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How to Pay After School Caregivers
by rainy in 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
by pulkizine in 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
by Drift King in 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
by Xpto in 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
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How to Legally Change Your Son's Surname
by Mutilator in 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
by Matthew in 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
by Jason Terhorst in 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
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How to Teach ADHD Kids Potty Training
by afds in 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
Stickers or lollipops
Potty Chart

How to Get Infants on a Feeding Schedule
by jmccliment in 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

Gay Adoption Pros & Cons
by Russia in Parenting
Gay adoption is known as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) adoptions. Several countries around the world allow LGBT couples to adopt, however, in the United States many states restrict LGBT couples, but not individuals, from pursuing adoption. Where can LGBT adoptLGBT couples can adopt in Andorra, Belgium, Canada and Denmark, according to 365gay news. Lesbian and Gay singles can a
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History of Baby Shampoo
by rajiv in Parenting
Shampoo is a relatively recent development in personal hygiene history, and baby shampoo is even more recent. The chemistry of hair and how to clean it with shampoo, not oils, was not common knowledge until the turn of the century. Over 50 years ago, Johnson and Johnson formulated a shampoo without soap which would clean hair without irritating the eyes. This was the first baby shampoo. Time Fr

How to React to a Child's Aggressive Behavior
by DOOR3 James in Parenting
Aggressive behavior is disrespectful, inappropriate and abusive. How to react to a child's aggressive behavior depends on several issues: age of the child, cause of the aggression, degree of aggression and if it is first-time or repeat behavior. A frustrated three-year-old throwing a glass of milk on the floor for the first time is different from an argumentative 13-year-old who regularly hits her

How to Treat Children With ADHD Without Medication
by slpnshot in Parenting
It seems that today when a child will not sit still in the classroom or seems to lack the ability to keep their attention focused on one thing, the diagnosis ends with ADD or ADHD. Then, the child takes prescriptions to “control” this behavior. Perhaps the solution for this child who does not behave accordingly is due to lack of attention, structure, physical activity or even sleep. Ad

How to Counteract the Effects of Video Games on Children
by Pakistan in Parenting
A steady diet of video games affects children in many ways, according to researchers at the National Institute on Media and the Family. Some 11.9 percent of video-game players show all the symptoms of addiction, according to the institute. Excessive video-game playing leads to increased violent and aggressive behavior, declines in school performance, attention problems and social isolation. If you

What Should My Child Weigh?
by Kapishin in Parenting
Many children and teens in the United States today are overweight and at risk for related health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), calculations for a child's healthy weight range must take into account the age and height of the individual child. Healthy Weight RangePediatricians will regularly weigh and measure children.Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of

How to Promote a Healthy Relationship Between Siblings
by loki8481 in Parenting
For many parents, teaching their children to get along with one another is a daily battle. With a few simple tricks, though, you may find that you can help improve your children's relationships with one another and foster a sense of peace and belonging in your household.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Teach children safe outlets for their emotions. For instance, when a new baby arrives, it's no

How to Provide Infant & Toddler Care
by Nate Childers in Parenting
Providing infant and toddler care can be overwhelming if you are new to it. Infants and toddlers need a lot of love, care, stimulation and play because these are the years that are crucial for them to learn all about the world around them. Providing a loving, safe atmosphere, along with some stimulating toys and books, are some of the basic things you need to provide infant and toddler care.Diffic

How To Block FSH Production
by Patastroph in Parenting
Follicle stimulating hormone, or FSH, is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. This hormone stimulates the ovaries to produce follicles, which in turn produce eggs, leading to ovulation. High levels of FSH can upset this process, and some women may benefit from lowering their FSH. In many cases, however, high FSH is the symptom of a diminished ovarian reserve and not the cause of the problem.
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How to Phase Out Infant Formula Feedings
by Cornflex in Parenting
Once babies reach their first birthday, infant formula is no longer necessary and can be phased out. What was once the main source of nutrition---literally providing all of the fats, vitamins and minerals a baby's growing body requires---now gets replaced by solid foods and whole milk. But it is important to gradually transition away from infant formula over the course of a week, mixing cow's milk

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