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Age-Appropriate Visitation

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Age-Appropriate Visitation

It's a famous biblical story: Two women were fighting over a baby each claimed as her own. Wise King Solomon had the women brought before him. Appearing to rule fairly, he ordered that the baby be cut in half, with one half given to each woman. While the pretender agreed with this decree, the real mother was horrified and screamed, “No! Give the baby to her!” King Solomon then knew that she was the real mother.

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How to Play Double Solitaire

Double Solitaire

Double Solitaire also called Klondike Solitaire is the exception to the solo-game rule that we've come to learn. I had to include it, though, because it is how I learned to play Solitaire (not to mention the antics of my Solitaire-crazed parents).

The object is to build eight foundation piles starting with Ace and building up in ascending order to King. The game is played with two decks—by two people. You each get a deck and you each layout your own tableau.

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How Brick Crumbles

How Brick Crumbles

Around the House

Brick-veneer siding is applied to a wood frame over building paper. It can cover an entire wall, or serve as an accent to other exterior surfaces. You can tell the difference between a brick veneer and structural brick by the brick pattern. Structural brick normally requires two layers of bricks tied together every few rows. The ties are bricks placed on edge so you can see a row of the short ends of the brick.

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Winning Over Your Partner's Child

Winning Over Your Partner's Child

Who should you be when you are around your date's children? Besides the obvious answer (“You should be yourself”), there are some other things to consider, and to strive for:

Stepping Stones

As you think about your role as a stepparent, remember to turn the tables, and consider your own kids' needs and your partner's relationship with them.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Extra-Curricular Activities for Girls that Promote Leadership

extra curricular activities for girls to help them become the next president

Our girls are strong, bright, and capable of changing the world. Your daughter could become one of our next presidents, and helping your girl stand in her own power and embrace all that she has to offer is one of the key ways we can contribute to making this happen. We know the value of girls’ leadership, and fortunately, there are organizations that have exciting extracurricular activities and programs to help girls develop leadership skills.

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Deciding on Divorce

Deciding on divorce

Deciding on Divorce

Sometimes relationships cannot be salvaged. There are problems that cannot be resolved with therapy and an effort at better communication. Some people are incompatible at their core. Some relationships are violent and contaminated by drugs or alcohol, and some relationships have such a serious lack of trust that they cannot be restored. In these situations there is no choice but to divorce.

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Sanitizing Your Home to Keep Rodents Away

Food & outdoors

Sanitizing Your Home to Keep Rodents Away

Sanitation means keeping food away from rodents and making your home and its sur-roundings less rodent-friendly.

Food Sanitation

A Fine Mess

All three control measures -- sanitation, rodent-proofing, and reducing populations -- are essential for a successful rodent-control program. Don't skip one of these steps!

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Watch Out Helicopter Parents, Lawnmower Parenting Is Here

Watch Out Helicopter Parents, Lawnmower Parenting Is Here

Seems like every time we turn around there is a new label for something! It can be hard to keep up and it can seem irritating, but there are reasons for calling it out. This new parenting term I’m shedding light to is called the “lawnmower parent” and its one to be aware of. Being a parent is obviously an important job and people want to get it right. Everyone wants the best for his or her child; to provide for them, to give them more than they themselves had.

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Exploring the Food Groups

Grains and starches

Exploring the Food Groups

Besides the wonderful aromas, flavors, and textures that food has, each food group provides varying amounts of diverse nutrients. Each one of the five food groups supplies some, but not all, of the nutrients you need for good health. For this reason, it's key that you eat from each food group every day.

Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta Group

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Taking on Termites

Taking on Termites

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Depending on where you live, a soil pretreatment might have been required when your house was built. These treatments are typically covered by a multi-year warranty period, but problems can still happen, especially if structural changes are made to the home. Anything requiring breaking or cutting into a concrete slab or digging into the soil around the foundation of a structure can disrupt and even destroy the treated barrier.

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Foundation Faults

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Foundation Faults

A Fine Mess

The soil that sits under a building's foundation is technically part of the foundation. For this reason, foundations are only as good as the soil they're built on. Some soils are worthy elements in a foundation system. Others can cause big problems.

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by: Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities

Tips for Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Child

Tips for Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Child

Most parents are aware that their child's feelings of self-worth are linked to social and academic success, but they sometimes don't realize how easy it is to damage their child's self-esteem. Research shows that children with learning disabilities are especially likely to suffer from a lack of self-esteem, but all children benefit when their parents take steps to help them develop positive feelings of self-worth. The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities and Dr.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

The Core Knowledge Curriculum

The Core Knowledge Curriculum

It was first tested in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1990. Based on the premise that a shared body of common knowledge is crucial for citizens of a democracy, "core knowledge" has gone from a philosophy to a growing phenomenon that has revolutionized over 350 schools across the country.

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Teach Kids About Giving to Charity

Teach Kids About Giving to Charity

Piggybank on It

If the dollar amount that's appropriate for your child to spend seems too little to buy what he might consider to be a decent present, suggest that your child pool his funds with a sibling (when it's a gift for you) or a friend (when it's a gift for another friend). Just make sure that the joint gift-givers agree on what the present should be.

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The Nine Steps to Stepfamily Success

Steps 1 & 2

The Nine Steps to Stepfamily Success

I have identified nine steps or issues to think about with your partner (preferably before the blood pressure rises to unbearable limits):

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by: Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Building Bridges Between Home and School

Building Bridges Between Home and School

You can enjoy a healthy, respectful, and supportive relationship with your child's school. These steps will help you strengthen your communication skills and make this school year a positive experience for you, your child, and your child's teacher.

1. Two-Way Communication

2. Building a Foundation

3. Realistic Expectations

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by: Lindsay Hutton

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How to Get Your Kids to Love Math

Laying the foundation

How to Get Your Kids to Love Math

When it comes to mathematics, most U.S. kids just aren't making the grade. A recent study conducted on students in grades 4 and 8 by the American Institutes for Research found that children in the United States consistently score below most of their peers around the world on math. As students progress to the high school level, the worrying trend continues, with the U.S placing ninth out of the 12 countries included in the study.

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