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Solution: Walking the Cat

by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil May 31st, 2013| Parenting Predicament
This may sound silly, but we have an indoor cat that I like to take outside sometimes on a leash. When I started this, I didnt know Id be the only one who ever took her outside. But my oldest says he feels silly with a cat on
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Three Important Safety Tips: Preschoolers

by Lori Sciame May 30th, 2013| Preschool
Recently I read a hilarious Facebook post concerning my two year-old God-daughter. It seems as if her parents had spent an entire afternoon erecting a playhouse in the yard, only to have it come crashing down when they tried to move it to a better location. Needless to say,
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Weightlifting and Supplements (Part 4)

by Jacob P. May 29th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
For those of you who have just started reading this series, I am discussing weightlifting supplements for teenagers. I'm a high school varsity athlete and a year-round weightlifter. While I greatly enjoy weightlifting, my advice should not be used in place of that of a trained professional (doctor, trainer,
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When to Ditch the Nighttime Diapers

by T Akery May 28th, 2013| Infants/Toddlers
Your toddler has finally mastered the art of the potty during the day. At night, you still put the diapers on to prevent accidents. But the time is coming when they no longer need those diapers and your days of buying them are coming to an end. Here are
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Do Behavior Charts Work?

by Lori Sciame May 27th, 2013| Elementary
I've seen these used many times both in home and in the school: behavior charts. Parents and teachers alike have used this system to keep order by rewarding children with stickers or special privileges for certain behaviors. Do these charts work? Some experts say yes, and some say no.
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Getting Your Preschooler Away From the Electronics

by T Akery May 24th, 2013| Preschool
The technology available for preschoolers is pretty cool. There are lots of apps to help with reading, writing, and shape recognition. Some preschoolers can outperform their parents on the computer. However, an overdose of technology means that other areas of development are getting ignored. These areas are just as
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Tough Choices: Recap

by Sam P. May 23rd, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
Those of you who are regular readers of my articles may remember my article on tough choices. And I still one hundred percent stand by the decisions I made and explained to you, along with the advice I gave you. I do, although, want to go back and explain
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Tween Safety: A Case Study

by Ronald A. Rowe May 22nd, 2013| Tweens
The first step in keeping your Tween safe is acknowledging that the dangers are real. I took an interesting call last week from a client -- well call her Katie -- that I will share with her permission because I think it well illustrates the tight rope that we
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Lamaze: An Overview

by Jane Wangersky May 21st, 2013| Pregnancy
As noted earlier, Lamaze is probably the best-known name in childbirth education. It's gone from being simply the name of a French doctor who wrote a book on his observations of births in Russia, to a method of managing labor, to a "philosophy" as it's called today.

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Predicament: Walking the Cat

by Editorial Team May 20th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
This may sound silly, but -- we have an indoor cat that I like to take outside sometimes on a leash. When I started this, I didn't know I'd be the only one who ever took her outside. But my oldest says he feels silly with a cat on
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Solution: Ex-Friend is Back

by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil May 17th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
An ex-friend of my son is going to start going to his school next year (theyll both be in tenth grade). They went to a private school together a few years ago, but my son began to feel that this boy was undermining his self-confidence. He now feels that
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Tips to Prevent Forgetting Your Infant in the Car

by T Akery May 16th, 2013| Infants/Toddlers
With summer rolling around, the news items about infant deaths in cars increase. Sadly, this really is a preventable tragedy. But parents get busy and distracted. They are rushing around getting things done. While parents would say that they would never leave their infant in the car, the inevitable
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