The Not So Cool Things About Kids Communicating Via Technology

When I was a teenager, one of my favorite things to do was talk on the phone. I can’t tell you how many times I begged my parents for my own line. My own cell phone, well that wasn’t even “in my dreams”. Sure, sometime during those years, my mom obtained a bag phone, but how was a teenager suppose to drag one of those around? I actually didn’t get my own cell phone until I was in college, but…

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Mom, It’s OK to Pamper Yourself

It is natural for moms to think of others before herself. The sad part about this is … if we do not take the time to take care of us, in the long run, it’ll be harder for us to adequately take care of the people we love. Moms … stop feeling guilty. It’s perfectly fine to pamper ourselves. Mom, do you ever pamper your inner soul? Below are some ideas of things you may want to try: Share the…

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The Three Odd Truths of Motherhood

There are few roles in life that have as much mythic lore written about them, spoken about them, and imbued in them as motherhood. Strangely enough, however, there are some truths that no one ever mentions, a few key points that get left out of the established narrative on motherhood. Everyone Is Pretty Much Doing It Right Can you imagine this as a headline in a parenting magazine? All we ever hear or read about are tips on how to…

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5 Tips to Beat Procrastination

Almost all of us procrastinate in one way or another. Whether it is at work, at school, or even at home, we will find ways to delay work for another time. And even when we try to change our habits, we still end up putting off the important things for “later”, “tomorrow”, or “another day”. It’s pretty difficult to get rid of procrastination completely. We are human and we shouldn’t feel bad if we occasionally slack off. But there are…

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Warnings About Child Sex Offenders – Protecting Or Scaring Kids?

Sexual molestation of children is absolutely THE most vile thing in the world to me. When I hear stories of child sex offenders being “dealt with” by other inmates in prison, honestly, it pleases me. They are monsters and they deserve it. What doesn’t please me is that for every abhorrent child molester in prison, hundreds more are lurking around us, and among us, looking for opportunities to do unspeakable acts to our children that will result in them being…

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Good Parenting – Stay At Home Moms vs Working Moms

That woman you saw sobbing in her car stopped at the traffic lights this morning… her heart just broke when she reluctantly relinquished care of her crying baby and distressed toddler to a child minder in order to go to work and earn barely enough money to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. She cried the whole way to work. She can’t help but feel that as a working mom she’s missing out on a…

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7 Steps On How To Start Your Own Home Based Business

Starting your own home based business is a wonderful idea and is quite simple. There are many opportunities present in the environment you stay in; it is just a matter of looking and choosing the right one. The main benefits of working from home are that you are self employed and the boss of yourself. Here are a few steps that will help you to successfully start your own home based business: 1. Weigh your Aptitude The first step is…

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Permissive Parenting

Anybody who has worked in a residential school or program for troubled or struggling teens is in a good place to observe the end product of various types of parenting.  That is, he/she is in a good place to reflect on what happened that might have caused the child to need residential placement.  In my 25 years of working in this field, I’ve come to some tentative conclusions regarding how parenting style might have contributed to the damage that helped create a need for residential…

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