Guilty Parents: You Are So Not Alone!

Guilty Parents: You Are So Not Alone! In a brilliant attempt to advertise the new ABC TV comedy show “In the Motherhood” this week, Oprah had moms from all over the country share their fears, faux pas and just plain…

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California Kids Could Lose Everything… On May 19

Politics are not my usual topic of discussion when it comes to children and families. But, I am extremely compelled to communicate accurate information to you about proposition 1-D, one of the CA May 19th special election initiatives. In 1998,…

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Economic Crisis & Your Kids

This economic downturn affects everyone, children included. Because there is no money, all services for kids will be compromised from classroom size to school closings and unemployment support for children whose parents have lost their jobs. Parents worry not only…

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Are Apologies Over-Rated?

Michael Phelps is our most recent American hero, the next young adult for our children to admire and want to be just like him. Come to find out, he is human and makes mistakes just like the rest of us.…

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TIME-OUT… Has Nothing to Do with Time!

Time-out is so misunderstood. Most parents use it to change their kids’ unruly behavior. Thinking as they have been told my tons of friends, neighbors and experts that if they leave their child alone for a few minutes they will…

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The Bachelor on ABC with a 3 year old…

Everyone loves a good love story. Romance sells and intrigues even the most cynical souls. We love to talk about love. The ABC hit TV show; “The Bachelor” is no exception to the rule that guarantees ‘happily ever after’ can…

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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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Want To Know Why You’re In a Bad Mood? Watch T.V.

Ever get up “on the wrong side of the bed” and don’t know why? At one time or another just about everybody experiences not knowing why they feel the way they do. Kids get even more confused than parents do…

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School’s Out…Now What Do We Do With The Kids?

As adults we all look forward to those ‘lazy days of summer’, but with the kids out of school it can be stressful, instead of relaxing. Questions like, how many activities should be planned for kids, how much T.V./computer is…

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In Praise of Fathers

Fathers should be appreciated all year… not just on one day! While Father’s Day is a tremendous idea, we all need to affirm Dads for their significance every day of the year. I come from a long line of fantastic…

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