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Since boys and girls do not come with manuals, check out this sound and quality advice about raising children.

Who’s the Boss in Your Family – Mom, Dad or the Kids

In the business world, you have a CEO, CFO, Marketing Director, Sales managers, human resource officers and a host of assistants and lackey personnel to do the grunt work. This pecking order is essential to make sure that responsibilities...

The Importance of Family

As I held my sobbing daughter tightly all I could say to soothe her was, “you have your family, you'll always have your family'”. She'd just come inside from playing with the neighborhood girls and they were excluding her...

Why Parents Should Not Spoil Children

If you've ever watched MTV's reality television series “Sweet 16,” in which every episode features a different teenager's elaborate party preparations for his or her 16th birthday party, or the more well-known “Nanny 911” on Fox, you've probably gotten...

Sorry Kids, I’m Not a Short Order Cook

The most dreaded question that can be asked of me on any given day is, “Mom!! What’s for dinner?” I literally shudder when my I hear my daughters’ loud, squeaky voices shout this inquiry out. For one thing, I...

Periods, Kool-Aid and Pre-Teen Daughters

If you thought your period was bad, just wait until your daughter gets hers! I can remember when my kids were little and we would squish into a small bathroom stall together at a restaurant because I was terrified someone...

The Importance of Praising a Child – Help Build Their Self Esteem

In this world of soft parenting, it is curious that we would have to be reminded about the importance of praising a child. While children today often have less consequences and more stuff to collect than ever, there are...

You’re Not the Boss Of Me – Is Your Child Being Defiant

Around the age of two (sometimes earlier), something strange begins to quickly develop with your children. That ‘something’ comes in the form of surprising wave of willfulness and stubbornness that rapidly becomes part of their personality. Suddenly, your toddler...

Why Children Lie – Because they Don’t Want to Get in Trouble

Although I can’t remember my teachers name from first grade or who my best friend was, I can vividly remember the first real lie I told to my parents. I came home one day after having been in trouble...

Who Makes the Best Parent – Mom or Dad?

One of the most delightful books is one written by Laura Numeroff, entitled, What Mommies Do Best. Perhaps one of the best things about the book is that a small child can simply turn the book over, upside down...

Where Do Babies Come From – How to Tell Your Kids the Answer

It's a question no pregnant mother wants to hear from her inquisitive, innocent child. You hope and pray that they don't notice your waistline is growing exponentially and that everyone is scrambling around making plans for the “big day”....

Where Do Babies Come From – How to Tell Your Kids the Answer

It's a question no pregnant mother wants to hear from her inquisitive, innocent child. You hope and pray that they don't notice your waistline is growing exponentially and that everyone is scrambling around making plans for the “big day”. But inevitably, a curious child is going to wonder how...

When I Grow Up – What Does Your Child Want to Be

When I grow up, I am going to be a princess. No, wait…I want to be a rock star that rides horses and marries a prince so I can live in a castle. Or maybe I will be a veterinarian, the President of the United States, a doctor or...

What Were You Thinking – Dumb Things Kids Do

Kids are not normal people. They spend their life doing some pretty ridiculous things. The worst part is that most of the time they do these things, not because they want to get attention from others – but because they are blissfully unaware that there is a consequence for their...

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