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Should You Let Your Daughters Color Their Hair

There may come a day when your daughter asks to change the color of her hair. Be forewarned that this might inspire feelings of shock and sadness in the very core of your being. After all, you created this...

Braces – Why They’re Important and When Is Your Kids’ “cool Factor” Not worth...

Braces have caused discomfort and unpopularity across multiple generations, but the results have always vouched for the integrity of this approach. While your kids will hate the idea of having braces in their mouth, you might be wondering if...

7 Calming Techniques for Children

When most people think of anxiety, they picture how it effects adults and possibly themselves. For a long time, anxiety was thought to only be an issue adults faced. Did you know children experience anxiety too? Even if your child...

When are Kids Too Old to Sleep with Mom and Dad?

Oh Boy! Co-sleeping, often referred to as bed sharing, is one of those hot button issues that receives as much hostility from those defending their position as breastfeeding does. And for most parents, even those who swore up and...

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...

Pick Up Your Fork – Supper Time Battles with Your Children

What is one word that can make the best parent in the world feel a burst of nervous energy? Mealtime! Ask any parent who dreamed of having family dinners filled with endless and meaningful conversations with their children about mealtime and you are assured to ruffle a few nerves....

Setting Up a Baby’s Room – Beds, Dressers and Decorating

One of the most exciting things about having a baby is deciding how you will decorate the nursery. You spend hours researching what a fully-stocked nursery should contain, register for the items, and wait until your surprise baby shower to get all the goodies you wanted. Setting up shop...

Is Today’’s Array of Parenting Advice Hurting Our Children

Everywhere you turn, it is impossible to get away from the latest and greatest in parenting advice. Turn on the television and there are ‘professional'’ TV shrinks analyzing how parents discipline and telling them what they should or shouldn'’t do. In cases of bullying, or teenage behavior problems there...

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