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Which Preschool Projects to Save

by T Akery November 9th, 2012| Preschool
Preschoolers bring home a lot of projects. At some point, the amount of paperwork becomes a little overwhelming. While you are proud of everything your preschooler has brought home, finding additional space among the toys, clothes, and other things is challenging. So here are a few tips on deciding

Date Plans

by Sam P. November 8th, 2012| Teen Perspective, Teens
Now, I know I have already given you a variety of places to go on dates, but that was for the spring or summer. In the winter it's different. You can no longer go to the beach, or a lake, or the park. And it becomes much more difficult

Pregnancy and Antidepressants: One More Worry?

by Jane Wangersky November 7th, 2012| Pregnancy
"Expect to go through mood swings" and "Stay in a calm, happy mood for the good of your baby" are two of those contradictory pieces of advice that you get while you're pregnant. It seems they're saying that a pregnant woman's state of mind is both terribly important and

I’m Grown Up Now, Right?

by Ronald A. Rowe November 6th, 2012| Tweens
One of the many challenges facing parents of tweens is managing the rapidly evolving transition from child to... something else. Kids want to feel and act grown up -- in accordance with their own understanding of what it means to be grown up. Sometimes, that involves a tween overstepping

Predicament: Talking After Time Out

by Editorial Team November 5th, 2012| Parenting Predicament
I read that when you put a child in time out, you shouldn't talk about the problem behavior anymore once the time out is over. But what if he's too out of control to listen to me while he's actually doing it and being put in time out?

Solution: Cleaning Up

by Editorial Team November 2nd, 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?

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development gives an example:

Andre uses an egg timer to let

Preschool Jobs

by T Akery November 1st, 2012| Preschool
Your preschooler typically has lots of fun learning the basics through a number of means. Craft projects, painting, coloring, and hands on manipulation are a few ways your preschooler gains experience in math, science, and reading. But there is one area that is directly geared toward teaching them responsibility

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