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

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How to Curb Violence in Kids and Teens

An aggressive child is always a cause for concern. From young ages, even before school-age, some children display tendencies to become unacceptably angry, destroy objects, hurt feelings, and make threats. Fortunately, aggression is often a phase,…
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Children Know When a Marriage is in Trouble

So, things have started to unravel between you and your spouse. It either happened overnight, or gradually, over the years. Perhaps there was infidelity involved, or maybe you just grew apart. Either way, things aren’t as they should be, and…
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4 Ways to Help Young Children Cope With the Loss of a Family Member

When a family member dies, either unexpectedly or after a long illness, the emotions that reverberate through the family are intense and varied. People cope with loss in many different ways, and experts say that there is no right or wrong way…
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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 are…
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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 as girls sometimes…
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7 Tips to Help You Appreciate the Routines of Raising a Family

It’s 10am on Monday morning; do you know where you’’ll be? Chances are if you are a raising a family, you do. That’’s because most families, especially those with young children seem to get into routine that helps them to both manage…
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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…
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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 usually don’t know. It’s…
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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 would steal them…
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Symptoms of Teething with Infants

Symptoms of teething infants vary from baby to baby. Some babies make it through teething without so much as a hiccup while others find it intolerable and scream for what seems like the middle months of their first year. The first sign of…
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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 also many more expectations…
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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.…
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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 for the first time ever in school; terrified…
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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 and inside out and get the same…
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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”.…