Protecting Kids From Sexual Abuse

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As mothers, we often teach our young children about Stranger Danger and how to deal with the creepy man down the street. We instruct them on how to react to the man in the car who offers them candy or what to say to the person on the other end of the phone asking if their mommy or daddy is home.

Why You Really Shouldn’t Force Your Kids To Say “Sorry”

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He just shut me out and that isnt good for the planet. Sienna, 3 years old, upon her brothers refusal to accept her hugMy four-year-old scratches his little sisters face. He knows its wrong. Before he lashes out, he looks at me furtively with a sidelong glance, as if trying to decide what to do.In the blink of my eye, the deed is done. Sienna is crying. I am …

Summer Survival: Sibling Rivalry, Whining, Messes…

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Its that time again..summer. Most of us are excited to take a little break from the school routine–waking up early, rushing out to get everyone to school on time, and, worst of all, making sure all of the homework is done. Summer vacation offers a chance for a little bit more relaxation, but it can quickly go from relaxing to reacting if you arent careful.

The Little Boy On First Base

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To all the coaches, parents, and fans of little league, The season is upon us. Fields all over are filled with parents, fans, coaches, players, and umpires. It’s an exciting time of year for boys and girls, the cold is finally turning warmer, the days are slowly becoming longer, school is almost out for summer, […]