Parenting

Unwanted anniversary – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The way forward is sometimes difficult under foot. Another storm is heading our way. Storm Jorge. The world news is grim and unremittingly depressing. Definitely no solace at school. Son scored 14 out of 15 in his Drama spelling test. The one he got wrong was Unferth. Unferth is a warrior who opposes Beowulf. It’s not a word he’s likely to use much in life. I am so pleased with son. I wouldn’t have got 14 and I’m not dyslexic.…

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Intermittent Fasting. Weight-Loss Fad Or Panacea? – Single Dad, Parents Article

Four score and seven Christmases ago.  Or was it only seven as I probably wouldn’t remember anything prior to my birth?  I went to the house of my Aunt and Uncle who have had a very successful career in real estate.  Up in the hills of . . . ok maybe I won’t say but you get the idea of the house in the hills . . . I came with my daughter and the person soon to become my…

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Hanging on – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

After all the bad weather. The floods. The driving rain. The damaging winds. After three storms. Conditions which have proved too much for the early daffodils. The snowdrops are still hanging on. They are truly wonderful little delicate flowers. Hanging on applies to the humans as well. Son’s anxiety levels are definitely spiking now. He is returning to the outside world after 10 days of safety within the confines of his house and garden. Days of not needing to build…

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How to Get Ready for Summer Camp – Parents Article

If summer camp is in the future for your child, spring is the perfect time to start planning and preparing! Whether your kids are interested in day camp or sleep-away camp, there’s no denying the educational and social benefits summer camps can have. However, some kids find it easier to adjust to the new routine than others. For children returning to a camp they’ve attended in the past, the process can be exciting! They’re looking forward to seeing old friends,…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 7 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{February 9 – February 15} Avoiding… the grocery store with what Josh called top level avoidance skills (thankyouverymuch) by spending Sunday making tortillas, banana bread and homemade bread, all from scratch, simply so I wouldn’t have to go to the grocery store until Monday.  Haha!Reading… Long Bright River, Terilingua Teacher and Wait Till Helen Comes.  I’m listening to Long Bright River on audio, and it is captivating.  It reminds me of the latest season (Season 20) of Intervention that I…

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For The Love Of Drawing – Single Dad, Parents Article

Sometimes, I enjoy something so much in life, I have to go back a second, third, and fourth time just to get all of the appreciation I can from it.  With some things, I never stop appreciating them.  For me, I would have to say going to a “mini art school” where they teach me to draw some of my favorite cartoon characters has to rank up there among the best of my all-time experiences.  This only points out the…

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Raising A Multiracial Family: A Conversation With Keia Jones-Baldwin – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email Today we’re kicking off Season 17 of the Honestly Adoption Podcast and we couldn’t be more excited. We have so many amazing, talented, and wise guests lined up. You’re going to be challenged and inspired! Recently, Mike and Kristin sat down with Keia Jones-Baldwin from Raising Cultures to talk about raising a multiracial family, the ups and downs of parenting, her brand new podcast, and the ever so fun experience of dealing…

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Trends That Will Affect Parents In 2020 – Parents Article

Kids behavior has witnessed a major change over the years, more so in the last couple of years. There has been a massive shift in their awareness and exposure leading to higher demands and better answers. With time, parents have evolved too! So let’s talk about the trends that affect parents! The challenges of a parent today are manifold, and it includes everything, right from cognitive, social and emotional development of a child to technology. The year 2020 will see…

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The talk… – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

As parents, we know that this moment is coming.  In fact, I remember joking about it in the delivery room, staring into the adoring eyes of my eldest as I held her in one hand. Now, nine and a half years later, that moment has arrived. She’s noticed her body changing and the bodies of her friends. Her mother has also attempted to impose a preparedness kit on me, that consists of chocolates and cuddles. Niceties aside, I recognised that a growing…

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What Children Really Need to Succeed in School… and Life (with Rick Ackerly) – Parents Article

Nationally recognized educator and author Rick Ackerly joins Janet to discuss how parents can foster an environment that helps children thrive in school and in life. Like Janet, Rick’s own experience and interactions with thousands of kids have proven to him that children learn best in their own time, and in their own surprising ways. Rick and Janet discuss how parents can reduce their own anxieties about what and how quickly their children are learning and ultimately enjoy and appreciate…

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