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Raising Children With Choices
Jan18

Raising Children With Choices

It’s undeniably difficult raising children in a changing world. You want the best for your children and you want them to fulfill their potential with each new activity that they undertake but, in a society where certain endeavors are still too often considered to be the domain of males only or of females only, it may take a bit of effort to create a maximum of opportunities for your children, whether they be girls or boys. Every...

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Teens And Blogs – Internet Safety Wake-Up Call
Sep05

Teens And Blogs – Internet Safety Wake-Up Call

In November of 2005, I read that a Roman Catholic high school in Sparta had ordered its students to remove personal blogs from the Internet, in the name of protecting them from cyberpredators. Which brings me to an important question, just how can you keep your child safe online? The Internet is a “gateway” which leads the adult predator to your child. Parents need to recognize the need to better monitor their children’s...

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Top-Ten Boy Books – How To Get Our Boys Reading Again
Jul08

Top-Ten Boy Books – How To Get Our Boys Reading Again

Boys don’t read – hundreds of reports and newspaper articles have made that clear. The mantra of the literary community is to just get boys to read anything, even the back of a cereal box. This message ignores the fact that literacy is not the real problem. Boys can read – they just choose not to. The dumbing-down of literature will not solve the problem of boys not reading. We need to inculcate a love or reading....

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Tips To Help A Child Live More Charity-Oriented
Mar25

Tips To Help A Child Live More Charity-Oriented

How much does your child think charity is important? This may sound like the beginning of a lecture on charity, but questions like this can start at home with your child at a very young age. Children can’t immediately comprehend the benefits of charity unless this concept is broken down into steps that are age appropriate. Even a toddler can grasp the importance of sharing and caring, although as adults we call this compassion....

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Developing Your Baby’s Brain
Dec23

Developing Your Baby’s Brain

Have you ever wondered why toys for babies tend to have so many bells, whistles and lights? Or why they have so many different textures, and materials and colors? It’s almost as if we want to provide young babies with a whole world of stimulation and we can’t quite get it to them fast enough. Play gyms or activity gyms as they are sometimes called tend to be a firm favorite with babies from newborn up to about 12 months....

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