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No Electronics Help Concussions?

by Sam P. January 31st, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
This past weekend at a wrestling tournament I got a minor concussion during my match. I got various suggestions from people for how to get better faster. Some people just said to take it easy and lay low for the rest of the weekend while others said to stay
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Raspberry Leaf in Pregnancy and Labor

by Jane Wangersky January 30th, 2013| Pregnancy
A few hours before my youngest child was born, I sent his older brother to the backyard to pick some leaves off the raspberry canes. Then I put a handful of leaves in a tea strainer, poured boiling water over them, let the whole thing sit for a few
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Preschool Cartoons

by T Akery January 29th, 2013| Preschool
Preschoolers typically have their favorite cartoons when they come home. They like the characters and the action. But cartoons may be holding your preschooler back a little bit. It is a question of growing up. It is up to you to determine if that cartoon they are watching is

Predicament: How Important is Coloring?

by Editorial Team January 28th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
My first-grade son doesn't like to draw or color and sometimes doesn't finish his schoolwork because of this. Should I ask his teacher to let him out of coloring anything, try to get him more interested in it, or just let it go for now?

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Solution: Teen and His Teachers

by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil January 25th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
My sons a high school freshman, but hes still letting his feelings about his teachers affect his work. Hes got one teacher hell do anything for, even artwork, which hes never liked. But theres another that he doesn t like, and when hes doing an assignment for
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How to Test Your Preschooler for Kindergarten

by T Akery January 24th, 2013| Preschool
If you aren't sure if your preschooler is ready for kindergarten, you can create your own test. This has two advantages. The first is that you can determine what you and preschooler should work on this summer. The second is that this gives them a little experience

Tweens and Tablets: Bad Mix?

by Lori Sciame January 23rd, 2013| Tweens
Years ago, hula hoops topped the list of what tweens wanted. A generation later, tweens latched onto pogo sticks, and still later, that generation's children loved the scooter. What tweens want now, however, costs much more than many parents can afford, and the item curtails physical activity
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Being in a Relationship: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. January 22nd, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
Several weeks ago, I began dating a girl. She shall remain anonymous, so I shall refer to her as "N." Anyway, "N" and I have been dating for the month of January. While thinking of what to write, I realized I have never written about relationships before.
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Things a New Mom Needs for Herself

by T Akery January 21st, 2013| Infants/Toddlers
New babies need a lot of things. But a new mommy needs a few things as well. Often, these things get forgotten in the rush of the moment of having a new infant. While shopping for the new baby is fun, you can't forget that the new
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Winter Jam 2013

by Ronald A. Rowe January 18th, 2013| Elementary
One of the side effects of being a so called "expert" in any subject area is that friends and acquaintances often ask your advice. The subject that has come up frequently in the last few days, since I just returned from Winter Jam 2013 in Tampa, FL,
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Necessities for a Long Day at a Sports Meet

by Sam P. January 17th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
Being an overly athletic student at my high school, I have great knowledge of what you need to bring for a long day of sports. You may be thinking, "I know what to bring, this is not my first rodeo." But it is quite shocking the number

Pregnancy, Weight Loss Surgery, Flu Shots, Etc.

by Jane Wangersky January 16th, 2013| Pregnancy
Pregnancy issues are in the news again, and as usual the news is mixed, good and bad. But it all adds up to more knowledge about having babies, and in the long run that's good for everyone.

British journalist Linda Geddes is angry that, during her