Parenting Advice and Tips

When it comes to parenting, we could all use a little extra advice and support. Although each family is unique, we all face similar challenges when it comes to raising our children.  Here in our section dedicated to parenting, we try to answer all of your questions about different family issues such as family finance, single parenting, working moms, fatherhood, toddlers, and child development.  We also have some great parenting tips for you and explain to you the importance of reading to your child.  

Things Every Parent Needs To Know

Each family must learn to properly manage their finances, as raising children can be quite expensive. This is particularly true when it comes to the rising costs of higher education.  Learn more about how to manage your family finances and budget for the future, while at the same time trying to provide all of the costly things needed for children throughout their childhood. 

That being said, there’s no denying that different kinds of families will need to make arrangements and accommodations particular to their situation. For example, single parents will need to learn the delicate art of balancing their work and family life so they can still end up with a little extra time for themselves.  Being a single parent is quite possibly the hardest job in the world.  Raising a child is hard work and if you are doing it alone it is even harder.  Check out our articles on single parenting and get some great advice on how to make this task a little more easy.

Working mothers face similar issues as single parents. Learn what options are available to you in terms of childcare, so you can feel less distracted while on the job. Of course, stay-at-home moms must also confront considerable, although somewhat different, challenges.  Find out more about the many challenges that face both working moms and stay at home moms and decide which option might work best for you.  Also find out the pros and cons of each arrangement for the child and hear different opinions about which type of daycare is best for your child--stay at home or daycare.  We also have some great articles to help dads out with raising a family so check out our fatherhood section for some great advice.

Toddlers

When your baby becomes a toddler you have a whole new set of rules to learn.  Read up on the needs of a toddler and what to expect from your child once he or she reaches this new stage.  Also check out our many articles on child development and children's books to find out what is best for your child.

The Joys of the Large Family
Being a parent can sometimes be a bit confusing or overwhelming. Our resident "Supermom" (mother of 12 with loads of parenting experience) has lots of great advice for you. In this series of humorous and insightful articles, learn about the large family first-hand and about how to find those precious moments of quiet time!

And what about dad? Indeed, fatherhood today is a much different kind of responsibility than it was some generations ago. Fathers can find all the information they need on how to be the best dad – and partner – possible, in this comprehensive section.

 

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MccallumH
So i have been married to my husband for a year now. He as a son who is 11 years old i love him to death we do everything together i treat him as my own however when i got with my husband he had told me he got fixed but it could be reversed so we have both saved all the money to get him reversed and now that it has come to the point he told me he does not want to have another child and he only told me he would do it because thats all he heard from me. I tried to talk to him and express how important it is to me to have a family and to have 1 child with him and that i want the bond he has with his son with a child of our own he says we cant afford a child which we can i am only 22 but he is 31 he also says he does not want to be 50 and raising a child i told him if he said no it would break us and he still said no. so i left last night but i missed him so much however i feel if i go back home he wins and i will stay married to him but i will never be a MOM. what do i do
5 years ago
HappyMumma
Hi, I have a toddler who I fear is not going to except the arrival of our new baby due in a few months...His been the centre of attention and I think his really going to struggle - Any advice on how to make this easier for him would be great?
5 years ago
twila mills mosby
DONT NO WERE YOU LIVE BUT I HAVE BEEN SOME WHAT IN YOUR SHOES AN IF I WAS ABLE TO HAVE MORE KIDS I WOULD HAVE A HOME FULL WE HAVE 3 LOVELY KIDS MY SON 22 AN MY GIRL 18 AN MY HUSBUND HAS A GIRL THAT IS 15 GOING ON 21 LOL . SO ONE MORE IS JUST LIKE A FAMILY . I WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU I AM ON FACEBOOK
5 years ago
fabrice melingui
i know im fabrice melingui too old to be adopted im 18years old now. But i have no real family or friends. I talk to my mom once in a while but we have no real relationship other than a very disfunctional one. and i have my kids. Im pretty much alone with no family or friends. Ive had a really hard life and childhood. I feel im misunderstood alot. . Ive lost all my friends over the years because they were not good influences on me or my children. So i find myself alone and depressed. I never knew my father growing up and my mom wasnt around much.i was hoping to find a family or friend that i could be close to and share joys that i do not know with, to have conversations with, to share my feelings and not be judge to have christmas with and go to parks with and just be a family or friends. please no mean comments, im serious and just would like a good friend or a real family. and yes... i love my kids and they are my family i just mean like a mom or sister i never had ect...
5 years ago
hershekiss
Hi, I am a working mother, my daughter will be 4months in less than 2 weeks, and the hardest thing was finding her a good babysitter thank god I found a close family friend, but I know the time is coming where she will need to go to daycare because I want her to also learn as she gets older...Any suggestions for daycare assistance programs?
6 years ago