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Chacha Tumbokon
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Here's good news for parents with stubborn kids (I've got one or more at times).  Our kids will probably get rich.  I agree that the best course is just to accept and embrace it.  It helps to remind yourself everyday to be patient and loving.  And most importantly, they need our firm hand, lest you want to end up with an entitled kid.

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Language is one of the most imortant skills a baby needs to learns from his parents.  Backward-facing strollers allow parents to talk to their babies a lot more and encourage more interaction.  And more importantly, babies feel more secure when they see their mommy or daddy.

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"Breast milk acts as a baby's first vaccine to help fight disease and illness," said Dr. Cesar Victora, emeritus professor of epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil.  Mom benefits, too.  

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Developing an attitude of gratitude can help you live a longer, happier life.   Kids cannot be cajoled into showing appreciation, but your gentle efforts and examples will instill a mind-set of gratitude especially when you start at an early age.  Below is a 2-year old in a thankful prayer. This is so precious beyond words!

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Here's a list of popular children's snacks you'll want to avoid:

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Do you want your child to achieve academic and career success earlier in life?  Do you want your child to be more empathetic and caring? Parents, it's time to give your kids some chores.

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My kids are returning to school tomorrow!  I have to review this list of questions that urge them to talk about their day.  "How was your day?" is not on the list.

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21 ways to foster a connection with a child and 50 ways to encourage a child from Head Start.  I'd love to hear your personal experiences or add to the list.

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Overinvolved parents believe that it is for the best interest of their children, but be warned of its consequences. 

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Disciplining kids is not about incentives and consequences.  Do you agree with Dr. Ross Greene?
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