Archive for the ‘Parenting’ Category

June 26th, 2012  Posted at   Parenting
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Linda Larsen of Sarasota, Fla., is a speaker who trains people through workshops and seminars on how to develop self-esteem (Linda Larsen Communications, Inc. and is author of “True Power,” (Brandywine, 2012, $12.95) and of an audio-cassette series, “12 Secrets to High Self-Esteem. (more…)

May 21st, 2012  Posted at   Parenting
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Raising a happy, healthy baby is a constant challenge — and caring for your baby’s skin is a major part of that challenge. Children’s rashes run the gamut from minor, treatable conditions to those that are serious and life threatening. (more…)

April 2nd, 2012  Posted at   Parenting
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To me, parenting is an awesome privilege, a tremendous responsibility, a source of exquisite joy and pleasure, as well as a source of extreme vulnerability and exhaustion. Each day is an adventure that calls upon creativity and every skill imaginable. We are constantly making choices, both big ones and little ones, and constantly taking action, not knowing what the actual effects might be.
Parenting is a humbling experience. From the moment we bring a child into our lives, through birth or adoption, the child is constantly changing in every way — physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. Just when we think we have adjusted to the complications of one developmental stage, the child enters a new one. (more…)

August 25th, 2011  Posted at   Parenting
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The Internet is an exciting tool. Online computer exploration offers many new opportunities to children. Children can do research for schoolwork, play games and meet friends all at the same time. Unfortunately there are people out there seeking to exploit children and sometimes adults. Be aware of the warning signs of an online predator and the rules for a safe online experience. (more…)

August 18th, 2011  Posted at   Newborns and Pregnancy
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My baby, Abbegail, has finally had her last breast-feeding. I have some mixed emotions, I am sad on one hand, she is so tiny, a baby in my eyes still; yet also I feel a sense of liberation, my breasts are all mine again! (more…)