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Archives for September 2014


How to Dine at a Restaurant with Your Preschooler

by Michele September 30th, 2014| Preschool, Social
Going to a restaurant with a young child can be a parent's worst nightmare.  The wait!  The menu choices! The other guests! However, it doesn't have to be that way.  I started taking my children to restaurants when they were very young (about one year old), and they were

Getting Ready to Breastfeed: Inverted Nipples

by Jane Wangersky September 29th, 2014| Pregnancy
Last time I mentioned some ways you’ll need to prepare if you’re planning to breastfeed, including dealing with inverted nipples if you have them. This time we’ll look at that subject more closely.

Inverted nipples can make breastfeeding harder, but they don’t usually make it impossible. Though the

ICK Season is Once Again Upon Us!

by Jennifer S. Rowe September 26th, 2014| Safety, Teens
There are so many things to look forward to when teens go back to school, such as new classes, friends old and new, and the anticipation of a snap of cold in the air (one of my particular favorites)! Now as all of you already know, with the good,

Tween School Success Tips

by Lori Sciame September 25th, 2014| School, Tweens
Cooks rely on recipes to guarantee successful outcomes.  Why?  The recipes they employ are tried and true.  In essence, the steps to a glorious main dish have stood the test of time.  Parents can rely on guidelines, or recipes, as well.  They can use time tested tips to help

Common Behavior Problems Solved

by Lori Sciame September 24th, 2014| Behavior, Elementary
Kids will be kids. They are not perfect beings, ones that always behave; therefore, parents must realize every child will misbehave in school or at home at one time or another.  Yet, if there are constant behavioral problems -- repeated time and time again, it's certainly appropriate to take

Dangerous Products That Put Your Children At Risk

by Tania Cowling September 23rd, 2014| Preschool, Safety
How well do you baby proof your home? When my kids were young I went through the entire house on my hands and knees looking for dangerous situations at the child’s level. I did the normal baby proofing recommended. But did you know there are many more dangers that

The Best Homemade Books for Babes

by Tania Cowling September 22nd, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
The best books for young children have large, realistic pictures of items the child sees every day. These may help early toddlers who are just beginning to talk to learn new words. And children really enjoy using books made especially for them. They like to help choose the pictures

Dress Code Dilemma

by Sam P. September 19th, 2014| School, Teen Perspective, Teens
As the first few weeks of school have zoomed by at my school, the only thing the girls can seem to focus on is the new dress code.  Some are infuriated, some simply a little peeved, and some actually understand the new dress code like I do.  About a

Vive La Difference!

by Ronald A. Rowe September 18th, 2014| Social, Tweens
During the Junior High years, tweenagers are beginning to really come into their own, socially.  The natural inclination of the human condition is to seek out others similar to ourselves.  While there is nothing wrong with fraternizing amongst our most like peers, that should not be the sum total

Third Grade, Who Knew?

by Jennifer S. Rowe September 17th, 2014| Elementary, School
Well, parents, here we are again, another summer behind us and the new school year, right here, right now! Wow, time really does fly by, and if you have elementary age kids, there can be a number of things to juggle at the beginning, middle, and end of the

Encouraging Your Preschooler’s Independence

by T Akery September 16th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
Your Preschooler is at the age where their skills are developing. While you are still tempted to baby them at that age, they really can handle doing things for themselves. While some Preschoolers are naturally independent, some are just a bit more reluctant to take on the mantle of

Getting Ready to Breastfeed: Do’s and Don’ts

by Jane Wangersky September 15th, 2014| Pregnancy
There’s nothing quite like breastfeeding your baby, so you can never be completely prepared for it before you have to do it -- but a lot of things in life are like that. And, as with a lot of things in life, there are plenty of things you can