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Month: August 2017

Children are Natural Gardeners

Children are Natural Gardeners

Parenting, Raising Children
Children are Natural Gardeners Almost all kids love tinkering around in the garden playing with or eating mud! Are you, as a parent, exploiting this interest to the fullest or do you just yell at them for dirting his/her clothes in the mud? Can we turn their 'destructive' behaviour into a constructive hobby? Yes, we can and it is a lot of fun.Children are curious, they like to learn by doing and love to play in the dirt. Working in a garden, a child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time, while observing the cycle of life firsthand. Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill, one that is overlooked in standard school curriculums. Gardening is also a great way to teach environmental awareness by exploring the workings of n...
Social Manners Every Child Must Learn

Social Manners Every Child Must Learn

Parenting, Raising Children
Social Manners Every Child Must Learn Inculcating social manners in children is a must in order to help them adjust well wherever they go. We parents know we should teach our kids to say "please" and "thank you," but that's just the beginning of being polite. Learning good manners will help your child act toward others with respect and take into account their feelings. Your child will also gain the confidence that comes from knowing the proper thing to do.Not only are they just the right way to act, good manners will set children up for a lifetime of success with family, friends and coworkers. Manners and etiquette for children is ranked as the most important quality to nurture in the family home. Good Manners are essential for every child's self confidence and success in life.Few...
Does Social Media Affect Your Parenting?

Does Social Media Affect Your Parenting?

Life After Kids, Parenting
Does Social Media Affect Your Parenting? Parenting has changed a lot since the advancement of technology. Digital communication has affected parenthood to a large extent. Social media, especially Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and WhatsApp have affected parenting enormously. For better or worse, social media indeed has changed the way we parent. Parenting with a smartphone in your hand may be supervision, but it’s not active parenting.Social media can prove very beneficial for parents in order to stay connected with school teachers and other parents. It can help them to avoid missing important updates from schools and teachers. But parents must be a little careful while using it.Stay in Touch It is because of social media that you have got back your sense of community t
Are You Travelling With Children? Tips & Precautions – Part II

Are You Travelling With Children? Tips & Precautions – Part II

Health, Health & Wellness
Are You Travelling With Children? Tips & Precautions - Part II The thought that the journey is well planned and all the safety precautions are in place makes a journey pleasant and enjoyable. May be it would not take care of few last minute emergencies, but it will definitely give a world of confidence to a young mother to rise up and be a situational leader. The art of making journey time happy depends on how a mother will quickly shift the mood of the child.A pram or buggy can be useful on holiday even if your child is walking, serving as a place for them to rest during day trips, a makeshift bed when out in restaurants and something to help with carrying the bags. If your destination is unlikely to have paved paths, it may be worth investing in an all-terrain version. If ...
Are You Travelling With Children? Tips & Precautions – Part I

Are You Travelling With Children? Tips & Precautions – Part I

Health, Health & Wellness
Are You Travelling With Children? Tips & Precautions - Part I Travelling with children requires a proper planning. Parents should be well prepared when they plan travel with children. Infants, babies and children are the most vulnerable people in this world. They are sensitive to every small infection in the air which can invite any emergency during the travel time. Travel, safety and child care are almost three toughest things one can ever match together.Children are by and large adventurous and like challenges. The very reason behind this is they do not know what risks and their after effects are. They are also largely ignorant and highly exploring. They know little about time and its constraints. A child will never appreciate if they are restricted in their movements. So a par...
Prawn Chilly Fry

Prawn Chilly Fry

Cooking, Main Dishes
Prawn Chilly Fry Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins Ingredients: 1 Cup Small Prawns or Kardi 5-6 curry leaves 1 large onion (chopped) 1 medium tomato (chopped) 2 green chillies (finely chopped) 1 tsp garlic paste 1/2 tsp ginger paste 1 potato (diced) 1 Capsicum (diced) 1/2 tsp tumeric powder 1/2 tsp pre roasted jeera powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/4 cup coriander leaves 1/2 tsp lime juice Salt as per taste Oil as needed Instructions: 1. First wash the prawns and then clean. Apply salt to the prawns and keep aside. 2. Heat some oil in a pan, add the curry leaves and after 5 to 6 secs add the chopped onions and green chillies. Saute the onions well. 3. Add the chopped tomatoes, garlic and ginger paste. Saute till the tomatoes are cooked. 4. ...
Paneer Anardana Kebab

Paneer Anardana Kebab

Cooking, Main Dishes
Paneer Anardana Kebab Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 4 people Ingredients: 500 gms Paneer (Cottage Cheese) 2 medium green capsicums cut into 1 square inch pieces 2 medium tomato, cut into 1 square inch pieces 3 tbsp oil 1 tsp chaat masala For Marination: 1/2 cup hung yogurt 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder A pinch turmeric powder 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 2 tsp anardana powder 2-3 Tbsp fresh cream 1 tsp lemon juice Salt to taste Instructions: 1. Cut paneer into cubes that are about an inch and a half tall and about half an inch thick. 2. Mix together all the ingredients meant for marination and use them to marinate the paneer cubes. 3. Leave this for about fifteen minutes. 4. Heat some ...
Fried Egg Plant (Brinjal)

Fried Egg Plant (Brinjal)

Cooking, Snacks
Fried Egg Plant (Brinjal) Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 4 people Ingredients: 1-2 Egg Plants (Brinjals), about 3 inches in diameter 6-8 tbsp gram flour (besan), sieved 1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing) 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tbsp rice flour 1/2 tbsp coriander powder 1 tsp chili powder Oil for shallow frying Salt to taste Instructions: 1. Wash the Egg Plants (Brinjals), cut them into 1/3rd inches thick slices. 2. Apply one teaspoon salt to sliced Egg Plants (Brinjals) and keep aside for 30 minutes. 3. Mix remaining ingredients, except oil with enough water to produce a coating batter. 4. Heat oil in a frying pan, dip the Egg Plants (Brinjals) slices in batter and shallow fry over medium heat till golden brown. 5. Drain on paper towel. ...
Is it easy for mom’s to balance Work and Family?

Is it easy for mom’s to balance Work and Family?

Life After Kids, Parenting
Is it easy for mom's to balance Work and Family? If you've been on maternity leave, going back to work may be one of the toughest parts of new motherhood. Just getting out the door in the morning becomes a challenge, plus you may be coping with feelings of loss and guilt. Here are some ways to make the transition easier -- from moms who've been there. It's never easy being a mom trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. So how do you get closer to an ideal work-life balance?Being a full-time working mother can lead to feelings of guilt and stress because of divided attention between work and family. The key is to focus on a plan, get organized and find the right balance between profession and parenthood. Here are 10 ways to help make sure both your career and your family fl...
To Work or Not to Work: What Will You Do After Baby Comes?

To Work or Not to Work: What Will You Do After Baby Comes?

Lifestyle, Work-Life Balance
To Work or Not to Work: What Will You Do After Baby Comes? Women all over the world face the same dilemma at one stage of their life – to work or not to work? How can a woman arrive at a solution without having any guilt of leaving the child or quitting the job? How do you decide between going back to work and staying at home after the baby is born?The decision about going back to work after having a baby depends on several factors, including the availability and quality of external support, financial constraints, and emotional readiness to either stay at home or work outside the house. To come to a decision that will make you comfortable and be certain that you made the right choice, you have to listen to your heart carefully.It doesn't do children much good if you stay home
Vada Pav

Vada Pav

Cooking, Snacks
Vada Pav  Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 4 people Quantity: 8 nosIngredients:6 large Potatoes boiled and peeled 1/4 tsp mustard seeds Asafoetida (hing) a pinch 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder Few curry leaves 1 tsp Green chilli-garlic paste 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves chopped 8 Pav 1 tbsp oil + oil required to deep fry Salt to tasteFor BatterCoarse gram flour (besan) 1 1/4 cups 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder 1 tbsp oil Soda bicarbonate, a small pinch (optional) Water as required Salt to tasteInstructions:1. Put the boiled potatoes in a bowl. 2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, once they start to pop, add asafoetida, curry leaves, turmeric powder, green chilli-garlic paste ...
All about Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin

All about Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin

Bitcoin Gyan, Money
When you hear the term ‘cryptocurrency’, your mind probably immediately turns to Bitcoin. But did you know that there are many other cryptocurrencies out there? And that you can use cryptocurrencies for all kinds of purchases? With over 900 cryptocurrencies gaining more ground and the number of users rising, it is time to gather all the information in one clear view.Of course you wouldn’t expect me to be able to put everything that is, to publish on this site into a single post, so don’t expect this article to actually tell you everything you wanted to know about bitcoin either.In order to really dig down into Bitcoins and give you an in-depth view, Instead of sharing tons of data to read, I’ve collected some of the best infographics about Bitcoin, I could find on Internet. The
DO NOT BE A TOOL TO ANGER

DO NOT BE A TOOL TO ANGER

Fun Time, Reader's Korner
DO NOT BE A TOOL TO ANGER In our day-to-day life the greatest war we fight within ourselves is with anger. Anger is our greatest enemy. We see many individuals and even our family members, from the rising of the sun until the setting of the sun, struggling to survive by overcoming anger. Anger is ego driven; it is like a drop of ink in the glass of milk. Once you are angry there is no turning back, like milk you will be lost forever.Our mind is full of unclean hidden thoughts and emotions, from our subconscious mind which has become an ocean of immorality. It will not go away unless we retreat into deep silence and churn our mind with short prayers or chanting mantras and only then our memory and intellect becomes razor sharp. If the passion that derives to anger is not detached and...
SMILE AND BE CHEERFUL

SMILE AND BE CHEERFUL

Fun Time, Reader's Korner
SMILE AND BE CHEERFUL We are told that one of the qualities of the early Christian Church was to be cheerful and joyful. Since those long past year's, has the religion lost the feeling of coming alive and clapping hands, singing and dancing with Joy?We have lost the enthusiasm to rejoice in the Lord, we are timid and afraid or on the other hand become uninterested in what goes on. Perhaps we can "let go" and capture these lost feelings on New Years eve or on an occasion of a wedding or a jubilee. God is joyful and he wants us to experience and be a source of joy to others. In the book of proverbs in the Bible, we read: "A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones". We believe and it also sounds good, but how do we go about in acquiring a cheerful smil...
Things Every New Dad Should Know

Things Every New Dad Should Know

Life After Kids, Parenting
Things Every New Dad Should Know Becoming a dad is one heck of a thrill. But also pretty scary. Here are a few things I’ve learned from my journey as a dad to help you along. So you’re expecting the arrival of little bundle of joy soon. And, in principle, you know your world is about to be turned upside down in completely unexpected ways. You might be filled with a strange mix of anxiety and excitement and just wish that someone would tell you what is in store for you. Teach them to respect human beings, doesn't matter what caste or gender they are. Don’t worry! Here’s what you are going to experience and learn in the first year of being a dad:1. You will sometimes think you made a huge mistake. It is normal every now and then to secretly wonder why you ever had a kid in the firs
Things All New Moms Should Know

Things All New Moms Should Know

Life After Kids, Parenting
Things All New Moms Should Know 1. The saying "the days are long and the years are short" is absolutely, painfully true. A day will come when you are nostalgic for the moment you're living right now. Right now, however, people reminding you of that will cause you irritation at best and anger at worst. Try to remember they mean well.2. Don't be afraid to ignore advice. When you have a new baby, suddenly everyone is an expert. Sometimes that advice can indeed be a lifesaver. But not every suggestion is helpful. Ignoring unwanted advice is one way to keep your sanity.3. Take a lot of pictures. You'll be glad you did.4. You can worry about the weight later. It's the last thing you need to fret about right now when you have everything else in the world weighing on you.5. Trus
Party Games and Ideas

Party Games and Ideas

Parenting, Raising Children
The following set of fun birthday party games are all traditional children’s party games. They are the classics, you will probably recognize most if not all of these games as favorites from your own childhood. These traditional games are classic for a reason, they are timeless, fun, and children still enjoy playing them generation after generation. SIMON SAYS One person is Simon and they stand in front of the group. Everyone else is standing also facing Simon. Simon issues simple orders such as “touch your head” “spin in a circle” “stand on one foot”, etc. The children only follows the command if Simon preferences the order with “Simon says”. If a child follows a command where Simon did not begin it with “Simon says” then they must sit out to the next round. The winner is
Life Insurance – Is it a waste of money?

Life Insurance – Is it a waste of money?

Life Insurance, Money
How much money should my family need, in case something had to happen to me? Generally this is not a question most of us like to think about. Death like birth is inevitable and causes havoc & pain wherever it touches people’s lives. The after effects are numbing for the rest of the family members and people take months, if not years, to come out of their grief.Many of us have a good amount of investments, savings, FDs, RDs, Shares & Mutual Funds, but along with that we also have Home Loan, Car Loan, Personal Loan, credit card bills and a life style that we live in.Do you think we would have got enough money for our family to pay off all these debts? Do you think all the dreams of our child's higher education can be done with those investments considering the loans t
Home Remedies For Stomach Ache

Home Remedies For Stomach Ache

Health, Home Remedies
Home Remedies For Stomach Ache Get rid of stomach pain, using the following basic home remedies.1. Take Anardana (Pomegranate seed) and apply some black salt and Kali Mirch (Peppercorns) powder on these Anar seeds and eat them.2. Take equal amount of Adrak (Ginger) and Pudina (Mint, Peppermint) extract. Mix some saindhava namak (Rock salt) in it for better results. This is best home remedy to stop vomitting.3. Chew some roasted Saunf/Sanchal (Fennel seed).4. Take equal amounts (8-10 gram) each of Neem seeds, Tulsi (Holy basil, Ocimum sanctum) leaves, Sonth (Dried ginger) and 10 Kali Mirch (Peppercorns). Prepare a fine powder of all these 4 herbs and lick this powder.5. Mix Dhania (Coriander) powder with some sugar-candy.6. Boil the powder of 8-10 Laung / Lavang (...
Home Remedies for Menstrual Pain

Home Remedies for Menstrual Pain

Health, Home Remedies
Home Remedies for Menstrual Pain Menstrual pain interferes with the daily activities of 1 in every 5 women. Extreme menstrual pain can at times be as "bad as having a heart attack". Here are few home remedies to ease menstrual pain and cramps.1. Massage with Sesame Oil: Sesame oil is traditionally used for abhyanga i.e. the daily Ayurvedic self-massage. It is rich in linoleic acid, and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. You can use sesame oil and massage it on your lower abdomen while you’re menstruating. It helps a lot.2. Fenugreek Seeds: You can reduce period pain with the help of fenugreek seeds. All you need to do is soak it in water for 12 hours, and then drink up.3. Heat: Applying heat on the lower abdomen helps relax the contracting muscles in the uter
First Year of Marriage

First Year of Marriage

Love & Relationships, Parenting
First Year of Marriage Excitment, stress, peace, compromise, transition, difficult, exhausting, work, amazing and many more are some of the words used to describe the first year of marriage amongst my friends and colleagues.Most married couples would agree that the first year of marriage can range from bliss and excitement to adjustment and transition. Joint families, first time married couples, previously married couples and family history can have a huge impact on the first year of marriage. Each couple will experience their unique share of successes and obstacles.Whether you dated for several years prior to marriage or spent short time before tying the knot; the following tips will help you to adjust and enjoy a successful first year of marriage. Create your own tradition Dai...
Happy rules for a loving relationship

Happy rules for a loving relationship

Love & Relationships, Parenting
Happy rules for a loving relationship When you find your perfect match, the effort doesn’t stop there. It’s then that you really have to start working on your relationship. It takes effort to make a relationship grow into something that is special and that will last. It won’t all be plain sailing though, we all make slips and mistakes and that can sour a relationship, so here are some simple rules that can help keep your relationship on track:  Try your best to love your partner unconditionally even if it seems hard not to be selfish. Think from your partner’s perspective when it comes to matters of the heart. End an argument as soon as possible, even if hugging your partner is the last thing on your mind. Make love regularly, but never allot times for
Detach Procrastination

Detach Procrastination

Fun Time, Reader's Korner
Detach Procrastination Being made in the likeness or in the image of God means, that man was given some of the attributes that are part of the nature of God. It is the mark of the human being which distinguishes him from the rest of other created things. Man has intelligence, a free will, skill and a civilized sense. With all this at our command, we must grow up to a level higher than the one we occupy at present. But most of the time we spent on planning for the future or postponing things for tomorrow, which is unborn. In fact now is the time to act, to build every moment of today instead of fallacious idea waiting for a favorable moment, which may never come.Everyone in these days suffers under the feeling of being pressed for time. We do not seem to catch up with things. Much of t...
Home Remedies for Constipation

Home Remedies for Constipation

Health, Home Remedies
Home Remedies for Constipation No more sitting on the pot for long, try these remedies for constipation. If you are suffering from constipation and do not want to take any medication for it, here are some home remedies you can try. These will not only help you treat it but also regularize your stools.1. Triphala powder or churna This consists of three fruits – amla or Indian gooseberry, haritaki (Chebulic Myrobalan) and vibhitaki (Bellirica Myrobalan). It is a great laxative and helps to regulate digestion and bowel movements. How to use: You can either have one teaspoon with warm water or. Mix the powder with honey either before going to bed or early in the morning on an empty stomach.2. Raisins (kishmish) They are packed with fibre and act as great natural laxatives. This
Red Chicken Curry

Red Chicken Curry

Cooking, Main Dishes
Red Chicken Curry Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 6 people Ingredients: 500 gm curry chicken pieces 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1 bay leaf 1 medium sized onion 1 medium sized tomato 1/2 tsp tumeric powder 1/2 tsp sugar (optional) 1 tsp lime juice water as per required (gravy) coriander leaves for garnish salt per taste oil as required Curry Paste: 4 dried red chillies (Kashmiri) 3 dried red chillies (Bedgi or any other hot red chillies) 3/4 tsp cumin seeds (zeera) 1 tsp coriander seeds (Sukha Dhaniya) 4 peppercorns (kali mirch) 3 cloves (Laung) 3 cardamom (Eliachi) 3/4 inch cinnamon stick (Dalchini) 4 large cloves of garlic 3/4 inch ginger Small piece of onion Instructions: 1. First wash the chicken properly and then apply t...
Gadgets 101

Gadgets 101

Home & Décor, Lifestyle
Technology never stands still: it’s always changing, adapting and progressing, and many a times things that seemed impossible, are quickly becoming possible. I've got some amazing gadgets, which probably many of us are already using it. While for others, here are the details and options where you can buy it from.To see the list of gadgets that would transform your home, click here. Activity Trackers The first step to fitness is knowing your activity level throughout the day. Activity trackers measure your steps, heart rate, sleep and other basic fitness parameters, and that too with more and more accuracy with evolving technology. Sync them with your phone to track your fitness trend and challenge yourself to a fitter lifestyle. Some of them even have displays and will remind you
Home Gadgets

Home Gadgets

Home & Décor, Lifestyle
Technology for your home is smarter than ever. Lucky for all of us, the newest devices and apps simplify tasks, make better use of resources and transform the way we live. Any homeowner knows that a lot of time goes into taking care of your house. But what if your house could take care of you? That's the dream of the "smart home" – and while there's no true sci-fi intelligent home that can do everything you need, we're getting closer.To see the list of gadgets that would transform you, click here. Home Control These Home Control Motion Sensor detection are built for the safety of your home and family. These send you alerts if there's unexpected activity when you're away. It can trigger lights and other connected devices to turn on when there is movement, and monitor temperature.
Sudoku

Sudoku

Parenting, Raising Children
 A puzzle in which players insert the numbers one to nine into a grid consisting of nine squares. These are further subdivided into a further nine smaller squares in such a way that every number appears once in each horizontal line, vertical line, and square. Have fun playing Sudoku Let’s play Sudoku$ = jQuery; $(document).ready(function () { var config = {"wandering_control":true}; var cont=$("#sudoku_widget-sudoku_game-1-widget_id"); var widget = sudoku_widget(cont, config).initString('2_3_876_5___2_______4___2___4752_39_6__7_4__8____19_____9___8_______5___3_546_1_9'); var control_container = $("#sudoku_controllerwidget-sudoku_game-1-widget_id"); var control = sudoku_control(control_container, widget, config);$("#sudoku_widg
Vermicelli Upma

Vermicelli Upma

Breakfast, Cooking
Vermicelli Upma Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 20 mins Serving Size: 2 people Ingredients: 150 gms thin vermicelli roasted 350-400 ml warm water 2-3 Tbsp of refined oil 1/4 tsp of mustard seeds 7-8 curry leaves 2 green chillies finely chopped 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped 1 medium sized tomato, finely diced Salt to taste 2 Tbsp of roasted cashewnuts or peanuts 1/2 tsp lime juice Coriander leaves for garnish Instructions: 1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. Once they start to crackle, add the curry leaves along with the chopped onions and green chillies. 2. Saute the onions till they turn translucent and then add the tomatoes. 3. Let the tomatoes cook for a minute or two, then add the vermicelli and mix. 4. Now add the warm ...
Idli Appam

Idli Appam

Cooking, School Tiffin
Idli Appam Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 15 mins Serving Size: 14 pieces Ingredients: 1/4 tsp - Mustard 1/2 tsp - Broken urad dal 1/4 tsp - Jeera 5 leaves - Curry leaves roughly Chopped 1 piece - Green chilli Chopped 1/2 medium size - Onion finely chopped 1 Cup - Idli Batter Salt as per taste Oil as needed Instructions: 1. Heat a pan with 1 tsp oil, add the mustard and once it splutters add the broken urad dal and jeera. 2. Let the urad dal turn golden brown. Now add the curry leaves, green chilli, onion, salt and saute till onion turns translucent. Turn off the flame. 3. Now add this prepared tempering to the idli batter in a mixing bowl and mix well. 4. Now heat the Appam pan with some oil in each hole and fill with prepared batter in each of them an...
Do you yell at your kids?

Do you yell at your kids?

Life After Kids, Parenting
Do you yell at your kids? BEST PARENTING SKILLS....EVERY PARENT MUST READ Take your first step towards being the 'best parent' and understand the suggested ways which can help improve your parental skills. 1. Be a Good Listener Understand your child as it is important to listen to them. Give them the opportunity to explain his/her fears, anxieties and doubts. Be sure to give your total and undivided attention to them.2. Show Your Unconditional Love It is necessary to show your love and affection. Hug them every day and say few loving words. Make your child feed cherished and beloved.3. Spend Some Quality Time Try to make the most of your time with your kids. Play games and tell them stories Strengthen your emotional bonding with your child. Chat about all t...
7 Ways to Raise a Loving Kid

7 Ways to Raise a Loving Kid

Parenting, Raising Children
7 Ways to Raise a Loving KidSurround your children with love, happiness, and encouragement so they have the confidence to reach goals. The key to raising a happy child is to establish a solid support system at home so that your child grows up satisfied with the achievements and ambitions. The goal as a parent is to help your child feel competent and confident, and to help develop a sense of passion and purpose. It's the education that happens before your child sets foot into school that is crucial in bringing up such a child. If you want to enhance your child's learning abilities to eventually boost the academic performance, it will take consistency, dedication, and patience. Consider these 5 techniques if you're looking to raise a child who is well-balanced, healthy and happy with ...
33 WAYS TO RAISE A HAPPY HEALTHY CHILD

33 WAYS TO RAISE A HAPPY HEALTHY CHILD

Parenting, Raising Children
33 WAYS TO RAISE A HAPPY HEALTHY CHILD As parents, there is a crucial, gratifying goal that unites all of us: We want our children to be as happy and healthy as they can be! As wacky and wild as this journey is, we never feel more blessed than when we are witnessing our children's faces bloom into big smiles.This is a simple guide to providing more of those smiles. That said, every parent-child relationship is precious and unique. Please gather what you can from these ideas, but know that only you can determine if they apply to your children. 
25 tips for good parenting

25 tips for good parenting

Parenting, Raising Children
25 tips for good parenting There are many ways to raise happy, well-adjusted kids, but science has a few tips for making sure they turn out okay. From keeping it fun to letting them leave the nest, here are 25 research-based tips for good parenting.Don't be fooled by their heightNo matter how tall they get or how grown-up they look, your kids are still just that … kids. And parents of older children especially need to remember this fact. The developmental period known as adolescence lasts about 10 years — from ages 11 to 19 — and it's regarded as a critical time for brain development. So it's important to keep in mind that, even as kids grow into young adults, they are still in a developmental period that will affect the rest of their life.Support the shy onesA little bash