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Aug28
What To Know About Taking Your Kids to Their First “Real” Concert

What To Know About Taking Your Kids to Their First “Real” Concert

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There are obviously a lot of variables that go into when a kid is old enough for his first “real” concert, but in my opinion, 11 or 12 years-old is ideal. Not only are the children probably fans of the artist and know his or her songs by this age, but they’re able to sit still during the boring wait times and they won’t get too exhausted when the hour gets late.

Aug14
Bug Repellents for Kids: What Should I Be Thinking About?

Bug Repellents for Kids: What Should I Be Thinking About?

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There’s more to think about when it come to protection from insects, like mosquitoes and ticks, than just “let’s spray THIS.” We look at DEET and other considerations.

Jul24
An Open Letter To Milton Bradley Regarding The Game of Life

An Open Letter To Milton Bradley Regarding The Game of Life

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My sons and I love spending time playing The Game of Life. And, though obvious that they’ve updated LIFE through the decades, I’ve noticed that the board game still a bit behind the times on a few things. Therefore, I’ve put together some suggestions as to how to make The Game of Life current for 2013.

Jun06
It’s Okay to Tell Your Kid You’re Proud of Them, Just Don’t be LOUD About It

It’s Okay to Tell Your Kid You’re Proud of Them, Just Don’t be LOUD About It

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Every year at this time, our elementary school holds individual ceremonies for the third, fourth and fifth grades. Anyway, that part of the event is all fine and good and it’s great to see the kids get their little medals and certificates. But then? Then things take a very obnoxious turn. Because that’s when the principal thanks everyone for coming, makes some closing remarks and opens up the mic. To the audience. Of parents….

May17
Having The Sex Talk with Your Child

Having The Sex Talk with Your Child

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We finally had The Sex Talk with our firth grade son. A long talk. A couple of talks, in fact. And throughout the process, we all learned a few things about the best way to handle discussing sex at this age and stage.

Mar20
How To Have The Puberty Talk

How To Have The Puberty Talk

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Your child is approaching or in preadolescence. This new phase of development may seem fairly natural and normal to you, but it’s probably the exact opposite to your child. Puberty can be embarrassing, awkward and scary. For that reason, any puberty advice or information you give your child now is only going to help their comfort level during this transitional time.

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