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Home Birthing Mothers and Their Helpers

by Jane Wangersky March 13th, 2013| Pregnancy
As I mentioned last time, I thought about home birth during my first pregnancy,but gave up the idea due to the technicality that it was then illegal. By the time my second baby was on the way, home births had the government's stamp of approval -- but I was
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Tweens: Respect the Law

by Lori Sciame March 12th, 2013| Behavior, Tweens
For some reason, children start to have negative perceptions of law enforcement as they grow into tweens and teens. This is unfortunate, as police officers truly care about youth in America. Unlike firefighters, who remain a hero to people of all ages, police officers become known to tweens and
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Predicament: Babysitter Wants to Bring Extra Child

by Editorial Team March 11th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
I have a babysitter who comes to the house and stays with my three-year-old son while I work. She's asked if she can start bringing her two-year-old niece along with her. I don't mind having another child with my son, but I kind of feel like I'd be paying
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Solution: Refusing to do Homework

by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil March 8th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
How do I get my third grader to do her homework when she refuses to? Is it a matter of timeouts or taking away a favorite toy until the work is done? She is so stubborn.

Absolutely not! The punishment routine definitely will encourage more stubborn behavior. Doing homework without
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Take an Elementary Student to High School

by Lori Sciame March 7th, 2013| Elementary
Looking for free or reasonably priced activities that an elementary aged child will enjoy? I have just the place - local high schools. From hosting community meals to holding sporting events to putting on musicals and plays, high schools provide seemingly endless opportunities for wholesome family fun. In addition,
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Tips on Taking Your Toddler to the Movies

by T Akery March 6th, 2013| Infants/Toddlers
Frankly, going to the movies is not something that parents of infants and toddlers get to do very often or ever. There are quite a few challenges and some of them are impossible to overcome. There is no guarantee that you will succeed at watching the entire movie with
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3 Mistakes I Made with my Preschooler

by Lori Sciame March 5th, 2013| Preschool
Learning to be an effective parent takes time. Just like any skill, parenting takes practice and time. I know this first hand, as I've been parenting for 21 years, and I finally feel as if I have a good handle on this important job. I thought about this seriously
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I Have a Job: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. March 4th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
Two weeks ago, I wrote about how I was beginning my job hunt. Well, I can now say that I have a job. Interestingly, my current job is uniquely different from the criteria I laid out in my last article.

I just started (literally today) working at Wasabi Ventures as
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The Argument Against Homeschooling

by Ronald A. Rowe March 1st, 2013| Elementary
Anyone interested in homeschooling will find dozens, probably hundreds, of easily accessible sites touting the merits of teaching your own children at home. In many religious circles, homeschooling is viewed as the right choice while public schools are a cop out for parents who are allowing someone else to
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