Being a stay-at-home parent is hard enough…how do people balance full-time jobs AND kids at the same time?
There are so many things new parents may not know about balancing work, life, and kids. Kids may be that tipping point, but a balance CAN be achieved. You just need to know a few things first.
Laura T. Coffey of TODAYMoms gives ten things no one told you about work-life balance with kids. Here are a few… More »
Becoming a new mom is something exciting and rewarding. Knowing that you’re about to raise another human being into this world can be scary, but that’s where the excitement lies. You never know what to expect.
Other moms have probably told you what to expect, both the goods and the bads about being a new mom.
Among all the advice that you’ve gotten, here are 3 things you should ignore, as written in Babies Online… More »
With all the concern that surrounds kids and unhealthy eating, it’s important that you realize there are much better alternatives out there.
Here’s one of them…
This is a recipe from ParentDish.com that can be a substitute for junk food like potato chips. In 20 minutes these pita chips will have your kids snacking and smiling. More »
Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University in Atlanta and author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future, believes that technology is to blame for the downfall of intelligence in today’s Generation Y.
Bauerlein argues that…
If you go into a room of strangers, you don’t know how to relate. You can’t replicate your IM habits. It closes people off from a wider engagement with the world.
On the other hand, director of the Center of Aging at University of California, Los Angeles believes that technology “teaches our brain a different way of processing things,” and that it’s not necessarily making us dumber.
I personally think that there are some disadvantages to technology, but the goods greatly outweigh the bads. Technological advances in the medical field, for example, are helping scientists expedite certain processes that used to take weeks or months.
What do you think? Is technology making us dumber?
‘Dumbest Generation’? Professor Blames Technology [USA Today]
Jamie Oliver won the 2010 Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) award with his vision that diet habits in kids can be changed in the home and at school.
I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.
Diet-related diseases are the biggest killers in the U.S. today. But these diseases are entirely preventable, as Oliver repeats in his talk over and over again.
In watching the video below, you will learn…
- How often Americans die as a result of the food they eat
- How much children’s lives are shortened by diet habits
- How to teach kids about food at home and in schools.
Oliver believes that we are all capable of making real, tangible change in the way we feed our children. Do you believe?
Watch the video and tell us what you think!
Jamie Oliver’s TED Talk: How We’re Killing Our Kids With Bad Food [Barking Robot]
Waves of panic seem to rise when it comes to parenting…
The smallest things that would normally be insignificant suddenly become the biggest problems.
That’s natural. That’s understandable. You want everything to run smoothly because you want the best for your kids. But somehow nothing seems to be right.
Guess what? You and your kids will make it! Shara Lawrence-Weiss from Examiner.com sheds some light on 10 things you and your kids will get through. It’s not the end of the world if… More »
Colleges across the country are admitting fewer students each year. College tuition is increasing as well. For example, there is a 32% increase in tuition where I attend school. Some students have dropped out simply because they don’t have enough money to pay for college. And many high schoolers are reconsidering their post-high school plans…
I am a firm believer that kids should get a college education, but it wouldn’t hurt to think about holding off college for a year or so.
RadicalParenting.com gives some reasons why…
- Getting a job or an internship to save up money could help pay for college tuition, and is a great way to build work experience
- Perhaps in pursuing other routes after high school your kids will find something they want to do, like join a non-profit organization
- Passion comes from learning about oneself. In taking the time to realize his or her passion, your child may be on his or her way to something a textbook won’t be able to teach
For 5 more reasons why it’s worth it to reconsider the college route right after high school, check out the link below.
How has the changing times affected your kids’ post-high school routes? Is your son or daughter going straight to college, or doing something else? Tell us about it in the comments below!
8 Reasons to Support Your Child in Taking an Alternative Post-High School Route [Radical Parenting]
Slang is something many of you may never get used to, because slang evolves just like everything else that surrounds your children these days.
But it wouldn’t hurt for you to recognize some of the slang that your kids may be using and see how slang has changed over the years.
Vanessa Van Petten of Radical Parenting traces slang words through the decades.
For example, where did the slang word “sick” come from? More »
With the bad economy, the increase in tuition fees, and the lack of jobs, it wouldn’t be surprise if your kids don’t turn out to be the happiest kids in the world.
Although you can’t really control what happens outside of your family, as parents you can at least raise happy children. What happens next is up to your kids.
But let’s start with some of the ways you can help raise your children to be healthy ones… More »
Families.com believes that while technology today is useful, it makes it hard for people to relate to each other.
And when it comes to you and your kids, not being able to relate to one another is detrimental to the parent-child relationship.
You can’t fight the changing times. Well, you can, but you’d be fighting a losing battle from the start. Technology is alive and well and it is immortal. Resisting it isn’t the answer. You need to work with it.
If you feel that technology makes it hard for your kids to relate to others, the solution isn’t to ban cell phones and the Internet. The truth is, your kids will, sooner or later, find a way to weave technology into their lives.
But as a parent, what you can do is set a limit on how much technology can be used around the house. Limit the number of texts your kids can send a month, and the hours they can spend on the computer doing non-homework activities.
You can’t get rid of technology, but you can enforce some rules when it comes to using it.
How do you feel about technology? Do you think it’s a bad thing? Or should we embrace it?
Technology Makes it Hard to Relate [Families.com]