If the question is "Can I leave my toddler with our twelve-year-old daughter?" the answer is No! Babysitting has not received the attention it truly deserves. Remember, you are entrusting your child's life with this person.
I am going to talk about ways to support your marriage that may substitute a tiny bit for time with your child. I am writing this as an antidote to all the literature on how to be the perfect parent. The current high standards for parenting leads to low standards for marriage.
Dads do lots of things for moms. What can moms do for dads in return? See what Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and Jan Hanson, L.Ac. have to say!
If you've been told that your child can no longer bring a PB&J to school, or that no egg products are allowed in cakes to be sold at the fall bake sale, you're not the first parent to wonder how common food allergies are.
Now that your baby's here, what can you expect from the hospital staff? Along with caring for you and your baby after birth, the hospital staff can answer any questions you may have, help you and your partner get to know your newborn, and build your confidence as your baby's caregivers and parent.
If you have other children, deciding how and when to tell them a new family member is on the way can be a challenge. A good rule of thumb is to tailor the news according to the child's age. Here are some "pointers from parents" you may find helpful:
Children should act on inner directives and be gentle and gracious in the classroom based on these inner directives not on external punishments or rewards. We need to train children to be self-directed through consistent, fair, firm, and prompt redirection.
Being a single parent raises lots of questions and many times leaves you with uncertain answers. For many women, there are fears of failing or unjust struggles. If you are a single parent, chances are you're searching for ways to be the best parent you can be.
Horrifyingly, our children's innocence is a tempting target for all kinds of child predators. While every parent's nightmare is the pervert hiding in the bushes on our child's way to school, reality is that the most threatening predators are far more calculating and capable.
You will probably have to wait in the courthouse before your case comes up, so you should plan to spend most of the day there. Some courthouses have child care services. Try to find out before you go to court, If they do not, try to leave your children with someone...