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How to Properly Write a Christmas List

by Jacob P. November 29th, 2010| Teen Perspective, Teens, Tweens
Every Christmas, there is someone who asks for a lot and is looked at as greedy by everyone else. So, when Christmas comes around and you want a lot, what do you do?? Here are a few simple steps to prevent you from appearing greedy yourself.

  • First of all, look

Portable Entertainment

by Chang Song November 26th, 2010| Product reviews
The truth is that a regular person is on-the-go for the most of the day. Since Americans are on-the-go so often, they need things they can take with them so they can save the most precious thing in this world: time. That's why all of our products are invented

It Pays To Start Early

by Ronald A. Rowe November 24th, 2010| Elementary
It pays to start early. My 4th grader, Max, was just asked to join the 6th & 7th grade band at his school. His elementary school doesn't have a band, but he's going to join the middle schoolers for the second semester.

We have an ace in the hole. Max's

Teens and the Morning Adventure

by TK November 23rd, 2010| Teens
If you are the parent of a teenager, there are certain things that can really be an adventure. One of those things is dealing with the morning grind and making sure they get out the door to school on time and ready for a productive day.

Recently, over on Idea

Buying Brand Names: Teen Perspective

by Louise November 22nd, 2010| Teen Perspective
To buy a brand name or a "knock-off"? That is the question. For a growing family, this question comes up frequently in a supermarket or when shopping for clothes.

As far as food is concerned, the question should be answered by giving both kinds a chance. Wait for sales to

Bey Blades are Back

by Ronald A. Rowe November 19th, 2010| Product reviews
Bey Blades are back. The game was popular about eight or so years ago then it drifted into the massive trash heap of trendy fads that outlived our children's interest span. But somehow, someway Bey Blades are making a comeback.

The new Bey Blades haven't evolved very far from their

Dieting For Kids: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. November 17th, 2010| Teen Perspective, Teens
This winter, I will be wrestling for my high school's team. Because one of the primary components of wrestling is reducing weight so you have the maximum muscle for your weight, I have had to go on a diet. Dieting is a very popular method for adults to lose

Quality Time Is Becoming Endangered

by Joe Lawrence November 15th, 2010| Infants/Toddlers
As I walked out the door for work, my daughter was waving to me. The last thing I wanted to do was climb into the car for a 14-hour shift. Then on the radio, "Cats in the Cradle" was playing, "When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,

Word Games

by Louise November 12th, 2010| Product reviews
I think word games are the most underestimated games out there. Many people associate "word games" with a single game: Scrabble. Personally, I love Scrabble, so that's not a bad thing, but I also know that many people, especially younger kids, tend to consider Scrabble as boring, a game
Dr. Nathaniel Williams

Playing Tag with Your Teens

by Michele November 11th, 2010| Teens
Recently, I wrote about the importance of staying connected with your teen. Not only is that connection important for the parent, but it is crucial for the child. Last week I spoke with Dr. Nathaniel Williams about teenagers' self-esteem and how necessary the parent-child connection is.

Dr. Williams described


by Ronald A. Rowe November 10th, 2010| Elementary
...the planet, not the cartoon dog.

My four-year-old son's current favorite program is Olivia. It's a cute little show about a cute little pig who goes to school and plays with her friends and generally does nothing extraordinary - for a talking pig, that is. But the other night, the

Chill With It

by Chang Song November 8th, 2010| Teen Perspective
As we head toward the home stretch of the 2010 calendar year, it is apparent that it is a very stressful time for many high school seniors. Sure, you have those superstar athletes and Bill Gates-type of students who already got into schools of their dreams, but those are