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Tweens & Teens

In Praise of Praise: The Right Words Can Motivate Your Child

 By Ann K. Dolin, M.Ed. Praise is a powerful tool, especially when it comes to homework. Research shows that by simply praising effort rather than intelligence, kids will develop greater motivation to keep trying, even when the going gets tough. Dr. Carol Dweck conducted a landmark study on the effects of praise on 400 fifth [...]

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Turn Nappy Time into Happy Time!

        It’s hard enough to just get sleep when you have kids, let alone one on one time with your spouse. If your love life is dwindling to a slow fizzle bring it beck with these great tips.

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Traveling with Baby? 3 Genius Baby Items To Simplify Your Life

         Traveling with a baby in tow is now simple feat.  Check out some great items that will make it seem like a piece of cake!

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Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: Why Are They So Stubborn?

  How many times have you gotten into silly arguments with your children, and when it was over were at a loss as to how it got so far.  Roger McIntire, Ph.D., is the author of Raising Your Teenager: 5 Crucial Skills for Moms and Dads and Raising Good Kids in Tough Times (http://www.ParentSuccess.com) and [...]

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4 Must Have Apps for Holiday Traveling

  Traveling for the holidays can be such a hassle.  For all you tech savvy moms and wanna be tech savvy moms, phone apps are a great new way to be organized and informed no matter where you are.

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8 Great Ways to Eat Organic On A Budget!

  Whole Foods is more like Whole Pay Check! Here are some tips to buying organic without breaking your bank. By Aliya Allen

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Could Your Kid Be Harassed by Text? 6 Tips to Protect Your Child

 The average teen send over 60 text messages a day.  With the growing dangers associated with text messaging and cyber bulling, we have to teach our children how to protect themselves.

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More Black Families are Homeschooling. Check out these 4 tips for successful homeschooling

More and more Black families are joining the ranks of homeschoolers to take control of their childrens education.

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The Black Mom Imperative: Build a Strong Reader; 7 Tips to Boost Your Child’s Reading Skills

Having a child who is a strong reader is the black mom’s imperative. We know how important good reading skills are to any child’s development and future growth. Don’t let your kid fall behind. Boost your child’s reading skills with these 7 tips.

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The Louisiana Drownings & Closing the Water Gap for Black Kids.

As a pool owner, water safety is a BIG deal for me (that’s  two of Kayla’s friends in our pool recently!). If the tragic drowning of 6 teenagers in Louisiana taught us anything, it’s that swimming is a necessary life skill, not a luxury item for all Black kids.

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