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How do I raise independent children when I am a control freak?

I want to raise children that are independent, creative, and confident.  Sometimes I feel that my controlling, organizing personality is going to burst out and ruin my kid’s growing sense of self.  This weekend is a perfect example of the effort it sometimes take to let our kids spread their wings and create. Douglas, my …

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Easy ideas to improve your child’s academic success

Help your active child achieve academic success and enjoy learning and study time more! 88 percent of our children are kinesthetic  learners; meaning that they learn by doing and moving as opposed to visual (reading) or auditory (listening to a lecture).  Most teachers recognize this and create many hands-on type lessons to help children succeed. …

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Kitchen Kids

Growing up, I had a friend whose mom was the epitome of cool. Linda Thomas always let her daughters wear her shoes – even the high heels. I wasn’t even allowed to wear high heels until I was 14 (tragic huh?). The coolest thing about her though was when she did cooking demonstrations. Every so …

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Division of Labor

 What is your household division of labor? I think it is very important and very difficult to achieve balance. But balance is possible and it is key to having peaceful relationships in an organized, clean home filled with responsible people. If your division of labor is out of whack, you’ll know it. Here are some …

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