You May Be A Great Parent – But You May Be Making Some Of These Big Mistakes
Jun27

You May Be A Great Parent – But You May Be Making Some Of These Big Mistakes

Absolutely no question that nobody is perfect. That applies to your kids and it applies to you as a parent as well. You may feel you are striving to be the best possible parent out there, and you may very well be. But even the best parents make some critical mistakes…not intentionally (most of the time, haha), and often not knowingly either. Reading through this list of 12 mistakes this author discusses I found myself nodding my...

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Dad’s Are More Important Than We Realized According To Pediatricians
Jun26

Dad’s Are More Important Than We Realized According To Pediatricians

Of course, Dad’s are important to their families and kids. But according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, we may be underestimating just how important a dad, or a father figure, is in a child’s life. The way a dad interacts with his kids is totally different than the way a mom does. It’s a mixture of more authority (at times), more fun (at times), and more of a laid back mannerism. Of course this...

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Are You Breaking A  Parenting “Law” If You Don’t Love Your Kids The Same?
Jun26

Are You Breaking A Parenting “Law” If You Don’t Love Your Kids The Same?

You can’t deny that this thought has gone your head: do you love all your children equally? And of course there’s that dreaded accusation from your kids that you’ve probably heard: “you like him/love him more than me” or “you are mean to me, but nice to her” or many other renditions of this same thought or idea. So if you’ve ever reproached yourself wondering if you really are possibly...

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Use The Simplest Moments To Know Your Child Better
Jun26

Use The Simplest Moments To Know Your Child Better

We all think we know our children pretty well. What makes them mad, sad, happy. When they are tired, hungry, irritable. But sometimes, something very minor can happen and you realize you may not know your child as well as you thought you do. We are all very complex creatures as human beings. So there is so much more under the surface that you may not have yet uncovered about your kids, especially if you are usually busy and filling...

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How To Avoid The Cranky Kid Syndrome On Your Family Vacation
Jun26

How To Avoid The Cranky Kid Syndrome On Your Family Vacation

The big family summer vacation. Most of us look forward to it all year long. But sometimes your idea of fun and wonderful memories is not the same as what your kids have in mind. It’s so important to think this through ahead of time so you don’t end up with cranky, tired, crying kids instead of your ideal vision of hours of fun and laughter. Sometimes we just forget that our kid’s attention spans and energy levels...

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A Different Perspective on Happy Parenting via Belgium
Jun26

A Different Perspective on Happy Parenting via Belgium

The ultimate goal of any parent anywhere, I believe, is to have happy, healthy children. Of course, there are endless ways and perspectives to fulfill this one broad, simple goal. But I found this article on how families in Belgium, in particular, carry out this parenting focus. In the U.S. we focus so much time and energy on our kids, that most of the time the parents and their wants and wishes take a far reaching second place. There...

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