My Sweet Little Valentine
Valentine day has always been a special day in my life since Naseer, my husband proposed me to marry him a few years back. Since then, we never missed the chance of cherishing and celebrating every Valentine's Day.
Using Cloth Nappies
We all know that using cloth nappies is best for the environment and for our baby's health (not to mention our pockets) but just how easy are they to use?Here are answers to some common questions to help get you started.
Are cloth nappies easy to use?The short answer, is YES.
Being A Mum - It's About Them And Not About You!
So you want to be a mum? Every time you see a little baby in a mother's arms you
desire it even more. I am going to ask some hard questions here for those who want
to be mums: Why do you want to be a mum? Is it because it will be fun? Is it because
you can show your motherhood to others? Is it because you want to keep your
partner?Is it because of your loneliness? Is it because you are curious? Is it because you can
get so many benefits in this country? Is it because you want to leave your surname
going after you die? If you had to go on an interview in order to be authorised to be
a mother, do you think you'd pass?Motherhood is a full-time job with long hours and overtime.
Visiting the Library
Libraries offer more than books. They are places of learning
and discovery for everyone.
How to Take Charge of the TV
Many children enjoy TV, and they can learn from it. Keep in
mind, though, that young children often imitate what they
see, good or bad.
Tracking Your Child Progress
As a parent, you can learn a lot about your child's learning
and watch for signs of possible problems. Here are some
things to look for and to discuss with his teacher:Starting at age 3 or 4:Does your child remember nursery rhymes, and can he play
rhyming games?At about age 4: Can your child get information or directions
from conversations or books that are read aloud to him?
Kindergartners:Is your child beginning to name and write the
letters and numbers that he sees in books, on billboards and
signs, and in other places?At age 5:Can your child play and enjoy simple word games in
which two or more words start with the same sound? For
example: "Name all the animals you can think of that start
Helping Your Child Develop
Here are some things that you can do to help your child
develop.Show your child that you care about him and that you are
Guide to Choosing a Computer System for Your Child
Before going further into choosing computers for children, I believe that you would like to know the answer to the following question:Why do children need computers?The easiest answer for this one is: "A child needs a computer so that he can play computer games". Everybody agrees.
Are You Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child?
Although many parents are concerned with our children's intelligence quotient (IQ), research shows that a child's emotional quotient (EQ) is just as important for that child's personal success. So what is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional quotient is your child's ability to feel, while intelligence quotient is your child's ability to think.
A Mothers Love
Once upon a time there was a beautiful bird whose golden feathers and sweet voice attracted attention where ever she went. She was not only beautiful but also extremely intelligent and talented and she longed to leave the nest and try her wings out in the big world.
Words of Wisdom for Single Parents
The cost of being a parent and raising a child in todays world is constantly increasing. The risk of your child becoming involved in problem behaviour is also greater.
The Challenges of Single Parenting
Having worked with parents for the last 35 years and written books on parenting and relationships, I've discovered that one of the greatest challenges for us as parents is to be loving role-models for our children, showing our children through our behavior how to take personal responsibility for their own feelings and needs. Our children need to learn from our role-modeling how to nurture themselves within and how to create a sense of safety in the world.
Caretaking Parents, Entitled Kids
Demanding children - children who have entitlement issues - seem to be common these days. Like the obnoxious child, Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, who was constantly demanding that her father get her whatever she wanted ("I want an Umpa Lumpa! Get it for me NOW!"), we hear many children today uttering the fairly constant refrain, "I want ?.
Authoritarian Parenting, Permissive Parenting, or Loving Parenting
Angie was brought up by rigid, authoritarian parents who kept her on a tight leash. They rarely considered her feelings about anything, showing a complete lack of empathy and compassion for her feelings and desires.
A Night Out For Mom & Dad
Is your babysitter watching the kids and your k9 family member?It is Saturday night and you have planned for a babysitter to entertain and care for your children while you have a date with your spouse. Aaaahhhh adult time! Your sitter arrives and greets the kids and your eager dog.
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