Oct 20, 2011
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Teaching your kids to cook food

Teaching your kids to cook food
We are living a fast paced world which has drive through windows and we get to order just at touch of one button. Convenience is important but this doesn’t mean that families and kids can’t have a good time together. Order quick meals doesn’t necessarily mean that we have more time in the family; it means that we are in hurry for getting to some place. Toddlers love wooden spoons, pans, and pots mostly because they get to make plenty of noise with them. However, they might be keen on those utensils because they yearn to stir and mix a delicious recipe. What ever the reason might be, it is a great idea to teach your  [...]

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Jul 21, 2011
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What Are the Different Parenting Styles?

What Are the Different Parenting Styles?
The style of parenting varies from one family to the other; there are also families, in which different style of parenting is practiced by different members. The three basic parenting styles are: 1. Authoritative: This form of parenting is kind, loving and firm in nature. Parents following authoritative parenting pattern set certain boundaries for their children and expect them to stay within those restrictions. These parents never act too strictly or never become extremely indulgent; this is probably the most balanced parenting style. Authoritative parents strike a perfect balance between extremely high and extremely low  [...]

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May 1, 2011
Posted in Parenting, Toddler and Preschooler

Parenting Tips Top 10 Stress-Free Solutions

Parenting Tips Top 10 Stress-Free Solutions
How often in our endless pursuits to be ‘super-mom & super-dad’ do we end up exhausting ourselves, complicating scenarios & creating stress. Here are some truly incredible parenting tips that would surely help in resolving daily dilemmas & the oddest concerns about kids. Getting Attention – Lowering your tone to whispers & then saying your requests. Many children aren’t accustomed to hushed requests. Increasing constructive behaviours – Studies have shown that offering children apt forms of praises (known as positive re-inforcement) is among the finest parenting tips one could inculcate into  [...]

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Dec 23, 2010
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Parenting Toddlers – 9 Blunders To Avoid

Parenting Toddlers – 9 Blunders To Avoid
Tots are often bursting with energy & keen on testing parental limits which can be rather tricky in handling. Here are nine errors often made when parenting toddlers that are best avoided. Error 1 – Not being Consistent Tots would be doing finest when they are aware of what they could look forward to – be its bathing, studying, sleeping times or the pertinent consequences to their misbehaviours. Greater the consistency & predictability of things, better resilience & agreeability can be noticed in tots. Amends – Maintaining regularity in schedules for kids to as much extent as doable is recommended. Being  [...]

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Dec 9, 2010
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Healthy Eating – Avoiding Top 6 Food Follies – Part II

Healthy Eating – Avoiding Top 6 Food Follies – Part II
Here’s a revelation about the most pervasive parental gaffes whilst feeding their kids. Hiding the ‘tempting goodies’ Parents are concerned that their kids would binge-eat on goodies hence they mostly conceal them or place them on higher shelves. However, a huge body of study has shown that when parents restrict any foods, reverse psychology comes into play and the kids simply yearn for them even more. During a Pennsylvania State trial, scientists researched for ascertaining if banned foods were more alluring. Kids were made to sit & offered unrestricted accessing to platters full of apples or peach cookies pieces  [...]

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Dec 7, 2010
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Healthy Eating – Avoiding Top 6 Food Follies – Part I

Healthy Eating – Avoiding Top 6 Food Follies – Part I
Kids can be such finicky eaters and being fussy is an innate part of their developmental process. Young kids are innately neophobics – distrusting the new-fangled. Even the most resolute of parents eventually mellow down to their kids’ decision of not eating anything rather than trying some novel food item. Even as obesity rules the roost in nationwide discussions on infancy health, several parents are even apprehensive that their kid’s preference to foods like nugget, chocolate, fries & noodles could be contributory to nutritional deficiency. Many parents often feel that if this is what the kid wishes for then  [...]

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Nov 4, 2010
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Non-Television Ways of Keeping Little Munchkins Busy – Part II

Non-Television Ways of Keeping Little Munchkins Busy – Part II
A guide to some of the best tried and test techniques for keeping young minds occupied. Pet Attractions Ideal for age group – five to nine years of age Owners of canines and felines could hand over a low-costing mini pen lights and showing them how it makes the pets start chasing and jumping for the light dot. Kids and cats find unceasing pleasure in watching the pleasant merger of technology & cat aerobatics. In case one has an exhausted canine about the house, he would surely make an ideal guest for tea-parties except in case he is expected to be seated appropriately or raise his little finger. Forming the single  [...]

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Nov 3, 2010
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Non-Television Ways of Keeping Little Munchkins Busy – Part I

Non-Television Ways of Keeping Little Munchkins Busy – Part I
It might astonish your children to discover that there was life pre-television, DVDs, remote-control and pre-Ben 10 and Sponge Bob. In those days, parents managed to successfully keep their little ones busy by themselves sans resorting to the idiot box and freed up critical time for dish-washing, making telephone calls, churning margarine and all the oodles of adult responsibilities. Specialists have repeatedly cautioned all about TVs being abysmal baby-sitters hence, here’s several present-day non-television tips and fun activities for kids for keeping the little brats busy while you have your hands free for tackling  [...]

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Oct 27, 2010
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Keeping Trick-or-Treat Time Howl Free – Part II

Keeping Trick-or-Treat Time Howl Free – Part II
For making Halloween a hauntingly happy experience here are some prudent guidelines that all parents must incorporate. Keeping tabs on time and no trick-or-treating past nine in the night which permits adequate time for kids in doing their trick or treating and by that time, the exhilaration of the evening & the candies or treats would mean the little muchkins would be exhausted anyways. Feeding your child a wholesome meal or snack before going trick or treating. This way the kids would be more content and would lessen temptations of children keen on devouring candies from the foremost trick & treating halt.   [...]

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Oct 26, 2010
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Keeping Trick-or-Treat Time Howl Free – Part I

Keeping Trick-or-Treat Time Howl Free – Part I
Endearing sounds of the phrase ‘Trick-or-Treat’ echo across many neighbourhoods during Halloween night. However prior to your little ghoul and goblin trick or treating this year here are several prudent tips that parents could imbibe for making the festivity as safe as possible. Get your kid to cart or don anything lit up like flashlights, glowing bracelets or neck pieces or flashy outfit so that they are better visible. Footwear that lights up are even handy and are apparent on a darkish Halloween night. All grown-ups must begin planning routes ahead of time and checking it in the day time for any obstructions like  [...]

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