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How Much Should I Charge as a New Freelancer?

Are you new to freelancing? If so, you’re likely asking yourself the question: How much should I charge as a … web developer, web designer, …

Personal Finance

Yes You Can Earn an Independent Living Doing Something You Care About

Are you struggling to stay motivated in your business? Are you doubting your chops as an entrepreneur? Do you need a reminder of why you got into the …

Entrepreneurship

25 Ways To Ask Your Kids How Was School Today

<b>NOTE: This Post is now an APP that is available for purchase for 99 cents. Every weekday all year round it will provide you with a different question</b> …

10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead)

Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive. Despite …

Parenting

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

Kids

Have Sweden’s permissive parents given birth to a generation of monsters?

As the children spared the rod come of age, doubts about the practice are growing, Judith Woods finds<p>My five-year-old is extravagantly furious at being thwarted. I have infringed her human rights by mildly suggesting that she turn off the television and put some clothes on.<p>I can see the dark storm …

Parenting

Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less

I’m a research bio-psychologist with a PhD, so I’ve done lots of school. I’m a pretty good problem-solver, in my work and in the rest of my life, but …

Nearly 25 Years of Fathering -- and All I've Got Are These 3 Lousy Tips

I haven't read many parenting books. And I know, that's a little surprising for a guy who spends most of his time talking and writing about being a dad.<p>So, if you chose to read no further, I understand. It's pitiful. I know.<p>But what I lack in reading and scholarly research, I've compensated for …

End Mealtime Battles Forever With These 5 Simple Words

It's dinnertime and my 4-year-old son is deep in play. When I announce that dinner is ready he makes his own announcement: "I don't want to eat, Mommy."<p>I tell him five words that avoid the food battle that he wants me to engage in: "You don't have to eat."<p>This is the rule in our house but it is …

A system engineer knows how to stop your screaming kid at the grocery store

One way to look at your actions as parents is to ask: What is this interaction teaching my children? To take this further, I apply a lesson from system engineering: What is the result of the action?<p>Here is an example. How many times have you heard a mother in a grocery store saying, “Johnny, don’t …

Parenting