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Take all advice with a cheerful smile but ultimately, follow what seems to be the best advice and your gut instincts. If you follow all the advice you are given...even all the GOOD advice, you will be schizoid by your child's first birthday.
Mommy of 8
show love with words and hugs
Get a lot of information as you can (read books, articles, ask friends and family) and trust your gut.
Check out my blog for some fun tips! I tell it like it is :) Enjoy!
allow them to learn their own personality within safe discipline of you thier parent
Start to clean up your home and personal care routines, developing babies and children are most susceptible to toxin exposure simply due to their size and developing bodies. Check out my site on detoxifying your home, I am currently redesigning the format due to re-launch some time this spring. In the meantime, I invite you to visit the site which is still loaded with practical information you can start to apply today and it's never too late to start!
slow and simple so that all goes well and you really enjoy your ride along the road of parenthood
As an educational consultant and director of Merit School, I have to say: It is never too early to start thinking about the educational needs of your child.
Now there are enough studies to prove the benefits of preschool and quality child care. It is a fact that children who attend a well-run preschool do better in life later on. Here in Santa Cruz County, I have visited many preschools where the children look like poor little deer in the headlights. The teachers and caregivers are burnt-out and not engaging the children in activities. This concern led me to take on the task myself. It doesn't have to be overwhelming. I am a mother who kept my job and my sanity while doing it.
If you have already visited the preschools and child care centers in your area and have determined, as many insightful parents have, that many of the teaching methods and teachers are not up to the task of reaching your child socially and cognitively, then you can consider the alternative of in-home preschool and childcare.
Basically, I have developed a home-school program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Once you assess your needs, I have outlined in my book:The Working Mother's Guide to: Free Child Care In Your Home, how to set up your home to take on a few more children. Imagine social interaction and caregivers of your choice, giving your children the activities that start your child off in the right direction.
The best part about it is: you don't pay a dime, and you have time to work when your child is close by and well-taken care of.
“This book is the most comprehensive guide I’ve found concerning home based educational programs. It’s clear, pragmatic approach makes it perfect for parents who are searching for a structured, enriched learning program on an average income. I would highly recommend this book to any parent looking for affordable, quality and personalized early education for their child.”
- J. Bettancourt
Santa Cruz, CA
Be patient with them. Its a lof of hard work but I promise you it will pay off in the end, and if you get frustrated just walk away for a moment or two, it really helps