Parenting

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As a New Dad Feeling Useless / Left out? What WORKED for Me!

Many new dads, including myself, have mixed emotions with the birth of their new child. They may feel great joy and elation, but at the same time, feel left out. They may feel as though their needs are no longer catered for, and that they aren’t important to their partner anymore. If you’re a new …

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19 Disadvantages of a Big Family – Ultimate List

Are you thinking of growing your existing family? It’s important to give some thought to the downside of having a larger family. While the thought of giving your children many siblings to grow up with seems appealing, there are actually several disadvantages of a big family. I have one daughter. Having more than two or …

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Benefits of Dad Talking to Baby in Womb – Worth the Effort?

As a father, bonding with your unborn baby can be challenging, especially since you can’t see or feel them. In fact, it might seem a little silly to be chatting to someone else’s belly! There are several benefits to a dad talking to their unborn baby. Studies have shown that this type of bonding has …

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When to Start Buying Baby Stuff (When Pregnant / Adopting)

Whether you’re expecting your baby in the next nine months or in a few weeks’ time, planning when to start buying baby stuff when pregnant requires considering some factors. The same applies if you’re wondering when to start buying baby items when adopting.  Some parents like to start purchasing things for the baby as soon …

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Can I Bring My Baby to College with Me? (Complete Guide)

Did you know that more than 5 million students in college are currently pregnant or parenting? Being a parent shouldn’t stop you from attending classes and graduating from college. But many mothers and fathers are if they can bring their baby (incl. newborn) to their college campus, e.g. when they attend classes. You can bring …

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Why Does My Dad Hate Me? (EVERYTHING You Need to Know!)

Growing up with a toxic father can have a devastating effect on anyone. You may be wondering constantly, even for years why your dad hates you. It may leave a person believing they were not good enough from as early as their childhood. Constant shouting and bouts of verbal abuse can have severe psychological effects …

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Do Child Actors Go to School? Options & Child Celebrity Examples

If your child has recently been lucky enough to land their first acting role, you might be delighted and concerned at the same time. Delighted because their talent is finally being showcased and concerned because it raises the question if child actors go to school? I have great news for you: there are several options …

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Common Symptoms Of Allergy for Children – a Dad’s Perspectives

As a dad, the health of your child is the most important thing. It is normal for any underlying health conditions to be picked up and diagnosed early on, and you will be given advice and medication to help your child deal with these conditions. However, a common underlying health problem that many of us …

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103 Hobbies for ALL Dads (New, Single, Divorced, Retired)

Hobbies are a wonderful way of doing something creative, fun, and relaxing while leaving you feeling fulfilled at the end of the day. My list of 103 hobbies for dads will have you exploring a range of life experiences beyond your office or daily family life.  As a father of a three-year-old princess, I use …

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9 Reasons for Regretting Fatherhood (Complete List?)

It’s often taken for granted that every parent feels blissful about their role as a father or mother. But, regrets can crop up for a number of reasons including feeling a loss of freedom. If you’re regretting fatherhood, you’re not alone.  It helps to understand why you may be having these regrets during what should …

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7 Awesome Kickstarter Projects for Kids (UPDATED)

Are you looking for entertaining Kickstarter projects for kids? Some top-notch projects teach your children important life skills. Read on to see why Kickstarter programs are a good idea! 1. Kid’s Mental Health at Home Subscription Program What the program is all about  One of the most popular Kickstarter projects for kids is without a …

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How to Teach a Child to Become an Engineer – The Key to Avoid Becoming Obsolete

Do you think there’s a budding engineer in your child? Would you like to give them a headstart in the engineering world? Or would you only like to teach them a few skills that they could benefit from using? Engineering is a sought-after profession across the world. We’re always going to need engineers, just like …

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Helping Children as a Father on How to Handle Failure

Failure isn’t just part of life, it’s one of the most neglected, taboo subject on the planet. We don’t like talking about it, because failure hurts. And it hurts even more when we see our children experiencing it. There’s a helplessness that comes from watching your children struggle, stumble and fall. Maybe it’s because it conjures …

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Why asking “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is not enough

Every child dreams. If you ask children what they want to become one day, and they’ll give you a relatively clear answer. I recently read an article where kids voted for their top jobs as adults. These ranged from dancers, in first place, all the way to becoming doctors in 15th spot. That’s a lot …

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The Best Christian Parenting Books for Dads (and Moms)

One of the best Christian parenting books for dads and moms has got to be The Christian Parenting Handbook 50 Heart-Based Strategies for All Stages of Your Child’s Life by Scott Turansky. It offers 50 short chapters of practical ways to deal with all aspects of raising children. You’ll also learn how to keep sight …

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50 Co-Parenting Quotes to Inspire You to Be a Better Co-Parent

If you’ve recently gone through a divorce or a separation from your partner, you’ll undoubtedly be considering the co-parenting option. Since it’s a messy process, you want to cheer up sometimes – here are my co-parenting quotes that should make you feel positive, wise, or just simply smile. These will help you get through the …

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