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Archives for March 2012

Teen’s Perspective on Asking for Help

by Sam P. March 30th, 2012| Teen Perspective, Teens
If you are anything like me, you hate asking for help. Specifically from parents, but for the most part you just despise asking for help. I am a very arrogant, headstrong, proud person. And at times this is a good thing, like when I am standing up for something

Disney Pooh Flush ‘N Sounds Potty

by T Akery March 29th, 2012| Infants/Toddlers, Product reviews
The First Years Disney Pooh Flush 'N Sounds Potty is a training potty for toddlers. It features the characters of the Hundred Acre Woods on the back. The chair comes in blue, but you can also find it in yellow. Depending on the store, it can run around thirty

The Fatherhood Games

by Ronald A. Rowe March 28th, 2012| Helpful Hints, Tweens
I am officially the father of a Tween now. I was spared the whole Twilight ordeal because my children were too young to care about some mopey girl and her Vampire / Werewolf suitors. But The Hunger Games? That's a whole other story.

My now

Music, Music, Music!

by Lori Sciame March 27th, 2012| Teens, Tweens
My ninth grade daughter sang "The Star Spangled Banner" in front of the Statue of Liberty today. Yesterday she walked onto the stage of the famed Apollo, and performed where many of America's greatest singers have also belted out memorable musical numbers. Is my daughter a hit recording artist?

Letting Your Preschooler Choose School Clothes

by T Akery March 23rd, 2012| Preschool
Preschoolers are just beginning to develop their skills for school. One of those skills they are beginning to learn is making choices. A way to incorporate this is by allowing them to pick their own clothes for preschool. This is a chance for you to establish a routine that

Parenting Predicament: “But All My Friends . . . “

by Jane Wangersky March 22nd, 2012| Parenting Predicament
(This is the first article of a new series at Your Parenting Info -- Parenting Predicament. With the help of experts, and our readers, we'll take on the parenting problems you can't seem to find a solution for.

Every second and fourth week, we'll post a question. Readers will have

Stumped? Call the Guidance Counselor

by Lori Sciame March 21st, 2012| Elementary
My youngest child had just turned six when her father and I separated. She went from having one set of rules in one home, to two sets of rules in two homes. She also had to begin packing her life into bags and suitcases every few days, and she

Jealousy in Toddlers with Younger Siblings

by T Akery March 20th, 2012| Infants/Toddlers
Toddlers can very easily become jealous of other kids, especially siblings. This is true especially with siblings who are younger than they are. The main reason they become jealous is that they are no longer the center of a parent's attention. The younger sibling usually requires much more parental

Coffee: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. March 19th, 2012| Teen Perspective
As a child, I always wanted to drink coffee, but I was always told that it was unhealthy. Over the last year or so, I have started to drink coffee -- pretty much only on weekends and never more than two cups a day. I drink my coffee with

Teen’s Perspective on School Projects: Partners

by Sam P. March 16th, 2012| Teen Perspective, Teens
School projects are never very easy. A lot of times, specifically science ones, they are rather hard. I actually just had one where my partner and had to create a newton scooter; shockingly, I did very well. Although it was incredibly hard.

The first thing to do when you are

A Lesson About Heroes and Role Models

by Ronald A. Rowe March 15th, 2012| Tweens
I got an unintended reminder this week that I thought I would pass on to you. I recently took on an assignment as the Staff Reporter for a local UIFL Football team, the Lakeland Raiders. I'd been bringing my 11-year-old son along with me, thinking

Tinker Bell Sleeping Bag

by T Akery March 14th, 2012| Preschool, Product reviews
The Tinker Bell Sleeping Bag was a purchase made for a sleepover party. It came with a case in which you can roll it up. On it is a picture of Tinkerbell in vivid colors, with the back of the bag in more or less neon green. It is