How To Work At Home With Young Children

I’ve written a few simple rules to help you deal with the reality of working at home with young children. Your day may not go exactly like this, but at times it will probably come pretty close. 1. Start your day by telling the kids you are going to be working. Make sure you have enough time for last-minute demands, such as the urgent need to play “just one” game of Chutes and Ladders. 2. Remind kids of when they can disturb you while you work. “No, wanting a cookie is not an emergency.” “Yes, you can tell me if the cat is on fire.” 3. Remind husband of when he can disturb you while you work. “No, that’s not …

How To Use A Token Economy To Shape Your Child’s Behavior.

A token economy is a behavioral modification technique that was first used in mental institutions to reinforce and establish desirable behaviors in their patients. Today you can find token economies being used in schools, treatment programs, and some families have found its usefulness in shaping their children’s behavior. The token economy is a system in which targeted behaviors are reinforced with tokens (secondary reinforcers) and are later exchanged for rewards (primary reinforcers). Tokens can be in the form of fake money, buttons, poker chips, stickers, etc. While rewards can range anywhere from snacks to privileges/activities. To establish a token economy in your home first you must identify the behaviors you want your children to change (desirable behaviors). These behaviors could …

How To Treat Baby’s Diarrhea

If you see these signs in your baby, you must treat her by giving as much fluid as you can. You can give either breast milk or formula (if your baby is not more than 6 months old). Water and soup are other alternatives for older babies. There are also special fluids designed to replace water and salts lost during your baby’s diarrhea. According to American Academy of Pediatrics, these fluids are very useful in home management of mild to fairly severe illnesses. However, you should not prepare these fluids by yourself because you may make bad liquids for you baby, which of course can worsen her condition. You can easily get the fluids in nearby pharmacies. When should you …

How To Travel Safely With Young Children When You Rent A Car.

Holidays are meant to be relaxing, but when you’re travelling abroad with young children and need to hire a car at the airport of your destination, you should take a few moments to read the following tips in order to guarantee a safe and comfortable journey. The most important thing to bear in mind is to protect your children at any time inside and outside the car. Do not allow any exceptions just while you’re on holiday. When you book your holiday car make sure to reserve a car seat in advance. Child seats are considered additional services which are offered locally, but most car hire companies do not guarantee availability of the appropriate safety seat if this service was …

How To Throw The Best Baby Shower In 3 Easy Steps

Here’s a really simple way to throw the best baby shower possible and really wow your friends and family members. Throwing a winning baby shower shouldn’t be more work than it needs to be. However, there are 3 steps to follow to the letter to ensure that the baby shower is special for everyone involved. Sticking to these 3 steps will make sure that your baby shower goes off without a hitch and that you can sleep in peace knowing that you did everything right. 1. Use balloons to greet your guests. Get some nice balloons and attach them to the outside of your door. Humans are fantastically simple creatures that can be easily entertained by a festive atmosphere. For …

How to Tell Your Children About Divorce

Whether your divorce is amicable or contentious, when and how to tell your children can be a difficult issue. Your children may already know that there are difficulties in your home life and marriage, but you may be surprised at the level of their sophistication and knowledge about divorce. Even if they are relieved to hear that a difficult home life is about to change, do not ever underestimate the degree to which your divorce can impact your children. The adults are not alone in feeling the stress and hurt of a strained family situation. You must take special steps to insulate your children and help them through the divorce process. There is not one simple outline that provides all …

How To Teach Your Children To Cook

If you’re ready to teach your children how to cook, here are some simple tips for teaching them the basics, and giving them skills that will last them a lifetime! First of all, think safety. Any child that has to stand on a stool or chair in order to reach the stove is too young to cook. Start younger children off by letting them help set and clear the table, gathering ingredients, and stirring, mixing or adding ingredients. Next, set rules about handling knives and other sharp instruments and handling hot pans or boiling ingredients. Some parents start teaching their children to cook by showing them how to make things that don’t require cooking first, and then graduating to letting …

How To Teach Your Children To Beat Stress

We are sending our children into a future filled with stress and conflict. Parents and teachers have the responsibility to model behaviors and teach skills that will enable our children to be productive, accepting, healthy, and above all, resilient. 1. Self-understanding and acceptance Self-esteem is a realistic estimate of your own capabilities and worth. People with high self-esteem are productive, responsive, imaginative, and attentive to the needs of others. Encourage your children to develop their natural aptitudes and interests. Set them up for success. Empower them to be more responsible. 2. Adults’ understanding and acceptance Give your children regular, focused, undivided attention. This, more than anything else, communicates your unconditional love. 3. Constructive thinking We are what we think. Fill …

How to Teach Anger Management to Your Child

Most of us recognize the continuing escalation of violence around us, due to intolerance, and many of us blame it on somebody else. Parents teach their children, all the time, and when one of us displays “road rage,” while our child is in the car, we teach a brand new skill set. Although, road rage is inappropriate behavior, at any time, and can get you killed, most children who are exposed to it, will duplicate the actions of their parents, when they are old enough to drive. So the first step, is to set an example and, possibly, use some of these ideas, for yourself. Studies show that anger causes atherosclerosis, the build-up of plaques in the arteries, that is …

How to do a baby handprint poem

It can be a lot of fun creating a baby handprint poem keepsake. As it involves paint and a child it can also very quickly get very messy so be sure to do it at a place where you can easily clean up after you’re done creating the keepsakes. Before you get started you will need to find a poem that you can put place the baby hands on. There are a lot of poems available on the internet that you can borrow. Be sure to read any disclaimer or copyright information that is posted along side the poem that you choose. I always recommend that you contact the author (if possible) to make sure that it is okay to …

How to detect the symptoms of child anxiety

Children, as they say, love to play and go silly. Constantly running around, goofing his/her favorite routine, and other behaviors that we love to see in them. These manifestations say that our children are still physically and emotional fit. However, what if these little critters show unusual behavior? Feelings of restlessness, fatigue, irritability, and chronic sleep disturbances – these are the basic symptoms that your child may be experiencing child anxiety. These excessive sensations do not only happen once a while, child anxiety attacks may even last up to six months. Children, like all older human beings, experience different kinds of anxiety. Occasional feelings of fear and distress are very natural to a child’s healthy growth. However, to certain extent, …

How to Detect Autism in Child

Every parent wants the best for his or her kid, wishing only the best, good health, bright future and prosperous life to the child. But one morning it just hit you, your child is turning 3 years old next month but still remains unresponsive to you. Your child is not as interactive as other kids would usually be. ‘Could my child be autistic?’ Any parent would be alarmed. Autism may sound familiar to you. It is however important to first establish that this is not an infection or a contagious disease. This is actually a condition where the brain of the child has developed differently, resulting to certain ramifications that affected the system of the child and manifesting in the …

How to Decorate for a Baby Shower

As the host of a baby shower, the decorations will likely be one of your biggest tasks! Just because you’re the host, it doesn’t mean you need to spend hundred of dollars to have a fabulously decorated location for your loved one’s baby shower. Think in themes! Using a theme can make decorating SO much easier than if you just have a vague idea of boy or girl for decorations. Here are some simple ways you can save money on decorations. Using the baby’s nursery theme, you can incorporate your gifts for the new mom into the decorations. If the baby is going to have a Noah’s Ark, farm, or jungle themed room, you can get some stuffed animals to …

How To Create Memorable Gifts For Children

Gift giving is a time honored tradition shared by children and adults alike the world over. With time the memory of an ordinary gift will fade. One thing you can do to make a lasting impression on children is offer them a gift that is unique, memorable and out of the ordinary. You may find years after the fact that the child still speaks of your gift with fondness and affection. They may even keep it for years after they have grown. Shopping for ordinary gifts is not hard. Shopping for the extraordinary gift requires a little more thought and a small amount of effort. The long term rewards are well worth the investment in time however. So how exactly …

How To Create Amazing Baby Shower Invitations

When it comes to creating baby shower invitations, spend the extra time to do things right as the invitations really set the tone for the shower. That’s why in planning for a baby shower party, you should give significant attention to the baby shower invitation. Remember that you should always send out invitations for special occasions like baby shower. The good news is you don’t have to leave your home when shopping for quality baby shower invitation. The Internets is full of different baby shower invitations from different styles and designs, from casual to formal to elegant and cute. There is also baby shower invitation for every budget range. You can even find invitations with chocolate and candies, with the …

How To Choose Unusual / Unique Baby Names

Nowadays, fewer parents are naming their kids with traditional and classic names, trying to find a different, refreshing name for their child. Because of this, finding a really Unique baby name is becoming much harder. These are some helpful tips that we think may help you find an unusual, yet comfortable name for your child. Traditional (but Unique Baby Names): There are still the traditional ways of selecting your baby’s name. The first, of course, is using a name that has been in the family for years – perhaps the name of an aunt or uncle, or a grandparent. The other way is to browse through the Baby Names Dictionarys’ 28,000+ names to select from. Although some of the names …