Making Summer Reading Fun And Exciting

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Asking most kids to pick up a book during July or August is like asking them to clean their room or eat their Brussels sprouts. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to the quandary of summer reading lists: Stock them with titles that are fun and challenging and encourage kids to look beyond a book’s covers. […]


How To Raise A Kid With Asthma Part 2

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Here’s the continuation of the article captioned above. I had mentioned changing the child’s (and the family’s diet for that matter) as THE foundation for a natural asthma treatment. Obviously, I presented a vegetarian diet in the first part and I am aware that as a parent you might ask: “where will my GROWING child […]


How To Raise A Kid With Asthma Part 1

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Besides you as parents, their siblings and friends, kids may love toys, play and…food perhaps the most. I know I did. Another thing I know from experience is some forms of play and food are factors that can trigger an asthma attack. Boy, was it sad being told when I had my first attack as […]


5 Reasons To Choose A Traditional Kids Summer Camp

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A traditional kids summer camp is one that generally begins in June and continues through August. This type of recreation is a popular activity among children of all ages as it gives them the opportunity to experience new things, meet new people and embark on a journey of independence. With that being said, the following […]


Why Are There So Many Fat Kids

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I can remember when there was only one “chubby” kid per class. Now one in three, by my informal survey and the government’s official tally, would be eligible for this form of verbal abuse. Actually, one child in ten is considered morbidly obese and the other two in ten just obese or overweight. It’s not […]


Sharing Books With Children

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One of my first memories of childhood is that of my mother reading Dr. Seuss books to me in a big brown recliner in our living room. That memory brings with it sounds and smells and a general feeling of safety and comfort that never fades, even after all these years. Naturally, one of the […]


Joint Custody 10 Strategies For Co Parenting With An Uncooperative Ex

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Almost six years ago, when the father of my children and I divorced, we wholeheartedly agreed to share joint custody of our two children, who were 3 and 6 years old at that time. During our nine years of marriage, we had never argued about parenting philosophies or values. I saw no indication that parenting […]


Tv Is A Drug Are Your Kids Addicted

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For most of us, hearing about different types of addiction is a common occurrence. Even more difficult to bear is that most of us are close to someone affected by an addiction. When addictions are related to the abuse of a substance such as alcohol, our understanding that there is a problem may be rooted […]


Back When I Was A Kid

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We must eliminate from our minds a few phrases when we are making decisions about how we will be raising our kids. They are the sayings like: “When I was a kid…” and “If I had done that when I was a kid, my dad would have…” or “Back when we were in school they […]


Kids Internet Safety And Myspace Be Careful

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Kids Internet Safety – Be Careful! The Internet and Computers are becoming a necessity in our homes. Nearly everything we do be it registering a new appliance, paying bills, finding a movie, restaurant or an amusement park for location and hours, is easy online. Why “let your fingers do the walking” in the yellow pages […]


Helping Your Child Stay Fit

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Would your child rather watch television and play video games all day than move an inch? Children are battling obesity and inactivity at alarming rates. It’s time to get our kids in shape now, before they face serious health problems in the future. But how? As you can guess, the plan includes lots of fun. […]


Advanced Tonsillectomy Less Of A Pain For Kids

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Each year, over 400,000 children undergo a tonsillectomy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making it the second most common childhood surgery. Parents typically schedule their child’s surgery during school breaks, including summer and holidays, to accommodate what has traditionally been a long and painful recovery. However, thanks to an advanced approach […]


Audio Books Every Parents Dream Come True

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Audio books are dearly loved by parents for understandable reasons: time constraints such as work, household duties and the like, tend to overwhelm parents when they would much rather be tucking their kids in at bedtime and telling them a story; well, children can enjoy audio books like Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox without the […]


The Most Crucial Parenting Techniques

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No matter who we are, or what we do in life, most of us have kids. And there are numerous theories floating around regarding parenting. The two I have found that are crucial above all else: teaching my kids that everything but love, shelter, clothes, schooling and food are privileges, not rights, and more importantly […]


Traveling For Thanksgiving Keeping Kids Busy

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Thanksgiving is a time for gathering the family, but how do you keep kids interested while in the car or sitting in airports? Have them keep journals. Thanksgiving Travel Nothing beats getting your extended family together for Thanksgiving. It is a great time to catch up and laugh about old times. The only aggravating thing, […]


Mom S Guide To Keeping Kids Safe Online

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Today’s moms need to defend their children against threats in two worlds: those outside the front door and those on the Internet. Although online resources such as Web logs (or “blogs”) and social-networking sites teach kids how to communicate and express their opinions, they can also expose kids to online predators and scam artists. Like […]