As parents we do our best to help keep our kids from getting into trouble. We try to teach them what we think is right and try to keep them from succumbing to negative peer pressure. But kids will be kids no matter what we try to do and sometimes they make mistakes. The important part is what to do afterwards. If your teen is being influenced by other teens, there are some steps you can take to help them get back on track. Remember, every teen and situation is different and these are only guidelines. READ More on Teens And Peer Pressure – How You Can Help

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Parenting through grief and loss can be one of our greatest challenges, especially when it can be so hard for us. All of us parents wish they could shelter their child from grief. No one wants their child, with limited experience and understanding, to have to suffer through the loss of a beloved dog or the death of a treasured parent or grandparent. Especially with young children who may not understand what is going on, support and communication is very important. As parents we need to be their for our kids and let them know they are not suffering alone.  READ More on Parenting Your Children Through Grief and Loss

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Parenting has to be one of the toughest jobs in the world. It is a process lasts longer than most modern careers. It requires a larger investment – in time and money – than just about any other activity. The complexity of choices is greater and the outcome more uncertain. Greater patience is needed and the roller coaster of emotions steeper than any other undertaking. Even tough it is so tough, it is also the greatest job in the world!READ More on The Toughest Job In The Universe – Parenting!

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Community parenting classes scheduled – Newport News Times

9 Feb 2007 at 6:59pm

Community parenting classes scheduled
Newport News Times, OR – 6 hours ago
The Healthy Family Project of Lincoln County has announced upcoming community parenting classes at various locations. "Positive Parenting " begins Tuesday, ….

Parenting Partnership free for new moms and dads (Stoney Creek News)

9 Feb 2007 at 4:01pm

First-time parents in Hamilton expecting their baby in May or July 2007 can register for The Parenting Partnership by calling Invest in Kids at 1-877-583-5437.

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What is Sibling Rivalry? Simply, it is conflict  among brothers and sisters and can take all the forms that occur among adults, such as  loud arguments, sports competition, physical fights, property destruction, etc. Some of these will obviously require parental intervention, while others may be safely left to the kids to work out for themselves. Lets look at some of the causes and some ideas what a parent can do, or not do. READ More on Parenting And Sibling Rivalry

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'My Way' isn't everybody's parenting theme song – OCRegister

7 Feb 2007 at 5:31am

'My Way' isn't everybody's parenting theme song
OCRegister, CA – 4 hours ago
As I unpacked that evening, I reflected that my way of parenting isn't necessarily the best way or even the right way. It's just my way. ….

Parenting Class Set For Thursday (The Morning News)

7 Feb 2007 at 5:02am

SPRINGDALE — A free parenting class is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Jones Center for Families Room 112 in Springdale.

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Enjoying Arts amd Crafts with your childArts and Crafts are a great way to bond with kids, especially when the whole family get involved. These days kids (and parents too) are so consumed with technology that they often don’t even know what making crafts means. Crafts can be a great idea for family time, especially in the winter when we don't go out so much. Here are some of the benefits and some ideas for your family 'craft' time.

Make a connection – If you are having trouble connecting with your child, try crafting with her. Find a fun craft that you know she will enjoy and block out some special time with her. Crafting together is an easy way to get one-on-one time with your kids and find out what’s going on in their minds.

Give emotional support – As you craft together, your child will probably be more willing to open up and talk to you about things that are on his mind. If there is something bothering your child and he opens up and shares his problem with you during your craft time, give him emotional support. Offer your advice and let him know that you are there for him, unconditionally. READ More on Bonding With Your Kids Through Arts And Crafts