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Holiday Gifts, Social Influences, And Parental Values
by Kalman Heller.A few months ago I was watching public TV’s annual drive to raise money. One of the primary offers for your pledge was a video of the “Doo Wop” music of the ‘50s and early ‘60s. In addition to playing many of my favorite songs they showed o...
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Parabens And Pregnancy - Should You Be Concerned?
by Andrew Smith.Parabens have been used as preservatives since the early 1920s, and are utilised in preventing the growth of bacteria. They are used in a wide range of consumer products, especially in cosmetics, including skin care products, shampoos and conditioner...
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Educational Toys: Making Kids Smart By Having Fun
by Rony Pollock.Kids are like sponges. They absorb. But the similarity ends there. While sponges absorb, they shrink and disintegrate before long. Kids, on the other hand, soak up day to day experiences and when the right mindsets are instilled, they continually thr...
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A Plea to Black Women
by Rosie Milligan.Boys need fathers in their lives. I am making a plea to African-American fathers to be active participants in the lives of their sons; and for African-American women to assist these fathers in the transition of their reentering the lives of their so...
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Pedophiles / Ephebophiles and Sexual Child Abuse
by Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD.The media reported the Michael Jackson case incessantly for the duration of his trial. What was tragically lacking are the facts regarding pedophiles/ephebophiles and sexual child abuse.Studies reveal 62% of girls and 31% of boys will be sexually abu...

Parenting and Webkinz
by Steve Cantellini.I can't remember the first time I remember seeing a Webkinz. I vaguely remember hearing talk about them between my daughter and a few of her friends. I recall not really paying attention to it until I heard one of Marisa's friends mention she had 12 ...
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How Children Benefit From Pretend Play Kitchen, Stores, And More
by Rony Pollock.Once upon time, you may have worn your mother’s favorite apron while arranging miniature tea sets on a tiny table, serving imaginary tea and scones to your favorite doll. Or you may have been in command of your action figures, leading them to the b...
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Children’s Furniture: Must-haves For Your Kid’s Bedroom!
by Rony Pollock.The bedroom is a place of sanctuary for most children. It can be a place where they can think freely, explore their creativity, discover hidden talents, read, or listen to music. That’s why, as a parent, it’s important to choose children’s furn...
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Baby Language
by Mary Rose.Most parents wish that their baby would grow up without crying. But remember that without crying your baby will not be able to communicate anything with you.Accept the fact that crying is a way of developing the baby language. Especially, in the firs...
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Potty Training - The Easy Way
by Tim Neumann.Potty training children is just that—training. Just as each child learns to walk and talk at their own pace, so to do children learn to use the potty. Remember patience and consistency. And never get upset when a child has an accident. Growing up i...
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Tips To Dealing With Troubled Teens
by Kelly Hunter.Adolescence is a chaotic time at best. It’s like you go to sleep a child and wake up something else, not quite an adult. Not only are hormonal fluctuations causing your body to change dramatically pretty much overnight, but your place in society i...
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The Magic Of Music, Toy Pianos, And Other Instruments
by Rony Pollock.Music enchants children. Its magic reaches out to them even inside the womb. During the later parts of infancy, they almost always instinctively sway, bounce, or move their heads to its beat. Toddlers garble out nursery songs they hardly understand l...
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Kids and Money - Are You Underestimating Your Child?
by Jenny Ford.There was a time, not so long ago, when there was simply no notion of “childhood” as a separate stage of life. Children were shorter, had smaller hands, and couldn’t think so clearly, but that didn’t mean that they got to sit around and be tr...
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Declutter Strategies - A Book Review
by Colleen Langenfeld.Let's face it. Clutter can be overwhelming. If you are swimming in clutter, whether at your home or in your office, you know how frustrating it can be.I decided a long time ago that gathering declutter tips that I can actually use is better than gath...
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Holiday Survival Guide, Part I
by Hal Runkel, LMFT.When Andy Williams sang the lyric, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, he must have been joking. What with presents to buy, parties to attend, and cheer to spread, we often find ourselves wondering what the heck is so happy about the ho...
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How to Select a Gift For Your Sweet New Born.
by Shirley Kok.Happy Birthday my baby! You are age 0 today. What do you want for your Birthday? Crying should be the answer at this point of time. You may be wondering what kind of toys, how many toys you should give your baby. Some parents thought that new born ba...
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14 Table Manners Every Child Should Know
by Elena Neitlich.After interviewing for an exciting employment opportunity, the young candidate was rejected, “When I asked for real feedback, the interviewer told me that although my job skills and education were a good fit, some of my table manners raised a red f...
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Your Childs Tummy Ache Can Be Serious!
by Jim DeSantis.It's a challenge for us and the doctor to find out the cause of those frustrating tummy aches. Sometimes the pain requires some common sense. Other times it can be an emergency. The causes can be related to food, infections, poisoning, insect bites, ...
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The Perils of Teenage Drinking
by Yana Berlin.My husband and I had a very disturbing weekend.It centered around an issue that far too many parents either don’t take seriously enough or bury their heads in the sand and avoid altogether.I’m talking about teenage drinking.Fortunately, the weeke...
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How To Enjoy Your Holiday Vacation With Your Teenager
by Terre Grable.Here we go! It's that time of year again - the family holiday vacation. Some families historically travel this time of year, while others will choose to stay home. Perhaps you are having extended family coming in for the holidays. Or maybe your fa...
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Giving Your Child Constructive Criticism
by Anthony Kane MD.Our role as parents is to educate our children to behave properly in the world. To do this we must be able to point out and help them to correct their mistakes. This means that we must be able to give them constructive criticism.First we need to stre...
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Handling Sibling Rivalry
by Anthony Kane MD.There are many new issues facing parents today. Sibling rivalry is not one of them. It is as old as Cain and Abel.Sibling rivalry is universal, but more importantly sibling rivalry is normal. More than that current research shows that sibling rivalry...
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Is The Anime Naruto Suitable For Kids?
by Henry Hsieh.Growing up from the US, most kids have grown up with cartoons such as Bugs Bunny and Popeye which portrays the good overcoming evil as well as satires that pokes fun of political figures in a none threatening way. For kids, majority of the time thes...
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How to Choose a Baby Name
by India Parenting.Your new baby needs a name to begin his journey into life. Read about the serious business of choosing the right name for your baby. Getting ready to bring a new baby into the world involves a lot of preparatory work. Your baby needs his own clothes,...
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Childrens Gifts Made In America - With Safety In Mind!
by Brian Banks.When buying children’s furniture and other gifts, there are certain aspects of your purchase that you normally take into consideration, such as its appeal to your child, its strength and its safety. Perhaps you are also patriotic and consider wheth...
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