Parenting is challenging job but a lot of people are doing it. Every year, unique parenting trens emerge in the parenting world. For those looking out for the latest parenting trends, here are the parenting trends to watch out in 2014.
Parents have turned to creative ways to guess their baby’s gender. One such method that has gained popularity is the skull theory. The theory states that it is possible to determine the sex of your baby by examining the shape of their head at the 12-week scan.
Male skulls appear more block-shaped at the top and have a square jaw. Also, the male foreheads tend to be more sloping from the sides. Female skulls on the other hand, show softer curves and are rounder at the top and at the jawline.
Some parents are not satisfied at celebrating their child’s birthday just once a year. They can’t wait till the next year to celebrate this important milestone. Hence, many parents are starting to celebrate their kid’s half birthday six months in between their special days.
Coming to birthdays, traditional birthday hats are no longer used. Instead, parents are picking up birthday crowns. This is most likely to do with the freedom to personalize the crown for a child’s special day. Many DIY projects have made their way into Pinterest over time, giving parents more creative ways to celebrate.
This is a trend that’s opposite to helicopter parenting, the parenting style where a parent hovers over a child, ready to fly in and save the day at the slightest issue. Helicopter parenting can handicap their children in the long run.
If you belong to this kind of parenting style, here’s what to do: the next time your kid wants to cup his meat, iron his school uniform, spellcheck his book report or drive him to the school that is closer by, just Shotgun a beer. This is the best way to teach your child the responsibilities in life. As child psychiatrist Jasper Lambsharkssen told The New Yorker: “Shotgunning-a-beer parenting is going to explode as parents discover that it’s the simplest way to take care of a complicated problem.” Bring it!
“Moms are always on the look-out for unique and personal mementos to remember the key milestones in their child’s life,” said Linda Murray, BabyCenter’s global editor in chief. “Losing a tooth is a pivotal moment in a child’s development and symbolic of crossing the threshold from baby to big kid. It’s not too surprising that parents want to preserve the teeth in some form.”
The hot new trend among parents is having their kids’ baby teeth turned into fashion jewelry. If you feel wearing a necklace designed from actual teeth is weird, you can get molds of your child’s teeth in sterling silver or gold and wear those instead.
According to the Etsy store owner, she got the idea after a mother who had saved all her child’s baby teeth requested her to design a piece of custom jewelry. Once, the store owner posted the finished product, she started receiving many orders for creating different pieces of jewelry using the teeth.