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Wait! Don't Get Married Unless You've Asked Your Partner These 15 Questions. Marriage is a big step and a bit commitment in your partnership. If you're thinking about popping the question, you might want to be extra clear on these 15 questions. 1) If we have kids, who will be the primary caregiver? Will it be split evenly between us? 2) Are we clear on each others financial obligations and goals? Do our ideas of spending and saving work?

3) What are our expectations for cleanliness of the house? 4) Have we discussed fully our overall health history? Mental, physical and emotional? 5) Are we adequately affectionate toward one another? 6) Can we easily discuss with each other our sexual frustrations, needs, and fears? 7) Will there be a television in the bedroom? Yeah, this is a big one. 8) Do we truly trust each other and listen to the other's ideas and complaints. 9) Do we truly understand each other's spiritual beliefs and are we comfortable with each other's faith or lack thereof? Are we able to meet each other's spiritual needs? Will our parents interfere in our marriage? Parents must take back control from kids, psychologist says. NEW YORK — Dr. Leonard Sax has been a family physician and psychologist for 27 years, conducting workshops around the world for parents, teachers, social workers, counsellors, school psychologists and juvenile justice professionals.

He’s also a dad, and it’s from all those perspectives that he took on his fourth book, an alarm bell of sorts titled The Collapse of Parenting, out recently from Basic Books. Sax, who lives in Exton, Pennsylvania, argues that families are facing a crisis of authority, where the kids are in charge, out of shape emotionally and physically, and suffering because of it. He calls for a reordering of family life in response. A conversation with Sax: The Associated Press: What exactly do you mean by a collapse of parenting? Sax: I wrote about an office visit with a 10-year-old boy who is sitting and playing a game on his mobile phone, ignoring me and his mom as I’m talking with his mom about his stomachache.

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33 Insanely Smart Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding. 6 Rules to Live By When You Discipline Your Child | Lisa Firestone. Anyone can tell you that discipline is a messy business. Not even the best of parents could possibly get it right all the time. However, part of what complicates the process of teaching our kids to behave is that parents bring a lot of their own baggage to the table. Kids can be a big trigger of feelings from your childhood, feelings you aren't even aware of anymore. When a child acts up, it can stir you up, making you feel intense and heated. It can cause you to feel insulted, disregarded or ashamed.

As Dr. 1. When you're wound up yourself, your behavior may not only be mis-attuned but inconsistent. 2. Discipline isn't effective when it's a matter of releasing your own frustration. 3. Once they're calmer, you can help them find a solution to the problem. 4. 5. It's a familiar image: the parent dragging their kid across the playground to apologize to a child he or she has upset. 6. Today, parents want to be liked by their children. Read More from Dr. Also on The Huffington Post: Close. 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks. Fuck yeah sex education. Fuck yeah sex education. Fuck yeah sex education. 5 Insider Tips for Not Getting Screwed by Car Salesmen. Statistically, most people would rather get stabbed in the eye with a steak knife than talk to a car salesman. We're just barely joking about that -- a poll found that 83 percent of Americans dread having to buy a car, and 20 percent said they would give up sex for a month if it meant they wouldn't have to deal with the soul-crushing haggling experience.

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Looking back over my 13 years of parenting so far, I see many common “truths” about parenthood that have proven to be more fiction than fact. And dishonesty sucks. As someone who prizes truth, especially regarding parenting, I thought I’d shed my own personal light on some of these beliefs. Here are the five biggest lies about parenthood I was told… 1. Breastfeeding Shouldn’t Hurt. Maybe breastfeeding shouldn’t hurt, but it does, at first. After a couple of weeks, everything toughened up and evened out and it was smooth sailing from there. And it makes sense, really. The problem with saying it shouldn’t hurt, is that when it does, new moms think there’s something wrong with them, like they have some defect that means they shouldn’t breastfeed. 2. Just last night, our 9-year-old came into our room at 2 a.m. with a bad dream. And when they were babies? Then the occasional bad dreams kicked in. And you know what the “experts” consider sleeping through the night? Best excuse ever. 3. 4. 5.

5 Reasons Modern-Day Parenting Is in Crisis, According to a British Nanny | Emma Jenner. I generally am quite an optimistic person. I tend to believe that everything will work out for the best unless the evidence is overwhelmingly to the contrary, and anyone who knows me will tell you that I am not prone to drama. That's why when I say that modern parenting is in serious trouble -- crisis, even -- I hope you'll listen, and listen carefully.

I've worked with children and their parents across two continents and two decades, and what I've seen in recent years alarms me. Here are the greatest problems, as I see them: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I fear that if we don't start to correct these five grave parenting mistakes, and soon, the children we are raising will grow up to be entitled, selfish, impatient and rude adults. Watch Emma Jenner on HuffPost Live: Like Us On Facebook | Follow Us On Twitter | Contact HuffPost Parents Also on HuffPost: Close Getty If there's one thing that researchers have confirmed in recent years, it's that breastfeeding has benefits. 1. Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a... | TeachThemHowToThink. Hostvsparasite: psychofactz: More Facts on... | TeachThemHowToThink. Hostvsparasite: psychofactz: More Facts on Psychofacts :) This is true!

We’re using some ASL with Viva, and her little hands are always going! Oh! I’ve never talked about this before! (I don’t think??) I don’t recall my daughter “babbling” with her hands as an infant (but I wasn’t really looking for it either), but I do know that by teaching her the signs for “more” and “all done” she was able to express her consent by 6 or 7 months. More and Done were our first signs, then we added Milk, Food, Book, Outside, Mom, Dad, Brother and Toilet (which we used, at first, as needing a diaper change, and then by 18 months for her to indicate she needed to use the actual toilet). Seriously, signing with your baby is incredibly easy, completely free, and gives them the ability to communicate their needs and wants to you WAY before they are able to talk.

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That girl is a problem | becoming an adult cheat sheet!!! Fuck yeah sex education. Babies Breastfed 6 Months Or Longer Linked To Better Developmental Skills (STUDY) BY SHEREEN JEGTVIG NEW YORK Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:00am EST (Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers, in a new study from Greece. Earlier research tied breastfeeding to better thinking and memory skills. But how it's related to language skills and movement and coordination had been less clear.

The new study doesn't prove breastfeeding is responsible for better development, but it shows a strong association, researchers said. Most evidence "pretty clearly shows there are significant medical benefits of breast-feeding," Dr. Dimitri Christakis told Reuters Health in an email. Christakis is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington and director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute.

For their report, Dr. Psychologists also tested children's cognitive abilities, language skills and motor development at 18 months. Fuck yeah sex education. The Natural Health Page. 6 Great Ways To Help Your Toddler Move Through Their Emotions (Works For Grown Ups Too!) By Morgan Shanahan | Living with a toddler is kind of like living with an emotional time bomb. Like, imagine if you expressed every emotion you felt at the exact moment you felt it and acted on every impulse all the time, and that’s pretty much Toddlerhood in a nutshell.

(In other words, AWESOME.) Lately, my daughter has taken to running around the house at bedtime yelling “MY ENERGY IS UP!!!” (which, by the way I honestly have no idea where she learned that) so we’ve started trying to combat that with a little bedtime workout/yoga. Anyway, a little accidental movement therapy has done wonders for our bedtime woes so when I heard about movement specialist Michelle Turner and her “gentle movement therapy” for helping toddlers quite literally move through their emotions, I was instantly interested in what she had to say. Six Ways To Help Your Toddler Learn To Move Through Emotion Funny Face "Mimick her. Even Toddlers Get The Blues There's an exception to Michelle's funny face rule: 9 Subtle Lies We All Tell Ourselves. When I was at university, I was convinced that I wanted to be an investment banker and work on Wall Street.

A year later, it took all of about three hours in the cubicle miasma known as State Street for that dream to evaporate. In hindsight, I didn’t want to be a banker as much as I wanted to feel powerful and important. Fortunately, I found other ways to meet those needs. There was also a period of time when I was convinced that my ex-girlfriend left me because I wasn’t good enough for her and so I had to prove myself to every woman I ever met. But after a lot of over-compensation around other women, I eventually realized that I was fine and much better off without her. Then there was the idea that every bad emotion I ever experienced was a result of some underlying trauma and that by “working through it,” I was precipitating some sort of transformation in myself.

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