Added by MomsMinuteBlogger on June 30, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
By Lisa Pecos
Childhood vaccines are used to protect children from a range of serious illnesses such as polio, measles, diphtheria, tetanus, and meningitis. Practically everyone in the medical community unequivocally advocates vaccination for young children, but the issue has become complicated in recent years. For new parents, it is difficult to ignore…Continue
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By Tomi Adeyemo
Mothers naturally tend to have a protective streak in them, wanting to protect their children from any foreseen-and extremely feared harm. Some mothers forcefully shelter their children in order to keep them 'close' to home and only succeed in pushing them away, because the first chance they get to flap their wings, the rush of freedom usually takes them as…Continue
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"You should give your child more responsibility". "Children must learn to make choices and face the consequences". "It is your role as parent to provide heaps of love and support". Do these statements sound familiar? I would like show parents how to teach children responsibility through love and support via a real life…Continue
Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 28, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments
Giving kids an allowance thinking it will teach them about earning money, saving, or spending wisely isn't the best way to instill good financial values. In fact, giving an allowance can often do more harm than good. There are much better ways to teach the value of money.
Webster online defines an "allowance"…Continue
Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 28, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments
Got Angry Kids? Want Some Answers?
By Yvonne Sinclair
Everyone gets angry sometimes. Parents usually want their children to be happy. When the children are angry or sad, sometimes parents feel they have failed in parenting. This is not so! Your job, as a parent,
is not to provide a life of glee for the child without bumps or
problems. Your job, as a parent, is to prepare your child…
Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 28, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments
It's All About the Rules!
By Humaira Zakir
Ever thought about rules and their impact on our lives? If there are no rules, our lives will become ever so chaotic and unpredictable. We would feel unsafe, insecure and would struggle to organise ourselves. Rules keep us under check, tell us how to behave and respond in different settings with different people and generally keeps us under…Continue
Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 28, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Summer Fun For Kids
School is out, and already kids are saying they are bored. The transition from the fairly structured environment of most schools to a less structured life at home can be difficult for many kids. Often, scheduling a more structured play activity such as classes, sports or weekly 'field' trips during the early part of…Continue
Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 28, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments
Keep Your Kids Away From Booze
By Mike R Miller
As a counselor for both in class and online alcohol awareness classes I often discuss the efforts of parents to keep booze out of their children's lives. This can be quite an animated conversation as often I have minors in class taking a minor in possession class (MIP class).
Bombarded by Booze
Let's face it -…Continue
Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
How to Host a Cooking Class for Kids
By Teri M Lemke
If cooking is your passion and you would like a little extra money, why not host a kid's cooking class? Kids love to cook and learn new things. Here are a few tips to help you plan a fun cooking day with kids.
Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 19, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments
What Teenagers Need - Positive Teaching and Parenting
By Philip S Baker
As a high school teacher for the last few decades, I found that the Bible reference that says, "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen," was totally relevant with regard to what teenagers need.
Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 19, 2011 at 6:25pm — No Comments
Divorce to Dad, With the Loss of a Family Comes the Appreciation for What I Had
By R. Cabral
One observation I have made over the years is that when you are an extremely self-addicted person, you really never recognize the behavior while it is happening. Instead it is when you are at a place of brokenness that the clarity of who you are and how you have lived your life comes to light. That is what happened to me.
During my marriage, I was focused entirely on…Continue
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My Forever Love - A Father's Day Tribute
By Andrea Sharp
"Bye dad." "I love you!" "We'll see you soon." I said softly as we settled him in the front seat of our car. My husband Matt was taking dad (my father-in-law) back to his home in Fresno.
They drove out of the driveway and down the road. I breathed a long sigh of relief. We had brought dad home for 3 days, back to where he'd lived for the past 8 years. Readjusting back to our home proved much more…Continue
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Positive Ways To Make Defiant Children Listen to You
By Murphy Isaac
In today's parenting, you don't need to teach a child to be defiant. Many studies had been conducted and psychologists found out that misbehave children feel the need to be in control.
As a parent, you may ask yourself is this too much for you to handle? It is clearly a power struggle of a different kind. Stress is a constant contributing factor to their actions and both sensitive and defiant…Continue
Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 19, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I’ve talked with a lot of parents who feel out of control in the face of their child’s anger and aggression. In fact, I…
Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 15, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments
Step One – Stop Trying to Achieve “Perfect” Balance
The first step about achieving a balanced life is this: Give up trying to achieve perfect balance in your life – ‘cos it ain’t ever gonna happen! Yes, that’s right; the Coach who specialises in Work Life Balance told you that perfect balance is impossible! What’s that I hear you say? “Surely, you can’t be telling me to just give up on ever achieving balance?” ‘Fraid so, sister! There is no such thing as being in perfect balance. It’s…Continue
Added by Familyigloo Editor on June 12, 2011 at 5:40am — No Comments
By Lyndsay Katauskas
This article addresses writing a feeling letter to your father who has passed away in response to my last article about getting through Father's Day after Loss. Losing a parent whether it is due to natural or extenuating circumstances is painless, right? Wrong. When we lose a part of ourselves, we not only lose the parent who brought us into the world, we also lose history and memories that we can never get…Continue
Added by Valerie Kerr on June 11, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments
How to Bring Out the BEST Version of You As a Mother
By Sigrid Stover Kjeldsen
Expectation is a big, powerful force.
It is actually a force that pulls us forward into life. Our expectations are made up of thoughts that have been entertained frequently, or beliefs that you almost take for granted - all the building blocks that create YOUR life experience.
Most of us are not conscious of our expectations. Suffice to say, we are therefore…Continue
Added by Assistant Editor on June 11, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
10 Maternity Wear DO's and DON'Ts for the Expectant Mum
By Julie Kearfott
Maternity wear is a big investment so it is definitely worth doing your homework before you buy. This is an amazing time for you and you deserve to look and feel great! With so much maternity wear to choose from you can definitely find the style and fit that works for you during pregnancy - turning that bloating to blooming in moments! Here are 10 do's and don't to help you along your…Continue
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