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Predicament: Teach a Two-Year-Old to Swim?

by Editorial Team July 15th, 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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Solution: Who’s the Hairdresser Working For?

by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil July 12th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
My 12-year-old son wanted to get some trendy haircut, very short on the sides but wild and bushy on the top. I thought it would look messy and told the hairdresser just to give him a regular cut, but she said she wasn't willing to give a child his
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Addressing Social Anxiety About Preschool

by T Akery July 11th, 2013| Behavior, Preschool
Starting preschool can be intimidating for your preschooler. This is especially true if they are very shy socially. Those first few weeks can be very difficult. It may lead to meltdowns at the door or excuses not to go. They may not want to talk to teachers or play
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Following the Rules

by Sam P. July 10th, 2013| Behavior, Teen Perspective
On Friday, my mom let me go to the beach with my friend. This was a first since there were no parents going with us. My friend is 17, but I am only 15. She was a little unsure at first, but ended up allowing me to go. This
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Summer of Success!

by Lori Sciame July 9th, 2013| Social, Tweens
Being a tween can be awkward to say the least. Adults expect tweens to act more grown up, but tweens are not yet old enough to fend for themselves. As a result, it can be a struggle for many tweens to become confident with what their role in the
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Protecting Your Toddler’s Identity

by T Akery July 8th, 2013| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Identity theft is a major issue and thieves will still anybody's identity, even that of your toddler. While your toddler probably isn't giving away their vital information online, it is possible that you are doing that for them. So, it is important to take the same precautions for your
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Tween Idols

by T Akery July 5th, 2013| Tweens
Tweens are at that age when they idolize celebrities. After all, there is a certain appeal to them. Whether it is in their music or their tweets, it is almost unavoidable. But as with many celebrities, there can be an unpleasant side to them. Fortunately, your tween is at
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Safety

by Sam P. July 4th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
It's summer, and that means parties for most teenagers. But before you go drive over to Bobby Jo's house take a second and let this sink in. Around 1,400 teenagers die from drug overdoses each year. Around 5,000 teenagers die from alcohol poisoning yearly. And more than 3,000 teenagers
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New Town, New Friends

by Ronald A. Rowe July 3rd, 2013| Elementary, Social
Moving to a new city is a challenge for any family. Elementary age children, as resilient as they are, tend to adapt relatively well. Better, in fact, than the rest of the family. Certainly better than their teenaged counterparts. That isn't to say that the move will be all
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Gestational Diabetes: What It Is and Isn’t

by Jane Wangersky July 2nd, 2013| Pregnancy
"Diabetes" can be a scary word, and the thought of coping with it and pregnancy can seem overwhelming. However, gestational diabetes is less intimidating than it sounds -- and it can be managed.

Two to 10% of pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes, according to the Center for Disease Control.
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Predicament: Who’s the Hairdresser Working For?

by Editorial Team July 1st, 2013| Parenting Predicament
My 12-year-old son wanted to get some trendy haircut, very short on the sides but wild and bushy on the top. I thought it would look messy and told the hairdresser just to give him a regular cut, but she said she wasn't willing to give a child his
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