How to Let Go: The 4 People You Must Forgive

There are four people you need to forgive if you are serious about changing your life and learning how to live in the now. 1] The first are your parents, living or dead. You must absolutely forgive them for every mistake they ever made in bringing you up. At the very least, you should be grateful to them for giving you life. They got you here. If you are happy to be alive, you can forgive them for everything else. Never complain about them again. Many of my seminar participants have phoned … [Read more...]

13 Ways to Get Dad to Help Out More Around the House

So, Dad hasn’t been picking up on the subtle hints you’ve been dropping. You are at the peak of frustration and almost ready to explode because of his lack of consideration for household chores. Before you get too frazzled, take a minute to remember that no two people communicate in the exact same ways. Inspiring your partner to take a more active interest in the household may require you to take a different approach. 1. Remind Him That Kids Should Learn from Both Parents – When … [Read more...]

Relationships, 21 Blogs Sharing ‘Date Night’ Ideas

Keeping the spark alive in your marriage is no easy task, but it’s an integral one for maintaining a happy marriage. It’s all too easy for people to get wrapped up in their busy lives and forget to make time for their spouse or loved one. To avoid being one of those couples who drift apart after the kids are born, try adding a date night to your schedule. It can be once a week or once a month, just make sure you pencil time in for one. These 21 blog entries will give you some enjoyable … [Read more...]

Childcare, I N A’s Expert Insights & Conference Details

Expert Insights with Susan Tokayer and Becky Kavanagh, Co-Presidents of the International Nanny Association For most all of my own nanny career, I have been involved with the International Nanny Association. As a member, board member and employee of the association, I was privileged to have seen the value membership brings to those who join and actively participate. Recently, I caught up with co-presidents Susan Tokayer, owner of Family Helpers, a Dobbs Ferry, NY full-service domestic … [Read more...]

How to Host Dinner Party, for those of us with Children!

The Dinner Party is a decidedly grown-up institution, and one that doesn’t typically include much room for guests of the pint-sized persuasion. As more working parents are finding they have less time to spend with their kids, they also are becoming more reluctant to spend what precious little free time they do have away from them. Throwing a dinner party that includes the children of your guests will require a bit more work than simply banning them, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the … [Read more...]

Engaging Versus Entertaining the Kids

Engaging Versus Entertaining the Kids When it comes to spending time with children, do you spend your time engaging them, entertaining them or doing a little of both? Before you can fully answer that question, you may need to explore the difference between the two. When caregivers engage children their time is spent being actively involved with the kids. Engaging children requires active participation from both the caregiver and the child. When caregivers actively play with children, … [Read more...]

CHILDCARE: Stuttering in Your Child (especially 2-5 years)

There are a variety of speech difficulties that are common in children, especially between the ages of two and five. A stutter is one of these more common conditions, and causes children to repeat fragments of words every few words, sometimes several times before they’re able to say the word fully. For young children, the frustration of having difficulty communicating with others can be the primary complaint, but older children often become quite self-conscious if the stuttering … [Read more...]

HOW TO CHOOSE A GODPARENT, THAT ISN’T FAMILY

While the tradition of choosing godparents for a new baby is typically affiliated with the Roman Catholic faith, there are some parents who are of different religions or no religion at all that are eager to confer the honor upon someone close to them. Choosing godparents for your child can be a difficult task, especially if you are worried about offending members of your family by passing them over. There are a few ways that you can manage the situation with as much grace as possible, … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions, to work with your child

New Year’s Eve is here, and with that brings the famed New Year’s resolutions. Adults everywhere are reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to the next, finding places where they can improve their lives. Parents often make big plans to change habits and behaviors with this fresh start, and these plans often include their children. Here are a few New Year’s Resolutions you could work with your child to make. Keep my belongings organized – The first thing that parents need … [Read more...]

Parents, ‘children are as intelligent as adults’

Seeking the Truth is meaningless ,  unless you understand the who is doing the seeking.   "Most people don't realize that children are as intelligent as adults."   ENIGMA LYRICS Send "Return To Innocence" Ringtone to your Cell "Return To Innocence" That's not the beginning of the end That's the return to yourself The return to innocence Love - Devotion Feeling - Emotion Love - Devotion Feeling - Emotion Don't be afraid to be weak Don't be too proud to be … [Read more...]

Childcare, 10 Rules for Safe Outdoor Winter Play

With rising childhood obesity rates and the increasing illnesses that accompany a sedentary lifestyle, it’s no secret that kids should be encouraged to get outside and engage in active play, through creative recycling winter craft ideas. As the lower temperatures approach, so does cold and flu season, which can be greatly exacerbated when kids are held indoors where germs can easily be spread through respiratory droplets and exhalations. Keeping kids safe while they’re out in the cold, … [Read more...]

President Obama on the Shooting in Connecticut‏

President Obama on the Shooting in Connecticut This afternoon, President Obama made a statement from the Briefing Room on the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Watch the President's statement on the shooting in Connecticut. President Obama's Remarks Read President Obama's full remarks: This afternoon, I spoke with Governor Malloy and FBI Director Mueller. I offered Governor Malloy my condolences on behalf of the nation, and made it clear he will … [Read more...]

HOW TO FIND A BABYSITTER FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

It’s hard to believe, but the New Year is almost upon us. New Year’s Eve is one of those rare evenings where the options to get out and enjoy an adults only night out are plentiful. The only problem: WHO will watch the kids? Finding a babysitter for New Year’s Eve can be challenging; there are not only lots of parents looking to snag a sitter for the evening, but many babysitters already have their own plans. Here are some tips to help you land a fun sitter for your kids on … [Read more...]

10 great Q&A sites for troubled teens

It isn’t always easy for teenagers to get help, no matter how desperately they need it. Sometimes it can even be up to the parents to start looking at programs for teenagers that can help their child get back on the right path. Even when they know where to turn to find the answers, asking the questions that get them there can be a challenge. Fortunately, the Internet offers some terrific resources for teens who are searching for advice. We’ve put together a list of 10 great Q&A … [Read more...]

The Homework Trap, Dr. Kenneth Goldberg, Ph.D.

The Homework Trap by Kenneth Goldberg, Ph.D. Do you fight with your child night after night to get the homework done? Have you talked with his teachers, but nothing seems to change? Are you at your wit’s end? Do you still have hair, or have you pulled it out? Perhaps, you are in the homework trap. Here’s what may be happening with your child. The problem starts in elementary school. The notes come home, and the parents get “the call.” They meet with the teachers as … [Read more...]

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