When something needs to be done, you’re the one to do it. You’re the go-to person in your family and with your friends. You plan the parties and you drive — and drive and drive — your children and everyone else’s. It often feels as if you’re the only reliable person you know. The trouble is: Everyone else thinks that way, too. Especially your children.
You have to wonder why, when the U.S. Census reports that the single child family is the fastest growing family unit, people tell you to have another child (or you think you should). Proponents of large or larger families claim your only child will be spoiled, lonely, or selfish or worse.
Even if you held to an exercise schedule during the long pandemic, it’s time to move more and override the child who says, “I don’t want to go for a walk.” Surprising new insights into the benefits of walking and step-by-step motivation to walk more for you and your children–including new ways to encourage them. … Read More
For years, our family had “Ralph” in all his plush furry glory. He was our secret sauce for building the children’s memories. How children remember differs by their age and the “ingredients” parents need to use… Read More
Help your adult child prepare to leave home with these six tips. According to a Pew Research study, 52% of young adults live with one or both of their parents. This number has been steadily increasing for some time, but now due to the economic effects of the pandemic, more and more individuals have moved… MALTA Registered Cover Valletta to Chicago 7-7-1965 Cancel
Report after report predicts fewer babies as a result of the pandemic. Most base their findings on the large number of women saying that they plan to put off having babies or have fewer of them. If you have one child and are on the fence about having more children, you may want to consider if or why… Read More
Historically, natural disasters, terrorist attacks and blackouts have affected the birth rate. Similarly, initial signs during the COVID-19 pandemic point to fewer babies in the coming years, continuing a trend that first gained noticeable momentum during the Great Recession. You may be wondering if you should have a baby during the pandemic or if you’re Being Practical… Read More
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