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Archives for November 2011

Volunteering at Your Child’s Preschool

by T Akery November 30th, 2011| Preschool
Preschools love their parent volunteers. They help teachers supervise field trips, help with parties, and help with the smaller tasks that teachers need to do but can't get to without outside help. Volunteering at your preschool has a few advantages for parents too.

Before you show up at your child's

Size: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. November 28th, 2011| Teen Perspective, Teens
At one time or another, every kid has wondered how big they will be as adults. I wonder how large I will be, and I'm fifteen. It's natural for kids to be interested in their size, but worry over size is a completely different matter. Kids mainly only worry

Making a Memory Book

by Louise November 25th, 2011| Elementary, Teen Perspective
A memory book is a scrapbook for memories. The memories can be in the form of pictures or words, or a combination of the two. When I was in 6th grade, every student in my class was required to create a memory book that would be a record of

Handling Stress Effectively

by Lori Sciame November 24th, 2011| Infants/Toddlers
Last week, I read in the news about the one-year-old boy that lived on the outskirts of St. Louis who died at the hands of his own mother. After questioning by police, the mother admitted to hitting and shaking the baby because he would not stop crying, and he

LeapFrog Tag Reading System

by T Akery November 23rd, 2011| Product reviews
The LeapFrog Tag Reading System is one of those toys designed to get your child to read. It is made to resemble a fat pen that your child can hold. As your child drags the pen over the words, it will read them out loud. It does come with

Write Your Child a Story

by Ronald A. Rowe November 21st, 2011| Elementary
Have you considered writing a story for your child? It doesn't matter if you're an expert writer or not, your child will love to hear a story that you've written just for him or her.

I know what you're thinking - "Ron, it's easy for you to say. You're a

Sharing Custody of Your Toddler

by T Akery November 18th, 2011| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers
Break-ups happen. Sometimes, your toddler gets caught up in the middle of the chaos. For a toddler, the hardest thing to understand is that their world is changing. Sharing custody is not something that they will understand very well. While they will eventually adapt, this particular transition period can

Tween Advice on Makeup

by Sam P. November 17th, 2011| Tweens
Beauty supplies, cosmetics, whatever you want to call it, makeup is gonna play a role in your daughter's life. In my preference, ten is the perfect age to start dabbling with the cosmetics. At ten my mom only allowed me to use a bit of lip gloss, and I

Cold Day Fun

by Lori Sciame November 16th, 2011| Preschool
When the temperature dips below zero, and the wind chill feels like minus 20 degrees outside, what can you do to keep your preschooler busy (and happy)? It takes some effort, but I learned that with a little creativity, you can make cherished memories with your young ones on

Grades Closing: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. November 14th, 2011| Teen Perspective
Last Thursday, my high school's quarterly progress reports were released. Our school runs on a semester-based grading system, but grades are closed and progress reports are released at the end of the first and third quarters. This allows the parents and students to see how they are doing in

Football and Life Lessons

by Ronald A. Rowe November 11th, 2011| Elementary, Helpful Hints
It's one of those things that everyone knows but no one really comes out and says out loud. The coach's son gets to be the quarterback. Not always. If there's another player who is much, much better, he'll usually get the job. But if it's anywhere close, the coach's

Berry Blossom Tink

by T Akery November 10th, 2011| Product reviews
Tinkerbell is undoubtedly a very popular Disney figure. There are so many dolls out there that it is easy to get confused. This particular review is about the Disney Fairies 9-inch Feature Doll - Berry Blossom Tink.

Now, there is no doubt that the package design and the "try me"