how-to-get-kids-to-do-chores
29 Oct 2014

5 Brilliant Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Chores

hether you’re ready for it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us. There will be family members visiting and dinner parties to plan. To make it through, you’ll need to get a system in place to keep the house clean, organized, and “showroom” ready. But there’s a dilemma…

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dangerous-activities-snorting-condoms
25 Jul 2013

Polar Baring? Alcohol Smoking?? Condom Snorting??? 10 Troubling Teen Trends All Parents Should Know About

  ack-to-school season is approaching fast; and with that comes eager teens leaving the nest and heading off to college. Before you say your teary goodbyes though, you should make it a point to sit down and have a serious chat with your kid. Apparently the teens and young adults

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invisalign-braces
24 May 2013

The Evolution of Braces: Bye, Bye ‘Brace Face’ and ‘Tensile Teeth’

[box type=”info” style=”rounded”]This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Invisalign. Of course, all thoughts and opinions are of yours truly 🙂[/box] I remember being in the sixth grade and my best friend coming to class one day with a mouth full of metal. “Cool!” I exclaimed

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parent-teacher-relationship
09 Apr 2013

How to Talk to Teachers So That You Can Get What You Want For Your Child

Every child has had one: the teacher who just won’t play nice. Sometimes it’s an older teacher who’s just done like last Thanksgiving’s turkey. Sometimes they love the girls and you have an ADHD boy. It could just be a bad personality mix. Whatever the situation, you and your child

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playground-kids-bullying
02 Apr 2013

Tricks to Prevent Bullying: Teaching Your Kids the Art of the Comeback

Back in the day, kids hammered out their differences with their fists or with the snarky, behind-the-scenes rumor mill. As we all know, bullying has earned its fair share of horrible press, and rightfully so. Victims suffer the emotional consequences, sometimes their entire lives. Some pay with their lives. Although

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monster-high-parenting-tips
22 Feb 2013

Monster High – Life Lesson in a Fashion Doll

Monster High – if you are the parent of a young girl or tween, you probably already are very familiar with these popular dolls. Yet, if you are like me, you are probably wondering why on earth your sweet little girl would want to play with werewolves and vampires. Before

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african-american-girl-friends
18 Jan 2013

Three Essentials Every Girl Should Learn Before Womanhood

 

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18 Dec 2012

10 Unique Gift Ideas for Your Super Cool Teen

  Teens aren’t always the easiest to shop for. They’re a funny lot – full of ever changing styles, moods, and interests. If you’re at a loss as to what to get them this year, check out this list of fun and unique gift ideas. From your creative souls to

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teens
15 Jun 2012

Summer Vacation Blues: How to Convince Your Teen or College Kid to Make the Most of the Break

  School’s out now. All students—young and old—have temporarily escaped the bondage of organized education. National pharmacies have reported their annual and expected spike in tranquilizer prescription refills for parents of adolescent and young adult students home for the summer. Long gone is the sweet breath of innocent babes, pursed

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end of year
16 May 2012

Dunn, Dunn, Dunn… Revolution Looms: Keeping Kids Engaged at the End of the School Year

A very real potential for the moment of revolution exists, palpable in classrooms where the sunshine and fresh air of freedom beckon on the other side of class windows. Without adequate planning by teachers and specific interventions to engage students on a daily — nay, hourly — basis, Lord of

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