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Things Parents Should Not Say to Non Parents

3 Things Parents Should Not Say to Non Parents

Although the things I am going to say are somewhat obvious mistakes, most parents commit them nonetheless. And this is completely natural. Parents are not some mystical beings armed with an innate knowledge of what to do and what not to do. They are mere humans who make mistakes when raising their kids, and sometimes something wonderful can come out of these mistakes. 1- One of the things parents should not say to non parents is, “you think you are drained? Have kids” of course, the same goes for other similar descriptions instead of (drained) such as tired, unhappy, missing out on life, overworking yourself…etc. Life is not some sort of a race in which we compare the performance of …

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Things You Should Never Say to Parents Who Were Through Premature Birth

5 Things You Should Never Say to Parents Who Were Through Premature Birth

Did you know that premature birth is not that rare? It happens for all sorts of reasons. And many statistics show that one out of each ten moms experience premature birth. However, being a rather common experience doesn’t make it easy for both the parents and their kids. At these times, preemies’ parents don’t want to hear any of the following things: 1- “It is good to expose babies to germs! This will build up their immune systems! So don’t fret so much” Babies – and everyone for that matter –should NEVER be exposed to germs. One should be even more careful considering premature babies since they are at their weakest. 2- “Thank god she/he”, “at least she/he is” or …

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SHOULD PARENTS KEEP THINGS TOO CLEAN FOR THEIR KIDS

SHOULD PARENTS KEEP THINGS TOO CLEAN FOR THEIR KIDS?

The basic nature of young children is to touch every thing in their environment including things that their parents find disgusting. Contagious diseases give a legitimate cause for concern, but some would argue that we have gone overboard with regard to protecting our kids from germs. Research and experts reveal that exposing infants to germs can protect them from illnesses like asthma and allergies. This hygiene hypothesis says that when exposure to viruses, bacteria and parasites is limited early in life, there is a good chance to have autoimmune diseases during adulthood. Kids who attended daycare in early life or grow up on a farm show lower rates of allergies. As baby’s brain needs interaction and stimulation to develop, the …

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THE BIG MISTAKES PARENTS SHOULD NOT DO

MORE ABOUT THE BIG MISTAKES PARENTS SHOULD NOT DO, PART II

Further to our talk, another mistake parents usually, do and it works most of the time, is to bribe your kid to do what you want. Mothers usually bribe their kids with a treat to finish their meals. A mom once offered her two- year- old daughter a piece of chocolate to finish her dinner. It works, but then she demands a piece of chocolate with any small amount of food. Experts say that reinforcing a good behavior is a better method. So, instead of giving your kid a toy or a treat to eat or behave, you better try “I am really proud of your behavior during dinner at grandpa’s”. Furthermore, do not belittle the power of disappointment. When …

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