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Recent Child Development Posts

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Stop That Whining

Have you ever been sitting there, minding your own business, trying to relax for a well-deserved millisecond when you heard this high-pitched voice, draw out your name - "Mooooooom!" Nothing can get … More

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Added Benefits of Kids Swimming Lessons

Does your child really need swimming lessons? Every situation and family is different, so of course your child's individual needs are the first thing you'll want to consider. Given the individual … More

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ADHD Child: Making Friends and Building Social Skills

Children in general may have a hard time socializing due to being shy or unsure of how to interact with others. Kids with ADHD often have an even more difficult time trying to build friendships … More

Recent Answers from the Experts

Raising Confident Kids

I was teaching in one of my parenting classes the drawbacks of praising kids. We spoke about the difference between evaluative praise and descriptive praise. Evaluative praise is the type of … More

Recent Family Living Posts

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Solutions for Child’s Procrastination

Procrastination is really just a behavioral symptom of another problem or difficulty. It's often a sign of fear of failure, fear of success, stubbornness, lack of motivation, lack of interest, or … More

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Simple Steps For The Perfect Kids Pool Party

Last summer I hosted a pool party for my kids – it was my first one, and I was surprised at how easy it was. I just had to make sure to check off a few items – mostly the ones you’d think of for … More

Good Leaders Were Good Followers First

Want Good Leaders Develop Good Followers

As a parent, you probably want your children to be leaders because leadership is associated with being successful and prosperous. After all, we can't all be leaders...or can we? You may want to … More

In The Spotlight

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What Was The Photographer Thinking?

Recently, Melody and I read a news article about a little boy in a wheelchair who was having his yearly class picture made. Not a biggie, right? Wrong! Apparently, the little boy who was placed … More