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You might have noticed something about your child lately that is concerning you. You might have noticed that they’re not so excited about school anymore or that their grades are slipping. If these are new developments in your child’s life, then it’s important to figure out what the root cause of this is and what you can do about it. A lot of times, all your child needs is a tutor! Keep reading down below to learn more about the warning signs that should tell you that a tutor is in your child’s future.

1.Their Grades Are Slipping A Bit

If you see that your child’s grades are slipping, then this is a big indicator that a tutor is in the future. Your child’s grades should be pretty consistent, but sometimes the material in school just gets a bit too tough for them. When this happens, a tutor can be a great asset to help them understand the material and get those grades back up. This is something that you can tell from their report cards or by a simple conversation with their teachers at school.

 

2.They Seem To Be Confused All Of The Time

If your child is doing their homework and they seem pretty confused most of the time, then this is another warning sign that they don’t understand the material. If you are unable to help them yourself, then a tutor can help bring them through the material. Most of the times, there are just some little things that don’t make sense for your child, but with the help of a tutor, they can start understanding more.

3.They Don’t Have Confidence In Their Skills

Your child might not have the confidence in their skills and that’s another big sign they should get a tutor, either from a website or from the school. A tutor is not only going to help them understand the material. They are also going to be showing your child that it’s OK to be confident in their intelligence. And that’s a big life lesson that’s going to stick with your child for the long-run.

4,They Have A Learning Disability

Tutors are not just for those children who are just having trouble understanding some material. They are also great for those children who have learning disabilities. If this is your child, then don’t be afraid to look for tutors who specialize in working with children with disabilities. These people are going to be much more aware of the special circumstance that your child is in.  

5.You Are Not Sure How To Help Your Child With Their Homework

Another big reason why you should look into getting a tutor is if you can’t help your child with their homework. Whether this is because you didn’t go to school yourself or it’s just been so long that you forgot some basic information, don’t worry! This is nothing to be ashamed about and is a great reason to look for a tutor.

6.Your Child Might Have Changed Their Attitude Towards School

Lastly, if your child used to be super happy about going to school, but now dreads going – this is a big indicator that a tutor should be in their lives. This attitude change is most likely because they are having some kind of trouble in classes. A tutor can help determine what they’re not understanding and help them be more excited about going to school again.

When you’re thinking about getting your child a tutor, make sure to think about these indicators before you make the choice. If your child is facing these problems, then a tutor is definitely a great decision.

Raising healthy child: Most needed non-toxic baby product
Being a new parent is extremely complicated. No matter how many things parents-to-be learn in hospitals or how many guides they’ve read, once their baby arrives, most of them realize that there are numerous things they aren’t familiar with at all. One of these things is how to raise a healthy child.
It is general knowledge that harsh chemical substances are lurking from every corner. No matter if it is our clothes, food or skin care products, we are surrounded by toxins everywhere. Unfortunately, what we usually forget is that our newborns come across the same problems. Although baby products are supposed to be toxin-free, this is not always so.
According to numerous famous pediatricians, parents should always mind what they buy for their children. Luckily to us, there is a multitude of healthy alternatives that could help parents raise a healthy child. Here are some of them!
Clothes
When thinking about toxic substances, parents always stick to the food and skin care products, not paying enough attention to the clothes. What you should know is that even 100% cotton clothes are not always healthy. Most parents believe that cotton is an organic plant that is not chemically treated with dangerous substances. Unfortunately, this is not true.
Industrial cotton is one of the most chemically treated plants that are sprayed with dozens of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and herbicides. Also, once such cotton reaches the clothing industry, it keeps going through numerous chemical procedures that are supposed to make it softer and more durable.
That’s why, when buying baby clothes, you should always pay attention to the labels. You need to look for the clothes that are approved by Global Organic Textile Standard, Cradle-to-Cradle Certification and Fair Trade Certificate that make sure that the fabric is not chemically treated at all.
Diapers
What most parents don’t know is that the disposable diapers contain numerous harmful chemicals, including xylene, ethylbenzene, styrene, propylene and toluene. Each of these chemicals could be dangerous for kidneys, liver, brain and central nervous system, as well as eyes, respiratory system and skin. Some of them are so strong that they cause dizziness, headaches and other symptoms similar to narcotic ones.
Luckily, there is a solution to this problem. Instead of buying disposable diapers, parents should go for organic cotton or bamboo cloth diapers that are not chemically treated. There are numerous benefits of unbleached diapers, such as the fact that they are highly-absorbent, leak-free and calming.
Baby bottles and pacifiers
Baby bottles and pacifiers are an inevitable part of every baby’s growth. They soothe the baby and help it to sleep faster. However, you should always choose baby bottles and pacifiers that are BPA-free. For example, although silicone pacifiers are always prettier, you need to buy rubber pacifiers that are natural and much healthier.

Raising healthy child: Most needed non-toxic baby product

 

Baby sleeping bag
Most parents make the same mistake thinking that their baby needs a lot of comfort in first couple of months. However, this is not completely true. What you should always keep in mind is that your baby spent nine months in a womb, which is a really tight and cramped place. Therefore, once it gets out of it, babies won’t need a lot of room to feel comfortable.
On the contrary, they will feel safe and sound only when swaddled in a comfy sleeping bag. Baby sleeping bags make baby feel safe during the sleep and provide it with coziness. At the same time, they calm and soothe the baby, protecting it from getting overly stimulated.
The sole choice of sleeping bags is similar to choosing clothes. You should always go for 100% knitted cotton waffle, YKK zips and studs that will make sure that your baby is completely safe and healthy. You should also pay attention to the labels and buy fabrics that are not treated with pesticides, bleach or other chemicals. In addition to choosing baby sleeping bags, you also need to learn how to swaddle your baby properly. There is evidence that correct swaddling may be important factor in preventing SIDS and suffocation.
Organic mattresses
Did you know that crib mattresses contain numerous chemicals are harmful or even life threatening to your baby? They contain polyurethane, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polyvinyl chloride, formaldehyde, benzene, toluene and other dangerous substances.
Instead of them, you should go for non-toxic, organic mattresses, mattress covers, and mattress toppers. Although they are pricier than the regular ones, you should always keep in mind that your baby spends most of its time there, thus they are a long-run investment. According to the latest studies, toxic gases released from crib mattresses can cause crib death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Organic detergent
Apart from choosing organic clothes, you need to wash it with organic detergent. Apart from protecting our environment, organic detergents are also free from numerous toxic substances such as parabens, SLS or phosphates that could cause eczema, allergies or skin inflammations.
Footwear
Most parents don’t pay attention to the baby footwear, which is a huge mistake. The wrong choice of footwear could lead to the development of fungal and bacterial infections, allergies, irritations, as well as numerous podiatric issues, such as the flat feet. The best way to avoid such problems is to choose leather shoes that are firm enough to enable the proper growth of your baby’s feet.
All in all, you can never put a price tag on your baby’s health. Although each of these organic products is probably pricier, you should consider it a long-run investment in your baby’s health. These are just some of numerous examples of how to make sure that you’re raising your child in a healthy way. Hope they help!

 

 

 

 

About author:Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate in writing. Hers motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.” Find her on: Facebook, Twitter and Google +.

“How is it that mothers can be regarded by so many people as both angel and villain, chaste vessel of purity and whore, queen of wisdom and consummate idiot?” Claire Raynor

Whether you are a mother, have chosen not to be or can not have children, the concept of motherhood is something that you have thought about. We all share some strong cultural believes about motherhood. Some of them are true, some are not, some of them depends. 

1.Women are born to be mothers

2.Motherhood is instinctive

3.Mother knows best

4.Motherhood is a bliss

…………………………………………….being a mother

All of the above put an enormous pressure on most mothers to follow these “believes”. Motherhood is a lot harder than society has made us to believe.Motherhood is an emotional roller-coaster,a path of self discovery( sometimes reluctant) and a never ending learning path on how to deal and respond to it all.

 

As a mother of 3 amazing boys I have learned much more stuff from my boys than all my years of university, high school and all the books I have read combined. 

 

I am not great with pictures, unless it comes to some of the food I make. Images are a simply moments and they work both ways-they make us laugh and make us cry, too.

being a mother

Not a great quality,but at least we are all looking at the camera at the same time 🙂

I managed to find this picture of me and the boys from last September. I don’t have the habit to take any pictures of them.

Bringng up another human being is a responsibility like no other. I sometimes wonder am I a good enough mother? Am I doing the best I can? What would my kids think of me when they become parents themselves? How will the remember me? Those questions I carry with me all the time. 

I like to give to my kids unconditionally love and nurture. I am also constantly building my relationship with them in becoming better friends and team players(like I like to call it). When people live together the main thing is to make it work for everyone. My home is a pure, loving and nurturing place for my men and anybody who visits us. 

Being a good enough mother expands into being a good enough friend, sister and a teacher. 

 

It is time to let go of self criticism and regrets of past mistakes, Yes,I did give my eldest child too much pasta, instead of broccoli, yes I worked too much when my second boy was only a year old, yes, I almost lost everything when the turd  boy was only a few years old…………………But all that is a part of the story. The story of being a mother, that is constantly learning and reinvnting herself. 

My greatest gift is the knowledge, that I have helped those 3 boys to love life, appreciate health and cherish those they love. The rest it is simply a story. 

If you are a mother and you are reading this please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! 

Thank you for being here! I love and appreciate you.

Ivelina