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Tweens and Xbox Live

by T Akery January 15th, 2013| Tweens
The Xbox is one of the most popular game consoles and gaming platforms. But like the Internet, the online feature has a few things that parents might not be aware of. Just like the Internet, parents need to be aware of these things before letting your tween
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Predicament: Teen and His Teachers

by Editorial Team January 14th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
My son's a high school freshman, but he's still letting his feelings about his teachers affect his work. He's got one teacher he'll do anything for, even artwork, which he's never liked. But there's another that he doesn' t like, and when he's doing an assignment for
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Solution: Tired of Kiddy Music

by Playroom Supervisors January 11th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
Do kids really need to listen to childrenís music? And why do they want to hear the same songs over and over? Iím getting tired of it!

Children's songs tend to have features that attract them, like simple words and music. And when kids like something, they want
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A Preschooler’s World

by Lori Sciame January 10th, 2013| Preschool
From writing their name for the first time, to learning how to ride a bike, a child of preschool age has many reasons to approach each day with a sense of wonder.† For them, the world offers excitement and adventure.† They live to learn, and they have
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Signs Your Toddler Has Not Outgrown Nap Time

by T Akery January 9th, 2013| Infants/Toddlers
Nap time is such an important time of day for both parents and toddlers. But sometimes, your toddler just does not want to take a nap. You should not take this as a sign that they have suddenly outgrown their need to take a nap. While you
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Snow and Ice Activities for Kids

by Lori Sciame January 8th, 2013| Elementary, Safety
Since 1980, the number of obese children in the United States has tripled.† To better understand this statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), look at it this way -- over 12 million children in the U.S. carry the† burden of unwanted pounds.† As
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Clothing: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. January 7th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, like me, it is currently winter. †If you are as lucky as me to live in a region with a cold climate, then you have presumably been bundling up recently. †It has been exceptionally cold here over the last week
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Tweens: What They Can and Can’t Do

by Ronald A. Rowe January 4th, 2013| Tweens
One of the greatest challenges of being a tween is knowing what you can and cannot do. To the tween mind, the world appears wide open. Anything kids can do is fair game but so is anything a young adult can do. The great misconception of tweenagedom
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Noisy Preschooler Toys

by T Akery January 3rd, 2013| Preschool
They are loud, obnoxious, and have the power to bring on migraine headaches. No, this is not your preschooler but the toys that your preschooler plays with on a repetitive basis. Some of this is because you buy toys that you think your preschooler will love. Some
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Post-Pregnancy Changes

by Jane Wangersky January 2nd, 2013| Pregnancy
After giving birth, you'll naturally be intensely focused on your baby. However, it'll be better for both of you if you're aware of the changes going on in your own body. Some of them will be permanent, others can be reversed (especially with a little help), but
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How to Switch Back Into School Mode

by Sam P. January 1st, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
When holiday break stumbles around the corner everyone gets excited.† And of course during break you don't have school so there's no need to go to bed at your usual time.† Most teenagers, me included, will stay up to the puny hours of the following morning texting
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