I think it is easy to forget that knowing what emotion we are experiencing and why we are experiencing it is not a given. As a parent, we often run into sharp reminders of this with toddlers who can seem so unreasonable when they don't manage their emotions. Emotional development in children is a very important aspect to their learning process, but what does it mean and how … [Read more...] about Emotional Development in Children
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Being a parent can be hard work- it is so rewarding but sometimes very challenging! You worry about all the things you’re doing wrong and rarely notice the things you’re doing right. Developing good parenting skills isn’t hard and most of they time they come easily right from your heart. Loving your child and acting in a loving manner toward your child is more than half the … [Read more...] about Quick Good Parenting Skills Quiz To Keep You On Track
Yes, like the Fourth of July we can break out the fireworks and celebrate independence when our child learns simple tasks and in turn takes those tasks off our “to do” list! Often times we may miss this celebration because we fail to see that small growing pains now, mean bigger mommy free time rewards later. Teaching kids independence may initially take more work but … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids Independence- Why, When, And How
Divorce is never easy and when there are kids involved you still have to journey on together and learn how to co-parent for the sake of the children. Co-parenting after divorce can be especially hard as new partners enter the mix. As a child of divorced parents, I have my own perspective on how important good co-parenting is and how uncomfortable it can get as new parents … [Read more...] about Co-Parenting After Divorce: First-Hand Stories
Is there a tingling feeling in your breasts? Do you feel like your breasts are growing faster and bigger than usual? These are signs that your body is preparing to make room for another life. Sore or tender breasts are the earliest signs of pregnancy apart from missing your periods. Breast tenderness in pregnancy is normal. In fact, chances are you will experience extra … [Read more...] about Breast Tenderness In Pregnancy
If you are thinking, "What? Talk to my kids about porn, no way!" Then you are like me and this article is meant for you. That is not an easy conversation to have with your child. However, I recently heard about Kristen Jenson and she is the author of the best-selling book series, Good Pictures Bad Pictures (affiliate link below). She makes the point that kids need knowledge … [Read more...] about How to Talk to Kids about Pornography: 3 Painless Steps
I have always known that being a parent was a tremendous gift and responsibility and that I wanted to do it right. When I experienced the miracle of childbirth for myself, my commitment to being the best parent I could be was made even stronger. I am fortunate to have both a girl and a boy and parenting them is my greatest joy. For the most part, I find parenting them both … [Read more...] about Parenting Tips For Bringing Up Boys