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How To Buy Baby Equipment?

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Thursday 10 September 2015 9:51 am

If you are planning to buy baby products and equipments, you would be surprised to see a plethora of websites offering discounted deals from some of the most trusted names in the world of baby care. However, it is important for you to trust only the best when it comes to buying baby equipment online.

How To Buy Baby Equipment

Here are some tips for you to buy baby equipments and products:

  • It is always better to prepare a wish list of essential and non-essential items so that you know what exactly to buy and in what quantity.
  • It is important for you to read unbiased reviews, feedback, testimonials, and forum comments online before you decide to buy online.
  • If you see a good offer, it is best to buy in bulk if it sees a wise decision to you.
  • It is important for you to plan ahead so that you can take complete advantage of specials and other offers.
  • It is always important for you to read the shipping, reshipping, refund, and cancelation policies so that you know what to expect and how to deal with things just in case they go wrong.
  • Always read the full product page and have a clear idea about the time it will take to get the order delivered.
  • Do not trust a website if it does not facilitate safe and secure payments.
  • Always compare products and services before make the payment. This way, you would not be missing out on a good deal.
  • A reputed online shopping portal that specializes in baby care equipment would provide different communication channels like email, phone, or live chat. If you have any doubt, you should feel free to have a word with them before making a purchase. After all, you want nothing but the best for your child and an informed decision would go a long way in making this happen.

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Fathers Biologically Attuned To Their Children When Sleeping Nearby

Posted by Brad Duchaine | Raising Your Child | Wednesday 3 June 2015 4:31 am

New research from the University of Notre Dame has revealed that fathers who sleep near their children experience a drop in testosterone. Previous research from humans and other species suggests that this reduction might make men more responsive to needs of their children and help them emphasize on the demands of parenthood.

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In a recent study, Notre Dame Anthropologist Lee Gettler disclosed that close sleep proximity (on the same sleeping surface) between fathers and their children results in lower testosterone compared to fathers who sleep alone.

“Human fathers’ physiology has the capacity to respond to children,” Gettler says. “Our prior research has shown that when men become fathers, their testosterone decreases, sometimes dramatically, and that those who spend the most time in hands-on care — playing with their children, feeding them or reading to them — had lower testosterone. These new results complement the original research by taking it one step further, showing that nighttime closeness or proximity between fathers and their kids has effects on men’s biology, and it appears to be independent of what they are doing during the day.”

“There are so many intriguing possibilities here for future research: Why do fathers have lower testosterone when they sleep very close to their children? Does it reflect human fathers’ roles in our evolutionary past? How much do fathers vary in their nighttime care when their kids are close by? How does co-sleeping change fathers’ sleep architecture when we know that co-sleeping increases mothers’ arousals and mothers sync to their infants’ sleep patterns,” says Gettler.

“Testosterone is a hormone that frequently is a part of public discourse, but the false idea that ‘manliness’ is exclusively driven by testosterone often dominates the conversation. There is growing evidence that men’s physiology can respond to involved parenthood — something that was long thought to be limited to women. This suggests to us that active fatherhood has a deep history in the human species and our ancestors. For some people, the social idea that taking care of your kids is a key component of masculinity and manliness may not be new, but we see increasing biological evidence suggesting that males have long embraced this role.”

The study will appear in the September 5 issue of the journal PLoS ONE.

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Awareness About Concussions In Children Raised By Lawmakers

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Thursday 30 April 2015 4:09 am

According to a leading doctor in sports medicine, the bigger the play the bigger the thrill in sports, but that big hit can come with a big risk.

Dr. Cynthia Labella, medical director of the Institute of Sports Medicine at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago said that, “I can say that about 50% of those injuries are concussions.  I see on average every week between 10 and about 15 new concussions.”

Concussions can result in problems that include irritability, memory loss, and depression. In rare cases, those problems can lead some athletes, like former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson, to take their own lives.

“He was exposed to repetitive hits to the head.  He described the suffering to me and my family in a letter he left to us prior to taking his own life,” said Tregg Duerson, Dave’s son.

Awareness About Concussions In Children Raised By Lawmakers

Chicago state senator Kwame Raoul said that,”it’s also about how you return to the classroom and how you accommodate for the fact that somebody who’s suffered such an injury is impacted in the classroom.”

Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, has authored legislation that would raise awareness about sports concussions. “This is something that is desperately needed in high school, elementary and grade schools,” said Rep. Ben Arredondo, D-Tempe, who signed on to Crandall’s bill as a primary sponsor.

Under the proposed bill, starting in 2016, anyone hosting a youth athletic activity would be required to offer an annual statement regarding concussions to their athletes and parents or guardians. This statement would include information addressing the signs and symptoms, the proper protocol for returning an injured athlete back to play, the means of obtaining proper medical care, and the dangers of concussions.

Jennifer Loredo, a government relations consultant for the Arizona Education Association, which supports the bill, said the measure would also protect coaches when student athletes are pushing to get back in the game. “If a student was to encounter a hard hit … we believe that coaches are already pulling them out,” she said. “This is just an extra mechanism to raise awareness so coaches are looking for what might be head trauma.”

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Should Your Children Watch Animated Movies-Benefits Of Reading Comics

Posted by Brad Duchaine | Raising Your Child | Monday 22 December 2014 9:48 am

If your child is deeply in love with comic characters and you feel that reading comics will do no good, it is time for you to check your facts.

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Comic books are a great source of inspiration, courage, teamwork, integrity, strong ethical values, passion, love for the motherland, and inspiration. Aren’t these the qualities you would like to develop in your child? We bet you want them.

    Not only this, your child can learn so many positives from watching animated movies that will otherwise take years to develop. Creative inspiration from cartoon movies like Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story have encouraged many hidden creative people from showcasing their skills to the world at large. Indeed, the world is becoming more and more creative with every passing day and a big chunk of this glory lies with those animated movies that you have been blaming.

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The level of art appreciated by comics has the ability to draw us in and take us to a wondrous and stunning world of intrigue and adventure. Since children can easily relate to fun expressed through the medium of comic books, you should be actually happy that your child has find a smart way to keep himself or herself busy in the present-day world of immediate gratification.

You cannot deny the fact that there is nothing wrong to watch animated movies that help your child learn a few good things. After all, what can be better for your child to watch than the good guys saving the world and the day by fighting hard against the evil? The teamwork, enthusiasm, passion, and everything that go for producing state-of-the-art animated movies these days are phenomenal to say the least. Remember, planting the right seeds (of courage, moral values, and honesty) is indeed the right beginning and comics have always shown us that there is always a better and different way to look at this beautiful world in the midst of the evil forces, the mad scientists, and the kryptonite.

Next time you see your kids reading a comic book and watching an animated movie, take some time out to read the book or watch the movie with them and you will definitely feel that you made the right decision by not stopping them. There is no age to read, learn, and have some fun from reading comics and watching animated movies, right?

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Online Tutoring Improves Pass Rates Of Students

Posted by Brad Duchaine | Raising Your Child | Thursday 27 November 2014 4:32 am

Research studies in the last few years have demonstrated that the pass rates of students are improved with on-demand or online tutoring.

Online Tutoring Improves Pass Rates Of Students

Moreover, it was also revealed that students who took this innovative form of tutoring were able to experience higher persistence rates in continuing education and demonstrated higher likelihood of attaining good academic standings. The best thing is that these benefits of internet tutoring apply across a wide range of disciplines, including Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Writing.

One of the biggest factors behind these positive revelations is that students are open and receptive to academics when undivided attention is offered to them. Since online tutoring is all about highly-qualified tutors imparting course lessons and learning techniques, your child gets nothing but the very best in terms of marks. Moreover, effective learning interventions facilitated by online tutoring allow your child to build academic skills and achieve his or her educational goals.

In addition to these advantages, this innovative form of tutoring is seen by students as a non-intrusive form of learning. This is because they can take educational support as and when they need it, which leaves them free to engage in play and interactions with friends and family members. Encourage your child to grow by trusting a professional and dedicated online tutor now!

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Redefine Learning With Online Economic Tutors

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Tuesday 25 November 2014 9:53 am

In today’s highly-competitive academic and professional environment, a student is not expected to make it big in the future if his or her grades are not in the topmost bracket. This is the reason why more and more parents & children are opting for online tutoring for complex subjects such as Economics.

Redefine Learning With Online Economic Tutors

There is no denying the fact that children can thrive in a positive and supportive environment but this is the foundation and not the final outlay for top results. It is no brain game to ascertain that a big majority of students face difficulties with traditional classroom lessons and assignments and they require expert assistance to succeed in life. The fact that most modern-day parents are working or so much devoted to their family or official life that they cannot get time to educate their children. If that was not all, no parent can be expected to be a master of all subjects and these all are the reasons why online tutoring comes into the picture.

Online tutors such as Economic tutors are pre-screened for educational credentials, background checks, and proficiency tests. The selected few are industry experts in imparting knowledge to children coming from all backgrounds and learning stages. Not only this, they have the complete know-how of identifying the problematic areas of learning and providing answers to speed up the entire process of learning. In other words, your child gets the best academic assistance from an online tutor so that the child can leave away all of his or her doubts and progress to the path of success.

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Positive Behavior Tips For Children-Encouraging Good Behaviour

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Friday 24 February 2012 3:20 am

The role of fathers and mothers is not just limited to bringing a life to this world, but to ensure at all times that the child is nurtured with good behavior, right skills, and everything that can make him or her good and responsible member of the society in the future.

Positive Behavior Tips For Children-Encouraging Good Behaviour

If you want to make your child a good citizen and human being, you will have to play a big role in nurturing his or her emotions, thoughts, behavior, and skills. Moreover, it would be easier for you to start teaching good lessons of life to the child at an early age before unhealthy choices turn into lifelong bad habits. It is important for you to note that merely communicating something to your children does not necessarily mean that they would follow them just as you want them to. As a parent, you need to make sure that you are choosing healthy and positive behavior too before they could be expected to follow your advice.

Here are some tips for parents to follow:

It is very important for you to pay complete attention to the kinds of food purchased by you. You should try limiting junk food and fried food and include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Moreover, you should include a variety of healthy foods in the daily diet and motivate your child to develop healthy food habits. In addition to that, you should encourage your kid to drink lots of milk or water instead of opting for regular-calorie soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit juice, and sugar-sweetened fruit drinks, sweetened or flavored milk, sweetened iced tea.

In today’s times, the quality of media has deteriorated to a significant extent and you should surely not bring your child much close to it. For this, you can limit the amount of time your kids spend in front of the television or using computers or even video games. Moreover, you should not allow them watch or follow aggression-filled games or television shows that highlight that aggression is the best policy or good looks are all what matter in this world or elders are to be shunned. Teach good things to your child and this would surely reflect in his or her behavior for the entire lifetime.

Every child is different and you need to respect this uniqueness. All human beings have some positives as well as negatives and your child is no exception. You should accept him or her for what he or she is rather than forcing yourself on the children. However, this does not mean that you should stop offering advice but this advice could always be conveyed in a pleasant and calm manner that would actually be appreciated by children. Remember, no one wants to hear loud noises or abuses and your children is no exception. You and others can expect respect and love from him or her only when he or she is provided with the same.

If you have made a promise to your child, fulfill it at the earliest and never scold him or her in front of others. Just because your child failed to come first in the class does not mean that you can confront him or her. If every parent in this world starts following this viewpoint and only child comes first in a class, imagine the plight of the other children in the class. Stop this bad habit and encourage him or her to work hard. Marks do not make a good human being, but respect and love of parents do.

Follow these basic tips on raising your child and you will find a great difference in the way your child treats you and others. This will be the biggest test of you and the children and learning from mistakes would make things better.

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Life quality among children on a decline

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Monday 28 June 2010 4:59 am

Life quality among children on a declineAccording to a new analysis of children’s well-being that was released recently, about 21 percent of children in the United States will be living under the line of poverty in 2010, which would be the highest rate in 20 years.

Kenneth Land, project coordinator and professor of sociology and demography at Duke University, said that economic well-being of families has plummeted to near 1975 levels.

From Edition.cnn.com:

The Child and Youth Well-Being Index Project at Duke University bases its predictions on 28 indicators of well-being that encompass economic well-being, safe and risky behavior, social relationships, emotional and spiritual well-being, community engagement, educational attainment and health. Researchers predict that although the index is at a low for the decade this year, it will start edging up.

“There are lots of kids out there whose quality of life has already and will decline as a result of the impact of this recession,” Land said.

About 15.6 million children are estimated to be living in poverty this year, but study authors say this number will start going down.

This year, as many as 500,000 children may be homeless in the United States, according to the report.

The report, however, revealed that health insurance coverage for children will not significantly fall. This study was funded by the private philanthropy Foundation for Child Development.

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Upbringing a child starts at Home

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Tuesday 22 June 2010 1:16 am

Upbringing a child starts at HomeRaising your child can be the most beautiful thing for you. But if you are a first-time parent, you need to be cautious of certain things so that there are no hurdles in upbringing the child.

Before we read any further, it is important for us to know that upbringing a child starts at home as parents are the first teachers of the child and have significant influence over growth and development of children.

From Healthandsuppliments.com:

Upbringing a child starts at home and you really need to have a lot of patience and information for ensuring success of your upbringing plans. The first step in this process is to talk to your baby. Even though the child may not be able to express his thoughts or answer your questions, he or she will know that you are some one special. In addition to that, try to add words in your talks whenever your child makes sounds. You can even read and sing to your baby. It is interesting to note here that children who listen to music in their early childhood days are known to develop a love for mathematics and music.

Furthermore, never leave your child away from you for long. Try to spend as much of quality time as possible by cuddling and holding him or her. This will bring a sense of care and security, something only your young child can feel. If you want to play with your baby, make sure that he is alert and relaxed and not feeling sleepy else he or she may not be able to pay attention and you may be left disappointed thinking that the activity is not liked.

By following these tips, you can make things simple and fun for you as well as the child.

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Back to School Transition

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Thursday 22 April 2010 1:34 am

Back to School TransitionDo you as a parent find it difficult to wake up your kids on time after their long vacation or adjusting their time schedule as you want that to be? Read this article on back to school transition that could help you to a significant extent.

Long vacations for school going kids are more like long awaited holidays when they can enjoy, play, go around with friends, and do lots of exciting activities that they always want to do but due to time shortage and heavy load of homework, they were not able to enjoy them.

Most of the kids find it difficult to return back to school after long summer vacations, they even complain that they get bored in the long vacations and had nothing special to do. So parents have to remember a few things to ease this back to school transition stage to make them aware that everyone feels a little nervous about the first day of school and that it will all become an everyday routine in a few days. Let them know the positive aspect of going back to school, such as hanging out with old friends, meeting new classmates, and lots of new learning with new teachers. Talk to your kids to know about their worries and do not hesitate to offer reassurances.

As a parent, you can adjust your own time schedule to make the transition smoother. It’s especially beneficial for parents to be home at the end of the school day for the first week. If it is not possible for you then spend quality time in the evening with them to know and care for their needs.

Hope this article on raising your child helped you to some extent for helping your children with back to school transition.

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Promoting Confidence in Children

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Thursday 15 April 2010 4:17 am

Promoting Confidence in ChildrenA newborn child is like clay that can be molded in any way and the clay master is no one but the parents of the child. If you are a parent and want to “feed” your child with confidence, this blog is just meant for you. Read on!

Promoting confidence in children can be a cakewalk if you are aware of some easy tips. To start with, it is important for you to praise your child when he excels and remember this excellence is not just limited to examination marks. This could be anything from participation in an extra-curricular activity to helping you in the household tasks.

In addition to that, be confident in the abilities of your child and nurture his hidden skills by giving him some responsibilities. He or she may not excel at the first stance but that should not mean that you condemn or scold him or take away the responsibilities, let him learn even if the learning comes from mistakes. Encourage him and you will be glad to see him asking for more responsibilities to reduce your burden and excel at all spheres of the life. Never compare him with any one else.

Furthermore, promote confidence in children through the following ways:

  • Let him know about the latest trends, history, and anything you consider he should know as a child. But, do not force things or learnings on him.
  • Talk to your child on a regular basis about his problems, share his happiness, and help him grow as a better child and an individual.
  • Respect his privacy and never show disrespect to him or his feelings; understand his point of view and do not reject it straightaway.
  • Never, ever scold or punish your child in public but always praise and reward your child in public but it should only be a controlled and deserved praise.
  • Get him enrolled to activities like swimming, horse riding, active lifestyle, jogging, and introduce him to creative hobbies such as painting, coin collection, stamp collection, and the interesting world of collectibles besides giving enough rest to the young mind and body.

These small tips would go a long way in promoting confidence in children and should always be encouraged.

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How to Raise Your Children?

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Thursday 8 April 2010 1:18 am

How to Raise Your Children?
Raising your child can be one of the biggest hurdles before you consciously start making efforts to be a good parent. Read on how you can and each one of us can do this otherwise “almost impossible” task in an easy manner.

Parenthood is a kind of happiness which comes to you with responsibilities to be followed. Everybody parent wants to be the best parent and hope that his or her children should be raised in the best environment. But as we all know that raising children is one of the most difficult tasks for the parents, especially the newly blessed parents. So, let us learn how to raise our children in the best manner so that they will become successful, optimistic, and good individuals.

Let us check the below guidelines that will help us to raise our children:

  1. Parents are required to praise their children from the time they were toddlers. It is important for parents to show their love towards children as this feeling is not be kept hidden. Parents should let their children know that they are proud to have them as children.
  2. Make your children realize that you don’t like misbehavior and you are upset by their acts, when you feel so. But don’t raise your hand or yell at them, it is best to make them sit with you and explain them what you don’t like and why.
  3. Teach morals to your children but don’t forget to follow the same as children like to copy their parents and follow them. They learn more from what they see than what they are being told.
  4. Let your children do small things for themselves, even if they face some challenges, as after finishing that work they’ll experience the feeling of success that will help them to develop a sense of self-esteem and optimism.
  5. Let the children ask questions rather following the given orders without knowing there if’s and but’s, Take their suggestions to make rules.
  6. Don’t pamper or go strict on your children. Each child has his own individual weaknesses and strengths. While one may be good in studies, another may be good in sports.

By observing these small tips, you can provide the best environment to your child so that he or she can grow to the fullest. If you can do that, raising your child would be all fun!

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Sibling Rivalry – How to Prevent?

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Saturday 6 March 2010 8:36 am

Most of the parents often find it hard to reduce or eliminate sibling rivalry among their children due to their busy schedules. Let us read about some easy ways on how to prevent sibling rivalry.

In order to prevent sibling rivalry, parents should not delay action before this rivalry reach new heights. By staying calm and using common sense, parents can easily reduce frustration over quarrelsome siblings in addition to turning the fights to feelings of love and affection.

Tips to prevent sibling fights:

  1. Parents should never discriminate or compare their children. It is wrong for a parent to praise one and scold the other in front of each other.
  2. It does not matter what the occasion may be, each of the children should get equal attention and gifts of their choice; the choice of one child should not be imposed on the other one.
  3. It is better for parents to let children work out differences as taking sides only makes things worse. But when in doubt or expecting a fight, intervene. At times, parents are best playing the role of an amateur psychologist than taking things in a police mode.
  4. Always remember that the job of a responsible and caring parent is to protect his children, even from one another.

If you still experience your children getting into sibling rivalry, try giving them more of your quality time and motivate them to do things together so that a bond is sooner-or-later created between the two. Remember, parenthood brings responsibility and you just cannot shy away from it. The best way to perform this responsibility is to enjoy it with a sense of caution.

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Motivating the Young Minds

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Thursday 25 February 2010 1:22 am

Motivating the Young Minds

To motivate a child, it is important for parents to first develop the feeling among the child about how important he or she is for them. Moreover, parents must make their children feel good about themselves and about what is expected from them in terms of social behavior and personal grooming.

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It is important for parents to let their children develop and continue their interest in what they prefer doing by offering them small rewards such as some chocolates or may be a trip to a park or a mall. These small rewards should happen only when the child is able to complete the desired job. Parents can also motivate children to finish their educational tasks on time so that you all can on the weekends.

At times a child lacks motivation because he or she hasn’t yet been exposed to what might be a life passion for him. So expose him to new ideas and areas so that he or she can explore and find his or her strengths and help the child in staying focused on the same. Make the children learn to schedule their time in a better manner so that they can concentrate on everything. For example, if he or she is not able to do his studies on time due to incorrect time plans, he or she may find it difficult to devote time on recreational activities like playing or music that may further erode the interest.

Encourage your child to express his opinion, talk about his feelings and give him the opportunity to take decisions. As a parent, help them to keep the positive attitude for no matter what the result is. Talk to them about everything important to them in a friendly manner and more when things start going wrong for them. In addition to that, offer your advice on what could be the best thing to do in such situations. Last but not the least, celebrate their achievements and praise them even if they are not that big.

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