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Tip of the Day September 17

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - 4 hours 57 min ago

Don’t let anyone in your family (including you) watch too much television. Encourage your children to spend their time doing interesting and meaningful activities—some with you, some with their friends, some by themselves.

Tip of the Day September 16

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If you tell your child there will be a specific consequence for a certain behavior, be prepared to follow through. Empty threats will teach your child that you “don’t really mean it” when you set boundaries.

Tip of the Day September 15

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Help your child set daily homework goals and suggest a comfortable location where studying will be easier.

Tip of the Day September 14

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Involve your children in decisions about family spiritual activities.

Tip of the Day September 13

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Make sure your child isn’t over- or under-scheduled. Your child also needs downtime at home, as well as time with you.

Tip of the Day September 12

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Help your kids to set healthy boundaries so that when someone pressures them to do something against their values and beliefs, they’re more likely to say no.

Tip of the Day September 11

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Be low-key when you’re around kids. Kids tend to gravitate toward calm adults who listen to them.

Tip of the Day September 10

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Help your child find ways to learn more about a subject that really interests her or him. For example, you might invite an animal lover to watch a documentary about a favorite animal or visit a local veterinarian.

Tip of the Day September 9

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When your children are excited about something, share their excitement.

Tip of the Day September 8

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Encourage your children to evaluate friends and heroes in terms of their positive or negative influence.

Independence Referendum Is a Win for Scotland’s Children

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-09-17 23:36
With voter turnout expected to be around 80 percent and polls predicting a thin margin, a glaring message of the referendum has been that every vote counts. For children, that lesson is a victory in itself.

A Surrogate and a Mother: Partners in Pregnancy Share Their Story

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-09-17 20:45
After cancer, Angela Salerni couldn’t bear a child — but she had frozen embryos. She needed a surrogate: Roshael Rose. It was a perfect match, but it still wasn’t easy.

20 Years After ‘It’s Perfectly Normal,’ What’s Changed?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-09-17 12:58
If you're looking to start a conversation about sexuality with your child, "It's Perfectly Normal," with its science-based, rigorously researched approach, makes for solid footing on which to begin.

Tip of the Day September 7

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-09-17 08:32

Encourage your child to take a leadership role in your community.

To Aid Children’s Cancer Care, Mothers Go Bald

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:03
To raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, mothers shave their heads in solidarity with their cancer-affected children.

When the Honeymoon Is Over: Settling Into Real Life After a Move

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-09-16 09:51
After a few months of treating life in our new town like one big vacation, the reality of everyday life is catching up with us, and everyone — especially the kids — is a little testy.

Tip of the Day September 6

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-09-16 08:34

Connect your children with adults who have useful wisdom, such as money management skills or career advice.

Quandary Update: Yes to the Dog, Not Yet to the Baby

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-09-15 10:19
"Without some of the comments, I'm not sure we'd have Buddy now, and he's brought us so much happiness."

Three Ways to Celebrate ‘Gram & Gramps’ on National Grandparents’ Day

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-09-15 08:31

By Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist, ParentFurther.com

Did you know that over half of grandparents say that being a grandparent is “the single most important and satisfying thing in their life”?

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Tip of the Day September 5

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-09-14 08:31

Model the values you want to pass on to your children. For example, do service projects together as a family. Talk about why you do it.

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