There’s an urban legend of how British Parenting could be so stiff that parents have to see their children’s legs fall off first before allowing them to skip school and stay at home. British parenting is usually characterized with that stiff British upper lip that it is no longer surprising to see parents leave their children on their own to settle things among themselves rather than meddle with the brood.

Stuff Magazine said Britain is a tough nation that has inherited its British parenting style from the likes of Queen Victoria. This type of parenting is known for its steely and almost-perfect character. British moms are pretty tough themselves, having undergone a difficult pregnancy and delivery yet strong enough to go home a few hours after giving birth.

To be able to understand British parenting, it is important to know the differences between them and their American counterparts. Babble said while Americans celebrate pregnancies with baby showers, this is considered as a possible jinx to a British pregnancy.

British moms, however, are more favored because of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, which provides free maternity from care to delivery. They also get visited by a midwife during the first ten days of giving birth and get as many as 39 weeks maternity leave with pay.

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A Redbook.com survey — The Mom Gig — involved 558 women who identify as stay-at-home mothers. The moms were asked to make a detailed, hour-by-hour record of their daily activities, tasks and duties, and answered questions about their responsibilities.

Using that data, author Laura Vanderkam sorted the participants into four groups: the workers, the volunteers, the newbies and the caretakers.

The workers made up the largest group — with 34 percent of the moms falling into the category. These women work an average of 4.5 hours a day, on top of their regular mothering duties. Interestingly enough, two-thirds of all women surveyed reported contributing to their family income in one way or another.

Twenty-five percent reported running a business out of their home.

“I think it is generally positive that there are new ways to work these days,” Vanderkam told Today. “It means people can dial down and dial up their workforce involvement without it being a hard choice one way or the other.

The next largest group — the volunteers — spend a significant portion of their time helping out in their children’s classrooms and participating in kid-related activities. Nearly half of the “volunteer” women said they felt they made working moms’ lives easier by picking up slack at the schools.

Next up, the newbies. Nineteen percent of women surveyed fell into this group, which is defined as mothers who have children under the age of 2. Of this group, most see the stay-at-home mom gig as temporary — 59 percent reported a desire to return to work at some point.

Finally, the caretaker, who has at least one child with special needs. Moms in this group tend to experience more stress than those in the others — 39 percent report being very or extremely stressed most of the time, compared with 30 percent of moms overall.

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Today, one in three children are obese. Possibly leading to High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and other health issues later in life. It can also lead to low self-esteem and depression. Though it is sometimes hard to encourage your child to eat healthy, it has many benefits in the long run. How can I do this you ask? Here are some helpful ideas that may help.

Let them help! Helping you plan dinner and prepare it gets them involved in healthy eating. Let them plan a dinner on their own, using only healthy foods. Bring them along to the grocery store to make choices in snacks such as oranges vs apples etc.

Vitamins! There are many multi vitamins for kids of all sizes available. They are a great supplement and offer antioxidants and nutrients your child may be missing in their diet. A great one is gummy vitamins. They taste great and they are naturally sweetened. A great one to try is (https://www.facebook.com/MannatechInc) Mannatech’s MannaBears.

Teach Them EARLY! Introduce them to new foods right away. It may take some time, but have them try a food more than once before they decide they like it or dislike it. Some foods have to grow on you.

Stock Up! Make sure there are plenty of healthy snacks in the house. Apple slices in the fridge, crackers and raisins in the cupboard. Make sure there is a variety so they can choose their own. Get rid of the “goodies” and make sure the snacks are accessible to their size, on a cupboard or a shelf they can reach.

Drink Up! It just isn’t healthy food that your child needs. They also need healthy drinks. Throw away the soda and stock up on the juices. There are also some wonderful smoothie recipes that can be found online https://www.vitamix.com/Be-Inspired/Smoothie-Exploration/10-Smoothies-for-Kids.

Don’t Give Up! Keep trying. They may not like all the foods that you introduce, but you will eventually find some in the end that are much healthier for them. Remember to supplement their diet with vitamins and you will succeed in the end!…

Finding Tooth Fairy games for your kids is the best way to give them a good time, and it is a fun way for your kids to enjoy The Real Tooth Fairies the first time they lose a tooth. You do not need to make your kids play these games just because they are losing their teeth, but it is a good introduction. A child who is a little confused about losing their teeth can play these games, and you can make the persona of the Tooth Fairy a bit more real for your kids.

#1: Google the Games

You can Google the games to see where you can play them. There are some websites that allow you to play the games with your kids, and you need not download them to play them. These websites are a bit more functional for you because your kids can sit and play at the computer at any time, but you will run into trouble if you do not have an Internet connection.

#2: Download the Games

You may download the games when you find them online, and you can keep them on your computer for as long as you like. Downloading the games to your computer allows your kids to play them for as long as they want, and you do not need an Internet connection when your kids are playing. The games are simple, fun and easy to get a hold of when you are searching.

#3: Teach Your Kids to Play

You can teach your kids to play these games easily because each game is simple to play. Your kids will be ready to go in just a few minutes, and you can leave your kids with your computer for hours at a time without hearing a word from them. The Tooth Fairy games are going to take your kids on a magical adventure that you do not need to supervise, and your kids will ask you to download a new game when they beat their first game.

The Tooth Fairy games that your children play will help them get …

There is no question that Disney makes more movies that kids absolutely love than just about any other company. The movies they make are hands down great films and they truly are timeless, as most fully grown adults can tell you about their favorite Disney movies were when they were a young kid. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is one movie that is incredibly beloved and you can bet that even a ton of younger kids that are just starting to get old enough to start watching Disney movies will end up seeing it.

Although the movies are great, it is always a good idea to get kids reading at a young age and there are few ways that are better than having them read books that tell the same stories as their favorite movies. The best part about this is that they can continually go back and read their favorite books Marilyn Bollinger that they can take them with them wherever they want to go. Sometimes kids are only allowed to watch television or movies for a short period of time each day, but their parents will still allow them to read books. This can be a great thing for these kids, because they still get to experience their favorite characters in movies that they love to watch, but they are still doing something that is constructive. For this reason alone, parents happen to love getting their kids Disney books, so if you have some young kids that love to watch Disney movies, you might want to consider getting them some Disney books as well. There are a ton of online retailers that sell them, so you do not even have to leave your home to get your kids some great books.

Books are great because they allow children to relive the experience over and over again and what better way for them to get that experience than reading? It is a great habit that allows them to have fun, while also building skills that are going to help prepare them for life and to encourage great habits for …

In Wilmington North Carolina, and across the United States the tradition of Tooth Fairies actually being real is a simple one. A lost tooth brings the Tooth Fairy, who takes the tooth and leaves behind a small gift or money. England, Denmark, and Australia share this custom. In France, the tooth fairy is actually a mouse! In some countries, leaving behind money or a small gift is not the custom. In Greece, the child throws his tooth on the roof for good luck and the hope for a strong tooth. In India, the tooth is also thrown on the roof in hopes that a sparrow will come and bring a new tooth. In Russia, the children place their lost tooth in a mouse hole in hopes the mouse will bring a strong new tooth.

The tradition of the tooth mouse is the same in Spain, Mexico, Peru, Chili and other countries such as Argentina and Columbia. The tooth mouse arrives and leaves a small gift. In China, children throw their lower teeth on the roof, and the upper teeth on the floor. They believe that this will bring them strong, straight teeth.

The tooth fairy tradition has its roots in European Folklore. In the middle ages, people believed that if a witch stole a child’s tooth, the witch would have power over the child for life. For this reason, the tooth was often buried in a field or garden to prevent any witch from taking it. As towns and villages grew larger and more populated, this became difficult. The tooth was then often “buried” in a flower pot. Over time, this became the tradition of “burying” the tooth under pillows. It was also the custom for the child to throw the lost tooth into the fire. This would prevent the child from experiencing hardship in the after-life. They believed that if the tooth was not thrown to the fire, they would spend eternity searching for the lost tooth.

In ancient times, some cultures believed that children’s teeth brought good luck on the battlefield. Warriors would wear strings of baby …

Toddlers present many challenges when it comes to food. They are notoriously picky and will often turn up their noses at foods that were their favorites yesterday. Many mothers are concerned that their toddlers aren’t getting enough nutrition. How then does a harried mother get her toddler to eat? By trying some of these fun and innovative methods.

Animal Creations

Create clever animals out of fruits and vegetables. Example: Using broccoli moms can create a puppy by standing the broccoli up against other pieces of broccoli. Kids love to eat their toys so extend it to the foods and see if that doesn’t help. Dips may also be provided as more incentive.

Cut a banana in half and draw an eye on the stem end. Slightly open the stem end and place a grape or carrot in the “mouth” that’s just been created. Place this in a bowl of the child’s favorite fruits or vegetables such as grapes or carrots and see if the picky child will eat this.

Compartments

Using an ice tray or similar separator, place finger foods into each compartment. Save one compartment for dip. Excellent dips are peanut butter (as long as there are no allergies), ranch dressing, cheese dips etc. Use a variety of fruits and vegetables in the compartments to help balance out the child’s diet. Cut foods appropriate for bite sizes and let the child self serve as desired. Be sure to include a variety of foods so that child will have a balanced diet. 

Pizza Creations

Using a bagel or an English muffin tell the child it’s pizza day. Then lay out some toppings and let the child “decorate” their own pizza. Mom may wish to spread the tomato sauce on first to avoid a huge mess. Offer cheese, sausage, pepperoni and similar toppings that will encourage the child to eat their creation. When a child makes the pizza themselves and watches through the oven window anticipation builds and the child is much more likely to eat.

Dessert pizza’s can also be created using a sugar cookie, graham cracker etc. Simply have