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4 Awesome Ways To Deal With Stubborn Children

Have stubborn children who just never listen? Here are 4 amazing ways to help them help themselves! From one parent to another 🙂 Read the rest of this entry

Mentorship and Our Kids

So many times when we think of mentoring we thing of those children who are having trouble. It could be trouble in school, or trouble at home, or even trouble with the legal system. However, mentoring has many other things that can prove useful. Mentorship can be valuable to any of our youth.

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Reasons to Mentor

There are many reasons that our children should have mentors. Children of every background – troubled or happy – deserve the ability to have mentors. Mentors can help to improve how a child deals with the challenges they face day to day. Mentors are able to offer friendship as well as guidance through any situation.

Improves Education

Having mentors can help our children stay in school. It even offers them the ability to obtain better grades. Many children who are having trouble in school have no one to talk to and that means they become separated and even insecure at times. Not only can having someone older and wiser help with school matters, they can also help with the physical school work when children are having troubles with their grades.

Supporting the Individual

Mentoring is about the how the mentor works and supports the mentee. As important as it can be to help your mentee with school, it is just as important to offer them emotional support as well. Increasing their self-esteem can be can
be one the most important things that can be done. This can decrease their chances of harmful behaviors like smoking, illegal drugs, and even drinking.

Mentors have the responsibility to help uplift their mentees to be confident in who they are. Providing them with a safe person to talk to, or an individual whom they can come to with any personal problems.

Mentors in the Workforce

Mentors are able to guide our youth in their beginning steps into the workforce. Mentors help their mentees to help realize their career goals as well as the things that they will need in order to succeed. Mentors have the ability to help their mentees to seek the jobs.

Mentoring Children

Being a Mentor

There are several formal companies that are designed to match children of all ages to a mentor that can help them the best. As a mentor you have the ability to decide if that child is a good fit for you, however many of the services offer that to you as well.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – For the last 110 years Big Brothers and Big Sisters have determined to help change children’s perspective and offer opportunities encouraging them to reach their goals. Now they offer mentors in all 50 states, as well as 12 different countries.
  • Sarasota YMCA – They offer a little bit of time per week to help change the future of a child’s life. This program allows the mentor to share their knowledge as well as experiences with their mentees.
  • Take Stock in Children – Since 1995 they have been offering mentors to our children. These mentors offer guidance, encouragement, support, as well as seeing their mentee at last an hour each week depending on the needs of the child.

Every mentor has the responsibility to encourage, support, and educate. Mentors can be everything to that child, their safe person to depend on when their lives are crazy. Every child’s life goes crazy no matter what their income, family status, or gender. Every child should be given the opportunity to find that mentor to help them.

There may be people in your life telling you different. Being a good parent, really isn’t about only doing what you read, it’s about natural instincts, which naturally comes to you when you bring home your bundle of joy! Here are top 5 parenting tips from parents!  Read the rest of this entry

Children should be able to take constructive criticism with a smile. But there’s a way to do that. Learn how to make constructive criticism more constructive! Read the rest of this entry

Is your already-cranky child driving you insane? Do you think your child might be teething that’s causing him to be unmanageable? Yes, teething can be painful.  Read the rest of this entry

10 Little Hacks to Make Parenting A Lot Easier!

Everyone knows how challenging the work of a parent is. So any little help goes a long way! Being a parent is no easy job you know. You know as Marlee Martlin said, “There is nothing better than being a parent. It is the most challenging job one could ever ask for. I love being a mom and I love being a friend to my children as well.

If you’re worried about your child and his toys floating away, bathe them in a laundry basket and you can easily solve this problem!

If you don’t like to see your child coughing all through the night, rub vapor rub on their feet and put socks over them. It will help them sleep without the pesky coughs.

Traveling somewhere? How about transforming a DVD case into a travel art kit that your child will definitely love?

Put your kids to work by turning chores into a fun game! It’s easy really, draw a box on the floor and ask your child to sweep everything  inside and viola! They’ll never know the difference!

Here’s a cool way to let people know what to do in case your child gets lost. These are temporary tattoos developed by Tottoos!

If your kids are afraid of the monsters then make the monster spray! Cut and paste some monsters on a water spray bottle and squirt under the bed, in the closet and wherever you child requests!

If you baby hates the idea of water getting in her eyes or worse, has shampoo fear, well how about investing in a baby shower cap? They’re cute too!

If your child it tired of pillow forts and tents, how about making a hammock with a blanket tied around a table? Your baby will love it!

And finally…

This post was written by Peggy on BuzzFeed! Click the link to see more parenting hacks!

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Early childhood is an exciting time for academic growth, therefore it’s best that you teach your child how to write, because it will help develop their skills. Here’s how to introduce writing to your child! Read the rest of this entry

Teacher's Day

October 5th is one of the most important days of the year. This is World Teachers Day, and really important to every young mind in the world. One of the hardest forms of employment is teaching.

Depending on the way you look at it, each parent is also a teacher at one point in their life. Parents are one of the first teachers for their children. However, those individuals that we trust the minds of our little ones with are special indeed.

Knowing how to help our teacher’s with our children can make all the difference to both the teacher as well as to the child.

Communication

One of the biggest things that is missed in regards to the relationship between parent, teacher, and student; communication can be attempted in several different ways.

Talk to your children about their day. Many times you will find so many of the troubles your child is having in class through dinner time or talking time.

Many schools provide agendas and teacher’s emails to help parents keep in touch with their teachers. Keeping in touch with your child’s teacher and ensure that both you and your child are happy with everything going on in class.

Classroom interaction is important. Volunteer in your children’s classroom. This can help your child to realize that communication between you and the teacher are important.

Support the Teacher

Another very important thing when you have teachers in your life is to be sure that you support the decisions made in the classroom as well as the things that are taught in class.

Read to your children. This is something that every teacher wants the children in their class to practice. One of the best ways for our children to practice this is through reading to them. As well as, letting your children see you reading.

Respecting the time schedules designed by the teacher and school. So many teachers have specific times that they do special things. Be sure to give your teacher enough notice that your presence or need will not interrupt the flow of the class.

Keep teaching at home. It is important that your children are learning at home as well as in school. Continue to expand on the things that are taught in the classroom while at home.

On October 5th, 2014 it is important to remember that our teachers are important. World Teachers Day is one day that is dedicated to them and the things that the do to our children. Expanding our children’s minds while nurturing their hearts as well.

4 Amazing Ways to Discipline Kids

Here are some really great but easy tips for parents on how to discipline their kids. The key to great parenting is to be consistent, follow through established rules, show respect and remain calm.

In the video, Dr. Ari Brown of Parenting Magazine advises moms to: First, teach a child natural consequence which involves choosing the punishment that fits his behavior.

Second is to ignore attention-seeking behaviors. If a child can’t get a reaction from you, he’ll stop doing it. Next is to give him choices so he would be more willing to cooperate. And lastly, use time-out because it actually work.

Remember, there is no overnight solution to bad behavior. Make sure to be patient and to follow through these tips.

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When parents are polite, kind and honest, they develop a path for their children to follow — parents who follow simple rules of etiquette naturally end up with well-mannered children…  Read the rest of this entry

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