This month, families get together to celebrate the birth of a Savior, a very big event which often overshadows another VERY big event in the eyes and hearts of a child.
When I was a child, kids used to envy me having my birthday in the month that everyone gets presents- “You must get a lot of them!” was the common outcry from my friends when they heard my birthday was December 10. But it was usually far from the celebration that I wished that I had considering that the change in my parent’s pockets only went so far with four girls presents to buy for Christmas. Having this personal experience, I know what makes (or breaks) a very special December birthday! READ More on Its My Birthday Too…

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Welfare workers to quiz Britney over 'parenting concerns' – Daily Mail – UK

6 Dec 2006 at 6:33pm Welfare workers to quiz Britney over ' parenting concerns'
Daily Mail – UK, UK – 15 hours ago
…. bad decisions.?. This is not the first time that Miss Spears?s parenting abilities have been called into question. In February ….
Britney Spears Spotted Carrying Wine In Glass, Then Driving Post Chronicle
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Gang activity can be preempted by sound parenting (The Thousand Oaks Acorn)

7 Dec 2006 at 4:04am

Recent legal maneuvers should help law enforcement fight the proliferation of gangs, but good parenting could help deter the attraction of new members before it begins, according to authorities.

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Parents play a key role in helping their children develop good communication skills. Kids first learn by mimicing their parents. Few subjects in parenting are as fundamental, or as important, as communication. Humans function so much by language, whether implicit or explicit, that learning how to communicate effectively affects virtually every other sphere of family relations, and interaction outside the family. READ More on Developing Good Communication Skills
English racer Doug Larson may have summed up your entire daily life when he quipped “For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.” In fact, how many of us even get eight hours of sleep anymore? On average, adults sleep seven hours a night, and 36% of us sleep only 6.5 hours or less. So where is all that time going?READ More on Unscheduling our overscheduled kids

The politics of parenting – Guardian Unlimited

3 Dec 2006 at 7:37pm

The politics of parenting
Guardian Unlimited, UK – 32 minutes ago
This year's must-have political fashion accessory is a family policy. David Cameron has declared the family will be at the heart of every Conservative policy. ….

Putting Maury Povich out of business solves parenting problems better than si…

3 Dec 2006 at 2:25am

T here are a lot reasons to criticize Britney Spears, and her parenting skills might warrant some scrutiny. But it's hardly fair to cast aspersions her way simply because her choice of friends isn't necessarily the best.

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by Dr. Caron Goode

Young parents, especially first-timers, may get upset when they see that their two-year-old wants to keep his toys to himself. What is the appropriate recourse when your young daughter cries and grabs at another’s belonging? At which age does sharing become a socially appropriate behavior and how can you encourage your children to share?READ More on Teaching Children To Share

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Sibling rivalry – conflict between and among brothers and sisters – can take all the forms that occur among adults: loud arguments, sports competition, physical fights, property destruction, etc. As the list suggests, some forms will require parental intervention, while others may be safely left to the kids to work out for themselves. READ More on Sibling Rivalry – What You Can Do

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