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Author Archives: Cynthia Lechan-Goodman

Help! My Kid Wants to Be a YouTuber!

I overheard this conversation between my husband and our 16-year-old girl. It went something like this. Him: “How do you expect to accomplish anything in life, if all you do is sit around and watch YouTube videos all day?” Her: (with the usual roll of the eyes) “Dad, puh-lease! Do you know how many millions of dollars these YouTubers make…?” ...

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Children of Older Parents Have Fewer Behavioral Outbursts

My husband and I are one of those couples that became parents much later in life than most. Having gotten over the distress of being called “grandma” and “grandpa” early on when we would take our then-toddler to school, we always thought that overall, our now 16-year-old, benefited from the “worldliness” of her older parents. A new study seems to ...

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What Were the Most Popular Baby Names of 2019?

Did you receive a bundle of joy in 2019? Did you name him or her one of these popular baby names? Or, maybe you are expecting this year, and you either want to break with the crowd and come up with something new, or you want to stick with the trendy. In either case, here is a list of the ...

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What Every Mom Needs to Know About TikTok

Have you heard of TikTok? If you have teens you probably have, because it is the latest phone app sensation, and like other “social media” apps before it, such as Instagram and Snapchat, it is becoming a bit of an obsession. So what does every mother need to know about TikTok? I’m glad you asked, because when I heard my ...

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How to Teach Your Kids to Be Grateful

Every mother knows that kids will often get the “gimmies,” but it always seems worst around this time of year. You can hardly blame them, with being bombarded with advertisements everywhere showing the latest must-have toys and gadgets, or trendiest fashions. So, what can you do, among all of this commercialism, to not deny your kids presents, but also teach ...

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How to Dress Your Baby for Winter

There’s an old song lyric that goes: Button up your overcoat When the wind is free Take good care of yourself You belong to me… That’s some great advice, but it may not be enough for new parents to know just how to dress their babes and toddlers for the winter months ahead. Babies and toddler’s young bodies are not ...

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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions Your Teens Should Make

It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. For most of us adults, we look at the year ahead as one filled with hope and possibility, which is probably why so many of us feel the desire to make the kinds of resolutions that focus on improving ourselves as the year begins. But what ...

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Cutting

When we were kids, and our parents had to worry about their tweens and teens “cutting,” we were talking about skipping classes! While playing hooky is still a problem, what “cutting” refers to today, can be a far more serious problem. Cutting is where a troubled child will take to cut their flesh – usually of the arms and legs ...

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When Is Your Child Really Too Sick to Go to School?

“Mom, my belly hurts…” Every mom has heard this whiny lament, and usually just before bedtime on a Sunday night, or upon waking up the morning of that big math test that your kid didn’t study for! Even if your kid isn’t faking it, a mild cold or sore throat that is “killing” them, doesn’t necessarily mean they cannot get ...

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