Parenting

How To Stop The Whining

As a parent you have probably had your share of whiny kids, and you have probably had at least a time or two where the whining was so bad that it got on your nerves. If this has happened to you, don&#39t worry; you are not alone. Every parent has to deal with whiny children, […]

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Reduce and Simplify for a Clutter&#45Free Home

Most homes have a certain degree of clutter. Book bags get dropped off at the door, mail piles up on the entry table, and drawers and closets are full of things like coupons, clothing, and other items you are certain at some point you will use. For people who hate to throw things away, or […]

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Good Parenting: How To Understand What Your Kids Are Telling You

Communication with kids is complicated. I am sure most parents will agree. It is not so easy to always understand what kids are telling us. That is because they are just learning how to use language to express themselves. They often don’t have the emotional intelligence to understand their emotions, why they feel the way […]

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The Volunteer Wizard of Oz

Volunteering on the Parents Anonymous Family Helpline is a little like being the Wizard of Oz. We always tell people who call the line that we are not trained counselors but that we are there to listen and help as we can with referrals to other resources. Once in a while we can reach down […]

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The Benefits of Placing Children in a Professional Day Care Center

The decision to place your preschool-aged child in day care is a major one. There are many factors to consider; some are positive, while others can be less reassuring. Yet the benefits of childcare services are significant: aside from giving parents the chance to pursue their careers and goals, day care benefits young children in […]

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Peer Pressure and Allowance

Fifteen-year-olds do not turn into crazed consumers overnight but there is hope. Recently a mother was shocked and bewildered when her son demanded she buy him the latest gadget while cursing and swearing at her. She felt hurt and threatened. She is not alone. Unfortunately, many kids feel pressured to obtain merchandise or clothing in […]

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