Parenting

March 13, 2020

Ways to Build a Healthy Family

As you might guess, the foundation of any healthy family really is the parental unit. Without balance in this area, the other areas can end up bearing the weight and eventually in cases with excessive stress or unmet demands, crumble under the pressure. So how do we build a healthy...

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January 31, 2020

Staying Happy While Raising Kids

Two leading researchers on marriage explain how couples can keep their relationship -- and kids -- happy and strong What happens to a couple's relationship after they have a baby? Philip Cowan, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the Institute of Human Development at the University of California at...

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January 16, 2020

The difference between British and American styles of parenting

Exactly which country you should try to emulate in your parenting style, however, is up for debate. Some popular options are Denmark (where both parents and children are purported to be happier than their American counterparts), Germany (the parents there "encourage kids to play with fire," to supposedly great results), and, of course,...

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January 2, 2020

Lesson Plan for Kids

This is a one hour lesson suitable for intermediate level learners. It uses a listening text to set the context for eliciting the target language. Let’s start with the main aim of the lesson and how we’ll know if this aim has been achieved: Main aim To develop students’ ability...

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January 2, 2020

How to Teach a Child English One On One

On the ESL forums one often sees teachers asking for ideas to make their one to one lessons more fun. Many teachers are brilliant in the classroom but are at a loss for ideas when it comes to teaching children English in private classes, and that is a shame because...

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December 30, 2019

Stop Reacting To Your Children Here’s What’s Needed To Be Done

How do we help when our children have problems? When my daughter was 2 years old, she started having intense tantrums, often several times a day. My husband and I saw her as a ticking time bomb that could explode at any moment. The anxiety and stress were getting to...

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October 14, 2019

4 Simple Ways To Stay Calm During Stressful Parenting Moments

We've all been there. Your kid isn't listening to you, or they give you lip, or they just won't stop doing something they're not supposed to be doing—and you're on your last nerve. You know there are a million and one reasons you shouldn't snap or yell at your child,...

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September 1, 2019

Never Put Your Phone On The Table During Dinner.

For the love of family and country, do not bring your device to dinner know you nominally come to this site for aggressively seasoned political takes, but as the summer winds down and the crushing routines of both the work and school years kick back in, I’d like you to make...

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August 27, 2019

Baking Activities & Tips for Baking with Kid

Keeping kid entertained doesn’t stop when summer’s over, so here are some of our favorite after-school baking projects and helpful tips and tools for baking with kid. Back-to-school season may mean a few extra hours back to yourself during the day, but little ones still get out of school pretty early, and you...

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August 24, 2019

Checklist Traveling Abroad with Kids

Taking off for far-flung destinations with kids is fun. Just make sure to consult this list of must-dos before you go. Passports, Car Seats and Night Flights Get your papers in order. Passports/visas for the whole clan should be applied for 10 to 12 weeks before takeoff. Everyone traveling needs...

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August 24, 2019

Why You Should Quit Lying to Your Kid

parents should stop lying about their child's origins. Here's why.  When I turned 18, my mom sat me down and told me the real story about my biological father, which is that they were not married, she got pregnant, and she decided that she wanted me and that she was...

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August 24, 2019

6 Ways to Make Mom Friends

Meeting new people and finding new friends can be an anxious experience, even for new moms or moms living in a new neighborhood. Follow these simple steps toward scheduling the first play-date and connecting with mommy friends.  6 Ways To Make Mom Friends Meeting or making mom friends (moms with...

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August 22, 2019

Reasons Why Kids Love Smartphones

Pаrеntіng іѕn’t a рорulаrіtу соntеѕt. Unfortunately, mаnу mоdеrn parents act this wау – and they don’t want tо lоѕе. Yеаrnіng fоr аррrоvаl, раrеntѕ аrе tеrrіfіеd tо tаkе a strong stand wіth thеіr kids Thеу fеаr thеіr kіdѕ won’t lіkе thеm. Sо they resort tо еxрlаіnіng, clarifying, negotiating, аnd appeasing. Parents...

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August 22, 2019

How To Raise Healthy Kids After Divorce

Divorce can be extremely difficult on children. Many times they don’t understand why the divorce had to happen or they may blame themselves as the cause of the divorce. They can also develop a deep distain for the covenant of marriage because of their parent’s bitter divorce or because of...

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