Adopting An Older Child
The process of adoption requires a lot of thought on the part of the prospective adoptive family. When it comes to the choice of adopting an older child, it does require some amount of preparation. If you are considering adopting a child older than 2 to 3 years you could face a unique set of challenges and issues. Adopting older children is rewarding, but it comes with its own set of considerations.
When both parents work, sometimes they have no option but to give the child a house key or leave a key with the neighbors. If you are leaving your child alone at home, it is important to take precautions and ensure your child is safe and prepared to handle the responsibility.
More Ideas for Quality Time
When you give your children quality time, you give them the feeling that they are loved, important, connected with you, valued and significant in your life. No toy or activity will ever be a substitute for a parent's focused, undistracted time with their child.
Morning Mayhem to Morning Raga
Weekday mornings are not something we look forward to. Most of us will be familiar with the perennial problems of rousing dawdling kids who can test the patience of a saint! The morning rush of showering, making breakfast, fixing lunch boxes, squeezing in your own morning cup of coffee, making sure homework is done and bags are packed, getting them on the school bus in time and ensuring you are ready as well, can leave anyone drained by 8 am! No wonder that by the time you get to office, you feel like you have been put through the wringer.
Raising twins brings in a lot of excitement and anxiety to the parents concerned. Alhthough challenging at times, it brings great joy to watch two children grow simultaneously. It is is more than double the work. It takes some time to figure out how to manage all the demands, logistics and emotions that make up the twin life. Each new stage presents new challenges, but it is also amazing how twin parents (and other multiple parents) are able to overcome each hurdle.
Bonding with Your New Baby
"I feel like I went through 9 long months, of eagerness and excitement to see my baby, the pain of delivery and now I'm not even able to enjoy my own child because I hardly ever see her. I feel like I'm hardly even a mother." Do you also feel the same? Find out the ways that might be just for you to enjoy motherhood in the best possible way.
Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse - A Primer for Parents
Child sexual abuse is a topic that obviously makes people uncomfortable. It is a distressing and abhorrent act but a reality that we have to face. Here are some guidelines on how to prevent it.
If your child is above four years old and wets his bed, you are not alone. Don't blame, criticize, restrict or punish the child who has wet the bed. Here are some facts about bedwetting, which will broaden your perspective and help you to find ways to cope with it.
Getting Your Child to Talk
Children are not born natural talkers; they need to learn to become one. You can help your child become a confident speaker by making learning a fun activity. Here are some ways to do so.
One of the most, if not irritating aspect of bringing up children is their endless squabbles with each other - especially when you decided to have a second child just so that your child could have "companionship"!