A sense of self worth and a sense of pride and achievement are values that can help your children feel special. Sharing activities together, are a great way of increasing the time you spend together, and bringing you closer. Nobody likes housework, lets face it, it has to be right up there at the top of the list of most hated jobs! But gardening? Well that may also be hard work at times, but it can also be great fun. Best of all, there is a wide variety of enjoyable gardening activities that children can be involved in Continue reading →
Almost as soon as your pregnancy is announced, you become inundated with friends and family offering well meaning advice. The best advice, however is to not fall for the ‘everything has to be perfect’ routine. What matters to your baby is that they are warm, well fed and loved, not that the dishes and dusting haven’t been done. Sounds dumb, but its surprising how many new parents assume that if the home is clean and running as it did before the new arrival, then their doing fine.
It has been said many times over that being a mom is the hardest job in the world. For many new moms this can seem like a daunting task
How has parenting been viewed in recent history
The various debates concerning how to be a good parent have been doing the rounds for decades. During the sixties for example, the notion of ‘maternal deprivation‘ was put forward as the most important influence on a babies development. For example, a British psychologist, Jonathan Bowlby suggested that in order for babies to develop properly they needed to experience a warm, intimate care giving from the mother or other female care giver. This in turn would lead to the baby developing the necessary attachment to develop normally.
Imagine the scene, your children are playing, your on the phone, there is a hundred and one different things to do, when the pandemonium starts up:
“Mom! Johnny won’t let me have my turn and he broke my dolly’ the doorbell goes and the dog is running around excitedly yapping during the ensuing drama. Yet minutes ago everything was fine, but the ‘he said she said game’ which mom gets to sort out is a frequent source of frustration Usually removing the toy and time out quickly solves things. However, sometimes frustration is not easily solved within the family setting and this can cause resentment to build up. Particularly when it involves the dreaded T word- teenager- this is the time when your patience will be tested to its limits! and this is the time your good parental skills are judged
If you are parenting young children, you undoubtedly have your hands full. Especially if you have other children, or a job, or heaven forbid, 2 jobs in addition to all of your household responsibilities.
There is no doubt, even if things are wonderful most of the time, moments, or sometimes just seconds, when tensions rise to a fever pitch. We’re going to take a brief look at what has probably led up to these moments happening in the first place, as well as, what you should do after things have gotten a bit out of control! And, what one can do to avoid these things altogether!
Regardless of how much you and the other parent try to resolve disputes in a productive fashion, it is extremely likely that the two of you simply aren’t going to agree about everything. After all, there IS a reason you’ve decided to get a divorce. It is essential that these disagreements be handled in a responsible and mature fashion. Ideally, these matters can be resolved without the direct involvement of the courts; however, if forced to become involved, judges make decisions based up on the best interests of the child .
When it comes time to snap a few family photos, you likely face your share of snafus. Whether you’re taking your annual holiday photos to send out to family and friends, you’re squeezing in a few vacation pics, or you’re trying to take advantage of an event to capture a rare moment when everyone is dressed to the nines, you probably come out of the experience with a slew of unusable images thanks to blinking eyes, silly faces, or people who are looking at a speck on the ceiling instead of into the camera. So what can you do to get the gorgeous portraits that you see hanging in other people’s homes? Here are a few tips to help you get the great family photos that seem to elude you.