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Strange Jobs Involving Animals

Most of us are fascinated by the lives of animals to some extent. Whether it is by watching the National Geographic Channel or caring for your own pets, most humans enjoy interaction with animals. Some even make a career out of their well being. We are all familiar with the work of veterinarians and game…

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find Out What It Means to Kids

By Corey Szwarcok Respect – An age-old term parents and educators beg of children with exhaustive repetition. If only children were respectful, we probably wouldn’t need rules. If children were respectful, they would walk in the hallways, be considerate of one another, keep their hands to themselves, listen when spoken to. In fact, if kids…

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What To Do When Your Kids Want To Quit

Image by RedHand Children are wonderful, and as parents we truly do admire their desire to try out new activities, whether it be ballet, football, or learning to play a musical instrument. However, it is difficult to decide what to do when your child declares, within a short space of time, that they hate their…

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Dating In Middle School Affects Dropout Rates And Drug Use

This is one for the kids.  I remember being in middle school and wanting the approval of the other kids around me, wanting more than anything to fit in and be cool, at almost any cost.  And then there were the boys.  Navigating the slippery slopes of new-found gender differences and figuring out how to…

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Stop Your Kids From Taking The Wrong Path

In this day and age there are more and more crimes committed by young people, but why is this happening? If you are a parent yourself, do you really know what your children are doing when you are not around? Of course we were all a bit naughty when we were young, but we knew…

How To Discipline Your Child In Front of Their Peers

One of the trickiest things parents have to figure out is how to discipline kids when other people are around. This is a delicate situation because of the fact that it can hurt their self-esteem and invite taunting from other children. To help you out, here are some effective ways to discipline children in front…