Category: Childcare Advice

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Here Is How You Can Make Your Foster Child Comfortable With You

When you decide to bring a foster child in your home, it can be an overwhelming experience for your entire family. Fostering is a second chance at a better life for the child and the experience is rewarding for the parent and the members of the family. You need to make a well thought out decision...

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Nap Time: Not Just For Children

You’ve seen it again and again: kids complain and whine that they don’t want to take a nap. They fight it. They refuse to settle down, or keep chattering away in defiance of the inevitable. But eventually the nap wins and voilà, it instantly transforms them. They wake up refreshed and ready to get on with...

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Help Your Kids Become Independent Thinkers

All parents can agree that raising children is no small task. As parents, we are responsible for caring for the precious lives of our children, keeping them safe and healthy, and teaching them right from wrong, then supporting and encouraging them as they learn to be more and more independent. It may start with putting on...

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Help Your Child Transition Through Major Life Events

It is amazing how resilient children can be. For the most part, they take life as it comes and make adjustments accordingly.  Most children make adjustments more easily to temporary changes such as bedtime routines, new foods, or a new babysitter. However, there are times when more permanent life-altering events occur that require preparation and a bit more...

Does Your Child Have Problems With Homework?

Growing up Multilingual

I live in Turkey, and when I first started learning Turkish, I took private lessons in the home of a man who was married to an English woman. They had twin girls, six years old, who spoke both perfect English and perfect Turkish. “I speak only Turkish with them, and my wife speaks only English with...

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Newborn Necessities – A Summary Of Newborn Baby Essentials

For first time parents, knowing what you need to prepare for the arrival of your bundle of joy can be daunting. There are so many products on the market, it can often be overwhelming just knowing where to begin. There are so many things to think about, like nappies, baby clothes, bassinets, bottles, toys, sterilisers, bib...

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Does My Mood Really Affect My Children?

The other day I was thinking about how much affect my mood really has on my kids. I mean, is it just coincidence that when I am in a bad mood they seem to have not so great behavior, or when I’m in a good mood they seem to have pretty good behavior? Maybe when I’m...

Baby Journal – The Real Story Behind Your Baby’s Life

Attachment Parenting vs. Babywise Parenting

One only has to walk to the parenting section of Barnes & Noble to see that there are more than one hundred books on child rearing and infant care up for selection on the shelves. Any new parent, staring at all the titles, would have a hard time knowing which book is the best to buy...