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Signs of Postpartum Depression

You spent nine months carrying the extra weight, a couple of hours of labor, and now that your baby has finally arrived, it has become the happiest moment of your life. But aside from the tremendous joy, there’s the anxiousness that most first-time mothers feel, which is...
Posted On 26 Jul 2012

How to Preserve Your Sanity While Teaching Your Teen to Drive

Think back to your first time behind the wheel. Did you slam on the accelerator too hard or panic at the sight of a stop sign and jerk to a stop way too early? Oh yeah, those were fun times. Like dealing with zits wasn’t enough. You were probably pretty nervous back then, but...
Posted On 19 Jun 2012

10 Ways to Start Saving for Your Children’s College Fund

Doesn’t it seem like it was just months ago when you brought your baby home from the hospital for the first time? Time sure flies when you’re having fun, and changing diapers, and trying to keep your sanity while parenting a houseful of children. The odds are that you...
Posted On 01 Jun 2012

Child Behavior Disorders

Author: dbuck5892 All children misbehave and go through times when they have behavioral issues, but there are times when it is more than that. It is customary for certain kinds of problem behavior to increase. But because all children go through stages of misbehavior, it can be...
Posted On 25 Apr 2012

Five Social Media Warnings That Tell You Your Teen is in Trouble

Author: pankajsharmas Cyber bullying is an epidemic that is quickly spreading and has already taken the lives of so many individuals. Teens are also naive, and social media allows them to easily fall victim to bad influences. As parents, it is our responsibility to monitor our...
Posted On 18 Apr 2012

How to Adjust to Life as a New Mom

Becoming a mother is one of life’s most wonderful gifts, but almost nothing can prepare you for the way your life will change after your little bundle of joy enters the world! Once you’ve finally gotten a handle on caring for a new baby and losing more than a little sleep,...
Posted On 22 Mar 2012

Children and Mouth Hygiene: How to Brush without Fuss

There are many parents out there who find that getting their young child to brush their teeth all too often turns into an ugly screaming and leg-kicking ordeal. There are however some steps that can be taken to see a child actually enjoy the oral hygiene-chore and be left with...
Posted On 06 Mar 2012

How to Co-Parent After Divorce

Even if you are no longer married to your ex, if you have children you are still connected as co-parents. Divorce can create some very ugly feelings and make having a good working relationship challenging. However, these problems typically have nothing to do with your children...
Posted On 22 Feb 2012

Protecting Children from the Dangers of Fire

Children have a natural curiosity about fire. It’s a curiosity that can be deadly. Fires cause the death of more than 3,500 Americans every year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Each year, about 300 children under the age of five die from fires set by themselves or...
Posted On 13 Feb 2012

A Teenager’s Money Management Lesson

My oldest daughter was always a very independent person who hated to be told what to do and how to do it. When she was 15, she insisted that she needed name brand clothing. All teens want to fit in, but the clothing she wanted did not fit into our budget. Weary of her begging, I...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012

Reading Aloud – Tips and Tricks

Our family loves to read aloud. It’s an excellent form of free entertainment that we heartily recommend to everyone. Most of our reading falls to me. As a former broadcaster with a fair amount of acting experience, I enjoy performing. Also, since reading aloud requires us to be...
Posted On 12 Jan 2012

Reading Aloud to Your Family

Many of the ideals expressed or implied in Self Reliance Works—self-improvement, self-directed learning, self-confidence, and effective parenting—can be promoted by one single activity: reading aloud. The Zeiger family started reading aloud before we could properly be called...
Posted On 05 Jan 2012