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Parents as Mediators

Parents as Mediators

Blatantly favoring one child over another harms the self-esteem of the child who comes out on the bottom, even as it harms the preferred child by engendering feelings of guilt. Most parents rightly assume that it is wrong to play favorites. Unfortunately, many take pains to reassure all of their children of their love by bending over backward to treat all of their children the same, which escalates competition rather than lessening it.

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High Blood Pressure: Causes and Remedies

High Blood Pressure: Causes and Remedies

Food for Thought

Treating high blood pressure can reduce heart failure by more than 50%, strokes by 35% to 40%, to 25%.

For reasons that are not completely understood, salt can play an active role in raising the blood pressure in people who are salt-sensitive.

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Making Time for Arts & Crafts

Making Time for Arts & Crafts

You may be wondering when you're going to do all these arts & crafts when you're running to soccer games, trying to get the laundry done, rushing to finish a project for your boss on time, and struggling to get a meal on the table every night.

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Setting Rules and Limits for Your Stepfamily

Setting Rules and Limits for Your Stepfamily

I Kid You Not!

What's the difference between family values, family rules, and limits? Family values are a general set of behavior guidelines that apply to everybody in the family: "We solve our problems with words." Family rules are more specific: "Homework must be finished before TV is allowed." Limits are specific behavior boundaries for each child: "Annie cannot cross the street without a grown-up," and "Sherry must have the car back by 9:00 each night."

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Checkers

Set up

Checkers

Checkers is one of the first games I ever learned how to play. It is supposed to be lighthearted and fun, but there are some serious players out there who abide quite strictly to the rules of the game. Checkers (or “Draughts” as it is called in the United Kingdom) is played in many pubs and taverns throughout the world. It can be as serious or as silly a game as you want it to be.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Create a Sunny Day Rule

Create a Sunny Day Rule

It's the Monday after the Fourth of July. I'm up early. Birds aresinging. The dawn sun is blazing. It's going to be a sunny, summer day.A summer day in the truest sense, because my three boys are home from school.No buses to catch, no daypacks filled with books. They can sleep untilthey wake up.

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Parlor Games

Parlor Games

The very word “parlor” evokes images of lush country manors with tapestry-lined walls, silk-covered duvets, ladies and gentlemen lounging with a good book after supper with warm glowing embers flickering in the hearth. Well, this might not exactly be what the average American living room looks like today, but it's in these old-fashioned rooms that some parlor games originated.

It's in the Cards

A parlor game is a game that is meant to be played indoors.

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Childproof Your Dog and Bite-Proof Your Kids

Childproof Your Dog and Bite-Proof Your Kids

If you got your dog as a companion for your children, you need to know that happy canine and child relationships don't happen by accident. Young puppies play rough and have sharp teeth and claws. They aren't born knowing how to behave with their new human companions. They're used to playing with their littermates—puppies play with their mouths and feet, they play rough, and they like to make each other squeal. Your puppy needs to learn that teeth do not belong on human skin.

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How to Perform an Ice Rescue

How to Perform an Ice Rescue

Before You Put the Band-Aid On

It's a cardinal rule: don't go ice fishing, ice skating, or crossing icy ponds by yourself. As is true in deep sea diving or swimming, the buddy system ensures you have someone to call for help just in case. But, if you happen to be alone and the worst happens, you can try to help yourself. Other people have done it, and so can you.

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Dare to Play Fair

Dare to Play Fair

When children play games, squabbles arise over the rules all the time. Depending on the age group, many kids are not likely to read the rules before starting the game. And there's nothing worse than having to break up a fistfight or slapfest when kids start to brawl.

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Women's Health: Your Doctor's Examination

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Women's Health: Your Doctor's Examination

Your internal organ systems are screened by your general doctor with a physical every or every other year if you are without risks. This includes the doctor's examination of your heart, lungs, abdomen, and skin; blood pressure and pulse measurements; blood tests to establish liver and kidney functions, blood cell count, iron levels, and cholesterol levels; and discussion of your lifestyle, disease risks, and health prevention techniques that are most effective.
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How Much Allowance to Give Your Child

How Much Allowance to Give Your Child

Piggybank on It

Whatever your decision, your child's sex shouldn't have anything to do with the dollar amount of the allowance. Boys and girls should be paid the same (and statistics show that they generally are).

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Discipline: Keep a United Front

Discipline: Keep a United Front

Marriage Q & A's

Q: What if my spouse and I disagree on how to discipline the children?

A: Keep in mind that your goal as a team is to give your children limits. Your children must have consistent discipline from both of you. It's very confusing if each of you disciplines differently. You must put your differences aside and make a plan. If you cannot come to an agreement, you might find a book on discipline helpful.

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What Is Poker?

What Is Poker?

No one really knows how Poker came to be. Most people have concluded that it is made up of a variety of earlier games. In its earliest recorded history, Jonathan H. Green (believed to have first attached the word “Poker” to the “cheating game”) saw the game being played on a Mississippi riverboat and was intrigued. He described the game as being played by two to four people, with 20 cards—only the Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks, and 10s were used—and each player was dealt five cards.

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Playing with Your Toddler: Rules of the Game

Playing with Your Toddler: Rules of the Game

During your child's second year, you will remain his favorite plaything. He will enjoy jumping on you, climbing all over you, and having you toss him up in the air (please catch him, too). He will love dancing with you, chasing you, and having you chase him. He will listen intently as you talk and sing and he will delight in trying to make you smile and laugh.

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Finding Your Parenting Style

Finding your disciplining style

Finding Your Parenting Style

Womanly Wisdom

As your child becomes proficient in language, you'll find that it's easier to get her to follow your rules if you take the time to explain, in simple terms, why they're for her own good. Children want respect, too, and by explaining your rules you are showing her the kind of respect you want her to learn to give to you.

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Teaching Safety to Your Preschooler

Teaching Safety to Your Preschooler

When you teach safety rules to your preschooler, it will help if you provide clear reasons for the rule. "Because I said so" may win some degree of compliance, but will not convince your child to make it his own rule, too. Try to help your four-year-old understand that these rules are not intended to spoil his fun, only to keep him safe. The more fair and reasonable your rules seem to your child, the more likely he is to adhere to them and adopt them as his own.

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How to Play the "Names of ..." Game

How to Play the "Names of ..." Game

Names of … is a game you may have played at camp or in Girl or Boy Scouts when you were a kid. Your kids are probably well versed in the game and could teach you a thing or two. It's a clapping game that requires a certain amount of hand and brain coordination. I was always terrible at the game because I have no rhythm. It does take a little bit of practice and skill.

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How to Play Spit

Rules and set up

How to Play Spit

When I was about 12 years old, I spent an entire summer in the country playing Spit with my best friend. I'm not exaggerating. Every day for two and a half months my friend and I played Spit while watching TV on rainy days or hanging out at the lake when the weather was nice. We were excellent opponents. We knew the game cold; we knew each other's tricks and maneuvers.

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What's an Appropriate Exercise Program?

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What's an Appropriate Exercise Program?

An effective exercise program has three main parts: the before, the middle, and the after. The before includes a brief warm-up; the middle, or bulk of the workout, involves aerobic activity plus weight conditioning; and the after consists of a cool-down and stretch. Let's take a closer look at each.

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Your Asperger Child: Using Visuals

Your Asperger Child: Using Visuals

Children with Asperger's learn most successfully through visual modes. They are visual learners, as well as visual thinkers. Generally, areas of strength include word recognition, oral reading, spelling, and letter/number recognition – all areas requiring visual learning. Therefore, visuals become a crucial part of almost every prevention strategy. Visuals serve to enhance understanding when new concepts are presented. They do this by:

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Darts

About the board

Darts

Where you set up your dartboard is of utmost importance. The dartboard should be placed on a wall that doesn't have anything else around it and where you don't mind if it gets banged up a bit (a dart can fly at least eight feet in any direction if it doesn't hit the board).

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by: Lindsay Hutton

Are We Too Sweet? Our Kids' Addiction to Sugar

Are We Too Sweet

You'd be hard-pressed to find a child who doesn't love sugary foods, and chances are the processed or packaged food your child eats has some amount of added sugar.

But a sweet tooth isn't as harmless as it might seem. Our country's addiction to sugar is adding up to serious health consequences for families, and experts are saying it should be reined in.