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How to Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

The 100 Deadliest Days (Memorial Day to Labor Day) for teens has started, and we wanted to share some tips to help parents keep their teenagers safe behind the wheel. We had the chance to talk with Bill Wade, National Program Manager for Tire Rack Street Survival (a national non-profit teen driving program) and heres what we learned: Why is there an increased risk for teen drivers during the summer?

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How Fetal Exposure to Pesticides Can Lower Your Child’s IQ

A childs IQ can be affected by the amount of pesticides their mother is exposed to while pregnant. High amounts of exposure to certain pesticides while pregnant have been linked to lower IQs in school-aged children. The harmful pesticide is organophosphates. Its commonly found on berries, green beans, and other various fruits and vegetables. Outside of the grocery store, the pesticide is often used in homes and gardens.

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Problem Stepchildren

Every family has its own trials and tribulations. Dealing with stepchildren is different from dealing with your own biological children — no matter how much you may love your stepchild or want to help. Some children may exhibit problem behavior as a way of dealing with his new family setup. Dealing with a problematic stepchild can ultimately destroy your relationship with your spouse, break apart your family or cause you all to find a way to weather the storm and allow you to become a loving, connected family.

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Interview 4 Inspiration- Sherri Kruger- Serene Journey & Zen Family Habits

Interview 4 Inspiration is a series. Here you will find a sequence of questions answered by inspirational people. People who have inspired me in one way or another, either through knowing them personally or through their work. I believe people are the best sources of inspiration; therefore it gives me great pleasure to share a little more about them with you in a series of questions.

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Taking Child Bullying From “Hit Me” to “Hug Me”

My sixth grade teacher taught me a most invaluable lesson when she said, Cynthia, you need to grow thicker skin. I was a super sensitive kid and really needed to stop letting everything affect me so deeply. My knee jerk response was to sway to the other side of the pendulum, testing my forte at being a bitch and wearing impenetrable armor. My shield became so fortified by 8th grade that you couldnt even ask me for a piece of gum. It took me time to work out the proper balance, but I still get hit with zingers. We all do.