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25 rules for mothers of daughters

I found this earlier and thought it was beautiful. Wanted to share it with everybody.<p>25 Rules for Mothers of Daughters.<p>1. Paint her nails. Then let …

Fun activities to promote listening skills

Do you feel as if you spend more time talking at your child than <i>to</i> her? Many children have notoriously selective listening skills – they hear what …

Time-outs: How to make them work (age 2)

What to expect at this age<p>It's a 2-year-old's job to explore the world around him — and part of that exploration involves testing the boundaries of …

What to do when time-outs don't work (ages 3 to 4)

You've probably heard great things about how well time-outs curb unwanted behaviors. But removing your misbehaving child from the action for a little …

Tantrums: Why they happen and how to handle them

Why preschoolers throw tantrums<p>A temper tantrum is the emotional equivalent of a summer storm – sudden and sometimes fierce, but often over as …

5 parenting mantras to get you through a rough day

Shares 0<p>Have you ever had a bad parenting day? Ever feel like you just can’t get through this? Here is a list of helpful little encouragements to …

Bee and wasp stings

What should I do if a bee or wasp stings my baby?<p>A bee's stinger works like an automatic pump – the longer it stays in, the more venom it – so get it …

Safe home remedies to soothe your child's cold and flu symptoms

Parents often head straight to the drug aisle of their local pharmacy when their child gets a cold. But the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) …

Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Practice That Could Transform Your Day

<i>Japanese researchers have found that leaving the civilized world behind for a few hours could be the healthiest thing you do all day.</i><p>By Nicole Frehsée<p>Last July Rebecca Valentine was feeling the way we all have at some point: overworked, dog-tired and a bit panicky. She had just quit her job as a …

The realities of single parenting or co parenting....

I am posting this for all those who are still dealing with pain and anger, while trying to raise a child and co parent. These are my thoughts on how …

Games Activities (ages 2 to 4)

Guide to great playdates for preschoolers

If your child's like most, she's been playing with (or at least <i>alongside</i>) other kids for a while. But now that she's entering the preschool years her …

iLearn Literacy with Boing app review: a fun app for toddlers to practice letters

Introduction<p>Alphabet, Spelling and Phonics ! Literacy and ABC learning and educational games for kids in Preschool and Kindergarten by i Learn With …

8 Lessons I Want to Teach My Daughter

These are eight lessons I want to teach my daughter. I have learned these through many mistakes, periods of introspection and learning in my life.<p>My hope for her is to live authentically, passionately and gracefully.<p><b>1. If someone hurts you, don't take it personally</b><p>Chances are, they have been hurt …

Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering …

26 Things I've Learned About the 'Real World' in 26 years

It's been almost three years since I packed everything I owned into my car and drove hundreds of miles away from my family and closest friends to begin a new journey in a new city. I remember driving on the open road, all four windows down, singing at the top of my lungs trying to stay on tune …

Antibiotics in meat: What you need to know

Should I be concerned about antibiotics in the meat I serve my child?<p>Most experts say it's unlikely that you or your child will be harmed in the …

How your child learns to read

Learning to read is a process, one that requires mastering three basic skills. These skills are syntax, semantics, and phonics. Syntax (grammar and …

Fun activities for pre-readers

It's never too early to turn your child on to books. Kids can learn to love reading even before they know how to read on their own. Here are some …

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

This article updated from original, which appeared in <b>Role Reboot</b>.<p><i>"Stop interrupting me."</i><p><i>"I just said that."</i><p><i>"No explanation needed."</i><p>In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was considered the class comedian. We …

10 Ways To Look Better Without Changing Your Appearance

It’s nearly impossible to not judge someone or something based on outer appearance.<p>Whoever came up with the saying "don't judge a book by its cover" …

Parents say: Making doctor visits and shots easier for your preschooler

By age 2, young children have growing awareness that a visit to the doctor's office is likely to include an unpleasant procedure, such as a shot. And …

How to help your child make friends

Playing with friends is an important way for children to learn social rules, such as sharing and taking turns, and to develop resilience, confidence, …

How can I help my preschooler who is getting teased because she's shorter than other kids her age?

The preschool set is just beginning to have concerns about fitting in, and few will want to stand out from the crowd physically. Preschoolers may …

How to build your preschooler's self-esteem

Nurturing your preschooler's self-esteem might seem like a daunting responsibility. After all, self-esteem fluctuates in even the most confident …

The caring child: How to teach empathy

What to expect at this age<p>Human beings are prewired to be empathetic, at least to some extent: Research shows that when one infant in a nursery …

How To Save Even When Money Is Tight

Saving for retirement is a big deal, but it doesn’t help to say to people “just save more” if they’ve never been savers before. Saving skills take time and effort to learn.<p>Yet, like with any lifelong skill, it’s worth learning. Really great savings techniques don’t feel like saving: They’re just …