I Use the TV as a Babysitter

By Amy and Adena There. I said it. I said the thing that most mothers do every single day but that we're too afraid to admit. You can thank me later for taking one for the team, ladies. I stand before the jury and plead guilty on all counts of recklessly jeopardizing the lives of my children by exposing them to harmful radioactive rays. Not only that, but my crime goes beyond the lesser misdemeanor of doing so in the name of  housework or necessary tasks. No, I confess to the full felo...
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Nurturing Feelings of Self-Worth in Children

Each person has a divine spirit of eternal value. God loves each of us, and we all have the potential to become like Him. Parents and other adults can help children learn from an early age that they have this great worth. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states: "All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny." Self-worth is one of the most important f...
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Being Loving and Nurturing

The Family: A Proclamation to the World states: "Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness." It's no accident the Proclamation lists "love" first among parenting duties-nurturing love is the most important characteristic of good parenting. It's so important researchers sometimes call it the "super-factor" of parenting. Good nurturing makes children feel loved and cherished, and without that feeling, there's little else parents can do to make up for it. ...
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