Happy Father’s Day 2016

When is Father’s Day 2016? The date to celebrate your dad this year is Sunday, June 19, 2015. Father’s Day is always celebrated in America on the third Sunday in June, so keep that in mind for next year. Also remember that Father’s Day is not a federal holiday, so businesses should run as usual. So, where did the idea of Father’s Day come from? Wales Online reports what many historians believe: "Grace Golden Clayton was the founder of the first Father’s Day in Fairmont, West … [Read more...]

Father’s Day 2015, celebrated June 21

When is Father’s Day 2015? The date to celebrate your dad this year is Sunday, June 21, 2015. Father’s Day is always celebrated in America on the third Sunday in June, so keep that in mind for next year. Also remember that Father’s Day is not a federal holiday, so businesses should run as usual. So, where did the idea of Father’s Day come from? Wales Online reports what many historians believe: "Grace Golden Clayton was the founder of the first Father’s Day in Fairmont, West … [Read more...]

National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19-26

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. This year RESOLVE is urging the infertility community to spread the message “You are not alone.” Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age and can be a very isolating disease to face. Just hearing “You are not alone” can help in so many ways. To participate in … [Read more...]

APRIL Celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention!

National Child Abuse Prevention Month takes place every April in the USA. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote … [Read more...]

The Boatman, Mahesh Prasad Srivastava

The Boatman The Boatman Father like a boatman like a holy man—God. 'O My Father Dad makes a paper boat, for his li’le son, to play and makes it float in a rainy bay. Yonder, flashes a scene of yore. A meek boatman moves plying his oar. Ferrying his family and friends together. With their goods and grand feather. Like my Dad who used to do. As a boatman in all life through. Always caught hold of his helping hand, Whether on mountains or in plains. On the sea or in … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gift HE will actually want ;)

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. The Best Things in Life are FREE Hey, Dads everywhere REALLY wanted Your Love for Father's Day this year, first and foremost! It's that time of … [Read more...]

What is a Father? ~ Sally B. Williams

What Is A Father? © Sally B. Williams A father is a person who loves and respects you. He is honest and he never neglects you. He is the greatest that your eyes will ever see. No other man like him will there ever be. When you are in your bedroom and scared at night; A father comes in to let you know that everything is alright. Education is important so stay in school hanging out on the streets is not so cool. Listen to me son, so the day you become a man. Like me you will do … [Read more...]

Fatherhood is a State of Being, not a Happening

In honor of the upcoming Celebration named: Father's Day on JUNE 15, we are sharing some thoughts of positive action so our 'Dads' can THRIVE. Love, Laugh, Listen and Learn The quality of Love, Laughter, Listening and Learning within a family are the key factors in its happiness and success. These four values are the foundation of any happy, healthy family and society. The family is the most basic and important unit of any society or nation. Without healthy, functioning families, a … [Read more...]

“6 Steps to Fostering Remorse in Children”

Arguments and fights on the playground or with other children are an inevitable part of childhood, however, that doesn’t make it any easier for parents or caregivers to know how to respond when their child comes home from school with stories of disagreements. It can be even harder when you find out that your child is often the one doing some of the hurting. Here are some steps you can use to help when that happens. Remember that children are frequently testing what effect their … [Read more...]

Parenting, 10 Reasons Spanking Your Kids is a Bad Idea

While spanking kids is still a practice adhered to by some North American parents, it’s one that is met with its share of controversy and opposition. In fact, according to the Global Initiative to End Corporal Punishment of Children, 33 countries around the world have enacted laws that protect kids from being struck in any form or fashion by adult authority figures. Spanking is somewhat ingrained in the cultural fabric of many American families, but that doesn’t make it any less damaging to … [Read more...]

Teaching Manners to Your Kids, 15 Blogs to Help!

A few decades ago, children were expected to be seen and not heard. They were taught to be polite and always exhibit good manners. As the years have passed, however, it seems these values have become less important. Are these ideas old fashioned now?  Not according to these 15 blogs. Using proper manners is a sign of respect, and a way for children to show that they care about other people’s feelings. Kids aren’t born knowing good manners, though. They have to be taught them, usually from a … [Read more...]

Encourage Your Nanny to Host/Attend Play Dates

Play dates can be a hot-button issue for parents and their nannies, with both parties often falling on opposite sides of the fence. As a nanny employer, you may want to think twice before you forbid play dates outright or choose not to encourage your nanny to host or attend them with your child. There are a host of benefits that can come with participation in a play group, both for your child and his nanny. These are ten of the reasons why it may be smarter for you to provide your nanny … [Read more...]

Celebrate Parents Day – July 28

What Is Parents' Day? n the United States, Parents' Day is held on the fourth Sunday of every July. This was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law (36 U.S.C. § 135) for "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children." The bill was introduced by Republican Senator Trent Lott. It was supported by members of the Unification Church which also celebrates a holiday called Parents' Day, although on a … [Read more...]

Celebrating Father’s Day with Love

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. Father's Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. After … [Read more...]

CHILD QUITTING A SPORT MID-SEASON ?

Involvement in team sports helps kids learn to work together, encourages physical activity over more sedentary pursuits and can give your child a sense of belonging when he’s accepted by his teammates. A child who is stuck playing a sport he doesn’t enjoy, however, may not reap the same benefits as his more eager teammates. When your child approaches you with pleas to allow his mid-season resignation from the team, your first instinct may be to deny him. After all, sticking it out through the … [Read more...]

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