Tag Archives: Parenting

Everyday Family Helps You Through

4 Mar

Do you need some advice raising your new baby? Perhaps you are expecting a child and need some help? We discovered a site called Everyday Family that has resources for first year to new parents. The site has daily resources to help you on your way. You can even track your baby’s development with their baby tracker! You’ll find great tips, information, and advice each time you visit.

http://www.everydayfamily.com/

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Parenting A Connected Teen

24 Jan

Do you had a savvy teen that is online more than 8 hours a day? Experts suggest setting limits.

Ways To Parent A Connected Teen
1. Establish clear ground rules
2. Use phones, desktops and tablets in a common area
3. Make a screen free day – one day a week where you don’t use phones, tablets and desktops
4. No electronics at the dinner table
5. Turn kids phone in at bedtime
6. Play with kids during game time
7. Checkup with kids online activity
8. Set consequences like canceling texting rules are not followed

Do you follow any of these? Do you have any to suggest?

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Parent Magazine Free Subscription

16 Jul

Are you looking for relevant tips on being a parent? I stumbled upon a free magazine geared around parenting called – believe it or not – “Northeast Ohio Parent”. You may have seen it while you sitting in a waiting room, but wait no more. You can get a free copy and start soaking in all the great tips. I have been enjoying it so I think you will too!

Sign-up to receive information on:

  • Parenting
  • Local Kid Events
  • Stress Tips on motherhood
  • Trips with family
  • Medical advice

http://northeastohioparent.com/subscribe

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iPhone Parental Guidance

19 Feb

Parents are you thinking of buying an iPhone for your child? or does your kid already have one? Regardless of your situation, here’s some quick iPhone parental guidance from Leading Hands.

Every iPhone requires an email address as the primary account, so make your email address the primary account on your child’s phone. Every time a new app is downloaded, a confirmation email (receipt) is sent to the primary email address. Now as parents you can see what applications you kids are downloading and easily keep track of them. Use the emails to strike up a conversation and if you deem the apps inappropriate, take action.

Do you have any other iPhone parental tips to share? Here’s a good list of iPhone apps for parents.

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Are You A Rookie Mom?

26 Dec

The other day I came across a website that offers parenting advice from a mother’s perspective. The site features two spunky moms that share their real life experiences with you.

The website says, “This website attempts to answer the question of what to do with a new baby (and what to do with your SELF) every day. For those days when you have trouble dragging your butt out of bed because you don’t know what you’d do, we have ideas. We started this site to share our own good new mommy ideas with each other and our friends. We invite you to share your ideas with us too.”

http://www.rookiemoms.com/

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Mommy and me

16 Aug

Read blogs, forums, articles and product reviews about everything for baby at “Mommy and Me”. This website by DIC Entertainment gives you tips about better parenting.

What do you think of the website?
Http://www.MommyandMe.com

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Creative Play Plus

2 Jul

A new local blog called Creative Play Plus inspires parents to share tips on child rearing. CreativePlayPlus.com centers its content effectively around playing with your children, whether it’s pretend or with Step2’s toys. The website currently features entries on the psychology of children interaction with you and each other. Look for the power of good storytelling and topics that hit home.

http://creativeplayplus.com/

*Thanks to George Nemeth of Brewed Fresh Daily for today’s topic.

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Parenting, Inc

12 Jun

I was listening to a local radio show and heard the author Pamela Paul talking about her recent book Parenting, Inc. She made some great tips about how to be a good parent.

In the fast-paced world of the Internet, people are conditioned to want quick solutions to be big tasks. To be a good parent, a fast, easy solution is not always available. Learn how you can change the way you talk to your kids by browsing this author’s Blog.

http://www.pamelapaul.com/blog/

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Youth Summer Camps

11 Apr

I don’t know if you are thinking about summer yet, but it will be here before you know it. Why not plan some events for your kids? I just saw that TRI-C will be offering youth summer camps. They have classes in archeology, computers, dance, drama, music and sports.

Does anyone recommend any other youth camps?
http://www.tri-c.edu/enrichment

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Does Shrek encourage bad eating habits?

30 May

Recently, National Public Radio (NPR) reported that Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin is upset that the massive marketing campaign behind the recent Shrek the Third movie is having an appalling effect on our children’s eating habits. He believes that big-boned green ogre is encouraging our children to eat an array of junk food that in turn is causing them to become fat.

For example, this fictional character is sponsoring:

* Kellogg’s – Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, Pop-Tarts, Cheez-Its
* Cheetos – They can turn your tongue green.
* McDonald’s Happy Meal
* Pepsi’s Sierra Mist
* M and M’s

Senator Harkin said, “Why isn’t Shrek advertising fresh fruits, healthy vegetables?” Here are some tips to encourage children to eat right.

Do you think Shrek can have an effect on what children eat?
http://www.parenthood.com/article-topics/article-topics.php?Article_ID=10142

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