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By Linda ShiueThe new school year has started.  Do you know how your children are studying?Conventional wisdom for effective studying techniques includes a clear desktop in a quiet space, a homework schedule, and a routine.Turns out, these tried and true...

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May 17

When Kids Start Needing Deodorant

When Kids Start Needing Deodorant ||

I sniffed both my armpits first before coming to the conclusion that it was my ten year old son that was the one with the awful body odor.  Oy vey, my boy was starting the bumpy journey to becoming a...

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Apr 28

Yes, Kids Can Have Strokes Too

Yes, Kids Can Have Strokes Too ||

By Linda ShiueDelia was a happy, healthy and playful toddler.  She did not have any past medical history or chronic illnesses that required monitoring.  On a day like any other, she was playing when she slipped on the front steps...

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Apr 4

Should I Throw Away Their Candy?

Should I Throw Away Their Candy? ||

I mean seriously, how much candy does one kid need on Easter, Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day etc!!?!!?   On a normal day we might let them have one piece maybe or a couple if we were being indulgent so why...

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Jan 30

Genetic Screening or Eugenics?

Genetic Screening or Eugenics? ||

A start-up company in Silicon Valley has released a test which will allow prospective parents to find out if they are carriers for genetic diseases. The company, Counsyl, tests saliva samples submitted by customers for the genetic mutations associated with...

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Jan 6

Raising Girls

By Linda ShiueA recent conversation I had with a friend led me to reflect on how I am raising my two young daughters.  I am someone you might expect to be rigidly and consciously raising my daughters in a nonsexist...

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When Is A Kid Old Enough to Call Friends on the Phone? ||

Image via Wikipedia By Linda ShiueA few weeks into the Kindergarten year, my daughter's teacher went over her "assessment" test and pointed out that she had lost points for not knowing her phone number, mailing address, and zip code.  (If...

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Dec 2

Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys

Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys ||

HealthyStuff.org has tested thousands of toys since 2006. These test results are intended to help consumers with the information they need to make better choices when purchasing toys and other children's products.Third Annual Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys...

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How To Stop Plastics From Turning Your Unborn Boy Into A Girl ||

I have been warning my friends and family about the dangers of plastic for years.  Well it seems that plastic is up to no good again. Planet Green reports:Of all the charges leveled at plastics: the health risks, the waste...

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Nov 4

Kids and Imaginary Friends

Kids and Imaginary Friends ||

By Linda Shiue My daughter's 2nd grade teacher has given a really fun, year-long class assignment.  She has a Curious George doll who is sent home with a different student each week, along with a journal.  The student is...

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