January 29, 2008

Common Parenting Mistakes

No parent — indeed, no person — intentionally makes mistakes, but in our innocence as humans, we all make mistakes unintentionally. Here is a short list of some of the more common ones parents make:

* Overexplaining

* Making assumptions

* Passing on constraints

* Child be in charge

Full story: Beware of common parenting mistakes

January 28, 2008

Many Parents Fail to See Obesity in Children

Do we love our kids so much that we can’t even imagine that they’ve become obese?

Full story: Many Parents Fail to See Obesity in Children

January 23, 2008

OTC Cough And Cold Medicines Not Recommended For Infants Says FDA

Over the counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines could have possible life-threatening side effects on infants.

Here are some links to this important news:

FDA Confirms Infant-Meds Recall

Warning on kids’ OTC cold products

Stores stop selling cough, cold medicines for infants

January 15, 2008

How To Motivate Your Kids

There are many ways in which parents work toward getting their children and teens to be self-motivated.

Young children receive encouragement and little rewards for appropriate behavior and for doing a job well.

As children grow into teens, the hope is that the adolescent himself will function more independently. This should happen without great deals of direct intervention from mom and dad. That doesn’t mean that Joe Teen now has total freedom. Parents should still take away the car keys for a while if grades drop or curfews are ignored.

Responsible parents supervise and do those things that moms and dads need to motivate kids.

Full story: Tips on making your kids more motivated

January 8, 2008

8 reasons why your house is unsellable

Plus, trends that are on the way out and tips to keep your house current…

A well written article that points out the simple drawbacks and disadvantages of many houses.

The only one from the article that my house is guilty of, is the washer/dryer in the basement. But it doesn’t bother me much, as my basement is fully finished, with carpeting. So, it’s not like I have to walk into a cold, damp, dark basement. Instead, it is a bright, warm, and lovely basement!

Here’s the full story: 8 reasons why your house is unsellable