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Getting Your Kids Quiet and Keeping Them Silent

Is that a harsh title? Some might see it that way, but the truth is that parents require silence from time to time. It's especially pertinent since so many of us are working from home and participating in Zoom meetings to keep our bread buttered. One wayward child can sent a business meeting of dozens sideways if given half the chance. Quieting your child once or twice is easy enough, but what is the strategy for keep them quiet for extended periods? Simply turning to your child and saying "Shhh" or "Be quiet, please" is doomed for failure because it...

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Newborn Babies and The Dreaded Night Shift

I remember bringing home my first little bundle of joy. It was such a surreal feeling to finally lay him down in the crib for the first time and watch him nod off to sleep. While he did sleep a lot, there were always intermittent periods where he's wake up and scream for one reason or another. Maybe he was hungry or wet, perhaps he just wanted to make sure someone was nearby. These episodes didn't generally last too long, but when they occurred in the middle of the night? I recall it being a downright hassle. So who takes...

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What Is The Best Way To Encourage Your Child To Read Books?

I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. What a completely original and fantastic sentiment that I clearly borrowed from a Whitney Houston song. No matter how shamelessly 'borrowed' the lyrics are, they ring quite true. If you're trying to encourage your child to read books then you'll need to let them decide what they're willing to read. Sitting your kids down to regale them about the majesty of cellular mitosis is only going to lead to a load of kids that hate reading. When children pick a subject that interests them...

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Dirty Kids Are Happy Kids! But Why Do Kids Love Dirt So Much??

Why do kids like to play in the dirt? Because it is good for them! We're going to go over a host of reasons that will explain why kids love dirt and why you should let them have a roll in the mud. Is it going to make the laundry more difficult? Absolutely, but it can also help your kids out in some unexpected ways!

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How To Set Up Google Family Link And Why You Absolutely Should!

There are plenty of parents out there who let their child run rampant on the phone. While at my sister-in-law's house I witnessed her kids vegetate in front of a tablet for around 8 hours. Far be it from me to tell someone else how to parent their children. Instead of being accusatory I simply asked her "Is this something that you are OK with?" in an attempt to gauge her response. She gave me an open and honest answer that I can basically sum up as "No, but I'm unsure how to control the situation." That's when I asked...

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