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Boy Reportedly Told Not To Wear My Little Pony Backpack To Class

A North Carolina mother says her 9-year-old son was told he couldn't wear his backpack of choice to school.<p>Noreen Bruce said officials at Buncombe County Schools recently told her son, Grayson, that he was not allowed to wear his My Little Pony backpack because it was a “trigger for bullying,” …

How to Help Little Girls Stand Up to Bullying

<i>This article originally appeared on Musings on Motherhood and Midlife</i><p>I was an advocate for my daughter. And how I acted made a difference in her experience of being heard, I believe.<p>Last year, my nearly 4-year-old daughter came home from preschool telling me about a boy who touched her on the nose …

The Weekly Menu Board: Why Every Family Kitchen Needs One

I know what you're thinking... menu boards are for the extremely organized and people with ample time on their hands. The truth is, I'm NOT very organized and time is usually not on my side. I do my best, but organization can easily get away from this working mom.<p>Growing up, my mom always kept a …

Mixing with Yogurt – Liquidity Preference

In December 2011, when I wrote my annual year-end list, I included an item for the spirits product I most wanted to see in the US. It was Bols Yogurt …

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Perfect Mojito

Mojito. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.<p>I love the clean and pure daiquiri, nothing more than a rum sour. I love a mint julep for its power and herbal …

The Sparkling Jungle Bird

It’s currently awful weather-wise in most of the country, except here in Los Angeles. I’m getting snow reports from my family while we skip about in …

Is Your Child at Risk of Heart Disease?

By Heather M. Graham for KnowMore.tv<p>Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. While it's older adults who generally get it, the risk factors for deadly cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke begin in childhood.<p>If those factors -- including …

6 Ways to Improve Your Photography This Winter -- On a Budget

Winter may mean heading indoors with a lack of greenery to shoot, but it doesn't mean you have to stop shooting and improving your photography. Whether you mostly shoot your own kids or shoot for a living there's no excuse not to keep improving your skills.<p>Photo: Nichole Van<p><b>1: Be Up For the</b> …

The Most Important Thing I Will Do for My Children This Year

<i>Me:</i> Jayden, I want you to make a list of things that you'd like to do together. Just me and you. We're going to do one thing each month. So, list 12 activities in total.<p><i>Young one:</i> Why? What for?<p><i>Me:</i> Because I want us to hang out. And have fun together.<p><i>Young one:</i> Why? You want to spend time with me? …

How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to …

7 Discipline Mistakes All Moms Make

When it comes to dealing with bad behavior, everyone screws up. We'll help you do it right.<p>I haven't been to the post office since "the incident." I was that wild-eyed woman with a screaming child, slowly working my way up the line as one customer after another let me go ahead. Turns out my …

12 Ways to Stop Yelling

Instead of losing your cool and causing yourself to yell, check out these top ways to stay calm while still making your point and setting necessary boundaries.<p><i>Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Sometimes all it takes is a moment to cool down.</i><p>You told your child to pick up all his toys and get ready for bed, …

Parenting

Positive Reinforcement: 9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child

Learn what phrases to banish from your vocabulary and how to talk so your kids will really listen<p>Shutterstock Image<p>I was trying to do two things at …

How to Get Your Kid To Sleep in Her Own Bed

Your step-by-step guide to reclaiming your bed (and getting some sleep).<p>Colleen Mulder-Seward and her husband, Rob Seward, were dying for a good …

How to Raise a Gentleman

He’s the guy opening the door for you, the one helping a stranger change a flat tire on the side of the road in the rain. He knew to give flowers on …

5 Signs Your Child is Ready to Give Up Naps

Sleep. It’s one of the things parents think about, talk about and sometimes stress about most. As children get older, they will start to need less …

Raising a Compassionate Child In the Age of Entitlement

Imagine this: your seventeen-year-old daughter is texting her friend on her flip phone. She’s had this phone since eighth grade and she doesn’t mind; …

Parenting

11 Teachers’ Tips on How to Handle Children

<b>The advice:</b> “If you want kids to listen, lower your voice instead of raising it. This forces kids to focus. Whisper, ‘If you can hear me, touch your …

Kids

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

Overprotected children 'more likely to be bullied'

<b>Children who have overprotective parents are more likely to be bullied by their peers, research suggests.</b><p>A review of 70 studies looking at 200,000 children suggests parents who "buffer" children from negative experiences make them more vulnerable.<p>But children who have harsh or negative parents are …

How to Establish a Curfew with Your Child

1<p><b>Decide on an appropriate curfew.</b> This should take into account when your child gets tired, age, and what time they wake up in the morning.<p>Depending …

How We Can Teach Our Children Mindfulness

<i>This is the final post of Stress-Less Parenting Club's workshop on mindful parenting. This week, our leader Carla Naumburg explains how we can teach our kids mindfulness.</i><p>“Mindfulness is not hitting someone in the mouth.”<p>Those were the words of an 11-year-old boy who had just completed a five-week …