7 Strategies and Tips for Parents of Kids with Reading Difficulties

Finding out that your child struggles with reading may be frightening for parents. Nonetheless, it's critical to keep in mind that each kid learns at their own speed and may overcome reading challenges with the correct assistance and tactics. Today, we'll look at seven practical methods and suggestions that parents may use to assist their kids develop literacy skills and a love of reading. Early Intervention is Key: Early detection of … [Read more...]

The Mark of Maturity for Teens: Getting Along With Parents

There are no written tests that determine when you've reached a full-blown adult maturity level. Instead, society offers several interim-type assessments that parents use to measure how a child's development is proceeding. For many adolescents, the final milestone along the long road to adulthood is understanding their parents. Part of that process is discovering that parenting is a massive responsibility that includes physical, emotional, … [Read more...]

Benefits of Kids Playing Video Games

It is a common assumption that all video games are bad, or violent and that the number of hours that children play games should be reduced.  Image credit  However, playing video games is not all bad and they have become a normal part of a children’s life. There are many benefits to children regularly playing video games that are neglected, whether they play on gaming laptops, a Nintendo, or PlayStation, including building key skills and … [Read more...]

Make Parenting Less Stressful

Being a parent is one of the most stressful responsibilities in the world, but the reward makes the time and effort well worth it! It doesn’t have to be all stress, especially not in this day and age, and there’s a lot you can do to help alleviate the stress without letting your kids out of sight! There’s no way to remove all stress from parenting, but there are steps you can take that can help lift some of the stress from life, so you can … [Read more...]

Why Being a Supermom Isn’t Something You Should Aim for

Are you the type of mom that will go to great lengths to try and be any and everything for your children? Do you neglect your own needs in order to see to it that your children get what they need and want? Will you stretch yourself thin just to put a smile on your children’s faces? Have you ever spent your last time (or gone into debt) to afford the things your kids desire? Though it may seem like this is a mother’s job, the reality is, trying to … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Your Kids Make You Gain Weight 

Weight gain during pregnancy is natural, not to mention expected, but kids also have the power to make you pack on the pounds even after they're born. Changes in your eating and sleeping habits take their toll on your body in more ways than you can imagine, and the stress of parenthood plays a substantial role as well. Your kids don't mean to make you gain weight, but the lifestyle changes that occur when there's a little one in the house make it … [Read more...]

Emma Lost Her First Tooth | Two Rows of Teeth?

Emma Lost Her First Tooth | Two Rows of Teeth? Emma will be 7 in November and she just lost her first tooth. F I N A L L Y!!! She was so sad throughout kindergarten that she was one of the few that still hadn’t lost a tooth. She would have us check her teeth for wiggles so often I lost count. She finally found a wiggler and went to work. We soon realized that her grown up tooth was coming in behind her front row... almost like a second row … [Read more...]

What Happened to Super Mom?

What Happened to Super Mom? I had my oldest when I was 21. I was young, energetic and had the patience of a saint. My friends and family would refer to me as “Susie Homemaker”. I loved rolling around the floor playing with my daughter, I kept an immaculate house and love to cook and bake... a lot. Seriously, my husband’s co-workers would call our house to place an order for a particular cookie because I sent them to work with him so often. I … [Read more...]

Solving Parenting Challenges: Age-by-age tips for Managing Meltdowns and Tantrums

Solving Parenting Challenges: Age-by-age tips for Managing Meltdowns and Tantrums I received this article in my inbox this morning and it struck a cord with me. I have been dealing with a few meltdown/tantrum issues with Ethan and I thought her ideas were spot on... so I wanted to share. I hope this helps someone else! ****** No parent wants to face down a child's tantrum, particularly in public. However, it's one of the challenges we all … [Read more...]

Are You Raising An Adventurous Kid? | 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside

Are You Raising An Adventurous Kid? When I was little, I remember begging to go outside to play with the neighborhood children the minute I was done with breakfast and wasn’t ready to settle down inside until the sun set after dinner. I would be exhausted, smelly, dirty and very happy. I had the opportunity to write a guest post on this topic that includes 5 ways to  get your kids outside over at Jen and Barb, Mom Life ... a site … [Read more...]