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Shut Up Everyone! My Kid Is Asleep!

How frustrating* is it when you have just put your kid down for a nap, and the whole world decides it's time to start making extreme noise?! Do they save their antics up for this sacred time? Or are we, as parents, just being too sensitive? Too fragile? Too, 'Are we over-thinking every noise that we hear'? Nah.....I think they are completely saving it up, and laughing along all the way..........those bastards. *I actually don't think frustrating is the correct word...some of these below might be…

A Stay At Home Mum’s Tips On Dealing With Isolation

Ask any woman who's had a baby and they'll tell you it is the most rewarding experience of their lives. However, after months and months of spending your entire day with an infant, you begin to feel as though you are losing touch with the adult world, particularly if you are accustomed to a fast-paced work life. Nowadays, many women put their careers first and wait until later in life to bear children. This transition from professional work to home life can be a surprisingly difficult transition.…

Parents Explaining Sex Education – When Is The Right Time?

Most parents understand the concept of sexual health education, but many do not consider classroom instructions on sexual health sufficient for their childrenís needs. Although basic information is shared during class, the teenager might not hear or understand everything that he or she needs to know. Sexual health education is a parent's responsibility, awkward as it may be. Still, society, by and large, relies on the formal school system to provide children with the necessary biological and social…

Child Obesity And Why They Shouldn’t Clean Their Plate

According to obesity researchers, the obesity rate has more than doubled for preschoolers and adolescents-and more than tripled for ages 6 to 11-over the past 30 years. Obese children are at greater risk for health problems such as diabetes and heart disease, and often carry these problems into adulthood. So, how do parents help children, and the entire family, eat healthier, both at home and away-from-home? "Talk to your pediatrician, family doctor or registered dietitian to determine the healthiest…

Protecting Children On The Internet – Some Startling Facts

The Internet is like a vast city-full of virtual shops, museums, theaters and recreational activities. But like real cities, there are certain places online that children shouldn't visit alone. A recent study by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children revealed several startling facts about Internet users between the ages of 10 and 17: * One in five children is inappropriately or sexually solicited on the Internet. * One in 33 children receives an aggressive sexual solicitation-someone…