Archive for February, 2011
It is a difficult task to raise a child or children alone. Single parents have to be determined and courageous for raising a child without a partner is a great responsibility. To deal with this difficult task of caring for the kids and making ends meet, you need to have a strong support system composed of your family and relatives. To lighten your burden, the government, realizing the uneasy task faced by parents like you, provides single parents grants and many other forms of financial assistance. Upon application, you can get a grant for your schooling, daycare, housing, and other More >
It’s as natural and comforting as our favorite comforter or bedsheets. Pleasant memories of lazy Saturday mornings in bed remind us of the power of cotton and all its glory. Pliant, cozy, soft cotton reminds us the power of nature and its revitalizing properties. Yet 50% of the world’s cotton production is grown or processed with toxic chemicals. It’s as if our restful slumber in those 800 thread count sheets was rudely disturbed by a fitful monster made of pesticides, fertilizers, and bleaching agents.
Image this, think of how the world’s cotton ends up creating bed sheets, pillowcases, diapers, and blankets More >
After a long career and a very successful "life" that is filled with material things and fabulous trips to hard to pronounce destinations, many are finding that they are still not happy. This economic crisis that the world is facing has helped some people to step back and take stock of their lives. Watching investments vanish into thin air and the instant recall of years spent circumventing a personal commitment to another person such as a companion or child has caught many by surprise. Despite retaining a certain level of financial comfort, they are in a word…alone.
For many this new-found More >
When you have young children, taking your kids out to a restaurant can be a big task. It can be difficult to get kids to listen and it can be aggravating and also embarrassing. When you have toddlers, they tend to wiggle and want to climb under the table. The main cause of this is your child being bored or them just wanting to explore some place they have never been before.
If you are debating on going out, look at your childs current mood. Are they already acting up? If they are having a bad day or acting hyper, you might More >
While you can certainly wing it alone, you may find that some of the information that is provided during at a parent education workshop can help you to deal with parenting issues that arise. In some cases, you can even build a stronger bond between you and your child as well.
Generally, parenting affects all members of the family and the basics of this process will prove to be essential in the growth of your children. Common problems can easily be avoided and you can build a lasting and healthy relationship with your child with the elements that you learn as More >
Many studies have shown that children today are developing their own language and figuring out ways to talk to one another that would baffle and puzzle adults. One example is through the text messages that young people send to one another. Sometimes they are so strange and cryptic, fashioned from letters and numbers and odd abbreviations and slang formations that no parent on earth would be able to figure it out at first glance. Now, this can be a dilemma if you are a parent trying your best to figure out what your child is up to. If your child More >
When preparing for the new baby, a baby stroller is high a must-have in the list. Parenting a child is a bigger role than any other one and needs a very careful and watchful attitude. In the growing age the kids needs full attention and carrying them all the time is really not possible, especially when moving out. You need to have strollers. Usually strollers are an expensive kids accessory which is a popular baby shower gift, where a group of family or friends pool money and purchase this expensive gift.
While purchasing a stroller one should get familiar with More >
John and Laura just cant seem to see eye to eye in their marriage anymore. They feel that all they do is argue about little things, never finding a resolution. They feel like every day is a struggle to connect and they are starting to resent each other. Like John and Laura, all couples experience communication problems at one time or another. However, couples can move beyond arguing by developing their communication skills. Professional marriage counselors and relationship experts suggest several successful strategies for overcoming disagreements.
Set aside time to talk. Psychologists agree that you cant communicate effectively about hot-button issues More >
Being the sole one assigned the task of taking proper care of one’s child is one of the trickiest jobs that you can have. Usually, you see two people sharing the load of child care which is already a challenge for many adults. Having to work through every one of the challenges of being a father or mother on your own, without any one to share the burden with, implies that you take on all the responsibilities. The regular family is one which has mom, the gentler spirit that will take care of the home and daddy, who loosens his More >
A lot is often said about the relationship between children and their parents. Here we will talk about how you can build a better bond with your parents.
The main reason why children find it so hard to bond with their parents is because they think a lot more differently. So the best way to to work on this, is get to understand them and help them to understand you better as well. Parents often complain that their children don’t spend time with them. How much time do you spend with your parents? When was the last time that your More >