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by: Lindsay Hutton

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Your Child and Cliques

School bullies, Kids at school

Handling a clique problem

Helping your child deal with a clique can be tough, especially when the traits that you admire in your child are the reason she is being targeted by a group of kids. If your child looks, acts, or dresses differently than others do, she may be ridiculed and deemed "not worthy" of belonging to a clique. Research has shown this can take an emotional toll. Obviously, being on the receiving end of nasty remarks can make a child feel hurt, angry, and frustrated.
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Is Your Teen Ready for a Job?

Is Your Teen Ready for a Job?

Your teenager comes home from school and declares he wants to flip burgers at the neighborhood fast-food joint. He says he needs money for CDs, clothes and to buy his own car.

Is this a step to maturity or a slip toward lower grades, inadequate sleep and a constricted social life? How do you talk with your child to help him make the right choice about taking a job? And how do you maintain the communication needed to assure he manages job, school and social time wisely if he goes to work?

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How to Become a Charitable Family

How to Become a Charitable Family

Giving your kids a context for giving and making the experience real are behaviors that will help you become a charitable family. Charitable families are highly conscious of opportunities to give, and they make the most of them. Volunteering strengthens family relationships and teaches kids such values as kindness, empathy and respect for others, and, perhaps even more important, it teaches that happiness is not dependent on what we have.

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What to Do When a Friend Is Depressed

What to Do When a Friend Is Depressed

You know that these school years can be complicated and demanding. Deep down, you are not quite sure of who you are, what you want to be, or whether the choices you make from day to day are the best decisions.

Sometimes the many changes and pressures you are facing threaten to overwhelm you. So, it isn't surprising that from time to time you or one of your friends feels "down" or discouraged.

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Updated: September 30, 2020

10 Nostalgic Movies to Watch With Your Kids

10 movies from your childhood that you can watch with your kids

Now that we’re going to be home for a while, trying to find new things for your kids to watch can be a challenge. We all know kids love watching the same things over and over as it is. But sometimes we can convince them to watch something else. And when you can, why not introduce them to a movie from your own childhood?

More: 40 Educational Shows for Kids You Can Stream Now

Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling Dads

Homeschooling Dads

Extending the Role
Most folks assume homeschooling dads go off to work each day while moms stay home to teach the kids. For many families, that's certainly the case. However, there's a new breed of homeschooling dads: those not satisfied being merely an observer. They don't want to come home from work and ask what Johnny learned today -- they want to be a part of that learning experience and learn it with him. These fathers are fostering a love of learning in their kids, and rediscovering it for themselves.

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Updated: June 27, 2019

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Talking About Sex

For Ages: 8 to 10

For Ages: 8 to 10

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You and your eight-year-old daughter are chomping on hamburgers at the local diner. Suddenly, there's a lull in the noisy chaos. Your daughter looks up from her plate suddenly and asks in a loud, clear voice, "Mom, what's 'oral sex?'"

It's important to talk with children honestly about sex and it has always been hard for most of us to do that. But these days several factors make it even more crucial that children have access to good, honest information about sex and sexuality:

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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.

Talking to Teens About Sex and Substance Abuse

Talking to Teens About Sex and Substance Abuse

Even before young people begin talking about dating or who is “seeing” whom, it’s time to bring up the subject of sex. Don’t wait for an opening or the right time. Just do it. The way you address the topic with boys and with girls will differ, but the basic message is the same. Sex is a very serious matter and can have profound, life-altering consequences.

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