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Weightlifting and Supplements (Part 2)

by Jacob P. April 30th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
This is part two of my series on weightlifting and supplements. Last time, I explained my history of weightlifting. Today, I am going to be discussing some misconceptions and misunderstandings that many people have about weightlifting.

Before we begin, I need to remind you that I am not an expert.

Behavior: An Automatic Problem?

by Lori Sciame April 29th, 2013| Elementary
"I'd like to talk to you about your child's behavior." Those words, when uttered by a elementary school principal, automatically elicit a negative reaction from a parent or guardian. Why? Is our society so ready to punish children for "acting up" that we don't look for behaviors that can
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Tween Safety Introduction

by Ronald A. Rowe April 26th, 2013| Tweens
Welcome to the newest Your Parenting Info segment, Tween Safety. Here we will take a semi-weekly look at the important safety issues surrounding 10- to 12-year-olds as they emerge from their cocoon of parental protection and take their first fledgling steps toward adulthood.

In the weeks and months to come

Lamaze, Bradley, and Alternatives

by Jane Wangersky April 25th, 2013| Pregnancy
Childbirth education is a fact of life for most mothers-to-be -- the only question is what form it will take. You may want to take the prenatal classes available at your hospital, or you may decide on a specific method (or "philosophy" in the case of Lamaze) and take
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Worst Outfits for Preschoolers to Wear to School

by T Akery April 24th, 2013| Preschool
Your preschool probably has a dress code. But that doesn't prevent some really bad wardrobe choices. So, while the clothes may technically be within the rules of the code, these outfit choices should have you thinking twice. They are bad for a number of reasons and can present some

Teen’s Perspective on the GLSEN Day of Silence

by Sam P. April 23rd, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
On Friday April 19th my school participated in the GLSEN day of silence. This is a day in which students who believe in gay rights take an oath of silence to stand up against LGBT harassment. I participated in this day as I am a firm believer in equal

Predicament: Why Read to Baby?

by Editorial Team April 22nd, 2013| Parenting Predicament
Why are parents told to read to babies? I know it'll be important later on, but meanwhile they can't understand it, and there's so much else to do.

Solution: Homework without Accountability

by Editorial Team April 19th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
My son's teacher assigns lots of math homework, but never checks it in class. Instead she takes the test questions from the homework. This doesn't motivate him to do his homework, he'd rather take his chances seeing the questions for the first time on the test. Unfortunately, this isn't
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Preschoolers’ Bad Days

by T Akery April 18th, 2013| Preschool
There are times when everyone has a bad day. Even preschoolers can have one. You usually don't know about it until you get the note sent home. However, some really, really bad days mean a call from the school. Handling this type of day is a normal part of

Weightlifting and Supplements (Part 1)

by Jacob P. April 17th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
As a dual-sport (football and wrestling) high school athlete, I lift weights year-round in order to stay in shape. As I have now been weightlifting for four years (I started in eighth grade), I have seen the good, bad, and indifferent of weightlifting as a teenager. I am not

Helping Your Toddler with Brushing Their Teeth

by T Akery April 16th, 2013| Infants/Toddlers
No matter when your toddler developed their teeth, taking care of those baby teeth is still important. As a toddler, they can help participate in oral care. While it isn't always a fun time and there will certainly be days of protest and tantrums, toddlers should start learning the
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Tweens Love the Library

by Lori Sciame April 15th, 2013| Tweens
This spring, plan to celebrate National Library Week, April 14 - 20, with your tween. The theme this year is "Communities Matter @ Your Library." Because of this, librarians and support staff across the nation have developed a host of fun activities to draw in all ages of visitors