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Books, Pictures, Stories, and Your Child

by Gumer Liston December 30th, 2008| Helpful Hints
When your child starts to show interest in books, the best thing that you, as a parent, can do is to encourage him. It is usually at the age of three that most children begin loving books. One very good way to build a strong bond with your child is

How to Find a Nanny

by Rosanne Lorraine December 24th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers
Finding a nanny for your child is easy; it is finding a good nanny who will take good care of your child that's difficult. You can put up an ad, then screen applicants, or you can go directly to an agency. If you decide to hire a nanny yourself, make

Little Fingers, Big Crayons

by Gumer Liston December 23rd, 2008| Infants/Toddlers
Little children learn a lot when they are not aware that they are being taught. As parents, my wife and I try our best always to find ways to weave learning into our three year old son's play. As early as when he was two years and a few months

Want to Win $25?

by Michele December 19th, 2008| Helpful Hints
In the spirit of the holiday season, Wasabi Media Group is launching the Doubly Good December Contest. This contest will reward one reader and one writer with a cash prize of 25 dollars each.

In order to qualify for the reader's prize, all you need to

Of Trucks and Toddlers

by Gumer Liston December 18th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers
Little children are fascinated with cars, trucks, and motor bikes. My little son loves motor vehicles, anything that has an engine and wheels surely will get his attention. Every time he sees a truck he's filled with awe. The bigger a truck is and the more wheels it has, the

On My Own

by Bea December 17th, 2008| Teens
By the end of this week, I will have successfully, well depending on how my final exams go, completed my first semester of college.

I will say that college life has been an experience. From learning how to share a room with a complete stranger to figuring out how to balance

Bedtime Blues

by Gumer Liston December 11th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers
There are a thousand and one things that make parenting a very challenging job. Bedtime is one of those things. My three-year-old son refuses to go to bed on time. It seems that he cannot get enough of his play time. I wonder where he gets the extra energy that

Out of the Mouths of Babes. . .

by Michele December 10th, 2008| Preschool
The holiday season is in full swing at our house. The tree is decorated, candles are glowing in all of our windows, and garland is adorning our porch rails. In addition to the festive look of our house, with four children there is much anticipation for the arrival of

Safe in the Snow

by Louise December 9th, 2008| Helpful Hints
I can remember that when I was really little, I loved to shovel. (I doubt any of us can say that truthfully now.) When my parents went out to shovel, I'd follow them, mimicking the loads of snow they would carry, consequently falling under the weight. Shoveling can be dangerous

Fear of Failure

by Rosanne Lorraine December 2nd, 2008| Elementary
Though it is not easily apparent, a lot of children across the country actually have a fear of failure. In fact, some experts even describe it as a "childhood epidemic" because some children feel anxiety when they join a sport, take quizzes, or perform in front of people. As a

Being Thankful

by Michele November 27th, 2008| Helpful Hints
If you are celebrating Thanksgiving today, don't forget to take the time and be thankful. For many of us are day is filled with hectic activity. Cooking, cleaning, making sure the kids are ready (for company or to travel), and more fill this holiday.

However, this day is based on

Effects of Stroller Choice?

by Michele November 26th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers
Today I found a study published by the Talk to Your Baby group that researched the effects of the direction a baby/toddler faces in her stroller (toward or away from the pusher). The conclusion drawn from this study was that, "life is emotionally impoverished for too many babies in