This article is for fathers who want to grow in their connections and communications with their kids. Fathering is hard. We want to build and maintain bridges with our children.
Fun and simple Thanksgiving crafts, games, and activities designed for young children—but fun for the whole family.
It's easy to get stuck when trying to come up with creative indoor activities. Children on the spectrum seem to need constant motivation to unlock their eyes from their computers and get active.
I had waited a year for my first opportunity to go to the daddy/daughter dance. That night my little girl stole my heart, and I learned a valuable lesson about being a father of a girl.
This article is designed for parents who need support and guidance on how to understand their anxious child.
I believe breastfeeding is the best choice. Although breastfeeding twins is a challenge, it's totally possible. Get tips and advice for successfully breastfeeding twins from a mom who's done it.
Parents are often divided on if it’s best to let their child cry it out at night. If you’re on the side of not letting your child cry, here are some alternate ideas to help get them to sleep.
Autumn is a wonderful time of year to spend time outdoors as a family. This article highlights fall activities that are fun for kids of all ages.
It is difficult for parents to learn their child is a bully, but this does not mean there is nothing you can do to help your child. Changing bullies can change lives—his/hers and others.
What should you do if your child starts becoming interested in alternative subcultures? Has something gone wrong? Are you a bad parent?
How do you teach a teen to learn the art of clean clothes? I have practical teaching tips to help your teen move towards independence.
Learn how to teach your children to think outside the box from a young age to set them up for success.
If you're struggling with persistent diaper rash, this may be the diaper rash cream for you! It is the only one that saved my newborn from her persistent diaper rash.
You can create the family atmosphere you want your home to have: it will take longer than you think, and be harder too, but the results will be so much greater than you imagine!
Penguin Day is a real holiday! Teach your children about penguins with some easy and inexpensive fun. Get some penguin facts, recipes, penguin craft ideas. January 20 is Penguin Day
Motherhood can be highly stressful. Finding ways to manage your stress is essential to your own health as well as your families well-being.
Everyone from busy moms to completely bewildered uncles could use some clear, right-to-the point toy shopping tips. Sometimes we just don't have time to meander around a store or go into complete zombie mode after staring at e-commerce sites for...
Discipline is so important for a peaceful household or classroom. By implementing a consistent system—even a very simple one like this—you can make all the difference!
This article provide tips and ideas for getting your kids to eat more vegetables while avoiding mealtime power struggles.
The benefits of breastfeeding are legend, but what is breastfeeding really like? According to Chris Telden, it's not all serenity and bliss. With humor and blunt honesty, a nursing mother reveals the truth about what it feels like to breastfeed and whether she thinks it's all worth it in the end (duh, yeah?)
extreme sport: any recreational activities that involve high risk, aggressive and spectacular stunts, and which appeal to the young -- sound like your house?
Social media has a way of making our lives look like a scene right out of Stepford. But sometimes life just isn't that picture perfect, and the first step of recovering is acceptance.
Do not wait until your child is already addicted to his gadgets, and don't let gadgets replace you as your child's parent.
Do kids songs, lullabies, and nursery rhyme songs drive you crazy after a while? Read this article to find fun kids music that both you and your children can enjoy.
For centuries, it's been believed that there is no right or wrong way to be a parent, as long as love is behind everything you do. However, a little tough love actually can hurt indefinitely.
It's Pumpkin Time! and everything that goes with it, from growing in the garden to harvest celebrations, and even a little bit of Halloween. Read this book as part of an October story hour or preschool circle time, then try some of the pumpkin-themed activities on your own.
Parents should encourage young children to pretend play. Learn the many benefits and life skills that this type of play can bring to your child's life.
Get answers to the top five questions about an 80/20 custody schedule. Read about what it is, who might use it, the pros/cons, see some examples, and finally learn some things you should consider if you have this type of custody.
I see you struggle. I see you lift the weight of your child with the weight of the world as you do your best to keep it together. Its a real thing, depression, and your not alone. I see you.
Many parents report back talk as a behavior of concern. Learn what really constitutes back talk and how to encourage your child to express themselves in a respectful, healthy way.
A trophy for everyone at the end of soccer season, a trip to the treasure box for good school behavior...is it all too much? This article explains why too many rewards are problematic.
Learning doesn't have to be boring. By making your own playdough, kids can learn math, vocabulary, incorporate their five senses and build cooperation skills. Included are recipes and a video.
These products are a great way to encourage special needs children to practice small motor skills and to help find ways to self sooth.
Should I spank my toddler as a discipline method? What are the cons and downsides of spanking? Is it abuse? Let's take a closer look at these important questions.
If you are thinking of taking your kid's cell phone away as discipline, or think you may do so in the future, read this first for some advice from a parent who did just that. Believe it or not, your kid may not be the only one relying on his cell phone!
Keep your kids amused with dress up clothes and craft boxes without spending a fortune. Teach your children to cook and have fun.
Parenting a child on the spectrum can be a challenge. Go with your gut and don't worry about what others think. Know that you are doing the best that you can.
A humorous look at the life of a single mom and teen. A boot camp meets wine adventure. From Driver's Ed to cute puppies and fuzzy kittens.
Are you looking for a way to make bath time less stressful? Here's tips how to take a bath with your baby.
When children see people with disabilities, they may ask all kinds of questions. Here are some tips on how to handle them.
Five minutes into summer vacation and your kids are already whining about how bored they are! This is going to be a long summer, or maybe the best summer ever! Check out all these inexpensive ideas!
I was recently told, "You have the life! You never have to wake up and go to an actual job. You get to bum all day!" Well, here's a little peek into my day.
Say Yes to No is a parent and teacher education program designed to facilitate saying no to children in instructive and positive ways.
There I was... with my beautiful baby girl in my arms and having absolutely no clue as to why I was in so much breast pain or how to feel better.
I spend A LOT of time with my children, but there are moments where enough is enough—just for a while.
Emotionally disturbed gifted children are often denied adequate services. This site details why twice exceptional gifted children are not identified. It also details best-practice instruction for students who have been identified as ED.
Breastfed babies do not always gain weight at the same rate as formula-fed babies. There are reasons beyond milk supply which may cause poor gain. Before you give up breastfeeding, seek help!
Just as a garden needs attention and care, our children need to be taught the important virtues of being a beautiful human being. Once taught, they will naturally create positive ripples in the world.
Re-entry into the family home can be tough on everyone. I have found many parallels between living with my adult children and aviation! Here is your safety briefing for your flight!
To be able to win, having a superior natural ability is not enough. Children need to know how to use that gift in the right way, in the right environment.
Lying children can be a difficult problem to handle. However, this article will make it much simpler for you to get rid of the behavior altogether.
Visual discrimination is the ability to recognize details in visual images. It allows people to identify the size, shape or form, color and position of objects and printed material.
Ask anyone what age they think women should stop breastfeeding their children, and you'll probably get an answer—but the only one that matters is your own.
Starting a reading habit with young children can be beneficial, but it can also be difficult with their short attention spans and the difficulty in finding durable books.
We have all heard about making slime at home for your children, but why not up your slime game with fluffy slime? Your kid will thank you!
Are you faced with the reality of having to co-parent? Are you a divorcee or parent who wants to try to make things work for the child? Let's discuss how you can make it work.
Parenting is the most wonderful experience anyone can have. Although sometimes the first time around it can be a bit confusing, challenging. At times even frustrating. With God it can be amazing!
Your child has just come out to you. Now what? These days, more and more parents are being faced with homosexuality in their children as it becomes more accepted by society. Tips on how to respond.
If you want to be nostalgic about parenting, go right ahead. That doesn't change the fact that much of parenting sucks. It sucks now. It will suck fifty years from now.
Modern society expects too much from mothers, which in turn makes us put too much pressure on ourselves. Here's how to take back your power and sovereignty.
Are parenting styles, school policies, and government directives affecting the social development of our children?
It may seem impossible at times to have a clean house with kids running around, but you can do it with these 6 tips.
Do you know how to help your child if he is a bully? Here are seven tips that will help you and your child stop the bullying.
There are many reasons to choose cloth over disposable; this article focuses on how to maximize the financial benefit.
Summer means longer days, warmer weather, and lots of time with the kids. From making ice cream to going on nighttime nature walks, it's the season to live life to its fullest.
Sometimes it is difficult for a child on the spectrum to understand empathy. The holiday season is the perfect time to teach them to care for others.
When I was a girl, my parents told me to be nice, always smile, and never hurt anyone's feelings. Today, these messages do more harm than good, making girls feel powerless, vulnerable, and victimized.
Parents face the difficulty of getting their child to sleep in their own bed at some point during the early-toddler years. Learning to sleep alone can be introduced to your child with this fun story.
Find out about 10 fun and unplugged activities you can do with your children. These are inexpensive and educational adventures that will bring your family closer together.
Young children can get grouchy for a variety of reasons. Being bored is no fun. Beiser's new picture book is a fun read to help children find the bright side of any situation.
The following list of names are what I personally wouldn't be caught dead giving my little gem in the sun, but everyone has a preference, so choose at your own risk.
Getting outside with children is free and fun! Here are some ways to turn a simple walk in your neighborhood into something special. Ideas can be used for parties or for a nature-filled afternoon.
Turn storytelling into meaningful learning experiences for your children. These parenting tips on reading can make it educational and fun.
The simple definition of STEP-MOTHER-a woman that your father marries after his marriage to or relationship with your mother has ended.What do I think of this?Answer-Not a lot. Let me tell you why.
Does your child display challenging behaviours that drive you up the wall? Here is a simple step-by-step guide for parents on how to reduce problematic behaviour.
Being a single parent, whether you're a mom or dad, has many challenges, but you can still have fun!
Introducing TV and movies to your toddlers can be a slippery slope, but sometimes real life requires time in front of the TV. There are a lot of shows created with two and three-year-olds in mind.
Looking for a Radio Controlled car? Then you are in the right place. Here you will find the best RC cars for 2017. I have tested many of them, and have put together the top 10 RC cars for 2017.
It's never too soon to start teaching your kids about money. By teaching them basic financial skills now, you will help them build sound financial habits that will last a lifetime.
As Christian parents you answer to a higher authority. You are the vessel God uses to minister to your family. He is your mentor, your guide, your CEO. He will guide your footsteps.
A list of affordable but original gifts ideas for newborn babies and parents-to-be, and tips to how to give nice presents on a budget.
New research shows that the brain is still developing in teenagers. The implications of this are discussed, along with some tips for good communication during the teenage years.
The first day of school can be a harrowing experience for children. Parents need to prepare their children. The first day of classes should be fun and tantrum free.
When a person is missing his right hand or sits in a wheel-chair, do you judge him for not being able to perform certain tasks? You probably wouldn’t. People with NVLD deserve similar consideration.
As many as 1,400 babies die each year from this devastating form of child abuse. In this article, I would like to help more parents and caregivers to be aware of this possibility and its symptoms.
Outdoor play is important for early childhood development. Here are five inexpensive ideas that will make your backyard more engaging.
Does your boy have endless energy at night? Here are a bunch of fun nighttime, after dinner activities a dad can do with a high "never slow down" boy (or girl).
Many parents don't know how to correctly diagnose whether or not their child has an ear infection, and what to do if this is the case. I will be answering all of these questions for you.
Emma Jenner knows how to fix our modern-day parenting crisis. The problem is that being a nanny and being a parent are two very different things.
Are you pregnant but money is tight? I've done the footwork for you and listed baby items for your newborn you can live without!
First of all, I hope you never, ever have to. Second of all, know that you are not alone. If my experiences -- yes, plural -- can be of any help to you, I offer them here. The reality is that with today's super strong weed (pot, marijuana),...
Using a constructive way to deal with conflict resolution will not only serve to bond your family together but will also instill valuable life skills in your child.
Why don't some teenagers want to drive yet? How can you help your teen get their license? Do all teens today need a drivers license at all?
If you feel like you can't survive one more sleepless night or napless day, here's how to start the sleep training process.
This article investigates three ways to find peace in the parent's world of chaos, whether you are a homeschooling parent or have children in public school. The three tools described are backed by scientific evidence found through investigative journals and medical findings.
Accidents happen everyday, but many of them could have been easily avoided! It's easy to over look things that you never think about as dangerous! Let's get our children outside but keep them safe!
Tips for parents on how to organise morning routines to get to work on time when you have young children. Tips cover how to get kids out of bed, dressed, and fed.
This article gives some tips on surviving the first week of breastfeeding from the view of a breastfeeding mother.
A review of the Baby Trend Sit N Stand Double Stroller DX. It's great for two babies, kids, or twins!
This article discusses drug abuse in teens, addiction, drug abuse statistics, rehabs, and other drug abuse facts. The information is based on research and on personal experiences and interviews with teenagers. Written by a retired high school teacher.
How to start teaching a child manners from the earliest days. It's as simple as please and thank you.
It took decades to dispel the myth of the perfect TV father; but many men would rather we return to the lie rather than address the continued shortcomings of their gender as parents.
We live in a world where every time we turn on the television we see more traumatic events in our world. ASD children have difficulty processing these events.
Becoming a parent for the first time can be an expensive business; especially when you have no idea what you may or may not need. Here are some products I have tried and tested and would recommend.
Sometimes being a single parent is stressful. It would be awesome to have a helpful husband to assist with duties like cleaning, paying bills, and taking care of the children.
How to introduce and discuss food allergies, management, and self-advocacy with your young children in an age-appropriate manner from infancy to elementary school age.
Breastfeeding can be challenging. For some, low-milk supply or assistance in inducing lactation may be needed. Thankfully, the galactagogue medications listed here can help.
Screen time is harmful to children because it hinders their healthy development in ways including movement, creativity and time sequencing. Learn about the downsides of screen time.
Organizations for Father's Rights in Texas include Texas Fathers for Equal Rights and the Lone Star Fatherhood Initiative. These organizations can provide legal advice, assistance and education.
No one likes the crying baby on a plane, especially the person holding them. Families sometimes travel through the air. Here are some tips to make it less painful.
Household chores can teach children valuable lessons: responsibility, the value of a dollar, and what it means to be a team player. By instilling these values in your child at a young age, you are helping them to succeed later on in life.
Why is it that some children enjoy reading more than others? Well, here's your chance to help your child enjoy reading, but it requires your attention and immediate action.
There has been a debate for several decades about whether children should receive an allowance for doing family chores. Some say yes, while others believe that chores should simply be obligatory.
The over-regulation of imaginative play is stifling an important part of childhood. Making sure your child has time and resources for games of make-believe is important.
Teaching children how to compete well builds self esteem. There is a certain element of success when the competition is close and children know they've given it their best. They come away satisfied.
Explicit adult imagery can all too easily be viewed by children/teens. Therefore a parental “porn talk” as well as a “sex talk” is necessary to help negate its harmful effects.
Tips for an educational, active, fun, fall outdoor scavenger hunt for kids. Includes ideas for autumn hunt items, photo hunts, and a display of the items found.
As a teenager, the author gained a large amount of weight and still feels the effects from it today. Find out from her experience what parents can do to help an obese child and what may make it worse.
Losing a friend can be devastating for an ASD child. There may be confusion or anger and it can be difficult to move forward. Strategies that might help lead your child to building new relationships.
Everyone knows the hottest new toy of 2017 is the Fidget Spinner. And love it or hate it, you have to admit that it is one of a kind. But is it the one that kills?
Starting to build a communicational foundation with your childred can be difficult, but here are four ways to help you start.
Though the paisley diaper bag is stocked with supplies, some fathers may feel awkward carrying it while they are on baby duty. Check out these alternatives for manly diaper bags for dads.
Parenting can be challenging when you're healthy—add a serious mental illness, and it can feel nearly impossible. It doesn't have to feel that way.
Do you have your baby's hospital gown or hat packed away in the attic? Do you wish that you could have them on display? I will walk you through creating a shadow box to display these special mementos.
Fairy tales can reinforce good values in the developing child. Grimms' Fairy Tales, Cecily M. Barker, and Hans Christian Andersen are included.
The struggle can be so hard when you know your child is going to get picked on for something you gave them, but did I want to surgically alter my child so he might fit in a little better?
If you're an exhausted parent looking for some tips to soothe your fussy baby then look no further than the 5 S Method.
I'm parenting a special needs child, and I receive judgments from outsiders. This is the reality they don’t know.
How parents and caregivers can help children deal with traumatic events such as mass shootings and natural disasters.
The start of the school year can be especially tough for both parents and kids. For children with autism, the sudden change in routines and the demands of school life can pose a massive challenge.
Setting boundaries is not a cut-and-dried activity. Every person is unique and requires different techniques to help them make wise choices. Use these guidelines to facilitate the process.
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.
Does your kid ask you questions that would make any adult blush? Try these tactics to work through their uncomfortable questions.
Children's belief in mythical figures like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Tooth Fairy make special occasions magical. But is it truly about them, or is it more about us?
Have you ever heard a woman blame an error on "Mom Brain"? Have you ever wondered what is really going on inside that brain? Continue reading to find out what it is and how it comes to be.
The school dance can be a right of passage for many teens. Children on the autism spectrum can find this big event overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help navigate those rough waters.
Simple ways to introduce children to gardening! Plus, alternative ideas to teach kids about growing fruits and vegetables without a backyard garden.
One of the most completely engaging learning toys for babies, toddlers and preschoolers; the Fisher Price Learning Home has delighted every child I've seen interact with it.
What to look for when you're buying toys for you kids. This article comes from personal experience of buying a plethora of toys and what to watch for to make both your experiences enjoyable!
As a parent the safety of your children is paramount and while the advances in technology bring us so much convenience and joy, there are certain risks that come with the territory.
From Service dogs to adoption, choosing the right dog for your ASD child can de difficult. Here are a few facts to get you started on your way to dogdom!
On November 1st, 2017, LEGO introduced the Women of NASA toy set to show LEGO fans the importance of these positive role models. These women were instrumental to the development of NASA.
Why are some newborns covered in hair? Hair on a newborn's body is called lanugo and is a normal occurrence.
Most American children are given milk at least a few times a day, but is milk a necessary component of a balanced diet for kids? Read on for both sides of the argument.
You will learn some key facts about how young children think and feel about educational activities that lay the foundation for school good brain training habits that last a lifetime.
Looking for fun outdoor games for kids? Here is a list of fun, natural, and free outside and backyard activities for you and your toddlers and preschoolers. Get outside and play!
It can be difficult to lure our spectrum children away from their computers. Here are a few ideas to help find some fun beyond the screen.
When toddlers and elementary school children are picky about their meals, it can be very challenging. Here, I'll present some encouragement and tips for getting some nutrition into those picky eaters!
Clean Label Project study has media warning parents on the levels of contaminants found in baby foods. I offer a fresh perspective on the topic as well as list healthy alternatives for parents.
Did you know about National Teddy Bear Picnic day?! What an excellent opportunity to throw a little party for your kids! We did it last year, and this year I went all out. We had a blast!
Winter will be here before we know it. Instead of hibernating inside and dreaming of spring, plan to get outside for some family fun this winter. Here are my top five suggestions for inexpensive family fun in the snow.
Motherhood doesn't come with a handbook. Fortunately, this three step guide to being a happier mom can help nudge you in the right direction.
Helping your child in her quest to become a vegetarian will ultimately be much easier than trying to change her mind. Follow these simple tips for peace in the family, especially at the dinner table.
Swaddling can keep baby snug while sleeping and prevent them from waking themselves due to body movement. These are the swaddling products that worked best for my baby during her first three months.
Seasoned parents love to tell new moms and dads that raising children is the toughest job they'll ever love. They couldn't be more right.
From packing your bags to arriving safely at your destination, flying with a child is a tricky business which must be handled from start to finish with delicate precision. Here are some tips for flying with kids and making the flight easier for everyone!
As a parent and teacher I have learned some valuable lessons, and one is that driving does not require a smartphone.
Looking to expand your little one's library? Here are 25 amazing kids books you're both sure to love! Perfect for ages 2 and up!
Parents expecting a baby in November can look to the month itself for plenty of inspiration. November is the birth month of many famous people and is tied to a number of beloved holidays as well.
Are you exhausted by the thought of getting your baby to sleep in their own bed? Wondering how to transition from bassinet to crib? Here are the first steps to getting your baby to sleep tonight.
Teaching young children to dress themselves can be a challenge. A fun read aloud with Rebecca Van Slyke's new book can help with the task. Young children can be hilarious with learning to dress.
As we strive to lead our kids down a path of tolerance and acceptance, it is important to expose them to cultures and ideas that are unlike their own.