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Famous Adopted People

FAM, kids By July 20, 2009 Tags: , , , No Comments

Adopted CelebritiesThere are many famous faces who have been adopted over the centuries.

Though by no means a complete list, there are many celebrities and thinkers who were raised by parents other than their biological ones. After reading this list of successful people, maybe you’ll want to get adopted too! (Or at least try your luck at first lady.)

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Montessori method of schooling

FAM, kids By July 8, 2008 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

The Montessori method is an educational method for children, based on theories of child development originated by Italian educator Maria Montessori in the late 19th and early 20th century. It is applied primarily in preschool and elementary school settings, though some Montessori high schools exist.

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Robeez Weekend Collection

FAM, kids By May 5, 2008 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Robeez Weekend CollectionLeave it to Robeez to come up with yet another winner for your wee ones feet. The Weekend Collection comes in a kaleidoscope of colors with a new shape that is sure to please those of you with a passion for baby fashion.

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Top Ten Parenting Tips

FAM, kids By August 20, 2007 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Raising children can be the most rewarding experience on earth. However, at times, it may also seem like the most frustrating. There are no secrets to being a good parent but these ten tips should get you on the right path.

Set ground rules

No matter what age your child is you must first establish what is and isn’t acceptable. Once they have a framework of behavior they know when they have crossed the line and the consequences of their action.

Be a strong role model


Don’t let your kids catch you behaving in a way they have been scolded for previously. Remember your children look up to you for guidance. If they see you get frustrated or angry they will copy this behavior in the future.

Make the punishment fit the crime


If your child misbehaves by not putting their toys away when asked on the first occasion it does not mean they should sent to bed without dinner. Again consistency is important. Decide what the appropriate level of punishment for the behavior is, and stick to it.

Be consistent

Which behavior is worse: A tantrum in a grocery store with strangers watching or the same tantrum in the privacy of your own home? Just because there are other people watching does not mean the level of behavior is worse. Nor does it imply that the punishment should be more severe. Ensure that you are consistent when using punishment to discipline your child.

Praise your children for good behavior

Instead of only focusing on what they do wrong, remember to praise them when they are being well behaved. This reinforces their behavior that led to the praise and makes it more likely to continue on the future.

Conflict

There will be times when your child just plain refuses to do what they are told. They are old enough to realize they can say NO. This is a sign that your child is becoming more independent but they do not fully understand the situation. Explain to your child the reason why they must do as they are told. Discuss the situation with them and in a manner that you would like to be spoken too.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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