Communicating With Your Child During Times Of Stress – Parents Article

As many parents’ balance working from home, helping their children with distance learning, and trying to meet everyone’s basic needs, communication skills can sometimes suffer under the weight of managing it all. It’s important—especially during times of stress—to give special attention to how we communicate with our children. Here, there, everywhere! There are a lot of important things demanding your attention right now. You may have virtual work meetings or deadlines; multiple children with their own virtual class meetings; a…

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Try This to Keep Your Kids From Killing Each Other in Quarantine – Parenting Twins Article

If you have multiple children, especially twins, being in quarantine can feel even more endless. The days run together, the arguments are never-ending, it seems like we all are losing our minds. Hopefully, that’s not just me… In our 1,500 square foot house, we have an 8-year-old daughter, 6-year-old son, and 4-year-old boy/girl twins. It’s a lot of togetherness, let me tell you. Week 1 was a nice break from life with lots of puzzles and book reading snuggles. Week…

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Sex Education and Talking To Your Child – Parents Article

Is NOW the time to talk to my child about sex education and relationships? How can we use this time living in such close proximity to really understand close relationships? We enlist the help of Amy Forbes-Robertson from It Happens Education for advice on how to broach the topic of intimacy and relationships in general, and the detail we should be looking to include in our explanations. Amy’s list of recommended resources: Brilliant Questions About Growing Up Amy Forbes-Robertson, It…

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Three Spiritual Truths That Empower Children – Help for Anxiety Part 2 – Parents Article

An understanding of how God made a person can provide extremely helpful tools for managing anxiety. The following truths alone, or in combination, can have a powerful effect on a child’s emotional state. Spiritual solutions for emotional challenges usually provide the deepest change. One problem, however, is that some children reject spiritual truth or are reluctant to embrace what God has to say about their emotions. Their spirituality quotient is low and integrating God into their practical lives is difficult.…

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How to Host a Virtual Zoom Playdate When Kids Are Stuck Indoors – Parenting Twins Article

In the time of the Coronavirus, parents all over the world are searching for ways to keep their kids’ spirits up while having to practice social distancing. Although visiting friends is a big no-no right now, there is a solution to at least allow your kids to “get together” and socialize: ZOOM. Zoom Meeting is a video conferencing computer program/app that will allow your kids to meet up with their friends over their devices. Learn how to host a zoom…

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How to Help Your Twins Develop Their Own Unique Identity — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

Twins will always share a special bond, no matter how it might seem at times to their parents. For many parents of twins, there is a tremendous amount of pressure to raise two well-rounded individuals with their own unique personalities. But when they have this natural bond, what can you do as a parent?  Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do to help each kid become their own unique personality.  It sure is cute to have two little…

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Tips for Homework Success – Parenting Now! – Parents Article

It’s the middle of the school year—there are more hours of daylight; the weather is starting to warm up (ever so slightly); and the weekends and after-school hours are starting to fill up with spring sports on the horizon. Your child’s homework might be the last thing on your mind. If you and your child have fallen into a rut when it comes to working on homework, read on to get tips for developing a good homework routine that will…

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Why I’m Not Giving Social Media Access to My Kids – Parenting Twins Article

In episode 74 of the Twiniversity Podcast, Nat chats with twin mom Dani Parris about why she decided to not allow her 12-year-old son and 6-year-old boy/girl twins to have social media access or tablets. Click below to stream the podcast directly on this post, or click here to subscribe and download to your phone on iTunes. Please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts to help other twin parents find us! Today’s podcast is sponsored by Table for…

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Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles – Parents Article

I love Chapter 14 of this book because it is about balancing boundaries and independence, which is something I think as parents we are always riding the line between, no matter what the age of our children. Part of boundaries and setting limits, particularly for toddlers and onward could be to offer two small choices (either one acceptable), follow through on the choices (I can hold you if you sit quietly or I can put you down), and then be…

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Beige is Better: What I Learned from a Kid’s Fashion Trade Show – Parents Article

I recently attended Playtime, a kid’s and baby’s fashion trade show for small buyers in NYC. It was full of overwhelming cuteness, mostly from Europe. I know very little about how the children’s fashion world functions in comparison to the adult fashion world, but one thing was clear, they are primarily concerned with appealing to parents. The most popular way to do that is to promote the natural, organic, healthy, clean, fair trade, and ethically produced (choose your adjective) nature…

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