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October is National Bullying Prevention month and we know that bullying is a huge issue for our youth.  Dee Wallace (who you will recognize as the mother from the movie ET) has created a product, BuppaLaPaloo, that aims to prevent bullying and build self-esteem!  There is really nothing more important than self-esteem.  Raising a boy […]

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  Here’s a common scenario at my house and I could use some advice on how to handle it. It’s 7pm (30 minutes before bedtime) and my daughter is eating a single serving cup of ice cream.  It’s tiny, really. Having this little cup of ice cream has become such a habit for her that […]

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My daughter had a holiday party at school before Christmas break and I couldn’t believe what I saw in her classroom.  Sick kids. Several of them.  Coughing, red-faced, snotty nosed 5 and 6 year olds.  I was beside myself.   Why had these kids parents sent their kids to school sick.  One girl was coughing […]

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It is our responsibility as parents to teach our children how to be thankful. Teaching children to be thankful for what they have will help them become compassionate adults who want to help others. Here are some ways to teach children of different ages to be thankful. Parents should start teaching their children to be […]

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Here’s a scenario that used to happen every weekday until recently when I changed a few things: My 12-year-old son gets off the bus, drags himself, his backpack and his trumpet inside, then he practically runs to the kitchen, opens the cabinet door and refrigerator doors almost simultaneously and pulls out the filtered water (I’m lucky he loves […]

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