parenting

Parenting Habits: Like Mother, Like Daughter?

By JustMommies

When it comes to parenting behaviors, daughters are likely to follow in their mother's footsteps in the areas of discipline, affection and praising their children, according to HealthDay.
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Fitness for Busy Parents

By Tracey Mallett

We all know how difficult it is to stay in shape and find time to exercise - but most especially for parents with babies or small kids. There’s the sleep-deprivation factor, lack of time and priority changes. So what are the options for busy parents?
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Mommy Clashes: When Parenting Differences Come Between Friends

One mom is eager to share her knowledge about extended breastfeeding, only to learn that her friend has decided to use formula from Day 1. Another mom invests hours crafting homemade snacks from scratch, while her friend has no problem serving pre-packaged goodies. Another mom uses time-outs for discipline, while her friend uses spankings.
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Creating, Maintaining and Presenting a Homeschool Portfolio

By Brenda Hoffman, www.yourhealthyfamilyhome.com

Many school districts now require homeschoolers to present portfolios showing their student's progress in an organized fashion. This is actually a very convenient method of recording whenever it is done properly. Here are some ideas on how to create, maintain, and present your homeschool portfolio for a successful assessment, evaluation and review.
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How to handle parent/teacher disagreements

What do you do when you and your child’s teacher disagree? Perhaps you don’t see eye to eye on the methods your child is being taught or evaluated with. Or maybe you feel like your child is being treated unfairly. What about homework? Do you feel that your child is being given too much homework or expected to do too much?
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What steps should I take to prepare my child for the beginning of the school year?

The start of the school year can stir anxieties for both child and parent – particularly if your child is attending school for the first time. There are ways to quell your child’s fears and make sure he’s well-prepared, whether he’s a an eager kindergartener or a more seasoned scholar.
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Back to School Stresses: 4 Tips to Conquer Them

By Anh Vazquez, www.littlegrad.com

As we drop our children at their classrooms, or watch them hop on the bus, or out of our minivans, thoughts race through our minds… will they eat a healthy lunch, did we spend enough time on their homework… are they making friends.. are we budgeting/saving enough for their future education… and so on.
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Family Valentine Fun

by Jan Roberts Parent Educator and Coach Every holiday offers the possibility for families to take a break from their fast paced daily routines and enjoy some special family time together. Valentine's Day is especially suited to pausing and telling those we love the most, our family, how life is richly blessed by their unique presence. Although this day is most often viewed as an opportunity to celebrate romantic love, children should certainly be included in this hearty fun.
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12 Great Homemade Presents to Make With Your Kids

By Dr. Laura Markham www.yourparentingsolutions.com
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Why Would I Want the Toy, When I Can Have the Box?

It happened in an instant. In the blink of an eye. One moment, a carefree man and husband, my most pressing challenge figuring out how to get in 18 holes of golf and still be on time to make a dinner reservation. The next moment …whoooosh, “WHAAAAAAAA” “It’s a boy!”…a father.
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