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Archives for February 2014


Homework: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. February 28th, 2014| School, Teen Perspective, Teens
Let's be honest, nobody has ever enjoyed doing homework.  No matter how much you may enjoy school, learning, or doing work, homework is the devil's invention.  Thus, as a high school senior, I find myself unsure about the actual value of it.  I know this may partially be due
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Too Young to be Home Alone?

by Lori Sciame February 27th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
Ask a tween if she can handle being left home alone for an extended amount of time, and most likely she will reply in the affirmative.  Children this age want to be able to handle certain grownup responsibilities, but are they really able to do so?  Read this informative
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3 Tips for Sports Safety

by Ronald A. Rowe February 26th, 2014| Elementary
It is a mystery as old as organized youth sports. How do we keep our kids safe when we turn them over to a coach whose goal it is to mold them into peak athletes capable of beating the kids on some other coach’s team? My lovely wife’s initial
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Everyone Deserves Respect

by Margot F. February 25th, 2014| Preschool, School
Bullying in preschool is more common than many parents want to believe. Left unchecked, little bullies and victims grow to be big aggressors and victims. Fortunately preschool is an excellent place to address this issue given the high adult to pupil ratio.

The term “bullying” refers to persistent negative behavior

Formaldehyde is Removed From Leading Baby Shampoo

by Tania Cowling February 24th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
For generations Johnson’s Baby Shampoo has been in my home. My mother used it on me and I in turn used it on my children. Today, my grandchildren are also using this leading “no tears” shampoo, but with an improved formula.

The company hasn’t added any ingredients, they actually removed
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Parents, Too Difficult to Deal With?

by Sam P. February 21st, 2014| Behavior, Teen Perspective, Teens
As teens, our behavior isn't always the best.  Whether you are having a teensy argument with a parent, or a full-blown war between the two of you, your parent is still your elder and respect is necessary.  Oftentimes, parents will deem some sort of punishment necessary, and if your
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Helping Your Tween With Time Management

by T Akery February 20th, 2014| Behavior, Tweens
Your Tween is pretty busy with all of the things they do. There are times when a busy schedule gets overwhelming. As a result, you and your Tween become stressed out. This often results in less than desirable behavior from your Tween. While you should address the issue of
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How to Tame the Television Obsession

by Tania Cowling February 19th, 2014| Elementary, Social
In my previous article, “Who Controls the TV Remote at Your Home?", we discussed the behavioral issues of kids who watch too much television – now it’s time to learn how to resolve this problem. Below are a few ideas to try with your children.

Centralize your television in
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Magical Threes

by Margot F. February 18th, 2014| Preschool, Social
Children of ages three and four grow tremendously physically, cognitively and emotionally. Although each child progresses at a different rate, the general steps are the same. The shift from “terrible twos” to “magical threes” is delightful.

As a child approaches their third birthday, major temper tantrums decrease. The child is
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What Your Hair Does While You’re Pregnant

by Jane Wangersky February 17th, 2014| Pregnancy
While you’re pregnant, you’re likely to notice some changes in your hair. These are normal, caused by the hormonal changes you’re going through.

On the positive side,  your hair may seem thicker. That’s because you’re losing less of it. It’s usually normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day,

BooBoos Big and Small

by Tom Seman MD FAAP February 14th, 2014| Elementary
Children of all ages are busy, which at some point will result in injuries. Most often these are just some scrapes and bruises that are a little uncomfortable. However, sometimes they can be more serious. Young children are fearless, do not actually look at the possible dangers associated with

Seatbelts: From the Teen’s View (Part Deux)

by Jacob P. February 14th, 2014| Safety, Teen Perspective, Teens
For those of you who may not know, I have previously written an article on seatbelts and teenagers, which you can read here.  This article is my follow up, seeing how things have changed over the two years since I wrote the last article.

First of all, the