Feed aggregator

Tip of the Day January 22

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2015-02-01 08:35

It can help kids to name feelings to help a conversation move forward. Try something like, “Some kids in this situation might feel angry, sad, or afraid. Do any of those sound true for you?”

Home Schooling, and Teaching, a Child with Down Syndrome

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2015-02-01 07:09
In school, nothing our son did was seen as typical. At home, I’m able to see him as more than a diagnosis, and he’s able to learn.

Tip of the Day January 21

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2015-01-31 08:34

Laugh and be silly as a family. Read comic strips, play pretend, play games, sing out loud . . . it’s the small things that hold us together.

Daughter to Disney: I’ll Take the Tiara, You Keep the Prince

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2015-01-30 10:11
Answering questions from the Fairy-Godmothers-in-Training at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a tiny princess reveals that a tiara and hair extensions didn’t change the kid underneath.

Tip of the Day January 20

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:34

While your values and rules are important, giving your kids the room to develop and express their ideas will not only build their confidence, but will make them less susceptible to peer pressure and undue influence.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:36
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

Should Unvaccinated Children Stay Home to Protect a Vulnerable Classmate?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:55
For a student unable to be vaccinated in California, the risk of measles exposure isn't as small as his family believes it ought to be.

Do Your Children Know How Much It Costs to Support Your Family?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:48
If you want your children to have any idea what it takes financially to take care of a family, or of themselves, it starts by letting them in on what it takes to support the family they’re a part of now.

Helping a Perfectionist Child Worry Less and Do More

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2015-01-29 09:42
Perfectionism can take a high toll on children who see it as the only route to living up to their own and their parents’ high standards.

Tip of the Day January 19

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2015-01-29 08:34

When misbehavior happens, emphasize the right way to act. Once kids know right from wrong and choose wrong, then it is appropriate to discipline them.

How Janice Dean, Meteorologist and Mother, Does It

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2015-01-28 14:26
If you had told me before I had kids that the chance to watch "Parenthood" on the DVR would be the lap of luxury, well....

Another Standardized Test, This Time of Citizenship

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2015-01-28 11:30
Is requiring high schoolers to take the same citizenship exam as immigrants who want to become United States citizen a good way to test a curriculum, or just another memorization requirement?

Tip of the Day January 17

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2015-01-28 08:35

Eat dinner together as often as possible. Try sharing one good and one difficult thing from each person’s day.

Tip of the Day January 16

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2015-01-27 08:33

Value actions as well as words. Listen to what you teen tells you, and pay close attention to what he does as well as with whom he does it.

Totally Prepared. Still Freaking Out.

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2015-01-27 07:54
One would think that we'd be more ready for her; after all, we had been waiting for this moment for over three years. But "ready" and "get your car seat" are two very different things.

A Mobile Umbilical Cord, Off the Table, but Still Connected

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2015-01-26 15:07
Those of us who keep our phones nearby all the time — just in case — run the risk of 24/7 distractedness, of never being fully there for our work, ourselves, or our non-offspring companions.

Snow Day Approaches

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2015-01-26 12:16
Cookie baking. Board game playing. Snow shoveling. What will you do with your snow day?

Tip of the Day January 15

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2015-01-26 08:31

Parenting is too much to do alone. Lean on family and friends. Ask others to be a positive force in your child’s life, help enforce boundaries as well as do fun things together with your child.

Changing Early Pregnancy Etiquette: Share Good News, and Bad

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2015-01-25 20:24
When we decided not to tell friends and family about my pregnancy until after the first trimester, we never paused to consider how much we might need those people if something did actually go wrong.

Tip of the Day January 14

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2015-01-25 08:33

Think before you speak. Try never to make offhand negative comments (“You’re so lazy!”) as they can have long-term effects on your child’s self image.

Syndicate content