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Articles in Kirsten Raby, Turn the Page, Tommie Loftin, Family Life, Health and Wellness and Holidays

Small Group of Friends or Big Popularity?

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Parents may wake one day to find the top three priorities of their children are friends, food, and fun, with family trailing far behind. The same children who once enjoyed being home with family now prefer to spend free time with friends. The need fo... Read full article

Who Needs a Hot Meal?

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I go to take a bite of my food.  Just as the fork reaches my lips, my children ask, “What is for dessert?” They’ve finished their meal, and I’ve hardly had a chance to eat. It is lukewarm at this point which is how I’ve learned to eat my food.... Read full article

Yes Means Yes, No Means No: Teaching Consent to Your Children

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Sexual assault is an overwhelming issue. High profile cases of rape are splattered across news websites, newspapers, and social media.... Read full article

Can Your Myers-Briggs Type Affect How You Parent?

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I am a true believer in finding out what our personality types are so that we can go through life being more self-aware and appreciate why we approach the world in the way we do. After college, I took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personalit... Read full article

Is Teasing Bullying?

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“Oh honey, I'm only teasing,” I say, smiling as I ruffle my six-year-old's thick thatch of blonde hair. He's annoyed that I'd gently ribbed him about the adorable cowlick on his head, and his need for a haircut. “Teasing isn't allowed at school. It's... Read full article



I Choose Thanksgiving!

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I love Thanksgiving and do not want to hurry it out the door.So, I plan to savor this season until November 24. Then I will focus on Christmas. But until then, you can find me dreaming of green bean casserole, applesauce jello, and rice dressing. ... Read full article

Take A Toddler Hike

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Next time your toddling dynamo gets bored, step outside and take a walk around the neighborhood. Your child stands to gain much more than a breath of fresh air.... Read full article

Sleepaway for Mama: Leaving My Daughters Overnight for the First Time

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In more than seven and a half years of parenting, I had never left my children overnight until recently. Other than her recent trip to pony camp, the only time I was away from my older daughter was when my younger daughter was born. I stayed in the h... Read full article

Should My Child Say "I''m Sorry."?

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Teaching children to apologize–and mean it. Parent: “Say you’re sorry!” Child: “I’m sorry.” Parent: “Tell them why!” Child: “I’m sorry for taking your book.” Parent: “Without asking.” Child: “Without asking.” Sound somewhat familiar? ... Read full article

The Next Step

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Transitioning to milk.... Read full article

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