Secrets to SUCCESS.com in Parenting & Life

Success Magazine has some very valuable secrets to success in their 2008 November issue. From Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking to T. Boone Pickens, billionaire businessman’s alternative energy plan for wind power to Ken Blanchard, author of…

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Trick or Treat…When Should Kids Start?

One year your child may be happily running from house to house and openly asking for treats. The next year, they are not so enthusiastic. That is why it makes sense for parents to be sensitive about what their kids…

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Spanking Doesn’t Work, it Hurts!

It is so easy to swat your child when they are seemingly disobedient. ABC TV yesterday reported yet another research study shouting loud and clear that spanking used as a regular punishment has long-term affects on children and their potential for…

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Riding the Emotional Roll-A-Coaster…Elections & Economy

How can parents teach their kids emotional education when their own emotions are all over the place? The current world environment, believe it or not, provides the best opportunity for parents to learn how to teach their kids about their…

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Are Your Kids Getting into Trouble in School?

Some of the most famous, successful people had trouble in school. I was lucky enough to go to school with Chris VanAllsberg, author and illustrator of the famous book, “The Polar Express”, which was made into a block-buster movie. Chris…

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Obama vs. McCain Education Plans for Young Children through College

McCain and Obama have very different ideas on education. For the record, I am not endorsing either of these presidential candidates. But, do think everyone who has children should know what presidential plans they have for our kids. If you…

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Kids and Cancer

Sometimes kids give the best advice. I was so struck by this article about a daughter who helped her mom through breast cancer that I wanted to spread the wise words of this 10 year old. Here are her ’8′…

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Play Dates Gone Bad

Just wanted to follow up after my “Play Dates Gone Bad” talk here in Southern CA. All the parents had the opportunity to ask questions before hand about ‘what if’ this happens when you are socializing with other parents and…

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Teaching Your Kids About Guilt Can Rid You of Your Own!

The minute we learn we’re about to start a family the guilt starts. If it isn’t about what we eat while we’re pregnant, it’s what we do in labor and then it’s how we feed our kids. Then we move…

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Super Nanny is Back!

Have you heard the news? The Super Nanny season premier is Friday, today! Who knows what this season will bring? I am hoping some developmentally accurate information will be shared on the show. The advertisement for the Super Nanny show…

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