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Leona Lawrence
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For my upcoming blog post I am taking a survey and I want your opinion. The survey question is: Who is your favorite celebrity mom and why? I will reveal the results in my upcoming blog post along with my opinion. The survey will last until further notice. If you have any other parenting questions you would like me to answer please feel free to leave them in the comments or visit my blog. Thanks and God Bless.
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For my upcoming blog post I would like opinions from the world. I'm taking a poll on your opinion on your favorite celebrity mom and why? I would like as much feedback as possible and I will post your views on my blog and I will also reveal my opinion. If you also have any parenting question you want me to answer please leave them answer I will answer them in a post. You may visit my blog at http://parentmebyleonalawrence.blogspot.com . Hope to hear back from you soon. Thanks.
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A Post from my blog Parent Me by Leona Lawrence

Curing The Nap Time Problem
by authorleona on March 7, 2013
Q: How can I find an easier way to get my child to sleep?
 
A: Nap time and bed time can be a challenge when dealing with small children. But I will tell you there is a easier way. First, you have to understand your child’s body. Children have a lot more energy than adults, so it takes a lot more energy to drain. Here’s a few tips to drain their energy and make them sleepy and ready for bed.
 
Before you prepare them for nap or bed time take them for a walk or let them play outside. Exercise is a great way to use up some energy and get some fresh air. By the time they’re done they will be ready to rest.
Read them a book or the Bible. For some odd reason listening to a book can make anyone tired. It will calm them down and make them ready to relax.
 
Put your children on a sleeping schedule. Timing their body for bed is a great way to get them to sleep without problems. If they’re not on a schedule, it will be hard at first but be persistent and you will get them to sleep in no time.
 
Play relaxation music as they lie down. If you still have some trouble to get them to relax and lay down, play music that’s calm and soothing such as yoga music, and lie down with them. It usually calms them and causes them to sleep. Just make sure you don’t fall asleep as well!
I hope these tips will help you in any way to help you and your little ones. If you have any more questions feel free to leave your comment or questions and I will answer them in a blog post. God Bless.

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Getting Back My Social Life as A Parent
by authorleona on March 7, 2013
Q: How can I have a social life now as a parent?
 
A: Having a social life and time for yourself is difficult as a parent. Taken from experience, when I gave birth to my last son, I felt all my time and energy should be spent on my kids in order to be a good parent. Well, I was wrong. Instead, I was dealing with major stress, not able to mange time at all, and health and mental problems. Every parent should have some “me time” and social life, even if it’s limited. Don’t think and feel your kids will be your best friend because you need to be a parent not their best friend. They will have their own friends as they get older. Here are a few tips to get your “me time”:
 
Relax and socialize while your kids take a nap or go to bed at night. Call your friends via phone or internet while they sleep. You will be able to vent some stress from the long day and catch up on some things.
Get a babysitter at least twice a month and go do something you enjoy. Go to the movies, out to a restaurant or anything just enjoy yourself. Take your significant other or friend to socialize with.
 
Go with a friend who also have kids and make a playdate. As your kids are playing, you can also socialize as parents and you both will have something in common to talk about.
 
For relaxation engage your children in yoga. Yoga is a great way to relax and exercise all in one. As they participate it also relaxes them and uses some energy as well.
 
Social life as a parent can be challenging but everyone needs it. Just because you are a parent doesn’t mean you have to shelter yourself, it doesn’t benefit you or your children. If you have any comments or questions feel free to leave them and I will respond in a post. Thank You and God Bless.

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Disciplinary Actions
by authorleona on March 8, 2013
Q: Which is the best and effective way to discipline my child?
 
A: When it comes to disciplinary actions, the topic becomes controversial. There are different and sometimes weird responses on how to discipline your child. But let’s face it, you do need to set some boundaries with your children and let them know you are the parent and they are the children and demand your respect. To discipline your child you need to challenge their mind not always their behind because they don’t always remember the reason only the pain. Here are some tips set in different age groups because disciplinary actions must change as they get older. I call these tips The New Time Out.
Age 1-4: You must start to set boundaries as early as possible to establish your role as a parent. During this age, you will be faced with all the temper tantrums and screaming. To discipline these actions, get your child to sit down, Indian style and be quiet. Always let them know why they are in time out. Talk to them and interact with them, to get them to listen and understand their actions. Then leave them in that quiet place for at least 5 min., but not to far out of your eye sight. Most likely they will try to get up and cry and if they do repeat the process and the time will automatically start over until that are able to sit still for at least 5 min.
 
Age 5-9: In this time out age group, things change slightly. When you discipline this age group, the time out period can last a day or two. Electronics and video games are put away and chores and books takes the place. Your child should be sent in the room, doors open where you can watch them and they may read , do homework, color, or do the chores they are assigned. Don’t forget to talk to your child about their actions and explain the difference between good and bad actions and the consequences behind them.
 
Age 10 and up: Disciplinary actions for this age group changes a little bit more. For this age group, time out can last up to a week. The child is sent to their room, doors open unless changing clothes or something private and their back open again so you may watch them. No electronics of any kind. They may do their chores, read a book, do homework, or something educational. Time out is about thinking about their actions. During the course of their time out period have them to write out their actions, how they need to improve their actions, and why they need to change their actions. Have the short essay to be due at the end of their time out period and make them read it to you and you both talk about it in order for the time out period to end.
 
Disciplinary actions is a must and these are effective ways to discipline your children without spanking or torture. It gets their minds engaged to the actions they have made and make them realize the consequence of their actions. I hope these tips are a big help to you and your family. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them. Thanks and God Bless.

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