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Archives for October 2012

Patience: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. October 31st, 2012| Teen Perspective, Teens
Patience is a virtue. This oft-uttered phrase is one of the truest cliches found in modern society. Although it is widely used, almost to the point of being overused, it stands true. At many points in life, patience will be a necessity to achieve something that you want. Rushing

Teach Toddlers to Keep Their Hands to Themselves

by T Akery October 30th, 2012| Infants/Toddlers
One of the more frustrating aspects of toddlers is their ability to get into trouble. This includes trying your patience and pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable and what isn't. Some toddlers just have a hard time with the concept of keeping their hands to themselves. This is


by Lori Sciame October 29th, 2012| Tweens
Some parents may dread the time when their child becomes a tween, the time when he or she no longer acts like a little child, yet hasn't matured enough to be classified as a young adult. In reality, this time of a child's life offers a parent much joy.

Trick or Treating Tweens

by T Akery October 26th, 2012| Tweens
Trick or treating is still something your tween might be excited about. After all, some tweens still like dressing up and getting those treats. But they are also too old for the little games and still way too young to go house to house unsupervised. So, the hard part

Homecoming Dresses

by Sam P. October 25th, 2012| Teen Perspective, Teens
Now some of you may have already had your school's homecoming dance, or just aren't having one, but some of you may not have. My school's homecoming dance is this Saturday, and I am psyched! But the difficult thing about homecoming is nobody ever knows just how fancy, or

Pregnancy and Sleep

by Jane Wangersky October 24th, 2012| Pregnancy
Pregnant women often have trouble sleeping, especially after the first trimester. I know I got up at least once a night to go to the bathroom, and at least one time I got up to eat some ice cream because I had heartburn and we were out of Tums.

Parenting and Unemployment

by Ronald A. Rowe October 23rd, 2012| Elementary
It is an unfortunate reality of modern life that a majority of us will go through a period of unemployment at one time or another. Many will go through that trying ordeal while raising children. How an we turn this negative in our professional lives into a positive teaching

Predicament: Cleaning Up

by Editorial Team October 22nd, 2012| Parenting Predicament
How do I get my five-year-old to clean up her toys off the living room floor without stopping to play with them, taking all night, or getting me to do it myself?


Solution: Teens Finding Friends

by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil October 19th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
My 15-year-old daughter is having trouble finding friends. It seems that if you don't have interest in all the "programmed" activities, there is no one left to do some private and smaller group activities with.We wish she could just find (on her own) other people who have (1) something

Alternatives to Trick or Treating

by Lori Sciame October 18th, 2012| Elementary
(See also: "Safe Places for Preschoolers to Trick-or-Treat" -- Ed.)

Many young children have active imaginations. Because of this, Halloween may be an especially scary time for them. Some little ones love to dress up and head out on Halloween night with mom and/or dad to go trick

Tips for a Successful Toddler Garden

by T Akery October 17th, 2012| Infants/Toddlers
Getting your toddler involved in gardening is a joy. So maybe they like playing in the dirt more than the plants. But the wonder of nature is still like magic to your toddler. With a little planning, your toddler's garden can be successful even if you don't have the

Dealing with Poor Coaching

by Jacob P. October 16th, 2012| Teen Perspective
Before I get into this, I just thought that I would clarify that I am not going to state any names, or the sports these coaches were involved with, so that no one is potentially offended and no fingers are pointed. All of these coaches had good intentions and