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Simple Survival Tips For New Moms

Simple Survival Tips For New Moms

As a new mom, the first few days and weeks can be overwhelming. You’ve just gone through one of the biggest life changes you’ll ever experience. There’s no magic formula that will make the transition to new motherhood run smoothly, but these few simple strategies will help: 1. Stay open-minded Before we have our first […]

Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Kids In Sports

Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Kids In Sports

Most of us want our kids to be the next Olympic gold medalist or NBA all-star, but there are a couple more practical reasons to enroll your kids in sports. Here are a few: They learn life skills Being in a sport, especially a team sport, teaches your child about team work, taking turns, and […]

Actions Kids Learn From Their Parent’s Marriage

Actions Kids Learn From Their Parent’s Marriage

When I speak on marriage, I’m always asked if I intentionally taught my kids about marriage. The answer is yes … and, no. Yes, there are times when we’ve talked specifically about marriage (either ours or ones that our kids have observed). But, for the most part, my wife Cathy and I have been wise […]

Ways To Encourage Summer Learning

Ways To Encourage Summer Learning

Summer break is here! Our kids are rejoicing in their new-found freedom, but sometimes we parents worry that (a) we’ll go crazy before the summer ends with our kids around all of the time, (b) our kids will turn their brains to mush watching TV all the time, or (c) BOTH. And, to be honest, […]

Communication Mistakes Parents Make

Communication Mistakes Parents Make

Just as there are common negative behaviors that most children make, such as yelling when angry and refusing to share toys, there are also common ineffective tactics parents turn to when communicating with their children. These communication mistakes can leave the child feeling belittled, prevent a teaching moment, and possibly damage a relationship over time. […]

This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight

This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight

A recent article about the link between parents’ weight comments and a child’s body dissatisfaction and weight gain sparked a major debate among The Huffington Post readers. Disagreement centered over the balance between concern for a child’s health and the psychological and physical damage that can result from cruel or clueless comments about weight. Readers wrote to […]

10 Ways Teens Are Hiding Their Online Behavior from Parents

10 Ways Teens Are Hiding Their Online Behavior from Parents

Remember the slogan from those old public service announcements, “It’s 10 PM, do you know where your children are?” If that campaign ever gets reinvigorated, a more fitting slogan for the sign of the times should be, “It’s 10 PM, do you know what your children are doing online?” If a recent study of online […]

Life for People with Down Syndrome in Zambia – Down’s Syndrome Foundation of Zambia

Life for People with Down Syndrome in Zambia – Down’s Syndrome Foundation of Zambia

The current situation for people with Down syndrome in Zambia is still bad, they are still being hidden in homes, not able to access quality health care and education and socialising is still a problem. This is all due to lack of sensitisation and dissemination of information. The attitudes of families, professionals, authorities and wider […]

11 things your kids are too scared to tell you

11 things your kids are too scared to tell you

Your kids see you every day, and they love you to pieces. You’re a hero, a cook, a teacher and a friend. But sometimes, your child may be too scared to tell you how he really feels. Here are some things your child may be too nervous to tell you: I need to know that […]

No Dulling in 2016: How To Protect Your Kids From Sexual Abuse

No Dulling in 2016: How To Protect Your Kids From Sexual Abuse

Ignorance is not an excuse in 2016, so read, receive enlightenment, and shun ignorance. No dulling in  protecting your off springs from sex predators who are on the increase. Here’s what you need to know…. Private Means For My Eyes Only: Start emphasising the importance of body privacy to your children from a very early […]

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