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What Young Children Can Do
Children love to help and when it comes to preparing meals they can be big helps in the kitchen. Young children help stir, pour, or make shapes with cookie cutters. Your younger children will love helping with anything they can in the kitchen.
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Preparing your child for a new baby starts during your pregnancy. Exactly what and how you tell your child depends on his or age or maturity level. It would be hard for a child not yet in school to understand time. In such a case it may be best to disclose the new baby will arrive in autumn, winter, spring or... Read all »
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It is known that an older sibling may not always be welcoming to a new sibling and in fact may pinch, bite or hit the new baby out of jealousy and resentment. Being jealous is normal for an older sibling but it is not something that can’t be dealt with. You can help your child to act more responsible and to... Read all »
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In an open adoption, the birth parents and adoptive parents are in touch with one another, either by phone or in person, before and after the birth of the child. In some open adoptions, the two families even keep in touch throughout the child's life. There are some advantages to keeping the lines... Read all »
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Health and Wellness
One of the strongest reasons that families should do a sport together is that they will improve each other’s health. People who participate in sports on a regular basis are usually no obese, they tend to have a normal blood pressure, and they are just all-around healthier than people who do... Read all »
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It is best to feed your family a whole foods diet. This simply means that you are using natural fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, and healthful meats in your daily meals. Eliminate the use of refined and processed foods. There are negative consequences to eating these foods.
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The first step is to be sure your child has a quiet, well lit place to do his homework. Set up a desk in a spare room or in a corner of the kitchen and have everything there your child will need. Pens, pencils, calculator, paper and a computer should all be in or on the desk.
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If you are looking for family activities for any season, check out the indoors and outdoors games and activates that you can do and find some great ways for you and your family to include everyone and to have a lot of fun together. There are so many great indoor and outdoor games to play.
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However, this does mean some sacrifice for the family since you will be relying on just one salary alone. A stay-at-home mom would do well to take responsibility for the family’s finances and to make saving money as much of a priority as any other household chore.
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1. Get Help
This is especially needed if you work outside the home, as trying to juggle a job and a baby can be exhausting, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Even if you don’t have a job while raising your baby, you may still find it’s good to get help on a regular basis. Pay to have someone clean your... Read all »
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One of the first things that mom and dad should do is show support for their children. It is only natural for children to be curious about where they have come from and why someone would give them up. If you know the reasons why the birth mother had to give up her child, you can always share those... Read all »
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Learning from Their Childhood Experiences
When new parents begin using their techniques on their children, they use the ones that they remember from their childhood experiences. Many of them learn that moms are more nurturing and dads tend to be the disciplinarians. However, as gender lines are blurring, both... Read all »