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Solution: Organizing the Bathtub

by Shirley L. Moore June 28th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
My four-year-old definitely has too many bath toys, but I'm not sure what to do about it. I'd like to take out only a few at a time, but as long as she's using all of them every night they never seem to be dry enough to put in
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Stress in Children

by Lori Sciame June 27th, 2013| Elementary
Anxious. Crabby. Crying spells. Mysterious aches and pains.These behaviors may signal stress in a child. Just like adults, children can become overwhelmed with life, including meeting expectations and deadlines. When I was a child, life was much less structured. Sure I had sports and clubs, yet my life wasn't
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Summer Sanity: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. June 26th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
As I have grown older, I have found summer less and less exciting. I find that I miss school, because school is where everything happens as a teenager. You may not like the work at school, but that's where your friends are. Feelings of disengagement and isolation are no
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The Need for Nap Time in Toddlers

by T Akery June 25th, 2013| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Toddlers are a very active bunch. But just like everybody else, they tend to get overloaded. Taking the time during the day for some quiet time is essential to stave off crankiness. They need a little time without the constant barrage of input to process information and to rest
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Fireworks and Preschoolers: NO!

by Lori Sciame June 24th, 2013| Preschool, Safety
Hopefully the title of this post catches the attention of parents and others who have preschool children in their lives. This is because personal use fireworks, including sparklers, present special safety concerns during this time of year. Somehow, during the Fourth of July festivities, parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles,
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Your Preschooler’s Medication at Preschool

by T Akery June 21st, 2013| Preschool, School
Your doctor has prescribed your preschooler some medication. Whether it was because they were sick or need it for something else, you look at the directions and realize your preschooler will have to take it during school hours. This poses a challenge for many parents especially if your preschooler
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Teen Perspective on Germ-X

by Sam P. June 20th, 2013| Teen Perspective
So at school they have Germ-X dispensers all over the school and they are always pushing us to use all of them. And don't take me the wrong way, I am a very hygienic person. I wash my hand before and after cooking, and using the bathroom, after playing
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Tween Safety: Summer Boredom

by Ronald A. Rowe June 19th, 2013| Tweens
No more homework. No more books. No more teacher's dirty looks. School's out for summer. For some parents, parents of children transitioning into the tween years, this summer is going to bring a whole gamut of new challenges. Up until now your child may have been happy as could
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The Bradley Method: An Overview

by Jane Wangersky June 18th, 2013| Pregnancy
Like Lamaze, the Bradley Method is one of the best-known systems for natural childbirth. The standout feature of Bradley is that it's "Husband Coached", with the baby's father actively guiding the mother through labor.

Dr. Robert Bradleybecame an obstetrician in 1947, when the typical hospital birth happened in what he
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Predicament: Organizing the Bathtub

by Editorial Team June 17th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
My four-year-old definitely has too many bath toys, but I'm not sure what to do about it. I'd like to take out only a few at a time, but as long as she's using all of them every night they never seem to be dry enough to put in
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Solution: Pack Rats (Updated)

by Playroom Supervisors June 14th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
Every time my kids get some cheap little toy at a fast food place or something, they play with it for a few days and then get tired of it. But when I try to give away any toys, or even put them away, they demand to keep them
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Your Snack Helper for Preschool Snacks

by T Akery June 13th, 2013| Preschool
One of the most exciting times of day for your preschooler is snack time. Your preschooler would love to get involved in helping prepare the snacks. They will be proud and excitedly tell all their friends. You can let them help in the process with these tips.

Let your preschooler
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