I was recently reading an article about a culture where when children misbehave, as part of their punishment, they have to sit surrounded by the rest of the people of the community and listen as each person praises them for the good things they do. Wow! What a concept and such a contrast from our ... Read More »
Advice on How to Handle Parenting Issues
Raising children is tough – and it’s many times tougher if you’re a single parent.
You’ve got to balance a busy and complicated adult life with the health and happiness of your children. Everything from getting your kid to school to finding time to run errands is harder when you don’t have a built-in support network. You have to play the roles of educator, enforcer, caregiver, comforting parent. Fortunately, you’re not alone.
Read here advice on how to handle parenting issues. This section also provides information on parenting children with special needs, homeschooling, parenting resources for all ages, and much more.
Did you know that there are girls as young as 6 suffering from eating disorders? And I’m not talking about diseases and disorders that are inherited or unpreventable. I’m talking about little 6 year olds looking in the mirror and being so discouraged by their image that they are starving ... Read More »
Many parents strictly regulate or monitor their children’s electonics, but how often have we examined our own technology use? Could our devices be hurting our parenting? Lately, there has been an increasing awareness about the influence technology has on our children. We read study after study ... Read More »
Yesterday was Report Card Day. The first one of the year. My daughter was so excited to see her grades! She has been working so hard. I'm not going to pretend I am one of those parents who believes in homework. Truthfully, I don't. I see my kids go off to school for nine hours a day, 5 days a week, ... Read More »
Choosing how you will diaper your new baby can be one decision that can really save you money and time and as a single mother I am sure you want to save both. To help you with your decision we will point out some of the advantages and disadvantages of cloth and disposable diapers. Disposable ... Read More »
While having a baby is exciting, it can also be one of the most intimidating things you will ever experience. With a doula by your side, you may find the best support during this beautiful experience. A birth doula is a person trained and experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, ... Read More »
There are few things that are as hard to handle for a new mom as colic. When you’ve done everything you can and your child is still crying, your nerves are hopelessly frayed, and your confidence goes through the floor. It is even harder if you are a single mom with limited resources. But there are ... Read More »
Summertime is here and you can hear the kids cheering! But to some parents this can mean stressful weeks ahead as entertaining kids every day for three months can be exhausting and expensive. Whether you work or stay home, here are some summer activities you can do with your kids to have a ... Read More »
Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. He’s obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of his life with this new challenger for our attention. How can we smooth things out? Think about it: Before the baby entered your family, your toddler was ... Read More »
Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?-A Story of Divorce, Boulden Publishing, 2008, is the only children's fiction storybook about shared custody for the elementary school aged child. The story is about two brothers, Mark, a 4th grader and Evan, a 1st grader. It chronicles their daily life, having two ... Read More »