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Sneaky Little Ways to Empower Your Children - by Nicole Carpenter

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Yesterday I watched my tween daughter cry and couldn’t do anything about it.

When she was little, eliciting a smile or solving her problem was as simple as a tickle attack or an ice cream sundae. 

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5 Questions To Ask Before Rescuing Your Child From Consequences - By Julie De Azevedo Hanks, LCSW

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The only source of knowledge is experience. – Einstein

Being a “good parent” usually means being involved in your child’s life and “doing” things for your child, like volunteering in school, attending their sporting events, and teaching them values and skills. 

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Kids and Money – the Allowance Debate - By Merrilee Boyack

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Allowance or no allowance, that is the question!  Parents have been debating how to teach their children about handling money for centuries.  

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5 Great Reasons to Get Divorced - By Richard and Linda Eyre

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Here are the five best reasons to get a divorce:

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Adult Behaviors Judged by Young People - By Abbie Vianes

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Lorna Franke, in POWER Parenting, created a chart

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When and How to Talk To Your Kids About Sex - By Richard & Linda Eyre

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As we speak to groups of parents in various locations around the globe, it is interesting to us how good a job most parents have done on talking to their children about drugs and substance abuse, about violence, about smoking and drinking and safety issues; and how bad a job they have done on talking to their kids about sex.

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Help! Who Do I Talk To at My Child’s School? - By Barbara Smith

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Schools can seem very intimidating at first. It can be difficult to know who to talk to and who can answer your questions. The secretary at the school can answer lots of questions regarding when things are happening or how to communicate with the school. 

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If I had it to do over again – Reflections of a Grandma - By Merrilee Boyack

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It’s natural to look back.  It’s natural to have those feelings of “Woulda” “Shoulda” “Coulda”.  But the past is the past.  I cannot change it.

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Stepping Up to Step-Parenting, By Melanie M. Stoker

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At 30 years old I began a new life as I blended my family of two boys with the family of a widower and his six children.  All of the children were 12 down to 2 years old.  My husband, Ron, and I were sure our life together would be a page right out of the Von Trapp Family book!  Little did we know that there would be missing pieces like – none of us could carry a tune and I was not a “Maria”.

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DeStressing at the Holidays, By Merrilee Boyack

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I want you to think of distilled water.  It is water that has the impurities filtered out.  It is DISTILLED down to its most essential and purest form.

Six years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I had a large tumor that had spread to one lymph node.  It was very serious.

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