Saturday, October 31, 2015

'No Child Left Behind': What It Means For Parents

No child left behind act is a landmark education reform law that is already improving academic performance throughout the land. One main aim is to close the achievement gap that separates interfere much less fortunate, the Disabled and minority students from their peers.

To do this, it measures the performance of students and focus additional resources and attention to those most in danger of falling behind. But what about the school itself?

Under No Child Left Behind, schools that receive federal funding to help teach and prepare children to educate disadvantaged must make what is called "Adequate yearly progress" in reading, language arts and mathematics. Clear purpose of this benchmark, which will be increased from time to time, has been put in place by each of the 50 countries which are based on what are appropriate to their local school district.

If the school does not achieve the annual goal, was given additional assistance and other opportunities. If it does not succeed again next year, the school is considered "in need of improvement." Additional resources are provided to schools, and new options and options given to students and parents.

As the state issued a list of those schools which underperformed during the past year, parents should be alert to the status of their school. They may be eligible for free Les or school after classes for their children, or the right to choose other public schools that better meet their needs.

Parents of children in schools that are considered "in need of improvement" should contact their local school officials to find out if their children qualify for this and other services.

If the school continues to be for five or more consecutive years, school officials must develop and implement a two-year plan to turn around the school. Local school district will ensure that schools receive the technical assistance needed as develop and implement improvement plans.

Parents are involved - by enforcing attendance, supervising homework and set academic goals - are less likely to see their children left behind in school. Ways that parents can help their children to school success including:

* Attend parent-teacher conferences to address the academic or disciplinary problems.

* Participating in the meeting of the school board.

* Volunteer to serve during school time or extra-curricular activities.

* Encourage other parents to get involved.

* Entering the resources of the community or the private sector.

* Learn about the No Child Left Behind and how it can benefit their children.

Friday, October 30, 2015

"Safety First" Tips For Water Fun

There may be some better way to spend a hot day than on the beach, lake, Water Park or swimming pool, but in the middle of all the fun and games are very important to put safety first.

Learn to swim and safe in and around water are important survival skills. Accidents occur only take a few seconds, but they often can be prevented by making sure you love follow simple water safety guidelines.

• Ensure that children are supervised by an adult at all times.

• No one, not even adults, should ever swim alone.

• Prepared in an emergency by learning rescue, first aid and CPR techniques.

• Always have a first aid kit complete, phone, emergency numbers and sunscreen close at hand.

• Follow the rules posted in any water environment.

• Pool backyard should have posted rules, ring buoy and security fences with self-closing doors and childproof locks.

• If you have an above ground swimming pool, secure and lock the steps or remove them completely when not in use.

• Recognizing the depth of water, the slope and any underwater obstructions before diving. Never dive in water less than nine feet deep.

• Children should use US Coast Guard-approved jacket. Avoiding inflatable toys including armbands or "swimmiest" -they can be dangerous, giving a false sense of confidence.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

3 Major Challenges To Reduce The Time And Stress Of Homework - What Parents Can Do?

Parents have asked us why their child's homework take 2, 3 and even 4 times longer than their peers and what they can do about it. This article defines three key issues and what parents can do about it. The key issues students often include:

1 - Attention is a major problem, both in class and when doing homework
2 - They often have one or more problems of vision-too often students have a good eye: do not work together; skip words or lines while reading; or they have difficulty copying from the board
3 - They become tense when doing homework and often lose

When students have difficulty paying attention in class, they often have to re-teach the information at home. What makes matters worse is that the students homework time should be taken 45 minutes gets stretched up to 1 ½ hours due to return to teaching, and then more than 2 hours because they cannot stay focused.

Vision problems impact their homework in several ways:
1 - They have problems copying notes from the board properly and you spend time trying to understand the task
2 - They skip words or lines when reading, the more complicated life
3 - When they do the math problems they do not often align their job properly, they lose and division signs so they make careless mistakes

Students often get tense when doing homework and battles often follow. What often happens is:
- Students are too afraid to ask questions in class and they just stuck
- Students or parents angry and then...
- An argument started which often turns into a battle royal

What we suggest is that parents:
- Stay shells by doing homework with your child
- If your child gets stressed, give them 1 or 3 minutes rest
- Hydrate them before doing homework and while doing homework
- When reading, using index cards or their fingers to keep them on the right track
- If the concern is a significant issue, consider getting a diagnosis of ADHD-if they have attention problems or learning disabilities significantly affect their academic performance, students may qualify for individual education plans and they could get accommodation for PR which may include:

  • Obtain a copy of all records provided by the teacher or other students
  • Seat by teachers to improve attentio
  • Have teachers check to make sure the student has written assignments correctly
  • Have them sign complete your task and put it where they can find
  • Early warning system, in which the teacher warned you to problems early

- If the vision is a big problem seeing an eye doctor - even if your child has 20/20 vision

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

3 Reasons Mothers Should Have A Hobby

Mothers today are so very busy, but we are more stressed than ever and requires a lifestyle choice that helps us become happier. Pursuing a hobby may be just the ticket.

Here are some reasons why a hobby is a great idea, even for a busy mother.

Having a hobby relieves stress and tension

Spending time with a hobby replaces negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts and feelings. Having a hobby or creative outlet can lift your spirits and help with depression.

Unlike passive activities such as watching television, hobbies provide intellectual stimulation while at the same time relax you. Repetitive actions such as those used in knitting, especially soothing.

Help your hobby better parent

We are so good at signing our children for lessons and classes and encourage them to have a hobby, even paying for these classes and encourage them to and fro! But we forget that we also need to learn new things and grow. Hobbies also connects you with others who share your interests.

Hobbies can help you maintain a separate identity as a real person and not just as a mother. This model of healthy habits and boundaries for our children.

Hobbies provide a refreshing change from your daily routine

If you stay at home mom, you might be frustrated because at the end of the day you almost cannot show something you "do". This is because the repetitive nature of housework and childcare.

In past generations, women pursue hobbies such as quilt, sewing, knitting, crochet and embroidery not only because they are fun, but because they provide real value to the family, either providing clothing for their backs or much needed revenue.

Some hobbies like tennis, gardening or even belly dancing can provide great exercise with all its attendant benefits. Best sports activities is one that combines mind and body and fun to pursue.

Why not carve out some time to pursue your hobbies mother? Do not let lack of time stop you. Rearrange your schedule and put you back in it, and began to carve out time for your favorite hobby.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

3 Ways To Inspire A Love Of Reading In Your Children

If your child shows little interest in reading, there is hope. Sometimes the mother and father must be cunning, but you still can turn your child into a reader, even if he is reluctant about it.

1. The initial trick sleep.
One of my favorite ways to get my kids to read is something they hopefully will not know until they have children of their own. Two words "Early to bed".

You may wonder how the improvement of sleep can help your child to spend more time to read. Well, here is the trick. Set them to sleep for 45 minutes to an hour before they need their lights out.

Here is how we go to sleep routine. Children brushing teeth and using the bathroom. Then I read their stories. This is all done before their official bed. Then, I just gave them a choice. I said "it is time to sleep, now. Do you want the lights go out or you want to stay up and read for a while?"

Unless they are really tired, they would always choose to read some time. I do not need to beg or manipulate them into reading. In fact, they think it was their idea and they have grown to love their chance to 'end' sleep. Then, I retreated. I'm not trying to teach them in any way, or helping them choose books. This is their time. They can choose which books they like and see it however they like until I come kiss them goodnight and turn them lights out. Of course, if they want me to stay and listen to them read, I'm more than happy to comply. Give it a try. How it works.

2. The summer reading incentive.
You can sign up for the summer reading program in nearly every library in the country. If your local library does not have a summer reading program, then make one at home, in exchange for reading a book. You can use the board monopoly (or life) and allows your child to move one space for every book he read. Or if you want to have more fun, let him throw the dice every time he read a book and have gifts available for passing a specific point.

Make sure the gift is something that is very desirable. If your child values your time with more than a toy, then set a date together doing their favorite things. If the value of a particular toy, let him get. Or let him get a chance to get out of his routine tasks. Take him to his favorite restaurant. Just have fun with it and he will, too.

3. You can read the book before seeing the movie.
This is a standard in our house. We will not go see any movie until we have read the book. Is my husband and I read books to children or they read it themselves, each member of the family can go see the movie after reading the book. So, if your child is looking forward to seeing the movie Chronicles of Narnia the next, the next Harry Potter movie or next movie Lemony Snicker, they should read the book first.

That’s it. Three easy ways to turn your child into a reader for life.

Monday, October 26, 2015

4 Parenting Styles

Every grandmother and grandfather will tell you hilarious stories of their children when they are first born. And for every funny and touching story, they will be able to tell you another for every hardship they encountered. A parent is something that is done in different ways by each parent. Here are four styles that are commonly used by parents.

Authority: Parents authoritarian ruled just that: authority. Orders were given to the children that they must comply regardless of the circumstances. If this order is not followed, harsh punishment will occur. Parents do not welcome feedback from their children. In fact, it was met with severe punishment. Children tend to be calm and happy. They have more of a fear than love for their parents. The children of men have trouble dealing with anger and girls have difficulty faced difficulties due to a very structured life where nothing changes.

Pampering: Pampering parents tend to be described as loose. They allow childish behavior and immature. Parents expect children to learn from their mistakes and to fend for themselves at most times of need. Parents tend to be democratic and allow for feedback from the children that there are issues. They will hear both sides of an argument and usually make a compromise. Indulgent parents usually avoid confrontation with their kids by all means, but tend to be more involved and emotionally closer to their children.

Authoritative: Parents authoritative is a combination of the two styles mentioned before. They are happy medium. Hoping proper behavior of their children, they welcome feedback and questions on certain issues. They could to stuff the request of their children but also capable of responding to what their children say, questions and requests. These children tend to be the happiest, most confident and self-assured all the styles mentioned parents. Very difficult to be a purely authoritative parenting.

Passive: Passive Parents were really involved. Parents may never home because of immaturity, work or the like. These children are usually raised by grandparents, child siblings, babysitters or themselves. The involvement of parents at all.

We expect many happy stories!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

5 Great Ways To Enrich The Conscience Of Your Children

Children are living with curiosity. They learned many things in life, gifted naturally with intuition, and open toward everything they find.

Everything seems to be appealing to them. That's why they want to know about a lot of things. It is a sign of good development.

Parents need to help children develop their conscience, which would be a great means to gain spiritual experience. Through this, they will learn about moral values and self-esteem.

Of course parents want children and are familiar with good values in life. As a parent, what can you do then? Here are 5 ways that you can do to enrich their conscience:

• Provide a good example. What you say and do every day reflect what you think about the world. If you say things are good, your children will do the same. Children are great imitators. It is important for you to say and do good things anytime, anywhere.

• Listen when they talk. Sometimes your children ask questions that sound silly to adults, such as "Mom, where the sun sleep when night comes?" Listen to them and answer seriously, "The sun does not sleep. It shines elsewhere in the world." By listening, the children will feel that they get respect from their parents.

• Show happiness. Show and share all the happiness and positive energy and thoughts with children. If you are happy, they are happy too. By doing this, children will learn that life is fun.

• Introduce them to nature. Tell them that everything happens in the world are connected to each other and that there are reasons for that. For example, water is needed to irrigate crops and plants are a source of food for other living beings.

• Being flexible with the rules. Children should be informed about what they should do. However, always pay attention to their development. There will be a time when they can decide what they want to do. By being flexible with the rules, the kids will stay cheerful and expressive.

5 tips really easy to implement. Just put yourself as a parent your children and friends as well.

Again, remember that children are good imitators. Once you do or say something bad, there is a big chance that they will do or say the same thing.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

5 Must Ask The Question For Anyone Toddlers Potty Training

If you are thinking about starting to potty train your child, there are some questions you should ask yourself before you start potty training. Being well prepared for this challenging transition from diapers toilet is one of the best things you can do to make this as easy as possible on your child.

1. Is my child ready?
You want to start potty training at the right time. You will know that your child is ready when he or she was more interested in going to the toilet, notify you immediately when a wet diaper or pull on it and seems uncomfortable with it. Give potty training a try, if your child does not seem ready despite the signs, wait a few weeks and try again.

2. Am I ready?
Just as important as your child becomes ready is that you are ready. Prepare yourself mentally for the transition from diapers to toilet for your child. You will need a lot of patience and understanding. There will be hatred, tear and sometimes crash. Make sure you are ready for this so that you can remain calm and support for your child.

3. We need a toilet seat?
Ordinary toilet very frightening for a child. Seat rather large and your child will have to hold on to avoid falling. In addition to the "thing" missing there when you flash-which can be a very scary thought for your child. Many children feel more comfortable with the potty chair at first. After a few weeks you should be able to move on to post a potty seat that fits on a regular toilet eliminating cleaning toilets.

4. Should we use Potty Doll?
Potty doll is not a necessity when it comes to toilet training, but can be a great tool. Potty doll will pee like an actual child and usually come with diapers, pants and toilet seats. Dolls can be very helpful during the phase of pre-potty training when you get your child used to the idea of ​​going in the toilet instead of diapers. You can describe what should happen on the doll and let your child warm up with the idea of ​​playing with dolls in the same way. When you are ready to potty train, potty doll wearing right beside your child.

5. Potty Training should we use reward?
Before you start potty training, you must decide if you will use some type of prize as an encouragement to your child, or if you will only make your child feel great about his successes by being his cheer leader. Simple gift potty training can include stickers, candy like some dparos or M & M, or you can use some kind of tracking chart for bigger rewards (ie if you use the toilet for one week without accident, you get a small toy). Using a simple gift can be a great potty training tool, but not in any way as long as you deliver a message to your child that you are proud of him.

Take a few minutes to answer the questions potty training for yourself and go over them with your partner and to make sure you're on the same page before you start potty training your child. This will help you give your child a clear picture of what you're both trying to achieve and will reduce confusion.

Friday, October 23, 2015

5 Parenting Tips To Help Your Child Get More Exercise

It is easier to take care of forty years ago?

As a mother in the new millennium, I dreamed about the idea of a parent in a world where the streets are safe and parents can let their children run freely through the neighborhood, their bodies naturally challenged with the implementation of the play.

Even today, before slamming the car door faded and dropped the backpack on the floor, the TV is turned on and the last few hours of daylight disappears in the fog video games and over processed foods.

Even parents are concerned, good intentions can often stand helpless, wondering how to compete with the marketing genius and instant gratification. Exercise and carrot sticks have a hard time competing with Xboxes, SpongeBob and potato chips.

The evidence is all around us. According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention of disease, health too many North Americans are in danger due to an unhealthy lifestyle. (In www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity)

Recent data from the National Center for Health Statistics show that 30 percent of US adults 20 years - more than 60 million people - old fat. The CDC reports the percentage of young people who are overweight has more than tripled since 1980.

My children are not obese - why should I care?

Your children normal, right? You are a parent alone. But in a world where walking is limited, PE program schools are being cut, and cars, elevators and buses eliminate our chance to exercise naturally, we need to make an effort to make physical activity a part of our day and the days of our children.

Despite all the benefits of being physically active, most Americans settled. (-www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/contributing_factors.htm). Children are inactive tend to become inactive adults. (In www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4596)

So, as a parent how do we get our kids moving?

"The American Heart Association recommends that children and adolescents participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day."

The great news is exercise comes in many forms and can be very fun! With a little creativity you can easily add some fun physical activity into your parenting style.

1. Lead the way

You need for a good example. Children, especially young children, after their parents. So make sure you take care of your own health and make physical activity a priority in your life.

2. Do together

In overscheduled world today, we need to make sure we spend quality time with our children. What better way than to be active together. Because children cannot be alone roaming environment, parents need to play with them.

3. Make it fun

Wearing some music and dance. Playing tag. Roller blades. Basically just play. Provide them with toys and equipment that encourage them to become active while having fun.

Bicycles, scooters, hockey sticks and baseball bats will get kids moving and active. For preschoolers, ride on toys that exercising like pedal cars, big wheels and tricycles are always the decision of the parents.

4. Entertain them

Creating positive reinforcements with encouragement and support. Help them find sports and activities that build their self-esteem. Attending a sporting event they are and let them know you are the biggest fan of them whether they win or lose.

5. Turn it off

Of course, we need to limit the time our children watch TV and play video games. But make sure you do so in a positive way. If they are angry that you just turned off their favorite show, they probably would not be too excited about going out rollerblading with you.

Allow time for the display of time, preferably after homework is done and when the physical activity is completed, such as at night or on a Saturday morning, when the weary parent might need to catch a few extra minutes of sleep.

Add more physical activity into your family routine will help you feel better and you have more fun together. Most important, like your model of a healthy lifestyle will help inculcate the habit of a lifetime and your children healthy attitude exercise and physical activity.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

5 Reasons For Parents To Love Audio Books

Quick quiz! How you can achieve the following by pressing:

Help your children improve their reading skills?
Vocabulary grow them?
Help them sit still (willingly!)? And
Entertain them too?

Audiobooks Easy-play!

That's right Mom and Dad, listen to books on tape provide all these benefits and more.

Did you know that for a significant part of his childhood, capacity intellectual your children will be greater than the ability to read them? That means that they can understand the material when it is read aloud to them that they will not be able to read. Interesting is not it?

Audiobooks love my children and I like it when they loved. As a homeschooling mom of 4 kids, I do a lot of reading aloud. Audiobooks give my voice a little rest.

You can play books on tape when you are in a car that is running the task. Nap and sleep times are also favorites to listen to a story. (And if your kids are like mine, you wear out long before they do books on tape was a savior to help them sleepy after you make a bed time story!)

Listening to audio books reinforce your child's ability to listen, a skill that is essential for their academic achievement.

Audio books also let your child hear fluent reading with little flair ... many of them are read by the author or a professional actor.

If your child is struggling with reading, audio books to associate reading with pleasure ... very important if your child to develop a lifelong love of reading!

Audio books help your child learn to visualize a story using their imagination instead of images (in contrast, watching television train the brain to be lazy and dependent on
Picture).

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

5 Steps To Raise Children Optimistic

I just completed a session with 17-year-old Julie who suffered from severe depression. Julie believed she was a total failure and would never be able to change anything in his life. Julie also felt all the disadvantages errors.
Where, I ask myself whether young people get these negative thoughts and surrender to fate?

Answer soon became apparent when I invited her parents into the session. They began to discuss a variety of life events and explaining them in a way that their children learn. Cars, for example, got dented because you cannot trust anyone these days; Mother yelling at you because he's in a bad mood; you cannot get ahead in this world unless you know somebody, etc.

As a parent, your own thinking style is always on display and your children are listening intently!

The importance of optimism

Why should you want your child to be an optimist? Because, as Dr. Martin Seligman explains: "pessimism (opposite of optimism) is an entrenched habit of mind that has sweeping and disastrous consequences: depressed mood, resignation, underachievement and even unexpectedly poor physical health."

Children with optimistic thinking skills are better able to interpret failure, have a strong sense of personal mastery and are better able to bounce back when things go wrong in their lives.

Because parents are the main contributor to the thinking styles of their children developing the mind, it is very important to follow the following five steps to ensure healthy mental habits in your children.

How parents can help

Step 1: Learn to think optimistically yourself. What children see and hear directly from you when you live your life and interact with others that affect them much more than what you are trying to 'teach' them.

You can model optimism for your child by incorporating optimistic mental skills into your own way of thinking. This is not easy and does not happen overnight. But with practice, almost everyone can learn to think differently about life events-even parents!

Step 2: Teach your children that there is a relationship between how they think and how they feel. You can do this most easily by saying loudly how your own thoughts about adversity create negative feelings in you.

For example, if you are driving your child to school and a driver cuts you off, verbalize the connection between thoughts and feelings by saying something like "I wonder why I feel so angry; I think I said to myself: 'Now I'm going to be late because of the in front of me will be so darn slow. If he was going to drive like that he should not drive during rush hour. How rude. '"

Step 3: Create a game called 'thought catching.' This helps your child learn to identify thoughts that drifted across his or her mind when they feel the worst. These thoughts, although barely noticeable, greatly affect mood and behavior.

For example, if your child received a poor grade, ask: "When you're the class you, Do you say to yourself?"

Step 4: Teach your child how to evaluate automatic thoughts. It means acknowledging that they things you say to yourself is not always accurate.

For example, after receiving a poor grade your child may tell himself he is a failure, he is not as smart as other kids; He will never be able to succeed in school, etc. Many of these statements alone may not be accurate, but they are 'automatic' in that situation.

Step 5: Teach your child about how to generate more accurate explanations (to themselves) when bad things happen and use them to challenge your child's automatic but inaccurate thoughts. Part of this process involves looking for evidence to the contrary (both class in the past), success in other areas of life, etc.

Another skill is to teach your child to help him or her think optimistically to 'DE catastrophize' situation-that-help your child see that the bad event may not be as bad or will not bring adverse consequences imagined. Some things in life destroying as we fear, yet we blow them up in our minds.

Parents can influence the thinking styles of their children by modeling the principals thought optimistically.

-Dr. Tony Fiore All rights reserved.

Monday, October 19, 2015

5 Steps You Can Take To Ensure Your Children Are Ready For College

College may be many years away ... or maybe just around the corner. Are your kids 6 or 16, it is very important that you prepare them for college long before the time comes for them to attend?

For many children go to college is a rite of passage. For others it is known, the world of mystery.

You never know, your child may not even be sure if they want to attend college to begin with.

You will never know if you do not take the time to sit down and talk with your kids about college. When you do this, you should also consider participating in 5 steps that will help prepare your children for college long before the first monumental day.

Step 1: Communicate with your child about their goals and dreams. You have to keep the lines of communication open at all times. If you never talk to your child about what they want to do later in life, you will not have a sense of what your goals, dreams and aspirations are. If on the other hand you regularly do your children conversations about education and their future, you will learn at the beginning the type of study that may be of interest to them and can help them make important decisions about their college career when the time comes.

Step 2: Stay involved in education. You should be involved in your child's education from day one. It is not enough to take an active interest in their first day of College. Ask them how they are doing in school regularly, talk to them about the classes they like and those they are struggling with. They will be more inclined to rely on you for support during college.

Step 3: Encourage your children to explore new things and subjects early. Do not wait until they were on the head of the college to encourage them to try new things. Start when they are young. Exposing them to different subjects, music, sports and other creative activities so that they have the opportunity to experience the world as much as possible before they make a giant leap to college.

Step 4: Do not press. You must be available to your children when they have questions about college or pursuing a career, but you should not be too aggressive about pushing them toward attending or even going to school especially. Why? Your efforts may actually backfire and you may find that your teenager decides to forgo education all together, not because they are not interested, but because they want to oppose you strict orders.

Step 5: Teach your child to start saving early. College is expensive. Over time your child may find themselves spinning wheel deeper and deeper into debt. Teach them to be financially responsible in the beginning by helping them set up a savings account. No need for a school or college only, but it will help teach them the value of saving dollars. While you are at it, save money too.

Preparing your children to college is a big step, but decent. Your kids will thank you one day to take time out of your schedule to help them through their college years.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

5 Tips For Parent-Teacher Relationship Winners

On the back of successful public schools each student is a large public school teacher. And professors making public schools great. But teachers cannot do it alone.

The research is clear: students perform better in school when their parents are actively involved in their education.

"Teachers help students soar and make their hopes and dreams into reality," said Rag Weaver, president of the National Education Association. "And when parents are involved in the education of their children, they will go further - and they attend a better school."

NEA, which represents 2.8 million teachers, education support professionals and other educators, offers five easy ways for parents to get more involved in education throughout the year:

1. Check with teachers on a regular basis. Proactive and not wait for a problem or a challenge to appear before taking action.

2. Get to know the guidance counselors and other school employees. Education support professionals generally know all the students at school, and their relationship with your children will continue as they move from one class to the next.

3. Attend school activities. Open houses, parent-teacher conferences, dances or other school activities provide a good opportunity for parents to connect with teachers and school employees.

4. Volunteer at school. Make time in your schedule to help out with the school play, acting as a classroom helper or guardian of a field trip.

5. Keep the lines of communication open. Whether they are your children's classmates, friends or neighbors, get to know other people - especially parents who have children attending the same school. Forming support groups to work on problems and issues of mutual interest.

"The house is an extension of the learning that takes place in the classroom," said Weaver. "When parents get involved in their children's education, everyone wins."

Saturday, October 17, 2015

5 Tips In Raising A Newborn Child

Having a baby is one of the most beautiful things that can happen in the life of the parents. However, it is also challenging. Raising a newborn child is not easy. It takes a lot of effort and patience to nurture your child until he reaches the stage of full development. Although some of these tasks can be quite a challenge, excitement definitely outweighed any negatives. Here are some suggestions for successful baby maintenance:

1. Feed

Breastfeeding is recommended for the first year of life the newborn. This is to give the baby the optimum sustenance to grow and progress. Generally, the newborn child should be breastfed about 8-10 times a day during the first few weeks of the baby. As a parent, it is important that you know When did your baby get the right food is needed. Some indications that your baby is eating well is when he has four or more wet diapers a day or having a bowel movement three times or more a day.

2. Sleep

Do not be surprised if your newborn child spends most of their time sleeping. It is common for babies to sleep most of the time, about 12-20 hours a day. When putting your baby to rest, advised by most doctors that you put your baby on their back, on a firm mattress. During cold weather, it is best that you dress your baby with warm pajamas to keep warm instead of using the sheets.

3. Waste

Determine whether the newborn child is very easy to have a bowel movement. It is usually clear when he starts to become pretty hard to please, his face turned red, and he began to cry and tends to move his legs. Very reasonable for the baby to pass a lot of gas so do not be surprised if this happens often. If your baby is breastfeeding, normal that he would pass faces several times a day. On the other hand, babies who are formula-fed feces does not pass quite as often. Should you see any signs of blood in the stool of your baby, call your baby's doctor.

4. Dressing your baby

Providing your baby with the right clothes is very important. Keep in mind that you should wear clothing that is comfortable and appropriate. During the winter, you have to dress your baby with knit caps and booties. Although parents often want their baby look fashionable, it is better not to overdress your baby. Babies struggle to regulate their body temperature and therefore rely on layers of clothing to stay the right temperature.

5. Day baby

Taking a newborn child can be fun. However, you need to consider when and where you can take your baby. Limiting excursion to a good day. It is important to keep your baby away from people with colds or other forms of the disease. Also, avoid direct sunlight as this can harm your baby's skin. In addition, avoid taking your baby to crowded places while your baby is just a few months.

To sum it up, proper nurturing a newborn child is a rewarding experience. You are not only able to personally serve the needs of your child, but you also get to enjoy some quality time where you and your baby can bond together.

Friday, October 16, 2015

5 Tips To Help New Parents Get Some Sleep

The excitement of a new baby is certainly special and something that all new parents experience. However, the lack of sleep is also part of having a baby and the famous new parents get to sleep very little, if any at all. Fortunately, there are some strategies and tips to help new parents get some sleep when the new baby comes. Of course, your baby will not get more sleep, but these tips will help you at least get enough sleep to keep your sanity.

Tip # 1 Take Turns
When the baby started crying parents generally wake up, even if only one is present for the baby. However, in the first few months of both parents may wake up every time the baby cries. This will lead to a lack of sleep for both parents. The best plan is for mom and dad to make a plan that will get when to comfort the baby is crying. Generally, alternately is really the best option and will help everyone get just a little more sleep.

Tip # 2 Nap With Baby
If you are caring for a baby and the baby was tired and went to sleep, then you must take a nap, too. This will allow you to get some much needed sleep. So, is the baby sleeping in the morning, afternoon, or early evening you also have to get a bit of a break because you never know when the baby might wake up.

Tip # 3 Receive Assistance
Often when you have a new baby there are many people who are willing to help from parents, relatives, friends and other family members. So, when you really need to get some sleep just received some assistance offered. Have your mother care for a baby just a few hours will allow you to get some much needed sleep.

Tip # 4 To Keep The Baby In The Nursery
Babies should sleep in the nursery and not the parents. Many times it is tempting to allow the baby to sleep with the parents, but it is not healthy for children or the elderly. So, put the baby to sleep in his crib in the nursery. Later, when the baby cries one parent can easily go take care of the baby without disturbing the other parent. This allows less sleep for new parents.

Tip # 5 Feed Your Baby Before Sleep
If your baby has been asleep for several hours and it was about 11 pm and you get ready for bed just wake up the baby to eat. Most babies wake up during the night because they are hungry, so if you eat late baby before you go to bed chances are they will sleep until morning or 6-7 hours. This will allow you to get to sleep constantly, even if it's not as much as you want.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

5 Ways To Keep Your Kids From Getting Sick

Teachers who find it more challenging than ever to maintain a healthy and clean their classroom for students, according to a recent survey of teachers.

The survey found that 90 percent of teachers think it is "common for students to come to school sick." Only about 30 percent said their school custodial staff disinfects classes regularly.

"Germs are often spread through surface contact yet many teachers do not have the time or the tools to combat these germs," said Dr. Paul S. Horowitz, medical director of heritage Emanuel Children's Hospital adolescent and pediatric clinics in Portland, Oregon "these differences can have a direct impact the health and welfare of students and teachers.”

More than 70 percent of teachers say they have missed school because of diseases they believe they capture of one of their students. Surveys conducted by children's publisher Scholastic and released during the American Medical Association and National PTA media briefing on children's health.

Encouraging children to live a healthy lifestyle outside of the classroom are very important in disease prevention, said Janis Hottman, a registered nurse and former president of the National Association of nursing school.

"Health habits of school children has a direct impact on what happens to them and their classmates during school," said Hottman.

Doctors offers the following tips for parents:

Make sure that your children wash their hands. This is the most effective method for prevention of the disease. Hands should be scrubbed for 10-15 seconds.

* Do not let your children to share equipment. Although learning to share is important, this does not apply for cups, glasses or cutlery.

* Make sure your children get enough sleep. Lack of sleep stressed immune system. Most children need at least eight hours of sleep per night.

* Allows for a full recovery. Do not send your children to school when they are sick.

* Keep your child up-to-date on vaccines. New vaccines guard against dangerous diseases, including meningitis.

"We have come so far in protecting public health as a result of the extensive immunization," said Dr. Walter A. Orenstein, director of the Association of Emory Vaccine Center in Atlanta, Ga. "We protect each other to vaccinate our children."

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

6 Habits Are Great To Boost The Immune System Of Your Children

It is normal for small children you get a fever, cough, or cold once in a while. However, do not let viruses and bacteria disrupt their development.

Therefore, increases the child's immune system to do this smart habits:

1. Breastfeeding

There is no doubt that breast milk provides complete nutrition and best for babies since they were born. Colostrum is yellow, which came out in the early days after labor, which proved to have antibodies that can protect babies from many illnesses, such as diarrhea and meningitis.

2. The consumption of fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are great sources of vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients to improve the health of your children. Once they are in the daily menu will prevent your loved one from infection.

3. Make hygiene as a way of life

Washing hands with soap is an excellent start. Always do it before having meals, after using the bathroom, after playing and after handling their pets.

4. Have enough sleep

Lack of sleep can cause a decrease in immunity. Take a nap every day is a good way to make your children have enough sleep. If they reject it, put them to bed earlier at night.

5. Exercise or outdoor activities

Ask them to join you exercise or enjoy playing outside together because these activities will increase the resilience of your children. Playing soccer, hiking, and swimming are examples of exciting activities you can do with them.

6. Say no to tobacco

Smoking is very unhealthy. Smoke even more damaging. If you or other adults in the home smoke, better let go of a bad habit for the health of your children.

Simple habits, right? But you may not realize how important they are to your kid’s fitness. Talking about this with your partner and you both can start a new beginning with healthy children and families.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

6 Secrets To Make Your Teen Parenting Relationships Work

Your child approaching adolescence - about 12-13 years - you will experience some changes in him. He will probably be out of the house more often and want to keep your privacy. Other times, he probably will not listen to you do not do what you ask him.

Many parents in the world found the same problem when dealing with their teenagers. Hope you do not get them. But if you do, do not worry! Keep reading to get a solution.

Just like when you were a teenager, you want to spend time with your friends and not with their parents or family, right? Your teen feel the same way, too. Make their own decisions is another important thing for him besides privacy.

Now, do you think your teen is out of control and never want to listen to you?

Do not give up! Of course you can help yourself deal with your teen. The best way to do that is to always strengthen your relationship with him. But how?

Here is the solution:

1. Talk to him anymore-it's better if you start a conversation. It can only "how was your day, buddy?" Trying to discuss a lot of things not interrogate him. Find a topic of interest, such as sports, entertainment, friends, and school experience to make it relaxing.

2. Listen to him-if he expresses his criticism to you, listen to him and asked what he expects you to do. Discuss this wisely, not emotionally. It is better for him to be able to express feelings.

3. Regulation her-teens you need to recognize what is and is not acceptable and what the consequences of misbehavior. Therefore you should be set, or rather, to negotiate some rules with your teen to keep him on track.

4. note the viewpoint assume your teen as your friend and respect his opinion whenever you discuss something. It also shows that you pay attention to him and regard it as important.

5. Encourage your teenager to do his interests and talents-most teenagers want to try new things. Letting you choose what he wants, even if you do not agree with that because, for example, it can be dangerous. Gave her support is the best you can do, while you continue to monitor the new activity Congratulations to him. Moreover, this idea is a good way to teach your teen about how to be responsible with the things he did.

6. Do things together - this one definitely is a great opportunity for you to improve your relationship with your teen. Why? Because you may not have much time to spend time with him. Set the agenda for a full month. Each week, make a plan that appeals to you and him and get a good result at the end of it.

Still on the last point above, think of interesting activities that you both can be done together. For example, in the first week, playing video games together on Saturday, while in the second the next day you can go bowling or swimming at the beach.

Then, in the weeks that followed, arrange a weekend of fun by doing this: after breakfast in the coffee shop popular that make your teen's favorite food and drink, will be fishing, going to movies, camping, or visit the college where your teen look forward to joining in the future.


Reassuring, warm and positive communication without underestimate your teen is the key to a successful relationship between the two. Obviously it will not work as well. Try the tips progressively and enjoy your time to be a parent of a teenager.

Monday, October 12, 2015

7 Tips Safety For School Children

Traveling to and from school is often not very safe. However, there are some simple rules that can help to make school trips safer, ensuring peace of mind for both children and parents.

1. Waiting for the school bus in the morning, while traffic was busiest, requires a degree of common sense. Trying to have a safe place for children to wait in the street and weighing 65.

2. Do not let children move close to the school bus until it has come to a complete stop and the driver has signaled that it is safe to board.

3. At the end of the school day when children leave the bus, teach your child to move away from the vehicle at least a dozen major step to the point where the driver can clearly see them. This helps drivers make the child safe and well.

4. Teach your child to keep a close eye on all the traffic near the school bus. Law has some special protection measures for school buses, but car drivers are only human, and they can and often make mistakes.

5. If your child walks to school, make sure he wears a reflective material. Aiming to make them as visible as possible to all drivers. This will help to avoid accidents.

6. If a child riding a bike to school, ordered them to walk the bike through the intersection, observe all traffic signal lights and wear reflective material. They also must be with a friend if possible as one can help to look out for others.

7. If you bring your own child to school in your car, always have a seat with a seat belt on, children younger in a booster seat with a seat belt on children, and the children are very small in special safety seats, all sit in the back with just you, the driver, in front.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

7 Easy Ways To Teach Your Child To Be Grateful For What They Have

Here are some easy ways to incorporate instill the virtue of gratitude to your children. When you go through your day, show them, extraordinary events that happen behind the scenes that most of us usually take for granted.

1. Set a good example.

It is better if you teach them to use the right words at the right moment alone. How many parents have you seen saying "Thank you" to two or three children. It is through the example that children learn best, and teach gratitude is no different than anything else in it. "Children learn what they live!"

2. Festive through role play.

You can play games with your children who apply the virtue of gratitude. Playing both seat and practice show them how it feels to be on the receiving end of an unexpected, "Thank you!"

3. Teach by showing them how to serve others.

Even simple things like holding the door for the elderly, small way we can show them how others respect us and our actions. It is also a way to put a smile and a lift to the stranger, which always creates a good feeling in people who do good as well.
You would be surprised how many times a simple gesture like this can happen in your normal day activities, in places like the grocery store, doctor's office, or shopping trips.

4. Make a list.

An easy way to get them to make a list of what they are grateful is to use the "Daily Journal software gratitude" you will find a link to the software is in the resource box at the end of this article. There are two versions, one written in "kid language and displays the output of the" children's letters "and the adult version as well.

5. Festive Thanksgiving while going without it.

I have just a single family of three children and myself had to deal with a full 24 hours without power. This outage caused by the wind storm, is an ideal opportunity for me to teach them what we should be grateful that we usually take for granted. Simple things such as, lights, heat, and being able to watch TV, it's just a few that quickly come to mind.

6. Show them how to be grateful for the small things in life.

As in the previous examples, though, most of us would not consider heat and light the little things, they are things that are always there for our children, so they are simple things that they usually do not pay much attention too ,

Another simple example could include; have food to eat all the time, friends to play with, and have lots of toys and school supplies. They show examples of children of third world countries go without these things is the way to teach them respect for what they have, too.

7. Teach them to see the goodness of someone they do not like.

You can even use negative experiences to teach them the value of gratitude. When I think of this, what immediately comes to my mind is the Walt Disney movie, "Pollyanna" in which he plays a game of "Happy" and find many things to be grateful for in every situation he encounters. The rented videos, watch and discuss with them will be great thanksgiving, the build quality family time activities.

When you go through your day, show them, extraordinary events that happen behind the scenes that most of us usually take for granted. Things like the police, who protect us, the firefighters are there for those who need them, and the clerk at the grocery store to do his job to help us get our food. Simple thank you comment for all daily activities is the easiest way to award a role model that they will learn and emulate.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

"Clean Your Plate" Is Not Always The Way To Go For Healthy Kids

According to researchers obesity, the US obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children and adolescence and more than tripled for ages 6-11 - for 30 years. Obese children are at greater risk for health problems such as diabetes and heart disease, and often brought the issue to adulthood.

So, how can parents help the kids and the whole family, healthy eating, both at home and away-from-home?

"Talk to the pediatrician, family doctor or a registered dietitian to determine healthy weight loss goal for the whole family," says nutritionist Jenifer Bland-Campbell, "and then make a plan to address the problem."

He offers tips to help parents help their families eat more healthfully:

• Eat at least one meal together every day, at regular intervals to prevent snacking.

• Prepare healthy dishes for the whole family, not just specific diet for a child who is overweight.

• Do not use food as a reward, comfort or punishment.

• Watch portions. "Clean your plate" is not always the way to go.

• Eat slowly. It takes almost 20 minutes for the brain to register that the body is full.

• Encourage water or skim or 1% milk instead of high-calorie beverages, sweet.

• Getting children to eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruits every day will not be easy, but the focus on color to make it more fun. Www.5aday.org Visit for more tips.

• Use low-fat or fat-free dressings, mayonnaise and dairy goods at home as if they are full-fat version. Children will take your cues. Asking for the same items on hand when eating away-from-home.

• Climbing up the stairs. When you go shopping, park the car further away from the store and legs.

• Limit television, video games or computer time.

• Replace mayonnaise and cheese on a burger or sandwich with gravy sauce, mustard or barbecue.

• Keep the items that are baked, broiled, steamed or boiled-not fried.

• Ask for nutrition information when eating out.

• Look beyond the children's menu, often limited to fried, high-calorie foods, high in fat. Dividing a healthy adult entree between two children.

• Ask for takeout container and put some food in before you eat.

• Ask that bread, beverages, and tortilla chips served with the meal, not beforehand.

"Parents can help children achieve health goals by first making healthy changes in the home, and teach children what to do from home," said Bland-Campbell. "Eating healthy does not happen overnight, but children take cues from their parents and learn behaviors from time to time."