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If you are expecting your very first baby any minute now, you’re probably wondering whether or not you have every little thing you’ll need to welcome your new arrival. Don’t worry. Millions of new parents have done it right, and chances are good that you will, too. Here are a few tricks and tips you’ll want to know about, just in case. ...

Public and private schools probably try to do their best to teach kids about drugs and alcohol. However, some of the messages don’t necessarily come across very well, which is why as a parent you should make sure that you talk to your children about this topic at the appropriate time during their lives. ...

Although there are countless examples where a divorce “ruined children”, it doesn’t have to be that way. And yes, like stressing over a divorce isn’t enough for you, now you also have to wear a burden of your children’s future on your shoulders. ...

The eating habits you pass onto your kids will always begin with your own influential habits.  Committing to learning about different types of food, and finding ways to pass your knowledge down to your kids, will help lay the groundwork for optimal health. Learning about nutrition is an empowering process where you have the chance to improve your own overall health, as well as set your kids up for a long life, rich in vitality through healthy food choices. ...

No matter what the age of your kids, coloring is a wonderful way to keep their young hands and their young brains, occupied. Kids love to color, and creating their own artworks can provide a real sense of accomplishment. Whether you are spending a raining day indoors or looking for something to do on simmer break, these to coloring projects will keep your kids busy and engaged. ...

Creative writing is a skill that helps children express themselves, and it’s certainly one that will come in handy throughout their schooling. With that in mind, it can be a fantastic idea to nurture your child’s love of stories by writing one with them. ...

It may surprise you to hear but the UK has no minimum legal age that a children can be left alone. As parents, you are the best placed to make a judgement on your own child’s maturity and ability to adapt and deal with tricky situations. ...

Whether you’re expecting a baby with Down syndrome or your child has already been born, you may be wondering whether your infant will need special care.  Your care routine for a baby with Down syndrome may differ slightly from that of a typically developing child, but you can expect the experience to be no less rewarding. ...

The best thing you can do as a parent when your child misbehaves is to teach them why their behavior is unacceptable. As a parent, you have to teach them how to do what you tell them to do, how to get along with other kids, and how to refrain from splattering food around when they eat. ...

One of the hardest parts about being a parent of a teenager is the fine balance between setting rules for your child but also having an open relationship where your teen can come to you if they are dealing with grown up issues such as drugs.  Having “the talk” about drug and alcohol abuse can be a little awkward but very necessary for you and your child.  A new report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found that 75% of all high school students have used alcohol, tobacco or other drugs...

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