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  • Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Job Hunting Is Serious Work

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Job Hunting Is Serious Work

    Whether you are seeking a summer job to pay for new clothes or a job to launch your career, make sure that you take it very seriously.  You cannot afford to be lazy when searching for a job.  If you fall into these traps, you will lose out on some great opportunities:

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  • Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Money Is Not Linked To Happiness

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Money Is Not Linked To Happiness

    While it would be nice to have a state-of-the-art home theater or a Maserati GranTurismo Convertible in the temperature-controlled garage, it won’t make up for a horrible job.  You will spend the majority of your waking hours at work over your lifespan.  You need to be sure that you enjoy it or feel fulfilled from […]

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  • Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste

    Many teens want their jobs to be exciting, glamorous and be the envy of their friends.  But those jobs only exist on MTV.  Or, at least they don’t exist unless you have experience.  You can’t get a job as Fashion Editor at Vogue or Executive Chef at The Ivy in Beverly Hills without proof that […]

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  • Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: No Career Path Necessary

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: No Career Path Necessary

    Many teens become stressed over following or choosing their career path by the time that they graduate high school.  While it would be nice to have everything in place, it is not necessary.  The main goal of a summer job is to get experience.  Now is not the time for tunnel vision or else you […]

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    Pediatricians’ Trick-or-Treat Bags

    Each year thousands of pediatricians gather for a national conference to catch up on the latest science and with each other. There’s also a huge exhibit hall, as in so many professional and trade conferences, where the latest products are displayed. At our meeting, vendors pass out logo bags that pediatricians can use going up […]

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  • Homemade Foods - Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet

    Homemade Foods – Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet

    As back to school shifts into full gear, a recent study examining the relationship between   commercially prepared foods and the rise in childhood obesity concerned us. The findings concluded that away-from-home meals contained more calories than meals made at home.

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  • Digital Footprint

    Digital Footprint

    Most kids do not know what is meant by the term “digital footprint”.  In fact, if you are a parent that isn’t sure of what a digital footprint is or why you need to be concerned about it, you are not alone.  The term digital footprint refers to the trail that you leave behind in […]

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  • The Power Tool of Parenting

    The Power Tool of Parenting

    Have you ever wished that you were more in tune with your children?  Had more insight into their needs and not just their wants?  There are many times that I wished that I had a crystal ball that would tell me what my kids were thinking.  Kids are often difficult to figure out.  You ask […]

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  • Top Five Ways to Protect Your Family on Facebook

    Top Five Ways to Protect Your Family on Facebook

    1. “Friend” your kids and family members on Facebook If your child won’t friend you, don’t be discouraged.   The reason why kids do not want to friend their parents is not what you think.  It is actually because they are afraid that you will embarrass them.  Once you have proven that you know how to […]

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  • Be at the Crossroads

    Be at the Crossroads

    Have you ever had one of those epiphanies when you suddenly realized that you were guilty of being a naïve parent?  I remember the day that happened for me as though it were yesterday.  It was Thanksgiving morning 2008.  I was standing in my kitchen, peeling potatoes and chatting with my brother, BJ, who had […]

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