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Are You a “Lame” Parent?

by Lori Sciame January 30th, 2012| Teens
When a child makes the transition to teenager, many times parents seem to become "lame" in the teen's eyes. What I mean is - a child who would always listen to a parent's ideas, thoughts, and even jokes with rapt attention, many times will seem to shut the parent

Reinforcing Preschool Lessons

by T Akery January 27th, 2012| Preschool
Your child's preschool teaches colors, numbers and letters. But the time they spend teaching your child these important school-ready concepts is much shorter than most parents think. This is because there are also other lessons that your preschool has to incorporate that take up valuable time, such as arranging

Feisty Child/Independent Teen

by Lori Sciame January 26th, 2012| Elementary
One word could describe my youngest daughter while in elementary school -- feisty. She had her own ideas about everything, from what types of clothes she would wear to how much homework she thought she needed to do. At the time, I found this personality trait of to be

Dealing with Biting

by T Akery January 25th, 2012| Infants/Toddlers
Some toddlers do bite. As parents, it can be difficult to deal with a toddler that bites, especially when they bite other children. Daycare and Preschools usually have a no tolerance policy for that type of problem. It can also cause major problems inside the household, as parents are

How to Handle Final Exams

by Jacob P. January 23rd, 2012| Teen Perspective
This week, my school is beginning the final exams for the first semester. At my high school, semester-long classes must have a final at the end and year-long classes must have a midterm at the end of the first semester and a final exam at the end of the


by Ronald A. Rowe January 20th, 2012| Elementary, Tweens
I took my son to WinterJam this weekend to celebrate his 11th birthday. I'd highly recommend it if you have the opportunity to take your children to this show when it comes to your town. WinterJam is a concert tour featuring ten Christian bands.

We went because this year's headliner

Teen Perspective: Farewell!

by Louise January 19th, 2012| Teen Perspective
Dear readers,

My oh my, how the years fly. On, August 21, 2008, I posted my very first article on Your Parenting Info from the teen perspective. I remember the article clearly, as if I wrote it yesterday, though it was nearly three and half years ago. This post will

Your Shy Toddler

by Lori Sciame January 18th, 2012| Infants/Toddlers
Who doesn't love the precocious toddler? You know, the child that talks easily to the checkout person at the local store, excited about the new toy she has clutched in her hands? Or the child who bubbles over with laughter and smiles on cue at portrait taking time, often

Fisher Price Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen

by T Akery January 16th, 2012| Product reviews
For kids who love Dora, the Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen from Fisher Price is really the only kitchen they need. This kitchen is all about Dora and speaks both English and rudimentary Spanish. Most 2- to 3-year-olds will get a kick out of cooking food with Dora.

The kitchen is

Sleepovers on School Nights

by Jacob P. January 13th, 2012| Teen Perspective
Tomorrow night, I will be hanging out at my friend's house to watch the BCS National Championship Game (specifically to watch LSU win). Because the game starts at 8:30 and it probably won't end to some time after 11 P.M., I am going to be spending the night at

Talking to Your Toddler About Lying

by T Akery January 12th, 2012| Infants/Toddlers
This is one of the big issues that you face as a parent of a toddler. No matter how good you think your toddler is about telling the truth, at some point, they will come up with a lie. Whether their motive is to stay out of trouble or

Healthy Weight Week

by Lori Sciame January 11th, 2012| Preschool
Perfect timing. Right after the holidays, and during the dead of winter, health officials plan to celebrate Healthy Weight Week. It's a health observance that's pretty much self-explanatory, right? And it's a great time for parents take the time to think about their children's weight, and whether they can