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  • Ownership and Sharing Rules

    Ownership and Sharing Rules

    For my children, we have three rules of sharing to help teach respect:

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  • Knowing When a Child Should be Picked up from Day Care

    Knowing When a Child Should be Picked up from Day Care

    As a parent, when you get a call saying that you need to leave work to pick up a sick child, you are put in a tough spot. You don’t want to use your vacation to stay home with a miserable child (that’s no vacation!), you may have limited sick leave, and you may not […]

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  • Sick Children in Day Care

    Sick Children in the Daycare Setting

    What is your opinion on Fifth’s Disease? Should children be sent home with this? We call parents to pick them up, but parents say some doctors are saying that children with this disease should be able to remain in…

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  • Fast Facts about Childhood Migraines

    Fast Facts about Childhood Migraines

    Migraines are the most important and frequent type of headache in children, affecting more than one in twelve kids — yet only 20 percent of children with migraines are ever properly diagnosed and treated (Headache, May 1997).

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  • Tips for Two Year Old Play

    Tips for Two Year Old Play

    One of the joys of parenting is finding that zone of moderate challenge for your child, and setting up fun opportunities for her to teach herself through exploration and play.

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  • Making the Holidays Magical

    Making The Holidays Magical

    In light of some of the really important questions you answer on this page, I feel a little silly even asking this, but . . . I am a working mom and I’m starting to freak out about Christmas….

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  • Guidelines For Enjoying The Holidays

    Guidelines For Enjoying The Holidays

    Holidays with kids can be the most wonderful and the most exhausting time of the year. The key to making this a magical time is planning ahead. (Note: Many of our readers may not celebrate Christmas, but the general principles outlined below can be applied to any holiday.)

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  • Helping to Ease Baby Blues

    Helping to Ease Baby Blues

    Every new beginning is also an ending of what was before. Every ending is a beginning. Whenever a baby is born, the world will never be the same. This is wonderful. It’s also okay to grieve for the loss of the way life was before. A mother may no longer have the control of her […]

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  • Tips for Car Travel with Toddlers

    Tips for Car Travel with Toddlers

    Try to stay as close as possible to your normal routine in terms of meal times and sleeping times.

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  • Fast Facts about Sun and our Eyes

    Fast Facts about Sun and our Eyes

    One of the great wonders of the human body is the ability of damaged cells to be repaired or replaced. Red blood cells, for instance, live for about 120 days. Each day, about 1% of your red blood cells retire to be replaced by a fresh generation. The lens of the eye is a notable […]

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