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When you sit down to talk to your children about drugs and alcohol, no matter what age they are, you want to make sure that you are doing more than just saying, “Don’t take drugs or drink while you’re under age.” You need to explain to them what it is about these drugs that is going to harm them. ...

Parenting isn’t easy in general, and parenting during a divorce can be downright awful, especially if you and your soon to be ex are busy trying to hurt one another. You can remain a good parent during a divorce, and even if your spouse is bashing you, to your kids and their friends, you don’t have to stoop to their level. ...

But your probably not Most days I wake up and think oh god I’m such a rubbish parent because I let me child stay up a bit later the night before or let them get away with not eating all their vegetables to avoid a tantrum. However what I’ve realised in a light bulb type moment is that actually no I’m not a rubbish parent and I’m not failing at parenting I’m just doing my best like millions of others out there. ...

Do you know that even a busy and worried mother’s life can be quite happening if she lives it the right way? Yes, you heard me right! A mom’s daily stress of looking after her child and family can be reduced to a great extent if she indulges in something really exciting in her free time. ...

It’s been mentioned before on this blog that when it comes to parenting, it would be a futile exercise to try and establish an explicitly defined right and wrong way of parenting. As the decades wore on and turned into centuries however, a general set of parenting techniques have come to be somewhat standardised and accepted as being normal. Generally, there is a mainstream way of parenting which is made of emergent conventions which would largely be accepted in most societal spheres. For instance the traditional family structure would...

Making the transition from nappies to potties can be a long and frustrating process for both you and your child. It’s not something that can be mastered overnight and no doubt there will be a few accidents and tears along the way. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to teach your child how to use a potty while also making it a positive experience. But before you start teaching your child how and when they need to go, you need to prepare them for all it entails. It can be a confusing time and they may even be frightened by the concept....

Anything written in regards to parenting can tend to be a little controversial. Every parent was raised with a different background, some more religious than others, some liberal, some conservative, some indifferent to anything going on in the world, and none of those upbringings are particularly better than the other. ...

These days with all of the technology it can sometimes be a bit more difficult to entertain the kids in your home, so you need to do what you can to save money on those electronics and the things that go along with them, like games and movies. All of these things can add up quickly, with Blu Ray movies costing twenty dollars and more, and games costing even more than that. ...

As a parent, it can be a challenge to know which activities or groups to involve your kids with. From sports and music to dance and cooking, there’s a lot that we can give our attention and the attention of our children to. However, there is one thing that will benefit your children not only today, but for the rest of their lives—art. ...

Most people think of Las Vegas as a place for gambling and a wild nightlife for adults.  That is true, but there is also a lot to do for kids as well.  Here are some tips for entertaining the kids on a trip there, but ways to still have some adult time for yourself. ...

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