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by: John Woods

4 Benefits of Owning a Dog For Families

4 benefits families can get from owning a dog

Naysayers will argue that dogs are smelly, messy, and time-consuming—but wait until you hear about the great and unique ways that owning a dog can benefit you!

If you’re interested in adopting a dog but some family members are still on the fence about Fido, just share this article with them to sway them to your side. After learning about these four benefits your whole family can get from having a dog, it will be impossible not to be convinced to get to the shelter or breeder immediately.

Family Travel with an ASD Child

Family Travel with an ASD Child

Traveling can be trying even at the best of times when you have small children. Traveling with a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be even more of a challenge. Airports and train stations are areas that involve lots of waiting. Leaving the security of home for a new place can be off-putting for a child with autism. How you prepare your child depends on his age and how the ASD affects him.

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Role of the Father in the Breastfeeding Family

Role of the Father in the Breastfeeding Family

Many men mistakenly believe that breastfeeding is strictly confined to women and babies. They see their role as that of a passive or neutral outside observer who has little influence on the process. A common complaint from fathers of breastfed babies is that they tend to feel excluded from the intimacy of the nursing dyad. But fathers actually have tremendous potential to either facilitate or undermine the success of breastfeeding.

Genealogy: Deciphering a Family Deed

Genealogy: Deciphering a Family Deed

Success at Last!

You are now looking at the deed. What to do? First, you need to read through the document. Until you become familiar with old handwriting and terminology, this will be a slow process. However, it is through such readings that experience develops. You are seeking certain bits of information from the deed:

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Deciding to Join a Family Business

Deciding to Join a Family Business

Family Matters

If you're thinking about joining the family business, first clarify any unstated expectations with other family members to avoid ambiguity and bizarro assumptions. This will help establish clear roles and responsibilities from the very beginning.

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Your Family's Need for Childcare

Your Family's Need for Childcare

Recent United States Census reports show that more than 8 million children under the age of five spend some part of their day in the care of someone other than their parents. Many of these parents had to make tough decisions regarding the care of their children.

Making the Cost/Benefit Analysis

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Food Safety for the Entire Family

Food Safety for the Entire Family

When your child feels sick to her stomach, it could be something she ate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans get sick from food 14 million times a year, and those are only the documented cases. Experts suspect that food makes people sick about 76 million times yearly. Why the discrepancy in the figures? Unless it's serious, foodborne illness tends to go largely unreported. People ignore it, chalking up their symptoms to the flu.
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Your Family's Reaction to Adoption

Your Family's Reaction to Adoption

If you have no children now and you plan to adopt, you can bet that your lifestyle will change. Your parents probably realize it. They know parenting isn't for sissies. Here are a few issues that might concern your parents and some thoughts that might be running through their minds:

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by: Alvin Poussaint, M.D.

Enjoying Music with the Whole Family

Enjoying Music with the Whole Family

Even if you don't sit in with a little jazz combo on Friday nights, you can still be part of the music scene. How? By making music part of your family life. And family-style music can produce big rewards from very modest efforts.

Musical benefits
Musical activities not only enrich family life, they actually help children develop cognitive skills, such as language ability, mathematics, spatial reasoning and problem solving.

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Creating a Game Plan for Family Priorities

Creating a Game Plan for Family Priorities

Okay, it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on resolving the power tactics of of your in-laws. How can you straighten out the power plays in your family? Start by figuring out what you want within your family structure. It's a waste of time to realign the power structure unless you get want you want.

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Genealogy: Your Family's Hometown

Genealogy: Your Family's Hometown

Take with you the names, dates, and locations of your family members who resided in the county. Your goal is to find their birth dates, marriage dates, spouses, and death dates as starters. Stay alert for records that mention the churches they attended or their religion. (Knowing that, you can later determine if the church left records naming them.) A record showing where they were buried can supply you with leads.

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Pedigree or Family Tree Charts

Pedigree or Family Tree Charts

The family tree form you begin with is a pedigree chart, an ascendant chart. On it you start with yourself and work back in time, generation by generation, filling in your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on, as far back as you can.

Genie Jargon

A pedigree chart starts with you and shows the line of your direct ancestors. It is sometimes called a family tree, lineage, or ancestry chart.

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Ninety-Nine Bottles of...

Ninety-Nine Bottles of...

Okay, everybody knows the tune, and everybody knows that there is a whole lot of beer involved. And you probably also know that as you get down to about seventy-five bottles (that's twenty-five verses, already!), the average parent wants to scream.

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Stepparenting: Deciding on a Family Living Style

Stepparenting: Deciding on a Family Living Style

When you move in with a parent, you are taking on the role (in at least some ways) of a stepparent. It's vital that you start defining what that role and your idea of family life mean to you. I go into depth about this in Defining Your Role as a Stepparent.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Living Far From Family Sucks, Especially During The Holidays

Living far from family sucks, especially during the holidays

Living far from family is hard, especially during the holiday season. We may live in locations that are far from where we grew up for various reasons: job opportunities, lifestyle choices, proximity to our partner’s family, or financial reasons. For most of us, it’s a mixed bag of emotions to know that the families we grew up with are not physically close to the families that we have created.