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Independence

Nurturing Independence

by Rosanne Lorraine November 25th, 2008| Preschool
Children depend on their parents for all kinds of support when they're young. Aside from food, shelter, and clothing, kids also need to be nurtured, educated, and loved during their early years. However, it is also important for parents to remember to teach independence to their kids, especially as they
Museum

A Family Activity in Dover, DE

by Michele November 21st, 2008| Elementary
Recently, my husband was in the Dover area with two of our four children. With a day of rain forecast for Saturday, he was looking for something to amuse our seven and eleven year olds. Luckily for him, he found the Biggs Museum of American Art.

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Touch

Gut Instincts

by Michele November 20th, 2008| Helpful Hints
We all have experienced it- that strange feeling that something isn't quite right. Of course, gut instincts aren't 100% accurate, but they should be trusted. Children get these feelings also, but they may not know what to do with them. That is why it is very important to tell your
Nightmare

Dealing with Night Terrors

by Rosanne Lorraine November 18th, 2008| Preschool
Several hours after you put your child to bed, you hear a shill scream of "Mommy!" coming from his room. Frantically, you race toward his room to see him crying hysterically while curled up in his bed. But as you try to get closer, he pushes you away only to
Time

If You Have the Time. . .

by Michele November 13th, 2008| Helpful Hints
As a mom of four children, I know how busy life can be. I always am trying to find five minutes to fit one more task into my day. Quite often I do this by compiling tasks: bringing clothes to the drycleaner on my way to the grocery store, quizzing
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Making Memories

by Bea November 11th, 2008| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers
Most people cannot remember anything prior to the ages 2-4. This is because the hippocampus part of the limbic system has not been completely developed. The hippocampus is what stores memories, so because it is not fully developed, everything gets jumbled and you are not able to remember anything before

A Babysitter Follow-Up

by Michele November 6th, 2008| Helpful Hints
Recently, an article was posted on determining how much to pay a babysitter. With the thought of babysitting in mind, I wondered at what age is it acceptable for a person to start babysitting. I understand that the maturity of each individual will play a part in that determination, but

How To: Choose a Price for Babysitting

by Louise November 4th, 2008| Helpful Hints
As a babysitter, I know that picking the pay rate can be a delicate process. As stated in babysitters.com, these rates, by the hour, generally range from $5 to $15. There's quite a big gap between the two; it's important to settle on a number that both sides

Contest: WMG Giving Thanks Give Away

by Michele October 29th, 2008| Helpful Hints
Wasabi Media Group (WMG) announces our largest contest ever. Almost $2,000 in prizes and everyone that enters is guaranteed to get at least $50 in free advertising!!

The Prize Packs


Prize Pack 1 ($1,000 value) - A Free Business Edition Wiki for 1 Year at PBWiki - http://www.pbwiki.com

Prize Pack 2

TV-Free Restaurants

by Michele October 29th, 2008| Elementary
Recently, I wrote about the benefits of eating dinner at a restaurant with your children. For me, one of the best things about dining out is the lack of distractions- no laptops, tvs, etc. So, following an afternoon of shopping with two of my kids and a quick visit to

Allowances: Teach Your Child Financial Responsibility

by Rosanne Lorraine October 28th, 2008| Elementary
Teaching kids about financial responsibility has never been more important. It is an essential lesson they need to learn at an early age to avoid financial problems in the future. Today's consumerist lifestyle isn't healthy because people are spending more than they can afford. What does that teach the kids?

More Activity = Better Health

by Rosanne Lorraine October 23rd, 2008| Elementary
Being active is an important part of keeping healthy. Physical activity can help people of all ages keep fit, strengthen the immune system, improve concentration, and prevent obesity. Activities can be fun and sociable as well. Research reveals that lack of physical activity can hinder a child's physical, emotional, intellectual,
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