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Movie Ratings by Parents

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 Lucy Bushman (October 19, 2008)  Movies today are not always good for children. In fact, it is a challenge to find a movie that is acceptable for your children to see. Parents movie ratings are more important than ever these days. Obviously, people know about the official ratings given to movies based on their content. Typically G and PG movies are what you would take your children to. It s a no brainer that you do .. (Parenting)

Important Guidelines For Children When Playing Online Games

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 Sam Dunbar (October 19, 2008)  Because children like to play a lot of games on the Internet, there is a greater chance for them to encounter strangers on the Internet because many online predators are lurking in chat rooms for the game. Children have other important things to do such as work for school, chores in the house which they prefer to delay because they want to play more and more games. As parents, you need . (Parenting)

Developing Resilience in Our Children!

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 Holly Cox (October 19, 2008)  One of the most useful qualities an adult can possess is the ability to bounce back in the face of disappointment and adversity. History is filled with successful people who kept trying against great odds and numerous disappointments. They refused to let life's “failures" define them. How did they develop this ability? It's highly likely that they grew up knowing they had to face .. (Parenting)

7 Tips to Accelerate Your Child's Learning So They Can and Will Achieve Their Best Potential

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 Terry Mazzer (October 15, 2008)  When our kids discover HOW they learn, they absolutely gain more control over their lives. They are able to demonstrate and share their strengths, boost their self-esteem, become less afraid to make mistakes and increase their capacity to solve problems in life. OK, what can you do NOW to develop this? 1. Tap into your child's learning style so they become a more active and involved .. (Parenting)

Nannies in USA - How to Find a Nanny

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 Gill Lavi (October 14, 2008)  Are you considering hiring a nanny? One of the fastest ways to find nannies in USA is to use an online nanny agency that enables you to access a database of family nannies that are looking to work as a private caregiver. There are several ways to find a childcare provider for your children's, but you may find this service to fastest and the friendliest one. If you wish to further .. (Parenting)

Words of Wisdom For New Parents - The Art & Science of Raising a Child

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 Colleen Langenfeld (October 14, 2008)  So you are a new parent? Congratulations! Welcoming a new child into a family is an exciting, thrilling time. It can be scary, too, of course. And rightly so. No where else in life will you experience the rollercoaster of life more than in the game of parenting. I know because I have four children and have been parenting for more than two decades. What words of wisdom for new parents .. (Parenting)

What Can Cause Bedwetting?

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 Shannon L. Miller (October 14, 2008)  If you're wondering what can cause bedwetting, there are many answers to this question. Wetting the bed can be caused by a variety of factors, some as deep as psychological and medical conditions - and others as simple as drinking too many fluids before bedtime. In this short article, I'm going to cover some of the more common causes of bed wetting and hopefully by the time you're .. (Parenting)

Should You Buy a Stop Bedwetting Alarm?

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 Shannon L. Miller (October 14, 2008)  Buying a stop bedwetting alarm is one thing that many parents try in an attempt to fix their child's bed wetting problem. But do you really need one? In this brief article, I'll be discussing some alternatives to a stop bedwetting alarm that work extremely well and hopefully by the time you're finished reading you'll have some ideas that you can begin using right away to stop bed .. (Parenting)

Playing Together (Toys For Parents to Play With Children, Puppets, Etc)

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 Chang Lim (October 14, 2008)  These days, parents are finding it more and more difficult to find time to spend with their children. More and more families are finding that they need both parents working to make ends meet, and family time has to take second priority. This puts a lot of imperative on making sure that, what free time you do have to spend with your children, you'd better not waste it. It's a good idea . (Parenting)

Which Would You Choose For Your Child - IQ Or Persistence?

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 Michael Grose (October 14, 2008)  Imagine at the birth of your child you are given a choice between bestowing great intelligence or great persistence on your baby. Which would you choose? Take your time and think about it! Your choice will make a profound difference. It will impact heavily on your child's success at school, their future levels of achievement levels and eventually income levels as an adult. Smarts or .. (Parenting)

Helping Your Child to Survive Divorce When Your Co-parent is Still in Puberty

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 Laval Denny (October 13, 2008)  You have to be available to listen to your children. With their age and keeping your dignity tell your children why you are divorcing. And if at all possible, no matter how painful, try to tell them when the whole family (including both spouses and all children) are together. You always have to be yourself. You can't be both parents. Reassuring your children early and often that your .. (Parenting)

2 Autism Screening Tools That Every Parent Should Know About!

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 JoAnn Collins (October 13, 2008)  In 2007 the Center for Disease Control's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) found that 1 in 150 8 year olds in different parts of the country have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Years ago autism was believed to occur in 4 to 5 per 10,000. This means that the prevalence of autism has increased to epidemic proportions in the last several years. This is the .. (Parenting)

Teaching Children to Tell the Truth - A 4 Point Plan For Success

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 Colleen Langenfeld (October 13, 2008)  Are your children honest? Can you trust them to be truthful with yourself and others? If you believe that teaching children to tell the truth is important, then you can appreciate the value of having a plan to make that goal a reality. While we can't make our children tell the truth at every turn, we can have a major influence in their moral development. We can make honesty the only .. (Parenting)

Activities For Stranger Danger - Teach Your Kids How to Deal With Strangers

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 Wendy Pan (October 13, 2008)  Nowadays, parents can't be too careful when it comes to keeping their children safe in a world fraught with danger. With kidnappers coming up with more innovative and clever ways to get children within their reach, teaching stranger danger to children may ultimately be one of the most important lessons they will ever learn. Activities for stranger danger depend on age and grade levels .. (Parenting)

Money Talks - What Do I Tell My Kids About the Economy?

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 Michele Regan (October 12, 2008)  With all the bad news streaming in from the media about the economy, kids not only know more than you think, but they can get overwhelmed by this information. What should you be telling your kids? Well, that all depends. Ages and Stages What to tell your children depends on their ages and their individual personalities. For younger or less mature kids, focus on answering the questions .. (Parenting)

Teaching Children to Tell the Truth and Dealing With Friends Who Don't

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 Colleen Langenfeld (October 12, 2008)  We all know that teaching children to tell the truth is an important part of parenting. However, if you've been doing the parenting thing awhile, then you've definitely run into kids from other families who believe that honesty is optional. If you emphasize truth telling in your own home, then your kids can be puzzled by dishonest behavior in others. They often make the assumption that . (Parenting)

Critical Issues to Know About School Bus Safety

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 Elizabeth Allen (October 12, 2008)  It's that time of year. Schools are opening, and children are traveling on school buses again. Over and over, students will hear the same admonitions: “stay seated and talk quietly during your bus ride", “don't stand or play in the aisle", “follow the bus driver's instructions", and “don't throw things in the bus or out the window". These are all important rules .. (Parenting)

Parents Guide to Elementary School - Help Your Kids Through School

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 Wendy Pan (October 12, 2008)  Many parents feel that they need a parents guide to elementary school. Attending Elementary school is a very difficult transition for young children. Parents need to help their young children as they transition from preschool to elementary school. Here is the parents guide to elementary school: 1. Meet your child's teacher with your child before they go to their first day of elementary .. (Parenting)

Tips For Communicating More Deeply With Your Teen

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 Dr. Daniel Kaufman (October 12, 2008)  Typically, talk about improving communication is usually at a superficial level. More important is to focus on communicating with your teens in a way that deepens your understanding of one another and leads to a transformation of your relationships. Tips for deeper communication: Listen beyond the words to understand how they uniquely view the world. Be fiercely curious about who they .. (Parenting)

Life Skills - The Key to Raising Happy, Successful Children

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 Pam Golden (October 12, 2008)  I remember the moment I turned 15-1/2 years old, because that was the day I could get my learner's permit to drive. That exact day my mom took me to the DMV for my test - probably because she was so tired of hearing me talk about it! When I walked out with that little slip of paper saying I could get behind the wheel of a car, I'm pretty sure my feet never touched the ground. I took .. (Parenting)

What is the Worst Thing You Can Do As a Parent?

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 Dr. Ray Hawkins (October 12, 2008)  Yelling is a very important and great thing. . . if there is a fire or if you need help. Which, by the way, if you do need help you should yell “fire" and not “help". It has been shown people run towards a person yelling “fire" and away from the person yelling “help". But yelling is terrible when trying to communicate or discipline. It shows a lack of control on . (Parenting)

Attention Parents! This Gratitude Formula Builds Character in Kids

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 Jean Tracy (October 12, 2008)  Why is it so hard to teach children to be loving and grateful? Is there a Gratitude Formula that increases love and character in kids? Yes, you'll find it inside along with 5 ways to teach it to your kids. Joseph Stalin said, “Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs. " If you agree, read no further. But if you're curious why he thought so, look at his parents. Both his alcoholic . (Parenting)

Child Development Through Teaching Responsibility

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 Ronald A. Maier (October 12, 2008)  Teaching responsibility to your child is something that should start as early as age two. Young children love to help out with household tasks. It is up to you to make it fun and a source of pride and self esteem. Use these tips to get your child on the path to a productive life. Teaching responsibility will help your child in all areas of development including social and emotional, .. (Parenting)

Showing Kids That They Matter

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 Ronald A. Maier (October 12, 2008)  No matter what age your child is, it is very important to show them that they matter to you. Cuddling, listening, reading, playing and teaching are great ways to show your child that they are important. Boosting their self esteem, self worth and fostering their development are very important to ensure that they have every possibility to meet childhood milestones within the expected .. (Parenting)

Help Improve Your Child's Concentration - How to Achieve Goals

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 Teresa A. Morgan (October 12, 2008)  Do you ever have trouble finishing what you start? Have you ever made a goal and never achieved it? You've been there, right? Why does this happen to us? Well, sometimes it's because we're too busy, preoccupied with other thoughts, etc. There are a zillion excuses. We all know how difficult it is as an adult to accomplish your goals. . . now how do you think it is for a child? Children . (Parenting)

Toddler Food For the Picky Eater

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 Peg Baron (September 29, 2008)  What comes to mind when you think of toddler food? If you think of prepackaged snacks or jars of chunky baby food in your grocery store's baby food isle, then think again. You want to have your child eat the same thing as the rest of the family most of the time, but there are other times when grown up food is neither appropriate nor the healthiest option. There are times when you can .. (Parenting)

"Raising Smart Rich Kids - 3 Vital Steps to Prepare Your Child For Success and Happiness!" (Part 1)

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 Terry Mazzer (September 29, 2008)  Parents, YOU know that you are absolutely THE MOST IMPORTANT person for mentoring and raising your smart rich kid. . . so don't let anyone else take that right away from you. Oh yes, at the bottom of this article, I will ask you to give me your email address in exchange for some more good info from me. I will then send you some time-tested, proven strategies, and take very good care of . (Parenting)

"Raising Smart Rich Kids- 4 More Vital Steps to Prepare Your Child For Success & Happiness."(Part 2)

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 Terry Mazzer (September 29, 2008)  To raise a smart rich kid, you absolutely have to watch what you DO with money, what you SAY about money and from the EXPERIENCES you're providing your children with regard to money. Oh yes, in Part 1, I shared 3 other essential steps. Have you put them into action? They are useful, aren't they? Let's take a closer look at these ‘4 Steps’ and what you can do. Step 1. If You . (Parenting)

Television Violence and Its Effects on Our Children

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 Jaycee Fox (September 29, 2008)  Many of us have read the astonishing statistics concerning the effects of TV violence on our children. And we may stand in one of two camps: Television is just a reaction to society - a projection of the way life is. Or television is influencing and encouraging the brutality in this world. Either way, it can't be sugar-coated. Violence has always played some role in our society whether . (Parenting)

Make it Easy to Behave by Cuing, Grooming & Shaping

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 Michael Grose (September 16, 2008)  Getting kids to behave well is a dilemma for many parents. Discipline is thought to be reactive - that is, it is something that we do after kids have behaved poorly. But it is also about being proactive - that is, making it is easy for kids to behave well. Most kids want to behave well but for some this is difficult to achieve. It helps if parents make it easy to for kids to be good. . (Parenting)

Parenting - How to Sleep In

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 Anthony Vecchioni (September 15, 2008)  Do you remember the fairytale, The Shoemaker and the Elves? Every night the shoemaker and his wife set out their raw materials, and every morning they woke to find the most beautifully crafted shoes. Everything about the shoes exhibited great care and skill. It was always a welcome pleasure for the shoemaker and his wife to behold the shoes and marvel at the exquisite details. Often the . (Parenting)

Internet Safety Rules You Can Set For Your Child

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 Joyce Jackson (September 15, 2008)  Setting up internet safety rules, no matter how old your child is, can be a good step for your child when online. Whether it's a school project, emailing friends or poking around a chat room, children on the Internet go many places. Internet safety rules for going those places and doing certain activities can help keep them safer. What would some of these internet safety rules be? .. (Parenting)

Teaching Children the Savings Habit

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 Kevin Hart (September 15, 2008)  It doesn't seem the time to start writing about savings, what with the all the financial turmoil that is going on around us. But this is exactly why we should be writing and talking about it and we should be teaching our children good saving habits. Watch out for a program in your local area where banks and credit unions set up shop to encourage young children to open accounts. They .. (Parenting)

5 Tips For Preventing Exhaustion - What Every New Mother Must Know

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 Salena Kulkarni (September 15, 2008)  Taking care of a new baby on your own can take a toll on your emotional and physical health. You feel lethargic and moody from not getting a full night's sleep. With your baby's demands for regular feeding and soothing, you worry that there's just no way for you to recover from feeling tired constantly. Be assured that what you are going through is not an isolated experience as mothers .. (Parenting)

Babysitter Rates

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 Beth Howland (September 14, 2008)  Confused about babysitter rates? Finding the right babysitter can be a large undertaking. There are many things to consider such as age and experience and this is all before settling on appropriate rate. When choosing an adequate salary or hourly rate there are a few thing to consider. • The distance your babysitter must travel to get to your home. This can be overcome by .. (Parenting)

Be an Example For Your Kids Eating Habits

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 Wendy Wood (September 14, 2008)  One of the best parts of having children is watching them mirror everything you do. It's definitely one of the joys associated with being parent. It doesn't matter if you're walking, doing your hair, the way you sit when you watch television, at one time or another they will notice. This being said, you have to be an example for them when it comes to eating habits as well. In a fast .. (Parenting)

Childhood Vaccinations

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 Rexanne Mancini (September 14, 2008)  My daughters have not been vaccinated, ever, against anything. If anyone would like to know my reasons, I'll be happy to provide them via email. There will be numerous links throughout this article to help you arrive at your own conclusions about standard childhood vaccinations. In all likelihood, most of our readers have had or plan to have their children vaccinated. This article is .. (Parenting)

Teaching Your Teens About Drugs

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 Audrey Okaneko (September 13, 2008)  I remember a conversation I had with another mom. She said, “My daughter knows that she should say no to drugs. " My question to that was, “Does she know what drugs are?" I know this sounds like a silly question to have asked someone, but drugs go way beyond the illegal bought on the street type. Very recently I read a news story about a child who overdosed on their .. (Parenting)

Tips For Bathroom Safety

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 Veronica Scott (September 13, 2008)  When it comes to dangerous rooms in the home there are many, however the bathroom seems to be in a class all its own. Maintaining an adequate level of safety in the home is important, especially when small children are involved. The bathroom is a place that poses many dangers to small kids. There are plenty of ways to prevent an accident or injury before it happens. Make sure to check .. (Parenting)

Why Our Kids Don't Listen - 5 Reasons Why They Tune Us Out

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 Judy H. Wright (September 12, 2008)  "Did you hear what I said?" “Are you listening to me?" “Why do I have to repeat myself 100 times?" “Do you understand what I am telling you?" “What did I just tell you to do?" “Are you deaf?" If you are tired of trying to communicate with a child who seems to be hard of hearing when we speak, perhaps there are some reasons. We talk too much We talk too .. (Parenting)

You Don't Know They've Grown Up Till They're Too Heavy

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 Marsha Maung (September 12, 2008)  I have a very special way of waking up my boys and that is to not wake them up. Instead, to do away with the waking up part, I let the streaming jets of water from the shower do the trick. No, no, no. What kind of mother do you think I am? I do not dump them in the shower to wake them up. Well, yeah. . . . yeah, I do. *giggling* Anyway, it works wonders for me because all I have to do . (Parenting)

Assessing Your Child's Early Reading Potential

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 Tiffany Washko (September 12, 2008)  Think your child may be getting ready to start reading? A child who gets a head start on reading has a greater chance of excelling in school, as well as a greater probability of finishing college, versus children who learn to read at a later age. There are a number of ways to assess your child's readiness and their early reading potential. Does He or She Pretend to Read? One of the .. (Parenting)

How to Raise an Early Reader

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 Tiffany Washko (September 12, 2008)  Every parent wants the best start for their children in this life - whether it's in what we're able to give them that we didn't have, or even the type of education they receive. This is also true for the start we give them when it comes to reading. Studies have proven that children who learn to read at an earlier age have an easier time in school, and are twice as likely to complete .. (Parenting)

Top 5 Tips to Help Increase Your Child's Early Reading Skills

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 Tiffany Washko (September 12, 2008)  Looking for the best ways to help improve your child's early reading skills? Want to give your child a head start on their education by helping them to become an early reader? Here are the top five tips for helping your child to increase his or her early reading skills, and get a head start on their education: One - Use Flashcards With Text and Pictures One of the best things you can do . (Parenting)

Try These Early Reading Activities to Bolster Your Child's Reading Confidence

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 Tiffany Washko (September 12, 2008)  Many parents are looking for activities that will help to boost a child's early reading skills. Here are the top three favorite early reading activities which will not only help you build your child's early reading skills, but will also help you build his confidence. Each of the following early reading activities should be done together with your child, and can be made even more .. (Parenting)

What Are the Best Early Reading Strategies?

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 Tiffany Washko (September 12, 2008)  Has your child been showing an increasing interest in reading? Want to know the best early reading strategies to give her a head start on school? Here's an outline of the very best - and easiest - early reading strategies that you can use to help your child start building the foundation they need to start reading, giving them a head start on their education and development. One of the .. (Parenting)

A Child's Four Most Important Lessons

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 Megan S Moore (September 11, 2008)  There are so many good reasons that our children don't come with manuals, however who hasn't found themselves wishing for the troubleshooting section in the child's owners manual. Though we all know that if there were a basic answer to all questions related to kids we would be raising robots not confident, mature, responsible, intelligent individuals, and after all that is basically .. (Parenting)

Teaching Your Little Ones to Tie Their Shoelaces

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 Yvonne Kimmons (September 11, 2008)  Teaching your child to tie his/her own shoelaces can be great fun if done with plenty of patience, a simple strategy and lots of love. Whatever steps you choose to teach you child, be sure never to take for granted (because you do it daily without thinking) that this can be a confusing and difficult learning experience. Children are usually ready to learn during kindergarten years, .. (Parenting)

Using Chess to Teach Your Child Life Skills

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 Victor Epand (September 11, 2008)  Many times, parents try to find any type of product that will help develop their child's life skills, teaching them to increase these skills for use in later life. Chess is one of the games that parents will use today to teach their children life skills and help with their interaction skills. One of the skills that a child can learn is competition; they learn to compete with their .. (Parenting)

Taking Delight in One's Kids

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 Steve Wickham (September 11, 2008)  Max Lucado tells a story in his book Just Like Jesus how he took great delight in playing with his daughters when they were young. He would “come home, shout their names, and watch them run" to him “with extended arms and squealing voices. " He continues, “For the next few moments we would speak the language of love. We'd roll on the floor, gobble bellies, and tickle .. (Parenting)




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