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Tip of the Day October 31

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:31

Ask your teenager if he or she wants to help hand out candy on Halloween. Some teenagers enjoy doing this, and it’s a fun way to spend time together.

Tip of the Day October 30

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:31

Take your kids trick-or-treating in your neighborhood on Halloween. This is one of the few holidays that encourages you to connect with your neighbors.

Managing Chaos: Tips for Parent Coaches and Volunteers

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:31

By: Becky Post

If you have a child in an out-of-school-time sport or club, you may have been recruited to coach or lead that activity.

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Tip of the Day October 29

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:31

Stay with your children when they’re afraid.

Tip of the Day October 28

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:31

Establish routines that simplify the whole family’s “comings and goings.” This may include a specific homework time; a consistent, soothing bedtime routine; preparing lunches the night before; and eating breakfast together to kick off the day.

Tip of the Day October 27

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:31

Ask your child what they would like to do this weekend that would cost little or no money. Then, do it!

Tip of the Day October 26

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:31

Emphasize how Halloween is about having fun; it’s not just a holiday to get a lot of candy. Squeeze in some quality time with your child by doing other Halloween activities that take the focus off the candy, such as carving pumpkins and looking for costumes together.

Tip of the Day October 25

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:31

Tell your children you love them often, but show them you love them through your actions every day. It’s easy to say, “I love you”, but the little, everyday things you model (like patience, kindness, courage, and persistence) are really what make a difference in the long run.

Tip of the Day October 24

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:31

Monitor your activity level. Yes, you will always have a long to-do list. Discern what really needs to be done—and what can wait (so you can spend some time with your child).

Tip of the Day October 23

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:31

Be clear about your values and why you have the values that you do. Kids can’t resist negative peer pressure if they don’t know what’s right—and what’s wrong.

Tip of the Day October 22

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-10-31 08:32

Ask your co-parent what you can do to ease her or his stress level.

At This House, Only the Kids in Good Costumes Get Good Candy

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:45
Should you reward those who obey the unwritten rules of Halloween — dress up, be a child, say "trick-or-treat" — with better sweets?

Sororities: Sisterhood, With More Than One Price Tag

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-10-30 12:32
Sorority life is expensive, and not all the costs are financial.

Why Teenagers Cut, and How to Help

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-10-30 09:47
In the mind of a teenager who self-injures, cutting helps regulate emotions, and strategies that might help most teens can backfire.

Tip of the Day October 21

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:34

Know that your kids will get bored. It’s part of growing up. As their brains go through changes, children go through periods when they are able to easily find things to do—and times when they aren’t.

Tip of the Day October 20

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:34

Follow your child’s lead on Halloween. If he or she wants to go trick-or-treating, find a safe way for this to happen. If your child isn’t interested in Halloween, don’t make a big deal of it.

Pregnant? Working? A New Resource for Knowing Your Rights.

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:11
An easy-to-use, state-by-state resource for pregnancy and parenting laws.

One Boy, 17 Official Incident Reports and a Better Kind of Discipline

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:42
Everyone wants kids to be safe in school — even us parents of the "bad" kids. But punitive approaches have high costs: Instead of being helped, misbehaving kids are pushed out. Schools need to try something else.

What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her Period, Too Young or Right on Time

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:02
If you're the parent of a girl, inevitably at some point, she will emerge from the bathroom or come home from school and inform you (not in these words) that her menstrual cycle has begun. Be ready.

Tip of the Day October 19

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-10-29 08:35

When your child comes to you with a conflict, don’t do all the problem solving yourself. Encourage him or her to develop solutions. (Intervention may be appropriate, of course, if there is a danger of physical injury.)

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