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From Black Leather to Blue Hair: Teens and Their Appearance

From Black Leather to Blue Hair: Teens and Their Appearance

Teens use their appearance as a way to explore who they are (not define who they are). If you give them a few months, they'll move on to something else. Most forms of experimentation are relatively harmless; you just have to determine your own tolerance level.

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Understanding the Smothering Mother

Understanding the Smothering Mother

Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D., uses the term "Monster Mothers." These are women who are abusive, neglectful, and intolerable of a daughter's individuality. They fail to be empathetic during teen years and are uncommunicative because they cannot express themselves. Fortunately, they are the exception to most mothers rather than the rule.

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by: Susan Linn, Ed.D. and Alvin Poussaint, M.D.

Democracy Begins at Home

Democracy Begins at Home

The workings of our democratic government often seem remote from the pressing intensity of daily family life: car pools, helping with homework, settling squabbles and fending off colds. But it is good to remember that democracy depends on active, involved citizens, and that children need to learn the habits of democratic citizenship just as they learn to brush their teeth.

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Updated: June 26, 2019

Our Top Tips and Tricks to Deal with Differing Parenting Styles

mothers and babies hanging out

There are many parenting styles, and what works well for one child may not work for another kiddo. Learning to respect and appreciate differing parenting styles will help avoid conflicts with other parents. You may not get along with the parents of your child's friends and classmates, and you don't have to, but we've got tips and tricks to help you navigate the sometimes awkward interactions.

When In-Laws Pressure You to Have a Child

In-Laws Interference About Having Children

When In-Laws Pressure You to Have a Child

Family Matters

Some researchers believe there's a biological clock ticking for grandparents, too. Just as women of childbearing age may feel a real biological urge to have a child, so a man or woman past childbearing age may feel the urge to have a grandchild. So don't come down too hard on the pushy parents-in-law; they may not be able to help their nagging you to reproduce.

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The Three Times Rule

The Three Times Rule

Often what happens when we try to discipline our children is we tell them to do something over and over again until we are incredibly angry and frustrated. For instance, if you say, “Johnny, stop hitting your brother,” and he doesn't stop, you will probably say it again. If he still doesn't stop, you might say it several more times until you become furious. Then, you might grab him and put him kicking and screaming into his room, turn off the TV set, or take away a toy he's playing with.

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The Unwritten Rules of Exercise and Pregnancy

Exercise and Pregnancy

The Unwritten Rules of Exercise and Pregnancy

In general, the rule of thumb is to use common sense when it comes to following an exercise regimen during pregnancy. First, make sure that you are in good physical health and that your doctor does not prohibit or limit your exercise for any reason (always check with a doctor first). Second, don't take up a new strenuous physical activity now that you're pregnant – for example, something that you've never done in the past. This is not the time to start new physical activities.

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Your One-Year-Old: Beginning Discipline

Your One-Year-Old: Beginning Discipline

Rule #1: The word "discipline" means teaching, not punishing.

  • Understand that, at this age, baby is beginning to learn the word no. Only use it when you mean it, and expect baby to challenge you on it every time for a while. For example, be sure to use the word no when she's unsafe. This will help her understand the concept faster.

Updated: March 26, 2020

6 Activities Kids Can Do At Home With Household Items (No Paper or Pencil Needed)

6 educational activities for homeschooled kids using simple household items

If you are a teacher looking for at-home learning opportunities that you can share with your students’ parents or you are a parent finding yourself in charge of homeschooling for the first time, don’t panic! Trust me, you can offer your kiddos plenty of learning opportunities with items that are already in the house. All you need is a little patience, energy, creativity, and common household materials to keep your now homeschooled “students” entertained and engaged.

In this blog post, I will share six activities for at-home learning (no trip to the grocery store required!).

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Let's Play Bridge

Let's Play Bridge

It is traditional for players to sit across from each other at the bridge table—with partners sitting directly across from one another. The players' positions at the table are referred to as “North,” “South,” “East,” and “West.” North and South would be partners as would East and West. Players should take their places at the table in their proper seating positions.

A standard 52-card deck is used and Aces are high.

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Ping-Pong Party

Ping-Pong Party

Ping-Pong, otherwise known as Table Tennis, is a relatively young game. It is unclear exactly where it has its origins, but the earliest known form of the sport was called Indoor Tennis.

High Score

The best way to shoot the ball is to stop it, aim it, and hit it. If you try to hit the moving ball, you may wind up losing it to the other side.

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Updated: March 30, 2022

Pool Game: Eight Ball

How to Play 8-Ball

Eight Ball is a Billiard game played with a total of 15 object balls numbered 1 through 15. The goal of each player is to pocket all of his or her group of object balls 1 through 7 (or 9 through 15) and win the game.

You will either play the solid-color balls or the striped balls. You'll establish who plays which at the beginning of the game after the break.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Tips for a Successful After-Prom Party

Tips for a Successful After-Prom Party

The prom after-party has become synonymous with sex, drugs and drinking. It's no wonder parents and school administrators across the country have teamed up to offer their own post-prom alternatives.

Looking for ideas for your teen's prom after-party? We went to the source to help you plan.

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Safety Rules for Children Who Stay Home Alone

Safety Rules for Children Who Stay Home Alone

If you've decided to go forward with self-care, you'll need to give your child some basic training. Take a tour of your house together. Make sure your child can lock and unlock the doors and windows. If he's allowed to operate certain appliances, make sure he knows how. The same goes for adjusting the temperature on the thermostat.

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Realistic Goals and Fun Keep Kids in Sports

Realistic Goals and Fun Keep Kids in Sports

20 million kids register each year for youth hockey, football, baseball, soccer, and other competitive sports. The National Alliance for Sports reports that 70 percent of these kids quit playing these league sports by age 13. They never play them again.

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by: Lindsay Hutton

Expert Advice: Strangers and Safety During the Holidays

Expert Advice: Strangers and Safety During the Holidays

The holiday season is a joyful time of year, but it's also a time of year when you need to be extra-cautious when out and about with your child. Between frenzied trips to the mall for holiday shopping, crowded airports, and holiday parties, it can be hard to keep track of your little one in the crowds.

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