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Archives for January 2009

Bedtime Struggles with Tweens and Teens

by Michele January 29th, 2009| Teens, Tweens
With a soon-to-be 13 year old in the house, there have started to be some discussions about bedtimes. On school nights, bedtime doesn't tend to be an issue. He is in bed at 8:30 but can read until 9:00, or later if he can't sleep. The 8-1/2 to 9 hours

Learning to Share

by Gumer Liston January 28th, 2009| Preschool

The ability to share does not come innately to every child. To some children the act of sharing can be a big challenge. Sharing is a very important skill that can be learned from parents. You can help your child learn to share by creating as many opportunities for

And the Winners Are. . .

by Michele January 20th, 2009| Helpful Hints
The Doubly Good December Contest has ended after an extension due to a tie for the most commented article. Without further ado, prizes were awarded to:

Gumer Liston for most commented article

It’s…. FAFSA time!!!

by Bea January 20th, 2009| Teens
As most of you who are parents of college students know, it's that time of year--FAFSA time. It is one of the most enjoyable times of the year; a time when you get to fill out tedious amounts of online paperwork, look over those taxes from the previous year (numbers

How To Choose The Right Preschool for Your Child

by Gumer Liston January 14th, 2009| Preschool

My son, who is turning four this April, will start attending preschool in a few months. He is quite excited about it and can not wait for the first day of school to come. He is proud of himself because he is armed with his ability to recognize each

Starting a Collection

by Louise January 13th, 2009| Elementary
Something every child should have is a collection. Collections are fun, and they are a great way to reflect on some memories or just to have relics from the past. It's best to start a collection as soon as you can. I know I wish I had a couple more

Cool Parenting

by Gumer Liston January 7th, 2009| Helpful Hints

Before I became a father I thought that becoming a "cool dad" was easy. But now my three year-old son is teaching me that parenthood is a big and complicated thing that could not be boxed with a term as simple as "cool dad". Before I became a father


How to Get Your Toddler to Eat

by Rosanne Lorraine January 6th, 2009| Infants/Toddlers
How Much Should A Toddler Eat?

A lot of new parents don't know how much or how little they should feed their toddlers. While there are general guidelines about a toddler's eating habits, the appetite of one toddler is different from another. There is no reason to worry if your child