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Young Children, Schedules and Sleep

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Call me old fashioned, inflexible or just plain judgemental, but when I was in a mall recently at 9:35 pm, there were children in strollers everywhere.

I am talking about children in the infant to three year old age range. Is this now the new norm? What happened to the dinner at 5-6 pm, bath, stories and bed anywhere from 7-8 schedule?...

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Tips for Writing an Effective Listing

The listing you post to find employment is like a condensed resume--it portrays a picture of you-- your training and skills, your personality and a clear description of the employment that you s...

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How to Make the Best Impression in a Phone Interview

You've posted your ad and now the wait begins for the calls. But are you ready? When that phone rings you have maybe a few minutes at the very most to convince the person who has called that you...

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Children Not Listening? Yelling is Not the Answer!

As a parent and a teacher, the issue of children not listening has been central to my life experience at home and at work. It is not unique nor is it new. It is a challenge that has been facing parents forever, and obviously there is no easy fix because of all the variables. But if there is one t...

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Night Terrors and Children

Most children experience an occasional nightmare. They wake up upset and crying, are comforted by their parents, and then it is back to sleep. A night terror (or sleep terror), is a sleep disruption that seems similar to a nightmare, but is far more dramatic as his or her fear was likely incon...

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Top 10 Qualities of a Great Nanny

Choosing just the right nanny for your child is not for the faint of heart. This caregiver will, in many cases, spend more daytime hours with your child than you will and because of that will exert a tremendous influence on him/her. Just like any parent, you probably have carefully t...

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Children and Nail Biting: Should We be Worried?

I remember as a child watching my sister bite her nails endlessly and my mother constantly taking her hands out if her mouth and reprimanding her, albeit, gently. Years later, I envy her nails. She has beautiful nails, so lovely in fact that she could be a hand model. Such a juxtaposition: chubby...

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