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A few years ago, psychologists began to study and create different Parenting Styles. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between what works in a family and what does not. A parenting style is simply a mental construct reflecting common, typical ways that parents approach to child rearing in their family. The quality of parenting is more important than the amount of time invested with a child. Most parenting styles fall into one of three categories. There is Structuralism, Emotionalistic,...

Co-parenting is a great idea for many parents, but for others it can be very difficult. There are a number of issues to consider when co-parenting with your teenager. You will want to make sure that any arrangement you enter into respects the feelings and thoughts of both of you. Here are some things to consider as you try to work out an arrangement for your children. There are many people who believe that co-parenting is better than single parenting. They point to the benefits...

Even if you were born into a wealthy family, chances are you will grow up single. Even if you later re-marry, bad circumstances can still happen. You might re-partyer but still have some unfinished business that needs handling. When this occurs, the only person who can really determine when you can legally dump the single mother label is yourself. For starters, it should be mentioned that single parents by definition do not have all the parenting authority. This is why it...

Child safety has become a major concern for parents across the country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that eight children died in a rollover crash last year, and more than one million children were injured or killed in accidents related to unsafe transportation. Every year, more than nine million children are involved in a variety of accidents that are not properly controlled. Parents have a special duty to provide their children with the best possible...

Parenting tips can help you raise a well-behaved child. There are many different approaches to parenting, but these simple tips can make a big difference. Most parents need help in setting reasonable limits and in enforcing them. If you have any new ideas about parenting, let your partner know before you begin. To encourage cooperation and listening, follow these basic parenting tips. Ensure that your displays of affection towards your child balance any consequences or...

Choosing to get a divorce from your spouse is a big deal. What can make this decision even more meaningful is if the two of you have children together.  While filing for divorce might be the best option for you, it can often bring hard times for your children, despite your best efforts to keep them above the fray. So to help you be prepared for what might come as you proceed with your divorce, here are three things to consider regarding your children when filing for divorce.  Know...

As your teen gets closer and closer to the legal driving age, you both might be experiencing a bit of anxiety as you prepare for their time behind the wheel. And although there are good reasons for both you and your teen to be a little worried about their first forays onto the streets, with the right preparation, you both can feel confident in your teen’s abilities to stay safe and avoid potential car accidents. To help you both accomplish this feat, here are three ways...

For many kids, learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage. And while some kids won’t really get into biking as teens or adults, others will come to find that their love for being on two wheels turns into a passion for things like motorcycles and dirt bikes as they move toward adulthood. So to ensure that any time your child spends riding bikes and cultivating their love for cycling is done in a safe way, it’s up to you to ensure that you’ve taught them proper safety. To...

Divorce is difficult for everyone in the family, and handling the emotional well-being of your children is important during the fallout.  Divorce is never a happy time, especially if you have kids.    It’s important that you do some research to prepare yourself for the challenge of co-parenting after the legal side of divorce is over.  If you want your children to have the best shot at a smooth readjustment, you’ll put forth the effort to create a safe and loving co-parenting...

If you’ve got a baby on the way, you’ve likely already got a long list of things that you want to take care of before the due date. One thing that you’ve absolutely got to get ready prior to your baby coming, however, is the space your baby will use when he or she is born. ...

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