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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.

A boy my children play with has twice headbutted other kids and hurt them.  As we grow wary of him, it made me think about how easily children gain bad reputations.

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Many popular sour candies on the market are so acidic they decalcify, or remove the protective calcium, from teeth.  Here's a list I received from the dentist.

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In today's society where both parents often have to work to just get by, keeping the house clean and yard tidy is a major effort.  That's why I believe wholeheartedly in getting the kids involved.

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Some kids dread having to play on their own and have difficulty entertaining themselves.  Here's why independent play is important.

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My family was all set to see the latest Transformers movie until we heard that it contains more swearing and sexual content than the first.

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Some kids are seemingly made of rubber and jump right up from injuries that would put adults in the hospital.  Other kids seem to wallow in every little scratch...

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When the cat's away the mice will play...and stay up too late, and eat too much junk food, and watch too much TV...

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The awards assembly that ends most schools can be a time of great satisfaction or great disappointment for many kids.  How they feel is often directly related to how many awards they received.  Here's how we try to keep it real in our home.

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With summer vacation just around the corner, now is a great time to plan summer activties to keep your child entertained, educated, and out of trouble.

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Our school district offers a mother-daughter "maturation" class for girls at the end of the fifth grade.  This is a big improvement on the old fashioned health class.

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