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No Playing Indian at Thanksgiving
In response to the ongoing debate in my daughter's school district about whether it is appropriate to make Native American costumes and re-enact what is generally known as the First Thanksgiving, I decided to do some research on what is at the root of those who object to these traditions.

Papa's Grow Sticks Review
Papa's Grow Sticks are a truly beautiful family heirloom in-the-making to record those little marks of children's physical growth that are so often painted over or left behind on a doorframe of a childhood home.

Parent Involvement in Children's Science Projects
When children do science projects, it's easy for parents to become over-involved. So how does a parent walk that fine line between appropriate support and inappropriate involvement?

Permissive Parents and Bratty Kids
Each time one of these articles come out berating "permissive parents" and their "brats" for having the nerve to show their faces in public, I'm annoyed. Here's my response from a sometimes permissive parent of sometimes bratty kids.

Potty Training Using Rewards
Rewards are commonly used by parents when potty training toddlers. Thoughts on using rewards, my successful experience and things to know if considering potty training with rewards.

Power Struggles and Parental Anger
When your kids make you crazy, do you ever "plan" a way out? Games and humor to exit a power struggle with a young child can be one of the most effective ways to end conflict, reconnect, and ultimately create cooperation. Here's a couple ideas to diffuse parental anger during a power struggles.

Preparing a Flower Girl - Before the Wedding
When a young girl is asked to be a flower girl at a wedding, it's not only an important responsibility for her, but for her parents as well. Here's my experience with the myriad of pre-wedding aspects of preparing a flower girl.

Preparing a Flower Girl - Wedding and Reception
When a young girl is asked to be a flower girl at a wedding, it's not only an important responsibility for her, but for her parents as well. Here's some tips on preparing your flower girl for the wedding day.

Preparing for Standardized Tests
Standardized tests are an unavoidable part of public schooling these days. What can a parent do to prepare a child to have a good experience and do their best when testing time comes around?

Preventing Head Lice
Treating head lice isn't easy, so an ounce of prevention can be worth about 20 pounds of cure. So how can we do our best to avoid head lice for our children and family?

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