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I'm a freelance writer presently wrestling the technique of blogging to the floor. Every time I believe I've accomplished something, a new challenge rises up and stares me in the face. But,that's ok, I'm still here, I'll live. The learning curve has been scary and exciting in turn and even, dare I say, scintillating. I have to admit, though, I'm completely bowled over by the sheer creativity of this project. I can literally feel the neurons lighting up my brain circuitry as it brings dead pathways back to life. So much so that, one of these days I'm going to either light up like a lighthouse or come up with an incredibly useful blog.
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Tips to enrich your kids' lives as well as your own parenting experience. I have compiled.. simple, workable ideas for parents and caregivers that do not call for too much effort or money;.. just that keen desire to make a child's life that much bet

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  • Ultimate Guide to Toddler Tantrums
    on Oct 3, 2012 in Parenting
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.  <!--[endif]-->Stay calm. <!--[if !supportLists]-->2.  <!--[endif]-->Keep your voice down; tone compassionate. <!--[if !supportLists]-->3.  <!--[endif]-->Convey quiet strength a...
  • How to tell your children about your divorce
    on Sep 21, 2012 in Parenting
    Children and Divorce Photo arashdeep Do it together Prepare your script Give a clear picture Keep calm Focus on the child alone Listen to what the child has to say Give Assurance Where to say it How to say it More than one child When to t...
  • How to Behave When Your Child Throws a Tantrum
    on Sep 12, 2012 in Parenting
    Temper tantrums in children can happen anywhere but supermarkets and department stores seem to trigger these spectacular outbursts more so than other places. How do you behave when your child throws a tantrum? Photograph Courtesy Phaewilk-morguef...
  • Temper Tantrums and their Scientific Reasons
    on Sep 6, 2012 in Parenting
    A temper tantrum can be an unnerving event whether acted out by your toddler or your boss. The latter is his or her parents' problem; however the toddler's case deserves a more empathic approach. Temper tantrums are not so bad if you can understand w...
  • What Causes Temper Tantrum in Toddlers?
    on Sep 1, 2012 in Parenting
    Temper tantrum in toddlers is a much dreaded aspect of childrearing; also one of the least understood. What prompts children to throw a fit, kick, scream, roll on the floor, hit their soft heads against hard objects, hurt themselves and others, and t...
  • Meditation Techniques for Kids
    on Mar 13, 2011 in Smart Kids
    Meditation techniques help hyperactive, unfocussed kids to calm down and focus on the task at hand, whether it's work or play. Now, this might seem an impossible task short of putting them in a straitjacket or adopting other such drastic measures, bu...
  • Mind Mapping for Kids
    on Mar 2, 2011 in Healthy Habits
    Mind mapping helps generate ideas you never thought you had or were ever capable of coming up with. Certainly not with your everyday mode of linear thinking, that is. This innovative exercise sparks creativity and makes note taking fun and exciting.
  • Teaching Kids About Money Early Makes Them Money Savvy
    on Feb 27, 2011 in Children and Chores
    Teaching kids money and the art of handling it successfully is something that never occurs to most parents. Like most other life skills, it is vital that parents introduce kids to money as early as possible. Teaching kids about money at an early age...
  • Sibling Rivalry and How to Deal With it
    on Feb 22, 2011
    Sibling rivalry is the intense feelings of competition and jealousy that sometimes characterise the relationships of brothers and sisters. Would it be too far off the mark to suggest that these feelings are often inadvertently caused by parents thems...
  • How to Stimulate Right Brain Left Brain Thinking in Kids
    on Feb 12, 2011 in Parents and Kids
    How to Stimulate Right Brain Left Brain Thinking in KidsKids love to talk. And they can talk for astonishingly long periods of time on something as trivial as a hopping bird or a shiny, smooth pebble. Sometimes they come up with incredible observatio...
  • How to Please Your Teenager
    on Feb 4, 2011 in About Teens
    Pleasing your teenager is not something that is likely to crop up when you're at your wits end trying to somehow balance the need to make a living and the art of staying sane. And anyway, you are more likely to reach for that credit card when the nee...
  • Respect for the Opposite Gender
    on Feb 3, 2011 in Teach Respect
    A lack of respect for the opposite gender is one of the reasons some heterosexual relationships' are doomed. Both men and women bloom and grow in a relationship where they are treated with respect. One of the ingredients that comprise true love is re...
  • Respect For Public and School Property
    on Feb 2, 2011 in About Teens
    Troubled teens usually reach for a spray can before they would reach out for help. They take their anger and frustration out on public property in a statement that dares and defies the community. This may be seen as an attempt to disrupt what they be...
  • Teach Kids Respect for Law
    on Jan 31, 2011 in Teach Respect
    Teaching kids respect for the law is usually not a sit down and talk affair; it is more likely to be a monkey see monkey do thing. Respect for authority is learned unconsciously or imitated naturally by kids from parents and other caregivers in their...
  • Respect For Other Cultures
    on Jan 14, 2011 in Teach Respect
    Multicultural societies are the norm these days and this can sometimes ask for a great deal of broadmindedness in societies that have been traditionally more or less unicultural. It is only natural that various prejudices, misunderstandings, and xeno...
  • God and Spirituality--A Belief That Anchors
    on Jan 9, 2011
    Whether you're a believer who practices some form of religion, or a non-believer, or neither, in the sense you couldn't care less about these things, you would be setting your child adrift on a turbulent ocean, if you have not inculcated in him a bel...
  • Amazing Earth Facts and Kids-Teach Respect For the Earth
    on Jan 5, 2011 in Teach Respect
    Our home planet is an awesome subject that will be of immense fascination for kids. Adults who take it for granted often fail to appreciate it and automatically pass this state of mind on to their children. It's never too late to start on a journey...
  • Troubled Teenagers and Parents
    on Dec 31, 2010 in About Teens
    Troubled teenagers are an increasing part of the modern teen demographics. As folks who have been there, it is vital for parents to lend all active support they are capable of before the matter gets out of hand and enters the teenage suicide statisti...
  • Goal Setting For Kids
    on Dec 28, 2010 in Healthy Habits
    New Year's resolutions are goal setting opportunities. While parents go about setting goals willy nilly as part of their new year resolutions, it does not occur to most to include their kids in the venture. Setting goals is not something kids do all...
  • New Years Resolutions
    on Dec 28, 2010
    New Years resolutions are usually blurted out in moments of festive abandon or when in the throes of a hangover. So it is never a surprise when they fizzle out with the soda at dawn. But this tradition of making New Year's resolutions does signal a p...

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