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Age Appropriateness of Bathing Opposite Sex Siblings Together

As the old adage goes, “We learn something new every day.”  It’s easy to take this for granted, but, as parents, we need to take advantage of the daily opportunities to teach our kids through the common experiences of living.  In question and answer format, here are a few tips to accomplish that objective. Q:  […]

Pets, Parties, and Inclusion as Family Members

You and your shih tzu Sammie are the best of friends.   In fact, you call Sammie your baby boy and you reference yourself as his mother*.  Sammie is always excited to welcome you home at the end of each work day.  He goes on runs with you, snuggles you while you watch TV, and cheers […]

Mom Style Cabin Fever

It’s -20*F outside, with 45 mph wind gusts and 12” of snow on the ground (and more is still falling).  Schools are closed, your family is house-bound, and your active kids are bouncing off the walls.  By day three of this, you have cabin fever.  What exactly is cabin fever and what can you do […]

Do Kids Really Need a Bath Every Day?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, daily baths may not be necessary for kids who are six to eleven years of age.  In order to determine the appropriate bathing frequency, the Academy encourages parents and caregivers to consider the kids’ level of daily activity (i.e., are they perspiring?), nature of those activities (i.e., do […]

Talking with Your Kids about Weight

Talking with kids about weight can make even the most experienced parents break into a cold sweat. If you do not discuss weight with your kids, your kids may establish and maintain unhealthy weight; on the other hand, if you do talk with your kids about weight, you risk damaging their self-esteem.  Is this a […]

Helping Your Toddler with Decision-Making Skills

High functioning adults make good decisions.  Everyone knows this, right?  Ok, then how can you help your toddler with decision-making skills? Speak with your toddler about the flow of logic you use when you make decisions.  For example, “I would really love to buy that sweater, but it’s really expensive, and I think I’d be […]

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How Being a Pet Owner Prepared Me for Becoming a Parent

Being a parent is a richly rewarding but tough job.  Kids don’t come with operator’s manuals, so parenting is often mastered through the equivalent of on-the-job training.  First-time parents often feel unprepared, but, from my experience, being a pet “owner” (or, as I call it, a pet parent) can foster the development of a lot […]

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