9 Ways to Raise a Responsible Child

9 Ways to Raise a Responsible Child

Teaching your child how to be responsible not only equips your child with skills they need for a variety of life situations. It also helps your child develop an understanding of their unique talents and the importance of using their talents to contribute to their family, friends and larger community. 1. Work on cause and…

Is your child afraid of the dark? Here are 6 strategies you can use to help them!

Is Your Child Afraid of the Dark?

Many, if not all children, are afraid of the dark at some point. This fear often sets in around age 3, when a child enters the world of imaginative play. As the child’s imagination develops, they begin to project imaginary creations into the world around them. Darkness represents an unknown reality; when a child looks…

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Dealing with Your Shy Child

Do you have a shy child? Here are several ways you can help your child feel loved and, at the same time, develop crucial skills to help them overcome their shyness to the extent necessary to deal well with others and accomplish tasks in life that require communication and working with people they don’t know.…

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Why Your Child Lies and How You Can Help Them

Parents can pretty get frustrated if their child lies. It worries because we rely on our child telling the truth to know about what they’re doing, thinking and feeling, especially for times when we aren’t right with them. We also don’t like seeing our kids start bad habits. Children lie for different reasons at different…

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Dealing with Your Spirited Child

If you have more than one child, you’re likely to have a high spirited one in the bunch. Here are a few tips for dealing with these delightful, rambunctious, sensitive and determined kids. Some of these strategies apply to all children, but are included here because they are even more important to keep in mind…

10 Ways to Help Your Child Calm Down

Helping Your Child Calm Down

If you’ve been a parent for longer than a week, you already know that helping your child calm down is a regular part of parenting. Getting upset is a normal way for your child to express themselves, when there’s something they need or want that they don’t know how to get on their own. When…

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4 Ways We Confuse Our Children

If you put yourself into your child’s shoes and think about how they understand things, there are several things many of us do as parents that could easily confuse our kids. Confusion #1: We tell our kids that they have to listen when we say “no”, but we completely ignore them when they say “no”.…

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16 Ways to Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Autonomy

We get a special warm and fuzzy feeling when our toddlers see us as super heroes and turn to us for help and protection in EVERYTHING! But this period of dependency is, and should be short lived. Children need to begin developing a sense of autonomy from a very young age in order to develop a…

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When Your Child Talks Back…

  * Affiliate link(s) included; all opinions are my own. Has your child started talking back? First, remember that this is a normal part of growing up, and often indicates that your child is developing mentally and emotionally, learning how to express themselves, and establishing personal limits. Second, help your child learn when and in…

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Dealing with Your Bored Child

Your child walks into the kitchen. “Mom, I’m bored.” How do you deal with your bored child? Do you get frustrated because you’re so busy and now you have to stop to pay attention to your child? Do you invite your child to join in whatever you’re doing? Do you assign the child something to…

The Mother-Child Relationship in Art

Wars, poverty and disaster come and go, but the spirit of love between a mother and a child has withstood all ages, as the cornerstone of love, life and trust. Art is perhaps the truest tribute to the importance of the mother-child relationship. Mother-child pictures of all ages and cultures may vary in color and…

The Child Inside…

Have you noticed the number of baby pictures/videos that float around Facebook and get thousands of likes? Not the ones of babies you know, but the ones of babies you don’t know – babies in cute outfits, babies laughing, babies babbling… Some baby pictures and videos get lots of “likes” for a cause (you know……