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Author Archives: Cynthia Lechan-Goodman

Do You Think There Is Only One Kind of Intelligence? Think Again!

My daughter attends what I consider to be a very open-minded and progressive school. Still, they do something that as a parent has always disturbed me a bit. They separate kids into an “intellectually gifted” class. Unfortunately, my daughter is not one who made that cut, although some of her friends from earlier grades had. To boost her damaged self-esteem ...

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Growing Up Green — Making Environmental Awareness Fun

Children are closer to nature than we adults. I know this every time I see the mud and grass stains on my kid’s clothes! But just because running barefoot through a field of daisies is all in a day’s work for your little ones, doesn’t mean raising “green” kids comes naturally. The first thing you have to do is lead ...

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The Benefits of Gardening With Your Kids

Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow All it takes is a rake and a hoe, and a piece of fertile ground… These are the opening lines to the wonderful “Garden Song” by the late John Denver. The song is a beautiful tribute to the magic of gardening. It is also a not so subtle metaphor ...

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Hidden Danger – PVC In Toys

It is a parent’s worst nightmare. The sirens whir as your formerly happy and healthy child is rushed to the emergency room – the sudden victim of some unknown illness. As the seconds tick by nervously, the paramedics tell you that it looks like an asthma attack or respiratory distress caused by an allergic reaction to some kind of chemical. ...

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Top 10 Ways to Achieve and Maintain Balance

Anyone reading a website dedicated to health and fitness, has undoubtedly heard a lot about “balance.” Having good physical “balance” will improve your performance at any sport. You need to eat a “balanced” diet, “balance” your work life with your home life, “balance” your workouts, “balance” your body with your mind, and even “balance” your budget! But what is balance ...

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The Perfect Gift? Getting Your Kids Off The Couch!

Stop! Before you buy your kid the latest video game console or software – how about giving them the gift of better health and rewarding family time instead?  Obesity among kids is a growing problem in this country, and its no wonder. According to a recent report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Children spend almost 45 hours per week in ...

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Midlife And Infidelity – Why Some Men Cheat

From Bill Clinton to David Letterman, to Bill Cosby – there seems to be no lack of men at midlife being caught with their pants down. The rampant headlines of this affair or that, begs the age-old question: Why do men cheat? And does midlife really have anything to do with it? There has long been speculation that men are ...

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Top Five Ways to Add a Little Spice to Your Valentine’s Day

The lights are down, the tree has been put away, so that means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. What is the most important gift you can give your significant other this Valentine’s? Most relationship experts agree it is the same one that works best all year long, but is especially important during the Holiday of Romance. Give him ...

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How to Say “Yes” to Saying No

There’s a great kids song that has just 3 words—yes, no, and maybe. A whole stanza of only “yesses” begins the song. “Yesses” are blessings, winnings. Yes is music to the ears. The sound of angels and the so-called Lost Chord are all bound up in that simple, beautiful one syllable – “YES.” When kids begin their lives, like the ...

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How Stop Your Kids From F***ing Swearing!

If someone yells “Fire!” who doesn’t pick up and run for their life. Despite what our moms told us about “sticks and stones” we know words have power. They can grab at your stomach, make your skin crawl, or make you jump into action. Words can be “good” and words can be “bad,” and it seems that our young ones, ...

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