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Help Make Caring For Aging Parents Affordable

In the last year I have personally spent more than $2000 in travel expenses to help my aging aunt when her dad, my paternal grandfather was admitted into the hospital to die, and then out-of-state, to give my aging mother relief when her father, my maternal grandfather was on his deathbed. Both my mother and my aunt had spent the ...

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Snow-plow Parenting Isn’t The Problem, Society Is.

Kids aren’t growing up according to a new survey It states that snow-plow parents are the worst of all parents. They still helping their adult children complete certain tasks that they should know how to do at the time of adulthood — which is right after high school graduation. What tasks are snow-plow parents doing? Here are some examples: Scheduling ...

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Lawn Mower Parent: Good Or Bad? It Depends.

A teacher recently wrote an angry anonymous letter on WeAreTeachers.com that stemmed from frustration that a parent brought a water bottle to school for their child vs. letting them drink from a water fountain. She called this form of parenting the ‘lawnmower parent.’ What is a lawn mower parent? According to social media, it is a parent who prevents their ...

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Kids and Cash: Teaching Children the Value of Money

“What do you think? Money grows on trees?” I can hear the words of my own mother echoing in my head as I hear my 13-year-old daughter wanting the latest iPhone, or whatever else that isn’t “so last year!” That’s because, despite the fact that the things she wants and “needs” today are ridiculously more expensive than they were when ...

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The Part Of The Vaccination Debate Nobody Is Talking About

As I write this, the ongoing war between the medical community and the anti-vaccination community is raging to new heights which – quite frankly – I didn’t even know was possible. According to multiple sources including the CDC, in the last year, the rate of measles outbreaks has doubled and taken the lives of 110,000 children, worldwide. A 6-year-old in ...

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The Lowdown on All That Lying

Yesterday a package of gum was missing from mom’s purse. A call to the child sitting on the couch “did you see mommy’s gum” brought the muffled answer, “No, I don’t know about it, I didn’t see it. Maybe Esmerelda (imaginary friend) took it.” Two minutes later mom discovered the child sticking to the couch by gum laden hair. Why ...

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Why Romance Is Important

Not since the Rolling Stones sang “time is on my side” in the free love age of the 60’s has time really been on anyone’s side. In the cacophony of commitments to work, family, scheduling the kids’ stuff –school work, summer camps, birthday parties, field trips – and more, who has time for “date night?” But here’s the thing. Time ...

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Why Your Child May Be At Risk Of Addiction

Being a parent means spending a great deal of your time worrying about your children and second-guessing the choices you’ve made in guiding them. It just comes with the territory. You never stop worrying about your kid’s mental and physical well-being – whether they’re 3, 13, or 30 and every mistake they make along their journey becomes OUR mistake because ...

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Kids Still Talk To Strangers Despite Our Warnings

We work hard to protect our children from harm by talking with them about the dangers of speaking to strangers. We tell them why talking to strangers is dangerous and we try our best to help them understand the importance of withholding their trust from adults that approach them when we’re not around. We give our children scenarios such as ...

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