and unique design every time.

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Genealogy: When the Information Doesn't Agree

Genealogy: When the Information Doesn't Agree

The census says Great-Grandpa was 9 in 1870, but the 1900 census says he was born in 1860. His tombstone says he was born 4 April 1861. The Bible record in his father's pension file has 7 April 1861. Which is correct?

First, recheck your notes and sources to be sure you didn't make a mistake. Then, analyze the information you have collected. Evaluate the sources from which you collected the information. Ask these questions and apply the answers to your problem:

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Coping with Miscarriage

Coping with the Loss of Your Unborn Child

Women who experience a pregnancy loss quickly learn that our society doesn't understand the pain of this loss. Well-meaning friends might say, "It was probably defective in some way so this is actually a blessing." Or, "You'll get pregnant again." Or even, "Lots of women miscarry; it's really not a big deal." Of course, any woman who has had a failed pregnancy knows that it is a big deal. Even if the fetus was malformed and even if she can get pregnant again, she still experiences the very deep pain of a shattered dream.

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by: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Toy Safety Tips for Holiday Shoppers

Toy Safety Tips for Holiday Shoppers

Safety Measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the holiday season approaches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges gift-givers to keep safety in mind when choosing toys for young children. The CPSC estimates that more than 120,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries each year.

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Updated: May 29, 2022

5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

5 signs your kid has a screen addiction

Many parents today are just as concerned with the amount of time that their kids spend using screens as they are with how difficult it often is to pry them away from a screen. Though many experts in the field are split as to whether or not digital and media consumption can be defined as an addiction, many parents have no problem using the terminology as a way to describe what their child’s behavior is similar to.

Communicating with Stepchildren

Communicating with Stepchildren

Stepping Stones

Honest communication is the only policy when it comes to the stepfamily. Withdrawing in an attempt to be self-protective will backfire on you. The family will continue its biological bond, and you'll be left out in the cold.

Don't Be Wicked

Don't lecture! I guarantee that if you shake your finger at a child, they will not hear what you are saying. Kids are deaf to stories with a moral. Save your breath.

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Toddlers and Nightmares

Toddlers and Nightmares

Q-tip

Don't bother trying to cure your child's nightmares by wearing him out to the point of exhaustion during the day or by feeding him a big meal before bed. Overexhaustion or an overly full stomach will cause more restless sleep, not more peaceful sleep.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Encouraging Your Teen's Musical Talents

Encouraging Your Teen's Musical Talents

Brought to you by MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

Is your teen a music buff? Encourage his interests and talents with the following tips.

1. Expose your teen to all kinds of music.
Try listening to music that's outside your usual range: classical (opera, symphonic, chamber music), pop, country, folk, ethnic music of other cultures, jazz -- you name it!

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Updated: September 6, 2021

5 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their Kids The First Week of School

mom asking daughter questions about school

The time has come to bid farewell to summer and get back into the swing of things with a brand new school year. A mix of emotions surrounding the start of the new year are sure to surface, and as a parent, checking in with your child is imperative. 

Here is a list of five questions parents should ask their kids during the first week to get a sense of how it’s going and any issues that might arise.