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Tip of the Day April 1

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Have a sense of humor about yourself. Kids are drawn to parents who don’t take themselves too seriously.

Tip of the Day March 31

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Emphasize the fun aspects of sports and physical activity. Children are more likely to stick with an activity if they really enjoy it.

Tip of the Day March 30

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Resilience is a state anyone can achieve. Your child, however, will be more resilient in some situations than others. Help your child see where he or she is especially capable in handling tough experiences alone and in which circumstances your child should turn to others for help.

Tip of the Day March 27

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - 1 hour 33 min ago

Place limits on money and talk about why you have the limits you do. For example, you may say that it’s important to save, which is why you don’t say yes to every request to buy something from family members.

Tip of the Day March 26

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - 1 hour 33 min ago

Get to know your teenagers’ friends. The more you can connect with them and show them that you’re interested in them, the more likely they’ll try to connect with you.

Tip of the Day March 25

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Set clear, simple limits for young children. They are more likely to follow rules when they understand the rules, when adults are sensitive to their feelings, and when adults notice when they change their behavior for the better.

Tip of the Day March 24

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Teens will pressure you to loosen the reigns and give them more privileges. Think carefully about which rules you can loosen and which need to remain firm.

Tip of the Day March 23

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Notice when your children do the right thing. Tell them that you’re proud of them. Positive feedback gives young people information about which behaviors are appropriate and which are not.

Tip of the Day March 20

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - 1 hour 33 min ago

Young teenagers are heavily influenced by their friends. They’ll claim that “they’ll die” if they don’t have a smart phone or some other gadget. Don’t be quick to give in—set standards for what you believe is best for your child.

Tip of the Day March 19

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Set a good example. Exercise with your kids. If that isn’t possible, model what you value by getting involved in some type of physical activity. Stick with it and talk about it.

‘Scrapbooking’ Our Children Into Facebook

Motherlode Blog Feeds - 2 hours 10 min ago
How to give your baby her own Facebook page without breaking the rules.

If an Expert in Day Care Can’t Find a Good One, Can Anyone?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - 6 hours 51 min ago
Here I was, an “expert” in childcare, and yet I knowingly left my own baby in a mediocre program.

Tip of the Day March 18

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - 10 hours 33 min ago

Your kids may be quick to point out how your rules aren’t like other family’s rules. Be firm. Explain that your family is different. Emphasize how you want your kids to grow up well.

Quantity Time Begets Quality Time, and Parents Spend Enough of Both

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:55
It's time to look at our family calendars as half full, not half empty.

Not an Adoption Diary. Yet.

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2015-03-31 09:24
The guy I was in January would not have sung a burp-related version of "Let It Go."

Tip of the Day March 17

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2015-03-31 08:32

Create a toy exchange with other parents you know. Instead of buying all kinds of toys for your kids, have each family buy different toys. Then periodically swap them out. That way your kids will feel like they’re often getting new toys—without you having to buy them.

The White House and Paid Leave: Let Flowers Bloom

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:07
The Department of Labor focuses on encouraging cities, states and employers to "Lead on Leave."

As Jobs Become Scarce, Teenagers Drive Farther to Find Work

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2015-03-30 09:42
Is a job for a teenager worth the price of a long commute?

Tip of the Day March 16

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2015-03-30 08:30

Learn the names of your neighbors when you’re outside or when your kids are playing outdoors.

The Truck That Sparked Our Marriage Back to Life

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2015-03-29 07:54
Phase 1 of our married life was over. We needed to figure out what came next.
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