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Parenting Shortcuts

Most parents take shortcuts from time to time; there’s not enough time in the day to do everything to exacting standards.  To attempt to do everything with exacting standards is to set oneself up for failure, go crazy in the attempt, suffer from needless stress, and potentially damage the quality of the relationship and the […]

Unexpected Ways Your First Baby Will Change Your Marriage

Most first-time expectant parents know that their first-borns will impact the quality and quantity of their sleep, their budget and disposable income, the division of labor in their households, and the depth of the love in their lives, among other obvious changes.  What many first-time expectant parents don’t know is that their marriages will likely […]

RIE Parenting

RIE is an acronym for Resources for Infant Educarers.  Read on to learn about RIE parenting. When/where did it originate?  RIE was founded by infant specialist and educator Magda Gerber in 1978. What is its main tenet?  The main tenet of RIE parenting is the belief that parents and caregivers should recognize infants as complete […]

Biggest Pre K Parenting Mistakes

No parent is perfect.  We all make mistakes from time to time . . . daily, actually.  We want to be watchful for mistakes and try to correct them so that we can parent better over time.  Here are some of the biggest and most common mistakes we make when parenting pre-k kids. Inconsistent rules […]

The Hidden Costs of Parenting

From diapers, toys, and an ever-changing wardrobe due to constant physical growth to college tuition, medical expenses, childcare, and braces, raising kids is expensive.  These are the obvious expenses.  Let’s take a look at some of the hidden costs of parenting and how to handle them.  Hidden costs include: Home redecoration, renovation, and/or restoration.  This […]

Reversing Ineffective Parenting Habits

Kids don’t come with operator’s manuals.  You can’t get a PhD in parenting: it’s a learn-as-you-go kind of gig.  Sometimes, you have to change some of your parenting techniques because you recognize that they simply aren’t effective in achieving your goals.  Here are a few ways to help you reverse ineffective parenting habits. Explain to […]

The Importance of Surrounding Yourself with Positive Social Support

Let’s face it: life has its challenges.  Sometimes, even the strongest of us can get discouraged.  Our negative self-talk (“I just can’t do it.”  “I’ve failed.”  “I’m not skilled/smart/adept enough.”) can set in play a self-defeating cycle (negative self-talk leads to failure to embrace opportunities for success, which in turn leads to stagnation due to […]

Favortism Among Children

Parents aren’t supposed to play favorites with their kids.  They are supposed to love all their kids equally.  However, each child has his/her own unique personality, and parents recognize their kids as unique individuals.  Those unique personalities, as they interact with their parents’ personalities, are the basis of favoritism. As kids age from infancy to […]

Over-Scheduled Children

Over-scheduling.  What is it?  Is it a good thing or a bad thing?  Parents today are debating this issue, and no clear answers are as yet apparent.  However, read on for what we know so far. Over-scheduling is the practice of keeping children busy with structured activities for almost all of their waking hours.  Over-scheduled […]