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The Most Precious Gift to Give our Children
by Lee-anne Robert.As a proud mother of a two-year old daughter and an eleven month old son, I already see them growing too quickly before my eyes. It makes me wonder if I am being the best parent that I can be and if I will have regrets after they have grown up of wha...
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My Children The Chefs
by Alyice Edrich.You may freely reprint this article in a print or online magazine, e-zine, or newsletter provided you leave the byline intact, don’t change the content, and make The Dabbling Mum web address clickable. Please consider sending a courtesy copy for my...
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take the childs perspective
by Darrin F. Coe, Ma.Over 90 per cent of American parents rely on physical punishment to correct children’s behavior, according to The Journal of Sociology. 1999. That statistic scares me. I’d like every parent or person in a position of trust to take the child’s p...
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Artists Helping Children Foundation Just Launched
by Rachel Goldstein.ARTISTS HELPING CHILDREN FOUNDATION JUST LAUNCHEDBy Rachel GoldsteinRemember when you were a kid and you had to go to the hospital? Remember the strange sights, the sounds, unpleasant smells, and strangers entering your hospital room? You had no idea...
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Help Your Child Help Your Community
by Rachel Goldstein.As a parent, you probably want to guide your child to become a healthy and ethical adult. How can you lead your child to a healthy future? What kind of activities can you do together as a family that will steer your child towards becoming a compassio...
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Develop Your Childs Critical Thinking Skills
by Marie Magdala Roker.1. Encourage Questions. Don't answer every question, instead ask what do they think. Asking questions stimulates conversation between you and your child. 2. Don't Criticize. Criticism invites low self-esteem. Children feel that they have failed or di...
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Preventing child abductions
by Frank G..Child molesters and abductors usually look like everyday people. They can be anybody, the teacher, next door neighbor, mailman and they come in all ages, old and young. Tell your kids not to talk to adults they do not know. Anytime they are approache...
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If your child is being bullied - 20 top tips for parents
by Derek Randel.Keith is now in the fourth grade and he dislikes school. For a fourthgrader, this does not sound right. The reason Keith dislikes school thoughdoes not have anything to do with academics. Keith is being bullied beforeschool, at school, and on the sch...
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Becoming Informed About Your LD Child’s Strengths and Weaknesses
by Sandy Gauvin.All too often, children with learning disabilities are seen through their weaknesses. Like anyone else, however, they have many strengths. It is of the greatest importance to focus on the strengths that your child has and show them to other people. I...
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For Your Child With A Learning Disability
by Sandy Gauvin.Did you know that you are the most important person in your child’s life? Of course you did.But did you know that parents of children with learning disabilities can also be their child’s most effective advocate.What exactly is an advocate? An adv...
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Understanding Why Your Child Has Been Recommended for Testing
by Sandy Gauvin.You have just received a call from your child’s teacher explaining that she has noticed your child having difficulty in school. Your child is not understanding math or reading the way the other children do. So she would like your permission to proc...
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Advocating for Your Child with LD
by Sandy Gauvin.Advocate: you've probably heard the term before. But what does it mean to you?Advocating happens when you speak on behalf of someone else. You say for them what they can't say for themselves.When you have a child who has been diagnosed with a learnin...
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Could My Child Have a Learning Disability?
by Sandy Gauvin.Before my daughter, Michele, began attending school, a lady that was babysitting her noticed things she did (or didn’t do) that weren’t developmentally quite right.We were fortunate in that the babysitter had had training in early childhood educa...
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when your Child Has Been Recommended for Testing
by Sandy Gauvin.You’ve just received a call from your child's teacher. As your blood pounds in your ears, you hear her explain how she has noticed your child having difficulty with some academic subject in school. Your child is not understanding math or reading th...
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When children are asking for love
by Don Schmitz.Dapper Dan was a first grade student in my classroom. Unfortunately, he represents many children and grandchildren today who are asking for our love. In my twenty years of teaching, there is no child who challenged me more than Dapper Dan. He also is...
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Backpacks and Bullies. Is Your Child Prepared?
by Patricia Gatto.Publishing Guidelines: You are welcome to publish this article in its entirety, electronically, or in print fre.e of charge, as long as you include you include the full byline, hyperlinks, references and Resource Box.E-mail or courtesy link appreciat...
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What You Can Learn About Life From Your Child
by Marie Magdala Roker.You can learn a lot from children.The best part of all is the advice is priceless.Walls looked so much better when they are decorated with artwork. Markers and crayons work best.The living room is so much better for running around and making noise th...
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Raising Creative Grandchildren
by Susan Stump.“Where did he come up with that?” Kids often amaze us with their imaginative ideas, and we should give ourselves a pat on the back for playing a role in this development. Innovative thinking is essential for success in school and in life, and it...
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Beyond the Words, a Childs Voice
by Patricia Gatto.Publishing Guidelines: You are welcome to publish this article in its entirety, electronically, or in print fre.e of charge, as long as you include you include the full byline, hyperlinks, references and Resource Box.E-mail or courtesy link appreciat...
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The Best Way to Protect Your Children in the Car
by Susan Dunn, Ma, Emotional Intelligence Coach.Car seats may be required but there’s one other thing you should be doing to protect your children in the car, because the best-constructed car seat in the world doesn’t insure they’ll live through an accident.Prevention is the best cure, and d...
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Is the Chat Room Your Child is Using Safe?
by Rosalyn Bronstein.Have you ever stopped to think about how safe the chat room your child is using is? If it happens to be AOL, MSN, or something similar, your child is in an open environment where anyone can enter and pretend to be anyone they choose.An NBC television...
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Keep Your Child Safe From Strangers This Holiday Season
by Michelle Annese.When we think of Holiday shopping, we think of all the glowing lights at our area malls and the various eye-catching decorations in shopping centers. Along with the distraction of our ‘to do’ list in our heads, we get preoccupied with carrying ba...
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Unique Gifts & Grandchildren Gift-Giving Ideas
by C. Bailey-lloyd/ladycamelot.It's that time of year again...the season of giving. Still not quite certain what to give Grandparents for the holidays? We've all bought perfumes, lotions, wallets and ties. But what about some unique, novel gifts that are not only pleasing but usef...
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Scorpios Child
by Skye Thomas.Scorpios get a lot of bad press. They're vindictive, mean, and obsessed with sex. That's not really fair. Scorpio rules the house of sharing. They are the stewards of sharing money, resources, love, and yes sharing each other's bodies. It is their de...
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When Your Child is Having Nightmares
by Vicki Durr.It’s Tuesday 2:00 a.m. and you are awakened by your 4-year old daughter’s blood-curdling scream. A mother’s worst fear of someone hurting her baby is racing through your mind. You quickly throw the blankets off and stumble down the hall to your...
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