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Solution: Facebook Forever?

by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil June 29th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
My twelve-year-old gave a fake birth date and opened a Facebook account. Of course I want him to close it down, but I'm afraid if he admits he lied he'll never be able to open one when he's old enough. How do I shut him down for the short

Three Things Preschoolers Crave

by Lori Sciame June 28th, 2012| Preschool
The stages of your child's life each present themselves as a gift. A newborn, helpless in every way, requires complete care from parents. Once your son or daughter becomes a preschooler, he or she can do many things on his own, from eating to getting dressed to brushing teeth;
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Swimming Lessons for Toddlers

by T Akery June 27th, 2012| Infants/Toddlers
Swimming is a vital skill that can potentially keep toddlers out of trouble when they are near water. Even if you don’t have a pool nearby, these skills can come in handy later in life. Learning how to swim is also a great summer project that you can do

Siblings as Babysitters

by Lori Sciame June 26th, 2012| Elementary
Older brothers and sisters serve as built-in role models for elementary age children. This can either have negative or positive effects, depending on what the older child is teaching the younger child while you and your spouse are at work. Since it's summer, and many parents depend on an

My Expectations

by Jacob P. June 25th, 2012| Teen Perspective, Teens
So, at some point this week (I am writing this on Wednesday the 20th), I will be going to get my driver's license. I have everything; I'm ready to go and I think I will do just fine. So, I have been thinking about the rules that I expect

Avoiding Seasonal Injuries

by Lori Sciame June 22nd, 2012| Elementary
Don't end up in the emergency room this summer with your elementary age child. To avoid unintentional injuries, be wary of falls, fireworks, and even the sun. No one wants to think that an injury will happen, yet if you purposely work to avoid such instances, your summer will

Homework: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out

by Ronald A. Rowe June 21st, 2012| Elementary
Homework: A Parents Guide to Helping Out without Freaking Out by Neil McNerney is exactly what the title implies. The book is structured to act as a resource manual for parents dealing with homework anxiety.

Homework is not a glorious work of prose. If you are looking for the next

Homeschooling Your Preschooler

by T Akery June 20th, 2012| Preschool
If you decide to take the homeschool route for your preschooler, there is a bunch of information that you should know. Homeschooling can be great for some kids, but for other kids it may not be the right choice. But it is a decision that should not be taken

What to Expect with an Amniocentesis Test

by R. Carnavale June 19th, 2012| Pregnancy
An amniocentesis screening test is more than 99% accurate in diagnosing genetic disorders such as Down syndrome and is usually performed at 15-20 weeks of pregnancy (but sometimes the screening will be performed as early as the 11th week or as late as the 39th week). Results are usually

Teen’s Perspective on Family Birthday Parties

by Sam P. June 19th, 2012| Teen Perspective, Teens
On Sunday, I went to my four-year-old cousin's birthday party. And when I got home I started thinking about how when I was his age I had two birthday parties, one with my friends and one with my family. His was a combined one, with friends and family, and

Predicament: Facebook Forever?

by Jane Wangersky June 18th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
My twelve-year-old gave a fake birth date and opened a Facebook account. Of course I want him to close it down, but I'm afraid if he admits he lied he'll never be able to open one when he's old enough. How do I shut him down for the short

Solution: Getting Kids Outdoors

by Playroom Supervisors June 15th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
Last time's question:

How do I get my kids to play outdoors? I think the inside of our house is too much fun! Even while they're not allowed to play video games or watch TV, they don't want to go outdoors — they say it's boring.

S.O., playroom supervisor and early
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