Simple Stress-free tips

Simple, field-tested strategies you can use right now You know what stress looks like: The sun rises; so do you. Your child suddenly remembers that he needs cupcakes for the school party. The dog’s gotten sick in the living room. Your spouse leaves for work in a huff after a…

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THANK YOU MOMS!

THANK YOU MOMS! Written by Lynda Unugboke To all the dear moms out there who often think (and rightly too in many cases) that mothering is a thankless job. I just want to say THANK YOU. THANK YOU for bringing new life into this world. THANK YOU for not giving up…

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When should my baby roll over?

When should my baby roll over? We are lucky enough to feature a wonderful woman who’s specialty is pediatric physical therapy and rehabilitation. Meet  Magdalena Oledzka, PT, MBA, PCS, pediatric physical therapist and pediatric rehabilitation section manager at the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at Hospital for Special Surgery in New…

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Family Values

Family Values Written by David Beart What are family values? When politicians leap to the podium and begin talking about restoring family values, which values are they talking about? Family values can mean many things to different people, and so leaving family values in the hands of politicians means exactly…

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Mom Blogs | Beyond Bylines

Mom Blogs are becoming more and more popular, to very much a varying degree and specificity. Thanks to PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube, she has selected a few that might be worth your while to check out. Miss O Moms scored as one of the top selects! Oh,…

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Worried about online internet safety for kids

Two thirds of parents are worried about online internet safety for kids While the Internet is a popular and still-growing source of information, e-commerce, social networking and more, two-thirds of American parents say they are worried about online safety for kids. That’s the result of a new nationwide survey of…

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Next Step China Summer Programs for Kids

Next Step China summer programs for kids to China this summer. Want to visit China this summer, discover the country and learn Chinese? Here’s your chance to do just that. Cool activities, Improve your Chinese, Great Staff, Organized and Safe. Why kids LOVE IT- Here’s what they have to say! …

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Parents Expect Pre-Teens to Start Saving for College

Start saving for college at 12 years old? Most of us didn’t hold down regular jobs, except for maybe the odd baby-sitting or lawn-mowing gig. But one-fourth of parents today expect their kids to start socking away the contents of their piggy banks to help pay for college, starting before…

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Building Self Esteem In Children

Building Self Esteem in Children Self esteem (SE) is your child’s internal barometer as to how they see themselves. It is the core value or worth they place upon themselves. SE is the primary resource affecting the degree of happiness or unhappiness, success or failure your child will experience in…

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Healthy Lunch Ideas –Feeding Diabetic Kids Can Be Simple!

Diabetic children are very restricted when it comes to eating. The problem is not variety; rather it’s the parent’s fear that the food a child consumes will help their health. Today, there are tons of diabetic friendly foods for your healthy lunch ideas for school and home. The key to…

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Family Vacationing

We are planning a vacation with our young children. But where do we start? What should we look for in a family vacation venue? What comes to mind when you think family vacation? What about a cruise vacation? Now many of you would say that a cruise vacation is no place…

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Laughter Prone Kids

My mom often tells me that perhaps my kids and I should live in the mountains, free of neighbors except for Mother Nature who will always understand the noise my kids create everyday which she added “might be too much for the human ear to handle. ” Every time  my mom says…

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Millennials of Color Study

  A national survey of more than 1,700 African American and Hispanic teens and young adults finds that the lives of todays millennials of color are more complex than many assume. A focus of the survey was identifying (and finding solutions to) health, educational and related social disparities that raise…

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Raising girls: A Line Between Sweet and Skimpy

Never thought raising girls to know what to wear would be so hard. It first happened to me this spring. My daughters, who had just turned 8, came bounding into the room to show off new outfits they were wearing to an extended-family gathering. My eyes bulged. The dresses drooped…

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The Parent’s Toolkit: The Ping Pong Strategy

by Ken Fields Communication between parents and children can often be a power and control dynamic. Parents especially get caught in this kind of situation where the child or adolescent is saying things to which any response by the parent is not effective. For example, the parent might tell the…

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Teaching Your Kids Responsible Money Habits

Teaching your kids responsible money habits can’t hurt. It’s one of life’s little mysteries: how two kids raised by the same parents could develop distinct ideas about saving and spending. But new research, the Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students (APLUS) study, is shedding light on the phenomenon.…

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The Case Against Homework

    After spending all day in school, our children are forced to begin a second shift, with more homework to be completed in the evening. This arrangement is rather odd when you stop to think about it, as is the fact that few of us ever do stop to…

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Should a 10 year old have a cell phone?

  I know we go back and forth on this, but what do you think about giving your young child a cell phone? How old do you think they should be? Does it depend where you live, if you’re a working mom or all their friends have one? It can…

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Happy Mother’s Day to My Sister Moms

Some may say every day is mothers day and although that is true, today is the day acknowledging all that we really do. In today’s world, Moms have careers, families, personal lives, and outside interests while they’re still the CEO of the home- which includes cooking, cleaning up, organizing the…

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