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War Stories Of Common First Time Parent Mistakes

When you have your very first baby it’s exciting, exhilarating, wonderful, amazing – and terrifying! So very, very terrifying!! You’re suddenly responsible for this tiny little person and have no idea what the hell you’re doing. You think about...

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,...

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...

When Do Children Lose Their First Teeth?

As a parent, you might be wondering when the Tooth Fairy will pay her first visit to your child. You may also be wondering how to handle the pain and the bleeding that can accompany the loss of teeth. The First Adult Teeth Before actually losing any teeth, your child will...

Being Manipulated By the Kids – Children are Smarter than you Think

“Hey mom, have I told you lately how much I love you?  You’re the best!”  This from the mouth of your normally sassy 13 year old on a Friday night when you are weary and tired after a really, really long week – and who wants to spend the...

College Versus a University Education

The idea and plans for colleges and universities came to America from England. Our first ancestors drew many of our customs for today from our mother country. When higher education first started in America, they were colleges. A college was generally concerned with one type of degree. The first...

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