POSTS WITH TAG: child rearing

What if your kid is not getting bullied, do you still tell the teacher?

There is a child in my daughter's class who is...well, I am not going to name-call a child, but let's just say that he is a handful. This is an impression that I formed all on my own in about two minutes the first time I noticed him (he makes himself noticeable) and has since been reinforced.

Let me be clear, there is nothing WRONG with the child. He is as adorable as any 5-year-old, obviously smart, well-groomed, and precocious. The reason I'm telling you about him is that he makes my daughter uncomfortable. She talks about him ALL the time and it is always tinged with nerves and what seems like fear. Again, let me be clear, he is NOT bullying her. He is just unabashedly and unapologetically himself and learning to navigate boundaries.

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Simply Saludable

Keep your kids' health on track with these 6 tips

Despite the perpetual image of so-called soccer moms carting their over-scheduled kids from soccer to ballet to basketball and back, most children live a rather sedentary life--spending all day in the classroom, followed by hours sitting at a table doing homework and then parked in front of the televison or computer munching on chips and soda. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 more than one third of children and adolescents in the United States were classified as either overweight or obese. But there are steps you can take to make sure you keep your kids' health on track!

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Mom leaves son alone for HOURS while she goes shopping


As moms, there are times when we'd all love a little "alone time". Well, a 44-year-old mom in Long Island was arrested after she "allegedly" left her 7-year-old son unattended in the Lego Store while she went off to shop elsewhere in the mall, presumably in peace and quiet. Do I understand that we all daydream about doing this? Hell, yeah. Would or could I ever do that? Hell, NO! Does this woman not read my posts? There are crazy people in this world just waiting to find a poor unsuspecting, unattended 7-year-old to accost.

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4 Ways sports can teach your kids to overcome any obstacle

Whether you're an athlete or not, it should be pretty evident the lifelong impact being a part of sports team can have on a person. Aside from the physical and health benefits, playing sports can teach your children valuable life lessons that they will carry with them into adulthood--lessons that will hopefully support the values you are trying to instill at home. Of course, sports are not for everyone, but I firmly believe that you should encourage your kids to try at least one, whether it be dance or hockey. If they try and don't like it that's fine. Even just a single season can make an impact that lasts a lifetime. Keep reading to learn how sports can help your kids overcome obstacles.

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4 Mistakes parents make that harm their kids

I know this article may seem a bit morbid but "accidentally hurting your kids" has been a top topic of conversation among many mamás this week.  This theme was prompted by the story of the dad who "accidentally" left his 22-month old son in his car for hours.  Now it looks like he and his wife might have done it on purpose.  I can't imagine any parent doing this to their own child! 

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College preparedness

4 Tips to help your kids be the best writers they can be

No matter what you child's particular areas of interest are, strong writing skills are an important thing to have, especially when it comes time to apply to and attend college. Writing is something everyone learns in school that most of us actually use on a day-to-day basis in adulthood, whether it's an integral part of someone's career or even just when communicating with others regularly via email and social media. Many job applications involve some writing and of course, in college the majority of courses--particularly core classes--are essay intensive. Nevermind if your child wants to go on to pursue an advanced degree. Plus, it's an incredible way to express opinions and creativity, even in informal settings. So how can you help your child become a good writer? Follow the four tips below.

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Kris Jenner reveals what she thinks of topless Kendall & we're not surprised


There's no denying that Hollywood's biggest momager is Kris Jenner. She has made a fortune off the Kardashian family name through Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe. She's even had her youngest daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner become mini moguls overnight. Kendall, in particular, is known for her aspirations to become a model and for some risqué photoshoots. While most parents wouldn't be okay with their 18-year-old letting posing topless, Kris is super cool with it.

Why? Because apparently she thinks Kylie has the "perfect body." Oh, that's just lovely.

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Tattoo parlors for children are just insane


When you think of tattoo parlors, you rarely associate them with children, which is why you are going to find this next story shocking! Sadie Hennessy decided to open up the first tattoo parlor for children in England called My First Tattoo and there have been some INTERESTING responses to the new shop.

There have been looks of horror, but what's most eyebrow raising is that there have been already 10 real requests. What kind of parent would allow their child to get a tattoo?!

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10 Things no one tells you about raising a boy

Yes, traditional gender roles are outdated, and I've never been one to propose that parents abide by these tired standards. Why should the wardrobes of our baby boys be limited to shades of blue? And why would we assume that all girls like butterflies and unicorns? That said, even the most liberal thinker should ultimately admit that there are typically some differences in the experience of raising a little boy. What's truly fascinating, however, are the idiosyncrasies that no parenting book, friend, or relative ever tells you about and which you only discover during on-the-job training. Here are just some of the things I've learned while raising my awesome little boy. 
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5 Apps that are AWESOME at helping plan family activities


Being active as a family is all about learning and having new experiences together, but sometimes figuring out where to start is the hardest part, even more so if you're trying to get out and do something spontaneously. But just as in other areas of our lives, there's an app for that. 

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