by Stacey Schifferdecker

To feed your child’s brain what it needs, focus on providing “whole” foods, especially colorful whole foods. Whole foods are foods in their natural state, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, brown rice, whole grains, and meat. Melons and berries, for example, are excellent brain foods. Whole foods are always better than processed foods, which are usually stripped of their vitamins and minerals. What are other great brain foods to offer your children all day long?
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The Art of Parenting – Reckless Endangerment of Children –

13 Jan 2007 at 10:03am

The Art of Parenting – Reckless Endangerment of Children, India – 11 hours ago
Parenting two active children has meant a constant flurry of keeping sharp pencils away and walking with the child on the 'safe' side of the road, ….

Parenting class for divorced, separated set Monday (The Enid News & Eagle)

12 Jan 2007 at 11:40pm

ALVA ? Northwest Family Services Inc. staff member Amber Maier will teach the organization?s ?Parenting Through Separation and Divorce? class Monday. The class will be 6 to 9 p.m. at Northwest Family Services, 620 Flynn, Alva.

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Adopting a child may be both a long train of practical and emotional nightmares and the fulfillment of a dream. As an adoptee myself, I am very grateful for my parents who adopted me.

About 1% of all children in the U.S. were adopted. Thus, though the percentage may be small, the total number is considerable – in the millions. While, fortunately, many of the traditional stigmas have faded, adoption and raising adopted children remains a uniquely challenging process for millions of parents. READ More on Parenting And The Challenges Of Adoption

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by Stacey Schifferdecker

Christmas break has just ended and your children have gone back to school, probably moaning at least a little. But the last semester of school looms with numerous school holidays, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, spring break, Memorial Day, and of course parent-teacher conferences. In fact, there is not a single month between now and summer break when my children are not out of school at least one day. The kids may be delighted, but most parents find these breaks in the routine of daily life less fun. How can you survive school breaks with humor and grace? READ More on Some Thoughts On School Breaks

Parenting Magazine Selects Shout! Factory's 'The Best Of The … – PR Web (pr…

11 Jan 2007 at 3:05am

PR Web (press release) Parenting Magazine Selects Shout! Factory's 'The Best Of The ….
PR Web (press release), WA – 7 hours ago
Announced in the February 2007 issue, on stands today, Parenting magazine has awarded Shout! Factory's The Best Of The Electric Company DVD box set its ….

E-Town Group Offers Parenting Program (RedNova)

11 Jan 2007 at 8:15am

Elizabethtown Communities That Care will sponsor an Active Parenting Now program. The free program will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, from Jan. 18 through Feb. 22, at the Bainbridge Elementary School.

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A major part of good communication between parent and child is active listening. But, what is ACTIVE listening? It means not merely staring at the child while he or she talks, but actively taking in what is said and exploring its meaning without jumping to conclusions. One reason this is important is that if you have young kids they may say or convey things that are difficult to understand and if as parents we sometimes try to fill in the gaps. This can be frustrating to a child when you guess the wrong meaning. Patience is very important and many of times I have had to really listen to my son Kailan, and put myself in his shoes to understand what he was really trying to say. So what can we do to improve our skills?READ More on Active Listening and Parenting

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The Carnival of Family Life is where some of the best bloggers and writers on the internet come together and share their thoughts and reflections on family, parenting and kids. The Carnival happens weekly and it is a great place for tips, advice, and a chance to sit back and relax as people share their thoughts, stories and experiences. This weeks Carnival of Family Life #36 is hosted by Kailani at An Island Life. Thankyou Kailani for hosting this weeks carnival. You did an excellent job and is a must read for all our readers here at More4kids.

Some of the articles we really enjoyed Kelly's article Happy Birthday – Dock Jumper. She has a picture of her son who was 11 pounds when born. Wow, what a big boy. The first thing I did was show the article to my wife who also just said wow! We thought our son was a big boy who was 10 pounds when born. Make sure to visit Kelly at Pass The Torch .

Also check out Dana's post It’s A Girl! at Principled Discovery who is expecting her 4th child. Congratulations from all of us here at More4kids!

Being in the middle of a school year I especially enjoyed Lisa's post Getting Through a Sick Day. As a child with asthma I can remember from personal experience how miserable a sick day can get. Please find time to visit Lisa at Let’s Talk Babies.

These are just a few of many articles posted in this weeks carnival. Make sure to visit the Carnival of Family Life #36!

And by the way, next Monday Jan 15th More4kids will be hosting the Carnival of Family Life #37. Don't forget to come back and check it out. If you have an article to share please feel free to send it to me or go to the Carnival of Family Life to submit it. See you next week!

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