Temper Tantrums

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Tantrums Now!, No!, Mine! The simple signs that forecast a storm might just be brewing. From an adult perspective the life of an infant or toddler may seem easy.  Your meals are prepared for you and often spoon fed to you.  Your clothes, diapers and other hygiene needs are all met with very little effort […]

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Baby Names That Mean Butterfly

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Butterflies are perhaps the most beloved insects. They symbolize change and are beautiful to watch as they transform from caterpillar to the final colorful creature they become. This list of baby names that mean butterfly captures that notion. From Bindi to Lina to Vanya and beyond, each of these baby names offers a thrilling deviation […]

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Baby Names That Mean Blessing From God

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For Christian families, every gift is from God — perhaps none more than that of a child. If you’re looking to celebrate that belief, consider selecting one of these baby names that mean blessing from God. Each name is unique and beautiful — just like each child. Take a look and find the best fit […]

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14 Surprising Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

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Hydrogen peroxide is a liquid chemical that has been in existence for more than 200 years. Chemically speaking, it is comprised of two molecules: hydrogen and oxygen. Though scientists consider hydrogen peroxide a powerful material, the substance does break down quickly when exposed to air or water. This underlying property makes it especially useful in […]

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First-Aid Kit Checklist

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While having a first-aid kit on hand at all times is a great idea, it’s perhaps more so in the warmer weather months. Spring and summer, when you’re outdoors more frequently and generally being more active, often bring more injuries — cuts, scrapes, bruises and bug bites topping the list of “owies” that may require […]

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Teaching Children Manners

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Teaching Manners to Children In a time when kids are encouraged to express themselves and develop at their own pace, certain conventions like good manners tend to fall to the wayside. You can let your child discover the world – politely. What, exactly, is it that a child explores when he is rude to someone […]

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Attention Deficit Disorder Symptoms

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Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder is a condition where a child has great difficulty with their attention skills. A child with undiagnosed ADD can silently suffer in so many ways. So what do you do if you think or know that your child has ADD? Read on here to discover the symptoms of ADD, […]

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Self Esteem

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What is Self Esteem? Self-esteem is the good feeling a person has about himself or herself. It is a crucial part of a child’s personal development. Self-esteem is nurtured across a person’s lifetime, but it begins in childhood. When a child feels good about themselves, they have confidence in what they do each day. During […]

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Separation Anxiety

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Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety is a heart-tugging but normal part of young childhood. Babies begin to realize that mom or dad is out there somewhere even though the baby can’t see them. The baby doesn’t like this idea, so they cry when separation begins. So how do you help an emotional parent and an anxious […]

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Shyness

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Shyness Shyness is very common among children. It’s not difficult to spot a shy child in a public place. They cling to their mom’s leg, turn away, and bury their face when someone approaches them. If you have a child like this, you’ve probably wondered what you can do to help your child with shyness. […]

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Bullying in Schools

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If you think bullying in schools isn’t an issue, think again. Twenty percent of school children have “done some bullying.” One out of every four children is bullied in the United States. No matter where you live, every parent needs to know more about bullying. Keep reading to learn about this serious problem. Bullying always […]

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Whining

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Whining Many parents have heard this at some point, “But Mommy, I’m sta-r-ving! I want a cookie now!” It can sound like nails going across a chalkboard. Please take heart – there really is hope. This is a quick how-to guide for dealing with whining children. Learn the reasons why children whine, what will make […]

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Confidence

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Confidence Confidence is hard to pin down. It’s a mood, it’s a facial expression, and it’s a person’s posture. How does a child attain this invaluable characteristic? It comes primarily from their environment, specifically from parents. Learn about the two most important things that only parents can give, and specific things you can do every […]

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Children Sharing

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Sharing – Teach Your Children How Parents teaching their children sharing has allowed the human species to survive for thousands of years. However, most toddlers and preschoolers would disagree with this idea. They seem to think in this way – what’s yours is mine, and what’s mine is mine. If sharing is so important to […]

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Learning Disabilities

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Learning Disabilities Many children go for years with their learning disability undiagnosed. They suffer silently with a mystery problem. Children with learning disabilities are bright, curious, and determined children. Catching learning disabilities early is the key to unlocking a child’s potential. Read on to uncover the truth about learning disabilities, early warning signs, and the […]

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Ways to Encourage Kindness

Ways to Encourage Kindness

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Encourage your Child to be Kind Learning to be truly kind can be a lifelong task. Studies show that the desire to help or comfort is an innate part of the human psyche, that empathy is one of our most enduring traits, but as a parent faced with trying to foster these traits in a […]

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How Kids Recover from Disappointment

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Helping Kids Bounce Back from Disappointment Disappointment is a fact of life.  Whether we are children or adults we will deal with it every day.  Just like children, some adults just seem to handle it better. While some of us are knocked flat on our backs by disappointments others simply know that there are ways […]

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Dealing with Defiance

Dealing with Defiance

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Your Child Won’t Listen Defiance, disobedience, and misbehavior: these are all some of the more unpleasant things our children get up to. They can be some of the worst issues for parents to deal with though. In part this is because we wonder if we will be able to enforce good behavior or whether our […]

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Birth Order and Personality

Birth Order and Personality

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Does Birth Order Really Matter? There are many different factors that influence our developing personality, but birth order is one of the more unusual ones.  Your place in your family is determined at birth and though blended and even broken families are more common now, for most people that place does not change much throughout […]

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Teach Your Child Good Manners

Teach Your Child Good Manners

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Is Chivalry Dead?  The Death of Good Manners The concept of chivalry as it applies to the treatment and respect of women has taken a beating with feminism. Of course the underlying practices of chivalry, opening doors for women, helping them with packages, offering them a seat when they need it are solid signs of […]

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Teach your Child to Respect Differences

Teach your Child to Respect Differences

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What Your Child Should Know About Respecting Differences We live in a society that grants us the freedom to be ourselves—to be different from others. It is one of our country’s founding ideal and one that we strive to be true to as a group, even to this day. It makes sense, then that we […]

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Table Manners for Kids

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Teaching Table Manners to Kids Table manners form a large and visible part of your child’s etiquette repertoire. They are on display for the family every night at dinner and as your child gets older they will be eating in more and more public situations.  A lack of proper table manners when the family is […]

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How to Be a Better Parent

How to Be a Better Parent

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7 Ways to be a Better Parent As parents, we are always looking for ways to how to be better at the most important job of our lives. We want the best for our children and we want to be the ones to give it to them. Just striving to be better parents is enough in some […]

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Learning from Mistakes

Learning from Mistakes

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The Secret Mistakes – Learning From Them It can be hard to let your child make mistakes. As a parent, you are there to protect them from harm while they learn and grow into healthy adults who can protect themselves. It goes against all your instincts therefore to simply stand back and let your child […]

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