Family articlesEnding the bully-victim cycle
The key to helping our child avoid bully or victim behavior is to help her understand and claim her own true power. Talking with my daughter and coaching her about using her personal power helped.
Baby shower gifts - A few unique ideas that moms love
For those organizing the event, it can be a enjoyable setting up wonderfully themed baby shower decorations and preparing the seating and side dishes, along with the most essential element - the gift table.
Children and divorce - protecting custodial rights
Protecting your custodial rights during divorce starts early on—at the very decision to separate. Actions you take in the beginning could significantly impact who has the majority custodial rights
What is true listening?
What is true listening? Dr. James Jones suggests that true listening is not advise, counsel or trying to solve problems. Listening is just hearing what your troubled teen has to say.
The secret to teaching science to kids
Every child should have a solid science education regardless of whether they want to be the next Albert Einstein or Michael Jordan. Science is all around us, it is everywhere, effecting everything that we do.
Free divorce forms: your checklist
When filing for a divorce you need to fill out papers for legal settlement. There are several free divorce forms available today. Divorce forms can either be for a fault or no-fault divorce, and can involve other related forms.
Parents need to be a role model for teenagers
Parents should model what they teach. They should already be the kind of people they want their children to become. The parents should put forth a model of personal integrity and a loving marriage
Things to learn about a baby and attending a baby shower
In the past few decades, baby showers have become more common, as families become smaller and as each child receives more individual attention. The men usually give the daddy-to-be diapers only because the mommy-to-be is getting other items at the shower
Parents need to be a role model for teenagers
Parents should model what they teach. They should already be the kind of people they want their children to become. The parents should put forth a model of personal integrity and a loving marriage.
Pet beds: sleeping in comfort, sleeping in style
As we love to have a comfortable place to sleep, so do the animals. If they don't already sleep on your bed, you are in a minority. There are various types of beds for the pets to give them a comfortable sleep, whether you have a dog(s) or a cat(s).
The parable of 'the two teams'
In the parable of 'The Two Teams' as in any sporting competition today there must be at least two players if not two teams. In order to be able to distinguish any two teams we usually implore the use of two different colored jerseys.
In today's world, marriages are under attack. Whether it is challenges within the relationship, a cheating partner, or the stress of the outside world, keeping a marriage alive can become a challenge.
Learn spanish for kids
Want to get your kid to learn Spanish? Spanish is a very useful language to learn, and you could be giving your child significant advantages in later life by helping them learn it now.
Reclaim your weeknights
Are you an over-worked parent in a two-income household or a single-parent struggling to fit in a life around your full-time job and child-rearing responsibilities? If so, you are intimately familiar with the desire to reclaim your weeknights with some relaxing time for yourself.
15 Parenting tips for disciplining a child
"Please put away your toys now and eat your dinner", you say to your child. A few minutes later, your child still refuses to stop playing with his toys. He begins to throw a tantrum when you try to stop him.
How to choose a baby name
Getting ready to bring a new baby into the world involves a lot of preparatory work. Your baby needs his own clothes, accessories, toiletries, toys, etc. One of the most important requirements though is his own name.
Teen drivers - distractions and other risk factors
Obviously, there are some pretty big differences in the danger factors between teen drivers and adults -- not the least of which are inexperience, risk taking, immaturity and greater risk exposure.
Breastfeeding vs bottle feeding
In the beginning, it may be frustrating and may take some effort to get it started right, but once the perserverance has passed the test, you are on your way to make a big difference in you and your baby's life.
The history of traditional toys
Traditional toys that replicate the people, places, and things that children see everyday are wonderful educational toys and provide hours of fun. Real life miniatures are appealing to boys and girls
Choose a great baby name
I recently talked to a number of parents and grandparents on how they made their name choices. There appeared to be two basic camps in the naming of babies – family names or non-family names.