Celebrity Parenting Tips: Save it.

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Excuse me for a moment while I hop on my soapbox to vent just a little bit. The topic? Celebrity parenting tips. Parenting websites and magazine across the globe are always constantly bombarding us with celebrity parenting tips from “fill-in-the-blank” celebrities who are new parents. Frankly I have to admit; I’m getting a little sick… Read more »

How to Help Your Child Ace The Tests

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I got a newsletter in my inbox this morning from our friends at Positive Parenting Solutions. They always have great advice and tips so I wanted to share this great ‘back to school’ helper! Hope you find useful! By the age of 5, most children in America will take some kind of intelligence test! Whether… Read more »

The Breast Milk Baby Doll

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I would be lying if I didn’t admit right from the start that the first time I read about the Breast Milk Baby Doll; my initial reaction was that it was a little weird. I hesitated at making a full judgment, but did wonder what kind of message a doll that “breastfed” from a little… Read more »

New Studies Shine Light on the Effects of Co-Sleeping

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It’s official readers, a study was done on the effects of co-sleeping and the results were staggering. Brace yourself. It turns out that there are no links between toddlers who bed-share with mom and dad and the onset of either cognitive or behavioral problems by the age of 5. The study concluded that parents… wait… Read more »

Late Talkers Are No Problem

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Most parents, even when they try to fight it, can’t help but compare their child’s developmental milestones to what all the parenting books say they should be as well as when other children in their life are reaching them. When they sit up, start crawling, take their first steps, and of course when they say… Read more »

Learning to be Smart

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During the summer we try to spend as many weekends as we can camping. We go camping where we enjoy the sun and swim in the river. But this year thanks to record snowfall this winter on top of record rainfall that lasted late into the season, most California rivers are running wild, including ours…. Read more »

Banning Kids Now Too!?

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It wasn’t that long ago that I tackled the topic of “Banning Babies” here on the Life360 blog. I wrote about Malaysia Airlines and their decision to ban infants from first class. You can read my feelings on that here. But now this trend has gone even further! McDain’s, a restaurant in Monroeville, Pa. has… Read more »

When Good Role Models Actually Stay Good

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It’s not always easy to find a good role model for our kids these days. It seems every time a half way decent role model gets into the public eye they end up losing it a little. Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, and Britney Spears who were all positive role models at some point that somehow… Read more »

Banning Babies

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I have to be honest, screaming kids do sometimes bother me. Preschoolers and elementary school aged kids who are allowed to throw tantrums and run around in inappropriate places at innappropiate times BOTHER me. I like to think that though my kids are far from perfect I never have to worry about them ruining someone… Read more »

5 Ways to Inspire Your Kids This Summer

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It’s that time of year again. School is out and you may be looking for things to do this summer with your kids. Take advantage of the break and use this as an opportunity to expose your daughter and son to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and other gender biased areas. Here is a… Read more »