1. About Blending Families

    Blending Families; Blended families, step-parents and remarriage present challenges; 1. Post divorce, people need to give themselves and their children time to adjust to a new life. This includes adjusting to Step-Parents. Accustomed to living with both biological parents under o…Read More

  2. Body Safety, Protect children from Sexual Exploitation

    Body Safety; Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation 1. Invite your child to be Open with You. Let your child know they can tell you if anyone touches them in any way that makes them feel uncomfortable (even areas not covered by the bathing suit)—no matter who the person is, …Read More

  3. -PARENTING POINTS-

    Parenting Points; Hurrying, Stress, Children & Teens Hurried children will become highly stressed teenagers, and highly stressed teenagers may become emotionally troubled adults. The hurriedness comes from not having enough time to do all that needs to be done. Their days are…Read More

  4. -PARENTING POINTS-

    The ABC’s of Attachment As described by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. See book review; Parenting From The Inside Out. Attunement-Aligning your own internal state with those of your children. Often accomplished by the contingent sharing of nonverbal signals, trust increases. Balance-yo…Read More

  5. Attachment Parenting

    The ABC’s of Attachment As described by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. See book review; Parenting From The Inside Out. Attachment Parenting; Attunement-Aligning your own internal state with those of your children. Often accomplished by the contingent sharing of nonverbal signals, trust…Read More

  6. -PARENTING POINTS-

    Comfort your child Apologize if your behavior is inappropriate Practice good self-care Become attuned to your child so he/she attaches well; //www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=5582162179534098454&gid=1449207&type=member&item=98907003&articleURL=htt…Read More

  7. Good Parenting

    There are many important principles to use in Good Parenting. In this article I am focusing on principles related to Attachment Styles. In the book Parenting Inside Out, Dr. Dan Siegel teaches us a great deal about becoming better parents, developing healthy attachment and teachi…Read More

  8. -PARENTING POINTS-

    Managing Stress Identify what we are responsible for, focus on these 5 areas and strive to let go of concerns that are out of your hands. What you think, feel, say, do and need. Under this umbrella, let’s explore our spiritual, physical and emotional lives. 1. Spiritual-Involve…Read More

  9. -PARENTING POINTS-

    If you suspect or know that your child is being victimized, abused or bullied,  here are some pointers you may consider://www.cnn.com/2012/10/23/health/bullying-suicidal-thoughts/index.html?hpt=he_c2 Let your child know that it is okay to feel afraid, upset, and anxious – your…Read More

  10. Crucial needs of children

    CRUCIAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN; Need to Feel Respected Treat children with courtesy, consideration, and esteem. Treating children as individuals with respect, this teaches them how to treat others well. When children are treated without respect, they often think that something is wron…Read More

  11. -PARENTING POINTS-

    This book is a great resource for those planning to have children, and for parents. The authors contend that how you make sense of your childhood experiences has a profound effect on how you parent your own children. As a result of reading this book, parents who had difficult chi…Read More