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Parenting
12/03/2012
The Evolution of Birthday Parties Being in the birthday party phase of life (we're in the thick of it having four kids under eleven), I've noticed some changes in how kids celebrate their big day today. Here are five ways birthday parties have changed over the years. More >>

Tags: Kids, Parenting, Politics, Values
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11/26/2012
What to Do When You Learn Your Child Has Cyberbullied When you first find out that your child has been involved in a cyberbullying incident as the perpetrator, your first responsibility as a parent is helping your child learn from their mistake. You will be successful at doing just that by holding your child accountable for their actions and making sure they understand the consequences of those actions... More >>

Tags: Family, Internet-Media, Internet/Media, Kids, Parenting, Raising kids, Relationships, Relatives, Social Media, Technology
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11/12/2012
A Parent's Survival Guide to Teenage Boys "Help! An alien has possessed my sweet little boy!" Parents are often astonished when their "tweener" grows a foot taller and becomes uncommunicative and sometimes explosive. Welcome to the world of a teenage boy. More >>

Tags: Family, Fathers, Kids, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Mothers, Parenting, Raising children, Relationships, Relatives, Teenagers, Teens
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11/05/2012
Twenty Things Teachers Don't Need to Know About Your Kids Fall is when many moms are busy making a list of all the things every teacher should know about their child....The fact is teachers don't need to know how special, needy, wonderful, talkative, sweet, quiet, smart or moody our kids are. More >>

Tags: Parenting, Relationships, Relatives, Sibling rivalry, Siblings
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10/29/2012
Sibling Rivalry I must have been about 13 when my father and I were taking a drive and I mentioned to him something about life being fair...or needing to be in my opinion. He looked right at me as he always did when he wanted to impart some worldly wisdom and asked me whoever said life was supposed to be fair? More >>

Tags: Parenting, Relationships, Relatives, Sibling rivalry, Siblings
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10/15/2012
Tough Lunch The price my kids pay for me to pack their school lunches is to simply put their lunch boxes in some visible place where I can find them. However, for some reason, my 6 and 8-year-olds remember this routine, but my 10-year-old does not... More >>

Tags: Education, Family, Kids, Parenting, Raising children, Relationships, Relatives, School
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10/08/2012
Let's Be More Aware of the Subtle Sexualization of Our Kids It's rare to find a parent who actually tells his or her child, 'Go ahead, honey, and have sex! You have my blessing!,' but by trivializing sex and ignoring messages that go against our moral code, we may as well be telling our kids to do just that... More >>

Tags: Family, Kids, Parenting, Raising children, Relationships, Relatives
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10/01/2012
Mommy Likes Me Best! - 6 Ways to Avoid the Favoritism Trap Which one of your children do you love the most? I know what you're thinking: 'You don't ASK parents that! We're not supposed to have favorites.' But do you really walk the talk?... More >>

Tags: Family, Kids, Parenting, Raising children, Relationships, Relatives, Siblings, sisters
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09/24/2012
To Be a Younger Sibling My younger sister had to be scrappy. In our loud family, she was either going to get lost or have to fight hard to be heard as the baby or four girls, which is what she did... More >>

Tags: Family, Kids, Parenting, Raising children, Relationships, Relatives, Siblings, sisters
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09/10/2012
How 9/11 Changed My View of Starting a Family I was a high school teacher on September 11, 2001, not yet a mother. My husband and I had been married for just over a year and we'd recently begun talking about starting a family. And then that horrific Tuesday morning occurred... More >>

Tags: 9/11, Family, Honor, Kids, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting, Pregnant, Relationships, Relatives, September 11, 2001
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