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01/21/2013
Losing Like a Winner One of the most horrendous things to happen to kids since the advent of day care is the way the concept of winning is now taught in schools. Schools today teach children that everybody is entitled to something simply by showing up. More >>

Tags: AttitudeEducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFeelingsParenting
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12/12/2012
Things Kids Loved Most about their Mothers Here is a list of the top ten things students around the world said they remembered and loved most about their mothers. More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - ChildrenMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParenting
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10/15/2012
My Son's Character ...A year ago, when my son was only 10 years old, he put his life, knowingly, at risk to save the life of another. Unfortunately, I was not there... More >>

Tags: Character-Courage-ConscienceCharacter/Courage/ConscienceFamily/Relationships - ChildrenParentingValues
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10/03/2012
Teaching Children About Choosing Friends Every parent frets about their kids having 'weird' friends. At some point, children always seem to gravitate toward some unhealthy, unpleasant, or annoying kid that you don't like. More >>

Tags: BehaviorCharacter-Courage-ConscienceCharacter/Courage/ConscienceFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFearFriendshipsMannersMental HealthMorals/Ethics/ValuesParentingValues
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09/26/2012
Regretting the Divorce Over the many, many years I've worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice and on the air, I've done a lot of research on divorce, especially when it involves kids. The scientific literature differs very much from popular literature in what the happiness quotient is after a divorce. Scientific literature suggests that a good three quarters of people who divorce regret it. More >>

Tags: CommitmentDatingDivorceFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFinancesMarriageParentingPersonal ResponsibilityPersonal ResponsiblityPremarital CounselingReligion
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09/14/2012
Kids' Kooky Friends One day my oldest daughter came home from school and was telling me about another young girl (4th grade) who seemed to pick on everyone. In my daughters's eyes, she got the brunt of it. More >>

Tags: AttitudeBehaviorCompassionEducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFriendsFriendshipsMemoriesParentingValues
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09/13/2012
Now There's a Term for Letting Kids Be Kids: 'Redshirting' 'Redshirting' is a term that describes college athletes who practice in red shirts but do not compete in games to receive an extra year of eligibility. Recently, the same idea has been applied to young kids entering school. Now more schools and parents than ever are delaying kids' entry into kindergarten... More >>

Tags: EducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenKindergartenParentingSocial Issues
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08/27/2012
The Importance of Siblings ...I have 6 sisters, 3 older and 3 younger. I have heard all the comments possible about so many girls. "I feel bad for your Dad" or "What an emotional house that must have been."... More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - ChildrenFamily/Relationships - FamilyParentingRelationshipsRelativesResponse to a CommentSiblingsSisters
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08/22/2012
My Parents Didn't Treat Us Kids the Same I am the middle of 7 children, 6 girls 1 boy. Growing up, things were pretty tight. We all had jobs as teens, we all had to help pay for things like senior portraits, school activities, class rings, and we all had chores and took turns making dinner (our house was always SPOTLESS and it was a cooperative effort). More >>

Tags: Character, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFamily/Relationships - Parent/ChildParentingRead On-AirRelativesSibling rivalryValues
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08/20/2012
How a Doll Changed My Attitude Old people scared me as a child, even if they were relatives; I only tolerated them because they let me play with the stuffed animals they kept around the house for us great-grandkids. More >>

Tags: AttitudeFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFamily/Relationships - FamilyParentingPerspectiveRelationshipsRelatives
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