How Do You Quit Work For Kids?

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It’s a question that plagues many new parents. Lisa Belkin from NYTimes‘s Motherlode nails the dilemma: Rachel’s son is a year old, and she has decided to quit her job, but can’t decide when. Is it better when her child is still young, but her job is less secure and she has less money saved?… Read more »

How To Discipline A Pre-Teen

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What can you say about a preteen? They’re loud, they’re mean, they’re unappreciative, and they just don’t care. Disciplining a pre-teen can be tricky business. With all the parenting books and advice from the media, we are bombarded with things that we should not do.

Tis the Season

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OK. The holidays have passed. Let’s breathe. I’m hoping you all had an enjoyable season with family and friends. For most it’s a cheerful time and one that creates so many opportunities to create memories for our kids and the parents alike.

Welcome Tony!

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Hey, from everyone here at Life360, we want to welcome on board our newest blogger, Tony Roth, who will be sharing with us his Adventures with Tony and Tanner. Look for his posts weekly, starting today, where he’ll share stories about outdoor romps in the rain, muddling through 1st grade together, and other daddy and… Read more »

Lost Children: Have You Ever Lost Yours?

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The little boy stood all alone, his mouth trembling while he sucked on the edge of his hand. I was sitting on a bench at the Corte Madera Village Mall and saw him from across the way. I guessed he was about three or four years old. As I scanned the surrounding area, I didn’t… Read more »

Why Teens Aren't Finding Jobs

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The job market isn’t looking good for anyone, but it’s especially bad for teenagers, regardless of geography and class. The numbers are surprising. In 2000, 7.3 million teens were working; in early 2008, only 1.5 million were collecting paychecks.

Practicing Parenting Skills (with Green Slime)

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Apropos of nothing, my daughter asks me, “Momma, is it hard being a mommy?” “Yes it is,” I say, watching her nod her head in what seems like knowing agreement. I quickly add that I wouldn’t give it up for anything. But I also realize that I need to say a little more so she… Read more »

Red Cross Disaster Relief in Haiti

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Responding to last night’s earthquake in Haiti, the Red Cross is suggesting cash donations as the best way to help the relief efforts. There are three ways to donate: Bring or mail a check to the local chapter at 606 Hutchinson Ave., Hattiesburg. Text Haiti to 90999. A $10 donation will be made to the… Read more »