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Tip of the Day April 6

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2015-04-22 08:34

Understand that by supporting and empowering kids to find physical activities that interest them, you’re doing more than just “keeping them active”. You’re helping lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle throughout the rest of their lives.

Defending the Family Routine

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:22
Some weeks there's no such thing as a "typical" day—and there should be.

Tip of the Day April 6

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2015-04-21 08:30

Understand that every child is unique and grows at his or her own pace, but the more we know about what to expect as our children grow and develop, the more we can do to be better parents.

Information-Hungry Millennial Parents, Making It Hard on Themselves

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:26
Information has become the new barometer of what makes a “good mother.”

Forgiving $38,750 in Child Support, for My Kids’ Sake

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2015-04-19 20:38
"Child support" also means being there for your kids. Dads labeled "dead beat" can't do that.

Tip of the Day April 5

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2015-04-19 17:32

Model the spiritual and religious beliefs that are important to you, and set a good example for your kids. Actions often speak louder than words, and your children learn a great deal by observing your actions.

Tip of the Day April 3

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2015-04-17 08:33

Get to know other families when you wait at the bus stop with your kids for school.

Katy Perry, Showing My Daughter That Breasts Can Be Fun

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2015-04-17 07:02
Katy Perry has an approach to her breasts that seems very appealing to those who are on the brink of developing them.

In Debate Around Sally Mann’s Photography, Too Much Is Exposed

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:37
Which exposure broke the spell: the photographs, or the narrative behind them?

Tip of the Day April 2

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:32

Don’t expect kids to understand the rules right away. Keep repeating them. Be positive as you restate them. Be patient.

Encouraging Teenagers to Read, by Choosing Books From the Non-Y.A. Shelves

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:26
Offering literary bait to encourage a teen who has set books aside to start reading again.

White Parents, Becoming a Little Less White

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2015-04-15 10:41
Parents in non-white families know: our identities are changed by the identities of those we love.

Tip of the Day April 1

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2015-04-15 08:34

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

How Tasharro Harris, a Child-Care Worker Who Can’t Afford Her Own Child Care, Does It

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:06
Most days I get off around 2:30 because I can’t afford after-school care. At $60 a week each, my wages wouldn't cover the cost.

When Schools Turn to the Police for Discipline

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:34
In schools that frequently use courts for discipline, black and special-needs students are disproportionately affected, and not just in the short term.

Tip of the Day March 31

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:33

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

Taking the Torch From Sarah Brady: Why Doctors Need to Ask About Guns in the Home

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:11
Doctors need to ask families about gun ownership, because those guns pose a big threat to children.

Without Financial Aid, a Preschool Is Out of Reach

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2015-04-13 10:45
The best full-day preschool fit for my daughter costs three times what I spent for college.

As Parents Stand on Principle, Are ‘Free-Range’ Children Put at Risk?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2015-04-13 10:16
Parents should teach children independence, but when Child Protective Services gets involved, it's time to step back.

Tip of the Day March 30

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2015-04-13 08:31

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.

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