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Tip of the Day April 22

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Exercise together as a family. Go for family walks. Swim at a community pool. Play games.

Tip of the Day April 21

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Place parental controls on what your kids can access through the Internet and on cable. Tips for keeping kids safe online >>

Tip of the Day April 20

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When you see news that goes against your values, talk about that with your kids. Help them learn from other people’s mistakes.

Tip of the Day April 19

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Show your kids how to budget their money so that they know how to use money well. Tips for talking about money with your kids >>

Tip of the Day April 18

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Help your kids to cope well when bad things happen. Teach them how to be resilient >>

Tips for Talking to Your Kids about Alcohol

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By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

Alcohol use by teens is sometimes considered a “gateway” to a wide range of other high-risk activities, including premature sexual activity and illegal drug use.

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Tip of the Day April 17

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Notice when your kids are acting differently and talk to them about it.

Tip of the Day April 16

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Ask other parents about family activities they enjoy doing. Then try something they recommend.

Tip of the Day April 15

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It’s okay to get overwhelmed from time to time as a parent. Be patient with yourself.

Tip of the Day April 14

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Give young people appropriate and important responsibilities within the family. For example, ask a younger child to help an adult do laundry, or ask an older child to prepare a meal.

Do You Want a Girl Toy or a Boy Toy? McDonald’s Says Workers Won’t Ask

Motherlode Blog Feeds - 8 hours 49 min ago
McDonald's gave one economist's daughter a "girl toy" too many.

The Pregnancy I Endured, and the One I Missed

Motherlode Blog Feeds - 9 hours 58 min ago
I didn’t want to be pregnant, and at the time, I couldn’t enjoy it on any level. Now, watching friends anticipate birth, I want what I know what I missed.

Striving for School-Mom Perfection

Motherlode Blog Feeds - 11 hours 36 min ago
As a child, I wished my mother could spend more time involved with my school and activities, but that's not who she was. I hoped to do better, but I wasn't sure what that would look like.

Tip of the Day April 13

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - 14 hours 50 min ago

Encourage your kids to ask questions about life, death, and other spiritual issues. More tips for fostering spiritual development >>

In Defense of Chocolate Milk

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-04-21 18:06
When schools took chocolate milk off the menu, children drank less milk and purchased fewer school lunches, a study found.

Waiting, Hoping and Coming Unraveled

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-04-21 12:08
Disappointment mounts as a couple pursues infertility treatments in Israel.

Brain, Teen: Brain, Child Magazine Devotes an Issue to Parents of Teenagers

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-04-21 10:57
The magazine that brought many parents of my vintage through the toddler years has invited writers, including Ann Hood, to cast the eyes that once focused on potty training and sleepless nights onto sexuality, grit, college tours — and more sleepless nights.

Tip of the Day April 12

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:34

Schedule family time on a regular basis so that everyone isn’t always going in different directions.

Tip of the Day April 11

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-04-20 08:30

Take time to talk with your child about the new things you are learning, and ask her or him to tell you about what she or he is learning. Get more ideas for supporting learning in your family >>

Tip of the Day April 10

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-04-19 08:32

Find positive role models for your kids. They’re in your community, your kids’ school, and at your work place.

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