Test Yourself: Did your iPad Become Your Babysitter?

iPad babysitterWe’re all busy!

We all have things we need and want to do.

It’s not uncommon for busy parents to hire babysitters for those times when a date night is in order, or they simply want to sit and see what all their Facebook friends are doing, or cook dinner in peace.

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4 Reasons NOT to Sleep Training Your Baby

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Are you counting down the days until your newborn reaches 4 months old, so you can commence baby sleep training?

Maybe you’ve grabbed a sleep help book from your local book store and you’re memorizing the steps to train your baby to sleep better.

Maybe you’re compiling advice at your mommy group to formulate your sleep training game plan.

If you’re planning on sleep training your baby, I urge you to stop right now.

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Stop This 4 Mom Shaming Trends!

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I have the good fortune of being a part-time stay-at-home-mom, so my 23-month old son and I occasionally go to a public drop-in centre in our neighbourhood.

The other attendees vary: Mostly home daycare providers, the odd grandparent, and even a rare dad sighting here and there!

On our last visit, one of the staff members pulled me aside.

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For Parents of Kids & Teens That Can Use Some Help Making Friends

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No matter how old we are, we value good friendships.

Don’t we?

Even at a young age, friendships are important to us- but the closer we get to the teenage years, the more valuable our friendship become.

Some of our children seem to instinctively know how to be a good friends and how to form true friendships.

Other children and teens need a little bit of help navigating this part of their life!

15 Friendship Rules we can teach our children and teens:

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Children’s Fear of Night – How Can Parents Prevent and Sooth?

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My two and a half year old has recently started waking up with terrible nightmares.

He’s inconsolable at first, and takes quite a bit of time to settle.

What can we do for preventing fear of night?

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Parents, Do You Know How Important Creative Writing is For Your Kids?

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The past two summers I have worked for an arts and culture organization the offers a diverse range of day camps.

I am currently the Director of Literary Camps, and I see the HUGE benefits of creative writing everyday!

There are benefits of creative writing that I believe parents may not be aware of.

The benefits of creative writing provide a longer lasting effect on children than formal writing (ie: essays).

 5 Benefits of Creative Writing for Children:

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9 Easy Cakes to Make

easy cakesWhile planning my toddler’s birthday party, we Googled for B-cakes ideas.

I’m what you might call a “kitchen challanged”mom.

Usually I end up asking my sister-in-law to bake a cake for me…

This year I decided to give a fight:

My daughter and I googled endlessely, looking for the coolest easy cakes to make.

I was sure that the coolest cakes are NEVER easy

…well that turned to be a surprise!

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Amazing Rainbow Heart Cookies

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2 free days and nothing to do? That’s what we would have done in this case>>

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100 Boredom Busters, to Keep kids away from “Screens” in Vacation or weekends

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This post is among the most populars of http://www.Parents-space.com, touching this way or the another all parents out there.

School is out and I can’t afford a summer nanny or camp.I work from home and am already at my wit’s end with my 7-year-old, Piper. Do you have any boredom busters for me, things to do when she tells me she’s bored? I don’t want her to spend the summer becoming addicted to TV, videogames, or some other electronic activity.

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What is Stalking, Who are stalkers? 4 Steps for Stalking Victim Safety

A living nightmare…

Amanda glanced at the clock on her night stand… 1:09 a.m. For weeks she hadn’t really slept and tonight was dreading a second-period algebra test in the morning. But that wasn’t the worst of it… staring at her phone, she debated whether to turn it back on. Ben, an upperclassman with whom she shared a Spanish class, had become obsessed with her.

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