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Winter Sports Safety

Winter Sports Safety

Snow? Yippee! Get out those sleds, skates, snowboards, and skis! Here are some safety tips to keep these winter sports injury-free.

Watch Out!

Know how to protect your little snow bunnies from both frostbite and winter sunburn. For information on skin protection, see Sun Safety for Children.

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Halloween Safety Hazards

Halloween Safety Hazards

Safety Savvy

Just as you wouldn't give your child a battery-run toy without providing batteries, you shouldn't give him recreation equipment such as a bicycle or in-line skates without the proper safety equipment. Wrap up a helmet, knee pads, or whatever is called for as a separate present. It could be the most valuable gift you give him.

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Updated: April 28, 2022

Is Personality Genetic? Understanding Inherited Personality Traits

are personality traits genetic?

You joke you’re “type A” and your child’s other biological parent is lazy and carefree. Does that mean your child will be like you - organized and detail-oriented - or your partner? Parents have always wondered how their little ones end up with certain personalities. Turns out that science has some answers. What’s the truth behind the genetic transfer of personality traits? Will your baby have your strong genes?

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The Nine Steps to Stepfamily Success

Steps 3 & 4

Parenting Styles

No two people have exactly the same parenting style, and your styles do not need to be an exact match. Some people tend to be laid back and casual, some more strict. Some believe in organizing the stephousehold with operating procedures, guidelines, rules, and regulations. (I tend to lean more toward the groovy side and say, hey, it's a family, not a business.)

Stepping Stones

The most important rule of stepparenting is:
Learn how to be patient.

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Managing Your Finances and Looking for Work After Divorce

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Handling Your Debts

Silver Linings

If you've been held responsible for a spouse's debt, you may seek recourse in the “Innocent Spouse Rule,” a provision in the Internal Revenue Code. Under this rule, if you can show that you are completely ignorant of your spouse's wrong-doing, you might not be held liable. Check with your accountant to see whether you fall into this category.

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Raising Girls: Finding Positive Friends

Types of girlfriends

Types of Girlfriends

Explain to your daughter that girlfriends come in many different forms, from casual to close ones, and that it is best to have one or several in each group. Life for a growing girl is filled with enormous possibilities, so she should not limit herself to just one relationship with one girl. She should be sure her circle includes many different girls. Here are a few types of good friends:

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Homework Tips for Teens

Making the time

Homework Time Management: Teen-Style

Perhaps the greatest gift you can give your child is the gift of time management. (Okay, okay, so you're disorganized. Don't worry; what you need to teach your teen is right here. And wouldn't this be a perfect time to get better organized yourself?)

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Whose Homework Is It, Anyway?

Whose Homework Is It, Anyway?

Homework may be hard to handle for kids, and it certainly is for grownups. We all want our kids to do well, and it's often hard to take the long view, let the child figure it out, and avoid rescuing her. In other words, parents tend to help (or even do) their children's homework in a misguided effort to help them succeed in school. In their book, 7 Strategies for Developing Capable* Students: *Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful, H. Stephen Glenn and Michael L.

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