Embracing Parenthood Makes For A Happier Family

“I completely understand the need for friendship and understanding from a supportive crew of other parents,” says Dr. Hassan Alzein of Alzein Pediatrics in Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn, Illinois. “Positive interaction with other children’s caretakers is important to getting through sleepless nights, toilet training, bullying, puberty and teen angst. Everyone likes to feel they are not alone in their journey and in their struggles.”

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Parenting Unplugged: Rediscovering Simplicity in the Modern Age

In a world consumed by technology and constant connectivity, parenting has become more complex than ever before. We find ourselves grappling with screen time battles, digital distractions, and the pressure to keep up with the latest parenting trends. It’s time to hit the pause button and rediscover the beauty of simplicity in the modern age. In this article, I will explore the concept of “Parenting Unplugged” and how it can bring back the joy, connection, and simplicity to our parenting journey.

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When Parents Meddle: How Parental Involvement in Children’s Friendships Can Backfire

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As parents, we naturally want the best for our children, including positive and healthy friendships. However, there is a fine line between supporting our children’s social interactions and overstepping boundaries. In this article, I will explore the potential negative consequences of parents getting overly involved in their children’s friendships. By understanding the pitfalls of excessive interference, we can empower our children to navigate the complexities of friendships independently and foster their social growth.

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Stop crushing children’s dreams

Why is it that some adults just can’t help but crush children’s dreams – I don’t get it! Picture the scene, your six year old says they want to be an astronaut and an adult pipes up “ha, in your dreams!” – “maybe you should be a plumber, teacher, builder….something else”.

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8 Things To Educate Yourself On Before The Baby Arrives

When you've had a baby, especially if it's your first baby lots of people will be asking lots of questions. It kind of seems to come with your new role as a mother - that you are on the receiving end of all of this.

With the arrival of a baby comes a wonderful and life-changing experience. However, soon-to-be parents can often find themselves feeling overwhelmed with all the new knowledge they need to learn before their little one arrives. To help put your mind at ease, here are some essential things you should educate yourself on before welcoming your bundle of joy.

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10 gifts to keep kids moving

To inspire your children to move a bit more this winter, why not get them a gift to help with this. If you are stuck for ideas, here are a few to help you out. I’ve tried to include ideas from a range of price brackets. Things don’t always have to cost a fortune to be great gifts.

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