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The Mobile Classroom

by Ronald A. Rowe July 31st, 2013| Elementary, School
Where does your child go to school? Wherever the physical Elementary School may be, that isn't a complete answer. At least, it isn't the complete answer to where your child is getting his or her education.

We recently went on a drive from Florida to Pennsylvania, back again, and then
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The Post-Baby Bump

by Jane Wangersky July 30th, 2013| Pregnancy
Now that the Duchess of Cambridge has publicly demonstrated that a woman doesn't immediately lose all the weight after the baby is born, let's hope no one else experiences what I did when I was in the hospital for my first childbirth: A dad from our prenatal class, running

Predicament: Virtual Economy

by Editorial Team July 29th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
My 12-year-old son's main interest is video gaming. When he wants a game or something that costs real money (not virtual) he waits for a sale and gets it very cheap. I'm glad he's frugal, but it's making it hard to motivate him to do extra work around the
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Solution: Teach a Two-Year-Old to Swim?

by Editorial Team July 26th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
Is a two-year-old too young to learn to swim? My daughter would love to know how and of course I'd feel better if she knew how to swim, but where we live they don't have lessons for kids that young. Should I try to teach her myself? I'm not
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Fostering a Positive Attitude

by Lori Sciame July 25th, 2013| Behavior, Elementary
Think about a person you know that has a negative attitude about life. No matter what the situation, he or she will find something to complain about. For instance, if it's a beautiful, sunny day, she might say the bright rays give her a headache. Or it could be
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What To Do in a Car Accident

by Sam P. July 24th, 2013| Safety, Teen Perspective, Teens
Being only a teen, driving is a major accomplishment, not to mention a major responsibility. And even though no teen wants to wreck their parents' car, accidents happen. Getting into an accident is a very scary ordeal, and many teens don't know how to handle the situation. My friend
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A Quick Look at Vocal Development in Toddlers

by T Akery July 23rd, 2013| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Toddlers are at the age where language is becoming an important means of communication. While there are still incidents of non-verbal communication, their language is developing at a remarkable rate. This is also the age in which parents have to be extremely careful about their word choice. It doesn't
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Child Safety: Out of Home Care

by Lori Sciame July 22nd, 2013| Preschool
Thousands of preschoolers in the U.S. spend time at day care or with a babysitter. This is because in many families both parents work outside the home. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, both parents now work in 59% of families with children. And,
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Tween Safety on the Road

by Ronald A. Rowe July 19th, 2013| Safety, Tweens
When you travel with a Tween, you enter into a whole new world of anxiety. When the kids were little, it was pretty cut and dried. Keep the kids in sight at all times and trust no one. Easy, at least from a parental decision- making perspective. But
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Teen’s Perspective on Piercings

by Sam P. July 18th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
Body piercings are becoming more and more popular as time goes on. Many people have ear, nose, lip, eyebrow, belly button, or even hip piercings. I myself have my ears pierced, and would like to get my belly button pierced. In pop culture many sorts of piercings are

Where to Find the List for Preschool Supplies

by T Akery July 17th, 2013| Preschool, School
Every year, a mysterious list comes out featuring all the items for school. While experienced parents know exactly where to find this list, many first-time preschool parents are unaware of where to go to find it. So, here are a list of potential places to look for this school
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Last-Minute Birth Prep

by Jane Wangersky July 16th, 2013| Pregnancy
You've got your hospital bag packed for the birth of your baby -- now what else do you need to do? There are some things you may not have thought of that should be taken care of, and now's the time, when your nesting instinct is pushing you to