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Parenting Information

How to Prepare for Labor


Although nothing anybody says can ever completely prepare a woman for the day she delivers her first baby, there are some simple suggestions that should help make this amazing experience a little bit easier.First of all there are three very honest realities about childbirth that your doctor, mother, grandmother, and maybe even your best friend will probably not tell you.

How To Entertain A Child While Working From A Home Office


There is no doubt that the benefits of being a work-at-home parent outweigh the drawbacks. However, some days can prove to be difficult when your two year-old is determined to climb on top of your filing cabinet while you're trying to participate in an important conference call.

Tips for Single Parents


Prioritize. Learn to say No.

So You Want to Adopt?


Many reasons will cause some people to feel the need to adopt a child. Sometimes it is because they have exhausted every other means of having children.

Classic Parenting: Encouragement, Praise, Acceptance, and Responsibility


Encouragement comes when you focus on your child's assets and strengths in order to build his/her self-confidence. It comes from seeing the positive.

The Different Types, or Styles, of ADHD


Research literature, recent books, and common sense, all point to the fact that there are different types, or styles, of ADHD. In the past we referred to Attention Deficit Disorder: Inattentive Type, or Impulsive/Hyperactive Type, or a Combined Type.

The Classic ADHD Child Reminds Me of Tigger


ADHD comes in differenty forms, or types. What has become known as "classic ADHD" is characterized by Inattention, Impulsivity, Hyperactivity, Restlessness, and Disorganization.

Inattentive ADHD: Just Like Winnie the Pooh


Winnie the Pooh is the classic picture of Inattentive ADHD. In other works we have called this "Space Cadet" style ADHD.

Over-Focused ADHD


The least flexible character in all of the stories of Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin has got to be Rabbit. Oh, he can get a lot of things done, and he's the one character who will be prepared when winter comes, but he has a very hard time shifting from one activity to another.

Teenagers in America Today


"Family Matters" was the headline that caught my attention in the newspaper. That's the name of my radio program here in California's central valley.

A Call For Fathers


Dads, please let me encourage you to change some things in your life. A recent University study found that the average father in America spends less than sixty seconds per day in conversations with his children! The actual number was 47 seconds per day.

Challenges for Our Children


Researchers have estimated that 25-35% of children in the United States have Learning Disabilities. At least 5% have Attention Deficit Disorders.

Can Mineral Deficiencies Lead to Behavioral Problems in Children?


A while ago I received this story from David in England, who wrote: I am following your work with great interest as I am trying to get more information about the subject of ADD / ADHD for a friend of mine who was put in charge of such a child at school. She was given no training for this work nor was she given any backup.

Successful Treatment Planning for Attention Deficit Disorder - ADD ADHD


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How to Get a Good Diagnosis to See If Your Child Has ADHD


Your child's teacher says that you need to find out if your child has ADHD or not. What do you do? Here are some tips from the ADHD Information Library.

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