More and more parents are taking classes because they want to, not because they need to. Often, parents sign up for prenatal classes and their parenting education ends without thinking that a class can offer valuable insight into parenting the rest of the journey. Just like every other life endeavor, hobby, sport or business skill, parents now realize that classes offer valuable child development information, skill enhancement, new ideas and just plain old encouragement that ‘my child is not the only one going through this!’
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In today’s world, we are overwhelmed with conflict. In addition, children are confronted with the war and threats of terrorism daily. Violent crime in schools continues to increase to disastrous proportions. Children are at risk in their daily lives from the bullying committed by their own schoolmates. Columbine and other incidents of school children taking one another’s lives make it of the utmost importance that we support our children in dealing effectively with conflict.
With Christmas quickly approaching, you may find yourself spending more and more time thinking about the things in your life that you are thankful for. The importance of your health, your family and your friends suddenly seem magnified as the holiday season tends to prompt people to consider if they’ve been taking these precious gems for granted.
The lack of adequate, restful sleep can affect your child’s mood, behavior, health, memory and growth. If there is anything standing in the way of a good night’s sleep for your child it’s important to address the issue and solve the problem. Following is a list of typical sleep disrupters and possible solutions.
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