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The Wrong Crowd: When Your Kid’s Friends Are A Bad Influence

By Nancy Da Silva

Your child will have many influences on his road to adulthood; some good, some bad. We hope, as we raise our children that we are teaching them to be decent, responsible people, but what happens when your child comes in contact with someone whose influence counters yours? » Read more

The Popularity Game: Teaching Kids How To Cope

By Sally Sacks www.sallysacks.com » Read more

Mommy Clashes: When Parenting Differences Come Between Friends

One mom is eager to share her knowledge about extended breastfeeding, only to learn that her friend has decided to use formula from Day 1. Another mom invests hours crafting homemade snacks from scratch, while her friend has no problem serving pre-packaged goodies. Another mom uses time-outs for discipline, while her friend uses spankings. » Read more

Being Friends with Co-Workers and Employees

By Ruth Haag www.RuthHaag.com You probably spend as many hours at work as you do awake at home. Thus, you spend as much time with your co-workers as with your family. » Read more

Friend or Parent: Striking the right balance

One of the questions I hear from time to time is how to determine when a mom needs to be an authority figure for her kids, and when she can be a friend.  Does she have to be one or the other?  Let’s look at each side of the equation. » Read more

Building Your Child's Self Esteem

When a baby finds that her signals are validated and responded to appropriately—that troubles are soothed and pleasure enhanced—she begins to sense that her feelings, expressions, of her very being, are of value and important. A baby learns that she counts for something. » Read more

13 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Welcome to the thirteenth week of pregnancy. You are now in your second trimester You are probably starting to look pregnant. You may not be worrying as much as you were a few weeks ago. Pregnancy may be all you are talking about now. You may be driving your friends and loved ones crazy with all the baby talk. » Read more