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Archives for June 2009


Jobs For Young Teens

by Jacob P. June 30th, 2009| Teen Perspective, Teens
When I first joined the Wasabi Media Group team, I needed money rather badly to buy stuff,for a decent amount of spending money for a YMCA trip I amdoing summer, and other usual teen money needs. Since I have began working a steady job, I have gained plenty of

What to Watch?

by Ronald A. Rowe June 25th, 2009| Elementary
One constant battle that we face in our house is trying to decide what movies and shows are appropriate for our eight year old. Commercials, print ads, and his friends constantly are bombarding our son with previews of TV shows, DVDs, and movies.

My wife strongly prefers to preview the

Teach Your Child How to Deal with Anger

by Gumer Liston June 23rd, 2009| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers, Preschool
It is natural for young kids to sometimes show strong emotions (like anger) and destructive behavior when things do not go their way. As parents, we need to know how to teach our kids the different ways of dealing with anger. Anger should be released, but it should be in

Strategy Games

by Ronald A. Rowe June 18th, 2009| Helpful Hints
For the longest time, I resisted my son's pleas for a Pokémon trading card game. Ditto for Bakugan, Digimon, and a slew of other nonsense words that he threw at me. I didn't know very much about it at the time, but the cartoon looked cheesy (it is), the game

Teach Your Child the Value of Saving

by Gumer Liston June 16th, 2009| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers, Preschool
It is important to teach your child the value of saving early in his life. If he understands the value of saving, it could make a very big difference in his life, in his future. Here are some ways to teach your child how to save:

You can start with a

Summer Fitness & Kids

by Michele June 16th, 2009| Elementary
Summer vacation either has arrived or is right around the corner. While it is important that children get some sort of exercise daily, it also is important to take precautions when the temperatures are hot. I was able to speak with Diane King, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and Certified

Babysitting: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. June 11th, 2009| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers, Teen Perspective, Teens

Recently, I received my babysitting license from the Red Cross, so I have begun babysitting, and I, like many teens, am so glad I can babysit!

Like many entrepreneurial teens,I have begun babysitting. First, I started working for family but soon learned that I would make more money with a

Is Peeking Really Cheating?

by Joe Lawrence June 9th, 2009| Infants/Toddlers, Pregnancy
I remember taking tests in school and how emphatic the teachers were about cheating on tests. I actually used to cheat just in spite of their warnings...what a rebel. When it comes to parenting, I still may be a cheater after all.

Recently, my wife had an ultrasound done at her

Halfway to the Rest of My Life…

by Joe Lawrence June 5th, 2009| Infants/Toddlers, Pregnancy
Expecting a child is a very sobering experience. It is not as easy as picking out the paint colors for the nursery and what stroller we'll be pushing. We are facing huge decisions that will impact the rest of our child's life, today.

Recently, my wife completed her twentieth week of

Parenting in Isolation

by Ronald A. Rowe June 4th, 2009| Helpful Hints
Some Secretary of State or another once said that it takes a village to raise a child. While I'm not sure I agree with her sentiment in its entirety, I do firmly believe that parenting is not a task to be taken in isolation. We all benefit from

Vacation Trips?

by Louise June 2nd, 2009| Teen Perspective

Summer is around the corner, and you want your family to have a memorable vacation. Perhaps you are considering a trip to one of the famous destinations in Europe, the Trevi Fountain in Rome or the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or maybe a flight to an exotic island?

My family has