What Is Free-Range Parenting and What Are Its Pros and Cons?

The adage goes "catch a man a fish, and you feed him for a meal. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." It encapsulates the concept of free-range parenting. All parents worry about what happens to their kids when they aren't around. There's a need to help them function independently, and parenting in a free-range manner helps to…

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10 Signs of Mom Burnout and How to Cope with It in Quarantine

With COVID-19 leading to prolonged school closure in many countries, many hassled moms are wondering how to keep their little ones occupied. The stress is heavy; mom burnout happens even when everyone's hale and hearty. So, how is an overwrought mom, flooded by the responsibilities of caregiving, supposed to cope?  The situation's worse if you've received a Stay At Home order. We have…

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Why Do Children Lie? The Science of Deceptive Behavior

Child lying refers to children displaying varying degrees of deceptive behavior in a social situation. Why do children lie? Children have been observed lying as early as age 2 and their deceptive skills increase sharply as they mature into adolescence. Those who have advanced cognitive skills for their age have an increased tendency to begin lying at earlier ages. Children may lie for various…

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9-Year-Old Russian Painter Sells His Art to Support Shelter Animals

9-year-old Pavel Abramov has proven that when it comes to making a difference in the lives of others, age doesn't matter. When it comes to solving problems that have stumped people for a lifetime, kids are wonders. Pavel has shown his ingenuity by combining his love for art with his passion for animals. This native of the small Russian city of Arzamas creates…

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How to Homeschool Your Child in Times of Quarantine

COVID-19 has the world in its virulent grip, in more ways than one. Besides causing businesses to grind to a halt, it may have caused you to wonder how to homeschool your child.  Schooling a child is a mammoth task, more so homeschooling them. COVID 19 has made it somewhat of a necessity, however, and more parents are wondering how to homeschool their…

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11 Fun Things to Do with Kids at Home to Prevent Boredom

Bored children are a handful for hassled parents. With the recent coronavirus outbreak that has stalled school and other activities, parents need a constant source of fun things to do with kids at home. So, what are some fun things that you can do with your kids when circumstances force you to stay at home? You will like our suggestions for kid-friendly entertainment.…

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11 Signs of Overly-Critical Parents and How to Handle Them

Does your mom or dad keep telling you that you're raising your children the wrong way? Do your parents keep telling you to get a better job than the one you have now? If the answer to these rhetorical questions is yes, you may be dealing with critical parents. If your mom or dad never seems to have anything nice to say about you,…

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Nature-Deficit Disorder Is a Real Thing: How to Get Your Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors

Are your children not getting as much sun as they should? They may have a case of nature-deficit disorder. This condition is little considered and as a result, often left untreated. This article may be the first time you’ve read about it, so allow us to explain what it is and what you can do to prevent your kids from developing it. What…

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4 Signs of a Manipulative Teenager and How to Parent One

Your manipulative teenager understands how to push your buttons. This youngster knows what he or she wants from you, and how to get it. Teens master the art of manipulation quickly, and you’ll become wrapped around their little fingers if you’re not quick enough to realize that they’ve taken advantage of you. So how would you know if they are trying to get…

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7 Types of Family Conflict and How to Resolve Each of Them

Where there are two or more people, there will be disagreements, family notwithstanding. All of us have to deal with a family conflict at some or many points in our lives. Trite as family disagreements seem, they can be delicate and difficult to manage. So, how do you handle squabbling loved ones? How do you cope when you become embroiled in the conflict…

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