Take Your Child on a Date

Reposted from about.com


One of the memories I cherish most with my daughter Kara was a daddy-daughter party that was sponsored by our local church youth organization. It was a dinner, dance and game night at the church cultural hall. Among the activities were some competition games (including a pie eating contest), a dinner, photos taken of dad and daughter in costumes provided, and a little game show activity where dads and daughters were able to answer questions about each other. I still have that silly photo from about ten years ago now and remember the evening fondly.

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Be a Good Dad for Your Son: Solve the Communication Puzzle

Be a Good Dad for Your Son: Solve the Communication Puzzle

Reposted from fathers.com

By Carey Casey

Think about the last conversation you had with your child. Did you walk away feeling closer to him, or did it raise your blood pressure by a few points? Was your child smiling, or looking for something else to do? Or was he rolling his eyes?

For every dad, good communication is vital. Although some dads are fantastic at getting their kids to open up for those heart-to-heart talks, it’s more like a puzzle for many guys. And if we aren’t great at it, how can we equip our children to be good communicators.

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Seven fears expectant fathers face

Edited and reposted from BabyCenter

By Jerrold Lee Shapiro

From the moment you learn of your partner’s pregnancy, you’re thrust into a strange new world and encouraged to participate in the pregnancy and birth process. Yet, you may feel awkward about sharing your fears and insecurities. That’s only natural. Here are seven common fears faced by fathers-to-be

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21 Tips for Raising Kids with ADHD When You Have ADHD Too

Edited and reposted from PsychCentral

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tends to run in families, so it’s common for both parent and child to struggle with the disorder. Naturally, this can create unique challenges when it comes to parenting.

“Having ADD and parenting a child with ADD has been one of the most difficult challenges in my life,” said Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and coach who specializes in ADHD and is founder and director of ADDConsults.com. Matlen’s daughter has ADHD and other special needs. She frequently hears from parents with ADHD who also worry about their ability to parent.

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Parenting Children With Allergies

Tips for coping with the stress of your child’s chronic allergies.

By Jennifer Nelson

Reposted from WebMD 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD

One in four U.S. children suffers from allergies. If your child is one of them, you know the drill: They can feel run down, develop secondary sinus infections or asthma, and be cranky. Allergies can be downright miserable for everyone in the family.

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Myths and misperceptions about school bullying : Overcoming stereotypes and false perceptions of school bullying and child bullying

Edited and Reposted from bullyonline.org

There’s no bullying here

It’s in schools which say “there’s no bullying here” that you are most likely to find bullying. Bullying happens in every school; good schools are proactive in their approach and deal with incidents of bullying promptly, firmly and fairly. Bad schools deny it, ignore it, justify it, rationalise it, handle it inappropriately, sweep it under the carpet, blame the victim of bullying, blame the parents of the victim of bullying, say they’ve “ticked all the boxes” and make lots of impressive noises but take no substantive action.

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30 great books for dads to read their kids.

1.) Baby Dance by Ann Taylor – While Mom is napping, Dad comforts his baby daughter and soon they are dancing and singing their way through this action poem. A great addition to board-book collections.

2.) Because Your Daddy Loves You by Andrew Clements – A book paying tribute to a dad’s unconditional love and patience. It’s nice to see a book promoting the positives of a father-child relationship.

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