Want to be a better parent?Written by Kenia Morales
Unlike popular credence people do not gain parenting skills immediately after their children are born. Most parents are usually clueless when it comes to raising their children at any stage. But, all parents have one thing in common. We want best for our children and luckily there are many resources that can guide us to right direction.
Read non-fictional books. Most parenting related books are for specific developmental stages for example babies, toddlers, school age, and teenagers. They will tell you what to expect at a certain age, and how to handle some of issues.
Ask experts for advice. Luckily for us experts are everywhere they can be doctors, day care providers, teachers, counselors etc. Another way to contact them is by writing to their question and answer columns online, newspaper, magazines, radio stations etc.
Life Lesson From Rudyard KiplingWritten by Joi Sigers
The individual in pursuit of self education (the only education that'll give you all you ultimately desire), is forever searching out new materials. We scurry around snatching up books and articles as Pac Man snatches up energy dots. I, of course, don't have to tell you about that, because if you're reading this article you are in process of an information feeding frenzy.
I've found that many times we overlook (keeping with Pac Man theme) highly valued fruit while devouring lesser valued "dots". Make a mental note to check out more "classical" writings in your daily reading routine. You'll be, er, all wiser for it.
Here's a wonderful place to start. The classic poem "IF" by Rudyard Kipling. Oddly enough, I've always associated this poem with Bugs Bunny. (Are you laughing at me??) He gave a recitation once in an animated interlude.
If you can silence your inner Bugs while reading this beautiful poem, I'm certain you'll benefit from words. Read it through once at a regular pace, then go back and really let words sink in.
by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired of waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, or talk too wise: