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This page contains general parenting tips and information.
Family Finances (15)
The Family Kitchen (13)
Getting Organized (8)
Joys of Motherhood (8)
Memory Keeping (6)
Family Travel (4)
Work & Family (3)
Time for Yourself (1)
226 Total Articles
Tips for the Stay at Home Mom
My Child's Hair is Not Growing
Kids Not Wearing Underwear
Daytime Wetting in Children
Teaching Your Kids About Frugal Living
Encouraging Children to Not Wear Shoes
Making a Chore Chart for Children
Collecting Child Support
Entertaining a 5 Year Old
Posting House Rules
Charging Adult Age Children Rent
Child Refuses to Wear Underwear and Other Clothing Items
Frugal Tips for Children's Clothing
Potty Training an Older Child
Should I Let My Son Quit Football?
Keep a Child's Quotes in a Journal
Bring Your Child to Work Day Ideas
Use a Crayon as a Makeshift Candle
7 Year Old Won't Eat Healthy Food
Being a Parent During Tough Economic Times
10 Ways for Kids to Earn Money
Frugal Fun With Bubbles
Making Your Own Baby Food
Consequences for Lying and Back Talking
Household Routines for School Age Children
Teaching Children to Manage Money
Boy-Girl Sleepover Advice
Staying Connected with Your Children
Setting a Curfew for College Age Children
Monitoring Your Child's Texting
Are Mylar Balloons Safe for Children?
Paying Child Support
Teaching Grandchildren Gratitude
Collecting Ideas for Children
Tooth Fairy Ideas
Containing Messy Kids
Entertaining a Sick Child
Teaching Children Personal Hygiene
Getting Children to Take Naps
Starting a Hope Chest
Jumpstarting Your Family's Creativity
Bedtime Tips and Tricks
Being a Parent to Adult Children
Rotating Your Child's Toys
Parenting Tips and Tricks
Stopping Children From Arguing
Teaching Children About Religion
Making a Cookbook for Kids
How Do Parents Find Personal Time?
Preparing for a Babysitter
Expanding a Child's Vocabulary
Deciding When to Have Children
Learning Using Acronyms
Keeping Kids Hands Clean When Playing Outside
5 Year Old Having Accidents
Applying Sunscreen to a Child
Autism Financial Advice for Parents
Keeping Children Safe in Crowds
Parenting a Large Family
Encouraging Children to Get Rid of Extra Belongings
Teaching a Child What to Do if They are Lost
Helping Kids Find the Bathroom at Night
Parenting a Special Needs Child
Road Trip Game Ideas
Getting Your Child to Take Care of Their Braces
Tips for Choosing Eco-Friendly Toys
Discussing Menstruation With Your Daughter
Keeping Kids From Fighting
Saving Money on Babysitting
Creating Childhood Memories
Good Advice for Raising Children
Teaching Your Children
Rainy Day Activities for Kids
Math Games for Kids
Labeling Children's Belongings
Bathtub Paint for Children
Saving Money on Bathtub Toys
Helping Kids Get Shots
High Tech Kids in a Low Tech Place
Helping a Child Who is Afraid of the Dark
Teaching Children About Personal Safety
Child Behaves Differently When Ex Spouse is Around
Children of Varying Ages Sharing a Bedroom
Shopping With Children
Children and Sports
Setting Bedtime for Children
Keeping Kids Entertained During Summer Break
Saving Money On Coloring Books
Teaching a Child to Be Thoughtful
Teaching a Child to Be Respectful
Limiting Fights Over the TV
Parenting a Picky Eater
Parenting Tips for College Age Children
Frugal Parenting Tips and Tricks
Preserving Childhood Memories
Names for a Kid's Book Club
Car Seat Safety
Marking Jackets for School
Good Parenting Starts With Planning
Being Organized for School Mornings
The first thing you need to do is eliminate the mad scramble of the morning rush. You need to be organized and be prepared ahead of time. I will give you some great tips to avoid the morning chaos.
Now that my children are at the stage where they were moving away to pursue their own adult lives, I find myself having moments where I am absolutely consumed with regret. We never went to Disney World.
Bake Bread With Your Grandchildren
As a grandparent, I want to teach my grandchildren the simple techniques of cooking. My husband has been on 2 mission trips with our church to Iceland. I have baked sour dough bread and sold it to defray the costs of the trip each year.
Use a Handkerchief as a Bib
I use handkerchiefs as a bib for my baby. I have bought lots of them in different colors and like to coordinate them with his outfit.
Learning At Home
I work for an elementary school. I assist with second and third grade students. On Saturdays, before my grandchildren moved, I set up a mini classroom. I taught math, spelling, crafts and we also baked and assisted with life skills.
10 Ways for Kids to Earn Money
It is a very valuable lesson for kids to work for what they want. Here are 10 great ways for kids to earn money.
Dentists Buy Back Candy
Do you have a lot of candy left over? Or too much candy for your kids? Many local dentists will buy back candy from the kids for $1 a pound.
Teaching Kids to Save
I have this coconut bear coinbank which I got four years ago. This was a freebie from opening a kiddie bank account for my child. The bank gave this to encourage parents to teach children to keep at least a single penny a day.
Crayon as Alternative Candle
This is an emergency tip. If you are out of candles or you are in a camping trip with kids, Crayola crayons are another alternate to candles. Lighting a crayon can last for 30 minutes!
Keeping Kids' Toys to a Minimum
When your child receives something new, they should have to give one of their old toys to a thrift store, or a friend. It keeps clutter down to a minimum. It also teaches them to not overdo it as they get older.
Grandchild Not Grateful for Birthday Gift
I sent my new college freshman grandson $50 on his birthday for his on-campus account last week. I know he knows I did so, because my son told me he had let my grandson know I did. Knowing my grandson responds to text messages, here's the one I just composed to him:
Job Ideas for a 12 Year Old
My daughter is 12 years old and she really wants to earn money fast. I don't know what she can do. She wants to work for money, and I don't know what.
Adult Son is Argumentative
I could use a bit of help. My son is 35. He is spending Christmas with his wife's family which is only right, we take turn. He is demanding that I hand over the Christmas gifts for the children as they are not allowed to open them before.
Older Child Afraid of the Dark
My middle child is 12 now and is still afraid of the dark because she feels unsafe and believes that if she turns the light off someone will kidnap her or kill her in a twisted way. How do I assure her that she is safe?
Adult Child Distancing Himself from Mother
I have a very loving relationship with my adult son. However there are times when he distances himself from me for no apparent reason. He doesn't answer my calls or texts even after I've tried him several times. This makes my heart heavy.
Middle School Melee - Getting a Boy to Read
Any additional suggestions on how to get a middle school/junior high boy to read? I am concerned about my grandson. I know my daughter would be interested in her son's academic improvement.
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