There can be nothing more devistating to a teen than having problems with acne. It can be a major blow to your childs self-esteem and confidence. As parents we may not feel it is a bit deal, but for a teen it can be a cause of major embarrasement and can effect how they interact socially. In my early teens I had a real bad time with acne and became more introverted because of that. Parents can help by understanding what your teen is going through, understanding some of the causes of acne and some treatments that will help your child. If your childs acne becomes a major concern you should contact your local health care professional or demotologist who can recommend more agressive treatments and therapies.  Below is a general overview of acne and some things that may help. READ More on Acne Skin Care For Your Teen

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by Dr. Caron Goode

As a parent, do you take for granted, like I did, that children will automatically listen to you? I learned some wonderful tips for coaching children to listen from a savvy veteran teacher who took me under her wing. When she showed me how to control a rowdy class of twenty-five first graders, I was determined to try the same techniques at home. Teaching children to listen actively involves all of their senses and engages their attention to their world. READ More on Coaching Kids to Listen to Their World

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Poll: Bullying linked to bad parenting – The Daily Yomiuri

18 Nov 2006 at 1:34pm

Poll: Bullying linked to bad parenting
The Daily Yomiuri, Japan – 19 hours ago
Sixty-five percent of people believe that bullying at school, which is suspected to have driven some children to commit suicide, is caused by parents failing ….

County parenting classes available (The News-Review)

17 Nov 2006 at 3:07pm

The News-Review Parents looking to take a parenting class will have a couple more options next year with the Douglas County Early Childhood Planning Coalition.

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Asthma in children is a very common condition. In fact it is becoming more and more prevalent. In recent times, its severity has greatly increased. Even though a lot of continuous research into the subject has been undertaken, and in spite of new developments in pharmacological agents having emerged, it is still one of the foremost causes that requires emergency care. It also may be one of the main causes why children miss school, and it can make children feel a sense of morbidity, disablement and even results, sometimes, in mortality. READ More on Asthma in Kids

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Ask your children what Thanksgiving is all about, and chances are their first response will be an excited “Turkey!” (with some pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes on the side.) Sadly, Thanksgiving has become somewhat of a lost holiday, sandwiched between the candy and costumes of Halloween and the lights and presents of Christmas. But Thanksgiving is a perfect time to count our blessings and focus on helping our children develop an “attitude of gratitude.”READ More on Thanksgiving: Beyond turkey and Being thankful

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Good parenting is not impossible, despite the fact that many parents often believe that it is an unattainable goal. Good parenting means knowing your children, and it means knowing where your children are. The measure of good parenting definitely changes through the child’s lifetime, much like the measure of any other organic process. This is because children are always changing, and there are different responsibilities associated with parenting different aged children. READ More on Are You A Good Parent?

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Families Need Fathers: Shared parenting makes children safer – Politics.co.uk
15 Nov 2006 at 11:28am

Families Need Fathers: Shared parenting makes children safer
Politics.co.uk, UK – 7 hours ago
…. ?Shared parenting is probably the biggest single resource available to promote child safety,? said John Baker, chairman of Families Need Fathers. ….
Families Need Fathers: What we want from the Queen?s speech Politics.co.uk
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New Petition Helps Make Parenting a National Priority (PR Web)
15 Nov 2006 at 3:35am
The parenting petition is part of The National Effective Parenting Initiative (NEPI) and can be found on the NEPI Web site, www.effectiveparentingusa.org. (PRWeb Nov 15, 2006)
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