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Author: host Created: 4/14/2008 1:21 PM
The Parent Power Blog provides support and resources to parents with suggestions, the telling of (often humorous) experiences and a sharing of resources. We seek to ask thought-provoking questions that challenge us to think about our parenting methods, and about ways that we might improve those methods to be parents that nurture our children, support them, love them, challenge them, and encourage them to be successful in all areas of their lives. Together, we can build a strong community for our children—The Learning Community, energized by Parent Power.

With the recent election of our country's first African-American President, my kids have been hearing other students making some really racist remarks at school.  This has been an opportunity for us to discuss tolerance of others.  How are you using this learning opportunity?

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Are your child's worries or rituals just a phase or could it be OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)?  Children between the ages of 8-12 often exhibit ritualistic behaviors such as tics or saying certain phrases.  Here's when you need to be concerned.

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Is a candy overload one or two days a year really a big deal?

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What do teens do for Halloween when they've outgrown trick-or-treating?

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Safety in preschools located in churches can be difficult with the church being open to anyone off the street. Make sure your preschool has stricter safety precautions than this PPBlog member's school.

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Does your kid have candy wrappers flowing from his or her pockets? Is your dentist bill as high as your mortgage? It might be time for you to come up with school and home rewards other than candy.

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What battles with teachers are worth it, and what lessons can our kids learn about dealing with negative treatment from others?

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An unusual (and hairy!) approach to a girl's request to start shaving her legs.

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Should you fight to hold your own in the parent bragging war, or is a little humility in order?

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You can bring the kid to the potty, but you can't make him go.

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