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Archives for March 2009


Who Is Your Daddy?

by Joe Lawrence March 31st, 2009| Pregnancy

I thought the most exciting moment of my life would be the day I met my wife. Then I thought is was the day we were married and then the day we found out we were expecting. I was wrong. It was February 20, 2009. This was the day I

Parenting The Only Child

by Gumer Liston March 26th, 2009| Helpful Hints
The circumstances surrounding a child as he grows up has a biginfluence on the formation of his character. My son is an onlychild; I know that he is growing up differently from otherchildren who have siblings. Missing out on having siblings hasboth good and bad effects on him, so my

Consistency: Allowance and Bedtime

by Louise March 24th, 2009| Teen Perspective
In many families, the oldest sibling generally deals withthe strictest rules, which is natural becauseparents can be uncertain which liberties should be granted to their children.As a younger sibling, I have reaped the benefits of this phenomenon: when my older sister started receiving allowance I did, too, at the same

Teenage Driving

by B Kenney March 18th, 2009| Teens
Sixteen is the legal driving age in many states. This is probably one of the biggest periods that parents dread when it comes to their children's lives.

A vehicle is often considered a toy by some, when in reality it is more like a couple thousand pound weapon.

So, how do you

Dad is Not the Assistant Mom

by Ronald A. Rowe March 11th, 2009| Helpful Hints
Parenting is such a wonderful job. Sadly, many men miss out on some of the prime parenting moments because they defer the "parent stuff" to the mom while focusing almost exclusively on being the provider. Despite the way fathers have been portrayed in sit-coms and movies for decades

When Your Child Begins to Ask Difficult Questions

by Gumer Liston March 10th, 2009| Helpful Hints
As my son grows older, he becomes smarter. I know that it is also the same case with other parents; they notice how quickly their children learn to see through things. The smarter children even learn early how to see through their parents. As children become smarter, they become really
Autism Kid

Living With Autism

by BBlock March 4th, 2009| Infants/Toddlers
Autism causes children to experience the world very differently than most people do. Autism, sometimes called classical autism, is a brain disorder that affects your child's development. It is first recognizable in early infancy, or childhood, usually by the age of three, and generally follows a steady course without remission.

How To Raise Healthy Children

by Gumer Liston March 3rd, 2009| Elementary
There are more overweight children today than there were 10 or 15 years ago. This is because more and more children today lead unhealthy lifestyles. Today children spend at least five hours in front of the TV each day and eat unhealthy food. More and more children are not into