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Tip of the Day June 25

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-07-05 08:34

Soothe your kids when they get upset. Teach them how to calm themselves down in healthy ways.

Tip of the Day June 24

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-04 08:31

Eat a meal as a family. Encourage everyone to talk. Ask about what they’re interested in or what gets them excited.

Three Generations, One Home, One Unavoidable Future

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:18
Does sharing a home with your parents or in-laws also mean spending more time thinking about death?

If You’re Lighting Fourth of July Fireworks, Who’s Holding the Match?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-07-03 14:41
When fireworks are legal, it's up to parents to set limits and decide who should be lighting the fuse.

Tip of the Day June 23

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-07-03 08:32

Instead of thinking only about what you can teach your kids, figure out what they’re teaching you. Adults can learn from children as well.

Tip of the Day June 22

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-02 08:33

Be honest with your kids when you’re feeling sick. Find ways for them to help you, such as bringing tissues or playing quietly.

Tip of the Day June 21

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-01 08:33

Allow kids to succeed and fail. They learn from both.

The Biological Grandparent Trap

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-01 07:40
I'm thrilled that my parents are so excited about Tori and Kelly's baby, but I'm the sperm donor, and not the person raising this baby. I'm working to manage their expectations.

Monday Quandary: Nothing Left at the End of the Day

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-06-30 11:52
Parent seeking advice from other parents: by six or seven o'clock, I'm fried, but my children are needier than ever. How do you cope with the end of the day when the day's been especially tough?

I Think About Divorce a Lot, but Not Because I Want One

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:31
I think a lot about divorce. Not because I want one, but because I want to avoid getting one.

Tip of the Day June 20

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:30

Encourage your child to set goals in sports, clubs, or other organized activities. Ask if there is anything you can do to help meet those goals.

Tip of the Day June 19

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-06-29 08:34

Listen to the dreams that your kids have. Help them make their dreams come true.

The Battle Over Vaccinating Grandparents

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-06-29 07:19
Before the birth of my first baby, I asked my parents and my in-laws to get the T.D.A.P. vaccine. My mother and in-laws agreed. My father refused.

15 Questions Your Child Wants to Answer

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-06-28 08:32

By: Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist, ParentFurther

You probably ask your kids questions every day. What do you want for supper? Have you cleaned your room yet? These kind of questions require short and to-the-point answers.

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Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-06-27 10:48
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.

Tip of the Day June 18

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-06-27 08:32

Encourage your children to have one or two out-of-home activities that are led by caring adults.

An Education of the Heart: The Glenwood Towers Senior Center Prom

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-06-27 08:27
Eighth graders, and the senior citizens they've been visiting all year, come together for an unexpectedly joyous celebration.

Project Night Night: Bedtime Treasures for Kids with Little of Their Own

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-06-26 11:34
A "Night Night Package," delivered in a shelter, helps to make children who have little of their own feel more at home, welcome and safe.

You Can Skip the Lines at the Theme Park, But You Can’t Skip the Lesson

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:16
Theme parks, smelling money, now make it easy for parents to pay more to avoid the sweaty lines. But what lessons do kids learn when some of them march past the others to board the rides without waiting?

Tip of the Day June 17

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-06-26 08:35

Expect the best from your children; don’t expect perfection.

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