by Stacey Schifferdecker

Once upon a time, in a backyard just down the street, children spent their afternoons and Saturdays playing baseball or kickball with a rock for third base and imaginary runners filling out too-small teams. Now, children can join organized sports teams as young as age 4 and take baby ball lessons even earlier. While such activities can give children a head start on lifelong fitness, parents need to think carefully about what age to enroll their children in sports and what sport to choose.READ More on Getting Your Child Started In Sports

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Extension parenting program a tale of success – Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil
22 Oct 2006 at 1:35am

Extension parenting program a tale of success
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA – 2 hours ago
Ward, a teen parenting facilitator with Iowa State University extension, and the teenage mother had recently discussed shaken baby syndrome on one of Ward's ….

Advice by Marilyn Heins, MD : Parenting Voting is another parental … – Ariz…
22 Oct 2006 at 3:09am

Advice by Marilyn Heins, MD : Parenting Voting is another parental ….
Arizona Daily Star, AZ – 49 minutes ago
…. Address parenting questions to Dr. Marilyn Heins, Arizona Daily Star, PO Box 26807, Tucson, AZ 85726 or marilynheins@earthlink.net. ….

Parenting pilot – This Is Basingstoke
22 Oct 2006 at 3:49am

Parenting pilot
This Is Basingstoke, UK – 9 minutes ago
AN INNOVATIVE Australian parenting programme, which aims to prevent behavioural, emotional and developmental problems in children, is to be piloted in Hampshire ….

Foster parenting from faith – Sun-Sentinel.com
22 Oct 2006 at 3:08am

Foster parenting from faith
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL – 50 minutes ago
By Georgia East. PEMBROKE PINES ? Andrew Mardis walks into his house and immediately their hands shoot up into the air. "Daddy, Daddy ….

Joy of parenting turns to fear (Centre Daily Times)
22 Oct 2006 at 3:15am
Many poems celebrate the joys of having children. Michigan poet Jeff Vande Zande reminds us that adults make mistakes, even with children they love, and that parenting is about fear as well as joy.
Ridgecrest to host parenting workshop (Tuttle Times)
21 Oct 2006 at 1:00pm
BRIDGE CREEK ? Do you ever wonder why you became a parent or maybe at some point you have wanted to quit or run away but you knew couldn?t? We know parenting can be difficult and that?s why we want to partner with you in this important task.
Advice by Marilyn Heins, M.D. : Parenting Voting is another parental responsi…
22 Oct 2006 at 3:15am
Election Day is on Nov. 7, a little more than two weeks away.
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Workshop to enhance parenting skills to be held – pride source.com

19 Oct 2006 at 7:16pm

Workshop to enhance parenting skills to be held
pride source.com, MI – 8 hours ago
By Chris Azzopardi. ANN ARBOR – A workshop geared toward same-sex parents looking to improve their parenting skills will be at 3 pm Oct. 22 and Oct. ….

Early Childhood Center offers parenting workshop – Scituate Mariner

19 Oct 2006 at 5:17pm

Early Childhood Center offers parenting workshop
Scituate Mariner, MA – 10 hours ago
The Early Childhood Center of the Scituate Public Schools will sponsor an active parenting workshop for parents of children ages 1 to 4 at Scituate High School ….

Shared Parenting Update – KXMA

19 Oct 2006 at 10:58am

Shared Parenting Update
KXMA, ND – 16 hours ago
I haven?t spent a lot of time talking about shared parenting recently, but since we?re less than three weeks out from the election I figure it?s time for ….

Ah, the joys of parenting – The Times and Democrat

19 Oct 2006 at 5:53am

Ah, the joys of parenting
The Times and Democrat, SC – 21 hours ago
…. I learned a lesson that day. I thought that I was doing a pretty decent job of parenting .. …. However, the real challenges of parenting are just starting. ….

Shared Parenting Update (KXMA-TV Dickinson)

19 Oct 2006 at 11:02am

I haven?t spent a lot of time talking about shared parenting recently, but since we?re less than three weeks out from the election I figure it?s time for an update.

Parenting awareness topic of conference (The Mining Journal)

18 Oct 2006 at 1:31pm

MARQUETTE ? The 14th annual Parenting Awareness Michigan Conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Northern Michigan University. Cost is $55, which includes lunch.

No Parenting column (Star-Gazette)

18 Oct 2006 at 3:28am

There will be no Parenting column by Dr. Rachel Bryant this week. Look for her column to return to this page next Wednesday.

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The fact is, all brothers and sisters fight at least sometimes. There are a lot of reasons siblings fight, but the main reason is that they are competing with each other for a precious limited resource: your time and attention. This is why sibling rivalry often starts even before the second child is born, as older children begin to see their attention diverted to the new baby.READ More on Are any families immune from sibling rivalry? Yes—families with only one child!

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Parenting expert to discuss bullying issues November 1 – Huntsville Forester

18 Oct 2006 at 11:15am

Parenting expert to discuss bullying issues November 1
Huntsville Forester,  Canada – 5 hours ago
…. Chicago parent Coloroso is an internationally recognized speaker and author in the areas of parenting , teaching, school discipline, non-violent conflict ….

City to Hold Free Parenting Workshop – KHTS Radio

18 Oct 2006 at 12:06pm

City to Hold Free Parenting Workshop
KHTS Radio, CA – 4 hours ago
It is not easy to raise a family today?s society — especially with blended or step families. Each family encompasses different ….

Classes have potential to change parenting style – Rochester Democrat and Chr…

18 Oct 2006 at 4:55am

Classes have potential to change parenting style
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY – 11 hours ago
…. said so.'". Burgess knows the classes have the potential to change her parenting style because some of them already have. When her ….

Parenting: 6-year-old needs a hand with the hospital – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

18 Oct 2006 at 12:13am

Parenting : 6-year-old needs a hand with the hospital
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA – 16 hours ago
Q: My 6-year-old boy has to have a minor surgical procedure that will have him in the hospital for a few days. How can I help him not be so scared? ….

Parenting awareness topic of conference (The Mining Journal)

18 Oct 2006 at 1:31pm

MARQUETTE ? The 14th annual Parenting Awareness Michigan Conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Northern Michigan University. Cost is $55, which includes lunch.

No Parenting column (Star-Gazette)

18 Oct 2006 at 3:28am

There will be no Parenting column by Dr. Rachel Bryant this week. Look for her column to return to this page next Wednesday.

JOHN ROSEMOND: AFFIRMATIVE PARENTING: What if teen changes mind about living …

18 Oct 2006 at 6:11am

Q: I have joint custody of my son, who has been threatening for some time now that when he turns 14 he is going to go live with his father, who's been encouraging this. He'll be 14 soon, and my husband and I have no doubt but that he's going to make good on his threats. We also think things at his father's may not work out for him as well as he thinks they will.

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Women working more — and parenting more – San Francisco Chronicle

17 Oct 2006 at 6:26am

New York Times Women working more — and parenting more
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA – 16 hours ago
(10-17) 04:00 PDT Washington — Despite the surge of women into the workforce, mothers are spending at least as much time with their children as they did 40 ….
Married and Single Parents Spending More Time With Children, Study …. Gainesville Sun
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'Y' offers parenting help – Buffalo Business First

17 Oct 2006 at 10:53am

'Y' offers parenting help
Buffalo Business First,  United States – 11 hours ago
The YMCA Buffalo Niagara has a solution for parents who must report to work, despite their children's schools being unexpectedly closed for the week. ….

Communication the key to unlock great parenting – Ballarat Courier

17 Oct 2006 at 10:21am

Communication the key to unlock great parenting
Ballarat Courier, Australia – 12 hours ago
HOW do we become a good parent? What do we say? How do we react? Where do we get the information? These are some of the questions ….

Weekend workshop celebrates parenting – Victoria Times Colonist

17 Oct 2006 at 5:07am

Weekend workshop celebrates parenting
Victoria Times Colonist, Canada – 17 hours ago
That's why the Effective Parenting Workshop is heading into its 17th year this weekend, this time boosted to a full day of sessions designed to inspire, assist ….

Rachel Patterson Parenting Day Oct. 16 (Atmore Advance)

16 Oct 2006 at 10:34am

All parents and community members are invited and encouraged to attend the events of the Rachel Patterson Elementary School's Parenting Day on Oct. 16.

Parenting Experts Reflect on How Much has Changed–or Not–as America Welcome…

16 Oct 2006 at 3:36am

The milestone birth of the 300 millionth American has some parenting experts stopping to compare today?s moms and dads with those of yesteryear. And while trendy postmodern parenting embraces old, sometimes ancient methods and techniques, the tools have no doubt matured with manufacturers catering to our fast-paced society that longs for increasing simplicity and convenience. (PRWeb Oct 16, 2006)

Women working more — and parenting more (San Francisco Chronicle)

17 Oct 2006 at 6:50am

Despite the surge of women into the workforce, mothers are spending at least as much time with their children as they did 40 years ago, and the amount of child care and housework performed by fathers has sharply increased, researchers say in a new study.

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We just found a nice family resource on the web called Craftyplaces.com. The article that grabed my attention was a post entitled: Your Guide To Family Crafts. Craftyplaces is just a dynomite new site. The post made me think a little about families and doing things together. In looking at my life for example, I work all day, come home and have to jump on the computer to do more work. Thats life in corporate america, it tends to rob our free time, and many times we start to give less and less attention to those we love and care about. That is why family time is extemely important.

is not just about coming together for dinner, or going to the movies, it is about being actively involved as a family unit. A great way to do this is find activities the whole family can enjoy. Whether its , unicycling, cards, games, puzzles, finding that one thing the whole family can become actively involved in I feel will help build a stronger family. In todays busy world we just have to make the time, after all what is really more important then our wifes, sons, daughters, or husbands? Family must come first. Now that I made myself feel a little guilty, I must try to follow my own advice. kevin

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