The Role of a Father in Raising Kids

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The  father plays a significant role in a child’s emotional and physical development. The father’s role during child rearing helps the children to develop an  independent, responsible and positive attitude towards life. Before the Child is Born The role of a father begins when the mother of his child is going through the manifold changes physically, mentally and spiritually.If the father is actively involved during this period,a special bond can be developed between the father and the baby. “Babies hear sounds from the outside world at 16 weeks gestation,” says Deena…

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5 Life Skills Every Child Should Be Taught

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Life skills are those skills which will help your child endure, and survive most of the emergencies in life. They are inevitable along with academics or extracurricular activities and as parents it is our job to teach them to our children. These are skills which can be taught through routine activities and by creating simulations of emergency scenarios. Life skills complement development, and provide much required help for your child to succeed later in life. Life skills will prepare your child to be independent. Teaching your child life skills allows him…

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How to deal with a difficult teenager?

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Difficult teenager? Let’s call them teenagers facing difficult times. Teenagers (13 to 19 years of age) find it difficult to cope up with changes happening mentally, physically and in their surroundings due puberty, hormonal changes, social pressures, and confusions with a variety of career choices and stress for achieving their goals, etc. Especially, absence of parents or any parent are expected to cause more pressures and unfavorable conditions to teenagers. There are multiple issues faced by teenagers today. However, parents who spend time with their children, have faith in them…

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How to soothe a fussy baby at night….

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Ten ways to Instantly Soothe a Fussy baby at Night.. What can be more distressing for parents than seeing their newborn cry intensely at night and being at a loss to know why it’s happening?  It’s a situation that understandably causes panic and extreme agony, as your fussy baby cannot speak up nor give a clear hint. Well, if that happens to your little one, at the outset, it would be important to find out if it is because of minor discomfort or a health problem. If you are sure…

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How to get your older kids to do chores…

See also: It’s never too Late… Yes, it is not that easy to get your older kid/teenager to do household chores.If you’ve been feeling that things could have been rather different and you might have done a better job of encouraging your child to get habituated to carrying out chores, worry not. You still can do wonders on that front and make your child or teenager learn the importance of taking responsibilities. The first step towards achieving it would be to avoid overthinking and blaming yourself for not being responsible…

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Age appropriate chores for kids- Ideas and benefits

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Ever noticed how excited little children feel when they are fondly asked to help or given a little task to perform? Unlike most grown-ups, children don’t even think that chores are boring; in fact, most of them are always ready and happy to help with whatever they are asked to do. It makes them feel they are as big and important as grown-ups who they look up to and wish to emulate.  Didn’t we love being entrusted with very important work and running errands like our parents, and being appreciated…

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Reading aloud to children-7 powerful benefits

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The Importance of Reading Aloud to your Child Reading is a wonderful habit and a hobby that must be pursued not just by grown-ups but also by children. Reading stands anyone who takes to it in good stead as it has the power to mould one’s intellectual and cognitive abilities, and life in entirety. Inculcating the habit of reading in children is one of the best gifts parents can give them. It is a proven fact that children who pursue reading do better at school, turn out to be sharper…

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25 Top Inspirational Parenting Quotes

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When I go through one of my parenting low’s, quotes and parenting messages help me to kick start my parenting journey. Inspirational parenting quotes help to boost my patience while parenting my little ones .Quotes give valuable insights on the subtle nuances of parenting.So here’s a compilation of the best inspirational parenting quotes that I have come across. Hope they give you your dose of caffeine too. Inspirational parenting quotes 1. “Be the parent today that you want your kids to remember tomorrow.”-Unknown   2. “Don’t worry that your children…

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Mobile phone addiction among teenagers- Problems and solutions

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Mobile phone addiction among teenagers has been a matter of concern for parents. Teenagers have been completely mesmerised by mobile phones. This so-called ‘smart’ gadget has taken charge of their lives,  emotions, and actions. “Home is where the heart is, but today, the phone is where the heart is!” –Rachitha Cabral  mobile phone addiction -WHAT research studies SAY…. Research studies at Baylor University suggest astounding facts that college students  are  spending  an  average  of  8-10  hours  a  day  connected  to  their  smartphones. Nearly 60 percent of those surveyed admitted to…

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Teaching kids to pray- 7 simple tips

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Should you really teach your child to pray? Well, check out the difference between a praying child and a child who does not pray and you will get the answer. Yes, teach your child two things and you have taught them well, to love the Lord with all of their heart and to have compassion for others. Teaching kids to pray helps them to lay down their worries, seek wisdom and have faith in the Almighty.It is the best gift you can give to your child. It is essential to…

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