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Reading to your children is an important developmental milestone and it is crucial to develop reading habits from an early age. As a child matures, their reading habits tend to change drastically, becoming less receptive to the phonetic structure. This results in poor reading fluency, phonemic awareness, and a highly-developed understanding of word meaning. A parent must therefore encourage and teach their child the basics of reading, especially phonemic awareness and the importance...

Whether you are a parent of a two-year old who has just started school, a full-time nanny or a parent who is just trying to stay healthy and get more nutrients into their kids’ diet, it is your responsibility to teach them what is healthy and what is not. Whether you are a teacher who works with young children one on one or a full-time nanny, you know that the health of your child should be a priority. Luckily, there are many resources available to help you get your kids...

Parenting dos and don’ts are essential for the upbringing of your children. The best time to teach them is from the time they are young. As they grow older you can still guide their lives but you have to be careful about telling them what to do and what not to do because they may take this as a command. Always let them decide on the things that they want to do as well as those that they may not want to do. Be consistent in everything you say and do. Your words and actions...

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...

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