Jennifer Power’s Blog

Comparing Different Schooling Options

Comparing Different Schooling Options

There are various options available to parents when it comes to choosing a school for their children. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the rise of charter schools have led to an increasing number of families choosing non-traditional types of schools. Also, the...

How to Parent a Defiant Child

How to Parent a Defiant Child

At some point, your perfect children can start to become defiant. This can be frustrating for parents, as it can lead to more stress in the household. There are ways to manage this issue before you seek help from a professional. Below are some tips for parents dealing...

How do Parents Affect their Child’s Mental Health?

How do Parents Affect their Child’s Mental Health?

Several different things can affect a child's mental health. Some are out of parents' control, such as economic and social factors, but some factors such as parental care and support may impact the child's mental health significantly. This post will explore some...

Dealing With Toxic Parents

Dealing With Toxic Parents

It can be incredibly challenging to cope with someone who is toxic when it happens to be a parent. Various things can be done to minimize the effects of toxic parents. This article will walk you through some of these steps and provide helpful tips on handling toxic...

How Parenting Styles Affect Child Personality

How Parenting Styles Affect Child Personality

Although developmental psychologists have studied how parents affect children's development for many years, they cannot clearly demonstrate how their actions affect kids' behavior. Some children who share a home can have very different personalities. Despite the...

Parenting Trends We’re Embracing in 2022

Parenting Trends We’re Embracing in 2022

There is no denying that the past couple of years has been rough ones for raising children. Through two years of a global pandemic, parents have learned a lot and are ready to move into 2022 with some new perspectives. To welcome a safer year, here are five parenting...

Best Advice for New Moms

Best Advice for New Moms

Becoming a mother is a wondrous occasion filled with more joy than often a new mom imagines. It can feel like her heart doubled in size, bursting with boundless love for the new life that she just created. Though fervently devoted to her little one, it is common for...

How to Teach Children Gratitude

How to Teach Children Gratitude

There are many life lessons that parents want to pass down to their children. Lessons such as humility and gratitude. Read more to start learning how to teach your children gratitude.  By learning to appreciate the good and bad in life, you can help them develop a...

Five Bedtime Mistakes to Avoid with Your Baby

Five Bedtime Mistakes to Avoid with Your Baby

The early years of your child's life are going to cause disruptions to your sleep pattern. It is completely normal for your baby to awaken several times in the evening for the first couple of months of their lives.   After three or four months, most babies are...