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Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

by Michele October 21st, 2009| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers
With only ten days until Halloween, pressure may be mounting at your house. That is, if you haven't made or purchased costumes for your trick-or-treaters yet. So, with not a lot of time, what are you going to do?

You could go to your local party supply/Halloween outlet store. What is
teen shopping

New Clothes: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. October 16th, 2009| Elementary, Teen Perspective, Teens
Well, it's that time of year again! Time to go out and buy new, warmer clothes! As a teenage boy, I am gonna give you my advice on this time of year!

Now, I'm kind of odd for a teen when it comes to shopping. I am really frugal! I won't

Etiquette for Children

by Gumer Liston October 8th, 2009| Elementary, Helpful Hints
Are you happy with the way your children behave in private and in public? We all want our children to behave properly and make good impressions. We want them to be admired by people they meet, we want them to be taken as good examples for other children. Developing good
first day together

Sibling Rivalry

by Ronald A. Rowe October 6th, 2009| Elementary
It happens to every set of siblings. Even in the closest of families, kids fight. They bicker, they pick at each other. The only sure way to avoid sibling rivalry is to raise an only child. But since that may be a less than ideal suggestion, there are steps that

Raising Super Kids

by Gumer Liston October 1st, 2009| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers, Preschool
It is natural for parents to want their children to excel, to be the best, to be above other children in almost everything, to grow up into exemplary citizens who achieve so much in life. That's an open secret that most of us have in our hearts, which is why

More School?

by Ronald A. Rowe September 29th, 2009| Elementary
"President Obama" and "school" have been coupled together in a number of news headlines this month. First, he gave a perfectly harmless, but peculiarly ill-timed, speech to school children about non-controversial topics, such as "staying in school". Then, some knucklehead teacher in New Jersey decided to have her class sing

The Child’s View on Parenting

by Ronald A. Rowe September 17th, 2009| Elementary
Parenting is the greatest job in the world, no doubt about it. As we the parents blog and talk and debate about parenting, what do the kids think? Isn't a vital part of parenting listening and responding to our children? Or is that just my cheesy rationale for letting my
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Autumn Birthday Parties

by Louise September 15th, 2009| Elementary
Do you have a child with a birthday that falls in the autumn? Here are some party ideas that work wonderfully in the autumn for many ages:

Pumpkin picking and decorating: Get a few parents to help you carpool the children to a nearby farm. Then, let them each pick out
any day pancakes

Back to School…

by Jacob P. September 10th, 2009| Elementary, Preschool, Teen Perspective, Teens
That's right, the dreaded time of year has arrived for most American students! With this comes panic, fatigue, and suffering. So, in order to keep you from quarantining your child or wallet, I've made a teen'sback to school survival guide for you, the parent.

  • Don't buy school supplies in advance: Almost
Sam 1st day of 5th grade

Parenting Through Change

by Ronald A. Rowe September 1st, 2009| Elementary
Times of transition can be rough on all of us. But for the little ones, it can be particularly devastating. Whether it's a move to a new house or changing to a new school or even dealing with new neighbors, kids will feel the change acutely.

Sometimes things have to change.

Money Management for Kindergartners

by Joe Lawrence August 21st, 2009| Elementary
When should children start to learn about managing money? Since financial management is considered a learned behavior, why not learn the right way from the beginning? Being a self-improvement junkie, I thought of a system to help my child learn about dollars and cents.

I have never been a fan of

The Swine Flu- Part 2

by Ronald A. Rowe August 13th, 2009| Elementary
After my recent post about the swine flu, alert reader Sean Rushforth asked what I think about the swine flu pandemic. In a word: scary. In several words, the swine flu pandemic is really, really scary. (Just to buck the system and stick