Parenting Spotlight

Guest Blog Posts about Parenting, Family and Kids

Raising Happy Children

Raising Happy Children

A Simple Formula for Raising Happy Children, By: Roger Herst Want your kids to be happy? If you’re like most parents, it’s your most fervent wish. But is this just a pipe dream? Or is happiness more substantive? Is it possible that parents can actually do something constructive to create happy children? YES, THEY CAN! Parents(…)

Mother of 11-Year-Old Autistic Son Shares Moving Testimony

Mother of 11-Year-Old Autistic Son Shares Moving Testimony

In honor of World Autism Day you can receive 20% off of FireAvert with promo code safe2016 for the month of April. After years of fighting fires that were caused by unattended ranges, firefighter Peter Thorpe created a solution to stop stove fires from happening and it is saving lives—including the lives of vulnerable families with children(…)

Finding rays of hope for tragic losses

Finding rays of hope for tragic losses

When we think of books for children, we think of a fun story that will have us giggling, laughing or cuddling up with each other.  We think of colorful and whimsical illustrations.  We don’t often think of the lessons a book can teach us or are meant to teach us.  We are so honored to(…)

FREE NUTRITION SERIES FOR PARENTS

It can be a challenge for parents to prepare healthy, nutritious meals on a budget, and busy schedules make dining together as a family difficult.  “Nutrition Education for Parents,” a free series of classes at the Dayton Metro Library’s Belmont Branch, offers cost-saving tips, easy meal preparation and nutrition information for parents. The classes, led(…)

Parents Awake to Your Children’s Voices an Thoughts

Parents Awake to Your Children’s Voices an Thoughts

Few would disagree that parenting is a difficult job. It does not come with instructions or how-to manuals, nor is there something innate that takes over, above all else, to insure children will develop into emotionally healthy, stable adults. In her new book, ‘PARENTS Awake to Your Children’s Voices and Thoughts,’ Marti Eicholz presents her(…)

Hair Can Put Your Child at Risk

Hair Can Put Your Child at Risk

Guest blog post by Robin Carneke-Green, http://about.me/TheRobinsNest I am a member of many parent, grandparent, and Bonus Parent boards and an anonymous mother shared her story recently, which got me thinking perhaps this is something I should address.  Yes, I have seen it happen with little ones in my life, but never to the degree of(…)