For many parents, their teen is a closed book, with a padlock, and poison spikes, and maybe a big dog in front of it. At times it seems impossible to get them to open up and talk about their lives. But talking to your teen and knowing about their lives is one of the best ways to protect them from danger. Spying and snooping around isn’t the best way to get that information either, it will only upset matters if your teen finds out. Communication at this stage of your childs life can definitely be a parenting challenge. READ More on Teen Parenting – Some Ideas To Get Your Teenager To Open Up

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by Stacey Schifferdecker

Your garage sale is advertised to open at 7:00 and customers are lined up outside, but Lisa hasn’t arrived with the cash box full of change. Your grant proposal has to be in the mail today but the financials haven’t arrived yet. Your son’s church group couldn’t go to the concert they had planned to attend because two of the adult drivers/chaperones didn’t show up. READ More on Teaching Kids Responsibility – One Step At A Time

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Remote-control parenting – Ha'aretz

28 Jan 2007 at 6:29pm

Remote-control parenting
Ha'aretz, Israel – 10 hours ago
These parenting courses held at prisons throughout Israel are called " parenting by remote control," a term coined by the prisoners. ….

New parenting groups will offer tips and support (The Nashua Telegraph)

29 Jan 2007 at 12:27am


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There are many styles of parenting, and each style has its advantages. That is why I feel it is important to understand the different parenting styles and take the best aspects of each. One such style is positive parenting. The words “positive parenting” tend to be thrown around a lot these days. Some people think it’s simply being loving to your children and avoiding punishment. Well, they’re partly right, but the important thing to remember is through the positive reinforcement there are consequences for behaviors and you are always working toward the goal of having happy, well-adjusted children. Children who live in positive environments don’t turn out to be spoiled brats! They grow up to be intelligent and successful in all aspects of their lives. READ More on Postitive Parenting: Raising Happy and Healthy Kids – Part 1

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It’s never too early to teach your little one to enjoy music. Kids love to sing and dance to their heart’s content.
Most children have a heap of natural musical ability. How you nurture it is the key to whether your child’s musical ability will continue to grow.
These days, parents are so anxious to give their children the “upper hand”, enrolling them in dance at age 2, soccer by age 4, and music lessons shortly thereafter. While this may appear to make your child well-rounded, in some cases you are doing more harm than good. Preschool children should certainly be exposed to good music but in a less formal setting than private lessons. You can find a wealth of different activities more appropriate to the mind-set and attention span of a 3 or 4 year old.READ More on Exposing your Preschooler to Music

Kids love to plan and Mom and Dad are usually their first and favorite playmades.  By taking time to play with your child, you may find that  it will help build confidence, teach cooperation and taking turns, and also help build a closer, loving, and stronger relationship with your child. When you spend an afternoon playing games with your toddler, you might be surprised at how much fun your time together is for you as well as your child. So grab a board game, bouncy balls, or a beanbag collection and spend the afternoon indulging in a few toddler games! READ More on Fun And Games With Your Toddler

Bonnier Magazine Group Buys 18 Magazines from Time Inc – WebWire (press release)

25 Jan 2007 at 4:13pm Bonnier Magazine Group Buys 18 Magazines from Time Inc
WebWire (press release), GA – 6 hours ago
Ann Moore, Time Inc. Chairman and CEO, said: "I am very pleased to have found the right buyer for The Parenting Group and Time4 Media, one that will be able ….
AdMedia Partners Advises Bonnier in Acquisition of Time Inc.?s …. PR Web (press release)
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Event: 'HelpMates Parenting Co-op Meeting' (City Pulse)

25 Jan 2007 at 7:02pm

HelpMates parenting co-op will hold it's January meeting at Everett High School on Friday, January 26, 2007 at 6pm. This month's meeting will include a spaghetti dinner, club officer voting, and other activities.

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