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More Like a Slightly Unhappy Gnat
Perhaps your children are immune from an affliction that has needlessly ravaged my household. Oh, it began innocently enough, a toy here, a puzzle there and perhaps the odd game or two. In the end,...

The Compulsion of Tourettes
We've all heard, read, or been in the same room with a child who displays one or more symptom of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as those c...

Why Can’t I Have It, Mommy?
One of the key phrases that a child uses against a parent is, “All of my friends are allowed to have that.” A parent has no recourse but to respond in kind with, “Well, you aren’t your friends, an...

Is Your Teen A Compulsive Spender?
Compulsive spending isn’t limited to adults. Teens can have problems managing money as well. Sometimes overspending stems from overindulgent parents who want to make sure their child has everything...

Children and Sleepovers
Once your children enter the magical world of preschool, you, the parents, enter the wonderful, or rather not so wonderful, world of sleepovers. Fortunately, for many of us, our entrance into this...

Getting Over On Mom and Dad
Children today are extremely talented at many things. Unlike the children of decades ago, today’s children are encouraged to be clever, even if it means cleverly dishonest. Can we even blame them...

Prepare Your Child for Preschool
It is common for parents to worry about how their child will react to preschool. For some children, separation anxiety can be a problem. Children that have been in daycare at an early age or those ...

Myers Briggs and Your Family
During my high school years, I was defined as a “Type A” personality because I was driven, goal motivated, competitive and often busy. It wasn’t until college that I learned that different psycholo...

Backpacks: Safety and Purchase
Backpacks have become an essential part of almost every child’s life from the tiniest preschooler to the largest high school student. From the moment they begin school, children need and want a ba...

Homeschoolers And Public School Sports: Parents Sit On Th ...
One hot topic concerning homeschooled students these days is whether they should be allowed to play on public school sports teams. Parents are split on this topic because they want the opportunity...

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