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09 April 2008 02:37 am
"You never listen to me" is a complaint heard as often from children as parents. Good communication helps children and parents to develop confidence, feelings of self-worth, and good relationships with others. Try these tips:

08 April 2008 03:51 am
Raising young children can be tiring physically but very rewarding emotionally as you watch them become independent. However, it's when they grow up, or turn into teenagers that your parenting is really tested. Parents with young children spend a majority of their time caring for and protecting them. They are completely devoted to keeping their children safe, well and happy. That deep level of codependency, between parent and child, ensures the survival of the children.

05 April 2008 11:28 pm
It's a rare kid who keeps his or her room clean on their own. More often than not, it's the embarassment of the house. The room we close the door to and warn others not to enter. But, keeping a tidy room has more than esthetic benefits.Kids learn that organization and tidiness make finding their things easier and completing homework faster and more efficient.

05 April 2008 01:08 am
Sometimes as parents we wonder if our children ever listen to us. How much can a baby really hear and understand? How can a toddler be listening when she is so engrossed in play? Does a preschooler listen even if he talks a mile a minute? Rest assured your child, no matter what her age, is listening intently to what you say and to what is going on around her. Furthermore, listening is a first step on the path to learning to read.

04 April 2008 07:38 am
The sudden appearance of a new baby can be rough on the other children in the family. Daily routines are disrupted and suddenly mom and dad are too busy to pay attention to older siblings. Worst of all, the new baby is the instant star of the family - the center of attention. The adorable baby is the big attraction for everyone from mom and dad, to visiting relatives, to casual acquaintances bumped into at the mall, right down to strangers on the street. Everyone is talking baby talk, cooing at the new baby, and making a fuss over the newborn. The older kids may feel shunted aside and resentful. This is especially true for the displaced former baby of the family.

03 April 2008 05:59 am
A little preparation will make a big difference in how enjoyable traveling with your kids can be. Use some of our tips and ideas below, whether you and your children are traveling by car or plane. After all, this is the time of the year when we are ready to relax and rejuvenate, not stress about how to get to our favorite vacation spot while listening to Are we there yet? every 10 minutes. Outlined below are some ways for you to make sure both you and your kids are comfortable while traveling.

31 March 2008 07:04 am
Having a baby is a true joy, but every parent should have a Baby Guide that goes with it. No one can really prepare you for having that first child, but learning as much as you can before the big day will certainly give you some insight into how to make the transition. Every Parent will tell you that with great joy comes the challenge of trying to get it right.

30 March 2008 01:17 am
The knowledge that our children are safe, happy and emotionally sound is one of our greatest concerns. If they were being traumatized by something at school or, even worse, the attentions of a predator, we would want to be the first to know.

28 March 2008 12:51 am
If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book. ~ Author Unknown Looking at picture books or reading story books can bring a child immense pleasure as well as contribute to their development. It is never too early to introduce children to books. Below are some tips to consider when choosing books that are age-appropriate.

27 March 2008 06:17 am
Your newborn goes through a lot right after hes born. Whether the birth was natural or assisted, he experiences a great deal of stress as he copes with the abrupt change in the world as he knows it. No wonder hes a little out of sorts those first few weeks.

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