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8 Quick Tips to Managing Your Child’s Temper Tantrum in Public

We’ve all been there. Rolling down an aisle at the store or sitting in church, and then it begins. Your child starts to act out. You hear, “Mom! I want the cereal with the tiger on it!” or “I want to go home!” or some other variation of that in a whiney scream. You can’t …

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Leaving Your Child Home Alone: Questions to Consider

The day you realize leaving your child home alone might be an option for you can be a day of mixed feelings. Part of you is rejoicing in the newfound freedom you have to run to the grocery store without someone begging for a random cheap toy hanging on an aisle end cap. The other …

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When and How to Teach Manners to Kids

On numerous occasions, my mother has told me, “Your child will not learn it the first time. It will take 5,387 times before he will start to catch on.” This couldn’t be more true if it stood up and pointed north! It isn’t true in every case. Sometimes kids pick up good habits just as …

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What to Do When Young Siblings Fight and Argue

Our children bicker, argue, tease, pick at one another, and sometimes physically fight. In their defense, the physical fighting usually starts in good fun. Someone eventually gets hurt, and it’s taken personally. Then they begin attacking each other without restraint. It’s a fact of life that if you have multiple children, they will find themselves …

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21 Free and Frugal Ways to Make a Child Feel Special on Their Birthday

Your birthday is the MOST exciting day of the year if you’re under the age of 21, that is. For children, they believe it is their one special day. No one is as special on their birthday as they are. Little do they remember that they are special to us every single day of their …

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11 Tips for How to Keep the Spark Alive After Having Kids

How do you keep the spark alive after having kids? Following this list of simple tips can help: Ditch the fairy tale Always say goodbye and hello, preferably with a kiss Chat often Flirt daily Greet each other with a compliment Affirm each other Express appreciation Prioritize your relationship Don’t be subtle about intimacy Leave …

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4 Signs of Parental Peer Pressure and What to Do About It

I’ve been told by more seasoned parents than myself that they fear for the youth of today. On top of parental peer pressure stresses, they don’t know how we will raise good children while protecting their innocence. My response; God put us here at this time for some definite purpose. I don’t know what mine …

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Effectively Negotiating With Your Child: A Quick How-To

One of the popular parenting tips out there is to give your child choices, so they feel like they have control over their decisions. I can’t say I 100% agree or disagree with the above when negotiating with your child. It has helped us get out of many arguments and skip the long, drawn-out fits …

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Should We Give Our Kids an Allowance?

Do we need to give our kids an allowance? An all too familiar question that I believe every parent will ask once their child shows an interest in spending money. Or worse, they hear about other children who DO get an allowance and how it’s “so unfair!” that they don’t get an allowance. So what …

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