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  • 7/30/2014 Maternal Fears: Your Child Smells it On You Maternal fears are primal, instinctual; ready to be unleashed at the first sign of danger, either real or perceived. Imagine this scenario: a door opens as a child’s pudgy fingers linger much too close to the door hinge. Her mother is nearby. Mom’s heart beats faster. She gasps and cries, “Watch out!” quickly moving the […] more>
  • 7/23/2014 Are You Sabotaging Your Child’s Summer Camp Experience?   Are you sabotaging your child’s summer camp experience? “Of course not,” you laugh. “What parent does that?” You throw your head back and laugh off the ridiculousness of that premise. You are, after all, a hip, more in-touch parent. You talk to your child about everything—drugs, peer pressure, STDs, and bullying. You’ve read the […] more>
  • 7/21/2014 What are the Signs Your Child is Troubled? Before I became a parent I had always imagined that the hardest part of raising and caring for another human being would be primarily physical. When my kids were infants and then toddlers it felt like an almost herculean task to keep them fed, clean, gas-free and safe. I remember rolling into bed after a […] more>
  • 7/17/2014 EDU Review 7/17/2014 EDU Review The latest trends in education and parenting          July 17, 2014 Summertime is a time to dream about different places, cultures, things to do and be. It’s a time to shake off preconceptions and explore with an open mind things you’ve never thought about before. At least not in depth. Take for instance, travel. […] more>
  • 7/16/2014 Maternal Separation Anxiety: It’s Hard to Let Go At many overnight camps, this past Sunday was visiting day. If you went to visit your child, you should have found a markedly more relaxed, sunburnt, mosquito-bitten child from the one you put on the camp bus. Your child was probably eager to share a dozen or more stories of new experiences she had—the zip […] more>
  • 7/15/2014 When Your Teen’s BFF Is A Bad Influence There’s this boy in the neighborhood, you know the type, reverse Mohawk streaked green, an earring, and a dangerous look in his eyes. He’s a bad influence. And your son is attracted to him like iron filings to a magnet. So what’s a parent to do? If you forbid the relationship you’ll only be driving […] more>
  • 7/14/2014 Kid-Friendly Linguine With No-Cook Pasta Sauce It’s summer and you know you should do some kind of activity with the kids. But it’s HOT. Sounds like the perfect time to teach the kids how to whip up some kid-friendly linguini with no-cook pasta sauce! This is a great recipe to have in your repertoire. The longer the sauce ingredients marinate, the […] more>
  • 7/13/2014 Expectant Moms Turn To Doctor Google Expectant moms are turning to Doctor Google for advice. That is, they are seeking answers to their questions about pregnancy that they can’t get in the early weeks of their pregnancies. That’s because the first prenatal visit for a mother-to-be generally takes place at eight weeks into the pregnancy. That’s pretty late in the game, […] more>
  • 7/10/2014 EDU Review: The Musicals Edition 7/10/2014 EDU Review The latest trends in education and parenting          July 10, 2014 Ever watched a musical and imagined yourself on stage, under the hot lights, your face thick with melting grease paint, the sound of many hands clapping, roses thrown at your feet? You’ve got it bad, Kid. You’re hooked on musical theater. And if […] more>
  • 7/9/2014 The Comprehensive Guide to Car Seat Safety Part IV (Additional Concerns) See also Part I of this series: Car Seat Selection and Direction, Part II: Installation, and Part III, Harnessing. ADDITIONAL CONCERNS What about Winter? Bulky items (this includes winter coats, buntings, and liners like the BundleMe) are not allowed to be used with a car seat because the harness will be too loose to protect a child […] more>