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Handling the Gimmies

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For some kids it starts this time of year, other parents are fortunate enough to hear it year round. You know what I’m talking about. The “I want this!” and “Buy me that!” Advertisers have found that targeting children is profitable and a great avenue into parents’ pocketbooks. As the days draw closer to Christmas kids can […]

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Making the Most of the Holiday Season

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This time of year can evoke a lot of emotions. Sometimes it’s anxiety, sometimes sorrow, hopefully for you it’s all excitement and cheer. But if you’re like many parents you have at least some reservation about the upcoming holidays. Will they throw your kids off their schedule so you’re stuck with cranky monsters? Or maybe […]

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I Need to Listen to Myself

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Yesterday I led our Columbus Attachment Parents Meeting. The topic was food and nutrition, one that I take quite a bit of interest in, even though both of my children are very good eaters. There are so many factors that go into helping kids learn good eating habits, though, it’s a long journey, one with […]

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Children and Chores

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Household chores and how they relate to children is an age old struggle. It’s quite common for parents, especially moms to whom the bulk of keeping house usually falls, to be frustrated with their children over picking up toys, keeping rooms clean or general day-to-day messes. I feel pretty strongly on this issue, so I […]

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Scary Things Kids Do

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My youngest son is a bit over 2. He follows oder brother (almost 5) around and of course thinks he can do everything older brother can do. Older brother is very into climbing trees. He’s climbed some at a park we go to and gone quite high. However he complains about the trees in our […]

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