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Protect Georgia Children from Mercury Poisoning from Fish!

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 Eric Eckl (April 18, 2010)  Electric utilities have applied for the permits they need to build new coal burning power plants in south Georgia, and local families have every reason to be concerned. Already, we live with the pollution from the plants we have: There are government warnings about the consequences of eating too many fish, too often. If the new power plants are built, it will make a bad situation .. (Parenting)

What To Do When Your Child Turns Into A Possessed Teenager!

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 Nellie Shani (April 18, 2010)  I lived with the threat of just wait till she becomes a teenager! You will not recognize her!" Every year I watched her, trying to notice every minute change that came over her demeanor. I was not going to be caught unawares, like my friends who were going nuts over their teenagers who were running wild in their homes! No not me! I was going to clamp her down at the first sign of .. (Parenting)

Being Bullied? Three Surefire Anti-Bullying Strategies From Marty McFly

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 Adam Blum (April 15, 2010)  This weekend, my girlfriend and I re-watched the entire Back to the Future trilogy. What excellent movies – each one is a classic! I got to thinking about how the seemingly insignificant choices we all make during the course of an average day can have major consequences- and how the big decisions can send reverberations far into the future. A committed decision, coupled with .. (Parenting)

Abandoned children of Bulgaria - waiting to be adopted. Change their life make a difference today!

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 Ivan Petkanov (April 12, 2010)  There are over 15,000 Bulgarian forgotten children waiting and hoping to find their families. Imagine walking into a room where there is just silence, but in fact the room is full of children and they are not talking, they are not smiling – … they have stopped doing this many years ago… they have only felt unwanted. They have lost this feeling to want something today . (Parenting)

Teaching Obedience To Children

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 Nellie Shani (April 09, 2010)  What does obedience really mean and how can parents teach their children to obey? According to the Oxford Dictionary, to obey means to comply with the command, direction or request of a person (in this case, the parents). It also means to behave in accordance with a principle or a law. God has given parents and guardians the responsibility of teaching their children that in this world .. (Parenting)

The Need To Belong

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 Nellie Shani (April 09, 2010)  Every child born into this world, needs the assurance that he belongs to a family who wants and loves him or her. It is believed that during the first year of our lives the need to belong is very dominant. God has intended that parents play the role of providing this need to belong and to feel loved. If for whatever reason our parents failed to minister to the need to belong, as we .. (Parenting)

Divorce - The Pain

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 Nellie Shani (April 09, 2010)  As her mother went to the kitchen to prepare her dinner, little fifteen month- old Sharon, holding tightly onto her lilac- colored baby blanket that was dragging on the floor, walked with unsteady legs towards the sofa. She stopped briefly to look at the reflection of her face on the glass coffee table in the middle of the living room, before continuing her journey. Her facial .. (Parenting)

Bullying Solutions: Step 1- Teach Your Child How To Meditate

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 Adam Blum (April 08, 2010)  Introduction Like a lot of things in life, meditation is as complicated as you want to make it. Since the focus of this article is teaching children, keep your expectations realistic. Your kid isn't going to sit still for half an hour. Two or three minutes is plenty to start with. Keep your explanation simple brief. Do NOT do a brain dump" and overload them with a gazillion details. .. (Parenting)

Bullies And Self-Esteem

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 Adam Blum (March 25, 2010)  There's a widely held belief that all bullies are insecure cowards who use aggression to cover their anemic self-image. Recently, psychologists have questioned their assumptions about self-esteem and reviewed decades of studies. Their findings? Feeling great about yourself isn't all it's cracked up to be. Baumeister, R. , Smart, L. , & Boden, J. (1996). Relations of threatened .. (Parenting)

The 5 Rules You Must Follow To Keep Your Teenager Safe On The Internet

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 Jethro Potts (March 06, 2010)  There are many kids who are using MySpace. People over the age of fourteen meet the requirements to use MySpace so there are numerous teenagers which are members with the on-line community. A lot of these youthful members appreciate the possibility to show off their creativity, express his or her feelings, meet new friends as well as stay in touch with their old friends, however they .. (Parenting)

Advice to Parents of New Drivers

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 Katie S (March 04, 2010)  In a recent survey, 3 out of 4 teens said parents are the biggest influence over how they drive. Good parents want their children to be able to tackle all of life’s challenges. Here are some tips on how you can play an active role in the process of making your teen a safe driver: Before you hit the road: -Discuss the route, noting watch-outs (busy intersections, four-way stops, .. (Parenting)

Bullies and Bystanders: Why There's Never A Hero Around When You Need One

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 Adam Blum (February 25, 2010)  There are a huge number of anti-bullying programs being instituted in our schools based on very flawed theories. Central to these programs is the magical thinking that clever slogans featured on posters and wrist-bands and entertaining assemblies with plays and puppet shows actually do any good at all. Another laughable core idea these programs share is the idea that teachers have the .. (Parenting)

How do I talk to my teen?

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 Brandie Peterie (February 24, 2010)  This can be a difficult and often emotionally-challenging task. Parents come in so many forms. There are the helicopter parents that hover over their children, watching every move. There are they buddy parents, who want to be friends with their children. Some parents are not involved at all with their children, while others limit their interaction to only the necessary tasks. There is .. (Parenting)

Bullying Can Cause Brain Damage! 5 Simple Steps A Parent Can Use To Protect Their Kids

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 Adam Blum (February 10, 2010)  The stress resulting from chronic bullying, teasing, harassment and social cruelty can change a child's behavior and even damage their brain! A certain degree of stress is unavoidable in daily life, and can even be beneficial in helping a child develop resiliency and good coping mechanisms. However, extreme or prolonged stress (like the kind that comes from being bullied) has .. (Parenting)

Anti-Bullying Programs - How Does Your Child's School Rate?

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 Adam Blum (February 02, 2010)  There are scores of different anti-bully programs being run in schools throughout America and hundreds more competing for a share of the market. Which ones have the winning track record of proven results? There certainly are lots to choose from. Some states pass laws mandating a comprehensive framework of special training for teachers and administrators that dovetails with student .. (Parenting)

Bullying: 4 Myths and 1 Critical Truth

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 Adam Blum (January 28, 2010)  There are as many opinions about bullying as there are about politics. And everyone certainly has the right to their point of view. But opinions that aren't based on solid information, empirical facts, or significant personal experience are worthless. * Violent video games & Violent TV causes bullying Over the years, the number of television shows and video games that have been .. (Parenting)

Convincing Your Child to Sit on Potty Training Toilet Seat

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 Liyah Cherby (January 27, 2010)  The very first and basic step in training your child is to make him or her sit on toilet seat. Familiarity will make him or her comfortable as he or she uses the potty. However, before doing so you have to make sure of the following things: • Clean potty seat. Before you allow your child to sit on it make sure that it is clean. Many bacteria lives in the toilet and to make sure .. (Parenting)

How to Accomplish Toilet Training Less Than a Day

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 Liyah Cherby (January 25, 2010)  You might be setting a goal to finish the toilet training less than a day so that for the days to come you will be absolved from changing diapers, will not waste anymore time to deal with resistance and rejection and also to spend more time with your child. However, this cannot be done with just one click of a remote. You have to work your way through to your child’s trust and .. (Parenting)

Tips for Potty Training Twins

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 Liyah Cherby (January 25, 2010)  Having twins obviously mean there will be two babies in a family. This also means that your work will be doubled. Feeding and caring for the twins require a lot of preparation, together with a positive mindset and outlook for the accomplishment of taking good care for the your child. In the area of potty training, like one-child family, your twins should also be trained day by day. For .. (Parenting)

Trouble Potty Training to Potty Training Fun Fun Fun

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 Liyah Cherby (January 22, 2010)  Potty training your child is an obligation that you parents should perform for the very purpose of allowing your child to learn and grow. Although it is planted for the child's best interest, both of you have to go hand in hand during the process of the training. There will always be success by the end of a potty training but behind it lies chaos. One instance is when you and your .. (Parenting)

Are You Enabling Your Child's Drug Use?

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 Brandie Peterie (January 21, 2010)  You’re not helping your child if you make excuses when you know your child misses school or family functions because of not feeling well, especially when you suspect something else is at play. Take the next step: Get more information and talk to your child. When do you take action? Sooner rather than later is always the best. You can immediately begin to more closely monitor your . (Parenting)

Five Ways of Potty Training for Girls

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 Liyah Cherby (January 20, 2010)  Five Ways of Potty Training for Girls It is yet another blessing to have a baby girl. She might have inherited your eyes or smile or she might have had your husband’s dimples. Either way, she will be the princess of the family. However, learning potty training is one thing that can’t be inherited. So what are the five ways of potty training for girls? Above all else, a .. (Parenting)

Adjusting Period: How to Deal With Potty Training Constipation

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 Liyah Cherby (January 20, 2010)  Adjusting Period: How to Deal With Potty Training Constipation There are reasons why your child experiences potty training constipation. Let us take a look and review what these disturbing reasons are: Pressure during the potty training. During the potty training perhaps you are pushing your child too much and you expect too much from your child. This should not be the case. Pressuring . (Parenting)

Drugs and Teens: What can parents do?

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 Brandie Peterie (January 20, 2010)  It’s every parent’s nightmare facing teen drug addiction. As children enter their teenage years they begin to separate from their parents, explore the adult world and fashion an image of their place in it. Even the most conscientious parents may not be able to protect their teens from the predatory lure of drugs, readily available in or around all schools. Borrowing a .. (Parenting)

Potty Training Each Day Makes Worries Go Away

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 Liyah Cherby (January 19, 2010)  No parents want to compromise a child's mental, physical, intellectual and psychological development. Start developing your child now and see the remarkable transformation you and your child will experience. There is no denial that potty training is not as easy as a walk in the park. It demands a lot of time and requires conditioning of the mind. Yes, parents, you should know that .. (Parenting)

The Effectiveness of Potty Elmo in Potty Training

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 Liyah Cherby (January 19, 2010)  Are there no other means that will help you in the training aside from rewards? Well, we cannot deny that there are moments that your potty training with your child is a success and there are also times when it is a failure. You probably do not know where to start again. However, there is a manufacturer who designed a toy inspired in one of the characters in Sesame Street – Elmo. .. (Parenting)

Have the

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 Brandie Peterie (January 11, 2010)  Your 10-year-old tells you a friend offered him some marijuana (or other substance). You can begin your conversation by asking for more information. Q: What do you know about marijuana (or other substance)? A: [Chances are your child will have some information on marijuana (or other substance), but not all of the information may be accurate. If your child doesn’t know about the .. (Parenting)

Overcoming Potty Training Resistance

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 Liyah Cherby (January 09, 2010)  Resistance is an act of resisting cooperation with someone to do something like duties and responsibilities. This does not occur with adults only but also with children. Resistance caused by children is eventually due to the fact that they are not prepared to be potty trained. So if you’re a parent or parents you better take this down because it will undeniably help you in .. (Parenting)

Getting Started: DVD Potty Training

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 Liyah Cherby (January 09, 2010)  In the start of potty training you might say that you will not be able to do it and maybe your child will not accomplish it. You might consider asking advice from other people but still to no avail. You have tried all the tricks in the book and still nothing improved. There is a DVD Potty Training made specially to parents like you who have struggled with getting your child to potty. .. (Parenting)

How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs

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 Brandie Peterie (January 08, 2010)  First, set aside a few minutes a day. Talk about problems or challenges that might have come up during the day and discuss how you handled them. You can ask your child for his ideas on simple matters to help him build problem-solving skills. These skills can help him resist peer pressure to use alcohol and drugs to solve problems. Decision making skills are important Children learn how . (Parenting)

Home Drug Test Kits

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 Brandie Peterie (January 08, 2010)  Need a home drug test? Home drug test kits are easy to use and very inexpensive to buy. I recommend using the urine home drug test for three reasons. One, urine drug tests have been around for many years now and they are extremely accurate. Some of the tests are over 99% accurate! Two, the home urine drug test is really easy to use. Simply take a urine sample, dip the test and read the .. (Parenting)

When to Potty Train: Solutions to Potty-tic Problems

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 Liyah Cherby (January 07, 2010)  One of the most common problems of families with babies is potty training. The parents usually have hard time potty training their baby. Others even complain due to the fact that they cannot afford to get their baby to potty. Neither do they have any idea when to potty train. You, as parents, do you know how and when to potty train? Well, I have just the ways to minimize your potty .. (Parenting)

Parents: Talk To Your Child About Drugs

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 Brandie Peterie (January 07, 2010)  If you could do one thing that would help your child succeed in school, live a healthier life, and develop to his or her fullest potential, would you do it? If you answered yes, then talk with your child about alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs. Find out what he or she knows. Explain to her that using these substances can interfere with studying and can cause grades to suffer by .. (Parenting)

Getting On With Teenagers

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 Adam R. Singleton (December 30, 2009)  The teenage years are turbulent ones for many, and it can be a time when families find themselves stretched to the limits of their patience. Luckily, the teenage years soon pass and most families find that they leave them an even stronger unit than they were before. However, this can seem like small comfort when still entrenched in the constant battles that seem to come part and parcel . (Parenting)

Survival Packs For Children Leaving Home

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 Adam R. Singleton (December 24, 2009)  Seeing your children leave home for the first time is a moment that many parents almost dread, but of course it's a time of celebration. For the first time your children are able to stretch their wings and explore the world around them without the safety net of their parents home behind them and this can be scary for the parents that are left behind. You can help allay your fears and be . (Parenting)

Support and Benefits for Foster Carers

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 Adam R. Singleton (December 21, 2009)  Making the decision to become a foster carer will have an impact on your life as well as the life of your partner or family members living in your home. One of the most rewarding aspects of being a foster carer is knowing you have contributed to positively changing a young person’s life. In order to help make these changes you will need various types of support. First and .. (Parenting)

How Foster Care Helps

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 Adam R. Singleton (December 18, 2009)  Within Great Britain around 80,000 children and young adults are currently in public care, with around 48,000 being looked after by foster care families. Foster care is one of the primary ways in which children and youths are provided with stability in times of turbulence. Children and teenagers may need to stay with a foster carer due to a number of different reasons; perhaps a parent . (Parenting)

Dominic Lusk Kansas City Story

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 Brad Green (December 16, 2009)  Dominic M Lusk, is an African – American and came to this world on April, 1st, in the year 1962 in Texas. Dominic Lusk was born 1000 days after his elder sibling (Lynda) but 24 months before his younger brother (Richard) in Texas. Most of Dominic’s young childhood was spent in total ignorance to the great African - American civil rights stir that gripped the entire nation; a . (Parenting)

CSA Complaints

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 Richard Veltri (December 11, 2009)  Child Support Agency (CSA) works to provide excellent services while handling child poverty. But the reason that evaluations based on the same financial criteria can give rise to different results, depending on which rules the case is examined under can lead to inactions instead of actions of the Child Support Agency. If you are disagreeing with the CSA services then you can make .. (Parenting)

Ear Thermometer From Braun

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 Paul Garnett (November 28, 2009)  The Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer wit it’s ExactTemp technology has all the features you could ever want or need in a thermometer. This home medical tool will give you all the piece of mind you require regarding your children and fevers. This Braun is used in more doctor’s offices than any other infrared brand out there on the market. The Braun Thermoscan has a pre warmed . (Parenting)

Does discipline really change the behavior of children?

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 Mark Lakewood (November 28, 2009)  Do you sometimes get frustrated disciplining your child because the discipline appears to be ineffective? Do you sometimes change your discipline in search of the most effective one to use on your child? Have you come to the conclusion that no discipline is effective on your child? If you are experiencing any of these thoughts or feelings today, I would like for you to consider the .. (Parenting)

Full Details of Foster Care

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 Adam R. Singleton (November 25, 2009)  Within the United Kingdom there are around 80,000 children and teenagers in public care with around 48,000 being looked after by foster care families. Without foster carers a huge number of children would be denied the family stability they need, demonstrating that the current number of foster carers must be sustained and increased for the future. You might be thinking about becoming a . (Parenting)

Overcoming Power Struggles with your Child

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 Jay Marie (October 25, 2009)  Do you have daily power struggles with your child? This can take its toll on both of you. First, take time to reflect on when these power struggles occur. Is it over food? Homework? Bedtime? Having friends come over? Or just about everything? If you can narrow down the problem it's helpful. If you only have power struggles over food, rethink how you approach the situation. Let's say its . (Parenting)

Ear Thermometers

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 Paul Garnett (October 20, 2009)  The latest addition to a long line of thermometers is the ear thermometer. This type of thermometer is especially convenient to use on children and babies. The German Theodore Hannes Benzinger invented the first ear thermometer with Englishman David Phillips inventing the first infra-red ear thermometer in 1984. Thermometers are used to detect or measure changes in temperature. .. (Parenting)

Clearing the Kids' Bedrooms for their Christmas Return from University

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 Adam R. Singleton (October 19, 2009)  When you've got kids at university, when you're not too busy missing their angelic little faces, you're probably making the most of having a spare room in the house; where you can put old and new possessions without having to think too much about them. A spare bedroom is an excellent place to store all those objects of furniture and bits and pieces in while you decide what to do with .. (Parenting)

CSA Assessments

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 Richard Veltri (October 15, 2009)  Children are our future and they need to be kept safe and developed in the best way so as to ensure the development of our society and nation. They should be brought up well and developed under all circumstances. Especially when a relationship breaks up, it becomes most important to safeguard children's futures. Part of this is done can be by deciding and agreeing child maintenance .. (Parenting)

Bullying Prevention Skills and Techniques for Children

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 Mark Lakewood (August 28, 2009)  Child bullying is a big problem in our schools today. The main difference between child bullying today from the past is the nature of the bullying and the violence that occurs in the aftermath. Cyberbullying is becoming a popular and more destructive form of bullying than traditional bullying. More children today are bringing guns to school to seek revenge on others. Child bullying has .. (Parenting)

Funny quotes by children

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 Tracie Bilsbarrow (August 19, 2009)  Humorous Quotes by Children Jack had been the one who wanted to know everything from as soon as he was able to put sentances together. At the age of 3, he was able to hold an intelligent conversation with an adult, here are some of the explainations to his unbelievible questions. . . If you have a boy, you will know we all have names for their private part. We called it a Mickey. My .. (Parenting)

Raising Boys

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 Cyndi Lopez (August 16, 2009)  "Are boys encouraged to express sadness, fear, or anxiety? In general, our society gives boys permission for one emotion: anger. If a boy is hurt or upset, he may be comforted briefly, but then he is told to stop crying and be a man. " This message usually implies he should hide his feelings. Boys and men are supposed to be solid unemotional rocks. Demonstrations of emotions are seen as . (Parenting)

Get the Best Dating Tips

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 Ems Aleks (August 03, 2009)  Dating is a appendage of getting to cognizant other people more. As for people to do things that interest both parties. One cause why people go on dates is because man is a social being and would want to affiliate with other live. People for dissimilar parts of the world differ in their catches on dating. Human is by nature a social being. Since the dawn of time man has always to be .. (Parenting)




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