World Doula Week runs from 22nd-28th March. Here in the UK Doula UK is highlighting the incredible work being done by its 600 members to support women, particularly those in difficult circumstances, to have positive pregnancies, births and early parenthood experiences.
While teens may initially balk at the idea of agreeing to implement a contract with their parents, getting all of your mutual rights, responsibilities and expectations on paper can make a big difference in the way that you communicate with one another.
Scrapes, cuts and skinned knees are just par for the course when you’re growing up. From falling off a bicycle to tripping on the sidewalk, there are myriad ways that kids can find themselves with cuts on their skin that later form into scabs.
Considering that most kids eat wheat regularly, this is a must read article!
From siblings to best friends, children have a difficult time learning to share. It is a concept that may not fully develop until late into grade school, if then. However, there are a few ways you can help your child develop an attitude of sharing.
Many adults will attest to the fact that, as children, they were all over the place and had a difficult time paying attention to one thing at a time. Over the years, some of these adults learned coping mechanisms that helped them become very successful in their careers. Applying some of these same skills to a child who has trouble focusing on the task at hand can make a huge difference in their academic experience.
Adding a new member to the family is supposed to be one of the most exhilarating, rewarding times of your entire life, and for the most part, it certainly is. There are times, though, when the prying questions and rude inquiries of others serve to momentarily spoil the mood of baby bliss.
These days, it seems like every kid has a television in his room. There’s no doubt that the addition of a television to a child’s bedroom allows parents a bit more freedom in terms of their own TV watching habits, but there are more than a few drawbacks to allowing kids to have their own TV.
Being a parent means helping a child learn and grow, teaching him to make good decisions and instilling healthy lifestyle habits so that one day he will become an independent, self-sufficient adult. This requires affection, discipline, consistency and dedication on the part of the parent.
Reading is a skill that your child will master at some point. Every child learns at a different pace and in different ways, however, so be patient with the process. In the meantime, here are some tips to encourage healthy reading habits in your child.
So what if Type A moms are a little too self-critical and competitive? And what’s it to you if they’re a little wound up and tend to overreact? While their constant sense of urgency may lead to stress and heart disease down the road, it also makes them pretty productive on the household front. Wondering if you have tendencies towards being Type A?
A high level of inquisitiveness is one of the more common signs that your child is gifted, which is a blessing for most parents. Still, the never-ending flow of questions from a curious child’s mouth can be a challenge at times. Learning how to deal with the special needs of an inquisitive child without squelching her natural curiosity isn’t always easy, but it is possible with a bit of dedicated attention.