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Tip of the Day July 23

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Have predictable times for kids to eat, sleep, play, and relax. Kids thrive with routine.

Tip of the Day July 21

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Maintain a warm, caring relationship with your kids even when they frustrate you.

Tip of the Day July 20

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Encourage your child to participate in activities that nurture their spirit.

Tip of the Day July 19

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Act in ways that you want your children to act. Don’t just tell them what to do and what not to do.

Tip of the Day July 18

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When you take your kids shopping, be clear about the budget and what you will and will not buy. Otherwise, it’s easy for kids to pressure you to buy on impulse.

Tip of the Day July 17

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Get your child a library card in her or his name and go there often to check out books.

Tip of the Day July 16

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Monitor your kids to keep them safe—and to know what they’re up to. Keep track of them in ways that show kids you’re interested in them, not waiting for them to make a mistake.

Connect with Your Kids While Logging Miles: Purposeful Parenting Tips for Long and Short Car Trips

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By: Becky Post

Many families spend a lot of time in vehicles in the summer, whether it involves a long driving trip or running kids to soccer tournaments. July is National Purposeful Parenting Month and a perfect time to connect with your children occurs in the car.

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Tip of the Day July 15

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Play with your children, letting them choose the type of play.

Tip of the Day July 22

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Help kids learn how to balance their schedules so they’re not overbooking or under-booking themselves.

5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-23 13:51
The "new math" curriculum is great — and nearly guaranteed to drive children and their parents understandably insane, because teachers don't know how to teach it yet. Here's what to do to help your child while they learn.

A Dietitian Who Won’t Oversell Nutrition to Her Kids

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-23 12:16
I learned long ago that nutrition information alone doesn't motivate people to eat healthy, and I know telling my children that "broccoli will make them big and strong" could backfire.

Tip of the Day July 14

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-23 08:32

Answer your kids’ questions. If you don’t know the answer, research it until you do.

Putting the ‘Known’ in Known Sperm Donor

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:45
The adult daughter of two mothers and a known sperm donor is candid: Much of it was great, but it is complicated.

Tip of the Day July 13

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:30

When you disagree with your kids, point out that you still care about them and that disagreements don’t cancel out love.

Research Suggests Students Adjusting to New School Lunches

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-07-21 13:54
School administrators agree that students complained about new lunch standards when they were first implemented in the fall of 2012—but tell researchers that by spring, the complaints had largely subsided.

Weekly Quandary: Having a Baby, and Getting a Dog

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-07-21 13:09
Should a couple planning on soon having a baby get a dog?

Tip of the Day July 12

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-07-21 08:33

Give kids an allowance so they can learn how to manage money while they’re young.

Tip of the Day July 11

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-07-20 08:31

Do something unusual to make family mealtimes more fun. Have a picnic outside or on the floor in your living room.

Immaculate Incarceration: A Baby in Solitary Confinement

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-07-20 07:53
According to my mother's prison records, she served around 17 weeks in "The Hole"—solitary confinement. Only for her it wasn’t so solitary. She had me.
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