Getting Your Children Excited About Church

No matter what religion you belong to, many people in today’s modern society find that their children often don’t enjoy attending Church, and some even downright dread it. Unless your everyday life is steeped in religion, children often look at attending Church as a chore that must be done. If you are trying to raise your children to believe in God and want them to learn more about your religion, it is important that they enjoy and look forward to going to Church. If children consistently view Church as an unpleasant experience throughout childhood they are more likely to stop going once they reach adulthood. Small children should be involved in a Sunday school of some type. You wouldn’t expect …

Germs in School: Protect Your Children From Cold, Flu

How much school is missed as a result of colds and the flu each year? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 22 million school days are lost annually due to the common cold. In the 2003-2004 flu season, numerous outbreaks were reported among school children, some leading to school closures, according to the American Lung Association. With all of the germs prevalent in heavily populated areas such as schools, it’s inevitable that your children will be exposed to colds and the flu. The following tips can help your children prevent catching a cold or the flu and help lessen the symptoms if they just can’t avoid catching a bug. * Teach good hygiene. Encourage your children …

After School Activity for the Hyperactive Child

ADHD refers to attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder. Most children who suffer from this disorder suffer from attention problems as well as hyperactivity. Parents of such children are well aware that inattention and hyperactivity continue throughout the day. Keeping such children busy after school hours can be as difficult as keeping them safe during the school day. The first step while choosing the right after school activity for your child is to understand how ADHD affects him. Is your child interested in sports? Is he put off by the fierce competitiveness, or does he find it hard to get along with teammates? Does your child vocalize his feelings, or is communication a problem? For a child suffering from ADHD, physical exercise is always beneficial. …

After school activity for the hyperactive child

ADHD refers to attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder. Most children who suffer from this disorder suffer from attention problems as well as hyperactivity. Parents of such children are well aware that inattention and hyperactivity continue throughout the day. Keeping such children busy after school hours can be as difficult as keeping them safe during the school day. The first step while choosing the right after school activity for your child is to understand how ADHD affects him. Is your child interested in sports? Is he put off by the fierce competitiveness, or does he find it hard to get along with teammates? Does your child vocalize his feelings, or is communication a problem? For a child suffering from ADHD, physical exercise is always beneficial. …

A Preschool Children’s Fitness Business Helps Kids Get in Shape

If you’ve always dreamed of working with children as an instructor or a motivator, then a children’s fitness business might be just the right opportunity for you. A children’s fitness business enables you to work with children and provide them with age-appropriate fitness workouts to help combat childhood obesity and to help kids learn how to stay in shape. Childhood obesity is increasing among children of all ages at an alarming rate in the United States. Even very young children, preschool ages 2 to 5, are not out of danger. Some of the contributing factors include poor diet, little or no activity, and an absence of structure when it comes to meal times. Parents are part of the solution as …

A Mother’s Journey: Educating a Gifted Child

When the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2002, my son was halfway through the first grade. Little did I know that the NCLB, which sounded like a good idea at the time, would have a ripple effect that would rob my son of a decent education. You see, my son is a gifted learner. I’m under no illusion that he’s the next Albert Einstein, but his scholastic abilities definitely outpace those of his classmates. Like many gifted kids, his social maturity doesn’t match his intellectual maturity, so he’s had challenges in his relationships with other children. Nonetheless, during first and second grade, he already knew all of the curriculum. Unfortunately, there was no …

A Tad Bit Too Shy: When Parents Needs to Help Emotionally Withdrawn Children

Parents may not be fully aware of what is happening to their children’s and their everyday activities. After coming home from work, parents usually do some household chores and prepare themselves for dinner, while their kids do their homework after arriving from school. Conversations would usually begin at dinner time, asking them questions about how their day at school was. Kids may share their quirky experiences to their parents, but teenagers would seldom do the same. Adolescents would rather keep the details to themselves, and just share random events from their school. Many parents may be unaware but high school life may be found by their children to be quite a challenge. Peer acceptance is critical for most teenagers. In …

A Child’s Love Of Learning Begins

Reading aloud may be the single most important activity parents do with their child. That’s because a child who is read to is more likely to enjoy reading and will want to learn to read. Once a child becomes passionate about reading-he or she will have the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime of learning. According to Dr. Andrea Pastorok, education psychologist for Kumon Math and Reading Centers, reading aloud stimulates the brain and serves as the foundation for literacy development. Studies show that the more a person reads, the better he or she becomes at it and students who read the most are more likely to stay in school and experience academic achievement. Dr. Pastorok recommends these tips to make …

A Business Franchise For People Who Adore Children

Are you looking for a franchise opportunity which revolves round children? Why not consider a tutoring franchise. Your business and work consists of educating children out with school hours in the basics of English, spelling, reading & mathematics. You mainly help children between the ages of six and sixteen who through no fault of their own are having learning difficulties. Maybe they have just moved school, had health problems or are just emotionally upset. You can help them get back on track by providing the education that fills their gaps. Even if you are not looking to buy a franchise but would rather start a business on your own, then this is an ideal opportunity for you if you have …

A Child Sleep Disorder Can Cause Educational Interference

Many children have sleep disorders that interrupt their lives, and those of their parents and siblings as well. A child sleep disorder can make life very difficult and interfere with the necessities of life. Parents who worry about the child sleep disorders in their family might rest assured that they are not alone. Many parents face similar problems. One of the main child sleep disorders that parents face is a child cannot sleep through the night. Most parents do not want their child to be awake in the middle of the night by themselves so this problem can affect their sleep as well. The problems with some children are just part of their makeup because they do not sleep well …

Infertility Counseling: Is It Right for You?

Infertility counseling can help most couples that are going through fertility treatment programs. There are two types of counseling that an individual or couple may be looking at for fertility assistance; emotional counseling and physical pregnancy support. Both types of counseling are an essential part of successfully navigating the world of fertility. Physical Pregnancy Help This type of help is given from your doctor or specialist. They are the people that do all the tests and give all the shots to assist you in your infertility grant request. It is their job to help grant you the wish of having a baby. The doctor’s knowledge of their specialty is an essential part of fertility support. Without the doctor and their …

Infant Sleep Aids to Benefit Mom and Her Baby Naturally

Lack of sleep are some of the most common problems parents face with their kids. Getting and keeping a child asleep at night is a major concern. Not only is the little one uncomfortable, but so are their mothers. Anyone who has ever had a young child or baby in the house is well aware of the misery that follows a sleepless night. Infants under a month old and some older babies often appreciate being swaddled. They should be snugly wrapped in a blanket for warmth and security. It can help calm a baby down and may keep her from being awakened by her own “startle reflex” at night. Establishing a predictable bedtime routine is one of the best ways …

Infant Nutrition: Give Your Baby a Healthy Start

All parents want the best for their new baby. Good nutrition allows parents to give their baby a healthy head start. Often, parents don’t think about how they can influence their infant’s health, including their infant’s immune system development through nutrition. Below are a few tips for parents to help support the development of an infant’s immune system during pregnancy and the first year. * During pregnancy: A mom should remember that what she eats affects her child before and after birth. A good source of vitamins and minerals and proper hydration will help a mom-to-be stay healthy. To support an infant’s immune system development, experts recommend that pregnant women eat protein-rich foods such as soy, lean meats and legumes …

Top 10 Inexpensive Baby Shower Gifts

Gifts at $10 and below Are you on a tight budget, but have an important baby shower that you dare not miss? Don’t worry…here are ten items that you can give as a gift, without breaking the bank. 1.Books. Buy baby board books online for less than $5 a pop (shipping included). Get discounted rates when buying on a bundle. 2.Baby Clothes. Any new Mom will appreciate a set of clothes as a baby shower gift. However, if you plan ahead, you can give the Mom-to-be toddler clothes instead of infant sets. She’ll surely appreciate the vision. Another tip is to buy off-season, while the clothes are on clearance. You can surely fit more than a piece for under $10. …

Inexpensive ideas for a baby shower.

A few guests can get together and get a big laundry basket. Place in it a long clothes line with outfits, diapers, bibs, etc. pinned to it. It can also be used as a room decoration. It has a bit of everything and something to carry it in! Baby Quilt – here is a great gift from those that love to sew and quilt. Find an alphabet quilt pattern. Each square has a letter of the alphabet on it and a picture of an object that started with that letter. It can have numbers too. Each guest can be given/sent a square before the shower and can embroider, quilt, or embellish it according to her own taste. If the quilt …

independent travellers baby boomers

Independent Baby Boomers are Now Travelers Traveling is a great way to spend your free time. If you’re quite busy with your work, you’ll find it hard to enjoy traveling to beautiful places. Many people with careers to attend to can’t seem to fit traveling in their schedule. Not all people have the opportunity to travel. One main reason is cost, and another is lack of time. Baby boomers are nearly retiring, and most travel agencies are expecting their incomes to soar higher once these boomers retire. Almost all boomers belong to wealthy families so traveling will not be a big deal to them. They can now enjoy the pleasure of traveling to different places without worrying about their jobs …