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Author Archives: Cynthia Lechan-Goodman

Wife Builds a Bar in Backyard to Keep Hubby Home More

My husband and I have a secret obsession with Karaoke singing. We go at least 3 times a week and have made a great group of friends doing this fun and whacky activity. I am kind of all over the place in my song selections, anywhere from Joe Cocker to Jimi Hendrix, but my husband is a dyed-in-the-wool cowboy. One ...

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Babies Need to Sleep in Their Own Cribs!

Child-rearing experts and pediatricians have been saying for years that it is not a good idea to have babies and toddlers ever sleep in a bed with their parents for both physical safety, and emotional reasons. However, a recent survey reveals that there are many parents who are still failing to get this message. A new study has found that ...

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How to Tell a Friend That Their Kid Is Bullying Yours

If you are like me, you probably like to avoid confrontation as much as possible. This is especially true among the parents of your kid’s friends, and in particular, if you, yourself, happen to be friends with the other mom or dad. But, sometimes words cannot be avoided, as in the case when you know that your friend’s kid, may ...

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Have You Heard of Reality Discipline?

Are you struggling with effective ways to discipline your children and modify their behavior? Maybe it’s time for a “reality check.” “Reality Discipline” is a term and methodology coined by child psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman. It is a clever method of getting your little ones to obey, that he says is less exhausting and more successful than ranting, raving, blaming, ...

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Praise Works Best For Encouraging Academic Performance

According to a new study, students have better focus in class if teachers praise them for being good rather than scolding them for being bad. Researchers spent three years observing more than 2,500 students in 19 elementary schools across Missouri, Tennessee, and Utah. The children came from 151 classes from kindergarten through grade 6. The students exhibited a 20%-30% greater ...

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How to Speak to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

With all the headlines about the spread of the deadly coronavirus, it’s natural for parents to be concerned. But, kids not with a real grasp of how real the risk to them is, could be genuinely frightened by the reporting. Here are some tips from the experts on how to speak to your kids about the real, and imagined, dangers ...

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Is Your Kid Addicted to Adderall?

Parents, have you heard of Adderall? If you are not familiar with it you should be! Adderall is a prescription drug used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. However, many teens have been using the drug illicitly as a “study aid,” because they think it improves focus, memory, and concentration. But, this can be a ...

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How to Have a Date Night With Your Kids

Most married couples know that in our busy lives if we want to spend some quality time with our spouses, we have to actually schedule a date night! These days, if you are a mom of a teen like I am, then you know his or her schedule could be just as – or even more – hectic than yours, ...

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What Your Kids Need to Know About Online Predators

Like it or not, I am sure your kid spends a lot of time online. The internet can be a scary place, fraught with some very real dangers, and the real bad guys – sexual predators – know exactly how to deceive and manipulate you children. You will never be able to keep your kids entirely off of the internet, ...

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Top 10 Tips to Help Your Kid With Homework

Many parents and even some educators agree, that kids are getting way too much homework. While debate still rages on just how much is too much, it does not seem that the volumes of homework kids have to contend with every day, will be shrinking anytime soon. With so much homework to deal with, and it being such a burden ...

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