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    No More Chore War!

    No More Chore War!

    The chore chart: such a well-intentioned grid. Hanging on the fridge, it tries to keep your kids informed of what chores they must do, it really does. But sometimes your daughter misses Table Setting Tuesday to eat dinner at a friend’s house. Sometimes your son has WAY too much homework to fold laundry. And so [...]
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    Teaching Kids Punctuality

    Teaching Kids Punctuality

    You’ve been tapping your foot all morning. “We’re going to be late!” you announce, but your daughter keeps primping her hair, your son starts another round of foosball with his little brother, and none of them have brushed their teeth yet. If this sounds like your household in the morning, it’s time to talk to [...]
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    Become Your Child’s Confidant

    Become Your Child’s Confidant

    “So, how was school today?” If this dinnertime conversation starter is often greeted by a shrug, it’s probably time to try a different question. Getting kids to open up about their lives can be difficult when they reach grade-school, and nearly impossible as high school approaches. But don’t despair. Take some of these tips to [...]
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    Beat the Winter Blues!

    Beat the Winter Blues!

    The sun will come out tomorrow…or will it? The short, grey days of winter can seriously dampen moods. As you and your family spend more time indoors, it can seem like boredom and irritability are more prevalent than fun and togetherness. Some people are more affected than others by winter weather, but studies show that [...]
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    Elect to Be Thoughtful

    Elect to Be Thoughtful

    Your Child's First Presidential Election These days, it seems like all roads lead to the campaign trail. The 2012 presidential election is going to be a big one, and people are going to be talking about it all year long. In our democracy, ongoing political discussion is essential, and even children should participate. But the election [...]
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    Flu or Fiction?

    Flu or Fiction?

    Ever fake sick when you were younger? 10% of kids today try to fake it at some point during their scholastic careers. It’s easy: pressing that thermometer to a warm lamp gives any little trickster a convincing “sick temperature” (anything over 101.4 is the standard) – and let’s not even get started on the various [...]
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    georgiegirlnyc: A few months ago I attended a seminar on finding nannies in New York City.  It was invaluable and has really assisted in helping me fine a nanny and actually know how to go about it. Baby Bites is hosting another seminar (led by the same person) on October 4th.  Click here for the […]

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