Back to Work Doubts

With the kids back in school now for a few weeks, many moms who chose to return to the workforce are having serious doubts over their decision and are starting to wonder if they, or their children, will suffer in…

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Coping with Back to School Conflicts

Hopefully your children’s transition from summer to school is a smooth one, but if not, here are a few tips on how to cope with typical back to school conflicts. Dealing with Heavy Homework after a Light Summer Homework can…

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How to Stop Manipulative Behavior

Does your child manipulate you? Do you ever feel like your child’s in charge and not you? If you answered “yes,” then you’re just like every other parent! But, even though you feel manipulated by your child, you may be…

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Teach Your Kids How to Deal With Bullies

As parents and children across the country begin preparing for ‘Back to School,” kids are feeling nervous about which of their friends (if any) they will be paired up with in their new classrooms and how much homework they’ll face,…

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Twitter Dee and Twitter Dumb… especially if you have kids!

USA Today’s article this week on the subject of being ‘present’ when you’re with someone, instead of answering your phone or tweeting or texting got me thinking about what all this technology means to kids. Kids do as they see…

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Should Kids Run Around Naked?

It’s summer, so there is the temptation to just let your kids run through the sprinklers in the buff or, if they are young enough, just hang out at the beach or the pool without a diaper. But is it…

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Today’s Interview with Dr. Ann on WLW AM 700 Radio in Cincinnati: Yelling at Other People’s Kids!

I’d like to summarize some important points that surfaced during my interview this afternoon regarding disciplining other people’s children. First and foremost, remember any time you say anything to another parent about their kid’s misbehavior, those are fighting words. Even…

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Tips to Surviving Summer

Summer vacation… kids cannot wait and parents look forward to less structure and fun. But by the middle of July, the dreams of carefree summer fun seem to fade. Why? Kids love to predict: they want to know what’s coming…

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Talking to Your Little Girl About That Time of the Month

We recently received a tremendous response from Ladera Ranch, CA moms in response to this ad: Do you have a little girl in 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade? And if so, is she changing and maturing more than you expected?…

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Columbine… An Anniversary no one wants to celebrate!

No question 10 years ago and no question now that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were both severely mentally unstable teenagers. New perspectives on this horrifying tragedy are emerging. My only hope with any new information the parenting community does…

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