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Archives for June 2011

Talking To Tweens About Sextexting

by T Akery June 30th, 2011| Tweens
Sextexting is a growing trend among tweens. Parents are often unaware of exactly what their kids are texting. But in trying to sound grown-up, kids often text things they don't mean or don't quite understand. This can led to unintended consequences for your tween. While you can't guard them

Fall Prevention for Preschoolers

by Lori Sciame June 29th, 2011| Preschool
Preschoolers have a playful nature. They run, jump, and skip as they explore the world around them. Sometimes a parent of such a child wonders if his or her ball of energy will ever settle down! With all this movement comes a risk a parent may not have thought

How to Handle the Summer

by Jacob P. June 27th, 2011| Teen Perspective, Teens
The summer has arrived, and it is in full swing. My school ended this week, and we got out late. So, it is now the time when students are home and bored. We may not admit it, but we get bored when we are not getting schoolwork thrown at

Silly Bandz

by T Akery June 24th, 2011| Elementary, Product reviews
Silly Bandz are practically everywhere. They have been banned from some schools due to being a distraction. Their appeal for kids is in the bright colors and their ability to snap back into shape after they are worn. These little plastic bands are adorning kids' wrists.

Silly Bandz are not

Trying New Things : From A Teen’s Perspective

by Sam P. June 23rd, 2011| Teen Perspective, Teens
I know that trying new things can be very hard, especially when you are in front of a whole group of people. I just went rollerblading on Wednesday and had never gone before. I was very nervous, especially because it was a school field trip.

I talked with my friends

Get a Job?

by Lori Sciame June 22nd, 2011| Teens
This past weekend, the money in my wallet never had a chance to get comfortable. As soon as I replenished the supply, my 13 year-old would think of another item she desperately needed. Who would think that lotion, face wash, conditioner, and nail polish remover would be a matter

Approaching The Big Kid Bed

by T Akery June 20th, 2011| Infants/Toddlers
Toddlers are naturally anxious at the thought of sleeping in the big kid bed. It will likely be all excitement until it is time to go to bed. That is when all the excitement dies and you are left with a very tired toddler who doesn't want to go

End of the School Year

by Jacob P. June 17th, 2011| Helpful Hints, Teen Perspective, Teens
I think the end of the school year is a so-so part of the year. It isn't the worst but it isn't the best. The high point is that regular work is reduced and it is almost over, but honors work and other term work is due, as well

Nurturing the Leader in Your Child

by Ronald A. Rowe June 16th, 2011| Helpful Hints, Product reviews
There are a lot of books on parenting out there. Most of them have at least a nugget of wisdom that you can use. But few deliver the bang for the buck that I got out of reading Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child: What Every Parent

When It’s Okay Not To Breastfeed

by T Akery June 15th, 2011| Helpful Hints, Infants/Toddlers
There are many organizations to help women with breastfeeding their newborns. Whether they intend to or not, they can make women feel guilty that about the fact that they aren't breastfeeding their children. The truth is you shouldn't feel guilty. The decision not to breastfeed is a very personal

Fun Lists for Summer

by Lori Sciame June 13th, 2011| Elementary
Summertime...so much to see, and so much to do. How can a family make sure they can cram as much fun as possible into this short season? Create a summer fun list! In my house, the list adorns the refrigerator door, a place of honor for all to see.

Elementary News

by Ronald A. Rowe June 10th, 2011| Elementary, Helpful Hints, Tweens
Do your elementary school kids know what's going on in the world? With a 24-hour news cycle and ubiquitous scrolling news bars, it is getting harder and harder to decide what to shield them from and how to do it.

Do your children know about the death of Osama Bin