parenting

  • Welcome to our Parenting page. Enjoy motherhood advice on navigating children’s various ages and stages, tips for education, and ideas for home management. This list highlights our most popular posts, or scroll down for the most recent tips.

5 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Emotional Health

parentingages and stages

Today, every child needs to be prepared for the time when they’ll accidentally be exposed to pornography, which can cause distress and isolation behaviors in children….   “Crash and tell” is a common method to teach.  But often, children are ashamed of telling or scared of what will happen, so

Read the full article...

Five Children’s Literature Authors Worth Rediscovering

parentingeducation

Recommending children’s literature authors and sharing activities to help your kids fall in love with reading… isn’t difficult. In fact, narrowing down the list is the bigger challenge. This may be because I fell in love with reading as a child. In fact, when I was young and got in

Read the full article...

12 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Teens

parentingages and stages

So, your teenager has a boyfriend/girlfriend. Valentine’s Day …can sometimes add pressure to a teen relationship. Teen dating shouldn’t be demanding, though. Instead, it should be a fun time when they can get to know many different people. Suggest a group or double date to have fun with more friends.

Read the full article...

Saying Yes – A Parenting Experiment

parentingages and stages

I don’t like disciplining my kids. I do it, of course. As parents we need to set limits, boundaries, and teach our kids…. But that doesn’t mean I like it.
That means I say “no” a lot. Or otherwise use a negative phrase when I need to get

Read the full article...

Preparing for Winter: Staying Safe and Warm at Home

parentinghome management

When winter rolls in, you’ll probably find yourself looking for more heat than your furnace can provide. You’ll certainly have a great many heating alternatives to choose from, each with its own benefits, shortcomings and safety hazards. Reading and heeding safety information is essential.

But to make supplemental heating even

Read the full article...

Home Management: Work From Home Mom

parentinghome management

It wasn’t until I had a child of my own that I really appreciated how my mom ran a business while we were kids. She had an office just off our playroom and somehow managed to take phone calls, do paperwork, and pack orders while my siblings and I ran…

Read the full article...

Family Fun: Unique Ways to Make Special Memories With Your Kids

momparentingparentingages and stages

Do you date your kids? Sounds like a funny question to some, but in this New Year, my husband and I are making a big effort to have fun and inexpensive dates with our kids!

To create special and memorable moments… with your kids, you do not have to

Read the full article...

Health Education: 3 Ways to Motivate Your Children to Stay Active

parentingeducation

It seems like every other day we are hearing about a new weight loss program that promises fast results. Considering that as many as 40 percent of women and 24 percent of men in the U.S. are trying to lose weight… at any given time, many are looking for the

Read the full article...

The Classics: Getting a Head Start on Children’s Literature

parentingeducation

Every parent wants to make sure their children have the best start in school, and when it comes to reading, one great way to give them a head-start is through the classics …of children’s literature. The great authors of literature wrote stories that can capture the imagination of any

Read the full article...

5 Exciting New Tech Products for Parents and Families

biz, tech, & social mediahome managementhome management

Most of us are pretty in-love with technology.  You don’t have to be a nerd (like me) to have a slight panic attack at the thought of going a day without your iPhone, Microwave, or Netflix subscription.  Most technology gadgets that started as “nice-to-haves” for us have transitioned into “essentials”…

Read the full article...

OIOpublisher.com


Web Statistics