Parenting Journals http://www.parenting-journals.com Promoting happy and healthy families. Tips, articles and resources for parents and children. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:31:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sugar Overload: Do You Know How Much Sugar Your Kids Are REALLY Consuming? http://www.parenting-journals.com/sugar-overload-do-you-know-how-much-sugar-your-kids-are-really-consuming/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/sugar-overload-do-you-know-how-much-sugar-your-kids-are-really-consuming/#respond Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:54:34 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2580 Sugar and spice and everything nice. Isn’t that how the saying goes? We associate sugar with all that is good. We call people and actions sweet. We reward our children with sugary snacks when they do well. Who else remembers focusing on the lollipop prize for sitting still at the barber or being good at […]

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Diabetes On the Rise: How to Minimize Your Kids Risk http://www.parenting-journals.com/diabetes-rise-minimize-your-kids-risk/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/diabetes-rise-minimize-your-kids-risk/#respond Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:41:39 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2546 When we discuss type 2 diabetes we often picture older adults struggling with declining health and “later-life issues”. This narrative never really transferred over to kids in the past in the manner it does now. The common understanding was that children develop type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes was reserved for adults. However, today’s […]

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Are Organic Snacks REALLY Healthy? http://www.parenting-journals.com/are-organic-snacks-really-healthy/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/are-organic-snacks-really-healthy/#respond Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:54:14 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2530 As parents, we want the best for our children – and that includes stocking the fridge and the pantry with the right meals and snacks. However, as functioning adults in the 21st century, we also know that there is barely enough time between work and life demands to create every meal from scratch. So, what […]

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How to Help Your Kids Develop Healthy Habits http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-help-your-kids-develop-healthy-habits/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-help-your-kids-develop-healthy-habits/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:56:08 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2518 By Lisa Pecos In a world where screen time has almost completely taken away play time, helping your child develop healthy habits is more important than ever. Healthy eating and regular physical activity can improve your child’s physical and emotional health, giving them the best chance for a happy and successful future. Getting your kids […]

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Ways to Prevent Homesickness When Your Child Goes Away to Camp http://www.parenting-journals.com/ways-prevent-homesickness-child-goes-away-camp/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/ways-prevent-homesickness-child-goes-away-camp/#respond Thu, 13 Jul 2017 21:45:09 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2508 By Lisa Pecos Summer camp is where some of our best childhood memories are made. Days are jam-packed full of fun and adventures, yet for some children, this isn’t enough to stop them from feeling homesick. Most children will feel homesick at some point when away at camp, but for some it can turn what’s […]

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6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe and Healthy This Winter http://www.parenting-journals.com/6-tips-to-keep-your-kids-safe-and-healthy-this-winter/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/6-tips-to-keep-your-kids-safe-and-healthy-this-winter/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 20:00:10 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2497 By Jamell Andrews I know it’s early in the summer season but when winter brings with it the allure of freshly fallen snow and all kinds of fun cold-weather activities that children love. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of viruses and bacteria that lead to colds and flu. Use these tips to help […]

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Sticker Shock for Those Considering Starting or Expanding Their Family http://www.parenting-journals.com/sticker-shock-for-those-considering-starting-or-expanding-their-family/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/sticker-shock-for-those-considering-starting-or-expanding-their-family/#respond Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:24:04 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2471 By Lisa Pecos If you’re considering starting a family, chances are that you’ve given some thought to the extra expense that having a child will add to your responsibilities, but exactly how much it costs may surprise you. A report just released last week is giving wannabe parents a bad case of sticker shock, reporting […]

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Early Signs of Autism to Look Out For http://www.parenting-journals.com/early-signs-of-autism-to-look-out-for/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/early-signs-of-autism-to-look-out-for/#respond Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:08:27 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2463 By Lisa Pecos Most children with autism don’t get a final diagnosis until the age of four. There is no specific medical test or blood test to diagnose autism the way you would a medical condition such as cancer or diabetes. Medical professionals base their diagnosis on a child’s behaviour and development. Since children without […]

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Opioid Overdoses Triple Among Kids & Teens – How to Protect Your Kids http://www.parenting-journals.com/opioid-overdoses-triple-among-kids-teens-protect-kids/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/opioid-overdoses-triple-among-kids-teens-protect-kids/#respond Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:47:59 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2455 By Lisa Pecos The Journal of the American Medical Associating (JAMA) Pediatrics recently published an alarming report stating that the number of young children and teens hospitalized in the U.S. for opioid overdose has almost tripled in recent years. What Are Opioids? Opioids are a class of prescription pain relievers that work by reducing the […]

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6 Fun Fall Activities for Families http://www.parenting-journals.com/6-fun-fall-activities-families/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/6-fun-fall-activities-families/#respond Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:52:01 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2447 By Jamell Andrews Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t have to mean making life all about school and work. The season of falling leaves and all things pumpkin-spice offers a whole slew of fun, family-friendly activities to enjoy. Here are 6 fun things to do as a family this fall. 1. […]

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Program to Prevent Teen Pregnancy with Virtual Babies Backfires http://www.parenting-journals.com/program-prevent-teen-pregnancy-virtual-babies-backfires/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/program-prevent-teen-pregnancy-virtual-babies-backfires/#respond Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:48:35 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2440 By Lisa Pecos It may seem like something out of an 80s sitcom, but giving teen girls lifelike baby dolls to care for as a way to dissuade them from getting pregnant is something that has been going on for years. A recent study out of Australia, however, has found that this may actually have […]

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Report Finds Medicine is Over-Prescribed for Young Children with ADHD http://www.parenting-journals.com/report-finds-medicine-prescribed-young-children-adhd/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/report-finds-medicine-prescribed-young-children-adhd/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:58:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2432 By Jamell Andrews Though behavior therapy is the recommended first line of treatment for young children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a report has found that more children are being treated with medication instead. ADHD ADHD is a disorder that causes hyperactivity, attention issues, and impulsiveness. Approximately 6 million children in the United States have […]

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Coping with Infertility and Understanding Your Options http://www.parenting-journals.com/coping-infertility-understanding-options/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/coping-infertility-understanding-options/#respond Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:22:25 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2419 Making the decision to start a family is one of the most exciting times in your life. Unfortunately, happiness and joy can quickly turn into depression and fear when a baby cannot be conceived naturally due to infertility issues. Understand that you are not alone. Approximately one in six couples struggles with infertility. With proper […]

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How Much Stress is Too Much: Signs Moms Should Look Out for http://www.parenting-journals.com/much-stress-much-signs-moms-look/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/much-stress-much-signs-moms-look/#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:00:59 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2414 Stress is one of those things that just happens – especially when you’re responsible for the lives of others. Stress is inevitably your body’s natural way of reacting to thoughts or activities in your life that can often make you feel overwhelmed. Your body goes into a “flight or fight” mode which releases stress hormones […]

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How Much Sleep Do Your Kids and Teens Really Need? http://www.parenting-journals.com/much-sleep-kids-teens-really-need/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/much-sleep-kids-teens-really-need/#respond Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:23:06 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2425 By Lisa Pecos Chances are that you’ve long been told that you should be aiming for 8 hours of sleep every night, but does that go for your children too? And if you struggle to get in a full 8 hours on most nights, is it realistic to expect that your child or teen can? […]

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5 Fun Ways to Help Enhance Your Child’s Learning Potential http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-fun-ways-help-enhance-childs-learning-potential/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-fun-ways-help-enhance-childs-learning-potential/#respond Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:59:10 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2406 As parents, you are your child’s first teacher. While you may already be actively involved in their education, there are still things you should be doing at home to help them evolve academically. You’ll need to be the motivator and support system that helps your child to not only retain the information they’re learning now […]

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5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe at Amusement Parks http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-tips-keep-kids-safe-amusement-parks/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-tips-keep-kids-safe-amusement-parks/#respond Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:41:49 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2398 By Lisa Pecos Nothing says summer fun like a day at an amusement park. From the rides to the games, amusement parks have all kinds of fun things to do for the whole family. With all of this fun, though, there are also a few risks for children, from getting separated from family to getting […]

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Protecting Your Kids from Ticks http://www.parenting-journals.com/protecting-kids-ticks/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/protecting-kids-ticks/#respond Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:27:04 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2387 By Jamell Andrews With the warm weather and coming summer vacation, children will be spending more time outdoors. The warmer weather at this time of year also means that that tick season is in full swing. A tick bite can put your child at risk for different diseases, with Lyme disease being especially concerning. According […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Family Time http://www.parenting-journals.com/get-family-time/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/get-family-time/#respond Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:41:44 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2381 By Jamell Andrews Between school and work, extracurricular activities, and household chores, it’s easy to see why family time is at a premium these days. If you, like may parent’s, are finding that you don’t have nearly as much time to spend together as a family as you’d like, then these tips can help you […]

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W.A.T.C.H. Releases 2016 Summer Safety Report of Most Dangerous Toys http://www.parenting-journals.com/w-t-c-h-releases-2016-summer-safety-report-dangerous-toys/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/w-t-c-h-releases-2016-summer-safety-report-dangerous-toys/#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:33:20 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2375 By Lisa Pecos World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) has released their 2016 Summer Safety Report and chances are that some of your child’s favorite warm-weather toys have made the list. With emergency departments expecting to treat approximately 2.7 million children injured in accidents this summer, parents and caregivers should have a look at […]

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Recognizing Sensory Processing Issues In Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/recognizing-sensory-processing-issues-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/recognizing-sensory-processing-issues-children/#respond Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:36:04 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2364 As a parent who has a child with special needs, you know how difficult it can be to find out why your child is finding life much harder than other children their age. Finding out why your child is not relating well to the world is the first step to helping your child cope. Fortunately, […]

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Summer Child Care: What to Do with Older Kids this summer http://www.parenting-journals.com/summer-child-care-older-kids-summer/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/summer-child-care-older-kids-summer/#respond Wed, 13 Jul 2016 21:22:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2358 By Jamell Andrews Along with trying to combat the dreaded summer vacation boredom that’s bound to rear its ugly head on an occasion or two, parents of older children also find themselves scrambling for child care solutions when school’s out but work isn’t. Summer child care isn’t just challenging to figure out, but expensive too, […]

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What to Ask Your Obstetrician During Your First Trimester http://www.parenting-journals.com/ask-obstetrician-first-trimester/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/ask-obstetrician-first-trimester/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:30:34 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2350 The first trimester is the most critical time for growth and development of your baby. At the end of these 3 months, your baby will have developed functioning organs and a nervous system. There will be a lot of questions that you may have for your obstetrician in order to prepare for your baby’s arrival. […]

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Dads: Your Long Commute Could Have a Negative Effect on Your Kids http://www.parenting-journals.com/dads-long-commute-negative-effect-kids/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/dads-long-commute-negative-effect-kids/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:06:50 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2344 By Lisa Pecos We all know that the commute to work can be stressful and the longer the commute, the more of a pain it is. Past studies have looked into the impact that long commutes have on your health and have found that those with longer commutes are more likely to be overweight, have […]

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How Our Lifestyle Choices Affect Our Kids http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-our-lifestyle-choices-affect-our-kids/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-our-lifestyle-choices-affect-our-kids/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:53:49 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2338 I learned it by watching you!” is a tagline that has taken up permanent residence in our collective cultural brain. Even if we don’t remember the actual commercial in which the young son told his father he learned his drug-seeking/abusive behavior by watching him, we know the line. Moreover, we know that it isn’t just […]

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7 Tips for Being a Better Stepparent http://www.parenting-journals.com/7-tips-for-being-a-better-stepparent/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/7-tips-for-being-a-better-stepparent/#respond Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:42:15 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2332 By Jamell Andrews With the rate of failed marriages increasing, more and more people are becoming step-parents. Stepping into the role of parent for a child that already has a mother and father isn’t always easy. Even with the challenges you may face, being a stepparent can be rewarding and you can form a strong […]

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Helicopter Parenting – Are You Guilty of It? http://www.parenting-journals.com/helicopter-parenting-are-you-guilty-of-it/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/helicopter-parenting-are-you-guilty-of-it/#respond Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:26:38 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2325 By Jamell Andrews It’s hard to imagine that a parent could take too much interest or responsibility for their child or give them too much attention. Isn’t that a parent’s job and right as the person responsible for bringing them into this world and loves them more than anything? It turns out that you could […]

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How Good-Cop, Bad-Cop Parenting Can Harm Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-good-cop-bad-cop-parenting-can-harm-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-good-cop-bad-cop-parenting-can-harm-children/#respond Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:48:08 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2318 By Eirian Hallinan Anyone who has grown up in a household with two parents knows that one parent tends to be easier than the other when it comes to getting their way. This is usually the result of one parent being more comfortable as the disciplinarian than the other. While this can create a nice […]

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12 Fun Family-Friendly Summer Activities http://www.parenting-journals.com/12-fun-family-friendly-summer-activities/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/12-fun-family-friendly-summer-activities/#respond Mon, 23 May 2016 18:42:11 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2312 By Vanesa Sallego Summer’s on its way, which means hot and sunny days and your children home from school for some summer vacation. To help make the most of this time of year and keep your children from getting bored, we’ve come up with a list of 12 fun summer activities that are fun for […]

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Tips for Travelling with Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/tips-for-travelling-with-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/tips-for-travelling-with-children/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 18:49:27 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2304 By Lisa Pecos Summer vacation is fast approaching, and while many parents are looking forward to getting away, the idea of travelling with children can be a little daunting to say the least. Fortunately, a little planning can help take the stress out of travelling with children and make vacations a lot easier on the […]

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Making Healthy Foods Fun for Kids http://www.parenting-journals.com/making-healthy-foods-fun-for-kids/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/making-healthy-foods-fun-for-kids/#respond Wed, 11 May 2016 16:44:19 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2297 By Jamell Andrews Most children will take a processed snack pack or treat over fruits and veggies any day, but with childhood obesity becoming an epidemic, finding ways to make healthy foods more appealing is more important than ever. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the last 30 […]

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Puberty Woes or PCOS: Know the Signs http://www.parenting-journals.com/puberty-woes-or-pcos-know-the-signs/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/puberty-woes-or-pcos-know-the-signs/#respond Mon, 02 May 2016 21:06:57 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2290 By Jamell Andrews As a parent of an adolescent daughter, it’s easy to brush off acne and irregular periods as normal parts of puberty. While missed or heavy periods and acne are certainly common at this stage of a girl’s life, they can also be signs of a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). What […]

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5 Things to Watch Out for During Pregnancy to Keep Yourself Healthy http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-things-to-watch-out-for-during-pregnancy-to-keep-yourself-healthy/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-things-to-watch-out-for-during-pregnancy-to-keep-yourself-healthy/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:19:00 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2281 Most women go into healthy living overdrive as soon as they start trying to get pregnant, which is highly recommended. As soon as conception occurs, your body begins changing, and the healthier you are, the easier it is to cope with all the changes. Unfortunately, issues can come up during pregnancy that you may not […]

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5 Tips for Talking to Your Teen Driver about Drinking and Driving http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-tips-for-talking-to-your-teen-driver-about-drinking-and-driving/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-tips-for-talking-to-your-teen-driver-about-drinking-and-driving/#respond Thu, 17 Mar 2016 18:29:51 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2271 It is a well-known fact that drinking and driving is the number one killer of teenagers in the nation. Cell phone usage while driving is running a close second, but drinking and driving is still the number one cause. It is very important that you talk to your teenager about the dangers of drinking when […]

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Unusual Causes for Asthma Attacks http://www.parenting-journals.com/unusual-causes-for-asthma-attacks/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/unusual-causes-for-asthma-attacks/#respond Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:45:33 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2209 Odd Things that May Trigger Asthma Attacks Asthma is an ongoing breathing disorder characterized by difficulty breathing, coughing and sometimes wheezing. About half of all asthma attacks are produced by various allergens, which irritate and inflame the airways; the rest can be caused by factors that have nothing to do with allergies, but which still […]

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Drinking in Movies and Teenage Drinking http://www.parenting-journals.com/drinking-in-movies-and-teenage-drinking/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/drinking-in-movies-and-teenage-drinking/#respond Fri, 07 Aug 2015 21:54:52 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2198 Teenagers Who Watch Actors Drinking Alcohol in Movies More Likely to Drink Themselves A study published earlier this year in the journal Pediatrics found that young European teens who watched more scenes of actors drinking in Hollywood movies were more likely to binge-drink and otherwise abuse alcohol. Researchers gave questionnaires to more than 5,000 15-year-olds […]

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Can Vaccines Cause Peanut and Other Food Allergies? http://www.parenting-journals.com/can-vaccines-cause-peanut-and-other-food-allergies/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/can-vaccines-cause-peanut-and-other-food-allergies/#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:51:23 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2184 Do Vaccines Cause Peanut and Other Food Allergies in Children? No child health topic is being more hotly debated in the United States right now than mandatory vaccinations — and the side effects, sometimes quite serious or deadly, that many parents believe are a direct result of vaccines given to infants and young children. Greater […]

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Reducing Exposure to Environmental Allergens http://www.parenting-journals.com/reducing-exposure-to-environmental-allergens/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/reducing-exposure-to-environmental-allergens/#respond Wed, 06 May 2015 19:53:45 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2176 Control Your Child’s Allergies Naturally Part 2 of 2 In Part 1 of our allergy prevention report, we discussed the importance of feeding our children foods that are known to strengthen the immune system and cleanse the body, which will help prevent or lessen allergy symptoms. That is preventing allergies from the inside out, which […]

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Natural Children’s Allergy Prevention http://www.parenting-journals.com/natural-childrens-allergy-prevention/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/natural-childrens-allergy-prevention/#respond Tue, 05 May 2015 17:11:08 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2169 Natural Ways to Prevent Your Child’s Allergies Part 1 of 2 Spring is upon us. Flowers — and allergies — are in full bloom. Are there natural steps that parents can take, to prevent or lessen children’s seasonal allergies? Yes, there are many. Let’s examine one of the most important ways to prevent allergies: eating […]

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Taking Short Breaks from Daily Parenting Duties Is Good http://www.parenting-journals.com/taking-short-breaks-from-daily-parenting-duties-is-good/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/taking-short-breaks-from-daily-parenting-duties-is-good/#respond Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:14:18 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2163 Taking Mini-Breaks from Daily Parenting Duties Is Good for You, Will Recharge You We know that you are a loving, dedicated mom (or dad!), and there aren’t enough hours in the day to do all the things you want to do for your family. But it is important to remember that taking a break from […]

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Delaying School Start for Summer-Born and Premature Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/delaying-school-start-for-summer-born-and-premature-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/delaying-school-start-for-summer-born-and-premature-children/#respond Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:13:53 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2157 Delaying Start of School for Summer-Born or Premature Children Lowers Academic Performance, Says Study; Some Parents Disagree Children who start school a year later due to summer birthdays or premature births may do worse academically later on, according to a British study published recently in the Journal of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. The study […]

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Helping Your Child Prepare for Tests http://www.parenting-journals.com/helping-your-child-prepare-for-tests/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/helping-your-child-prepare-for-tests/#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:03:02 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2150 12 Tips to Help Your Child Do Well on Tests Other than making sure your child gets plenty of study time to prepare for a test, are there specific things that you and he or she can do, to insure they do their best on a test? Yes, according to the United States Department of […]

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Diabetes in Young Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/diabetes-young-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/diabetes-young-children/#respond Fri, 06 Feb 2015 23:34:03 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2110 More White, American Children Getting Type 1 Diabetes Cases of type 1 diabetes are increasing among white American children, especially among 5- to 9-year-olds, according to a study published recently in the journal Diabetes. Almost 6,000 new cases of the disease were diagnosed in the United States among white teenagers and children, ages 19 and […]

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Cigarette Vapor Damages Children’s Lungs http://www.parenting-journals.com/cigarette-vapor-damages-childrens-lungs/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/cigarette-vapor-damages-childrens-lungs/#respond Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:15:16 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2100 Children’s Lungs Could Be Especially Vulnerable to E-Cigarette Vapor Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have become popular in the last few years among many people trying to quit regular cigarettes; they were heralded when they were introduced as a much safer way for people to get the nicotine they want, without the thousands of chemicals that […]

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Hearing Damage from Loud Music http://www.parenting-journals.com/hearing-damage-loud-music/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/hearing-damage-loud-music/#respond Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:28:01 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2059 Warn Your Children About Hearing Loss from New Music Players Many young children and teenagers got MP3 players as holiday gifts last month; doctors want to urge parents to caution their children not to play their music too loud, to avoid noise-induced hearing loss. Loud rock music from headphones and concerts contributed to hearing loss […]

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‘Rat-Bite Fever’ from Pet Rats Can Sicken or Even Kill, Says CDC Report http://www.parenting-journals.com/rat-bite-fever-pet-rats-can-sicken-even-kill-says-cdc-report/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/rat-bite-fever-pet-rats-can-sicken-even-kill-says-cdc-report/#respond Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:11:21 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2052 As pets go, most parents would agree that rats are not among the cutest (though we know some kids might disagree). It turns out there is a good reason not to cave in and get your child a pet rat, if that’s what he or she wants. A 10-year-old boy from San Diego, CA died […]

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Most U.S. Teens Are Sleep-Deprived http://www.parenting-journals.com/u-s-teens-sleep-deprived/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/u-s-teens-sleep-deprived/#respond Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:11:02 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2032 Almost All U.S. Teenagers Are Not Getting Enough Sleep, Says Study A full night’s sleep is one of the best things a teenager can do for his or her physical and emotional health, mental alertness and performance at school or sports. Yet, a new study found that more than 90 percent of American teenagers aren’t […]

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Some Words of Caution Before You Buy Your Children’s Holiday Toys http://www.parenting-journals.com/words-caution-buy-childrens-holiday-toys/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/words-caution-buy-childrens-holiday-toys/#respond Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:49:57 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2023 Before you buy toys for the children in your life this holiday season, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) — and doctors — caution you to keep some important things in mind. PIRG has released its annual “Trouble in Toyland” report, which evaluates many children’s toys that are being sold during the holiday season. As […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Children Healthy — Naturally! http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-ways-keep-children-healthy-naturally/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-ways-keep-children-healthy-naturally/#respond Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:36:03 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2017 It’s good to know that in our day and age, medical knowledge and the ability to obtain information have increased so vastly, compared to even just a few decades ago. But even now, prevention is a fundamentally important way to maintain our health and that of our children, so that we won’t need medical interventions […]

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Better Solutions to Discipline Children than Screaming! http://www.parenting-journals.com/better-solutions-discipline-children-screaming/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/better-solutions-discipline-children-screaming/#respond Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:18:28 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2010 Let’s face it, what parent hasn’t lost his or her cool in the face of a defiant child or children, and started screaming. If you never have, you’re in a small minority. Nearly all parents — close to 90 percent — have yelled at their kids at some point, according to a survey of almost […]

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Family Meals Keep Kids Slim? http://www.parenting-journals.com/family-meals-keep-kids-slim/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/family-meals-keep-kids-slim/#respond Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:39:33 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=2003 Could Pleasant, Peaceful Family Meals Help Fight Childhood Obesity? You might not think of it, but having peaceful, pleasant family meals could help maintain children at a healthy weight, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Minnesota gave 120 families iPads to record mealtimes for 8 days; half the families had overweight […]

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Deadly Enterovirus D68 Now in 47 States http://www.parenting-journals.com/deadly-enterovirus-d68-now-46-states/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/deadly-enterovirus-d68-now-46-states/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:37:38 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1986 What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Children Nine American children died in recent weeks, who were infected in the 2014 enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) outbreak that has now spread to 47 states and the District of Columbia. So far, the viral strain has been detected in samples submitted for a total of nine children who […]

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Use of Synthetic Growth Hormone by American Teens More than Doubled in a Year http://www.parenting-journals.com/use-synthetic-growth-hormone-american-teens-doubled-year/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/use-synthetic-growth-hormone-american-teens-doubled-year/#respond Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:04:33 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1979 The Internet has made shopping for so many goods a lot easier and more practical. For parents, it is important to remember that teens may also avail themselves of the ease and convenience that shopping online affords. And unless parents educate and are vigilant over their teens, youths may be getting their hands on some […]

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American Children Eat Too Much Salt and Sugar, According to Two Studies http://www.parenting-journals.com/american-children-eat-much-salt-sugar-according-two-studies/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/american-children-eat-much-salt-sugar-according-two-studies/#respond Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:36:39 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1960 Two recent studies examined sugar and salt consumption among American children, and found that American youths tend to eat too much of both. One study, published recently in the journal BMC Public Health, found that 60 to 90 percent of school-age children develop cavities, and the researchers concluded that sugar is the number-one reason for […]

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Study Shows Many Teens Still Use Cell Phones While Driving http://www.parenting-journals.com/study-shows-many-teens-still-use-cell-phones-driving/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/study-shows-many-teens-still-use-cell-phones-driving/#respond Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:30:46 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1806 Plus: The Importance of Parents Setting a Good Example Despite the fact that all motorists are aware of the dangers of talking or texting on a cell phone while driving, many Americans continue to engage in the practice. And teenagers are no exception. A new study has found that the vast majority of American teenagers […]

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Do ADHD Drugs Increase Risk of Cardiac Disease in Children? http://www.parenting-journals.com/adhd-drugs-increase-risk-cardiac-disease-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/adhd-drugs-increase-risk-cardiac-disease-children/#respond Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:58:47 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1663 Like other diseases and conditions in our modern world, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses in children have increased markedly, globally and in the United States, in recent years. More children and teens with ADHD are taking pharmaceutical drugs to treat this condition. Millions of American children are now being treated with these stimulant drugs, which improve […]

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‘Little League Shoulder’ Increasingly Common in Youths Who Play Sports http://www.parenting-journals.com/little-league-shoulder-increasingly-common-youths-play-sports/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/little-league-shoulder-increasingly-common-youths-play-sports/#respond Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:30:53 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1656 Summertime means thousands of American children are honing their pitching skills on baseball mounds throughout the land. But as always, it is important to start a new sports or fitness regime with plenty of warm-up and cool-down exercises, stretching, appropriate strength-training, and to not go overboard too quickly. Also, having long breaks from playing a […]

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Many U.S. Kids Still Getting Too Much Daily Screen Time, Says CDC http://www.parenting-journals.com/many-u-s-kids-still-getting-much-daily-screen-time-says-cdc/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/many-u-s-kids-still-getting-much-daily-screen-time-says-cdc/#respond Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:16:33 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1649 For years, doctors have been advising parents to limit the time their children spend daily watching television or on a computer — the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children get no more than two hours a day of non-school-related ‘screen time.’ But the message isn’t getting through to all families. The Centers for Disease […]

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Eating Lots of Fortified Foods, Plus Taking Vitamin-Mineral Supplements Could Be Bad for Your Child http://www.parenting-journals.com/eating-lots-fortified-foods-plus-taking-vitamin-mineral-supplements-bad-child/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/eating-lots-fortified-foods-plus-taking-vitamin-mineral-supplements-bad-child/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:17:23 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1644 A report released recently by the Environmental Working Group cautions parents to watch out for their children getting too many vitamins and minerals in their diets from fortified foods. According to the report, the problem could arise when children eat lots of servings of fortified foods, such as ready-to-eat breakfast cereals and nutrition bars, especially […]

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Parents Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep May Increase Their Children’s Risk for Obesity, Says Study http://www.parenting-journals.com/parents-dont-get-enough-sleep-may-increase-childrens-risk-obesity-says-study/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/parents-dont-get-enough-sleep-may-increase-childrens-risk-obesity-says-study/#respond Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:35:49 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1634 A new study has found that parents who regularly don’t get enough sleep at night are more likely to have young children who, likewise, don’t sleep enough. Lost sleep in turn puts these youngsters (and the parents) at higher risk for being overweight or obese. The study, done by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, […]

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Could Regular Exercise Make Children Smarter? http://www.parenting-journals.com/regular-exercise-make-children-smarter/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/regular-exercise-make-children-smarter/#respond Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:23:54 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1628 We know that adults can improve their concentration and help guard against memory loss as they age, when they get regular exercise. Similarly, a new study found that kids may gain cognitive benefits from being physically fit, as well. Researchers at the University of Illinois found that children who are in better physical shape tend […]

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Many Simple Steps Your Family Can Take to Help Save the Planet! http://www.parenting-journals.com/many-simple-steps-family-can-take-help-save-planet/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/many-simple-steps-family-can-take-help-save-planet/#respond Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:47:08 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1620 Parents do well to teach their children the importance of doing what we each can, to help save our planet. The efforts of one person alone don’t amount to much, true; but when you add many, many people, and many families, we collectively surely can make a big difference. Below are many simple, easy things […]

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Having a Dog Can Help Ease Symptoms, Improve Behavior in Children with Autism http://www.parenting-journals.com/dog-can-help-ease-symptoms-improve-behavior-children-autism/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/dog-can-help-ease-symptoms-improve-behavior-children-autism/#respond Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:02:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1611 Parents of autistic children know how difficult it is at times to manage all of life’s responsibilities, and to care for a child with special needs. Autism has aspects that can make parenting and teaching autistic children that much harder. Many parents are turning to dogs to help their autistic children: dogs can make an […]

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Violent Video Games Linked to Aggression in Children, Says Study http://www.parenting-journals.com/violent-video-games-linked-aggression-children-says-study/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/violent-video-games-linked-aggression-children-says-study/#respond Fri, 30 May 2014 16:39:16 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1602 A study of more than 3,000 school-age children found that playing violent video games a lot seems to increase the odds that children and teenagers will engage in aggressive behaviors in real life. Researchers said that frequent exposure to the violence in these games causes children to start seeing their world in a ‘more aggressive […]

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Energy Drinks and Sports Drinks Linked to Unhealthy Behaviors in Teenagers http://www.parenting-journals.com/energy-drinks-sports-drinks-linked-unhealthy-behaviors-teenagers/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/energy-drinks-sports-drinks-linked-unhealthy-behaviors-teenagers/#respond Wed, 21 May 2014 21:14:08 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1596 A new study has found that teenagers who regularly consume energy drinks and sports drinks are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors. Teens who often drank energy drinks like Red Bull and ROCKSTAR were more apt to smoke, use illicit drugs and drink alcohol. And teens who drank either energy or sports drinks regularly […]

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Natural Remedies for Children’s Allergies http://www.parenting-journals.com/natural-remedies-childrens-allergies/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/natural-remedies-childrens-allergies/#respond Fri, 16 May 2014 18:03:52 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1586 If you are the parent of a child who suffers from allergies, eczema or asthma, you look for ways to bring relief and comfort to your son or daughter — but you want natural, better alternatives to antihistamines, skin-altering cortisone creams, chemical inhalers, or even nasal rinses (the latter could be too much to expect […]

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Rising GI Infections in Children Linked to Heavy Antibiotic Use: CDC http://www.parenting-journals.com/rising-gi-infections-children-linked-heavy-antibiotic-use-cdc/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/rising-gi-infections-children-linked-heavy-antibiotic-use-cdc/#respond Fri, 09 May 2014 17:43:11 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1579 Antibiotics prescribed by doctors are linked to rising numbers of serious bacterial infections that can cause severe diarrhea in children, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, recently published in the journal Pediatrics, found that 71 percent of Clostridium difficile infections in children 1 to 17 developed soon […]

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Autism Rates Increasing Rapidly: CDC http://www.parenting-journals.com/autism-rates-increasing-rapidly-cdc/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/autism-rates-increasing-rapidly-cdc/#respond Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:55:18 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1571 Autism rates in the United States rose by 30% between 2008 and 2010, and by 120% between 2000 and 2010, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 68 8-year-old children had been diagnosed with autism by 2010, up from 1 in 88 two years earlier, says the […]

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Overweight Teens’ Life Expectancies Not Increasing? http://www.parenting-journals.com/overweight-teens-life-expectancies-increasing/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/overweight-teens-life-expectancies-increasing/#respond Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:18:45 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1563 It’s common knowledge that people’s life expectancies in developed countries have increased in the last 50 years, as science has uncovered new ways to prevent, treat and cure illnesses. But a study has found that people who were obese or overweight as teenagers are not living longer than similar people did five-plus decades ago. The […]

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September Is the Worst Month for Asthma Attacks in Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/september-worst-month-asthma-attacks-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/september-worst-month-asthma-attacks-children/#respond Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:54:42 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1557 A study published in the April, 2014 print edition of the journal Pediatrics found that September is the worst month for asthma attacks for children who suffer from the condition. Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel did a retrospective, population-based study where medical records for a period of five years were reviewed, for more […]

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Natural, Safe Asthma Remedies for Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/natural-safe-asthma-remedies-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/natural-safe-asthma-remedies-children/#respond Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:05:11 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1550 Doctors believe that we are in the middle of asthma and allergy epidemics, as the numbers of children and adults who suffer from these conditions continue to grow, with no concrete explanations for the increases. Asthma is now the leading chronic (or ongoing) illness in children. More than 1 in 10 American kids now have […]

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Childhood Cancer Cases Continue to Rise in the United States http://www.parenting-journals.com/childhood-cancer-cases-continue-rise-united-states/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/childhood-cancer-cases-continue-rise-united-states/#respond Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:43:08 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1543 Plus: 25 Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Cancer in Children Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society published its yearly report, “Cancer Facts & Figures.” For the first time, the report included a special section on statistics about the prevalence of childhood and adolescent cancers. The separate section may be indicative of the […]

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Caffeine, Energy Drinks and Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/caffeine-energy-drinks-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/caffeine-energy-drinks-children/#respond Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:33:58 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1537 With all the sugar and toxic chemicals in sodas, we should be pleased to know that children are drinking fewer caffeinated sodas these days. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that children, teens and young adults have decreased their caffeinated-soda consumption considerably: in 1999, 62 percent of kids to […]

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7 Healthy, Quick, Easy-to-Make School Lunches! http://www.parenting-journals.com/7-healthy-quick-easy-make-school-lunches/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/7-healthy-quick-easy-make-school-lunches/#respond Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:14:07 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1527 For parents who opt out of school-meal programs and prefer to prepare their kids’ lunches, the following are useful tips, plus some healthy, quick and easy lunch ideas. Choose Your Bread Carefully! A good lunch sandwich starts with good bread. Unless you bake your own bread (and most of us don’t), good bread choices at […]

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Heart Disease Begins in Childhood http://www.parenting-journals.com/heart-disease-begins-childhood/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/heart-disease-begins-childhood/#respond Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:25:51 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1522 Most people think of heart disease as something that only middle-aged or older folks have to worry about. But long-term studies from the last several decades have shown that heart disease sometimes begins in childhood. Therefore, preventing heart disease later in life begins with eating a healthy diet and developing healthy habits in childhood. Coronary […]

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Cheerios Cereal Will no Longer Have GMO’s … but that Still Leaves the Toxic Chemicals! http://www.parenting-journals.com/cheerios-cereal-will-longer-gmos-still-leaves-toxic-chemicals/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/cheerios-cereal-will-longer-gmos-still-leaves-toxic-chemicals/#respond Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:01:13 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1515 In January, 2014, General Mills foods announced that it would no longer use genetically modified organisms (GMO’S) to make its original cereal, Cheerios. While Cheerios has never contained GMO oats, the company will now use non-GMO cane sugar, instead of GM beet sugar. Growing numbers of consumers and advocacy groups are raising concerns about the […]

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Healthy After-School Snacks for Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/healthy-school-snacks-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/healthy-school-snacks-children/#respond Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:04:16 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1508 When aiming to keep your kids healthy or addressing problems of excess weight, the snacks that you feed your children are more important than many parents realize. It’s not enough to work at feeding kids healthy meals, only to let them munch on candy bars, candies or store-bought cookies and Hawaiian Punch after they get […]

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Seven Ways to Encourage and Improve Your Child’s Academic Success http://www.parenting-journals.com/seven-ways-encourage-improve-childs-academic-success/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/seven-ways-encourage-improve-childs-academic-success/#respond Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:37:05 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1503 So, you think you may have the next Einstein or medicine Nobel prize recipient in your home … or perhaps you simply want to ensure that you give your child the best chance to succeed in life by helping them get a great education. Whatever your motivation, many parents are interested in finding ways to […]

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Eight Big, Free Gifts that Parents Can Give to Their Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/eight-big-free-gifts-parents-can-give-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/eight-big-free-gifts-parents-can-give-children/#respond Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:28:19 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1497 If you hit bull’s eye and got your kids some fancy, expensive gifts for the holidays that they are still playing with some weeks later, kudos to you. But what if you got your kids presents that only held their interest for a couple of days? You probably feel like you wasted money. It turns […]

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Today’s Children Are Less Fit than Their Parents: Study http://www.parenting-journals.com/todays-children-are-less-fit-than-their-parents-study/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/todays-children-are-less-fit-than-their-parents-study/#respond Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:20:13 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1488 A review of global studies measuring fitness levels among children found that today’s kids have become progressively less fit than children from the last previous decades. The studies, which examined the fitness levels of 25 million youths, found that modern kids can’t run as fast or as far as kids from as recently as a […]

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Losing Sleep Linked to Higher Blood Pressure in Youths http://www.parenting-journals.com/losing-sleep-linked-to-higher-blood-pressure-in-youths/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/losing-sleep-linked-to-higher-blood-pressure-in-youths/#respond Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:54:41 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1482 A new study has found that losing as little as one hour of sleep a night is associated with higher blood pressure in pre-teens and teenagers. Frequent or ongoing sleep loss, which can result in higher blood pressure, could put sleep-deprived youths at greater risk for cardiovascular disease in later years. Researchers from the Chinese […]

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Overuse Injuries http://www.parenting-journals.com/overuse-injuries/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/overuse-injuries/#respond Tue, 24 Dec 2013 18:35:59 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1474 How to Prevent Overuse Injuries in Your Young Child or Teenager The benefits of participating in sports for school-age children are almost too many to count: sports help keep children healthy, trim, away from drugs; they help children develop social skills, discipline, a sense of fair play, self-esteem, and so on. But getting carried away […]

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Post-Concussion Care Recommendations for Children’s Sports Injuries Are Often Inadequate http://www.parenting-journals.com/post-concussion-care-recommendations-for-childrens-sports-injuries-are-often-inadequate/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/post-concussion-care-recommendations-for-childrens-sports-injuries-are-often-inadequate/#respond Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:14:36 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1468 In tandem with recent media attention to concussions in professional sports, the American Academy of Pediatrics presented a detailed report on concussions in youth sports at its recent national conference in Orlando. The report, titled “Returning to Learning Following a Concussion,” discusses results from various studies, and its authors call for cognitive (mind) rest following […]

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The Importance of Reducing Stress in Your Life During Pregnancy — and Some Ideas for Doing So http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-importance-of-reducing-stress-in-your-life-during-pregnancy-and-some-ideas-for-doing-so/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-importance-of-reducing-stress-in-your-life-during-pregnancy-and-some-ideas-for-doing-so/#respond Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:26:11 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1461 In a perfect world, all women who become pregnant would have a relatively peaceful nine months, with plenty of leisure time to rest and to plan for the joyous arrival of their babies. But in the real world, adversity happens often. Sometimes, a woman is subjected to high stress levels during her pregnancy, whether the […]

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Teach Your Children How to Avoid Colds http://www.parenting-journals.com/teach-your-children-how-to-avoid-colds/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/teach-your-children-how-to-avoid-colds/#respond Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:20:46 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1453 Colder weather usually means an increase in the number of colds that all of us could get, including children. A lot of kids stay home from school with a cold every year, especially when the weather turns cold. Colds can be caused by hundreds of different viruses; these viruses are contracted from droplets of mucus […]

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Spanking Young Children Is Tied to Problem Behavior Later http://www.parenting-journals.com/spanking-young-children-is-tied-to-problem-behavior-later/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/spanking-young-children-is-tied-to-problem-behavior-later/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:47:17 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1446 Parenting styles differ, but we have become increasingly aware in the last few decades that physical punishment backfires and does more harm than good, when trying to get children to behave. A new study adds to the scientific evidence that researches have amassed, which shows that corporal punishment — in this case, spanking — has […]

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Keeping Your Kids’ School Lunches and Game-Time Snacks Safe from Bacteria http://www.parenting-journals.com/keeping-your-kids-school-lunches-and-game-time-snacks-safe-from-bacteria/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/keeping-your-kids-school-lunches-and-game-time-snacks-safe-from-bacteria/#respond Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:37:46 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1439 You are a mom who understands that we are what we eat; you want to be sure that your children eat healthy, fresh, wholesome foods. Because these foods do not have toxic, artificial preservatives or non-nutritious fillers in them, you know that many of them spoil much faster. A tummy ache, or worse, can happen […]

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Six Tips for Stress-Free Family Meals http://www.parenting-journals.com/six-tips-for-stress-free-family-meals/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/six-tips-for-stress-free-family-meals/#respond Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:17:47 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1433 Family time is something that’s increasingly in short supply in our busy modern times. Some of the best opportunities for family togetherness are mealtimes — in particular, dinner, when we can leave the day’s cares behind and family members can enjoy a relaxing evening. Recent research by Columbia University found that children who eat regular […]

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To Get Your Child and Teenagers to Listen About Health Dangers, Try Using Positive Messages http://www.parenting-journals.com/to-get-your-child-to-listen-about-health-dangers-try-using-positive-messages/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/to-get-your-child-to-listen-about-health-dangers-try-using-positive-messages/#respond Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:07:01 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1422 A new study found that when it comes to getting through to young people, you may be better off focusing on the positive, rather than using scare tactics. If you’re a parent, you may at times get frustrated by how hard it is to get your children to listen to you when you warn them […]

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Is Vitamin D Important for Reducing Ear Infection Risk in Young Children? http://www.parenting-journals.com/is-vitamin-d-important-for-reducing-ear-infection-risk-in-young-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/is-vitamin-d-important-for-reducing-ear-infection-risk-in-young-children/#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:17:36 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1415 A growing number of studies shows that vitamin D is an important tool for preventing ear infections in young children. Vitamin D, found naturally in some foods and in enriched foods, and made by the skin when exposed to sunlight, is used by our immune systems to fight disease — the vitamin D receptor (VDR) […]

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Is Playing Sports Good for a Child with ADHD? http://www.parenting-journals.com/is-playing-sports-good-for-a-child-with-adhd/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/is-playing-sports-good-for-a-child-with-adhd/#respond Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:48:45 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1407 Yes, it is. Child experts agree that playing sports is a great way for children who suffer from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to build self-esteem, get exercise, enhance social skills and make friends. Playing sports helps boost a child’s self-confidence, something with which ADHD kids often struggle. Signing up your child for a sport offers the […]

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Parents: The Best Way to Decrease Children’s TV Viewing — Is to Decrease Your Own! http://www.parenting-journals.com/parents-the-best-way-to-decrease-childrens-tv-viewing-is-to-decrease-your-own/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/parents-the-best-way-to-decrease-childrens-tv-viewing-is-to-decrease-your-own/#respond Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:26:19 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1393 It’s no secret to any parent that children, especially younger ones, strive to be like their parents and do the same things that parents do. So, it may come as little surprise that a study published recently in the journal Pediatrics found that the best predictor of how much time a child spends watching television […]

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Does Drinking Sodas Cause Problem Behavior and Aggression in Young Children? http://www.parenting-journals.com/does-drinking-sodas-cause-problem-behavior-and-aggression-in-young-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/does-drinking-sodas-cause-problem-behavior-and-aggression-in-young-children/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:05:46 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1372 We’ve all heard the warnings: soda pop is bad for us. Many studies have linked moderate-to-heavy soda-drinking to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal cancers and other serious illnesses. Even light soda-drinking (defined as 2 or more sodas a week) was found in one study to be linked to pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest […]

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Getting Your Child Off to a Good Start with a Good Breakfast! http://www.parenting-journals.com/getting-your-child-off-to-a-good-start-with-a-good-breakfast/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/getting-your-child-off-to-a-good-start-with-a-good-breakfast/#respond Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:14:12 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1351 Before we knew it, summertime was over, and it was time for our kids to go back to school. We may no longer be able to fix elaborate breakfasts before the kids rush to school; but there are certainly plenty of breakfast choices that are healthy, tasty, and easy to prepare. We all know by […]

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Things that a Parent Can Do to Boost a Child’s Self-Confidence http://www.parenting-journals.com/things-that-a-parent-can-do-to-boost-a-childs-self-confidence/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/things-that-a-parent-can-do-to-boost-a-childs-self-confidence/#respond Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:20:58 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1343 Thinking positive and believing in oneself are much more than just feel-good concepts thrown around by psychologists looking to sell us books. Most people who achieve success in life on their own merit, at whatever goals they set for themselves, will tell you that believing in oneself, and not quitting in the face of defeat […]

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Ten Tips for Having a Fun and Safe Family Camping Trip http://www.parenting-journals.com/ten-tips-for-having-a-fun-and-safe-family-camping-trip/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/ten-tips-for-having-a-fun-and-safe-family-camping-trip/#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:28:21 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1338 Taking your family on a camping trip could be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences you will share. It’s a great opportunity to get away from the noise and congestion, and get in touch with the beauty and serenity of nature. A few precautions will help make the trip educational for your children, […]

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Having “The Talk” with Your Child: Tips on Talking to Your Pre-Teen or Teenager About Sex http://www.parenting-journals.com/having-the-talk-with-your-child-tips-on-talking-to-your-pre-teen-or-teenager-about-sex/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/having-the-talk-with-your-child-tips-on-talking-to-your-pre-teen-or-teenager-about-sex/#respond Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:49:12 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1331 If you feel uncomfortable even bringing up the subject of sex with your pre-teen or teenage son or daughter, you are not alone. More than one parent has elected to avoid having that talk altogether because they didn’t feel comfortable. However, given the potentially very serious and life-changing consequences of sex, it is a subject […]

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Do Eyes Need to Be Protected from the Sun? http://www.parenting-journals.com/do-eyes-need-to-be-protected-from-the-sun/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/do-eyes-need-to-be-protected-from-the-sun/#respond Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:26:24 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1326 We all know by now that it’s important to protect our skin from excessive Sun exposure, to avoid skin cancers that can be caused by the Sun’s ultraviolet rays. But besides our skin, other organs that need protection from the Sun are our eyes. While protecting skin and eyes from overexposure to the Sun’s UV […]

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Sunshine, Tanning Beds and Suntans — What Are the Healthy Options for Your Teen? http://www.parenting-journals.com/sunshine-tanning-beds-and-suntans-what-are-the-healthy-options-for-your-teen/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/sunshine-tanning-beds-and-suntans-what-are-the-healthy-options-for-your-teen/#comments Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:57:09 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1290 Peer pressure being as strong as it is in the teenage years, a lot of adolescent girls and boys may want to head outdoors as the weather heats up and get a suntan. But with all that we now know about excessive sun exposure and skin cancers, some fans of tanning may opt instead to […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse by American Teens Up One-Third in Five Years http://www.parenting-journals.com/prescription-drug-abuse-by-american-teens-up-one-third-in-five-years/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/prescription-drug-abuse-by-american-teens-up-one-third-in-five-years/#respond Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:28:02 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1284 Prescription drug abuse by teens appears to have increased by 33 percent in a scant five years, according to a survey launched in 2012 and published in 2013 by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in conjunction with the MetLife Foundation. The survey interviewed 3,900 teenagers in grades 9-12, who attended public, private and parochial schools. Eight […]

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Safety Facts About Insect Repellents – and Choosing the Best Brands http://www.parenting-journals.com/safety-facts-about-insect-repellents-and-choosing-the-best-brands/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/safety-facts-about-insect-repellents-and-choosing-the-best-brands/#respond Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:50:02 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1280 As millions of American children head off to summer camps or outdoor family get-togethers, many parents may wonder how to protect their youngsters from the varieties of insects that might be found at camping grounds and parks. These days, we all have even more reason to worry about bugs than normally, as infestations from the […]

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What Are Good Foods to Eat for a Child Who Plays Sports? http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-are-good-foods-to-eat-for-a-child-who-plays-sports/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-are-good-foods-to-eat-for-a-child-who-plays-sports/#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:49:54 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1271 When it comes to food, the great thing about it is that we all have very similar nutritional needs: for the most part, what’s good for one person is good for everyone, and what’s bad for one person is bad for all. Some people, including a lot of the experts, would have us believe that […]

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How to Talk to Young Children so They’ll Listen http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-talk-to-young-children-so-theyll-listen/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-talk-to-young-children-so-theyll-listen/#respond Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:06:11 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1264 Getting a young child to give you his or her undivided attention while you talk to them is sometimes tricky, as any parent knows; but there are specific things that you can do to better your chances of being heard. Even with a very young child, a parent or caregiver should take steps to establish […]

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Things to Think About when Signing Up Your Child to Play Sports http://www.parenting-journals.com/things-to-think-about-when-signing-up-your-child-to-play-sports/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/things-to-think-about-when-signing-up-your-child-to-play-sports/#respond Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:50:07 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1259 The benefits of playing organized sports are well-established. They include giving children the opportunity to interact with peers and coaches to reach a common goal. This can help foster leadership skills as the child learns to get along with others and follow instructions, while working to improve their personal best. Team sports can also help […]

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Pediatric Hypertension http://www.parenting-journals.com/pediatric-hypertension/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/pediatric-hypertension/#respond Tue, 11 Jun 2013 18:14:26 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1251 According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the development of a national database on high blood pressure in children has contributed to the recognition that there is indeed a rise in the number of children with elevated blood pressure. The complications associated with continued high blood pressure, like heart attack and stroke, make […]

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How to Talk to Teenagers so They’ll Listen http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-talk-to-teenagers-so-theyll-listen/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-talk-to-teenagers-so-theyll-listen/#respond Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:35:37 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1245 The teenage years are a dreaded time for many parents, as teens begin to rebel and dismiss their parents’ good counsel, reaching out for approval from their peers instead. But there are things that you as a parent can do to strengthen the quality of your relationship with your teen, and thus make him or […]

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Important Steps to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries http://www.parenting-journals.com/important-steps-to-prevent-sports-related-injuries/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/important-steps-to-prevent-sports-related-injuries/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:29:15 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1236 The following is a break-down of what parents need to know, to help their children remain free from sports-related injuries. Education Doctors treat around one million sports-related injuries in American school-age children every year. For parents, it is important to learn basic ways to avoid injury when their children practice sports, whether it’s at school […]

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The Hygiene Hypothesis — Is a Little Dirt Good for Your Child? http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-hygiene-hypothesis-is-a-little-dirt-good-for-your-child/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-hygiene-hypothesis-is-a-little-dirt-good-for-your-child/#respond Wed, 01 May 2013 17:31:12 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1226 You may have heard the term human microbiome or microbiota, which refers to the thousands of species of microscopic organisms that inhabit the bodies of both healthy and diseased humans. These beneficial or “friendly” bacteria and fungi play vital roles in keeping us healthy and helping with normal processes such as digestion of the foods […]

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Child Brain Development http://www.parenting-journals.com/child-brain-development/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/child-brain-development/#respond Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:17:34 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1219 Astounding Facts About the Amazing Human Brain! The brain is one of the first organs to develop in a human embryo, and it continues to change and mature for a person’s entire life! All 100 billion nerve cells present in an adult’s brain have been made by the time a fetus is six months old! […]

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The Advantages of Homeschooling http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-advantages-of-homeschooling/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-advantages-of-homeschooling/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:55:57 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1211 Once upon a time in the United States, all children were taught either at home, or through apprenticeships, where they learned a trade with which they would later earn a livelihood. But in the mid 1800’s, public schools began proliferating throughout the country, and most children subsequently started attending public schools. In recent decades, however, […]

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If Your Child’s Pediatrician Asks Whether You Smoke Cigarettes, He Is Not Being Nosy! http://www.parenting-journals.com/if-your-childs-pediatrician-asks-whether-you-smoke-cigarettes-he-is-not-being-nosy/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/if-your-childs-pediatrician-asks-whether-you-smoke-cigarettes-he-is-not-being-nosy/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:19:19 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1205 Compared to years past, today’s pediatricians are more apt to ask parents about their smoking habits. And while some parents might take offense to that, your child’s doctor is only trying to help keep your youngster healthy. In our modern day, American society has largely accepted that cigarette smoke poses some of the very same […]

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Are Hand Sanitizers Dangerous? http://www.parenting-journals.com/are-hand-sanitizers-dangerous/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/are-hand-sanitizers-dangerous/#respond Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:31:15 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1198 Many of us heard the sad story recently about the Klamath Falls, OR 12-year-old girl who received second- and third-degree burns to one-fifth of her body while inside a hospital, after static charge sparks ignited the hand sanitizer she had just used to clean her hands and a bedside table. The sanitizer then burned olive […]

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Talking to Your Daughter about Her First Menstrual Period http://www.parenting-journals.com/talking-to-your-daughter-about-her-first-menstrual-period/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/talking-to-your-daughter-about-her-first-menstrual-period/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:26:35 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1195 A lot of parents these days rely in small or in large part on schools to supply their children with information about the changes that happen to the body during puberty, and about sex. But it’s a very good idea to supplement the education that children may get in class — and even to  begin […]

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New Guidelines to Fight Type 2 Diabetes in Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/new-guidelines-to-fight-type-2-diabetes-in-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/new-guidelines-to-fight-type-2-diabetes-in-children/#respond Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:27:16 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1193 The current childhood obesity epidemic has led to the American Academy of Pediatrics publishing new guidelines, for the first time ever, for doctors to follow in managing type 2 diabetes in patients between the ages of 10 and 18. Type 2 diabetes affects 90 to 95 percent of the 26 million American adult diabetics, but […]

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Before You Give Your Child Stimulants for ADHD, Try Some Dietary Changes http://www.parenting-journals.com/before-you-give-your-child-stimulants-for-adhd-try-some-dietary-changes/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/before-you-give-your-child-stimulants-for-adhd-try-some-dietary-changes/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:37:10 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1187 The American Psychiatric Association estimates that between 3 and 7 percent of American children suffer from attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, though some studies show even higher rates. ADHD diagnoses have increased by an astounding 66 percent since 2000. Many children now take prescription drugs, chiefly stimulants, to combat the symptoms of ADHD — hyperactivity, impulsivity, […]

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Should Children Take Antidepressants? http://www.parenting-journals.com/should-children-take-antidepressants/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/should-children-take-antidepressants/#respond Wed, 13 Mar 2013 02:42:13 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1181 While this decision is one that parents of minors should ultimately weigh carefully and decide upon, many of us are hesitant to put too many artificial chemicals inside our bodies. These chemicals often come with undesirable side effects, sometimes dangerous ones, and never is the case more so than with antidepressants. The ongoing, tragic series […]

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Are Your Children Needlessly Being Poisoned by Flame Retardants? http://www.parenting-journals.com/are-your-children-needlessly-being-poisoned-by-flame-retardants/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/are-your-children-needlessly-being-poisoned-by-flame-retardants/#respond Tue, 12 Mar 2013 02:56:04 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1176 In the 1970’s, the United States government implemented fire safety standards that now have manufacturers of many types of furnishings and household goods using toxic flame-retardant chemicals, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs. PBDEs are similar in chemical structure to PCBs, which were banned after they were found to be linked to cancer, reproductive problems, and […]

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Important Things You Should Consider Before Bringing Home a Pet for Your Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/important-things-you-should-consider-before-bringing-home-a-pet-for-your-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/important-things-you-should-consider-before-bringing-home-a-pet-for-your-children/#respond Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:57:35 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1172 Around holiday time or birthdays, a lot of well-meaning parents cave in to their children’s pleas for a pet. But sometimes, things don’t go smoothly, especially with younger children, and the pets are soon after returned to the seller or shelter, or given away. Or worse, the child or the pet wind up getting seriously […]

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Effective Ways to Handle Children’s Tantrums http://www.parenting-journals.com/effective-ways-to-handle-childrens-tantrums/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/effective-ways-to-handle-childrens-tantrums/#respond Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:06:06 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1169 We’ve all experienced it: we’re at the grocery store, or even a department store … when out of nowhere, a child starts letting out nerve-congealing screams that quickly direct our attention to the source — a toddler or slightly older child is upset that he or she can’t have some enticing-looking goody they’ve come across, […]

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5 Ways to Know if Your Child is too Busy http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-ways-to-know-if-your-child-is-too-busy/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-ways-to-know-if-your-child-is-too-busy/#respond Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:36:38 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1167 Today’s parenting culture is one of ambition and high expectation. In an age of increasing competition in all areas of the socioeconomic spectrum, we all want our kids not just to do well but to excel. In light of this, many parents forget to leave their children time for the simple things—playing outdoors, engaging in […]

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How Important is Reading to your Toddler? http://www.parenting-journals.com/reading-to-your-toddler/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/reading-to-your-toddler/#respond Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:03:37 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1163 If you read many parenting books and articles, you have probably heard that reading to babies is useful for bonding and for exposing young children to a variety of words and sounds but is ultimately not that important for development. This is certainly true when it comes to children under a year old, but the […]

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Sibling Rivalries in Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/sibling-rivalries-in-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/sibling-rivalries-in-children/#respond Thu, 21 Feb 2013 02:50:15 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1161 Relatively few children are fortunate enough to be close friends with their siblings — in few cases, siblings can even be best friends.  But in the majority of cases, routine quabbles, and even drag-out fights, are a fact of life in the lives of brothers and sisters. Sibling rivalries can often go on even into […]

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Nerves in Kids: The Brain-Gut Connection http://www.parenting-journals.com/nerves-in-kids-the-brain-gut-connection/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/nerves-in-kids-the-brain-gut-connection/#respond Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:23:30 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1157 We as parents try our best to buffer our children from stimuli or situations that could cause them undue psychological stress.  We keep an eye out on what they watch on TV, the Internet, what video games they play. We strive to prevent  them from witnessing situations that could emotionally traumatize them or make them […]

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Does Entertainment Play a Role in the Increasing Gun Violence Among Youth? http://www.parenting-journals.com/does-entertainment-play-a-role-in-the-increasing-gun-violence-among-youth/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/does-entertainment-play-a-role-in-the-increasing-gun-violence-among-youth/#respond Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:22:44 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1152 The recent series of horrifying, unspeakably senseless mass shootings perpetrated by teenagers and young adults in different American states has all of us in this country searching for answers. What can be causing these increasingly common, genocidal outbursts of gun violence? And what can we as a society do to change things? Most of us […]

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Raise Kids Who are Smart about Money http://www.parenting-journals.com/kids-and-money/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/kids-and-money/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:19:27 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1148 Most people are not born with a natural ability to make smart financial decisions. As a species we are not designed to think about the long-term consequences of our actions, and the allure of the short-term can be powerful. That is why becoming smart with money takes plenty of training along with a decent amount […]

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What to do With an Underachieving Child http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-with-an-underachieving-child/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-with-an-underachieving-child/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:54:14 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1145 Getting a child to live up to his or her full potential is one of the most challenging things about being a parent. On one hand, we do not want our children to feel that we are putting undue pressure on them to do things they may not necessarily want to do. On the other, […]

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Survival Tips for the Toddler Years http://www.parenting-journals.com/survival-tips-for-the-toddler-years/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/survival-tips-for-the-toddler-years/#respond Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:57:00 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1137 If you are a new parent, most of what you have heard about the year or two immediately following infancy is probably negative. You hear about the terrible twos, temper tantrums, disobedient children who get into everything, and the like. But while there are certainly some gigantic challenges to raising a toddler, this period becomes […]

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What to do About a Child Who Lies http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-about-a-child-who-lies/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-about-a-child-who-lies/#respond Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:59:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1132 Every child lies, just as every adult lies. These might be difficult truths to accept, but if you search your own past and examine your actions honestly, you will no doubt find that there have been many situations where you found it useful to lie. Children are no different, except that they are often poor […]

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The 5 Keys to Being a Great Parent http://www.parenting-journals.com/good-parent/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/good-parent/#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:45:43 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1106 For anyone who has never raised a child, the idea of parenting might seem like a rather simple thing on a day-to-day basis. After all—how complicated can it be? Just try to be a good role model, attend to your child’s needs, and make sure your child learns the rules of acceptable behavior. But of […]

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Teaching Kids to Love Nature http://www.parenting-journals.com/kids-and-nature/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/kids-and-nature/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:27:03 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1099 In an age of growing disconnection between people and nature, many parents find it challenging to instill in their children a sense of appreciation for all that the earth has to offer. In many cases, nature is remote and not easily accessible, while electronics and media are immediately available, and many busy parents understandably go […]

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5 Things Teens Do Not Tell Their Parents http://www.parenting-journals.com/teenagers/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/teenagers/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:38:28 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1095 As kids grow, it can be difficult for parents to let go of the parent-child dynamic that was established during the early years. Teens might still be far from fully formed adults, but they are unique individuals with strong senses of themselves, and much of their behavior is oriented toward growing and becoming adults. For […]

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Teaching Your Kids a Good Work Ethic http://www.parenting-journals.com/work-ethics/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/work-ethics/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:37:44 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1084 Many children are not predisposed to working hard and carrying out their responsibilities with enthusiasm. In fact, most kids must be taught these things, often with great hardship and frustration for the parents. Kids want to play and enjoy their idle time—which is perfectly natural and even healthy to some degree—and typically do not take […]

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Homework Headaches? 6 Tips for Parents of Young Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/homework-2/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/homework-2/#comments Tue, 02 Oct 2012 18:00:36 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1078 Few children are predisposed to diving into homework with enthusiasm. Most have to be taught the discipline and sense of duty required to stay on task and get the often boring work done on time. Teachers can only do so much. When it comes to instilling good school habits at home, parents must play an […]

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Keep Your Marriage Strong After Having Kids http://www.parenting-journals.com/family-and-marriage/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/family-and-marriage/#respond Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:23:34 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1074 Many healthy, loving couples are not fully prepared for the challenges of having children. These challenges are difficult to foresee, and. almost no couple is immune to them. Even couples who have never been through a serious argument before having children can be tested by all the new tensions and pressures that come with bringing […]

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The 5 Most Common Parenting Mistakes http://www.parenting-journals.com/parenting-tips/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/parenting-tips/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:20:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1068 Parenting is a process of continuous learning and adjustment, and no parent makes it through unscathed. Many mistakes parents make are easily recognizable and can be fixed right away, while others are only visible with the benefit of hindsight. But while no parent can be perfect, it is possible to improve one’s approach by listening […]

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Helping Your Child Lose Weight http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-lose-weight/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-lose-weight/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:46:40 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1065 Because we love our children unconditionally, it is very easy for parents to become blind to any physical problems their kids may have. When a child becomes overweight, parents tend to think he or she is just a little plump or that it is just a passing phase that will end at the next growth […]

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Child Speech Development: What’s Normal? http://www.parenting-journals.com/speech-development/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/speech-development/#respond Wed, 05 Sep 2012 03:06:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1060 Most parents understand that children develop at different rates, and that this is as true for speech development as anything else. Yet if you are the parent of a two-year-old who has barely started to speak, a five-year-old who has trouble making himself understood, or a ten-year-old who is unusually quiet, it is only natural […]

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Encouraging Independence in Your Young Child http://www.parenting-journals.com/parenting-kids/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/parenting-kids/#respond Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:36:38 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1057 As much as we love our children, parents need to have lives of their own, and they cannot spend every waking hour supervising children. Of course, we do not begrudge infants and toddlers their need for constant attention, but growing children need to develop a sense of independence. Not only does it give parents relief, […]

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Kids and Sports: The Parents’ Role http://www.parenting-journals.com/kids-in-sports/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/kids-in-sports/#respond Wed, 29 Aug 2012 04:19:49 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1053 The benefits of organized sports for children cannot be overestimated. Even when a child is not particularly sports-oriented or does not excel on the playing field, the experience itself is valuable. It teaches kids how to work with others and how to take instruction, it introduces them to teamwork, competition, and the importance of practice, […]

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Childhood Fears and Anxiety: What Can Parents Do? http://www.parenting-journals.com/fears/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/fears/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:59:47 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1049 A certain amount of fear and anxiety is a natural part of life and childhood. It is what drives us to take precautions and to keep ourselves and our families safe. In children, while fear and anxiety are often illogical, they are in many respects an important part of growing up. But in some children […]

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Finding Safe Toys for Toddlers http://www.parenting-journals.com/toys-for-toddlers/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/toys-for-toddlers/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:05:39 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1045 For young children, toys come with numerous benefits. Not only are they fun, but they also stimulate the imagination and help with learning. But there is a serious side to toys; each year, millions of children are treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries, and tragedy can result from poor choices of toys or inadequate […]

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What to do if Your Child is a Reluctant Reader http://www.parenting-journals.com/reading-with-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/reading-with-children/#respond Tue, 31 Jul 2012 03:57:08 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1042 For young children, being able to read is an important foundation for all later education. But some children do not take to it as well as others. Some have difficulty learning how to read and hence cannot have fun doing it, while others simply do not enjoy books as much as their parents would like […]

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Why Tears Are A Good Thing! http://www.parenting-journals.com/crying/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/crying/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:14:12 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1038 Crying is particular to human beings and is a socially adaptive skill. There are often lots of tears shed during the first few weeks of school because it is usually the first time your child experiences an extended separation from you. It is an important stage for your child when she begins to learn that […]

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Why Is Autism On The Rise? http://www.parenting-journals.com/autism/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/autism/#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:51:48 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1035 Here in the UK about one in one hundred people have an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) which could be conditions such as Asperger syndrome (AS) or autism. The reason the term ‘spectrum’ is used is because the symptoms of these disorders are very varied. Children with an ASD generally are similar in that they find […]

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I want to Go Back to Work but I Have Lost My Confidence http://www.parenting-journals.com/back-to-work/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/back-to-work/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2012 04:58:04 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1032 It seems to be a common factor that when women are considering going back to work after taking time off to look after their children, a feeling of insecurity and lack of confidence overwhelms them and puts them off the idea. A long time out of the work place makes some women feel that simple […]

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Teenagers and Acne: What Parents Need to Know http://www.parenting-journals.com/pimples/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/pimples/#respond Thu, 05 Jul 2012 21:13:20 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1028 Acne is a very common concern during adolescence, and virtually every teen deals with it to some degree. Even small acne breakouts can be cause for anxiety, and serious acne problems can lead to depression and social delays. So from the parental perspective, acne is not to be taken lightly just because it happens to […]

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How To Conquer The Homework Battle http://www.parenting-journals.com/children-and-homework/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/children-and-homework/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2012 22:37:08 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1025 Threatening, bribing and punishing are futile methods to use when attempting to get your child to do her homework. Let us be clear, most children do not like to sit down to do their homework after being at school all day. You cannot make your child do her homework or make her enjoy it. You […]

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Playground Safety: Not Just for Overprotective Parents http://www.parenting-journals.com/playgrounds/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/playgrounds/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2012 04:17:21 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1019 For both parents and children, there is something magical about a playground. It gives the child an opportunity to play freely in a safe outdoor environment and to interact with other kids, and it gives parents the chance to sit back and relax in the fresh air while the child plays. But of course, while […]

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How Can I Help My Shy Toddler? http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-can-i-help-my-shy-toddler/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-can-i-help-my-shy-toddler/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:09:00 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1016 Your child has her own unique personality. She may be shyer than some or more outgoing. The way you respond to her basic temperament greatly affects and influences her. Sensitive and encouraging parents can help a shy child and abusive parents can make an outgoing, lively child feel withdrawn and disconnected. To help a shy […]

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Getting your teen to talk about his or her feelings http://www.parenting-journals.com/teentalk/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/teentalk/#respond Fri, 01 Jun 2012 23:09:13 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1011 Many 21st-century parents are very conscious of the importance of keeping the lines of communication open with their teens. This often comes at the expense of old-fashioned discipline and parent-child hierarchy, but for many parents the trade-off is worth it. In exchange for that old-fashioned stuff, you get a strong emotional connection with your child […]

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Help! My Toddler Is Swearing! http://www.parenting-journals.com/foul-language/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/foul-language/#respond Wed, 30 May 2012 22:53:19 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1007 You may be stunned to hear your little angel say a swear word! Many parents experience these shocks at some point so do not fret! This often happens as children begin to explore language. It happens because they have heard someone else say it in frustration and they want to express the same emotion or […]

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Sibling Rivalry: What’s Normal, and When to Get Involved http://www.parenting-journals.com/sibling-competition/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/sibling-competition/#respond Thu, 24 May 2012 22:05:15 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=1002 Sibling relationships can be among the most complex in the world. With our siblings we share a special familiarity, plus lots of shared experiences that give rise to a unique understanding. With siblings, there are few secrets and very little mystery. Your siblings see you at your best and your worst, and they have known […]

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My Teenager Has Acne, How Can I Help? http://www.parenting-journals.com/acne/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/acne/#respond Tue, 22 May 2012 04:09:01 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=999 Acne can inflict the young and the old but is most common during our teenage years. The acne that teenagers suffer from is called acne vulgaris and is triggered by puberty’s reproductive hormones surging through their bodies. These raging hormones make the sebaceous glands enlarge and increase the production of sebum. The pores produce a […]

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What to Do About a Child’s Nightmares and Night Terrors http://www.parenting-journals.com/night-terrors/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/night-terrors/#respond Fri, 11 May 2012 23:14:32 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=995 Everyone, no matter how old, has nightmares from time to time. Some adults remember their dreams more clearly than others, but we all have at least a few memories of nights and mornings when we woke in sheer terror, then felt that sense of relief that comes from the realization that it was all just […]

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Keep Your Kids Learning Through the Summer http://www.parenting-journals.com/summer-learning/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/summer-learning/#respond Wed, 09 May 2012 00:44:34 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=991 No student remembers every single thing she learns in school. Even over the course of a school day, many things will go in a child’s ear and out the other. And as any parent who is active in the educational process knows, kids are wildly inconsistent with their learning. They learn some things with little […]

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How to Keep Your Teen Out of Trouble: 10 Tips http://www.parenting-journals.com/tips-for-teenagers/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/tips-for-teenagers/#comments Thu, 03 May 2012 01:57:35 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=982 Teens are naturally rebellious, and when you combine this with all the potentially destructive influences that today’s teens are exposed to, it is not surprising that the percentage of young people who have been arrested at least once has grown in recent years. And these incidents can have lifelong repercussions. Even a minor offense such […]

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I Want To Be A Good Grandparent! http://www.parenting-journals.com/grandparent/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/grandparent/#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:25:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=978 As a new grandparent you want to be the best you can be! Your new role is not as daunting as becoming a first time parent but many things have undoubtedly changed since your own children were little. With so many more mothers returning to work childcare is required more often and many grandparents find […]

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Should I Give My Child Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements? http://www.parenting-journals.com/should-i-give-my-child-omega-3-fish-oil-supplements/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/should-i-give-my-child-omega-3-fish-oil-supplements/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2012 22:58:03 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=974 If your child is not eating a meal of fatty fish like salmon or sardines at least once a week then it is a good idea to give him a daily fish oil supplement. Oily fish includes salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout, eel, pilchards and fresh tuna and if your child eats a meal with one […]

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Help! My Child Is So LAZY! http://www.parenting-journals.com/lazy-child/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/lazy-child/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2012 05:29:35 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=969 As a parent of a seemingly lazy child you may feel very frustrated with attempts to motivate him. Some parents are baffled by their children being so different in their levels of activity. Children are different and some are inherently more active than others but few are naturally lazy. Often a child’s energy is being […]

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Help! My Child Is Sleepwalking! http://www.parenting-journals.com/sleep-walking/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/sleep-walking/#respond Fri, 13 Apr 2012 22:35:00 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=967 If you are shocked to find your child sleepwalking rest assured that it is fairly common in childhood and not usually anything to worry about. It can be triggered by stress, illness or not enough sleep but with most sleepwalkers it is not a sign that they are psychologically disturbed. There are risks associated with […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Cutting http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-is-cutting/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-is-cutting/#respond Wed, 11 Apr 2012 04:50:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=964 Cutting—or, as it is known in medical circles, self-injury—has gotten a lot of attention over the last few years, and there is a growing awareness that it is a serious issue among teens, not just due to the physical harm it causes but also because it is often a symptom of deeper emotional problems. Still, […]

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Should Kids Be Allowed to Have Caffeine? http://www.parenting-journals.com/caffeine-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/caffeine-children/#respond Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:47:26 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=959 Many parents have strange approaches to giving their kids caffeine. On one hand, we do not think of coffee and even tea as being appropriate beverages for young children, yet on the other hand, many parents allow their children to drink soft drinks practically to their hearts’ content. And while soft drinks are lower in […]

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Had Enough of the Backchat? http://www.parenting-journals.com/back-talk/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/back-talk/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:41:28 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=956 Do you feel exasperated dealing with backchat and disrespectful behaviour from your children? It can be difficult to handle your children’s bad manners, rudeness, swearing, sarcasm or cheekiness and most parents complain about it at some point. Think about why your child might be behaving this way as there are various reasons as to why […]

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Early Childhood Teeth Care: The Basics http://www.parenting-journals.com/dental/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/dental/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2012 03:51:13 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=952 Much confusion surrounds the issue of how to help young children achieve good dental care. Because we know that those early teeth are going to fall out after a couple of years, many parents assume that early childhood dental care is not a priority and that kids do not need the kind of brushing routine […]

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Alcohol and Your Teenager http://www.parenting-journals.com/alcohol/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/alcohol/#respond Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:15:24 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=949 Alcohol is considered socially acceptable as long as it is drunk moderately but it can cause mixed messages being communicated to our young people. We tell our children drinking is bad for them but they then see us consuming alcohol and sometimes too much at social occasions. What do you do if you discover your […]

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Children’s Growing Pains: What Can Parents Do? http://www.parenting-journals.com/growing-pains/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/growing-pains/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:46:10 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=928 That kids experience growing pains is no myth. At times of growth (and kids do grow at uneven rates), to feel actual pain in the bones, muscles, and joints is quite common. Its prevalence is difficult to measure, but it is believed that as many as half of all children experience growing pains regularly. As […]

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Parenting Tactics That Damage Your Child’s Self Esteem http://www.parenting-journals.com/self-esteem/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/self-esteem/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:31:27 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=917 Be aware that even though you feel you are doing your very best raising your child, sometimes your parenting strategies can be damaging to your child’s self-esteem and the parent-child relationship. Your child needs to grow up with a healthy level of self-esteem to be more resilient to the lessons learnt and the knocks taken […]

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Does My Child Have OCD? http://www.parenting-journals.com/ocd/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/ocd/#respond Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:37:11 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=909 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder and is characterised by repetitive and unwanted thoughts. These obsessions create actions made by the sufferer as they try to eradicate the anxious thoughts which are compulsions. OCD cases vary from mild to severe and manifest in different ways. With children suffering from OCD their obsessive thoughts can […]

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Is My Child A Bully? http://www.parenting-journals.com/bullying/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/bullying/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:34:52 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=892 In the UK alone approximately sixteen children a year commit suicide because of the trauma they endure due to bullying. The offending children who have tirelessly bullied their victims know exactly what they are doing but it seems that sometimes, the people in authority such as school teachers claim they did not know the bullying […]

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Sibling Rivalry: What Can Parents Do? http://www.parenting-journals.com/sibling-rivalry/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/sibling-rivalry/#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:25:35 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=878 Sibling rivalry can take many forms over the years. When the second child is first born, it can take the form of acting out, regression, and fussiness on the part of the older child. And as the kids grow up, it can turn into arguing, physical fighting, and deep feelings of jealousy and resentment. Most […]

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Encouraging Your Budding Little Artist http://www.parenting-journals.com/art-child-development/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/art-child-development/#respond Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:38:06 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=870 Watching your child expressing herself through painting and drawing is wonderful. As your child grows up she will continually explore and experiment though painting and drawing if she enjoys this medium. There are many artistic activities and materials that you can introduce to her over the years, to nurture her creativity. When your little one […]

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Are You Worried About Your Child’s Speech? http://www.parenting-journals.com/speech/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/speech/#respond Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:14:36 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=860 You may be concerned that your child is having difficulty with his speech. There are common problems that are often diagnosed and this is a guide to how you can detect them, how to help your child and also how you can seek professional help. Stuttering – a sign to spot early on is if […]

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Amber Alerts – What to Do in Case Your Child Goes Missing http://www.parenting-journals.com/child-missing/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/child-missing/#respond Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:52:10 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=856 It is one of every parent’s worse nightmares. You take your eye off your child for a minute only to find her gone when you turn around. Or one day he does not get home from school at the normal time. Or she goes outside to play and does not come back in. Scenarios like […]

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How to Raise a Musical Child http://www.parenting-journals.com/children-music/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/children-music/#respond Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:13:40 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=849 When it comes to educating children, a lot of focus is placed on practical skills like reading and math, which are undoubtedly important. But we should raise our children to be well-rounded individuals, and this involves teaching them forms of creative self-expression. While different kids have different talents-some are good at drawing, some can dance […]

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Developing Your Child’s Handwriting Skills http://www.parenting-journals.com/handwriting/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/handwriting/#respond Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:00:30 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=839 By Lisa Pecos With the rise of computers and electronic gadgets as tools for all types of school-related activities, kids spend far less time writing by hand than they used to. As a result, many people fear that the ancient art of handwriting is bound to become a thing of the past. While this is […]

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Tips for Helping Your Child with Homework http://www.parenting-journals.com/help-with-homework-for-kids/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/help-with-homework-for-kids/#respond Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:55:32 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=827 By Lisa Pecos All parents want to see their children succeed in school, and studies have shown that kids whose parents are more involved in their educations are more likely to do well. Thus, helping your child with his or her homework should be a no-brainer, but it is not always so simple. In the […]

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Should Kids Get Their Own Cell Phones? http://www.parenting-journals.com/cell-phone/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/cell-phone/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 20:09:47 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=819 By Marc Courtiol Although it may sometimes be hard to imagine life without cellphones, most grownups can recall a time when we were not all in constant touch with one another, and when every household shared a single stationary phone. And because most of today’s parents grew up in that world, many have a somewhat […]

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Welcoming a Second Child: How to Handle the Change http://www.parenting-journals.com/a-newborn/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/a-newborn/#respond Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:22:32 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=814 By Lisa Pecos Having a first child is one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do. From the middle stages of pregnancy until those blessed later months of the first year when the baby gets less fussy and more predictable, you are put through a series of challenges that test every […]

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Helping Your Teen Learn to Drive Safely http://www.parenting-journals.com/driving-education/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/driving-education/#respond Fri, 28 Oct 2011 20:05:35 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=806 By Jamell Andrews Because driving is such a routine thing for so many adults, we tend to forget what a serious act it is to get behind the wheel. A car is a massive, potentially dangerous piece of machinery, and operating one comes with a world of adult responsibilities. So it is hard for many […]

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How to Get a Child Off the Couch and Active http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-be-healthy/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-be-healthy/#respond Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:46:07 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=801 By Jamell Andrews Getting kids away from their TVs, computers, and gadgets is one of the greatest challenges today’s parents face, and it is not getting any easier. Many parents understandably want their kids to be up to date with all the modern technology, but for every gadget and game our children gain, something is […]

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Leaving Your Child Home Alone http://www.parenting-journals.com/child-home-alone/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/child-home-alone/#respond Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:54:45 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=788 By Lisa Pecos In the early years of a child’s life, parents are forced to do whatever they have to do to make sure the child is supervised at all times. But once the child reaches a certain age, the issue starts to become fuzzier. Most well-behaved kids reach a point-generally in their preteens or […]

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Kids and Homework: What Can Parents Do? http://www.parenting-journals.com/homework/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/homework/#respond Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:42:07 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=786 By Jamell Williams When sending our kids to school, we expect the majority of their education to take place during the six or so hours per day when they are actually in the classroom. But for parents, it is important to realize that education needs to be reinforced in the home. This means not only […]

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The Negative Effects of the Media on Teens http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-negative-effects-of-the-media-on-teens/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-negative-effects-of-the-media-on-teens/#respond Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:13:54 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=778 By Lisa Pecos Today’s kids plug into media at an earlier age than their predecessors, and the amount of media they consume is staggering compared to the habits of past generations. According to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average child between the age of eight and 18 consumes media for seven […]

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Hosting a Princess Tea Party http://www.parenting-journals.com/hosting-a-princess-tea-party/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/hosting-a-princess-tea-party/#respond Tue, 13 Sep 2011 18:40:35 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=770 By Chris Molnar Oh the princess tea party — it’s practically a rite of passage for little girls everywhere. At some point your daughter will embrace this phase and celebrate it for all the dainty beauty that it is. This makes for the perfect theme of a party and your little princess can truly celebrate. […]

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What to Do About a Shy Child http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-about-a-shy-child/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-about-a-shy-child/#respond Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:05:58 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=766 By Jamell Andrews Most children experience some degree of shyness in certain social situations. For example, some young kids are naturally afraid of grownup strangers, and some are shy around kids of the opposite sex. For others, the problem can be more general; they may seem to lag behind their peers in social development, and […]

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Setting and Enforcing Kids’ Bedtime http://www.parenting-journals.com/setting-and-enforcing-kids%e2%80%99-bedtime/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/setting-and-enforcing-kids%e2%80%99-bedtime/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:43:21 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=762 By Jamell Andrews For parents, getting kids to go to bed at certain times is one of those ongoing struggles that over the years can reach epic proportions. Kids have a powerful, seemingly inborn desire to guide their own sleeping patterns, and for parents there is just no easy way to subvert this force. Granted, […]

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Spread Your Wings and Fly… http://www.parenting-journals.com/spread-your-wings-and-fly/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/spread-your-wings-and-fly/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2011 18:42:36 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=759 In the early evening I would sit outside under the tree near our house and watch the birds. One day I saw a Blue Jay come and chase the other birds away if they got to close. I noticed that every time she did that, 2 little Blue Jays would fly up and eat the […]

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It’s OK to be Different http://www.parenting-journals.com/it%e2%80%99s-ok-to-be-different/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/it%e2%80%99s-ok-to-be-different/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2011 18:09:41 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=755 Our son Michael was potty trained at nine months and spoke in sentences at 12 months old. At age two, he would listen to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite over and over. When a friend gave my husband and I tickets to see the Nutcracker one holiday season, I cringed! Mike did stand up comedy at the […]

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10 Tasks New Parents Should Master http://www.parenting-journals.com/10-tasks-new-parents-should-master/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/10-tasks-new-parents-should-master/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2011 19:43:47 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=750 Even if you have read all the books and been to all the classes, you cannot know exactly what it is like to be a parent until it actually happens. Every new parent encounters surprises and unexpected challenges. And while most of these challenges are easily overcome, they are quite serious given the fact that […]

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How to Encourage Kids to Love Reading http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-encourage-kids-to-love-reading/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-encourage-kids-to-love-reading/#respond Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:39:17 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=740 With the rise of television, video games, and now the internet and digital devices, many are worried that the old habit of sitting down and reading a good book is on its way out with the coming generation. But while the act of reading is certainly undergoing change, reading is still a fundamental component of […]

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A Parents’ Guide to Childhood Stress http://www.parenting-journals.com/a-parents-guide-to-childhood-stress/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/a-parents-guide-to-childhood-stress/#respond Tue, 09 Aug 2011 18:01:51 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=736 We like to think that a child’s world is all lightness and fun, but there are dark sides to the childhood experience. Especially in this age of increased expectations, rigorous study, and intense competition for educational opportunities, kids are increasingly dealing with stress in addition to all the traditional sources of bad feelings in children. […]

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8 Tips for Teaching Your Kids Good Manners http://www.parenting-journals.com/8-tips-for-teaching-your-kids-good-manners/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/8-tips-for-teaching-your-kids-good-manners/#comments Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:12:50 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=733 After a generations-long decline in the emphasis on manners when raising children, many 21st-century parents are rediscovering the importance of instilling values of politeness and decorum in their kids. Children who have good manners are better behaved in general, but they also tend to go far in the world because they know how to ingratiate […]

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Are You a Helicopter Parent? http://www.parenting-journals.com/are-you-a-helicopter-parent/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/are-you-a-helicopter-parent/#respond Wed, 27 Jul 2011 21:02:15 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=725 Over the past several years, the phrase “helicopter parenting” has emerged in the media as a term for parenting styles that involve excessive intervention, attention, and guidance on the part of parents toward their children. The term is metaphorical; the parent is a helicopter constantly hovering over the child. It is often used pejoratively, and […]

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What to Do With a Child Who Whines http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-with-a-child-who-whines/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-with-a-child-who-whines/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2011 19:40:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=718 Pre-verbal children use crying to get what they need. After learning to talk, many children have trouble breaking this habit. In fact, some develop a rather complex system of sounds and gestures that sometimes includes crying, sometimes pouting, sometimes tantrums, and sometimes a loud, whiny voice. For parents, as much as we love our children, […]

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Techniques – When Potty Training Clashes With Your Vacation! http://www.parenting-journals.com/techniques-when-potty-training-clashes-with-your-vacation/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/techniques-when-potty-training-clashes-with-your-vacation/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:42:36 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=714 There are some simple preparations that you can make in advance before embarking on a trip away with your toddler in the midst of his potty training. Take your child’s potty on the trip as it needs to be at hand at all times whilst you are in training. Even when you are on the […]

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What to Do if Your Child Stutters http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-if-your-child-stutters/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-if-your-child-stutters/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2011 16:21:39 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=708 Stutters or Stuttering, also known as stammering, is a speech disorder most commonly affecting children between the ages of 2 and 5, though it appears in people of all ages. There are many forms of stuttering, which itself is only one of a variety of similar speech disorders. It usually involves the involuntary repetition of […]

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Should I Vaccinate My Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/should-i-vaccinate-my-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/should-i-vaccinate-my-children/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:18:11 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=703 Childhood vaccines are used to protect children from a range of serious illnesses such as polio, measles, diphtheria, tetanus, and meningitis. Practically everyone in the medical community unequivocally advocates vaccination for young children, but the issue has become complicated in recent years. For new parents, it is difficult to ignore the recent controversies generated by […]

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How To Keep The Internet Safe For Your Kids And Home http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-keep-the-internet-safe-for-your-kids-and-home/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-keep-the-internet-safe-for-your-kids-and-home/#respond Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:22:18 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=700 By Liz Krause When it comes to the internet, gone are the days when parents know more than the kids – or so it seems. The fact of the matter is, although a child may know how to use the internet faster and quicker, it is the parents’ responsibility to protect them from the dark […]

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Encouraging Your Toddlers Caring Side http://www.parenting-journals.com/encouraging-your-toddler%e2%80%99s-caring-side/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/encouraging-your-toddler%e2%80%99s-caring-side/#respond Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:06:45 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=696 You probably find that little toddlers can be very kind and sweet but this is not always the case. How do you encourage their sympathetic side? Toddlers have an in-built ability to be caring and this can be seen when she tries to comfort you if she thinks you are upset or offering her sibling […]

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How To Cope With Sibling Jealousy http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-cope-with-sibling-jealousy/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-cope-with-sibling-jealousy/#respond Wed, 01 Jun 2011 19:45:30 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=692 Sibling jealousy is incredibly common. To the older child it can be an overwhelming and confusing feeling when confronted with a young sibling and parents need to be patient and understanding. Young children and toddlers are often told that the arrival of their new baby brother or sister is really exciting but when the little […]

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Developing Your Child’s Important Motor Skills http://www.parenting-journals.com/developing-your-child%e2%80%99s-important-motor-skills/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/developing-your-child%e2%80%99s-important-motor-skills/#respond Wed, 25 May 2011 21:51:58 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=684 Many parents do not realise how important the development of their child’s fine and gross motor skills are in terms of their academic and physical performances. There are lots of games and activities which parents can do with their children to enhance their motor skills. Writing and manipulating small objects are FINE motor skills. You […]

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How Safe Are Sunscreens Ingredients? http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-safe-are-sunscreens-ingredients/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-safe-are-sunscreens-ingredients/#respond Tue, 17 May 2011 21:33:33 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=677 When people go to the store to buy sunscreen, they assume that the products they purchase are safe and effective. Whether you purchase sunscreen for trips to the beach, lounging poolside, or for everyday protection against the sun’s rays, you probably expect to be able to rely on your sunscreen to protect you from sun […]

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Summer Problems Caused By Nature http://www.parenting-journals.com/summer-problems-caused-by-nature/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/summer-problems-caused-by-nature/#respond Tue, 10 May 2011 19:29:46 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=671 The sun is shining, the days are longer and you have waved goodbye to coughs and colds but summer brings its own little irritations. Here are some tips to help. Sunburn This is caused by too much exposure to the sun and creates a red and painful skin ailment that can lead to serious skin […]

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A Look at ADHD http://www.parenting-journals.com/a-look-at-adhd/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/a-look-at-adhd/#respond Tue, 03 May 2011 18:26:09 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=664 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. The parts affected control concentration, attention and impulsivity. A child with ADHD can behave as if ‘up in the clouds’ or seem ‘dreamy’ or is hyperactive ‘always on the go’. They are unable to pay attention. The child finds […]

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First Day of School http://www.parenting-journals.com/first-day-of-school/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/first-day-of-school/#respond Mon, 02 May 2011 15:47:23 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=659 To overcome the fear of the first day at nursery, playgroup or school is a big step for your child. Talking to your child about it can help them prepare and alleviate some of their fears. They will naturally be anxious of the unknown so explain and describe where they will be going and for […]

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Understanding Asthma in Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-asthma-in-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-asthma-in-children/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:46:01 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=648 Asthma affects the small tubes (airways) that carry air in and out of the lungs, also known as the bronchi. The airways of the lungs are more sensitive in children with asthma. Something that irritates your child’s lungs is a called a trigger. Triggers cause the airways to narrow, inflame the lining of the airways […]

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Building Confidence in Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/building-confidence-in-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/building-confidence-in-children/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:31:56 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=495 Are you helping or hindering your child’s self-esteem and feeling of confidence? Say your child tries to carry their bowl of food and a beaker of juice across the room, then trips and spills everything. Do you say ‘I told you not to do that! Now see what you have done!’ It is tempting but […]

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7 Common Mistakes First-Time Parents Make http://www.parenting-journals.com/7-common-mistakes-first-time-parents-make/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/7-common-mistakes-first-time-parents-make/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:15:38 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=464 Parenting is one of the hardest jobs you will ever have, and no stage is more difficult than the first few months with your first child. It is easy to be led astray by misguided assumptions and poorly thought-out plans, and it is practically impossible to completely avoid making any mistakes. Parenting is after all […]

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The 6 Most Important Parent-Child Talks http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-6-most-important-parent-child-talks/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-6-most-important-parent-child-talks/#respond Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:08:23 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=458 No one said parenting was going to be easy. As children grow up, countless issues can arise, and as parents it is our job to try to guide our children through these times to the best of our abilities. An essential part of this job is to talk to our children about serious issues that […]

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Helping Kids deal with Anger http://www.parenting-journals.com/helping-kids-deal-with-anger/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/helping-kids-deal-with-anger/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2011 04:18:13 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=454 Anger is something that kids learn. From too much violence on television, to video games, the internet, and music, violent images and words surround us all. While adults can listen to or view these things without having them directly impact the way they behave or treat others, children are an entirely different matter. Children are […]

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The Importance of Teaching Kids About Money http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-importance-of-teaching-kids-about-money/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-importance-of-teaching-kids-about-money/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 22:04:34 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=450 These days, too many people do not learn about money and finance until it is far too late. Americans now hold more debt than ever before, and this is at least in part due to the fact that many of us have had no financial education. Sadly, this has led to millions of cases in […]

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Can an Herbal Remedy Stop the Sniffles? http://www.parenting-journals.com/can-an-herbal-remedy-stop-the-sniffles/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/can-an-herbal-remedy-stop-the-sniffles/#comments Wed, 02 Feb 2011 19:39:06 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=442 In my household, winter time usually means one thing–runny noses. My children’s noses are like a faucet that never turns off–and if it does, it just starts running again a few days later. I don’t think much of this until I get a bad cold. Like right now–I’ve been perpetually sick for the last two […]

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Understanding Kids with Hypoglycemia http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-kids-with-hypoglycemia/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-kids-with-hypoglycemia/#respond Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:38:33 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=435 Hypoglycemia is a condition that is often associated with diabetes. It is characterized by low blood sugar (glucose) levels. Hypoglycemia itself is not a disease, but an indicator of some other health problem. It is a very dangerous condition for kids simply because our brains need a steady supply of glucose in order to function […]

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Avoiding Sibling Rivalry: How to Prepare Your Child for a New Arrival http://www.parenting-journals.com/avoiding-sibling-rivalry/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/avoiding-sibling-rivalry/#respond Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:54:25 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=431 By Jamell Andrews All kids are different, and not every first child responds poorly to the arrival of a second one. In fact, some young children do not show any signs of sibling rivalry at all, instead welcoming new additions to the family with open arms. While some children are temperamentally predisposed to welcoming younger […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Cyberbullying http://www.parenting-journals.com/a-parent%e2%80%99s-guide-to-cyberbullying/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/a-parent%e2%80%99s-guide-to-cyberbullying/#comments Thu, 06 Jan 2011 20:07:49 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=421 By Lisa Pecos There have always been bullies, but the internet has given mean kids a whole new platform to bully others, and this new platform comes with some serious concerns that parents need to be aware of. Many people tend to think that being on the receiving end of occasional bullying is a normal […]

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Dyslexia in Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/dyslexia-in-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/dyslexia-in-children/#comments Thu, 09 Dec 2010 22:05:47 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=415 By Jamell Andrews Dyslexia is an impairment of the brain that causes difficulty with translating written images into language. It is one of the most misunderstood learning disabilities in the United States, and it is also the most common one. It is believed that dyslexia affects approximately 15% of the United States population, though everyone […]

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How to Beat the Childhood Obesity Epidemic http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-beat-the-childhood-obesity-epidemic/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-beat-the-childhood-obesity-epidemic/#respond Thu, 09 Dec 2010 21:04:41 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=409 By Marc Courtiol According to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 20 percent of American children between the ages of 6 and 11 are now obese, and 18 percent of young people between ages 12 and 19 meet the criteria for obesity. These numbers are startling enough on their own, and […]

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7 Ways to Improve Your Child’s School Performance http://www.parenting-journals.com/7-ways-to-improve-your-child%e2%80%99s-school-performance/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/7-ways-to-improve-your-child%e2%80%99s-school-performance/#respond Mon, 06 Dec 2010 21:21:34 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=397 By Lisa Pecos School is where kids acquire the bulk of their learning, but it is hard to have success at school without a solid foundation of education in the home, starting at a very early age and continuing through the teen years. Most parents are aware of the things they can do to prepare […]

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Toxic Materials and Toys: What to Watch For http://www.parenting-journals.com/toxic-materials-and-toys-what-to-watch-for/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/toxic-materials-and-toys-what-to-watch-for/#respond Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:05:24 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=390 As if we need one more thing to worry about these days, the LA Times recently published an article on watching out for toxic toy materials. Although regulations on toxic materials in toys do exist, there are  many harmful substances that aren’t regulated at all. You probably remember when Mattel made headlines in 2007 for […]

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Our Nations Most Powerful Educators; The Parents http://www.parenting-journals.com/our-nations-most-powerful-educators-the-parents/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/our-nations-most-powerful-educators-the-parents/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2010 20:28:51 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=385 By Tiffany Chappelle ‘Oh, I wish I had the time!’ are the words most often uttered from other parents when I mention I read to my two sons, ages six and eight every single night for a minimum of thirty minutes. I am torn between insult by this comment, which suggests that I am not […]

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Avoiding Sugary Cereals http://www.parenting-journals.com/avoiding-sugary-cereals/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/avoiding-sugary-cereals/#comments Tue, 02 Nov 2010 03:54:11 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=372 When I was little, every Sunday, my mom used to drive my brother and I to my grandmother’s house, where she would take us to church. After church, we always stopped by the local grocery store and somehow, someway, my brother and I would finagle our way into each getting a box of cereal. And […]

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Signs Your Child May Have ADHD http://www.parenting-journals.com/signs-your-child-may-have-adhd/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/signs-your-child-may-have-adhd/#respond Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:58:45 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=365 By Jamell Andrews Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is believed to affect about 4 million kids in the U.S. and millions more throughout the world. Over the last several years, ADHD has often been seen a trendy diagnosis, with many people dismissing it as a mere personality trait rather than a problem that warrants treatment. But while […]

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Parenting Through Play http://www.parenting-journals.com/parenting-through-play/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/parenting-through-play/#respond Thu, 21 Oct 2010 19:20:35 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/360/parenting-through-play/ by Ben Johnson Anyone who has spent any amount of time around children know that all kids love to play. My three year old daughter will spend hours with a stuffed animal in one hand and a toy dinosaur in the other. I don’t always understand what each one is saying, but based on the […]

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Dining Out With Children: Should It Ever Be Okay? http://www.parenting-journals.com/dining-out-with-children-should-it-ever-be-okay/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/dining-out-with-children-should-it-ever-be-okay/#respond Tue, 19 Oct 2010 20:17:56 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=355 By Lisa Pecos When it comes to dining with children, too many parents fall into the trap of thinking that the rest of the world should happily accommodate their children without complaint. Because we love our children so much, it is easy to forget that other people may not be as charmed by them. This […]

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Getting Kids to Eat Healthy Foods http://www.parenting-journals.com/getting-kids-to-eat-healthy-foods/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/getting-kids-to-eat-healthy-foods/#respond Wed, 13 Oct 2010 19:54:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=351 By Lisa Pecos According to the USDA, kids between the ages of 9 and 13 require at least six servings of fruits and vegetables per day, with each serving being either a half cup of fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables or a medium-sized fruit. Kids between 4 and 8 need about five servings per day, […]

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Safest Booster Seats Revealed http://www.parenting-journals.com/safest-booster-seats-revealed/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/safest-booster-seats-revealed/#respond Wed, 29 Sep 2010 19:44:12 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=345 By Jamell Andrews As parents, one of our most important jobs is to make sure that our children stay safe at all times. Even if you consider yourself to be an exceptionally safe driver, accidents can happen to anyone. To be prepared for this event, security experts recommend that parents use booster seats for school-aged […]

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Discipline for a 4-Year-Old http://www.parenting-journals.com/discipline-for-a-4-year-old/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/discipline-for-a-4-year-old/#respond Tue, 28 Sep 2010 04:11:51 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=340 My son is on the verge of turning 5, and we were having a small war in our home. Not over what kind of party he wanted, not over how many toys he needs, and not over what food to serve. In fact, it had nothing to do with his actual birthday at all. It […]

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Study: Parents at Risk of Postnatal Depression http://www.parenting-journals.com/study-parents-at-risk-of-postnatal-depression/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/study-parents-at-risk-of-postnatal-depression/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:14:07 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=332 By Jamell Andrews A study just released by the Medical Research Council in the U.K. reveals that postnatal depression (also known as postpartum depression), which has been well documented among women, also affects a substantial percentage of new fathers. Looking at a group of 86,957 families, the study found that 39% of mothers experience at […]

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Packaged Fruit–Does it Count as a Serving? http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-counts-as-fruit/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-counts-as-fruit/#respond Tue, 14 Sep 2010 23:34:42 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=323 I try to keep fresh fruit on hand at all times, but I’m lucky–my kids love it and they eat right through it. Here today, gone tomorrow–that’s our fruit bowl. So, on the days when there isn’t anything fresh to pack in the lunches, I reach into the cupboard for eating fresh fruit at all. […]

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Signs of Depression in Children and Teens http://www.parenting-journals.com/signs-of-depression-in-children-and-teens/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/signs-of-depression-in-children-and-teens/#respond Wed, 08 Sep 2010 21:00:47 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=315 By Marc Courtiol While childhood depression can be triggered by events such as changing schools, divorce, moving, or a death in the family, there is a genetic component to depressive mood disorders, and some children are more predisposed to these feelings than others. In past generations childhood depression was often dismissed as normal growing pains, […]

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Flavored Milk–Do You Use It? http://www.parenting-journals.com/flavored-milk-do-you-use-it/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/flavored-milk-do-you-use-it/#respond Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:20:21 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=310 I have a 21 month old daughter that isn’t milk’s biggest fan. She’ll drink a little bit, but not nearly enough to get her day’s worth of calcium in. So one morning, I thought I’d give her some chocolate milk to see what would happen. She didn’t drink it–she guzzled it! Ever since, it’s chocolate […]

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Your Family and Understanding Meningitis http://www.parenting-journals.com/your-family-and-understanding-meningitis/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/your-family-and-understanding-meningitis/#respond Thu, 19 Aug 2010 16:25:02 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=306 Meningitis is an infection that results from inflammation around the brain and spinal cord coverings (or membranes). It occurs most often in children (including teenagers) and young adults, though it can pose a risk to some older adults who have weakened immune systems. There are two primary types of meningitis: viral and bacterial. Both types […]

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Children and Illness: The Main Reasons that Kids Miss School http://www.parenting-journals.com/children-and-illness-the-main-reasons-that-kids-miss-school/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/children-and-illness-the-main-reasons-that-kids-miss-school/#respond Wed, 18 Aug 2010 20:08:46 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=301 By Cyndra Neal Many parents can probably relate to having a child who seems to be sick all the time. Often times, parents find themselves wondering why their kids get sick so often. They may even feel like their kids are sick more often than other people’s children. The reality, however, is that most kids […]

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Being Bilingual — Is it Right for Your Child? http://www.parenting-journals.com/being-bilingual-is-it-right-for-your-child/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/being-bilingual-is-it-right-for-your-child/#respond Wed, 11 Aug 2010 23:00:43 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=297 When I was going through elementary school, my mom would always have me in a bilingual classroom. She’s bilingual (English and Spanish), and when I was a preschooler, so was I. (We lived in Chile then, and when we moved back to California, she wanted me to be able to maintain my Spanish). At the […]

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Understanding your Child’s Temperament http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-your-childs-temperament/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-your-childs-temperament/#respond Thu, 05 Aug 2010 19:00:20 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=290 By Jameel Andrews When children have personalities that are drastically different from their parents or siblings, it frequently causes a bit of frustration for everyone else, particularly the parents. If you find yourself becoming frustrated because you do not understand the temperament of your child, there are some steps you can take that will help […]

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Adoption from Home and Afar–Two Moms Share their Stories http://www.parenting-journals.com/adoption-from-home-and-afar-two-moms-share-their-stories/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/adoption-from-home-and-afar-two-moms-share-their-stories/#comments Fri, 30 Jul 2010 22:32:43 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=282 The thought of adoption can be overwhelming–where do I start? What are the advantages of adopting from the United States? From abroad? In the following story, two mothers open up to Breezy Mama about how their families began through adoption. From financial costs to the emotional pay-offs, Mindy discusses her experience adopting (“I thought she […]

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Teaching Kids about Money http://www.parenting-journals.com/teaching-kids-about-money/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/teaching-kids-about-money/#respond Thu, 29 Jul 2010 19:28:41 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=278 By Marc Courtiol While many parents often mention the fact that they wish they had learned more at an early age about how to handle money, many of them are surprisingly hesitant to discuss such matters with their own children. This seems a bit odd, since so many of us wish that our children had […]

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Helping Children Deal with Divorce http://www.parenting-journals.com/helping-children-deal-with-divorce/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/helping-children-deal-with-divorce/#respond Thu, 22 Jul 2010 19:45:06 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=272 By Jamell Andrews Divorce is a stressful event for everyone involved. Just because parents are the two individuals who are directly going through the process, it does not mean that the children involved are immune from the negative effects. For the most part, the various reactions that children have to news of divorce will depend […]

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Understanding Puberty http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-puberty/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-puberty/#respond Tue, 22 Jun 2010 19:34:30 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=268 By Marc Courtiol There are various stages of puberty that most of us are painfully familiar with. Even though the majority of us understand what happens to girls and boys as they hit puberty, many of us do not completely understand the science behind the changes that occur during that time. If you have started […]

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KidPort Educational Service http://www.parenting-journals.com/kidport-educational-service/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/kidport-educational-service/#respond Sun, 09 May 2010 01:34:43 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=265 We really like the internet learning resource developed by Bryan Knysh. Kidport is an educational service that helps kids hone their fundamental learning skills in math, language and science by self-reflection on the learning process itself. The course is composed of multiple learning modules that include cognitive, curriculum and experience based components. Kid Port is […]

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Risk, Adventure, and Your Child – LifeJackets http://www.parenting-journals.com/risk-adventure-and-your-child/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/risk-adventure-and-your-child/#comments Wed, 05 May 2010 17:06:33 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=259 By Brendan Madden A rogue gust capsized the small sailboat, sending the Farley-McSorley family tumbling into the waters of Lake Fairlee. As their lifejackets bobbed them back to the surface, 10-year-old Madison took charge. “Mom, Dad, are you ok?” Satisfied that they were, Madison quickly and confidently guided her parents through the task of righting […]

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The Art of Sharing – Shared Custody http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-art-of-sharing/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-art-of-sharing/#respond Mon, 26 Apr 2010 20:35:10 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=252 My Experiences with Shared Custody Our breakup started and ended quickly. That said I had probably missed all the signals a failing relationship yields the whole year and half we were together. In that time we had shared an apartment, friends and our son. In hindsight we were naive to think a relationship with so […]

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Simple Steps to Building Character in Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/simple-steps-to-building-character-in-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/simple-steps-to-building-character-in-children/#comments Wed, 14 Apr 2010 20:03:03 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=248 By Jamell Andrews In an effort to teach children how to be responsible, respectful, and honest throughout their lives, schools throughout the United States have implemented structured character education classes. For the most part, parents are extremely supportive of these types of programs because they want their children to learn how to respect others, how […]

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That, I understand! Parenting http://www.parenting-journals.com/that-i-understand/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/that-i-understand/#respond Wed, 31 Mar 2010 20:20:35 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=242 By Ambyr Hunt So, their are times when I am up late enough to watch the old episodes of Seinfeld. I just love Seinfeld and the raw truth that is “uncovered” during each show. The presentation of each life lesson is so hysterical that their are times when I have to pause the t.v. and […]

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What Luck, A Duck! http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-luck-a-duck/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-luck-a-duck/#respond Wed, 31 Mar 2010 20:10:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=237 By Ambyr Hunt I used to read the kids this book called “What Luck, A Duck!” when they were younger. Basically, It’s a book about this boy who is painting in his garage and he’s really just not very good. Luckily for him this duck comes along and steps in his paint and low and […]

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Bus Missed – Transportation to School http://www.parenting-journals.com/bus-missed/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/bus-missed/#respond Wed, 31 Mar 2010 19:55:11 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=233 By Ambyr Hunt First of all let me tell you, I am so grateful or my seven children and their sometimes idiotic behaviour. Yes, their behaviour coupled with mine makes this blog possible on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. Our morning adventure starts at 6 a.m. with all five of the little kids getting up, […]

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Easing the Pain of Family Springtime Allergies http://www.parenting-journals.com/easing-the-pain-of-family-springtime-allergies/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/easing-the-pain-of-family-springtime-allergies/#comments Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:17:39 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=229 By Jamell Andrews For many of us, springtime brings a lot more than warm weather and extended hours of daylight. It also brings chaotic allergies because of pollen, dry air, and gusting winds that blow everything around even more than usual. Fortunately, there are some simple, basic steps that we can all take in an […]

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What to do if your Child is being Bullied http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-if-your-child-is-being-bullied/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-do-if-your-child-is-being-bullied/#respond Fri, 12 Mar 2010 22:28:56 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=225 By Anna Rekal Bullying can come in a variety of different forms, and it can start as early as preschool. Children may be picked on or teased, or they may be forced into certain behaviors or activities in order to avoid being beaten up or have their lunch money stolen. Bullying goes far beyond basic […]

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5 Parenting Tips for Communicating with Children & Teens http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-parenting-tips-for-communicating-with-children-teens/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/5-parenting-tips-for-communicating-with-children-teens/#respond Tue, 09 Mar 2010 21:06:04 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=216 There is nothing that adequately prepares us for the most important job there is—parenting. Children and teens do not come with an owner’s manual, and most of our training is on the job. With our own parents as our most prominent role models, we tend to repeat what we have learned about parenting from them. […]

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Soothing a Fussy Baby http://www.parenting-journals.com/soothing-a-fussy-baby/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/soothing-a-fussy-baby/#comments Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:47:50 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=210 If you are the parent of an infant, it is pretty much inevitable that you will have to deal with a fussy baby at least from time to time. For many parents, dealing with a fussy baby is a regular occurrence that quickly leads to frustration, loss of energy, and a lack of sleep. Fortunately, […]

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Raising Happy Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/raising-happy-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/raising-happy-children/#respond Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:11:30 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=200 By Jamell Andrews Raising happy children does not have anything to do with the material possessions that you give to them. Regardless of how many toys kids have or how much you try to shield them from the harsher aspects of life, the ability of children to be happy as they grow up is largely […]

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Do Kids NEED Cell Phones? http://www.parenting-journals.com/do-kids-need-cell-phones/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/do-kids-need-cell-phones/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2010 21:36:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=196 By Cyndra Neal This is a question that many parents find themselves wondering about, often when their children are as young as eight or nine years old. Kids are asking for technological gadgets at increasingly early ages, claiming that they need things like cell phones, video games, iPods, and laptop computers. But do your kids […]

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Understanding and Fighting Childhood Obesity http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-and-fighting-childhood-obesity/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-and-fighting-childhood-obesity/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:22:31 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=192 Over the past 30 years, childhood obesity has been steadily on the rise among children aged 6 to 19. In children between the ages of 2 and 5, about 14% of them are now classified as being overweight. Approximately 20% of kids aged 6 to 11 are overweight and 19% of kids between the ages […]

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Your Teenager Could Have Seasonal Affective Disorder http://www.parenting-journals.com/your-teenager-could-have-seasonal-affective-disorder/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/your-teenager-could-have-seasonal-affective-disorder/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2010 21:16:33 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=187 Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression that affects teenagers at the same time every year. For the majority of the United States population, the most common time of year for the onset of SAD is fall or early winter. Though some teenagers are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder in the spring […]

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Ways to Make your Baby Smarter http://www.parenting-journals.com/ways-to-make-your-baby-smarter/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/ways-to-make-your-baby-smarter/#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:07:46 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=184 By Jamell Andrews When it comes to infant development, most experts agree that the first few years of your child’s life are the most important in terms of stimulating their learning. If you are looking for some fun, creative ways to get your baby started with learning, these ideas may help you to get the […]

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Are You Aware of Eating Disorders in Adolescence http://www.parenting-journals.com/eating-disorders-in-adolescence-do-you-suspect-your-child-has-an-easting-disorder/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/eating-disorders-in-adolescence-do-you-suspect-your-child-has-an-easting-disorder/#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:48:49 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=177 By Wendy Wood Do you suspect that your child has an eating disorder? By watching your child’s eating habits you will soon find out if he or she, in fact, has an eating disorder. Here are is a list of tips, tricks and methods for learning more about your child’s eating habits in hopes that […]

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Parents, Teenagers and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome http://www.parenting-journals.com/parents-teenagers-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/parents-teenagers-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2010 20:35:00 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=166 By Jamell Andrews Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is a very difficult disorder to diagnose in adults and teenagers. The primary symptom associated with chronic fatigue syndrome is extreme fatigue, which does not improve even with extended periods of rest. Though Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is one that is now widely accepted by researchers and doctors […]

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Guess How Children Learn http://www.parenting-journals.com/guess-how-children-learn/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/guess-how-children-learn/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:36:59 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=162 Children thrive in nurturing environments, so it is important that they be introduced to learning opportunities at a very young age. In fact, the earlier you start introducing your kids to different learning tools, the better off they will be in the long run. It is generally recommended that parents start introducing their kids to […]

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The Complementary Parenting Styles of Mom and Dad http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-complementary-parenting-styles-of-mom-and-dad/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-complementary-parenting-styles-of-mom-and-dad/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2009 21:19:37 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=157 By Jamell Andrews It is believed that children develop into who they (ultimately) are based on the confidence their parents have as parents. In other words, if mom and dad are not comfortable being parents, or if they do not exude very much self-confidence in this role, their children are likely to pick up on […]

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Stepping Into a New Role: Balancing Love as a Stepmother http://www.parenting-journals.com/stepping-into-a-new-role-balancing-love-as-a-stepmother/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/stepping-into-a-new-role-balancing-love-as-a-stepmother/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2009 20:33:23 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=150 By Jessica Lawson With divorce rates in America at an all-time high, it is practically inevitable that our children will be affected by broken marriages either directly or through friends. Difficulties, both emotional and physical (due to moving back and forth between residences), can threaten a child’s sense of home and blur the roles of […]

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Jane Eyre – How to Raise a Kid with Good Self-Esteem http://www.parenting-journals.com/jane-eyre-how-to-raise-a-kid-with-good-self-esteem/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/jane-eyre-how-to-raise-a-kid-with-good-self-esteem/#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:21:12 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=144 By David Bain Jesse Jackson once said, “Your children need your presence more than your presents”. When stated it seems obvious that a child’s early years can determine the rest of their life. What seems so obvious, however, is often ignored. Parents often forget that offering support and companionship is as important as a good […]

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Old and New Natural Ways to Prevent Colds http://www.parenting-journals.com/old-and-new-natural-ways-to-prevent-colds/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/old-and-new-natural-ways-to-prevent-colds/#respond Thu, 10 Dec 2009 21:54:20 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=139 By Marc Courtiol If you are a parent to a baby or toddler, you are undoubtedly used to your little one having several colds each year. In fact, it may even seem like as soon as your child has finally gotten over a cold, another one mysteriously appears not far behind. While your first instinct […]

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Getting your Kids to Eat Healthy Foods http://www.parenting-journals.com/getting-your-kids-to-eat-healthy-foods/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/getting-your-kids-to-eat-healthy-foods/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:27:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=128 By Jamell Andrews Parents often have meal time battles with their children. The kids decide that they do not like what you are serving them, or they just decide that they would rather have something else. Whatever the reason, one of the worst things you can do as a parent is give in to your […]

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Parents! Rid your Home of Harmful Allergens http://www.parenting-journals.com/parents-rid-your-home-of-harmful-allergens/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/parents-rid-your-home-of-harmful-allergens/#respond Tue, 08 Dec 2009 19:53:40 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=127 For those of us who suffer from allergies, sometimes getting through the day can be a daunting task. Symptoms ranging from itchy, watery eyes to a constantly runny nose contribute to making our lives miserable when our bodies are assaulted by allergens that they simply cannot deal with. Fortunately, if you suffer from allergies or […]

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Understanding Adult ADHD and Children ADHD http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-adult-adhd-and-childern-adhd/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/understanding-adult-adhd-and-childern-adhd/#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2009 21:51:00 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=126 The first thing to understand about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is that it is a neurobiological condition. After depression, ADHD is the second most common mental health disorder in adults, affecting about 5% of the United States population. Interestingly, approximately 60% of children who are diagnosed with ADHD continue to have the disorder as adults, […]

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Soy and Health Issues in Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/soy-and-health-issues-in-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/soy-and-health-issues-in-children/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2009 19:30:37 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=125 Many people have turned to soy alternatives in the belief that these foods and beverages are healthier for their children. However, consistent research over the past several years has indicated that soy products may ultimately cause more harm than good. A large factor contributing to the health dangers presented by soy is the fact that […]

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How to Find the Right Preschool http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-find-the-right-preschool/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-find-the-right-preschool/#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:01:33 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=124 Finding the right preschool for your child can be a challenge. With a variety of different options to choose from, parents can easily become overwhelmed when trying to decide which type of program would be the most suitable for their child. There are essentially four education models that preschools use, but do keep in mind […]

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Preparing for Your Child Becoming a Teenager http://www.parenting-journals.com/preparing-for-your-child-becoming-a-teenager/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/preparing-for-your-child-becoming-a-teenager/#respond Tue, 03 Nov 2009 19:38:28 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=123 As adolescents, children are attempting to acquire the skills they will need in order to achieve independence as adults. This is the time that they become their own person and create their own group of friends, and this period of transition is typically quite difficult. While some children seem to breeze through their teenage years […]

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How to Lose Your Mommy Tummy http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-lose-your-mommy-tummy/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/how-to-lose-your-mommy-tummy/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:23:51 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=121 One of the hardest things that new mothers face is figuring out how to lose their mommy tummy.  The outer abdominal muscles become so stretched out during pregnancy that even once you have given birth and your uterus has shrunk back down to its normal size, it is very difficult to get those muscles back […]

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My Baby Has Reflux – Now What? http://www.parenting-journals.com/my-baby-has-reflux-now-what/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/my-baby-has-reflux-now-what/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2009 23:00:54 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=120 By Cyndra Neal You’ve just come back from your pediatrician with a diagnosis of reflux for your baby and a prescription for an acid reflux medication in your hand. Now’s the time to do some research into the different types of reflux medications prescribed for infants, how they work and are they safe for your […]

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Homeopathy for Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/homeopathy-for-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/homeopathy-for-children/#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:44:37 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=119 First introduced in 1796, homeopathy is an alternative type of medical treatment that uses diluted formulas that are believed to create effects within patients that are very similar to the symptoms that are present in that individual. These non-traditional remedies are prepared by a process known as serial dilution, which involves a series of steps […]

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Are Sunscreens Harmful for Kids Health http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-look-for-in-sunscreens-for-kids/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what-to-look-for-in-sunscreens-for-kids/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2009 22:01:27 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=117 When choosing a sunscreen for your kids health, the greatest urge may be to simply grab something off the shelf of your local drug store. There are a variety of sunscreens that are specifically marketed for children, but in reality the formulations of these sunscreens are not really that much different than the ones you […]

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The Declining Quality of Children’s Diets and What to do About It http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-declining-quality-of-children%e2%80%99s-diets-and-what-to-do-about-it/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-declining-quality-of-children%e2%80%99s-diets-and-what-to-do-about-it/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:44:47 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=116 According to the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, children between the ages of two and nine have diets that are less than desirable. This is an extremely important issue because poor eating habits that start early in life are likely to continue into adulthood, resulting in a host of health problems that might […]

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Teens and Bed-Wetting : Dealing With Diapers and Plastic Pants http://www.parenting-journals.com/teens-and-bed-wettingdealing-with-diapers-and-plastic-pants-2/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/teens-and-bed-wettingdealing-with-diapers-and-plastic-pants-2/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2009 07:12:59 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=115 By Colin Ellison Being a teenager can be a stressful time in life. There’s the pressure of fitting in,preparing to get into college,going to prom,learning to drive. Now imagine if you also had to tell someone of the opposite sex that you have to wear diapers and plastic pants because you still wet the bed? […]

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Bullying Prevention Skills and Techniques for Children http://www.parenting-journals.com/bullying-prevention-skills-and-techniques-for-children/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/bullying-prevention-skills-and-techniques-for-children/#respond Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:27:46 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=114 By Mark Lakewood, CEO Child bullying is a big problem in our schools today. The main difference between child bullying today from the past is the nature of the bullying and the violence that occurs in the aftermath. Cyberbullying is becoming a popular and more destructive form of bullying than traditional bullying. More children today […]

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The History of Gripe Water http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-history-of-gripe-water/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-history-of-gripe-water/#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2009 19:43:22 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=113 By J. Andrews Gripe water has long been a home remedy for the treatment of gastrointestinal discomfort, colic, and teething pain in infants. Gripe water was first developed in 1851 in England and the discovery was actually made by accident. William Woodward, an American who had spent several years being trained as an apprentice to […]

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Math Anxiety: Are You Passing Yours On To Your Child? http://www.parenting-journals.com/math-anxiety-are-you-passing-yours-on-to-your-child/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/math-anxiety-are-you-passing-yours-on-to-your-child/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2009 21:58:05 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=112 by Donna Verry Dee Karen Greenburg of Mesa Arizona hated math as a child and she sees history repeating itself with her daughter, Angela. “She’s very frustrated with math,” says Greenburg of the second-grader. “She mostly dislikes doing drills and timed tests. I think I may have passed that on to her through my poor […]

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21 Days To Back-To-School Bliss http://www.parenting-journals.com/21-days-to-back-to-school-bliss/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/21-days-to-back-to-school-bliss/#respond Fri, 04 Sep 2009 22:00:55 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=111 By Susan Kruger Tips for getting your school-year off to a relaxed and productive start. Gearing up for back-to-school can be a bit overwhelming; there is a lot to do, a lot of transitions to navigate, and often a sense of blues as the realization that summer has, once again, gone by too fast. However, […]

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The New Colic http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-new-colic/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/the-new-colic/#respond Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:28:47 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=109 By Cyndra Neal Colic. That word strikes fear into the hearts of new moms and pediatricians everywhere. Although theories abound, very little is known about colic. It comes on as mysteriously as it disappears. Parents inundate pediatric offices and emergency rooms, sure that something is seriously wrong with their infant. Some pediatricians send the parents […]

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What’s For Dinner? Strategies for Feeding Your Family http://www.parenting-journals.com/what%e2%80%99s-for-dinner-strategies-for-feeding-your-family/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/what%e2%80%99s-for-dinner-strategies-for-feeding-your-family/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2009 20:21:28 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=105 By: Jackie Douglas A step-by-step guide featuring 6 practical strategies for busy families to implement successful meal planning. Do you walk in the door each night at five-thirty to a hungry, cranky family? Is it the first time all day you’ve had to think about what’s for dinner? Do you wind up eating peanut butter […]

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Personalize It: Giving the Perfect Gift for Every Occasion http://www.parenting-journals.com/personalize-it-giving-the-perfect-gift-for-every-occasion/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/personalize-it-giving-the-perfect-gift-for-every-occasion/#respond Thu, 13 Aug 2009 19:58:52 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=104 By Diane Cullen One of the best gifts I ever gave was a ceramic plate. Given to a dear friend on the occasion of her daughter’s baptism, the plate was hand-painted in pink and pale green and featured a cross, just as I had specified. The baby’s name and baptism date were spelled out in […]

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Why I don’t like parent education: http://www.parenting-journals.com/why-i-don%e2%80%99t-like-parent-education/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/why-i-don%e2%80%99t-like-parent-education/#respond Wed, 12 Aug 2009 21:15:39 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=103 By Evan Steele As a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, parent educator, and parent, I have had the opportunity to be on “both sides of the couch,” and observe the current state of parent education. The following are some thoughts about what help is available, especially as it relates to difficult (ADHD, ODD, etc) children. Parents […]

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Last-Minute Fun & Easy Party Games & Activities to Make Your Kids Birthday a Hit! http://www.parenting-journals.com/last-minute-fun-easy-party-games-activities-to-make-your-kids-birthday-a-hit/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/last-minute-fun-easy-party-games-activities-to-make-your-kids-birthday-a-hit/#respond Wed, 12 Aug 2009 20:19:49 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=102 By: K.D. Grant Last minute kids party planning made easy! Find a full day’s worth of fun, ready-to-play, and often free, interactive games and activities to make your child’s next birthday party truly memorable. You set the date and sent out the invitations with the greatest of intentions of planning the perfect birthday party for […]

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Easy Kids Craft Ideas: A Refreshing Alternative to Extravagant Parties http://www.parenting-journals.com/easy-kids-craft-ideas-a-refreshing-alternative-to-extravagant-parties/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/easy-kids-craft-ideas-a-refreshing-alternative-to-extravagant-parties/#respond Fri, 07 Aug 2009 19:10:00 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=101 By Rachel Messina As shows such as MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16” showcase the growing trend of over-the-top and extravagant parties for children and teens, it becomes increasingly difficult to remember the days of simple gatherings where Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Musical Chairs were considered prime entertainment. Kids and parents alike seem […]

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Play! The Sanity Saver For Tough Times http://www.parenting-journals.com/play-the-sanity-saver-for-tough-times/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/play-the-sanity-saver-for-tough-times/#comments Thu, 06 Aug 2009 21:33:41 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=100 By Eileen McDargh The opposite of work is not play. It’s depression. So states psychiatrist Stuart Brown in his new book, Play: How It Shapes The Brain, Opens The Imagination And Invigorates The Soul. Brown has conducted more than 6,000 play studies on what goes wrong when people do not play-studying everything from serial killers […]

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Surprising Secrets to a Successful Summer http://www.parenting-journals.com/surprising-secrets-to-a-successful-summer/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/surprising-secrets-to-a-successful-summer/#respond Wed, 29 Jul 2009 22:02:54 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=99 by Toni Schutta   You’re probably busy planning every detail so your kids can have a memorable summer packed with vacations, summer camps, sports activities and more. As you finish your planning, be sure to allow time for three surprising activities that are research-proven to help your child’s emotional, neurological and physical well-being. Secret #1: […]

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Get Your Child to Listen the First Time! http://www.parenting-journals.com/get-your-child-to-listen-the-first-time/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/get-your-child-to-listen-the-first-time/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2009 20:19:58 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=95 By Toni Schutta Shut the TV off. I said shut the TV off. I said SHUT THE TV OFF!! Does this sound familiar? Do you have to say things three or four times before your child finally complies with your request? Frustrating, isn’t it? You’re not alone. The biggest complaint that most parents have is […]

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Managing Your Child’s Anger: 9 Possible Triggers and Solutions for Coping http://www.parenting-journals.com/managing-your-childs-anger-9-possible-triggers-and-solutions-for-coping/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/managing-your-childs-anger-9-possible-triggers-and-solutions-for-coping/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:59:39 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=94 By Toni Schutta Has your child thrown a tantrum lately, thrown toys across the room or hit a sibling? Odds are that s/he has! Children’s anger can be exacerbating for parents. After all, many adults still struggle with ealthy expression of anger, so dealing with a child’s anger can be doubly frustrating. When your child […]

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Help Your Child Get Organized For School! http://www.parenting-journals.com/help-your-child-get-organized-for-school/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/help-your-child-get-organized-for-school/#respond Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:37:38 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=93 By Susan Kruger Disorganization is the greatest complaint made by teachers and ranks as a very close second complaint from parents (rivaling fights and arguments over homework). Every teacher can tell stories about bright and intelligent students who are failing classes because they lack the organizational skills to keep track of their assignments. School counselors […]

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Aw, Geez, Mom, Cut it Out! Good Parenting http://www.parenting-journals.com/aw-geez-mom-cut-it-out/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/aw-geez-mom-cut-it-out/#respond Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:33:05 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=92 By Kristen Taylor Uh oh. I’ve become that parent. You know the one: I’m the mother who babies her growing children to the point of eye rolling and groaning; to the point where I’m embarrassing not only my kids, but myself as well. When our children are babies, we have the luxury of observing people […]

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Stop Annoying Back Talk Now! http://www.parenting-journals.com/stop-annoying-back-talk-now/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/stop-annoying-back-talk-now/#respond Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:29:30 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=91 Let’s say you ask your child to do a simple task like feed the dog. The next thing you know, you hear “Why do I always have to feed the dog?” Or maybe you hear sarcasm and a smart-alecky tone of voice while your child says, “You don’t really expect me to do that?” Makes […]

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Teens and Bed-Wetting:Dealing With Diapers and Plastic Pants http://www.parenting-journals.com/teens-and-bed-wettingdealing-with-diapers-and-plastic-pants/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/teens-and-bed-wettingdealing-with-diapers-and-plastic-pants/#comments Thu, 21 May 2009 20:40:12 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=89 By Colin Ellison Being a teenager can be a stressful time in life. There’s the pressure of fitting in,preparing to get into college,going to prom,learning to drive. Now imagine if you also had to tell someone of the opposite sex that you have to wear diapers and plastic pants because you still wet the bed? […]

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Parental Decisions Regarding Bed-Wetting and Diapers http://www.parenting-journals.com/parental-decisions-regarding-bed-wetting-and-diapers/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/parental-decisions-regarding-bed-wetting-and-diapers/#comments Thu, 14 May 2009 21:46:01 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=87 By Colin Ellison This sharepost is a response to Guest’s comments on my sharepost “Bed-Wetting: Should Older Children, Adolescents, and Teenagers Be Required to Wear Diapers?” I realize what I’ve said is very controversial and goes against the grain of most people’s thinking(both professional and non-professional) on this subject. The point of my original sharepost […]

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Grappling with the Birthday Beast http://www.parenting-journals.com/grappling-with-the-birthday-beast/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/grappling-with-the-birthday-beast/#respond Thu, 07 May 2009 21:24:42 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=86 by Jennifer Kirsch A mother starts to plan her son’s birthday party five months in advance, calling the parents of children with proximate birthdays to coordinate dates. A bewildered father wonders where to corral the many toys his daughter receives for her birthday. A friend confesses her relief at learning her son would like to […]

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Road Trip Bliss – 5 Tips for Enjoy Road Trips with Your Family http://www.parenting-journals.com/road-trip-bliss-5-tips-for-enjoy-road-trips-with-your-family/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/road-trip-bliss-5-tips-for-enjoy-road-trips-with-your-family/#respond Tue, 05 May 2009 22:20:16 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=85 By Sylvia Wells Road Trip Bliss Being from a family of five children that used to take extensive road trips to Newfoundland each and every summer, I have a strange fondness for car trips with the kids. I know you’re thinking that I’m crazy, but they really can be fun if you consider them in […]

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Psychosocial Difficulties of Parents with Young Children with Severe Disabilities http://www.parenting-journals.com/prominent-psychosocial-difficulties-that-parents-of-young-children-with-severe-disabilities-may-cope-with-during-their-child%e2%80%99s-early-years/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/prominent-psychosocial-difficulties-that-parents-of-young-children-with-severe-disabilities-may-cope-with-during-their-child%e2%80%99s-early-years/#respond Tue, 05 May 2009 19:33:10 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=84 Author: Dr Bindu Chawla, Associate Professor of Education , Touro College, Graduate School of Education, New York. Introduction: Being a parent has never been easy. Parenting is the job with no preparations and vacations. Senel and Akkok (1996) reported that children with disabilities have special needs that require more attention, greater vigilance and effort from […]

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Becoming A Father – Fatherhood http://www.parenting-journals.com/becoming-a-father/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/becoming-a-father/#comments Mon, 04 May 2009 23:25:01 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=83 by David McSweeney “I’ve just been to the Doctor’s and told I’ve only got nine months to live!” “Really, what’s wrong with you?” “My girlfriend is pregnant….” When you first find out you are going to be a father a number of emotions cross your mind. Joy, fear, anticipation, fear, pride, did I mention fear? […]

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We All Have Our Quirks – Rare Phobia http://www.parenting-journals.com/we-all-have-our-quirks/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/we-all-have-our-quirks/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2009 21:22:38 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=82 By Sylvia Wells The road to recovery is not always apparent, especially when you don’t realize there is something that requires recovering from. It wasn’t until about a year after my son developed a rare phobia that I finally realized he had a real and serious issue. My son has a fear, or should I […]

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Colic and Shaken Baby Syndrome http://www.parenting-journals.com/colic-and-shaken-baby-syndrome/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/colic-and-shaken-baby-syndrome/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2009 21:05:46 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=81 by Cyndra Neal Your baby has cried with colic for the last 2 weeks almost non-stop. You’re scared. You’re frustrated. You are sleep deprived. You’re not thinking clearly. You are shaking your baby. Experts believe more than ninety percent of cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome are caused by colic. It’s ironic that the frustration of […]

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A JAB IN THE DARK. Are our children being over vaccinated? http://www.parenting-journals.com/a-jab-in-the-dark-are-our-children-being-over-vaccinated/ http://www.parenting-journals.com/a-jab-in-the-dark-are-our-children-being-over-vaccinated/#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2009 21:22:10 +0000 http://www.parenting-journals.com/?p=80 By Sara Mulholland, Empowa Pty Ltd. Triple Triple Antigen, Triple MMR, Triple Hib, Triple Hep B, Quadruple oral Polio, Meningococcal C, Pnuemococcal, Varicella, boosters and more boosters. When will it end? Sara Mulholland examines the evidence. Fiona watched helplessly as her devastated friend mourned the loss of her twins, one dead and one severely brain […]

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