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by: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.

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Effective Behavior Strategies for Kids with ADHD

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Some effective punishments include: ignoring (particularly attention-getting behaviors), removal of privileges, response costs (receiving a "fine" or penalty such as removal of some points, stars, tokens earned), time-out (isolation for a brief amount of time), and verbal reprimands (not yelling and screaming).

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Tips for Improving Writing Skills

Tips for Improving Writing Skills

To improve writing skills, work on beginnings and endings, says Brenda Miller Power of the University of Maine. She offers strategies to help writers of all ages master beginnings and endings:

  • Explore examples of leads and conclusions by asking students to read aloud the first sentence or paragraph of their favorite book or story.
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Scheduling Well-Baby Visits

Scheduling Well-Baby Visits

Childproofing

Because no one knows how effectively the new varicella vaccine will provide long-term immunity, it may be better in the long run to contract chicken pox as a child and develop natural immunity to it than to get immunized against it. While relatively free of complications when contracted in childhood, chicken pox can be much more damaging to adults. So discuss this with your pediatrician before agreeing to give your child this vaccine.

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Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

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Bad-tasting solutions that you can apply to your preschooler's thumb have a serious drawback. If your child rubs his eyes, the solution may sting or irritate them.

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Automobile Safety for Dogs

Automobile Safety for Dogs

We've all seen dogs hanging their heads out car windows or riding in the backs of pickup trucks. Dogs that travel that way are at risk of serious injury or even death. Dust and other airborne debris traveling at the speed of a moving vehicle can cause serious damage to eyes and ears. Worse, dogs sometimes jump from a window or truck bed. If they luck out and land safely, they still may be struck by another vehicle, or run and become lost. Many dogs are killed or badly injured this way every year.

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Bathing Your Baby

Bathing Your Baby

You can continue with sponge baths for as long as your baby seems to enjoy them. However, anytime after the umbilicus has fallen off and the circumcision (if any) has healed, you can begin bathing your baby in a sink or tub.

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by: Lindsay Hutton

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Tips for Planning a Successful Sleepover Party

Tips for Planning a Successful Sleepover Party

Laying the ground rules

As soon as your guests arrive, go over all house rules with them and make it known they are expected to follow them. Some rules might include what rooms are off limits (such as the master bedroom), limits on phone and computer use, permission for TV shows and channels, and any other rules that may apply to your household. Just remember, although the rules are expected to be followed, it is still a sleepover party. Let the kids have a little fun, and try not to become overbearing. After all, it's only for one night!
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How to Have a Conversation with Your Three-Year-Old

How to Have a Conversation with Your Three-Year-Old

Your child's improving language skills, combined with his increased attention span, makes sustained conversations possible at age three. And the more conversation, the better. Your modeling of good language skills is more important than ever.

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Painting During Pregnancy

Use Water-based Paints When Painting the Nursery

Painting During Pregnancy

There's something about having a baby that makes many expectant moms want to redecorate, paint rooms, knock down walls, scrape old wallpaper, and refinish floors. Maybe it has something to do with the nesting instinct, or maybe it's the realization that after the baby arrives there will be no more time for this kind of activity. In any case, if you get the urge to start remodeling, think about the chemicals you'll be working with first, and use them safely.

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Teaching Basic Money Concepts to Children

Teaching Basic Money Concepts to Children

As song writers Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson once said, the best things in life may be free—but most things cost money. Buying toys and candy, going to the movies, and renting video tapes all cost money. While our ancestors may have bartered for much of what they needed, trading a chicken for a doctor's house call or a basket of eggs for a bolt of calico, today we use hard cash.

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by: Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.

How to Help Your Children Become Better Writers

How to Help Your Children Become Better Writers

Writing doesn't just happen. It's a skill that develops slowly after much practice. When parents provide an environment that encourages writing, their children are motivated to write. What kinds of things can you do at home to help your child develop good writing skills? Here are a few simple suggestions for preschoolers, elementary schoolers, middle and high schoolers, and writers of all ages.

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Homework Tips for Parents for Children with Learning Disabilities

Homework Tips for Parents for Children with Learning Disabilities

1. Show an interest in your child's homework assignments. Ask about the subjects and the work to be done.

2. Be a role model -- take the opportunity to read a book or newspaper while your child studies. Reading together helps create a learning atmosphere.

3. Teach your child how to be organized. Be sure he or she keeps a homework assignment book.

4. Eliminate as many distractions as possible during study time.

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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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Child-Proofing the Kitchen

Child-Proofing the Kitchen

The kitchen area is full of knives, scissors, small appliances, breakables such as dishes and glasses, hot things such as ovens and toasters, and several intriguing little cupboard doors to tantalize a curious tot.

Just where do you begin? For starters, put child-resistant latches on the cabinets where you store breakables, sharp utensils, and cleaning supplies, and use high cabinet shelves instead of under-the-sink storage. We also recommend plastic safety covers on stove knobs so a child can't turn them.

Giving Your Baby a Sponge Bath

Giving Your Baby a Sponge Bath

For the first week or two of your baby's life, you won't have a chance to find out if he enjoys the bath. Until the umbilicus falls off (and a circumcision, if any, heals), avoid giving your baby a bath. Instead, you must clean him without immersing his belly (and perhaps his penis as well) in water. The best way to do this is a sponge bath.

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Neatness Counts: Keeping a Teen's Room Clean

Neatness Counts: Keeping a Teen's Room Clean

Some parents think they'll wait out the messy room phase and simply close the door. If you're considering this, you've got a long wait, and you've provided no guidelines for how the room is going to be cleaned—a hygienic necessity.

The first step in establishing guidelines for a neater room is to make your teen's job as easy as possible. You can help with this:

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Working with Contractors

Working with Contractors

A Fine Mess

Most states have some type of home improvement laws that protect consumers when dealing with contractors. These laws vary from state to state, so it's a good idea to know what the law is in yours.

On large projects, it's a good idea to talk to your contractor on a regular basis. Keep the lines of communication open. When you have questions, be as specific as you possibly can about your concerns.

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