This advice is relevant in recovering from ANY abusive relationship, not just at the hands of narcissistic parents, but also spouses/lovers, siblings, bosses, etc.
Being a parent to a newborn is hard enough. See how this solution helped me regain my sanity and helped my little one and me get a break from the sleepless nights.
Deciding when to start a family can be a complicated process, but deciding when to close the book on the baby-making chapter can be even more so. Here's my top reasons for not having any more kids.
Advertising is a prevalent influence in children's lives. How has it changed over the years, what effect does it have, and what can parents do to counteract its influence?
This is the story of how I was affected by my controlling mother, and how I overcame the psychological consequences of overbearing parents.
Helping children cope with death is one of the hardest things you will encounter. But the most important thing is to let them deal with death in their own terms.
A middle name is just as crucial as the first. Here is a list of cute, feminine, strong, traditional, and modern middle names for girls.
A step by step guide to getting these annoying critters out of your child's hair. Information on what they look like, how to tell if your child has lice, and how to get rid of them.
With competitive job markets, and a need for people to step up and take leadership roles, it has become important that we instill strong leadership qualities in our children. Here are some tips and ideas on how to shape the future leaders of the world.
If you think it might be time to get your child a cell phone, there are a few things to consider. Here is some info to help you make your decision.
Reading the statistics on what happens as a premature baby grows up can frighten parents. But statistics only paint half the picture. Read this article to see how to look behind them.
Researchers have discovered that over-the-top praise is not only meaningless to kids but can actually hurt them. Find ways to build your child's resilience by offering meaningful feedback.
Spankings, time-outs, and digital groundings are not only ineffective forms of discipline, but they hurt the parent-child relationship and can cause long-term psychological damage. Moms and dads use them because they're quick, easy, and get immediate results but what really works in the long term?
Modern cell phones can be great things for kids to have but they present a number of risks as well. Find out what a parent can do to protect their kids or monitor their activity.
Family game nights are always a great way to bond as a family, even more so if you switch it up and play truth or dare together! Try out this list of 100+ truths and dares for kids!
Be prepared for your newborn with this list of baby essentials. Learn what you need for the baby and how you can save money buying items for your new baby.
Car insurance for teen drivers cost more since accidents by teenage drivers are the number one cause of death among teens. Tips to help decide if your teenager is ready to drive are given.
Why not make the conversation around the dinner table a little more animated by playing a clean game of family "Never Have I Ever"!
Parenting a child takes commitment and backbone. A parent must give guidelines and discipline, with a lot of love to make a difference in a child's life. Find out the foundations of good parenting.
If you are a parent travelling solo with a baby or small children, learn from my mistakes and make your trip go smoothly. I’ve run of nappies/diapers while stranded overnight so you don’t have to, I’ve left the toddler’s favourite blanket in a suitcase that went astray so you don’t have to…
Being a mom is hard work, even on the best of days. But there's no reason you have to be constantly stressed out or overwhelmed. Hopefully with a few of these tips for dealing with mom overload, you can find some release from the everyday strain.
Parents do themselves and their children a great disservice when their expectations are way out of whack. When they don't understand the stages of child development, they create a lot of unnecessary stress in their families. We need to let kids be kids and stop pushing them to grow up too fast.
Do you know the difference between punishment and discipline? The proper use of discipline is the best way to manage your child's behavior.
Here is a comprehensive list of traditional French names as well as the most popular names for girls in France and Canada today. These names will give any girl an aura of elevated sophistication and beauty.
So you've noticed that your child is playing with an imaginary friend. Should you worry? Should you take him to a psychiatrist? Read on to find out more about imaginary buddies.
Childhood memories are the ones that will remain for a lifetime. Here are ways you can create beautiful memories for your children.
A parent lets go of her child during stages of child development, allowing the child to grow up and eventually become independent. This can be more difficult for the parent than it is for the child.
There are adaptive toys for special needs children, you just have to know where to find them. This article offers a list of resources for choosing, finding, and adapting toys.
If you're looking for a first name that has something to do with the deserts of our planet, then this is the place for you.
For many parents, the argument for whether or not to let their new baby suck his or her thumb after birth is a big one. I'll discuss the pros and cons, as well as tips to stop thumb sucking.
An outdoors Hunger Games game, invented and tested by kids and teens. It needs no fancy equipment, and includes a tag to print out to use in your game.
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." It's better to teach someone to do something themselves than to give them what they want. This same idea applies to kids when they're old enough to do things independently.
Engaging children is easy when you know how. It can be difficult at first (believe me I know!) but follow the tips below and you will soon find that engaging with children and keeping their attention has become second nature. If you don't have a...
A natural playground contains elements from nature, such as trees, grass, rocks, sand, and water. It's a great place for both active play and creative play.
The mom of a child with autism recalls the insenstive comments that magnified her grief. While most people were well-intentioned, anti-vaxxers felt the need to lecture her about vaccinations and everyone seem compelled to tell her about their cousin, aunt, friend, or neighbor who also had autism.
Tips and suggestions for making playing with toy cars fun for your kids as well as helping their development.
Today's generation of children spend more time in front of computer screens than ever before. Although getting our kids to "unplug" can be challenging, there are incredible benefits in making the effort to get them outdoors.
Humans have so much in common with the oceans—much more than we care to admit at times. If you're looking for water, sea, or beach-related names, here's a list of baby names for boys and girls inspired by the ocean.
Even natural toothpastes aimed at toddlers can contain ingredients that you would not want your child to swallow. This article reviews several natural toothpastes, taking a close look at ingredients as well as taste.
Looking to jazz up your youth group? Starting a new group at your church? Here are more than 50 ideas that will make your weekly youth meetings the place to be!
Many children have sensory processing problems that influence behavior. Children may not like being touched, may have unusual preferences in clothing, or may have limited food choices. Understanding these issues may make it easier for parents and teachers to deal with children’s problem behaviors.
This article discusses two main things: how to get kids off of electronics (and why you should), and how to encourage kids to fight through boredom so they can let their creative sides take over!
Want to cloth diaper for the first time but have no idea where to start? Here's what I used to cloth diaper my girls from infancy through toddlerhood and what I would have added to my registry in hindsight.
It is important to have cell phone rules for kids. Your family cell phone policy should include limits on cell phones at night and at school, and you should monitor cell phone contacts for young kids.
Ways to teach your children empathy (caring for other people and caring for animals), and why that is so important. Being empathetic is essential to success in all areas of a person's life. Empathy begins at home.
My cousins and I grew up with single mothers. These five assets helped us survive the odds predicted for fatherless children. They offer hope, not despair, to single mothers and fatherless children.
Are kids these days being pushed too far with sports, after school activities, clubs, and all the things their parents wished they had as children? Is over scheduling crushing little spirits and minds?
Christmas is nearing and Hatchimals are a hot toy of the season. While Hatchimals may offer instant gratification, we are choosing to hatch real chicks for the education and real-life experience.
Letting go of your children as they grow into adults is an art form. Here's how to start preparing yourself...
Patterns are all around us and they help children to understand the natural order of every day life. Patterns build math vocabulary and concepts.
In today's society, there is a ongoing debate on the pros and cons of either being a mom who works or a mom who stays home with her children. Here are my thoughts on this debate: Who Cares?!?!
Here are the top ten tips for young mothers and first-time parents for creating a healthy and happy relationship with your newborn baby.
Toddlers and children may experience a speech delay for a variety of reasons. Use these strategies at home to encourage kids to talk.
Does your baby have a diaper rash, but you don't want to use over-the-counter creams to treat it? This article covers a list of natural ways and products you can do and use to treat your baby's rash.
Child abuse can take on many forms and can be hard to recognize at first. In this article, I discuss the signs and symptoms of various types of abuse, how to recognize these signs of abuse, and what you can do to stop it from occurring.
How parental neglect in childhood effected me into adulthood. This article also includes research on how this type of neglect may affect others with similar experiences.
Want to buy infant formula that's hypoallergenic, dairy-free or lactose-free? They're useful when baby has dairy or soy allergy or intolerance, suffers with colic. stomach ache, gas or spit up. Maybe you're vegan or Jewish or Muslim and need a specialist formula for lifestyle reasons...
Having a black-sounding name can subject a person to prejudice and employment discrimination. Parents should be aware of this when naming their children.
If you're expecting your own little prince or princess, why not consider giving them a "royal" baby name?
Help your baby sleep through the night as kindly and gently as possible. Use these 7 Top tips to help your baby fall into a deep and peaceful sleep...
Be prepared with necessary supplies for your baby or young children as well in the event of an emergency or disaster. The article includes extra items to consider for your baby or young child(ren).
Most people have heard of the “dive reflex,” which apparently means that babies are born able to swim. But there is more to the dive reflex than most of us assume, and some of its effects may not be what you would want for your baby. If you are thinking about teaching a young baby to swim read this article first.
Stimulating a child's love of learning is one of the most important tasks for parents and teachers. Find out what photography can do to make it fun.
Concentrate on what's important when talking with teenagers, not things they don't need to know. Common mistakes parents make with their teens.
It's temping to tell the kids to never mention their mother, especially if she is a high conflict ex-wife. There is a better way.
From alcoholic names to poser cowboy names to poser aristocrat names, a list of baby names that I wish people would not give their children!
Fevers are a body's natural method for fighting of viral or bacterial infections. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to lower a fever—a combination of fever-reducing medications and natural fever reducers may be used to comfort a sick child.
This article explains why it's so common for teens to lack confidence and gives suggestions to boost your self-esteem.
How many children can one woman give birth to in a lifetime? How many children can one man father? Who is the oldest and youngest mother, father, and grand parent on record? How big was the world's heaviest infant? Perplexing questions with startling answer, all right here, along with many other reproductive records.
Here are some fantastic books to read with your kids in November to discuss hibernation, migration, the weather, the seasonal changes, and how humans and animals alike prepare for the winter. There are some really funny ones scattered in along with some great stories of the real Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
I am sharing with you the things I've learned being a parent to an 11-year-old boy. Topics include independence, girls, setting rules, friends, and the importance of family time.
What you should know if CPS becomes involved in your family, based on my years of experience as a CPS worker.
From math to science to learning to read, many animated tv shows enhance a child's learning. Here is a list of fantastic shows that will keep your child learning the entire time.
If your child is beginning to read chapter books and likes funny books, here is a list of kids' all-time favorites.
Speech and language delays are a concern for many parents, who wonder if their child is simply a "late talker"or if there is a true language disorder present. Learn the signs of a language delay: early intervention is vital to successful treatment.
You spend hours each week planning menus, shopping for food, and preparing home cooked meals for your family, only to have your child look at it and say "Gross!" Let's end that habit for good!
A summary of rides at Disneyland California Adventures theme park that are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.
Learning how to discipline is one of the most important parts of raising your child. Many default to spanking, but there are many other ways to discipline that does not involve physical force.
Learn how to teach and sign with your little one as well as the benefits and advantages of signing. Unveil myths and cons about teaching sign language to young children and how to overcome them.
This article provide tips and ideas for getting your kids to eat more vegetables while avoiding mealtime power struggles.
Avoid the mistake of overindulgent parenting that could create self-centered, narcissistic children. Set limits with love and increase your chances of raising children who become healthy adults.
Parents of young athletes need to be aware of traumatic brain injuries; how to treat them and how to minimize the risk.
Sometimes kids simply don't want to go to sleep—there's too much excitement in the house and they want to stay up with the adults. Sometimes kids simply want to exercise some autonomy. There are ways to get them to settle down for bed. Here are some tips and tricks to get your kids to sleep.
Many of these quirky, old-fashioned girl names are moving up quickly on the trend list: Trudy, Celia, Etta, and Lillian, among others. These timeless "old-lady" names are gaining modern appeal.
With the right programming, a television can provide entertainment and education for children. However, as we all know, it contains a significant amount of negative images. Learn more about its influence and how to counteract it.
Divorce creates a lot of stress for your kids, especially when they are forced to adjust to living at two homes with different sets of expectations.
Bible names are some of the oldest on our planet. I believe that is why a lot of people choose a name for their kids from such a book—to have a connection to something old, revered and powerful.
What is the difference between picky eating and a feeding problem? Learn the top ten signs that signal the need for medical investigation of picky eating in children.
Should children have the right to participate in decisions or should they be protected from decision making? This hub discusses the options and pros and cons of each.
Why growing up as a military brat is a unique experience. My childhood as a Navy Junior, daughter of a career Naval officer and Annapolis grad shaped me more than I ever knew
Premature infants must fight to survive in a world that they are not yet scheduled to enter for weeks or months. Their immature central nervous system easily becomes overstimulated. The Developmental Care Model seeks to minimize environmental stress in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and improve developmental outcomes.
Self-absorption, bitching and moaning, extreme negativity, an inability to plan ahead...these are characteristics of teens that drive us parents nutty. But, if we appreciate that their brains are still developing and their behavior is normal, we can relax, stop worrying, and enjoy their teen years.
Children in the US are exposed to thousands of hours of television, internet content, billboards, magazines, and other forms of media. What effect does it have on young minds and what can parents do to counteract any negative influence? Find out more here.
Dealing with a serious illness with your child can be a harrowing experience. In this article, you will learn how to treat and prevent serious illnesses such as RSV, Croup, and Whooping Cough in children.