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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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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Rule of the Day

Rule of the Day


Peaceful homes are usually those in which children obey the rules of the home and respect their parents and each other. But most children don't do this naturally.

Teaching a child obedience and respect is an ongoing process-and one she's more receptive to when her family knows how to laugh and have fun together. Telling jokes and doing fun family activities are good ways to share a few laughs and enjoy each other. So is having a "rule of the day."

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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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How to Play Rook

How to Play Rook

Rook has been in the United States for at least a century. A specially designed 57-card deck was officially introduced by Parker Brothers in 1906. There are four suits in this deck: red, green, black, and yellow, and the numbers on the cards range from 1 to 14. The Rook card, featuring the picture of a bird, is a high-point card that can be used as an extra trump.

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by: Lindsay Hutton

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Your Parenting Style: Are You An Extreme Parent?

parenting style: are you an extreme parent?

Your Parenting Style: Are You An Extreme Parent?

Think back to when you were a child--did your parents allow you to roam free and play as you pleased? Or did they keep you within eyesight and make sure you were supervised by an adult at all times? Could you head outside to play for hours on end, and only come home when called for dinner, or were you only allowed to ride your bike to the end of the street, never out of sight of your house?

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Puppies: Mouthing and Biting

Puppies: Mouthing and Biting

When your puppy played with her siblings and her mama, she used her mouth. When she plays with you, she'll probably want to use her mouth until you teach her not to. Most puppies don't mean to hurt you, but those puppy teeth are very sharp and you don't have fur to protect your skin like her canine playmates had. Your puppy is motivated to mouth and bite not because she wants to hurt you, but because she thinks it will get you to play—after all, it works with other dogs!

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Boys and Their Friends

Boys and Their Friends

Boys, like girls, crave connection and belonging. Like all of us, boys need friends, suffer when they don't believe they have any, and agonize over the ups and downs of relationships. Many adults believe that somehow boys need friends less than girls do; the myth of the stoic male has intruded even into childhood.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Why Most Kids Quit Sports

Why Most Kids Quit Sports

Twenty million kids register each year for youth hockey, football, baseball,soccer, and other competitive sports. The National Alliance for Sportsreports that 70 percent of these kids quit playing these league sports byage 13 -- and never play them again.

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Understanding Your Toddler's "Bad" Behavior

Understanding Your Toddler's "Bad" Behavior

Because your child does not yet know the difference between "good" and "bad," it's not fair or reasonable to discipline her as if she did (that will come later).

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Parenting: Developing a Unified Front

Parenting: Developing a Unified Front

No two parents take exactly the same approach to running a household, hanging with the kids, resolving conflict, or granting privileges. That's okay. Kids easily accommodate to the differences in parenting styles and activities.

Words to Parent By

A parenting partner is any adult who shares parenting or child care responsibilities with you. It includes any adults who have direct involvement with, or influence on, your child's life.

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How to Install a Pedestal Sink

How to Install a Pedestal Sink

A pedestal sink stands proudly on its own one foot, ignoring the little vanities found under the average bathroom sink. But a pedestal sink is only suitable when the wall behind it is in good shape. Still, pedestal sinks beat sinks mounted in vanities in one respect: There's no vanity to devour space in a small bathroom.

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Hot Weather Health

One last hot tip...

These self-help measures are not a substitute for medical care but may help you recognize and respond promptly to warning signs of trouble. Your best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Staying cool and making simple changes in your fluid intake, activities, and clothing during hot weather can help you remain safe and healthy.

Source: CDC Prevention Guides for Emergencies and Disasters
National Center for Environmental Health
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Teaching Good Sportsmanship

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Teaching Good Sportsmanship

Tips for Parents
"You don't win silver. You lose gold." That's the sour message of a sneaker advertisement that aired on TV during the Atlanta Olympics.

Such omnipresent multimedia messages combined with a "winning is everything" philosophy embraced by increasing numbers of parents and coaches - makes it harder than ever for adults to teach kids that it's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game that's important.

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Setting Realistic Weight-loss Goals

Setting Realistic Weight-loss Goals

Food for Thought

Don't obsess over the scale; it can drive you nuts! Limit the times you weigh yourself to no more than once or twice a week. In fact, avoid hopping on the scale each time you hit the bathroom by packing it away in the closet between weigh-ins, or simply weigh yourself outside your home (at the gym, your doctor's office, and so on).

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by: Rebecca Desfosse

4 Cute Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

Groundhog Day Desserts

It's just about time for Punxsutawney Phil to pop his little head out and determine if we'll have six more weeks of winter or an early spring. According to legend, if he sees his shadow, we're in for some cold weather. If he doesn't see his shadow, we can look forward to warmer weather! This February 2, let your kids get in on the fun with these four adorable Groundhog Day activities:

 

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Monitoring During Labor

Fetal Monitoring During Labor

Your baby's heart rate is an indication of how well your baby is dealing with labor and it is monitored at regular intervals, called intermittent monitoring. If a problem is found or you have a high-risk pregnancy, then you may be advised to have fetal electronic monitoring, in which your baby's heart rate and your contractions are monitored continuously by a electronic fetal heart monitor (see External fetal monitoring).

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Sibling Struggles

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Sibling Struggles

Where are most tensions in the household? Between siblings, of course! Brothers and sisters share parents, family, love, jealousy, resentment, admiration, and, a lot of times, a bedroom. You can help keep tensions to a minimum.

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Alphabet Toss

Alphabet Toss

Kids 5 to 7

Indoor activity

Required: Thin cardboard or paper, drawing supplies, four to eight pennies, muffin tin, small items

We have a fool-proof one, and we call it the Alphabet Toss. The ingredients are: enough consonants and vowels to make dozens of words, a sprinkle of luck, and a generous supply of spelling skills. You'll also need four pennies and muffin tins of any size (the larger the cups, the easier the game, and the better-suited for younger kids).

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How the Creative Process Works

How the Creative Process Works

If we want children to use painting as a tool for self-expression and self-discovery, we don't need to teach them technique. On the contrary: we need to unteach it. The less technique children have, the more they use their intuition. Technique overrides intuition. As adults we should clear out unnecessary baggage for children's freedom of creation to unfold. When painting they must be allowed to follow the dictates of their intuition.

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