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Tech Tools To Help Parents Monitor Child Activity Online

Trust is essential to every relationship, and trusting your child to do the right thing when given access to a device that’s internet accessible means teaching them how to be trustworthy. The bottom line is trust is earned, not blindly given. Social media influences children to do crazy things. One child poured hot water on a classmate during a slumber ...

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Fluoride Is CRUCIAL for Healthy Tooth Development in Children

Do you know what kids just love? Dentists. Do you know what parents just love? Dental bills. Do you know what kids that grow up to be parents love? Dealing with the repercussions of not using basic, mouth-hygiene practice when they were younger. Do you know what the number one way you as a parent can prevent your kids from ...

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Seeing Yourself Through Your Child’s Eyes

If you have a teenager or work with them in some capacity, then you know what it’s like to receive looks that tell you everything without saying one word. The look that says “you’re not cool, so stop pretending” all while smiling at you as if they are all in on some hidden joke that you somehow missed. If you ...

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Struggles Of Military Parents

How do you parent a child who misses their other parent during a time of deployment? This is a common question military wives (and husbands) ask when they are suddenly single parenting in a military marriage. Deployment and parenting complicate marital matters when one spouse must be away to serve their country for up to 12 months at a time. ...

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Sexting: Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Don’t sext. Ever. That’s the advice I tell all of my children and any person who ever asks me what I think about the subject. Humans were wired for intimacy so when it comes to sharing secret facts about ourselves, and texting with a person you care about, it can seem ‘okay’ to make an exception when asked to do ...

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Is Eating Raw Right For Your Family?

Traditional medicine tends to see aging as inevitable, bringing with it a collection of symptoms to be treated. And while medication and therapeutic treatments have proven to be effective in dealing with certain age-related conditions, philosophies that take into account issues such as diet, sleep patterns, exercise and mental states, are beginning to be embraced by the healthcare community. It ...

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Now We Are A Family

For a piece that is a little different this time around, everyone loves this story of our adopted daughter – and it is 100% true. I have been a writer and a journalist in some way shape or form for over 10 years. I have written a few books, and hundreds of stories for websites and print publications. Of them ...

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Parents, Give Your Children SPACE

Parenting is stressful, not just for the adults but apparently, children are becoming more anxious and see parents concern as contagious. Take John, for example. His dedicated mother calls him twice a day and texts him during his lunch. Even though he’s married and well into middle-age, his mother worries that he’ll oversleep, under eat and forget to turn off ...

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Do We Overlook Men’s Mental Health?

My son told me he wished he were dead recently. As a child, he’s always struggled with depression, but this time I worried that he might follow through. I listened on the phone to how terrible everything in life was and how he felt there was nothing left to look forward to. After 30-minutes, thankfully, he went to see a ...

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Getting the Facts About Private Student Loans

As April winds down, and May approaches, many of our thoughts turn toward summer vacations. But, if you have a teen in High School you are probably thinking about college, and how to pay for it! Private loans are the fastest-growing sector of the multibillion-dollar student loan industry. About 15% of the student debt held by the graduating class of ...

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