Category: Parenting

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Is Being a Stay-at-Home Parent a “Real” Job?

For as long as I can remember, people have been debating the issue on whether being a stay-at-home parent (SAHP) is actually a job. Some would say that a “real” job is one in which you get paid for services rendered. Others would say it is one in which there are measurable tasks or a supervisor to report...

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Dealing with Ex-In-Laws, For the Children’s Sake

Ah, the ex-in-laws — tricky creatures they are. No longer confined by marital ties and respect. Armed with knowledge of you, as well as possibly negative and hurt feelings and defensive behaviors, they do not have to spare your feelings if they so choose. Though you are out of the marriage, when there are children involved, your...

Monitoring Teenagers—What Parents Should Know?

Adolescence is a time of rapid growth, exploring things and taking risks. Taking risks provide the teenagers the opportunity to put their skills and abilities to test in order to discover who they are. However, some risks such as drinking, driving, using drugs and or having unprotected sex can be really harmful and have a long-lasting...

pregnancy

4 Myths And Facts About Pregnancy

There are several myths associated with pregnancy and childbirth. It is important for all of us (especially for pregnant women and those women desirous of having a baby) to know the facts and not believe the myths associated with pregnancy and childbirth, as myths can cause problems during pregnancy and childbirth. Here some common myths about...

pesticides

Pesticides Exposure in Pregnancy might affect Children’s IQ

As a pregnant woman you are trying your best to do whatever you can to bring up a healthy and fit child, who will grow up to become a successful person in their life. It is not easy, quitting cigarettes, avoiding alcohol, and even limiting tea and coffee if you are an expecting mother. But even...

bad habits

5 Bad Habits and How to Fix Them

When we were a child, we had been taught good habits and handed out punishment when our bad habits were exposed. We learnt the value of good habits and worked hard to mix them into our system. Over the years, with busy life and way too many things to process throughout the day, even the most...

Can your child wear contact lenses?

Many parents often wonder whether or not to let their children wear contact lenses. This typically happens when children show preference for contact lenses over traditional eye glasses. Kids usually have very compelling arguments for why they should start wearing contact lenses, which only adds to their parent’s dilemma. Many parents ask: at what age should...