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Kid Disasters: 4 Tips for Getting the Kid Stains Out

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Parents with small children often find themselves with stains and messes to clean up. Right when a new outfit goes on the baby, stains are sure to appear shortly. Many parents can resonate with this concept, since children are not the tidiest of people. The following tips are sure to make a parent’s life easier, since they help treat every day stains that are common to children. Wet Wipes Keeping wet wipes around is very important when you have small children. A mess is bound to be made, and a moistened wipe often works better than a dry one. Picking up any excess residue with a wet wipe and immediately blotting the area lightly is a good step to take. This can be especially helpful during a trip outside the house, where washing in the laundry is not possible. Immediate Stain Treatment Immediately treating the stain produces the best results. Food stains can be sprayed with water with a paper towel behind the stain. Rinsing a fresh stain with cold water normally removes

4 Helpful Ways To Become A Good Parent

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This post uses information from https://moms.com . During times of stress, a mother would not be in a position to be gentle in all issues. This is a panic mode, as there might be many thoughts flashing across her mind. This would sometimes affect the child when the mother is interacting with the child. The stress must be relieved the mom’s body and mind. This is essential as a mother is a role model for a child; Therefore mother should know the ways to avoid stress immediately to be gentle towards her child.   There are many children who are affected due to the parent’s stress or anger. Naturally when stress is affecting the mother she will not be in a position to control her mind which can prevent her child to grow up as a better child. The child will be always playful, but must be aware that crossing the limit is encouraged. Therefore, the mother must take extra care of her child.  1. Beat the stress Most mothers are inexperienced when it comes to handling their c

Tips in teaching kids house chores

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One of the major responsibilities of parenthood is to raise children to become responsible, mature and well-rounded adult. Engaging children to do house chores at an early age can have a positive effect later in their lives. When we involve our kids in house work, we teach them a sense of responsibility, self-reliance, values, empathy, competence, independence and self-worth. Housework is an inescapable part of life. Start to teach them house tasks at an early age while they are interested and eager to help.  But of course, we have to assign them age-appropriate chores. It is just practical to prepare them to manage and maintain a home while they are young.   Owen, my nephew willingly cleaned the bathroom with the supervision of his mom, my cousin Pam David-Peute. It took long but he got the job done. Good job Owen! There would be times when it is difficult to get kids cooperate especially when they are glued on their computers or handheld gadgets. Be more patien

Tips on how to build emotionally stable children

Parenting is a twenty-four-hour, seven-days-a-week job that requires endless patience. If you are a first time mom, it is best to talk to your husband on how you would like to discipline, build and hone your children to become a strong and resilient adult. Parenting is a team effort between the parents.   It is best to work together to plan strategies, share duties and decide on rules. Suggested tips and strategies on how to build emotionally stable and strong children are as follows: First of all , we should learn to accept our children’s inborn personality and temperament. As I already mentioned in one of my previous post that no two siblings are alike. However, when your child feels he belongs and feels competent, he is more likely to become expressively strong. Second , help them develop a sense of responsibility for their actions. Teach them how to accept and handle mistakes and defeats as challenges.

How to encourage kids to instill a love for reading

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There are many ways how to encourage children cultivate their reading habits.   We as parents are the ones responsible in teaching them to make reading be a part of their daily routine. We need to start motivating them while they are young. To begin with, introduce reading as a fun activity. For toddlers who are pre-readers the use of pop-up books or musical books will not only act as their mode of entertainment but as a mode of learning as well.   Give time to tell stories about what the book is all about by showing the pictures and sequence of events through every page. Doing this on a daily basis will encourage them to develop their love for reading. 

Indoor Family Games for Drizzly Days

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Photo from the web It’s raining outside and the kids can’t get out and play their favorite ball game. We all know that the gloomy weather can also affect and swing their moods. We can cheer them up and boost their spirits initially by cooking and serving them delectable cupcakes or cookies together with their favorite juice flavors. The aroma of home baked goodies will put a smile on their faces. We can entice them to play indoor games and do other inside activities. We have to find different great rainy-day play-offs that will keep them pre-occupied. Toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy indoor dens, hand puppets and newspaper golf or watching their favorite cartoon characters on DVDs. Young boys can have fun with board games like chess, Chinese checkers and lively activities like pillow fights and balancing board while daddy is busy clicking with on Foxy Bingo . Young girls and pre-teens can get pleasure from memory games, dressing up their Barbie dolls, reading poc

Are Your Kids Stubborn?

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I believe that there is no stubborn child by nature.  Some of my friends keep on asking me why my sons JM and Yahmir are not bullheaded.  They told me theirs were so hardheaded, tough and naughty that no matter how much they cajole and threaten them, they just won't budge. I always answer them that my sons were no exception especially my youngest son who’s having an ADHD syndrome.  We, their parents also had passed the stage of being stubborn when we were still young.  We only have to teach them that despite of stubbornness they should learn how to obey.  I learned from my Mom that we parents has to handle and deal with it the sooner-the-better,or the younger the kids-the-better.  My Mom always reminds us “putulin ang sungay habang bata pa, wag hayaang mag-sanga at tubuan ng buntot” (cut the horn, never allow it to put forth branches and do not let a tail grow while still young) Here are some Tips on how to handle and deal with stubborn kids. Start them young, instill in their y