Drug testing

Top Five Ways To Stay In Touch With Your Child

Once your little boy/girl goes off to school, you may find that your "special talks" occur less frequently... You may become disheartened by the mere fact that your child now has new friends to share his daily stories with...


To prevent yourself from losing your mind and losing touch with your child when he/she goes to school full-time, try the following five exercises in communication.

1) Make it a point to ask your child about his/her day as soon as you see him/her after school. (Do not accept a "nothing" response - rephrase your question as many times as needed to get a "real" response: for example: What did you learn today? or What was the best part of your day today?)

2) Make it a priority to ask your child what they brought home in their backpack each day. (Do not pry too much but do make it your business to know what they have in their backpack every day...)

3) Get involved with your child's homework. Even if they're only in kindergarten or first grade, their teacher probably will send some type of homework home at least once a week, keep an eye out for this and then be an active participant in the completion of any homework.

4) Become a volunteer at your child's school. Almost every school, whether public or private, needs help - parent volunteers in many areas. Donate your time, your expertise, your knowledge, your love and compassion for children....

5) If you cannot volunteer your time and get to know your child's classmates, give something of yourself in some other way that will keep you involved in your child's life. Any type of effort/interaction on your part with their teacher will bring satisfaction and reward to you and your child.

The bottom line is simple. Just because your child is now in school seven or eight hours a day - does not mean he/she does not STILL need you and/or that you cannot continue to be an active part of their daily life.

Resource Box - ? Danielle Hollister (2004) is the Publisher of BellaOnline Quotations Zine - A free newsletter for quote lovers featuring more than 10,000 quotations in dozens of categories like - love, friendship, children, inspiration, success, wisdom, family, life, and many more. Read it online at - http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8364.a sp

In The News:

As levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rise and warm the globe, Antarctica's ice will become more vulnerable to cycles on an astronomical scale, particularly the tilt of our planet is as it spins around its axis.
It appears that Romeo, the world's loneliest frog, may have finally found love. 
How can humans limit catastrophic climate change?
Harvard University Astronomy Department chair Avi Loeb is no stranger to controversy. His suggestion that a strange object spotted entering our solar system from deep space could be an alien probe is just the most recent example.
Hundreds of elk were captured on video streaming across a road in Washington State
It’s not what you expect to see on a walk along the beach. But visitors to a popular Western Australian beach made a terrifying discovery after coming across a hungry snake making a meal of a massive lizard.
The great white shark known as "Deep Blue," believed to be the biggest great white on record, has reportedly been spotted swimming in Hawaiian waters.
Oumuamua was discovered in October 2017 and is now making its way towards Saturn's orbit, has sparked much discussion about what it is, but there is one thing it may not be, according to a new study. Special.
For freshly grown produce, space is truly the final frontier.
A new study theorizes that as climate change continues to disrupt the oceans around the world, waves are becoming stronger and more powerful.

Whos Teaching Your Child About Money?

Managing money is one of the most critical skills we... Read More

What Are Reasonable Expectations of a Child?

To have reasonable expectations of our children is an important... Read More

Five Ways To Build Super-Strong Relationships With Your Children

One of the questions I ask in parenting presentations is... Read More

Whats in a Name?

My cousin boasts five names and I confess that when... Read More

How to Teach Anger Management to Your Child

Most of us recognize the continuing escalation of violence around... Read More

Drinking and Driving: Will Your Child Become a Statistic?

Just two days ago, another 15-year old child was added... Read More

Effective Troubled Teen Programs

Not all parents subscribe to the notion of "tough love,"... Read More

The Secrets To Improving Childrens Behaviour

Most parents at some stage are driven to distraction by... Read More

Using Diet, Counseling, and Attend to Overcome ADHD

When it comes to the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity... Read More

Really Good News About Your Children?s Video Games

Research published by University of Rochester neuroscientists C. Shawn Green... Read More

Guide to Choosing LEGO Toys for Children

If you're looking for toys that are both fun to... Read More

Defrazzle with Hug Therapy

"Hugging is healthy: it helps the body's immunity system, it... Read More

The Forgotten Secret of the Ancient Greeks that Shows Us How to Keep Our Teenagers Out of Trouble

To every thing there is a season, and a time... Read More

Spending Time With Your Child

Why Is Spending Time with Your Child So Important?For children... Read More

How to Assist Troubled Teens

What parents of a teen haven't wondered where their sweet... Read More

The Most Powerful Question a Parent Can Ask?

The question I have for you drives right to the... Read More

Fizzy Sherbet ? A Sweet Science Lesson for Your Kids!

Fizzy sherbet in a paper bag with a strawberry lollipop... Read More

Intro to Medications for ADD ADHD

The most common medications used in the treatment of Attention... Read More

A Night Out For Mom & Dad

Is your babysitter watching the kids and your k9 family... Read More

Is There Any Real Use For A Fun Quiz?

Q. I don't like my children spending so much time... Read More

A Quiz for Parents: What Are They REALLY Learning?

Picture this. Your child comes home with a special assignment... Read More

8 Tips To Save On Child Care Costs

Child care costs are are one of the most expensive... Read More

ADHD: Dialogue with a Non-Believer, Part Four

Dear Sir, It was with some interest that I read... Read More

Of Kings and Youth Leadership

(Isaiah 11:6 KJV) The wolf also shall dwell with the... Read More

Books Around the House Make A Difference in Literacy Rates

We need a grass roots campaign targeted towards parents to... Read More

top led manufacturers garage induction lights Pete's produce .