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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Win a DVD copy of “My Little Pony — Friendship is Magic: Spring into Friendship”

Here’s your chance to win a DVD copy of “My Little Pony — Friendship is Magic: Spring into Friendship,” coming to DVD on Tuesday, Feb. 13. New adventures are blooming! Big trouble is on the horizon when Twilight Sparkle is given only two coveted tickets to the most anticipated event in town! How will she decide which of […]

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Parenting in the Digital Age: Helping parents understand social media risks

Jessica Swarner is not a parent. But two things prompted her interest in helping parents better understand social media trends and ways to keep children safe online. While brainstorming for her honors thesis for Arizona State University’s Barrett, the Honors College, Swarner heard about the murder of a young girl linked to someone the girl […]

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Holiday gift guide: Choosing to give memories

Every year since she turned 9, my daughter has asked for an iPhone for Christmas. There are other items on her list, ranging from a dress she spotted at Target to an art set or a new tennis bag. This isn’t unexpected, but it does push our family to consider what we want our daughter […]

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Greater PHOENIX National College Fair

Looking for a college? The National Association for College Admission Counseling invites you to a free National College Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Meet with admissions reps from colleges and universities. For a list of colleges attending, visit nacacfairs.org/greater-phoenix

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Screen time: One more reason for mom guilt

When we flew with both of our children recently, I was a little nervous. I had never flown with two before. I wasn’t sure how my 16-month old would handle being confined for three hours. And my 3-year-old? There’s no containing that energy. A few days before the flight, I prepared. Busy bags were built, […]

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What’s the right age for contact lenses?

From the day 6-year-old Victoria was fitted with purple-framed glasses, I knew this request would come. But I didn’t think it would happen at age 11. When Tori first asked for contact lenses, my gut reaction was that she’s too young. Contacts, I told her, are for teens and young adults. I didn’t get them […]

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Bed-wetting: Not a problem — yet

Q: My 5-year-old is still wearing a Pull-Up at night. I tried for a week to put him to bed without training pants, but he’s such a sound sleeper that he woke up on soggy sheets, which was frustrating for both of us. How can we make this transition, and how “normal” is it to […]

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The value of teaching kindness (in these uncivil times)

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” — A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh “I didn’t come here to make friends.” — Virtually every reality-show contestant ever It’s fair to say our current cultural landscape is no Hundred Acre Wood. Divisiveness abounds on cable news, with party lines deepening. The New Jersey Housewives […]

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Welcome to America Project helps create tiny ambassadors

Roland Anderson isn’t your typical ambassador. For one thing, he’s 3 years old. And while he’s met people from countries around the world, he’s done it all from Phoenix. Roland’s mini ambassadorship comes through his volunteer experience with the Welcome to America Project, a Valley nonprofit that provides a warm welcome to refugee families settling […]

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Back-to-school physicals: What parents need to know

With the academic year about to start, parents likely have their kids’ school physicals at the top of their to-do lists. What do you need to ask before, during and after you visit the pediatrician’s office? We asked two local Valley pediatricians what parents should know about their child’s physical, mental and emotional health. Matthew […]

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