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Safe Sunscreen for Kids
Tips on choosing safe and effective sunscreen for kids, and a link to a great database and resource for more information.
Respecting Children's Bodies
A basic understanding of the effect of breastfeeding on fertility.
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?
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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