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Getting Together With Friends…

by Jacob P. October 28th, 2009| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers, Preschool, Teen Perspective, Teens
As a teen or kid, having and getting together with friends is very important and crucial to growing up properly.

There are many benefits to having kids get together with friends.† First of all, this helps kids build social skill that they will need throughout life.† Secondly, friends are fun, and

A Father’s Love

by Joe Lawrence October 26th, 2009| Infants/Toddlers
People constantly talk about a mother's love for her children.† Although I will never discredit or argue women have a unique bond with their offspring, fathers also possess a special bond.† From the Christian perspective it is one that transcends the generations to Adam and Eve.

One thing I always wondered


by Ronald A. Rowe October 23rd, 2009| Elementary, Helpful Hints
Chess is a game of concentration and strategy.† There is no luck, no chance roll of the dice.† It teaches children valuable skills in critical thinking, planning ahead, and sportsmanship.† And from a grown-up's perspective, it's a lot more fun than playing Pok√©mon cards or Sorry.

Here are some of the
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Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

by Michele October 21st, 2009| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers
With only ten days until Halloween, pressure may be mounting at your house.† That is, if you haven't made or purchased costumes for your trick-or-treaters yet.† So, with not a lot of time, what are you going to do?

You could go to your local party supply/Halloween outlet store.† What is

On Prom

by Louise October 19th, 2009| Teen Perspective, Teens
O prom, prom, wherefore art thou prom? Who knows what made prom such a huge aspect of growing up, but it is what it is, and I can't see a change happening in the status quo any time soon.

Many teens expect more from prom that just a night of dancing;
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New Clothes: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. October 16th, 2009| Elementary, Teen Perspective, Teens
Well, it's that time of year again!† Time to go out and buy new, warmer clothes!† As a teenage boy, I am gonna give you my advice on this time of year!

Now, I'm kind of odd for a teen when it comes to shopping.† I am really frugal!† I won't

Everyday Can Be ‘Labor’ Day

by Joe Lawrence October 14th, 2009| Pregnancy
I put off writing this article to the last minute because†I was hoping this article would be written by a daddy.† My baby was due today, and my wife has been ready to deliver this baby for over a week now.† However, the little one is very stubborn and not
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Name Your Tune

by Michele October 12th, 2009| Preschool
At the end of the summer I stumbled across Name Your Tune.† It seemed like an interesting idea, a cd of children's songs with your child's (or children's) names placed into the lyrics.† With my children between the ages of eight and thirteen, it seemed more appropriate to have a

Etiquette for Children

by Gumer Liston October 8th, 2009| Elementary, Helpful Hints
Are you happy with the way your children behave in private and in public? We all want our children to behave properly and make good impressions. We want them to be admired by people they meet, we want them to be taken as good examples for other children. Developing good
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Sibling Rivalry

by Ronald A. Rowe October 6th, 2009| Elementary
It happens to every set of siblings. †Even in the closest of families, kids fight. †They bicker, they pick at each other. †The only sure way to avoid sibling rivalry is to raise an only child. †But since that may be a less than ideal suggestion, there are steps that

Raising Super Kids

by Gumer Liston October 1st, 2009| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers, Preschool
It is natural for parents to want their children to excel, to be the best, to be above other children in almost everything, to grow up into exemplary citizens who achieve so much in life. That's an open secret that most of us have in our hearts, which is why