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Archives for September 2008

Little Boys Out of Control?

by Lisa Stauber September 30th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers

I have four boys. Sometimes, they are so sweet they can melt your heart. Sometimes, they are bouncing off the walls, and it seems they've forgotten every rule you've ever made! What's a parent to do? Certainly follow through with your usual consequences, such as time out. But then

The Bedtime Routine

by Louise September 25th, 2008| Helpful Hints
Sleep is definitely one of the most important things in a child's day. A child who does not get a sufficient amount of sleep is likely to have more trouble concentrating. Consequently, lack of sleep also can lead to poor behavior. It is important to note that the amount of

Parenting and Chicken Nuggets

by TK September 24th, 2008| Helpful Hints
Generally speaking, I have semi-adventuresome eaters in my four kids. My wife and I are foodies to the nth degree- we eat everything and will try cooking in any style. So, our children get all of our experiments. But sometimes when you are at a restaurant, nothing saves you as

Help Your Child Become Disciplined Money-Wise

by Rosanne Lorraine September 23rd, 2008| Elementary
Nowadays, a lot of people are struggling financially because of the downturn in the economy. Consumer spending is curbed because people are saving their money for rainy days. But for moms and dads, the situation can become complicated when they are shopping with the kids. Parents always think twice before

Bending the Rules

by Michele September 17th, 2008| Tweens
My husband and I took two of our children shopping for new school clothes this past weekend. As they are both middle school students, they both are fashion conscious. However, I am not willing to spend an exorbidant amount of money on clothing that they will outgrow in a few

Parenting and Being An Entrepreneur

by TK September 16th, 2008| Elementary
Our sister publication, The Entrepreneur's Bible, has a great article about how parenting is like being part of a start-up. If you are a parent and business person, you may find it an interesting read. It could give you a whole new perspective on your work as a

Read, Read, Read

by Michele September 10th, 2008| Helpful Hints
As the school year is beginning, many parents are asking what they can do to help their children grow in learning. The answer that most teachers will give is simply, "Read."

As we all know, reading is important, but it often takes a backseat to playdates, music lessons, and practices

Is your Child a Chatterbox?

by Rosanne Lorraine September 9th, 2008| Elementary
Parents cannot help their excitement when their child utter his first words. But this excitement turns to annoyance when the child's chatter becomes uncontrollable. Often, speaking louder and more often is a child's way to attract attention, a tactic used by adults as well. You need to realize that this

1.5 Pounds of Memories

by TK September 4th, 2008| Elementary
One of my key underlying principles of parenting is that you need to create memories. These memories can be created at any point and in any venue. That was what was on my mind when I took two of my kids to Cheeburger, Cheeburger. For those who do not know

Zooquarium, West Yarmouth, MA

by Michele September 3rd, 2008| Elementary
During our summer vacation to Chatham, Massachusetts, we had one day with rainy weather. We felt very fortunate to have only one day of rain, as there were 6 children and 4 adults staying in our rental house. We decided that an afternoon visit to the Zooquarium would work for

Know About ADHD

by Rosanne Lorraine September 2nd, 2008| Elementary
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be found in many children and adults. People who have this disorder have a difficult time concentrating in school, at home, or at work. Because of this, kids with ADHD are much more impulsive compared to other kids their age. Later on, this behavior will