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Archives for September 2014


Comprehensive Tween Safety Resource

by Lori Sciame September 11th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
The concept of the "one stop shop" has spread like wildfire across the United States.  After all, what's easier than finding everything you need in one place?

As one who writes articles concerning tween safety issues on a regular basis, I'm glad to be able to share a "one stop

Fun Ways to Explore Your Family and the Past

by Tania Cowling September 10th, 2014| Elementary, Social
How well do your children know their relatives? Do your kids ever ask about your parents? Do they want to know about ancestors a few generations past? Children seem to be the best believers in the extended family concept. As the kids get older, they can grasp the idea

Choosing a Preschool: What Does Your Child Think?

by T Akery September 9th, 2014| Preschool, School
As a parent, you have a specific wish list for what you want out of a Preschool. But there is one essential ingredient that you should consider when you make your decision. That is your Preschooler's reaction to the Preschool itself. While a place might fit all of your

How to Handle Baby Sleep Issues

by Tania Cowling September 8th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Back in the day when I had my children, I didn’t have the luxury of swings, baby wraps, and a car to drive baby until he fell asleep. My days boiled down to feeding and rocking until my children fell asleep and I put them into their crib. But

How to Communicate with Teachers

by Sam P. September 5th, 2014| Communication, Teen Perspective, Teens
As school has begun and is now in full swing, we need to remember how to compose ourselves around teachers.  We also need to remember that they are both our elders and our superiors as our teachers.  As a student you have to be respectful to your teacher.  Their

Tackling Tween Anxiety Over the First Day of School

by T Akery September 4th, 2014| Behavior, Tweens
The first day of school is still a time of a high anxiety for Tweens. The day can be especially rough if your Tween is transitioning from elementary school to junior high school. This is a big change for your Tween to make. Often, it means starting a new

Back to School Safety

by Ronald A. Rowe September 3rd, 2014| Elementary, Safety
It is back to school time.  Time to overcome a whole summer’s worth of atrophy when it comes to certain rules and guidelines that only apply during the school year.  Three months may have flown by according to your adult sensibilities but to a child that is a proportionately

How to Help a Preschooler When a Family Pet Dies

by Margot F. September 2nd, 2014| Preschool, Social
The death of a pet can be traumatic for preschoolers. How can you help the youngster through this challenging time? When is it appropriate to get another pet?

When the family dog dies, everyone tends to feel sad. If the adults had acquired the dog as a pup and looked

Preterm Birth: Partly Preventable

by Jane Wangersky September 1st, 2014| Pregnancy
I’ve written about the time I thought I was going into labor at seven months. Though that was a false alarm, preterm labor is always a possibility for pregnant women -- one in eight babies in the U.S. is born before 37 weeks’ gestation. (A full term pregnancy