by Stacey Schifferdecker

Most people would agree that is is important to teach honesty and integrity to your children. However, if you were to sit down and write a list of character traits you want your child to develop, chances are honesty would at least be in the top ten. After all, without honesty, our children will be less able to make friends, succeed in a career, and have a happy marriage. The fact is, though, that most children do tell lies. So how we do instill the character trait of honesty in our children? READ More on Teaching Honesty and Integrity

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Many children today have so many toys that they do not even play with half of them, and they lay forgotten in the toy box. Some of these toys are monsters and guns and many of them do not promote learning, but often promote violence.

When picking out toys for your children you should consider the educational value that they hold and how they will affect your children. Giving your child musical instrument toys is a good way to interest them in music at a young age and will perhaps later end up in them choosing to study some aspect of music. READ More on Teaching Love for Music with Musical Instrument Toys

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by Stacey Schifferdecker

More and more families today are “his, hers, and ours” blends of stepparents, step-siblings, stepchildren, etc. In fact, one out of three Americans are now “steps.” On a recent episode of “The Suite Life of Zach and Cody,” London got an eager new stepmother who, although loving, provided a perfect example of how stepparents should NOT act. What can you learn from the Tiptons to make your own blended family happier? READ More on Blending Families: From the Brady Bunch to Life with Derek

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Proper Parenting Skills Needed – Children's Advocate – Government of Jamaica,…

9 Nov 2006 at 10:15am

Proper Parenting Skills Needed – Children's Advocate
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service, Jamaica – 11 hours ago
Children's Advocate, Mary Clarke, has said that proper parenting skills are needed, as parenting practices have a significant impact on the lives of children ….

PARENTING | Hey moms, lose the guilt (Kansas City Star)

9 Nov 2006 at 3:18am

Momfidence! An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting, by Paula Spencer (Three Rivers Press, $12.95 paperback)

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It was Tommy’s sixth birthday and his Uncle Kevin got him a gift card. Without batting an eyelid, Tommy asked ‘How much is on it?”

While not an entire inappropriate question, the timing could have been better. Tommy should have thanked his Uncle Kevin for the gift. Later on, he could have asked his parents to check the balance on the gift card for him online or at the store.

Teach Your Children to Value Money – But Not Too Much READ More on Teaching Your Child The Value Of Money

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Education Ministry Conducts Parenting Workshops – Government of Jamaica, Jama…
6 Nov 2006 at 12:28pm

Education Ministry Conducts Parenting Workshops
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service, Jamaica – 12 hours ago
…. being observed as Parents' Month, and during the period, the Ministry of Education and Youth in partnership with the Coalition for Better Parenting (CBP) will ….
Parents Urged to Focus on Different Levels of Child Development Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
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Matthew Taylor says we should teach children parenting skills (Guardian Unlim…
6 Nov 2006 at 6:48pm
Let's teach children about parenting, says Matthew Taylor.
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