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6 Harmful Effects of Divorce on Children

Unfortunately, there are harmful effects of divorce on children. Divorce affects other aspects of children’s lives, such as education and, in some cases, even health. It’s much more than the dissolution of the marriage bond. When parents are separated, it…

My Baby Always Wants To Be Held. Why?

My baby always wants to be held.  Many mothers recognize this.  Some mothers are ecstatic, and others are surprised. But why is this? At birth, a baby can’t recognize who their mother is. However, from their first breath, they instinctively…

How To Help Your Baby Sleep Better

When a baby is first born, they won’t develop a fixed sleep pattern until they’re about six months old. Until then, they’ll generally sleep every three hours and wake up crying. Naturally, you want to know what you can do…

Five Exercises to Promote Speech in Children

Although very young children don’t know how to talk, they can express themselves through crying and body language. It’s vitally important that they develop their verbal abilities, however. One way to do this is to perform some exercises to promote…

What Should I Do if My Baby Hit His Head?

“My baby hit his head and I don’t know what to do!” This is more common than you may think. Childhood is the time when babies take the most risks. This is very concerning for the parents. Since we can’t control every…

Four Tips for Talking to Your Teenager

Talking to your teenager isn’t easy. Generally, parents have trouble communicating with their children at this age simply because they “speak entirely different languages.” However, you have to be as patient as possible.

6 Characteristics of Absent Parents

Absent parents are those who are unable to connect emotionally with their children. There are many reasons for this, and it’s psychologically complex to determine them. A parent can provide the necessary food, clothing, a safe home, and give all the…

Should you Wake Your Baby for Feedings?

Should you wake your baby for feedings? Many parents wonder whether they should their babies up to feed them or not. If you’re a new mother or father, you’ve probably already asked yourself this question many times. You don’t have to…

Four Reasons Why Late Bedtimes are Bad for Kids

Getting good quality sleep is no less important than nutrition for children’s overall development. Although this may seem obvious, many people don’t give a second thought to their children’s sleep schedules and their late bedtimes. Our modern lifestyle has influenced…

Are Children Really The Reflection of Their Parents?

You might worry over the saying “children are the reflection of their parents.” After all, your children are like sponges: they absorb everything they see and hear. As such, it’s important that everything that happens at home benefits their upbringing…

Toxic Families and Their Characteristics

Toxic families are like small islands that consist of a home full of conflict, orders, and dysfunction that affects all family members. We know that the term “toxicity” is very commonly used these days. After all, we’ve all heard and used…

Mistakes Parents Make When Their Children Disobey Them

Raising very small children isn’t at all easy. Therefore, it’s not uncommon to fall into the trap of certain mistakes parents make when their children disobey them. Responsibilities and stress cause parents to become easily infuriated when faced with unruly children. Often, their…