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Baby Name Bracelet: The Perfect Gift For A Newborn Baby
Jun21

Baby Name Bracelet: The Perfect Gift For A Newborn Baby

It happens all the time: someone close to you, a friend, a family member, a close colleague, has a baby and you have no idea what to give them. You feel guilty; you fish around for the usual cliched presents: the booties, the mobiles, the picture books. You yawn and wish there was something you could give that would show how truly happy you are for the parents of that bundle of joy, and this is where a baby name bracelet can help you...

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“They Should Have Beat Me More” – The Cycle Of Physical Abuse
Apr21

“They Should Have Beat Me More” – The Cycle Of Physical Abuse

In December, 2005, I conducted a two-day workshop with men who had recently been released from prison for domestic violence. With the men were their wives, as well as the father of a batterer who was still in prison. The father, Douglas, sat in front of me, sharing his childhood experiences. “My momma was a very loving woman – a big-hearted, hard working loving woman,” he told me. From my many years of counseling, I knew that my...

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Baby Expense: What To Do When Baby
Apr12

Baby Expense: What To Do When Baby

As you probably know, baby expense should be high on your list of things to plan for, before the baby comes. There is no cheap way to have and raise a baby: it takes sweat, work, lots of cash, patience, and more to have a happy, healthy baby. Some studies suggest that you will spend anywhere between $150,000 and $200,000 for your kids by the time they are 18 years old, not including private schools, special lessons, or college. But if...

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Conversations With Children Imperative
Mar18

Conversations With Children Imperative

There is a vitally important conversation that probably has never occurred to you. One of the most startling facts I have learned during the past 12 years of speaking, traveling, and reading thousands of survivor letters is how many older siblings are sexually violating younger siblings. Research tells us that one out of three to four girls and one out of six boys will be sexually violated before the age of 18. The highest percentage...

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Parenting Tip: The 7 Step Guide to Child Development Using Teaching Material with Child Stories
Feb17

Parenting Tip: The 7 Step Guide to Child Development Using Teaching Material with Child Stories

Child stories are an excellent way to promote child development. You can use teaching material along with children’s stories to teach moral lessons, factual knowledge or emotional intelligence. The beauty of using child stories in this way is that children learn without feeling like they’re “learning”; they learn by osmosis. Using stories to teach also gets children to really think about things. They can...

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