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If family is everything, these how-tos will help you through it all, from sibling drama to family vacations to irritating in-laws and beyond.

  • Andrea Dawson
    Published 3 years ago
    How to Create an Emergency Plan for Older Parents

    How to Create an Emergency Plan for Older Parents

    I have recently babysat my friend’s toddlers because she had to tend to her mother who suffered a domestic accident. Unfortunately, she was severely hurt. After dealing with the aftermath of this event, my friend realized that her mother is unable to properly take care of herself and that she also has great difficulty in accepting her condition.
  • Elisabeth Basford
    Published 3 years ago
    How Do I Get My Child Into Reading?

    How Do I Get My Child Into Reading?

    How Do I Get My Child Into Reading?
  • George Herman
    Published 3 years ago
    The Ultimate Potty Training Guide for Boys

    The Ultimate Potty Training Guide for Boys

    Next to learning how to walk, one of the second most difficult leaps to climb for children is learning how to use the bathroom. This porcelain throne becomes an enemy, like their dreaded shoelaces or nail clippers. To them, graduating from diapers to potty trained is as stressful as it is for the parent. Remember, they're just children, not assholes.
  • Jerrie DeRose
    Published 3 years ago
    Finding a Childcare Center that Provides a Safe and Healthy Environment for Children

    Finding a Childcare Center that Provides a Safe and Healthy Environment for Children

    Parents can never do too much to make sure that their child, or the child of a friend or relative, will be cared for in a healthy and safe childcare environment. The following guidelines will assist parents in finding quality childcare. The first thing that should be asked, before going any further, is whether the Child Center, Child Care Home, or program has an open door policy allowing caregivers or parent to drop in as needed. If the answer is no, that provider should be crossed off the list.
  • Alicia Springer
    Published 3 years ago
    How to Talk to Your Teen About Drinking

    How to Talk to Your Teen About Drinking

    Drinking can be a hard subject to talk to your teen about because they most likely have different views on the subject than you, but it is crucial to know how to talk to your teen about drinking. Based on what kids hear from their friends they usually think drinking increases their social status and makes them seem like an adult. However, as a parent, you need to instill in your child the contrary. Advise them that alcohol not only has a destructive nature but is illegal. When you talk to your teen about drinking you should be strict with your expectations for them and be proactive in making sure they listen to you and don't engage in underage drinking.
  • Jessica Herring
    Published 3 years ago
    How To Plan a Baby Shower

    How To Plan a Baby Shower

    It can be time-consuming being tasked with planning a baby shower. But with these suggestions on how to plan a baby shower, you will be sure to have more free time on your hands and host a great party. A baby shower is a special time for an expectant mother because they get to bask in the glory of knowing that they will soon be a parent.
  • Lakeyia L
    Published 3 years ago
    Staying In Touch with Family

    Staying In Touch with Family

    When it comes to talking to your family, you may live in another area or clear across the sea, so make sure that you know how to keep in touch with your family when needed. Here are a few ways you can do to keep in touch with your family if you have moved or if you want to just stay at home for a little bit without leaving the house.
  • Katryna Weingart
    Published 3 years ago
    Gender Reveal Party Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    Gender Reveal Party Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    So you just received the ultra sound and the gender of your child in an envelope from a doctor about the sex of your baby. The next step on your list: The Party. This may very well be, one of the most important parties since your wedding. So, where do you go from start to finish?
  • Rowan Marley
    Published 3 years ago
    How To Survive the Terrible Twos

    How To Survive the Terrible Twos

    Ever since you got pregnant, you probably have heard women warn you to brace yourself for certain stages of your child's life. Newborn babies, for example, are known to drain you of sleep and patience with incessant crying. But, as bad as newborns can be, most moms will take a newborn over a child who is entering the Terrible Twos.
  • Rowan Marley
    Published 3 years ago
    Parenting Tips for Toddlers

    Parenting Tips for Toddlers

    Toddlers are not easy to handle; that's why people call this age "the terrible two's" or "the terrible three's." This is a time in your parenting career where your sanity will probably be put to the test, and to a point, many new parents might even say it's worse than the newborn stage.
  • Gail S.
    Published 3 years ago
    Life After Suicide

    Life After Suicide

    FACT: Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • corey turner
    Published 3 years ago
    5 Tips for New Parents

    5 Tips for New Parents

    Being a parent for the very first time is a scary, but thrilling challenge. Each day would be filled with something totally new as the baby grows and develop his or her very own personality.