Most Parents Forget This When Sending Their Kids to College

College student insurance As you tour college campuses with your teenager, it’s impossible not to think about money. Tuition, student housing, meal plans, books — it’s enough to make any parent start playing the lottery in hopes of scoring a much-needed windfall. But unless you win the jackpot, there’s a…

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How To Deal With Frustration

How To Deal With Frustration Life is full of frustrations. From the minor irritations of losing something to the major problem of continued failure towards a desired goal. Since many of the things we truly want require a degree of frustration, being able to manage frustration is required in order…

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How to stop bedwetting in your older child

How to stop bedwetting Every parent waits for it…when they finally don’t need to buy pull-ups anymore and their child is dry at night. But what do you do if the years keep passing and your child is still having nighttime accidents? You’ve asked the doctor and were told that…

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Single Parenting Troubles

Single Parenting Troubles If you’re a couple having difficulty in parenting, single parenting is probably more difficult. Single parents sometimes choose their role but, more often, they are single parents because the other parent has divorced them, left them or is in jail. As a single parent, the individual must…

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What is the Healthy Families Act?

 Healthy Families Act Question: What is the Healthy Families Act and how does it benefit working women? Introduced by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) in the House of Representatives on May 18, 2009, the Healthy Families Act of 2009 (H.R. 2460) provides paid sick leave to ensure that Americans can address…

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TED Talk speaker, Juliette Brindak, middle school is tough

Juliette Brindak – TED Talk speaker Juliette Brindak, 25, is a co-founder and partner of Miss O and Friends, a lifestyle socialization brand for tween girls, primarily ages 8-14. At age ten, Juliette tapped into her artistic creative side, drawing what she referred to as “cool girls.” Along with the…

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Stopping Bullying: Most Important Tips

When Your Child Is Bullied: Real Solutions for Families:  A book for parents by parents ( www.amazon.com)   By: J.E. DiMarco and M.K. Newman Tip List: Do not tell your child to ignore the bullying Reassure your child that he/she will be protected and you will not stop until there…

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Consumer Reports: Supplements Dos and Don’ts

Dietary Supplement 50% of Americans take vitamins and supplements, according to government surveys.  Some have proven benefits, but Consumer Reports ShopSmart has a heads-up: There are other popular vitamins and supplements that can actually do more harm than good. Kellie Norrgard, like many women, takes a calcium supplement with vitamin…

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4 Types of Bullying Solutions

Bullying Solutions As you can imagine, when your child is being bullied, there is not one singular solution for all situations.That said, you can tailor your child’s solution more effectively if you know the bully type your child’s tormenter happens to be.As with every type of bully and bullying situation,…

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The Downside of Being Cool

The Downside of Being Cool Being popular as a teenager doesn’t mean smooth sailing as an adult. In fact, a new, decade-long study found that stereotypical “cool” teens are more likely to stumble socially and have drug and alcohol problems in their 20s. “We call it the high school reunion effect,”…

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How to prevent bullying with friends

How to prevent bullying with friends It is an odd twist of fate we see and hear about all too often: friends turning on friends in order to become more popular. Children anywhere from 8-18 who have been friends for long periods of time turning on each other, unfortunately, is…

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My parents are getting a divorce…

Parents are getting a divorce… My parents are getting a divorce and I really miss my dad because I live with my mom. What can I do to get them back together because I think they still love each other? – Tiffanie 12, PA Just from Juliette says: One of the most…

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Tweens – always up to something!

Tweens – they are always up to something. That age between 8- 12, not a kid and not yet a teen. tough period for sure if you live with one, especially girls, because I have two and that’s what I know about. Juliette, my oldest, came up with this brilliant…

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The Wonderful World of Autism

Neuro Developmental Pediatricians, special education, therapy sessions, Persons with Disabilities These are some of the words I first heard when I learned that I have two kids with autism.Sidney and Red were born full term.I never had problems with both when they were born.Both were breastfed. They fed,wailed and laughed…

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Stopping Bullying In Schools: Consequences are Effective!

Bullying in schools While bullying prevention programs are critical, schools are really lost when it comes to treating the immediate, acute and ongoing problem: active bullies. There are literally hundreds of fantastic bullying prevention programs and groups making great progress out there in preventing children from bullying. BRAVO and please…

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Natural Makeup Tips for Tweens

Natural makeup tips for tweens Many young girls ranging from ages 9-11 ask themselves: “When do I start wearing it?” “What do I use?” “How much is too much?” All of these questions are very reasonable, but what many girls don’t realize is that they know all the answers (of course with…

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How to Forgive

how to forgive It’s not always easy to forgive someone, but we are all human and we all make mistakes. How to forgive is a talent we all need to learn how to have. Life is a lot more enjoyable when you aren’t always worried about seeing someone who hurt…

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Dylans Candy Bar… a sweet tooth’s dream

Have you ever been to the most famous candy store in the world? Or maybe in NYC? If not, it’s definitely worth the trip into the bustling city of New York. While my nieces were visiting this summer, we decided to take them into New York City, a place they…

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Family Camping Trips Might be Fun

Family Camping Trips Camping with the family can be a great vacation idea. It is rare to see families enjoying time together anymore, the kids are usually doing their own thing while the parents do theirs. Camping is a way to get away from your normal everyday lives and spend…

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