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No one prepares you to be a step parent. It is not a life skill that you nurture from a young age. Nor is it instinctive. And to make things more complex, you adorn this role at a time when you are faced with multiple new challenges in life – you might be a widower/divorcee person marrying another widower/divorcee with children. You might also be a single person marrying a widower/divorcee with children. In both the cases, you have a new spouse, a new set of in-laws, a new home, new set of relatives and the challenges that come with ‘moving on and starting new’. And when you add fragile, confused children to the mix, it becomes much more complicated. While step-parenting, much like biological parenting, is all about patience, love and communication, we hope the following tips help you to cope and excel at it!
10 Tips For Becoming A Great Step-parent
Be realistic: As a step parent, you would expect the same warm and close relationship with your step children, as you would with your biological children. While this is ideal, it is not always realistic. At least not in the beginning. Expect the children to be confused or withdrawn at best....
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In India, vacations greet you in all seasons, winter, rainy and the months-long summer vacations. In our children’s dictionary, the word vacation is synonymous with holidays. Your kids are likely to pressurize you to take them on a holiday. No wonder as their friends are going to explore different places, they also want to go. Know about the Top 8 Summer Vacations Destinations In India. With the summer vacation just about the corner, it could be a well deserved break for you and your kids to break away from mundane routines and enjoy a few days off! If you are confused about choosing an apt destination, this blog may help you to fix one. You can find top five vacation spot when you have kids here. Top 8 Summer Vacations Destinations In IndiaOoty GoaJim Corbett National ParkKaziranga National ParkPachmari ....
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When you go to the beachside with your kids, you pack many things, including swimming costumes, sunscreen, and tents, to protect your child from sun rays. But, what about the feet of your baby? You might think that flipflops will work just fine. But, flipflops can get lost in the water. The regular shoes are not an ideal choice as they will absorb water. So, what can save the feet of your baby from the searing sand of the beach? It is where Swim Shoes For Kids come to the rescue of your child. These shoes are ideal for protecting your child while playing on the beach. What Is Swim Shoes For Kids? Swimming shoes are the best footwear when you are planning to get into the water. These shoes are made from materials that do not absorb water. So, they will remain light in weight even in the water. It will allow your child to move freely in the water. Thus, swimming shoes are the ideal thing to wear when you are going into the water. Why Do Kids Need Water Shoes? When your child is going into the water, you should make sure that he or she is wearing water shoes. Your....
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Every time someone makes a comment about stay-at-home mums or working mums, others pounce to start a debate on what kind of mums are superior. One group talks about how being for the child is more important and the other group argues how women can and need to have it all. We at www.beingtheparent.com believe that working or not working is a personal choice and it is best not to judge one group or the other. That said, we also understand that there are advantages and disadvantages to both the choices. One of the biggest problem of this constant and never ending debate is that neither of the groups find it easy to come forward with problems they face, lest anyone thinks they made the wrong choice.
10 Ways To Beat The Stay-At-Home Mom Boredom
So being with a baby can get quite stressful. It can be draining and exhausting and you could be in tears by the time the clock strikes 2 p.m. If you are a stay-at-home, despite running the house, taking care of the family and wearing multiple hats, there might be instances of boredom that you feel. There is absolutely no shame in that....
Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love and what better way to celebrate this day than spending it with your children. We bring you 8 super fun and exciting activities you can do with your children to make Valentine’s Day even more special.
8 Fun And Easy Valentine’s Day Activities For Your Child
Hand-made cards and letters: There is nothing more special than a handmade card made by your little baby. Get some chart papers, colors, stickers and pens and sit down with your children to make cards and write notes and letters for each other. This will get your kids all excited and make Valentines a special day. Encourage your kids to write about their feelings and special moments. Help your kids to draw out their special memories. Such activities help the kids to be more expressive and will also help your get valuable insight on your children
DIY gifts: Who says Valentine’s Day is about expensive dinners and over priced gifts and chocolates? Set up a table, get a bunch of papers, glitter, glue and ribbons and make DIY gifts for each other. You can make paper mache and origami articles with your kids. Just....
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If your child is watching TV, and if you are wondering how much is too much, then you are not alone. It is estimated that children under the age of 6 watches on an average 2 hours of TV daily. In fact, this statistics apply even to 60% of infants and toddlers! And for children older than 6, it is estimated that on an average they watch 4 hours of TV (in addition to 2 hours of laptop) daily. That is a lot of screen time! There are many benefits for watching quality TV programs. At the same time, too much of it can be counter-productive. So here is a list of pros and cons of watching TV on children.
Benefits of Watching TV For Children
Drawbacks Of Watching Too Much TV On Children
Benefits of Watching TV For Children
Knowledge: There are many educational programs that run on TV. There are the ones that improve your child’s vocabulary, there are the ones that are focused on wild life and nature, there are the ones that are focused on good habits like healthy eating, and the ones that are focused on showing academic subjects like science and history in an exciting and....