Confidence is a crucial part of our lives; as children and adults. Without it, we are left with a low self-esteem; feelings of unworthiness; and vulnerable to the pitfalls life sometimes doles out. Confident moms and dads = confident children and this, above all else, is the very foundation which will determine the future success or failure of your children. As parents you have an enormous impact on your child's emotional developoment. Here are some tips on how you can increase your child’s confidence and self-esteem. READ More on Confident Parents Mean Confident Kids

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Positive Parenting – San Bernardino Sun

2 Jan 2007 at 3:06am

Positive Parenting
San Bernardino Sun, CA – 10 hours ago
…. He wanted to be a better parent. He got his opportunity when he attended Parent Project, a 10-week parenting class, offered at Inland Valley Recovery Services. ….

Co-parenting is best for kids (The Ashland Daily Press)

2 Jan 2007 at 11:26am

Whether parents live together in one household or in different ? divorced or separated ? homes, child-rearing experts agree that co-parenting is best for children. What is co-parenting? It is an arrangement between parents that puts the child (or children) at the center of family life.

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Sometimes it is hard for a teen to feel good about themselves. Everywhere they look, they’re surrounded by images of perfect, beautiful men and women. What they may not realize is that those people spend all day with a trainer, or have had surgery, or the pictures are simply altered. Often times your teens feelings of inadequacy tend to spread past their looks to other areas of their life. What should you do? As a parent, you serve a vital role in shaping how your child sees themselves. You should take steps to help foster a positive body image for your child. READ More on Ideas To Help Your Teen Develop Self Pride And A Good Body Image

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It seems today’s society is becoming totally apathetic to the world around them. Unfortunately too many children are more concerned with playing the latest video game and don’t really pay much attention to the environment around them. It may seem hard to get your children to show an interest in the world around them, but you can get them to care if you start early and take small steps. You may not make a difference overnight, but you may just make a difference in the future of the planet. READ More on Raising Kids That Are Eco Friendly

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Hospital offers free parenting program – Moorpark Acorn

29 Dec 2006 at 10:16am

Hospital offers free parenting program
Moorpark Acorn,  USA – 11 hours ago
…. 300, Simi Valley. This free eightweek parenting program is for one or both parents and their child between birth and two years of age. ….

Hospital offers free parenting program (Moorpark Acorn)

29 Dec 2006 at 10:24am

Parents and their children are invited to attend the Twilight Infant/Parent Program at the Simi Valley Hospital Child Development Center, 1900 E. Los Angeles Ave., Ste. 300, Simi Valley. This free eightweek parenting program is for one or both parents and their child between birth and two years of age.

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by Dr. Caron Goode

Learning to play has two more stages which can extend into six years of age (See previous article "Teaching Kids to Share").

1, Sharing may begin in this stage of . With associate play, children engage in separate activities but can exchange toys or explore each other’s area. Sometimes it appears as if kids are dancing around one another, exploring the environment. Curiosity and budding self-awareness motivate this activity, not sharing. However, parents may see it as the first stages of sharing before toys exchange hands. READ More on Sharing And Growing As A Preschooler

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