Are You Forcing Affection On Your Kids?
Mar15

Are You Forcing Affection On Your Kids?

Are You Forcing Affection On Your Kids? photo credit: surlygirl Do your relatives want to hug, kiss and touch your kids…but your kids sometimes don’t want to? What do you do? Do you force your children to hug Uncle Joe or Nana Betty so as not to insult the adult? If so this is the message you are sending your child: “The wants and feelings of the adults are more important than your wants and feelings. I, the adult, can tell you...

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How To Teach Your Children To Be Responsible
Mar11

How To Teach Your Children To Be Responsible

Parenting – How to Teach Your Children to be Responsible photo credit: Spree2010 Parenting greatly involves child training. Part of this training is to teach them to develop fine qualities and protect them from potential dangers ahead. But as they grow up, they must learn how to handle the hardships that life offers. You cannot always rescue them, whenever they are in trouble. They must learn how to handle challenging situations...

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On Making Parenting Concessions Without Feeling Guilty

On Making Parenting Concessions Without Feeling Guilty Years before getting pregnant, most women have an image of themselves as mothers. Many set their resolve about how they will care for their babies, including things they’ll allow, and things they’ll forbid. For example, some women are set on breastfeeding their infants, regardless of the circumstances. Others swear they’ll refuse to allow their babies to use...

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Teaching Parents to have manners
Aug19

Teaching Parents to have manners

Teaching Parents to have manners photo credit: Tilemahos Efthimiadis While sitting at the local Subway Sandwich Shop enjoying a nice hot cup of very strong coffee, and leisurely reading my 2000+ unread emails, I was suddenly and viciously attacked by a four-year old demon named Damien. I know his name because his parents used it repeatedly, yet casually, as Damien proceeded to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting patrons. It wasn’t...

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Disciplining Your Little One: Striking The Right Balance

Disciplining Your Little One: Striking The Right Balance A newborn can get away with just about anything. If he cries or fusses, you’ll do whatever you can to comfort him. As he becomes a little older, you’ll need to exert your disciplinarian muscles when his behavior is unacceptable to you. The question is, how far do you go? How much discipline is too much or too little? This challenge isn’t limited to new parents;...

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The Novice Parent’s Guide To Baby Food

The Novice Parent’s Guide To Baby Food Moms and dads who are expecting their second, third, or fourth child are already experts when it comes to baby food. For first-time parents, the grocery store shelves can seem overwhelming. To be sure, there are many types from which to choose and it’s not always clear how long they’ll keep or how to prepare them. In this article, we’ll bring novice parents up to speed on...

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