Stress Less – 5 Truths About Kids That Will Take The Pressure Off New Parents

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New parenthood is a daunting journey. Those who claim everything is instinctive have created unrealistic expectations for parents about to embark on this journey for the first time. Sometimes, nothing is instinctive, and new parents find themselves questioning whether they are capable of doing this. Take comfort in knowing that it’s normal to have these worries. Here are five truths about kids that will take the pressure off new parents:

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5 Cheap and Healthy Meals for Your Kids

What’s for dinner? If you’re a parent, you’re probably tired of hearing those three words. Coming up with a new meal every day that pleases the whole family and fits within the food budget is a constant challenge, but dinnertime can be easy if you keep it simple. Here are five cheap and easy meal ideas that are sure to please kids of all ages.

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4 Hobbies You Can Share With Your Kids

Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys. As children grow, they develop their own skills, strengths, and hobbies. One way to create a strong bond and lasting memories with your children is to find ways that you can share your time, as well as continue to help your children learn and grow. This article will review a few fun ideas that you and your children can start doing today.

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What Makes Private School Better for High Functioning Autistic Teens 

Raising a child with high-functioning autism is incredibly difficult. One of the struggles that parents have is making sure that their children get the proper education. Private school may be the best option for your teen. There are several reasons that you should choose a private school.

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Don’t Let Your Children Lose Their Hearing

Loss of hearing is a serious, potentially permanent, widespread and growing problem among U.S. youth — and yet is often not talked about or fully understood by even the most health-conscious parents. What makes this issue especially tricky to tackle is the group it affects. Children can make hearing loss difficult to detect because they may not realize that there is a problem. If they are experiencing symptoms, odds are that they won’t associate them with the real cause and will be reluctant to bring it up to their parents. 

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Navigating Custody Issues

Separating and divorce are very hard on the couple involved. What’s harder to quantify is the collateral damage that the couple’s children experience. A quick search of blogs, articles and vlogs from the children of divorced parents demonstrates their feelings about their parents’ marital woes run the spectrum from devastated to happy. If you and your spouse are headed down a road that leads to separation or divorce, how can you mitigate any unpleasantness for your kids?

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What to Do if Your Baby Gets Something in Their Eye

Babies naturally like to explore, often putting things in their mouths to learn about them. While you are probably aware of the risks of choking, it is also important to know that your baby’s mouth is not the only place where foreign objects can end up. Once they get more mobility, baby proofing becomes more important. Babies can put things in their nose, ears, and even eyes. It is important to stay calm if your baby gets something in their eye. Your baby depends on you to bring them relief when suffering from discomfort or pain. If you are unsure of how to approach the situation, here is a guide on what to do if your baby gets something in their eye.

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4 Reasons Why Toys Are Beneficial To Child Development

Obviously, children love playing with toys all day long. 

Granted, toys can pose as distractions, as you try to communicate with your child, or get them to do something else. However, the good news is, toys aren’t 100% a distraction. In fact, toys can be learning tools for kids, since many provide at least some opportunity for children to learn. Yes, toys can enhance a child’s ability to:

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Finding Time for Yourself: How to Balance Momlife and Worklife

If you’re a working mom, you know first-hand that finding free time to engage in your favorite hobby, get some much-needed rest, or simply take a moment to reflect on the day’s events can be a challenge. However, it’s important that you establish as much balance as possible in your life. If you’re too stressed and tired to do your job, your performance at work can be affected. If you’re too exhausted to spend enough quality time with your children, you’ll likely develop a huge case of “mom guilt,” which will affect your work performance.

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How to Prepare a Safe and Hygienic Playroom for Toddlers

If there’s one thing that’s universally true about toddlers, it’s that they’re good at finding germs and sharing germs. Therefore, whether you’re caring for one toddler or a group of toddlers, it’s important to make an effort to keep their playroom safe and hygienic. Fortunately, with the right tools and materials, reducing a toddler’s exposure to germs is a fairly straightforward process.

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