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Gotta Get that Money

by Chang Song February 28th, 2011| Teen Perspective
It seems the one thing a teen says to his or her parents more than anything else is, "Can I please have some money?" Teens ask their parents for money more times than they brush their teeth. The only way for parents to reduce the times the same question

Follow Through

by Michele February 25th, 2011| Infants/Toddlers
Parenting a toddler isn't an easy job. Truthfully, parenting children of any age isn't an easy job, there just are unique challenges at every age and with each individual child. With toddlers, one of those challenges is teaching your child about consequences.

How many times have you heard (or said)

Too Much Technology?

by Jacob P. February 23rd, 2011| Teen Perspective
Last Thursday, in my Civics class, we watched the Frontline documentary Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier. The movie had a shocking effect, as almost every one in the class was scared by the statistics stated in it. I found the facts it exposed to be a bit

Little Volunteers – Big Pay Off

by Lori Sciame February 21st, 2011| Teens
"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others." Ghandi

Instilling a love for volunteerism needs to begin very early in a child's life. Why? Because volunteering brings huge pay offs down the road - from leadership skill development to enhanced

A Night at the Rink

by Ronald A. Rowe February 18th, 2011| Elementary
As I type these words, I am enjoying my first trip as an adult to a roller rink. Actually, "enjoying" probably isn't the right word to use here. "Suffering through" would be more apt, but still not quite it. Is there a word in the English language for "barely

Teen Perspective: Who Pays When?

by Louise February 16th, 2011| Teen Perspective
One of the most frequent discussions we had in our family was the "who should pay for what" talk. If I need a book for my class, does that come out of my own pocket, or do my parents agreed to help me out with it, since it is

Get the Lead Out!

by Lori Sciame February 14th, 2011| Infants/Toddlers
Are you the parent of a toddler, and do you live in a home built before 1979? If yes, then you should be aware of a potential poisoning hazard that could be lurking in your house - lead.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that, "Approximately 250,000 U.S.

Toddlers and Teamwork

by Michele February 11th, 2011| Infants/Toddlers
Recently, I was talking with a friend who is a mom to a teen, a tween, and a toddler. With only teens and tweens in my house, I was reminiscing as she shared the recent escapades of her youngest. Although the quiet moments of snuggling and playing pretend games

How to Schedule a Teen’s Life

by Jacob P. February 9th, 2011| Teen Perspective
When high school came around for me, I became exponentially busier. I've began to play high school sports and have received much heavier homework loads, which can be a burden. Now, I am also considering a job, so that leaves a lot on my plate.

First of all, when dealing

Three Children… Three Sets of Challenges

by Lori Sciame February 7th, 2011| Elementary
As the parent of one boy and two girls, I've had the opportunity to enjoy major "firsts" three times. First word, first step, first day of kindergarten, first crush... the list is seemingly endless. Experiencing these milestones with each child is fresh and exciting every time.


by Ronald A. Rowe February 4th, 2011| Elementary
We all love to get compliments. Whether it's your clothes or your car or your penmanship - you know you love to hear good things about you and your stuff. There is nothing that I love to hear more than a compliment about my children. Whether it's about his

Finance For A Higher Education

by Chang Song February 2nd, 2011| Teen Perspective
After many high school seniors in the United States get their respective college acceptance letters, it is a bittersweet moment for many parents. Many parents are proud of their kids but are also thinking about how they are going to pay for their kid's college tuition. Often