1. Organize a potluck block party. Get permission from the city to do this before you try it – ask if you can block off a street for a block party on a certain date. Then throw yourself into organizing it. Go door to door, telling people about the block party, and inviting them to bring something. Ask if they Read More »
Parenting Tips and Advice
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.
Teenagers have a reputation of being monsters. They seem to defy all logic and be on a perpetual grump with their parents. Despite having no apparent conflict with the parents, teens do tend to be a bit moody. There seems no one clear way of handling this situation but it is also true that understanding the root cause of the Read More »
Sometimes it feels as though it’s all up hill. We are constantly going against the grain of “something”, especially, during the school year. The hustle and bustle can ware us out to the point of dampening our spirit. There is much to keep up with, getting to school on time, homework, science projects, school activities, PASS Testing, just to name Read More »
Getting your child out of diapers and into underpants can be a difficult process. There is a lot of advice out there and since each child will respond differently to the potty training, there is no saying which one will work for you kid. Thankfully we do know for sure that give or take a few weeks all kids come Read More »
Puberty is a difficult time for young girls and while on one hand they are battling the changes that their body is undergoing on the other they also have to come to terms with their hormones. As mothers we need to take special care of our girls at this time. We understand what they are going through and helping them Read More »
Food forms an integral part of a child’s birthday party, but organizing this food is not as simple as deciding a menu for an adult party. Kids are more often than not poor eaters and the food has to be to their liking in order for them to enjoy the party. So what exactly is the right kind of food Read More »
Even though birthday celebrations are usually pure fun, there is no harm in sneaking in a few educational tips as well. While you are planning your kid’s birthday cuisine remember that it is an ideal time to teach them about table manners. Though you do not want to sermonize while the kids are having fun, create situations where the kids Read More »
Most children seem to have an aversion to healthy food. Right from toddler stage, most kids will refuse the carrot and the broccoli and happily lap up a deep fried potato chip. As parents it can get to be quite exhausting trying to feed the child healthy food. And if you have a picky eater who will sit with his/her Read More »
October is International Walk to School Month and events encouraging kids to walk and bike to school will pop up all across the country as a result. Walking and biking to school is a great way to help young people increase their daily physical activity and build healthy habits for life. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national nonprofit Read More »