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emotion

April 1, 2017
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The Emotional Continuum of a Small Child

By far one of the most challenging aspects of having a child is adapting to the hail storm of emotions coming at you from every angle. There are tidal waves of emotions from the moment the baby is born and … Continue reading

sick

March 24, 2017
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How to Identify Illness and Care for a Sick Child

There is a lot to complain about as a new parent. The daily routine of keeping your child alive is a difficult task. Moreover, there is a laundry list of items that can complicate it. One of the more irritating, … Continue reading

manners

March 1, 2017
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Kids and Manners: a manual for new parents/pitiful role models

Encouraging good manners and behavior in children is a difficult endeavor. It is made even more challenging once parents realize that the real key to promoting manners and kindness is based on role modeling. Most modern adults are simply unable to … Continue reading

travel

February 21, 2017
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Children and Transportation

As a parent, there are certain things you’ll just have to accept are purely and utterly ridiculous and there is simply no changing them. Chief among these is traveling. Whether it be by airplane, motor vehicle, or simply walking from … Continue reading

food

February 12, 2017
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The Food Culture of a Child

While certainly sleep, clothing, and shelter are important components of raising a child, one of the more difficult things to adapt to as a new parent is food. Babies and young children, despite their relatively small stature and weight, eat … Continue reading

January 5, 2017
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Role Modeling Rage

Unless you’ve lived the entirety of your life as a noble and pious beacon of humanity and altruism, surely there are at least a few undesirable qualities that you possess. Qualities that likely are not considered ideal in raising a … Continue reading

silence

May 15, 2015
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Silence is Golden and Other Noise-Related Lies

The ever-popular idiom “silence is golden” has become so engrained culturally that we inherently believe that silence is a sought after and desirable quality. As an adult, silence in solitude is a wonderful thing. However, silence is tricky because so … Continue reading

May 3, 2015
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Do Not Spareth the iPhone Lest you Spoil the Child

What a time to be alive. Modern innovation and ingenuity has radically changed the way we live our day to day lives. The advent of technology has created an intertwined global marketplace through mediums like social media and while it … Continue reading

April 17, 2015
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How to Placate a Woman in 5 Easy Steps

As a man, women enrich our lives in so many ways. Whether it is a wife, mother, daughter, or platonic relationship, the company of a woman is always sought after. However, in much the same way that a woman can … Continue reading

April 7, 2015
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Marine Iguanas and the “Terrible Twos”

Colloquialisms abound in the world of parenting. One of the more common is the term “terrible twos.” This popular expression serves as a harbinger for parents who have not yet experienced having a child between the ages of 2 and … Continue reading

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