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Why Parents should be Concerned about Webspeak

March 18, 2018

Webspeak is a growing phenomenon amongst children. Instead of “you are” or “you’re,” teens may write “ur.” “You” becomes “u,” and even “laughing out loud” has become “lol” in daily interactions. It’s arguably a useful abbreviation when talking online, but when people are saying “lol” in their daily interactions, where is the logic? If something […]

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Graco Recalls 2 Million Baby Strollers

February 21, 2018

Graco Children’s Products has issued a recall for approximately 2 million baby strollers. The products being recalled, the Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers, are being blamed for four infant deaths. The Quattro Tour strollers affected by the recall were manufactured prior to November 2006 and for MetroLite, the strollers were made prior to July 2007. […]

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Should Adult Children be Responsible for the Care of their Elderly Parents – Yes

February 17, 2018

To fully understand the concept of requiring adult children to care for their parents requires an understanding of the beginnings of filial responsibility laws and their historical ebb and flow in the United States. The legal duties underlying the relationship between parents and minor children have been quite settled for some time. However, the reciprocal […]

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Ideal Age of a Babysitter

February 17, 2018

The ideal age of a babysitter depends on the situation that the sitter will be asked to manage. For full time long term care while the parents are at work requires an adult babysitter who can handle nearly every possible problem that might arise. For after school or a night out type of babysitting, the […]

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Daily Tips for Maintaining your Childs Health

February 17, 2018

Keeping children healthy is a daily concern for parents today. We bandage cuts and kiss away bruises wondering if we’ve done all we can to keep them well. We strive to give them the best start down life’s road and there are more than a few things to be aware of while paving the way. […]

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How much to Pay a Babysitter

February 17, 2018

The rate of pay for a babysitter should be approached like any other business decision. You must begin by defining your expectations from the position. Are you hiring someone to stay in the house while your children run amok? Or, are you looking for someone to also be a maid, nanny, and cook? Somewhere between […]

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Should Adult Children Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude toward their Parents – No

February 17, 2018

Every childhood is different, so to expect adult children to be grateful towards their parents is not necessarily a given. Many children go through awful and abusive childhoods, so how can they be expected to be grateful for their parents when they are older? As children, growing up seems difficult and parents always seem unfair. […]

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Important Questions to ask your Babysitter

February 16, 2018

Finding the right babysitter for your child can be a grueling experience. As parents we want our children to be safe and happy while we are away. There many questions we should ask that we just don’t think of or that we assume anyone wanting the job would be able and willing to do. Look […]

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How to Prepare if you are Falsely Reported for Abuse or Neglect

February 16, 2018

October 4, 2004. I will remember that day for the rest of my life. For me, September 11, 2001 fades in comparison because October 4, 2004 was the day Child Protective Services (CPS) of Montgomery County, New York took my daughter away from me based on anonymous and false allegations. I finally got her back, […]

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The Benefits of having Children Close together in Age

February 16, 2018

The most common question you will hear after the birth of your first child, after all the customary how’s-everyone-doing questions of course, is when is the next one coming. In fact, that question seems to get more common as you have more children. The expert answer to this question is as varied as children themselves. […]

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