When the phrase "sibling rivalry" comes up in conversations among parents, chances are it is closely followed by "bane of my existence." While it's not likely we'll ever squash it completely, there are some steps you can take to make life at home more harmonious.
Moving to a new house can be exciting, but for a child who has to change schools, that excitement can turn into nervousness. Taking a few steps before and after the move can help ease the jitters of being the “new kid.”
The deliberation about whether to attach an allowance to your child’s chores has been going on for quite some time. Both sides have valid points and concerns. That’s probably why there are so many discussion boards set up online as cyber moms and dads debate the topic.
As we come uncluttered, inspiration dawns, and to the delight of our ingenious children (who mistake the meticulously organized cleaning piles for islands of misfit toys), old things destined for the trash bin take on new life.
Play is where connections are formed that will follow him into adulthood—connections that help him learn about his world, understand how things work, express himself and develop physical, mental and social skills.
Getting your kids to listen the FIRST time is easier said than done. Whether you are parenting a 2-year-old with a temper tantrum or a sullen teenager, trying to get a child to listen to instructions can be difficult.