Nanny to the Rescue
America's nanny offers a large dose of healthy parenting advice with secrets for raising happy, secure, and well-balanced babies and toddlers.
Babies don't come with instructions. And since today's parents are so overwhelmed with schedules and demands, they have little time to bone up on their parenting skills. Often removed from grandparents and relatives who in times past lived next door or just down the street, they have no one to guide them through the disorienting world of raising children. Enter Nanny to the Rescue! Michelle LaRowe, 2004 International Nanny Association "Nanny of the Year," gives her tried and true solutions to childcare. Her expertise with chapters titled "Who's the boss?" and "Discipline is not a four letter word" gives confidence to parents who need specific ideas for real day-to-day problems. A proud member of Christian Nannies, Michelle offers foundational truths sure to help encourage moms and dads.
Nanny To the Rescue Again
Faced with multiple choices regarding school, friends, and activities coupled with the ever-widening influence of the outside world, parents of 6-12 year olds need help. America's nanny is back to offer a large dose of healthy parenting advice with secrets for raising happy, secure, and well-balanced children.
|Parenting Books That Work! By Sharon Scott |
10 keys to Developing Your Childs Genius
Would you like your child to be the best that he can be - to
achieve his maximum potential? Imagine how successful your
child can be with a brilliant mind, lightening fast learning
skills, an accurate, lasting memory, creativity and problem
solving skills of a genius. Here are 10 keys to developing your
1. When Should I Start?
Start immediately. Do you have a newborn? Excellent time to
start. Do you have a teenager? It is not too late! There are
many things you can teach your teenager, that will increase his
chances of success in life, as well as improve your relationship
with him. Many of these things are never taught in school!
2. Make it Fun
Learning is fun! If you observe little children at play, you
will notice that by playing, they are actually performing
research of the toy they are playing with. When they feel that
they have learned all that they can learn from the toy, they
toss it aside and look for a new one. If you make learning fun ,
your child will develop the love of learning.
3. You Are Your Child's Natural Teacher
As a parent, you are your child's natural teacher. No matter how
many teachers your child has in school or outside of school, you
are his first and most important teacher. Your child learns from
you the most important things in life. Make sure to take
advantage of this fact to teach your child important lessons.
4. Don't Keep Your Child Behind
We all underestimate the ability of children to learn. A newborn
cannot speak yet, so we don't know how much and how fast he can
learn. Young children are dependant on us to provide the
learning materials to them. It is important to realize, that a
child learns a language in his first year of life! This is a
huge achievement, as everyone who has tried to learn a second
At the time a child starts speaking, single words at first and
then whole sentences, he already understands a vast majority of
things that are said to him. His mastery of the language is
already much better than he can demonstrate by talking.
At the core of this incredible ability to learn a language, is
the skill of pattern recognition. This skill is also important
in reading, music and many other areas.It is wise to take
advantage of this incredible skill to teach the young child as
much as we can.
5. Let Your Child Lead the Way
Children are interested in different subjects at different
periods of time. Expose your child to many subjects, and let
your child show you what he enjoys most, what he is interested
in most. Then you can explore and research that particular
subject. It is much easier to teach your child a subject that he
is interested in, that one that he is not.
When you are "working" with your child on the subject of his
choice, you can relate many other subjects to it. For examply,
if your child is interested in trains, you can study about the
history of trains, about the physics of trains and how they
function, geography - study a map and look at train tracks in
different geographical areas, Mathematics - related to trains,
and much more.
6. Children Hate to be Tested
When you explore and research with your child, or teach him a
subject, never test him to find out if he learned. Trust that he
is learning, and keep going. You don't have to worry whether your
child is learning or not, the only thing you have to worry about
is whether you are able to keep his interest. As long as he is
interested - he is learning!
7. Children Learn Fast
Children learn so much faster than we think. If you don't move
fast enough, you lose your child's interest. Teaching too slowly
and repetition create bordom, and bordom is the enemy of
Again - let your child lead the way. If your child is ready to
move to a new subject or a new concept - follow his lead.
8. Confidence and Self Esteem
Confidence and self esteem are most important to your child's
success. As you know, even the most talented, intelligent
person, if he doesn't believe in himself, will never attempt to
take on a challenging assignment or a challenging position. This
can be hazardous to his career and success.
Praise your child often. Honest and sincere praise will do
wonders for your child's confidence. Never criticize. Make it a
habit at the end of the day, before your child goes to bed, to
review his achievements and successes. Notice even the smallest
9. Goal Setting
Teach your child to set goals early on. No matter what your
child's age, you can start the day talking about the plan for
the day, and the goals you would like to achieve that day. When
your child is ready, you can start setting weekly goals, monthly
goals and yearly goals. Make a plan to achieve these goals, and
make sure your child knows that the plan is flexible and can
10. It's OK to Make Mistakes
Make sure your child knows that it's OK to make mistakes.
Mistakes are learning opportunities, they are feedback about
what works and what doesn't. You will never make mistakes if you
never attempt to try and achieve anything. This realization leads
to a stronger confidence.
As a parent, you have the ability to contribute to your child's
future, to help your child achieve his maximum potential. But
don't wait! The earlier you start - the better your child's
chance to achieve brilliance and explosive success.
For the last 26 years, Esther Andrews has studied, researched
and practiced the ways to develop a child's intelligence. She
served as the principal of the School for Gifted Education for 5
years. As a result of this experience, she developed her own
method and philosophy, that proved to be extremely successful
with her own 2 highly gifted children.
In her Ezine, Ebooks and seminars, she shares her experience and
knowledge with other parents, who are interested in providing the
best for their children.
Visit us at http://www.all-gifted-children.com.
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Reincarnation: Sacred Children Series - 1 of 3
Many years ago, my children were raised on the various teachings and concepts of "magic" as I was studying different religions and spiritual beliefs. I had come across many metaphysical teachings woven throughout most of the different religions. It was very important to me that they stay authentic and real. I didn't want them to ever allow anyone to convince them to be something other than the beautiful souls they already were. They took to the metaphysical teachings quite easily and naturally. Often they already knew whatever it was I had thought I was going to teach them.
Every Mom Worries
Sitterphobe "I never have a second to myself," this mother tells you (and tells you and tells you). You agree, judging by her slightly frazzled demeanor, that she could use a break. Maybe a trip to the gym. A date with her husband. Time to herself. So you recommend the great babysitter you've found. She responds with one of those "but-I-love-my-children" looks. And says something like: "Nobody can care for a child as well as her own mother."
Empty Nest Syndrome
Paula's last child had just gone off to college and Paula was struggling with a deep inner emptiness. While she knew this day was coming, she was not really prepared for the intense hollowness that welled up within. After all, she had a life of her own. Her work as an occupational therapist, which she had gone back to after all her three children were in school, was fulfilling to her. She was fortunate in having been able to schedule her time to be home when her children came home from school so she could take them to their various activities. Paula had been a loving and devoted mother and was very proud of her children. She had been looking forward to this time for herself and her husband, but now that it was here, Paula felt lost.
Public Schools --- Why On Earth Do We Need Them?
From the time the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 until the 1850s, most parents taught their children to read at home or sent their children to small private or religious grammar schools. Education was voluntary and local governments did not force parents to send their children to state-controlled schools. Yet, literacy rates in colonial America were far higher than they are today.
Stay at Home Mom You Need to Raise Cowboys
Now I know that is not how the song goes, I have had cousins from central Texas drag me to Gilley's to listen to that song live and they sang every word without missing a beat. So no emails about the title, please.
Understanding The Report
"No thank you. Don't bother to send me the report about the testing results. I won't understand it anyway. I'll just listen at the meeting."
Nothing Like a Mothers Love
Travel is a common theme in my life -- probably started with the family vacation we took every year when I was young. But in all my travels, I have seen another universal theme, a common symbol of unity, love and Peace.
Give Your Child the Gift of Self-Esteem
Much has been said about the "gifted child" but in truth every child is born with unlimited potential. As expressed so well by Orison Marden:
Teaching Respect And Values In Todays Society
The girl's jaw dropped in horror as the police officer spoke
Parenting Skills - Five Ways To Turbo-Boost Your Confidence
The 'phone conversation had nothing at all to do with
parenting - but it made me think . . .
Summer Marks the Time to Remember Active Supervision Around Family Swimming Pools
LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2005) - With Memorial Day weekend, and summer fast approaching, EMS, first responders, and water safety advocates, are bracing for the unthinkable ? the unfortunate drowning accidents in backyard swimming pools that annually claim the lives of nearly 500 children under the age of five, and an estimated 2,800 "near-drowning" incidents.1
One Definition of Success
As parents, we want our children and teens to grow up and "be successful." But what "being successful" means depends on our definition of "success" in the first place. Obviously "success" means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Our definition of success has become "The Progressive Realization of Moral, Virtuous, or Godly Goals."
Public-School True Believers with a Mission
One reason public schools get away with educational failure, year after year, is because they are run by school officials who passionately believe in what they are doing. As the great English writer C. S. Lewis wrote, "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
The ADD Child: Challenging Parents, Teachers and Friends
The ADD child exhibits a series of behaviors that are common in most children. Most children misbehave, act silly and day dream. So what, then, is the difference? The child with Attention Deficit Disorder exhibits these behaviors in a constant and extreme manner, often interfering with their academic, social and family interactions.
Growing Good People
At age seven months in the womb, humans begin language coordination in response to what they hear through the mother's belly wall. Some 52 muscles learn to respond to the various phonemes (a basic language sound like 'b' in boy and 'm' in man) of the language surrounding that belly. There are also studies showing that the emotional state of the parent imprints as do things like music and other environmental conditions. Nutrition, drug use and pollution spill right through directly to the fetus via the placenta and umbilical cord. Parenting begins way before the bassinet.
How to Create an Emotional Bond with Your Child
One of the most powerful tools that parents have for raising their children is the natural emotional bond that exists between them and their child. Children who feel close to their parents will have a strong desire to obey them. No child with this type of connection to his parents will want to risk hurting that connection by disobeying them. When such a relationship exists, the mere look of dissatisfaction on the face of a parent will usually be enough to curb inappropriate behavior. This bond is so strong and so potent that it lasts even through adolescence when most of the disciplinary tools at our disposal are ineffective. Often, it is the only tool we have in guiding our teenage children. Parents who do not have such a connection with their children have lost a vital resource necessary for successful parenting.
Kids Party Etiquette for Parents
Ever feel like you're out of the loop when it comes to the unspoken rules of kids party etiquette?
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) for Teen Drivers
Drivers 16 years of age have little driving experience, putting them at high risk for traffic accidents. A series of five research papers published in a September 2002 supplement of Injury Prevention addresses reducing this risk. The papers introduce and make a case for graduated driver licensing (GDL), the system of laws and practices that gradually introduce young drivers into the driving population.
Top 5 Characteristics of Good Leadership to Instill in Our Home School Children
I am sure that this list can be jogged and added and taken away or all of the above, after being in the presence of several true leaders these are the ones that stuck out in my mind. Our home schooled children can be given a greater chance to make a diference in the world if the are leaders in mind, instead of following others blindly. I made it simple on purpose to give home school parents a chance to incorporate some of these attributes in their curriculum and then we can all live in a better world. - each one teach one -
A Minute Can Turn into Hours for the Child of a Work-at-Home Mom
In theory, working at home is an ideal situation. But in reality, it's difficult to balance the needs of your family with the needs of your clients.