Nurture

STEM Activities for elementary school children are extremely important with regards to their educational future. We hear a lot about the prevalence of STEM careers in the modern age. Although science, technology, engineering, and mathematics have always been important subjects, they are even stronger when they’re together — and when they are introduced starting at
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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ ” – Fred Rogers The baby books never mentioned how to go about discussing tragedy with children. Thankfully, our generation grew up with
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If you are looking for some inspiring Bible verses about mothers, Ecclesiastes is a book in the Old Testament of the Bible that seems to have an answer for everything, and that answer is “To everything, there is a season”. Things will come, and things will go, but God’s Word will be there through all
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The most significant benefits of babywearing include keeping your baby within your presence during those early days (and months) and helping your baby relax and feel at ease through all their “first” transitions in life. Newborns need to be close to their mommas. It is the skin to skin contact right after birth that begins
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Being home for the family is important, but sometimes it is nice to have some quality alone time with your daughter. There are many mother daughter activities that you’ll love, it just depends on interests. This time together creates a special bond and friendship which your daughter will cherish forever as well as continue with
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Anxiety does not discriminate based on gender, wealth, or even age. Children are just as susceptible to anxiety as adults, with lots of possible factors to blame for its cause. Sometimes it is a genetic predisposition, sometimes something triggers it, and sometimes it pops up out of nowhere. While the conversation has gotten better, society
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Most women go through a life-changing experience once or several times in their life and it is called ‘giving birth’. It is both a beautiful and traumatic experience at the same time. Although most mothers heave a big sigh of relief once their baby is in their arms, the experience of ‘birth’ doesn’t end there.
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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, by the time children have reached the fifth grade, around 80 percent of them have been physically punished. They also report that physical punishment, which includes spanking and hitting, has been shown to be ineffective and lead to more aggressive behavior. They recommend that parents use more effective
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It seems pretty unlikely that there are any parents out there who want to talk to their children about divorce. It’s an ugly, messy word that’s hard to explain, especially to children. When you think or hear about having to explain divorce to little ones, most often you probably think about parents having to explain
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Families large and small all know the struggle of trying to create, design and develop ideas for sharing a bedroom. Whether the children in your family are bunking up out of necessity or simply because they enjoy one another’s company (enjoy it while you can!), we have a few tips, tricks, and ideas for sharing
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A 1995 study found that by the age of three, children in low-income homes knew 30 million less words that children raised in upper-class homes. They found that this word gap was due to the fact that children in lower-income homes were not spoken to as often as children in high-income homes. Newer research shows
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New (and new again) nursing moms are often concerned about their breastmilk supply. Lactation supplements and lactation herbs like galactagogues can help increase a mother’s breastmilk supply naturally and safely, giving her baby the best nutrients possible as well as giving mom the peace of mind. There are several different kinds of lactation supplements and
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Does your child have trouble keeping school papers and assignments in order? Do you often find that he or she could use some time management tips and maybe struggles with initiating and completing school work in a timely manner? For children with these issues, independently navigating school work can be understandably challenging. Parents may commonly
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There are also some children who need a little extra help in regulating their emotions. Emotional outbursts can happen for a variety of reasons outside of typical child behavior including anxiety, emotional disorders, or mental disorders. Children may need some extra help in learning how to self-regulate especially as they grow older and are away
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He forgot to write his name on his paper. It wasn’t the first time, and unfortunately, I knew it wouldn’t be the last. While he was smart, a great student with good grades, considered gifted actually, his ability to forget menial tasks was uncanny. I struggled with it both at home and in school. He
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Move over, Orlando. There are no words to describe how deeply you will fall in love with Panama City Beach, Florida. There are so many things to do in Panama City Beach with toddlers. This is the most family-friendly destination that you could imagine, bursting with affordable activities, sunshine, delicious food, and a whole lot of
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We cannot keep rescuing our children from their own consequences. Your time spent with your child and the collaboration with their teachers is paramount to ease the stress both at school and at home. According to Dana Gerendasi, principal of the Waterside Elementary School in Queens, New York, she suggests that parents take an active role
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When you think of parenting styles, or at least in my house, you realize there are two distinct styles—Dad who is the authoritarian, and Mom who is Imelda Staunton in Harry Potter. Imelda Staunton was the lady that was obsessed with pink and made all those rules that all of the kids broke. This is
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If you are a parent, then you have probably heard your kids saying ‘I hate reading’ almost every day. But, if you have tried asking them to explain why they hate reading, they were probably stuck with no answer. The reason behind that is that children don’t really hate reading, rather they really find it
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Do you recall learning to carefully link your letters together, forming those odd-looking letters that somewhat resembled the print you were so used to? Cursive handwriting, the graduation from writing print, block letters to fancy curvatures with a smooth finish. Do our children of the 21st century still need to learn this traditional form of
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