by Stacey Schifferdecker

More and more families today are “his, hers, and ours” blends of stepparents, step-siblings, stepchildren, etc. In fact, one out of three Americans are now “steps.” On a recent episode of “The Suite Life of Zach and Cody,” London got an eager new stepmother who, although loving, provided a perfect example of how stepparents should NOT act. What can you learn from the Tiptons to make your own blended family happier? READ More on Blending Families: From the Brady Bunch to Life with Derek

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Proper Parenting Skills Needed – Children's Advocate – Government of Jamaica,…

9 Nov 2006 at 10:15am

Proper Parenting Skills Needed – Children's Advocate
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service, Jamaica – 11 hours ago
Children's Advocate, Mary Clarke, has said that proper parenting skills are needed, as parenting practices have a significant impact on the lives of children ….

PARENTING | Hey moms, lose the guilt (Kansas City Star)

9 Nov 2006 at 3:18am

Momfidence! An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting, by Paula Spencer (Three Rivers Press, $12.95 paperback)

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Becoming a parent is a life changing experience whose importance some parents fail to foresee. It is very important to have a parenting plan even before you have a baby and here are some reasons, which hopefully will make you want to give it a second thought. READ More on Why Creating A Parenting Plan Is Important

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It was Tommy’s sixth birthday and his Uncle Kevin got him a gift card. Without batting an eyelid, Tommy asked ‘How much is on it?”

While not an entire inappropriate question, the timing could have been better. Tommy should have thanked his Uncle Kevin for the gift. Later on, he could have asked his parents to check the balance on the gift card for him online or at the store.

Teach Your Children to Value Money – But Not Too Much READ More on Teaching Your Child The Value Of Money

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Education Ministry Conducts Parenting Workshops – Government of Jamaica, Jama…
6 Nov 2006 at 12:28pm

Education Ministry Conducts Parenting Workshops
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service, Jamaica – 12 hours ago
…. being observed as Parents' Month, and during the period, the Ministry of Education and Youth in partnership with the Coalition for Better Parenting (CBP) will ….
Parents Urged to Focus on Different Levels of Child Development Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
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Matthew Taylor says we should teach children parenting skills (Guardian Unlim…
6 Nov 2006 at 6:48pm
Let's teach children about parenting, says Matthew Taylor.
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by Dr. Caron Goode 
If your plan is for a year, plant rice.
If your plan is for a decade, plant trees.
If your plan is for a lifetime, educate children.
                                        – Confucius  
Getting kids to listen is not very easy in the younger years, that is why we establish communication with younger children not only through words, but through the messages we convey in everyday interactions. Communication starts with a respectful relationship based upon the developmental messages a child must hear in order to hear you: you are safe, you are wanted, you are loved, you are innocent, you matter to us, you are taken care of……READ More on Establishing Communication in the Younger Years

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personalized kids songsKids have a natual love of music. We introduced our son Kailan to music and music classes at an early age. Science says music can help a childs creativity and intelligence. When  a child is sad, a good energetic and fun tune can cheer them up. A good tune can help make a long car ride more fun and a childrens part more memorable. Just think of all the song we remember from childhood such as "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" or "Itsy Bitsy Spider". Music is imbeded in our culture and the earlier a child is exposed to music the more positive the impact can be.

So what is personalized music? Personalized music such as the one in the album to the left has your child's name sung into the songs. Kidz Tunes, for example, consists of 9 different personalized songs. One song includes the ABC's and another the counting the numbers 1 to 10. Children tend to learn more when they are personally involved and what could be funer then hearing their name in an song of the ABC's or counting from 1 to 10? To view our selection of personalized music CLICK HERE. ** Make sure to check the list to see if your child's name is availble **.

Click below to hear a sample of the personalized ABC song:

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