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

CNNMoney.com 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 ….
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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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Why should you spend your hard earned money on those boring party invitations that everyone uses when you can make your own! Not only will you save money, but you will help add a special touch to your childs party. Plus if your child is old enough you can make it a fun event and work on them together, adding a little 'personal' touch to each invitation.READ More on Creative And Easy Childrens Party Invitation Ideas.

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by Stacey Schifferdecker

All siblings fight—that’s just a fact of life. And sibling rivalry can have positive consequences when it teaches children how compromise, negotiate, and solve conflicts. But when sibling rivalry crosses the line and become bullying, as it does for 30% or children and adolescents, parents need to intervene.

Sibling Bullying,  fighting or just teasing?
“But Mom, I was just teasing!”

This may be the phrase you hear when you intervene in a bullying situation. What is the difference between teasing and bullying?

• In bullying, a stronger, more powerful person purposely hurts or frightens a smaller or weaker person. One child is in control and is consistently hurting another child, who feels helpless to stop the situation.
• When someone bullies, they intend to do harm. Teasing is intended to be playful (but can turn into bullying if it lasts too long, ends up being harmful, or one person is no longer having fun).
• Bullying is persistent while teasing can be an on-again, off-again thing.

The basic rule of thumb is this: Behavior that would be unacceptable between two unrelated children is unacceptable between siblings. READ More on Sibling Bullying Or Sibling Rivalry?

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COUNCILS PILOT PARENTING CLASSES FOR 'ASBO FAMILIES – Firstrung

22 Jan 2007 at 2:56pm

24dash.com COUNCILS PILOT PARENTING CLASSES FOR 'ASBO FAMILIES
Firstrung, UK – 8 hours ago
The Respect Areas will share ?6m from the Department for Education and Skills to run the parenting classes. Among the 40 authorities are Birmingham City ….
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Parenting can be fun, facilitator observes (Marshall Democrat-News)

22 Jan 2007 at 4:18pm

Parenting not only can be fun but should be fun — and when it is, it's better for parents and children alike. That idea is at the heart of the "Love and Logic" approach to parenting that Nancy Kleinschmidt advocates.

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Is your child getting enough exercise? If she isn’t exercising at all, you should take steps to change that today. Exercise is important to your children’s health. Here are more reasons why your child benefits from a regular exercise routine:

1. Exercise reduces the risk of obesity. If your child participates in a regular exercise program, her chances of becoming obese are dramatically reduced. An active child means a healthier child. READ More on Benefits Of Exercise And Your Child

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More and more men are taking their role as daddy very seriously. There are many Internet sites dedicated to new fathers and helping them to navigate through the challenges. Member sites just for new dads are filling up quickly and daddy’s rush from work to attend their child’s nursery school event or soccer game. Never before has there been such an interest in hands on parenting in new fathers. As a new father for the second time, I feel it is very important to bond and interact with your child early on. READ More on Fatherhood – Bonding With Your Child

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