7 things moms wish they knew before they got pregnant

7 THINGS MOMS WISH THEY KNEW BEFORE THEY GOT PREGNANT

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Being a mom is the hardest job on earth, so that means there are some things you might want to start preparing for now.

Becoming a mother is one of the most wonderful things that can happen to a woman, but it can also be a scary, unnerving and overwhelming thing.

Even if you have a child or you feel prepared to be a mother, there may be some things you wished you’d known before that adorable, squirming bundle of joy is placed in your arms.

Here are a few of the things most moms wish they knew before getting pregnant, and if you are on your way to becoming a mother, you will want to know as well.

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3-year-old boy tragically dies from parent’s ‘ONE mistake’; Mother says his death was completely preventable

3-YEAR-OLD BOY TRAGICALLY DIES FROM PARENT’S ‘ONE MISTAKE’; MOTHER SAYS DEATH WAS COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE

Lindsey Miller
Don’t let this happen to your child.

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4 things parents do that cause their children to secretly cry in the night

4 THINGS PARENTS DO THAT CAUSE THEIR CHILDREN TO SECRETLY CRY IN THE NIGHT

Gary and Joy Lundberg

Open your eyes to see what you are doing that may be causing secret sorrow and tears in your child’s life.

Sometimes parents don’t realize the impact certain behaviors have on their children. Loving parents don’t want to harm their children physically or psychologically, but if you’re not careful it can happen. These actions can cause those precious little souls you love so much to cry in the night, unbeknownst to you.

1. You allow your small children to see distressing news

Children don’t have the experience to process news-reported tragedies. Everything becomes very real, like it happened next door or could happen right in their own house. Even if it could, little children should not be burdened by the possibility of it. They can be frightened to their very core. Watch what your children see on TV news and what you talk about in their presence.

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Science reveals the best age to have children; women can’t believe it

SCIENCE REVEALS THE BEST AGE TO HAVE CHILDREN; WOMEN CAN’T BELIEVE IT

For your health’s sake, carefully plan when you’ll have children according to your age.

The ideal age when a woman should have children is a hot topic. Many women postpone pregnancy for various reasons like wanting a carefree young life, developing their career or traveling with their spouse before starting a family. All of these reasons contradict the many theories claiming the ideal age to have children is during your 20s.

But, these theories are changing and evolving. Scientists are now saying something different from what everyone has heard before.

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The Strange Way Childhood Shapes Your Adult Relationships

THE STRANGE WAY CHILDHOOD SHAPES YOUR ADULT RELATIONSHIPS

Kyle Benson

Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, Harlow unethically experimented with monkeys in order to understand the effects of deprivation on human infants.

He raised infant monkeys in isolation.

Isolation

Despite being fed, some died. Others were frightened and behaved in an abnormal manner.  When he placed these isolated monkeys in a social environment, the monkeys were socially inept.

This makes sense. If you’re 25 and have never interacted with a single human being, then you have no basis of language or social norms, and you will fear others trying to interact with you.

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Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

SHARING THESE 20 TRUTHS WITH YOUR CHILD COULD CHANGE THEIR LIFE

Marc Chernoff

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
― Margaret Mead

Our children grow up so fast.  Before we know it they’re out there somewhere in the real world, and we’re left hoping that we’ve done enough to prepare them for everything they’ll encounter.  Angel and I talk to course students and coaching clients on a regular basis – mothers and fathers alike – who share these sentiments.  They worry about their children.  They wonder if they’ve done a good enough job parenting up to this point.  And Angel and I totally get it too.  Oftentimes we feel the same way.  We’re concerned about our son Mac’s well-being and education, and we discuss it frequently, just like most parents.

In fact, from what we’ve researched and studied, the well-being and education of their children is more important to most parents than just about anything else – health care, cost of living, public safety, and even their own well-being.  And believe it or not, most non-parents also say they’re concerned about the well-being and intellectual growth of society’s youth; this concern seems to cut cleanly across gender, ethnicity, age, income and political affiliation.  So the reality is, to a great extent, we all collectively care about our children.   And that’s a really beautiful thing when you think about it.

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Parenting

PARENTING

A father’s influence goes to the fourth generation after him. Whitney Houston’s parents Emily (Cissy) and John Houston divorced when she was at kindergarten. Together with lover, Bobby Brown, Whitney smoked crack in the presence of their 5 year old daughter, Bobbi Kristina. At 22, Bobbi died of drug abuse…her mother Whitney died at 48 on similar grounds. Great careers and more importantly, great lives lost due to weak fatherhood.

💡While there is little you can do about your ancestors, there is something that you can do about your descendants. One thing that prevents a man from being a good father is that he hasn’t completed being a boy. To be in your children’s’ memory tomorrow, you have to be in their lives’ today. Having children doesn’t make you a father. Raising them does.

💡There are many of us who were raised up in unstable families but we don’t have to pass it on to our children. We don’t have to fight in the presence of our children. We can choose to shield their emotions from our disputes as adults. To a large extent, you are a product of your early relationships

💡Unstable parents create insecure children. Stable parents raise stable children. Children need affection (hugs,), attention (listening) and affirmation (positive words), every day. When a man loves his wife, it creates security and stability. The best gift a father can give his children is to love their mother. Children learn how to handle feelings, loses, failure and conflicts at home.

💡Regrettably, parenting can neither be delegated nor suspended for a while as we work for the ring of fame and fortune. The growth of children is irreversible. Like a young tree, it takes the bends directed by the gardener, so is the life of a child. You can’t shape it in adulthood; you can’t pick it from where you left after you reach the top in your career pursuits. It’s always easier to model young boys than to rehabilitate grown up men.

💡If you invest in your child, you don’t have to invest for your child. Children require presence not presents. No amount of gifts and meeting financial obligations can replace your personal presence. Any written will can be torn in a few years after the demise of the writer of the will. The only sure inheritance that you can leave behind is the investment you make in your child not for your child.

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Never Touch a Neighbour’s Child

neighbour's child

NEVER TOUCH A NEIGHBOUR’S CHILD

Parentinggist

I am a happy mother of four children.

There are happy moments and there are moments of decision too.

Of course if you have more than a child, then you are in for  “nasty” moments some of  the time.

This is not to discourage you after all as it will leave you with awesome memories and no regrets.

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Why Are Parenting Styles Important?

WHY ARE PARENTING STYLES IMPORTANT?

Parentinggist

parenting styles important

Are Parenting Styles Important? Parents have different parenting styles. Do parenting styles really matter? What is the effect of parenting styles on child development?

As parents, our aim is to raise our children to become healthy, well rounded and successful adults. Isn’t this your aim?

Every child is unique and different from the other, thus your parenting journey with each child is unique and distinct too.

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Parenting and Sleep Deprivation, Do they go Hand in Hand?

PARENTING AND SLEEP DEPRIVATION: DO THEY GO HAND IN HAND?

Eugene Gabriel

Parenting and sleep Deprivation
Do you think parenting and sleep deprivation go hand in hand? Well, if you do, then you have gotten it all wrong!

The birth of a child is a thing to be celebrated in every household. No words can describe the amount of joy that the parents feel when they hold their little bundle of joy in their arms for the very first time. From baby’s room to the clothes…they have got it all planned out. What most new parents aren’t ready for, are the sleepless nights full of crying, feeding and diaper changing.

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