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Healthy Discipline Strategies For Your Kids

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If you’re a football fan, your eyes have been glued to the news for updates on how the NFL is handling abuse issues within the league. More than one player has their career on the line for making questionable decisions when it comes to disciplining their kids. As parents, we all make mistakes and fall short from time to time, but when it comes to keeping our anger in check, we can’t afford to get it wrong. Keeping kids safe has to be our number one priority. Below you’ll find a few tips to help set boundaries and prevent tempers from flaring. Read More »

Tips to Build Self-Esteem in Kids

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A healthy self-esteem is the foundation to a lifetime of positive mental health and social happiness. How you feel about yourself affects how you behave and how you treat others. Kids who understand their own strengths and weaknesses and feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflict and resisting negative pressures. It’s our job as parents to help build our children’s self-esteem and make them feel good about themselves. Daddy Nickell offers a few tips he's used over the years with his 7 kids. Read More »

What to do When Your Child Misses Mom (or Dad)

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When you are a divorced parent, you’re undoubtedly going to run into tricky situations from time to time. Often, children will miss the other parent in-between visits, and when this happens you’ll need to have a plan and know what to do to ease the transition and comfort your child. I’ve put together three tips that’ll help you do just that. Read More »

Tips to be your child’s health advocate

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By Jennifer Chung, Kinsights.comBeing engaged and informed in your child’s health is one of the most important roles that a parent can fill, but dealing with a health issue can be anxiety-inducing for most parents. Here are some practical tips to help you navigate health concerns for your child:Be informed: If you have been referred to a specialist, make a ... Read More »

Slow Down and Smell the Diapers

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Gone are the days that mothers have the option to stay home with their children while husbands work as sole provider of security and stability in the home. Families living this 1950’s scene are of the vast minority and it is one that generally comes with great sacrifices by the parents. In the past 120 years, women have made great strides toward achieving equality with our male counter-parts in all aspects of life; from gaining the right to vote to eligibility for comparable job opportunities as men and let us not forget the availability of birth control. But with all this advancing forward, could it be that we as modern women have allowed ourselves to lose sight of the importance of slowing down and enjoying our children before they are no longer tiny, helpless little babies? Read More »

What Kids Want in a Babysitter

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I think it’s fair to say that when it comes to babysitters, most kids would rather just have mom and dad stay at home. That is unless you find that rare gem of a babysitter—the one your kids adore, beg to have them come, and can’t wait for you to leave. However, these gems can be hard to find. With years of finding babysitters for my 7 kids, I’ve had my share of finding that modern day Mary Poppins. To help with the search, here are a few key things kids are actually wanting (whether they know it or not) in that perfect babysitter. Read More »

How Single Parents Can Help and Support One Another

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Did you know that 1 in 4 kids are raised in a single parent home? Many single parents struggle with loss, abandonment, budget shortfalls and work/life balance issues. Even though the road of single parenthood is often paved with challenges, there are plenty of ways to find support and encouragement along the way. Below are some practical ways that single parents can offer help and support to each other. Read More »