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Summer skin care tips for all families. #skincare #skincaretips | skin care tips | skin care | summer skin care tips |

4 Summer Skin Care Tips for Every Family

Jackie Edwards, a freelance researcher and editor, wrote the following article to publish on our blog. Jackie is passionate about writing on family lifestyle. She contributed many more articles on our blog in the past. In the article below, Jackie ...
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Tips to Teach Your Child How to Read. The article provides three tips to improve reading skills of children. | reading skills | improve reading skills | reading specialist | reading tutoring | reading programs for kids | reading teaching | How to teach reading | reading kindergarten

3 Tips to Teach Your Child How to Read

Written By: ChildrenLearningReading.com Learning to read at a young age is important for the development of a child. Reading helps children develop a better understanding of their surroundings, allows them to gather information from printed materials, and provides them with ...
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Six groups of food nutrients with pictures. #food #parenting #healthyfood #health #healthtips

Six classes of food for children and grownups

Dear Son's food behavior seems to be highly motivated by what Dear Mom ate when she was pregnant. Dear Son does not like those items much that Dear Mom did not eat regularly when Dear Son was being cooked inside ...
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The decision of getting a dog depends on many parameters. A family needs to verify if the dog will receive proper care and attention. #family #dogs #pet

Should I get a dog

My family is in a stage to face the question --- Should we get a dog. Dear Son is six years old, and it is a good age when they start asking for a dog đŸ¶ if the family does ...
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The 5-2-1-0 Rule for healthy lifestyle of children. The rule ensure active life with healthy food habits. #family #children #health #healthy #lifestyle #kids

5-2-1-0: Parenting rule of thumb for children’s healthy lifestyle

Are you worried if your parenting strategies are ensuring a healthy lifestyle of your child? It is natural to worry about children's health. To make sure that your child is enjoying a healthy lifestyle, you can simply use the 5-2-1-0 ...
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Does law support free-range parenting? #parenting #free-range #children #family

Free-range parenting: Does law support it?

You probably heard about the three parenting styles --- authoritarian, equalitarian, and permissive. You will find plenty of literature regarding these parenting styles. In recent years, a version of the permissive parenting style, called free-range parenting, has received much attention ...
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The article describes how to lower a fever in a child naturally. It also outlines when to call a doctor. #parenting #forkids #kidshealth #treatment

How to lower a fever

How to lower a fever in kids? Giving a warm bath to the child is an excellent way to lower the fever naturally. Another option is to put a wet hand towel with cold water on the forehead, at the ...
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Helping your kids make healthy choices isn’t always easy, especially when everyone is busy and time is so short. #parenting #forkids #kids #children #ChildDevelopment

Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices: A Guide for Parents

Today's article is the latest of many writing contributions of Wendy Ross from Safer Tomorrows. Wendy is a Chief Safety Officer who is passionate about writing on topics related to family lifestyle and safety awareness. The article today focuses on ...
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Cooking with kids is a great way to help them learn independence, responsibility, and even school-related skills like math and science. Many children love being in the kitchen, especially during holidays when there are so many fun things to bake. However, it’s important to remember that young ones may not know kitchen safety. #safety #parenting #cooking #kids

Cooking With Kids: How To Keep Things Safe

Wendy Ross from Safer Tomorrows has been contributing to our blog for quite some time. Wendy is a Chief Safety Officer who is passionate about writing on topics related to safety awareness and family lifestyle. The article today focuses on ...
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Effective and Impactful Parenting. The post provides tips on parenting strategies. #parenting #kids #impactfulparenting #parentingtips

How to do more impactful and effective parenting

Parenting is full of should-we-say-this and should-we-do-that kind of dilemma. We act thinking that we are doing the right thing but time will answer if we are making the right calls today. Psychologists, pediatricians, and scientists would create a typology ...
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How to calm down a child, during a temper tantrum episode. #parenting #temperTantrum #ForKids #Kids

Handling Temper Tantrums: How to Calm Down a Child Quickly During a Tantrum Episode

How to calm down a child is probably a question any parent would ask from day one. As the child grows up and develops emotions, tantrums come on the scene. Slowly, stopping kids from throwing tantrums becomes a major parental ...
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Looking for samples for the assessment of gifted and talented education? Resources are scarce and sometimes expensive. The post provides some sample of the "what's missing" type questions. The questions are suitable for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First grade students. #prek #kindergarten #gifted #talented #education

What’s missing in this picture

As stated in one of our previous posts, resources are scarce to prepare for the assessment of gifted and talented education (G/T entrance assessment). We believe, if a child sits for the G/T test in kindergarten, the following assessments are ...
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Gifted and Talented education, commonly called G/T, provides additional materials and resources to students identified as gifted. Gifted and talented education is a part of the public school systems in USA. How to prepare a child for the gifted and talented program? #giftedtalented #gifted #talented #education #childdevelopment

Gifted and Talented program: What is it and how to proceed

Gifted and Talented education, commonly called G/T, provides additional materials and resources to students identified as gifted. Gifted and talented education is a part of the public school systems in the USA. In most states (if not all), the student ...
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Baby proofing your home does not have to be expensive. The post describes how to baby-proof home with inexpensive items. #kids #babyproofing #safety #toddler

Baby proofing solutions every parent should know about

This is a contributed post from Jackie Edwards, a freelance researcher and editor, who loves to develop resources and articles for new parents. Jackie herself is a new mom to twin girls. She is passionate about writing articles on family ...
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Antibiotic may cause diarrhea in children as well as in adults. Antibiotic-associated diarrhea can be prevented using several precautions. #parenting #diarrhea #kids #kidswelfare #kidshealth #health

How to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea in children

Diarrhea can be caused by many things but it is common during or after antibiotic administration. If a kid is administered antibiotic, it is essential to take a close look at the stool. Well 
 parents look at the poop ...
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Preventing cyberbullying is the best way to protect your child. The post describes a guide on how to safeguard children against cyberbullying. #cyberbullying #parenting #children

A Guide to Cyberbullying and Social Media Safety for Concerned Parents

This is the second guest post Wendy Ross from Safer Tomorrows has written on our family blog. Wendy is a Chief Safety Officer who is passionate about raising safety awareness and helping people in all types of dangerous situations. This article speaks again for her ...
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Preparation for safe and active exploration for kids

Summer Fun: Safe and Active Outdoor Exploration for Your Kids

This is a guest post written by Wendy Ross from https://safertomorrows.org. Wendy is a Chief Safety Officer who is passionate about raising safety awareness and helping people in all types of dangerous situations. This article speaks for her passion. Summer Fun: ...
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How to encourage children’s positive eating habits. Make healthy meals for children. #kidsmeals #FoodHabit #HealthyFood #healthymeal #kidsfood

How to encourage children’s positive eating habits

Children enjoy rules and discipline, as long as these rules are reinforced in a positive way with a smile. Here is my smiley face 🙂 Encourage positive eating habits from day one, with a smiley face. Well ... day one ...
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How to improve reading skills of a child. Five foundational reading skills — phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension — are known to be crucial in early learning. #kindergarten #children #prek #reading #readingskills #readingskill #earlylearning

How to improve reading skills of children

Five foundational reading skills --- phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension --- are known to be crucial in early learning. While daycares, preschools, and kindergarten classes focus a lot on helping children improve reading skills, a major part of ...
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A must have series for children: Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin

Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin

This post is written in the voice of a (cranky) great-grandma of a neighbor. She will tell us today about Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin. I was patient with her and as a result I received great information about some great ...
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Questions from children

A child asks dad, “Why are your breasts so small?”

I am sure the question in the title of the post, "Why are your breasts so small?", has raised many eyebrows. Actually, this is the question Dear Son asked me today. Dear Son is four years old. As his Dear ...
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A quiz to check the level of permissive parenting style you are using. #parenting #Permissive #parentingStyle #PermissiveParenting #ForKids #Kids

How to check if you use the permissive parenting style

Parenting styles, as explained by Dr. Phil Permissive parenting style is the last one in Dr. Phil's list of parenting styles. The quiz questions of this post are directly borrowed from Dr. Phil's parenting quiz document. Other parenting styles In ...
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Different children react to different parenting styles --- Authoritarian, Equalitarian, and Permissive --- differently. Which style are you using? #parenting #kids

How do you know you are an equalitarian parent?

In our previous post, we explained the Authoritarian parenting style. This post focuses on equalitarian parenting style. An equalitarian parent believes that children should have preferences. Equalitarian parents give choices to their children. Rules are simple in such families. Equalitarian ...
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Authoritarian parenting style provides clear and inflexible rules for children. A parent sets the family goals and expectations in this parenting style. #parenting #kids #parentingstyle #Authoritarianparenting #parentingstyles

Check if you are using the authoritarian parenting style

Authoritarian parenting style provides clear and inflexible rules for children. A parent sets the family goals and expectations in this parenting style. There is nothing bad about authoritarian parenting. It is just one of the three styles --- Authoritarian, Equalitarian, ...
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Summer Learning Loss refers to the loss of academic skills during summer holidays. Younger kids suffer from this loss more than the older kids. Preventing or minimizing summer learning loss is not much difficult with a good summer-activity plan. #summerfun #kidseducation #summerplan

How to avoid summer learning loss

Summer Learning Loss refers to the loss of academic skills during the summer holidays. Younger kids suffer from this loss more than the older kids. Preventing or minimizing summer learning loss is not difficult with a good summer-activity plan. Some ...
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What to pack for a zoo trip with a toddler? A zoo trip with children cannot be sudden. It needs some preparation. #parenting #children #summerfun #travel #familyfun #family

What to pack for a zoo trip with a kid

Early elementary stage or Pre-k is a great time when children enjoy watching all the beautiful animals in the zoo. Going to a zoo with children cannot be a random and sudden decision though. We need some preparations and a ...
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Setting boundaries is important in parenting but what would a good indicator that we have set the boundary enough? #parenting #kids #forkids

Parenting: the power and peril of setting boundaries

As you know, we are a family of three. We did not have a good idea about parenting. I (Dear Mom) thought I will grow an ‘instinct’, a ‘motherly instinct’ to be precise, with the birth of Dear Son. That ...
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Does Alcohol Increase Breastmilk Production?

Alcohol while breastfeeding

Really? I said “Really” but I get it. There are times when depression kicks in easily after childbirth. The mind wants to take a little rest as well as the body. I do not drink. Therefore, alcohol was not a ...
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A great childcare is crucial for a child's psychological and physical development. This post describes what to look for when you are choosing a childcare. #childcare #toddler #infant #daycare ##childcarelife ##childcaregiver

What to look for when finding a daycare

Childcare is working parents' main concern. Astute readers with children already know that the quality of the daycare and the care the teachers provide are the most important factors under consideration during childcare search. One may think what is there ...
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Selecting a school or a school district is sometimes a tedious work. Talking to other parents help. However, doing your own research is the best policy. The article provides information on how to select a school. #school #education #parenting #kids

How to select a school

How to select a school or a school district is a difficult question. There are too many parameters involved. Selection of a school sometimes depends on the type of school --- public or private. Private and public schools Let us ...
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Hand, foot, and mouth disease in children. #child #infantcare #babies #toddler

Hand, foot, and mouth disease in children

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is common in children. Given that it is caused by a virus, there is not much to do as a cure for this disease. In the USA, every year there are more than 200,000 reported ...
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Toys for children of different ages: Infants, Toddlers, Pre-K, Elementary

Toys for children of different ages

Dear Husband has been diligently writing for this blog. While we do most of the activities together, there are areas where one of us has no clue how the other one does things. For example, I do not know what ...
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Early math skills

Developing early math skills

Learning is different with different kids. Yes, of course, there are expectations based on age groups but there are also studies on different teaching techniques and their effectiveness. No, I do not have the references to these studies. I read ...
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How potty training works. Given that potty training is every parent’s worry, especially for first-time parents, the number of grownups who are not potty trained is quite small. In fact, we do not know a single grownup person who is not potty trained. Of course, earlier is better because diapers are expensive and cleaning the butt with increasing amount of poop as the baby grows up can be a messy job. #pottytraining #parenting #kids

Potty training tips

We were damn worried about the title of this post. Many items popped up in mind, for example, "potty training guidelines", or "potty training in 3 days" or maybe "potty training in a few years", or "potty training meme", or ...
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Online resources on pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. #babies #mom #pregnancy #parenting

Online resources for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting

Resources are abundant on the Internet. We nowadays jump to the internet before speaking with anyone about anything. Our search spans from searching for housing to finding online reviews to doing extensive research for educational materials to why our baby has dark poop ...
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An interview with Dear Son

In this post, we transcribe a conversation with our four-year-old Dear Son (DS). It was basically an interview for our blog but DS does not know that. Therefore, DS did not feel the necessity of answering the questions diligently. Many of the sentences ...
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Shopping with a toddler or a small children can be difficult sometimes. With little preparation, shopping with children can become fun. #parenting

How to shop with a toddler

Dear son keeps us busy when we go shopping. We deal with new situations with our toddler from time to time. So much for what to expect. 🙂 Children learn during shopping Some of the interesting behaviors of our son ...
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What will a child become tomorrow?

What kind of a person we want to see our children grow up to be? It is a primitive yet elegant question. Like every parent in the world, we have dreams about the person our child will become. Many parents ...
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Must knows for the fourth trimester (after childbirth)

A few items to keep in mind after childbirth

We stared this discussion in a previous post. Our second post in this sequel covers the "after childbirth" part. Before I continue with this episode related to the “after” part of childbirth, here are a few more items that I should ...
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