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Welcome to the Parent Power Blog!

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.

The kids didn't get a Wii, and the Christmas joy I'd been planning for months came to a screeching and tearful halt. How did we survive the Great Christmas Disappointment of 2008?

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Obesity rates for adults and children are at an all time high.  Experts say one of the main factors contributing to this decline in health is a confusion about serving sizes.  With all of the supersized fast food and grocery store portions, how do we know what's too much?

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Being an involved parent is HARD work!  But watching your children grow into kind and generous people is a tremendous payback.  Here's your chance to brag about your child's generosity.

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Are you living in fear of your teen having a driving accident?  Learn which factors increase your teen's risk of having an auto accident.

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Eating together regularly as a family has a number of important benefits.  But can some of these benefits be the result of an overall committment to parental involvement in a child's life?

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Is an attack of the greedy gimmes putting a damper on your holiday gift giving?  Let's all practice a little self control, and teach our kids to do the same!

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How much does your family know about winter holidays celebrated by groups/faiths other than yours?  Here's a list of the most widely celebrated ones, and some tips for family activities. 

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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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