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How parenting styles influence our attitudes to marriage

How parenting styles influence our attitudes to marriage Source: Kobe University   Research from Japan has revealed how different parenting styles can affect marriage rates and desired number of children. This research was led by Project Professor NISHIMURA Kazuo (Kobe University) and Professor YAGI Tadashi (Doshisha University). It was carried out as part of the [...]

Internet Safety Tips for Protecting Teens Privacy

Keeping up with a teenager online is not easy. While 70% of parents with children from age 6-9, think they know a lot or most of what their children do when using technology or going online, this drops to 34% for parents of teens according to FOSI research. When CommonSense Media asked teens, less than a [...]

Parenting From The Trenches | Episode 5 | Matthew Dicks

"Parenting From The Trenches" Episode 5 originally streamed Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The topic was "Moving Past Snapchat, Texts and Twitter to Communicate" and our special guest will be Matthew Dicks, award-winning novelist, storyteller and teacher.

5 Ways to Childproof any Yard

When you have a baby or a toddler, everyday objects can pose a hidden risk. It’s amazing how your mind changes and you start seeing all the potential dangers lurking in your home and every other location. However, no matter how careful and watchful you are, accidents can happen and no one can be vigilant [...]

The Genius of Montessori Practical Life Activities!

The Genius of Montessori Practical Life Activities! By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   Montessori Practical Life is Genius! – So it’s no surprise that I was keen to write an article about it to share and explain why. I’m going to start by putting forward the purpose of Montessori Practical Life. The reason Maria Montessori initially introduced Practical [...]

Why I love being a father

I am a father to my stepdaughter and have been for a couple of years now. I got married to my wife and have since been taking care of her as if she was my own flesh and blood. While it is a challenge being a father to a teenage girl, I will share what [...]

The Best Piece of Advice For New Parents

Becoming a parent and having a child is one of the most amazing and terrifying experiences to go through, especially when it is the unfamiliar territory of your first child. When I became pregnant at 20 with my first daughter, I was scared. Scared to tell my now husband, to bring life to the world. [...]

Enhancing your child’s body image

Body image problems are common in today's society, especially among youth. As a parent, you need to look out for cues to see if your child is struggling with this. Some typical areas of concern may be that your child is comparing themselves to other children such as their peers or actors on TV. They [...]