How to Prevent Misdiagnosis of ADHD in Children

When you see a child bouncing off the walls when he’s supposed to be learning, what do you think? If you’re like most people, some doctors included, you jump straight to ADHD. And unfortunately, that’s how so many kids get misdiagnosed with ADHD when they actually have another underlying disorder. Symptoms of ADHD Symptoms of ADHD are largely behavioral. In order to receive a diagnosis, children need to exhibit at least 6 out of 9 symptoms in at least two settings for six months or … [Read more...]

Why Parents Should Be Teaching Their Kids About Money

One in five of the nation’s children fails to meet baseline levels for financial literacy proficiency, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment. This increases a child’s risk of making poor financial decisions which could result in crippling debt - something which is set to peak at $4 trillion by the end of the year. However, research has found that kids are smarter with money when their parents discuss financial topics with them on a weekly basis. Therefore, talking … [Read more...]

Money Saving Tips: Thing You Should Change Now That You Have a Family

Starting a family is exciting but it comes with great responsibility too. Now that you are no longer living solo, it is important to be wiser when it comes to every decision you make especially when it involves money. It is important to spend wisely and save money for the future. It can be a bit challenging to adjust from your lifestyle when you were single and now that you have your own family, but you should do your best. In this article, we will discuss some of the things that you should … [Read more...]

What to Check in A Baby’s Bottle Nipple

When looking for best baby bottle nipples, be ready to follow a process of elimination rather than just buying what you prefer. As you try out, your baby will help you decide the best one for them.   In simple words, there is no success formula when buying bottle nipples for your little one. Some babies will experience colic and gas due to certain nipples while others will be completely fine with the same thing. Though all bottles are designed in a way that reduces and prevents feeding problems, … [Read more...]

10 Common Bad Habits of Children (and How to Break Them)

Everyone has habits which are so automatic that you hardly even notice when you are doing them. However, many of these repetitive actions can negatively impact various walks of your life, including physical, mental, and social well-being. Unfortunately, the longer these behaviors persist, the stronger they become, especially for children. It’s a good idea to focus on your children and catch bad habits as early as possible. Here are 10 of the most common to be aware of. 1. Electronic Devices … [Read more...]

Holding the Family Together: 3 Tips that Should Help

Starting a family is a lot easier than holding it together and this is a lesson that most of us learn too late. It isn’t easy for two people and their children to have a happy life together, unless there’s a significant and pronounced effort being made towards that goal. If you are starting a new family, or if you feel that your family needs a bit of help to get back to its former happier phase, the following three tips might just prove to be crucial. Royalty Free Photo Eat Together and Talk … [Read more...]

Foster Care Saves Many Children

Foster care is something we don’t talk much about but we really should. It’s an incredible service to the child, the community, and to adoptive parents. Today we are looking at what foster care is, the impact it has on our communities, and how to get children into the right families. It’s The Safest Place Foster care is where children go when they have to leave their homes. The reasons for their leaving can be numerous and doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be adopted by another … [Read more...]

How Peer Pressure Can Play A Role In Your Teen’s Driving

Parenthood is full of joy, but it’s never free from worry when it comes to the safety of our children. If you have a newly licensed teen driver in your household, it can be an exciting time and another step to becoming more independent, but as a parent, it may be hard to hand over the keys and let them drive away on their own. Even if you don’t have a teen driver in your household, you may have a teenaged babysitter who helps you out by picking up your kids from school or other … [Read more...]