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Nurturing Your Child’s Artistic Instincts To Create Something Beautiful

Of the many challenges facing parents today, helping your child to build and maintain positive mental health is surely one of the most difficult.  Recent data shows that 15% of young people aged 12-17 report suffering from at least one major depressive episode during the last year.  That’s not to mention the children and young people who may not classify themselves as depressed, but still experience feelings of anxiety, low self esteem or worry about their future.  While courses such as Online Parenting Skills, Parent-Child and Thrive Online can help to equip parents to build their child’s self esteem and communication skills, it’s also smart to look at talents or instincts your children already possess, and nurture them to...

Smart And Conflict-Free Ways To Budget With Your Co-Parent

When a marriage comes to an end and there are children involved, learning how to effectively raise them with a co-parent can be tough, particularly from the financial perspective. In fact, navigating the shared expenses of raising a child may require co-parents to save up at least $233,610 on average to raise a child until the age of 17, according to recent statistics by the United States Department of Agriculture. With that in mind, here are four smart and conflict-free ways to create a co-parenting budget and save money for your children's future. Develop a System The key to a successful co-parenting system that works for the long haul is to develop a system for dividing expenses and stick to it. The divorce decree can serve as...

Why Being Your Child’s Biggest Sports Supporter Doesn’t Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

Many parents would agree that for children with bounds of energy, sport is the ideal solution to keep them busy and out of mischief. So, when your child shows a keen interest in basketball, for example, you'll want to show as much support for them as you can. However, investing in sport can add up from a cost perspective. Presented below by OnlineParentingPrograms.com, here's how you can be your child's biggest sports supporter without it costing you an arm and a leg. First-Hand experience If your child is totally undecided as to what sport they want to do, sometimes first-hand experience can provide them with the insight they need to make their selection. For instance, you can book affordable tickets for the LA dodgers or the...

Fleeing Domestic Violence: How To Stay Safe And Protect Your Rights

No one has the right to abuse another person, and no one deserves to be abused. Sadly, intimate relationships can sometimes lead to domestic violence, and the simplest solution is to leave once abuse occurs. In the US, statistics show that women in abusive relationships are about 500 times more at risk for domestic violence when they leave. And according to Wendy Mahoney, who is the executive director for the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence is all about power and control. When the abused individual leaves, the abuser has lost his power and control, and in many cases, ultimately, homicide is the ultimate absolute control. It's important to note that not all domestic abuse cases are the...

3 Low-Stress Ways to Prevent Boredom on Rainy Days

It’s raining cats and dogs outside. This means your kids are stuck indoors and they’re going to get bored. You getting stressed won’t be far behind. But this doesn’t have to be the case! When you have these helpful ideas presented below by Online Parenting Programs, you will prevent rainy day boredom and still get stuff done.  Encourage Them to Get Creative   Okay, so you’re probably picturing a monumental mess right now. But as long as you set up a dedicated space for your kids, you can keep creative messes minimal. Choose a room or corner in your home where your kids will be out of your hair, especially if you are working from home or working on other tasks that require focus. You can then create individual...

How to Safeguard Your Kids Against Nature-Deficit Disorder

With advances in technology, it makes sense that phones, tablets, and video games have taken over when it comes to children’s pastimes. However, not too long ago, children spent most of their free time outside instead. As a parent, you may wonder how to encourage your children to play outside so they can benefit from everything the natural world has to teach them. These resources can help you get started, brought to you by Online Parenting Programs. Get Children Interested in Playing Outside Getting children outside isn’t as simple as opening the back door — you need to get them interested in nature! But first, to keep them safe, search Angi for “best fence company near me”. Then, check out the ideas and resources below to...

Intergenerational Trauma

It seems that many people are talking about trauma these days. They talk about trauma in childhood. They talk about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many people have talked about trauma and stress during the pandemic. Some people even talk about stress for pets and providing massages for dogs and cats! Most of the time, we think about trauma as something that effects individual people. But did you know there is something called “Intergenerational Trauma?” It is emotional and psychological hurt that can be passed on from generation to generation. It is not passed on like Grandma’s vase or your great-grandfather’s antique bicycle. It is more complicated than that, but it is helpful to explore Intergenerational Trauma. When...

Adult Child of Divorce: A View from the Middle

Twenty-seven years ago, my parents divorced. They united in marriage shortly after their high school graduation. My father enlisted in the military and my mother became doting homemaker. Their marriage lasted ten years. After their divorce, my mother met my stepfather and found a new way of relating where she and my father had struggled: effective communication. My mother looked back on the way things had been and swore to make some changes. One change was to communicate more appropriately with her children about the break-up by using positive language and sharing only necessary details that were age-appropriate. My father disagreed with my mother’s assessment of their marriage (and and still does) and insists communication was not...

Baby Prep for Soon-To-Be Parents with Disabilities

Possibly one of the biggest decisions you can make in your life is the decision to become a parent. Once your baby is on the way, much preparation is required, including announcing to the world that your family is growing. Today’s Parent notes that one way to do this is creating a website for the baby, an information portal that can be used to share your gift registry, milestones, and announcements. You may even want to make a standout logo; much like a family crest, it can be used on the site and on social media to identify the baby’s arrival. And don’t fret, there are free logo design options available online. There are also a number of things you have to prepare to ensure your baby can grow up safely and securely. It’s...

Simple and Budget-Friendly Tips for Better Sleep

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is--it’s always a good time for families to save money. Pinching pennies and saving them for a rainy day can make all the difference in the world if an emergency comes up. Whether you have little ones keeping you up or health issues that result in sleep deprivation, without a solid eight hours every night, parents and children both can suffer from a slew of mental and physical health problems. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to get better sleep. Here are some helpful tips to get you on the right track. The Routine RegularsWhen you have a steady bedtime routine you do night after night,even on weekends, your body trains itself to wind down and feel drowsy on its own. Getting the...

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