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Types of Parenting Styles

Parenting is not an exact science. Parents often learn as they go, making the decisions they feel are best for their children. Your parenting style may have an influence on the way your children behave. The parenting style descriptions established by Diana Baumrind in 1966 are still often used today. A fourth category describes less involved parents. You may fall into one distinct category or you may find yourself pulling from more than one category.

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Mom Manners: Etiquette Tips for the Pool and Playground

As families everywhere say goodbye to school schedules, we are primed and ready for the lazy days of summer. But before packing up our bathing suits and sand-buckets, its important to lay down a few etiquette ground rules to guarantee enjoyment and safety for all. Nothing is more upsetting than a child (or parent) not playing by the rules or disrespecting someone elses property. We have enough stress to contend with during the school year, so everyone appreciates a little extra thoughtfulness during the summer.

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When My Child With Autism Was Diagnosed With Cancer

This week I want to share a guest post from Jess Block Nerren. Her son has autism and was recently diagnosed with cancer. Here is her heartfelt story:Autism and pediatric cancer. Autism and Hodgkins Lymphoma. No matter how you say those two together, it sounds tough.My son Royce, 8, with autism was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma about 60 days ago, on March 3, 2014.We went to the hospital for back …