Should Kids Have Cell Phones?

Should kids have cell phones? There is not a clear-cut right or wrong answer on this hotly debated subject. There are, however, advantages and disadvantages that each family should weigh for themselves and make the decision that’s best for their situation.

The advantages of kids having cell phones are as follows:

Kids can be easily reached...

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Co-Sleeping with Babies

Co-sleeping with babies, the practice of having babies share a bed with their parents, is controversial. What are the pros and cons of co-sleeping with your baby?


Co-sleeping helps parents and babies get more and better sleep than non-co-sleeping parents and babies. Babies rouse often in the night. Parents who have to get out..

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When Your Beloved Pet Dies, How Do You Tell Your Kids?

For many of us, our pets are part of our family. Loss of a treasured family member, the family pet, is profoundly heart-breaking. And explaining the death to your kids can be quite difficult as well. Death is a complex subject to process intellectually . . . add a deep layer of grief on top of that, and you have a tricky situation. How can you tell your kids that your beloved Fido or Felix has passed away?

1. Inform your kids as soon after the death as is practical. You don’t want your kids to hear about the death from a neighbor or other third party.

Soothing a Fussy Baby

Your baby is fussing. Your heart breaks to see this little one so unhappy. What can you do to soothe your fussy baby?

Determine if anything is wrong. Is baby too hot/too cold? Is his/her diaper wet or dirty? Is s/he hungry? Does s/he need to be burped? Is s/he ill? If something is wrong, correct the problem.
If baby is still fussy, then baby may need a nap. Or s/he may just need to be calmed down after feeling stressed. Try putting him/her down for a nap in a darkened, quiet room ...

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Traveling with Special Needs Children

You and your family love to travel. One of your kids has special needs to be considered. Here are some tips on traveling with kids with physical or mental disabilities.

Most U.S. travel destinations, hotels, and restaurants are required by law to accommodate disabled individuals. Wheel chair ramps, elevators, wide doorways, and other accommodations are commonly ....

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Turn off Your Cell Phones & Electronic Devices

Note to Parents and Nannies:

Your kids need to feel like they have your undivided attention when they are relating to you. They need to feel like you know them, you hear them, you value what they think and feel, and you are responsive to them. None of this can happen if your cell phone is ringing, text messages arrive, and other electronics demand your attention, interrupting ...

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Life Lessons to Teach Your Children

As a parent, you want to teach your children to be healthy, happy, productive adults. What life lessons do many parents emphasize?

Life is not always fair, but, overall, it is still good.
People are good. People may make choices that are not good, but people themselves are still good.
Do not judge people. Especially do not judge people based on age, gender, family status, social status, race, national origin, religion, health, etc.
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