Dealing With a Troubled Teen

Being a parent isn’t easy. Being the parent of a teen? Well, that’s even tougher. Parents of teens have to deal with the “emotional whiplash” of caring for a kid who is experiencing the confusing and scary beginnings of their own adulthood, and whose moods and personality may seem to change in a flash. And all of this gets even tougher when your teen is troubled. The teenage years are a difficult time for just about everyone, but they’re tougher for some of us than they are for others. It’s … [Read more...]

The Twist of Twos – How Parenting Changes With Twins

If you are already have a child, you’ll know some of the challenges of parenting a newborn. On top of juggling multiple tasks and responsibilities, you have to ensure baby is kept safe, healthy and happy. This challenge is further intensified if you are expecting twins. With two babies on the way, you may be scratching your head and wondering how your parenting style needs to be adapted or change to handle the challenges of taking care of two babies simultaneously. In this article, we will look … [Read more...]

How You Can Keep Your Kids Off Drugs

The 2017 National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Monitoring the Future study had some scary statistics for parents: One-third of all respondents (8th, 10th and 12th graders) admitted to using drugs in the last 12 months. Nearly two out of 10, or 17% of eighth graders, admitted to having tried an illicit substance at some point (not necessarily in the past year). By 10th grade, almost half, or 49%, had tried an illicit drug at least once. Even scarier is the fact that trying an … [Read more...]

When Can Kids Dress Themselves?

From what they want to eat to where they want to play, kids make interesting choices. Their creativity is especially seen when it comes to their selected fashion choices. While you might never pair polka dots with stripes, your child might see it as the coolest combination ever. Children will start expressing their fashion opinions early on, and they’ll typically want to dress themselves around the age of four. As a parent, you might want to enforce your rules and choose their outfits for … [Read more...]

How to Effectively Teach Your Kids About Electricity and Electrical Safety

Growing up without electricity was once a norm which blinded us to the dangers of exposed wires, playing with sockets, or trying to repair circuits. Over the years, we have had to learn the hard way about electricity and the safety precautions required. Our children today experience the wonders of power and the many benefits involved. However, their curiosity has made many mothers consider other alternatives that would not endanger their little ones. I once caught my niece trying to get … [Read more...]

Make Your Party a Smooth Affair with a Professional Kids Party Planner

Your kid's birthday is indeed an extraordinary event. Thus, it is vital on your part to celebrate it in the best way possible to make your little one feel special. To plan your kid's birthday party will prove challenging as it needs special arrangements. Along with making the party happening it must be entertaining as well. Here the best step will be to hire a party planner. As professionals, they can offer convenient services to organize the party correctly by finely arranging every facility … [Read more...]

7 Lifestyle Changes That Every New Foster Parent Should Expect

Taking in a foster child is a big responsibility and it gets even bigger if you have your own family to raise and support. There are several challenges that you may face once you get the child home, right from space constraints to behavioral issues, sibling rivalries, and more. While you may be prepared for some of these challenges, others might catch you unawares and leave you completely baffled. So what can you do to overcome such issues? Is there a magic formula to make you a successful … [Read more...]

A Parent’s Buying Guide To Children’s Jewelry

Who says kids can’t have jewelry? As much as women love jewelry, so do little kids. Similar to adult outfits, the child's outfit is never complete without jewelry. When kids reach a certain age, jewelry can be a great way to teach them about responsibility. Getting their first ring or necklace will be a memorable moment for your child, but of course, you still want your child to be safe when wearing jewelry. If you're struggling to find your little one their first piece of jewelry, here are some … [Read more...]