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How to Help a Child Transition From a Change in Custody
Parenting
While children are resilient, they tend to cope better when parents provide routine, support and reassurance. This is especially true for children of divorce who experience changes in custody. Whether it's the weekly parental switch off or a new custody arrangement, here are some tips for helping a child transition from a change of custody.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Prepare your chi

How to Pay After School Caregivers
Parenting
Finding after-school child care is essential for working parents, providing the kids with a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which to spend their time once school gets out. It's less clear just how much and in what form you should pay your after-school caregiver. This payment depends on a variety of factors, including the child's age, where you live and the specific type of after-school

How to Tell Your Parents You Are Dating
Parenting
Telling your parents you are dating can be awkward, but it is important to keep them informed of important changes in your life. Your parents may set rules or guidelines for dating to protect you. Remember to always follow your parents' rules when you start a new relationship.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Talk to your parents about the person you are dating. Tell them about the person and his int

How to Talk With Children About Difficult Topics
Parenting
Talking with children about difficult topics can be challenging for adults. It can be even harder for some children to understand and communicate their thoughts and feelings about certain subjects. It is important to be patient and understanding, and to keep the lines of communication open at all times.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Have the conversation in a comfortable and know

How to Potty Train in 24 Hours
Parenting
Potty training can be a grueling process. Toddlers are resistant to potty training because they have been using a diaper their entire life. It is best to have a dialogue with children about using a toilet before they begin potty training. There are many different methods for potty training. Some people prefer the 24-hour method, which works well for older toddlers.Difficulty:Moderately Challenging

How to Legally Change Your Son's Surname
Parenting
Changing your son's surname depends to some extent on the laws of the state where you live. Because name changes are regulated by individual states, there are some variations from state to state. Most states, however, follow the same basic procedure when it comes to changing a child's name.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Complete a petition for a name change, a legal document you

How to Be Foster Parents in Indiana
Parenting
Foster parenting can be a difficult but emotionally rewarding experience. As a foster parent, you will provide a temporary home (typically 6 to 18 months) for children who are separated from their parents due to legal or protective removal. To be a foster parent in Indiana, you need to submit an application; undergo a physical exam, background check, family assessment and initial training; and rec

How to Help an Infant Get Rid of Gas
Parenting
Gas pains can cause your infant to be cranky and uncomfortable. When gas bubbles get trapped, the best way to help is to physically rub them out of your baby. A lot of the time, rubbing the belly alone can help expel the gas, but sometimes the infant will require a little more help. There are a few ways that you can provide relief and comfort for your baby and have him feeling better in no time.Di

How to Teach ADHD Kids Potty Training
Parenting
When trying to teach kids with ADHD potty training, you have to be willing to try different things until you find what works best for them. The three "P's" of potty training are persistence, patience, and practice. With the right encouragement and support, your child can be potty trained too.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Potty
Stickers or lollipops
Potty Chart
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How to Get Infants on a Feeding Schedule
Parenting
It is normal for infants to have unpredictable eating and sleeping habits. As a new mother, you may feel that your baby is constantly eating, especially in the middle of the night. You may be anxious to get your baby on a feeding schedule. Your infant's health, nutrition and emotional well-being are all significant during their first weeks of life. Part of your infant's feelings of security is k

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