That baby looks like an old man

Why a baby looks like an old man

Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.” Said the little old man, “I do that too.” The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.” “I do that too,” laughed the little old man. Said the little boy, “I often cry.” The old man nodded, “So do I.” “But worst of all,” said the …

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Planning your own funeral

Planning your own funeral for your kids

Pondering your own death is about as unpleasant as it gets. But planning your own funeral for your kids might be the biggest favor you’ll do for them (other than leaving them a good inheritance). While there’s much one can do to get your will ready, your documented funeral requests, living will, organ donation requests …

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Clowns are evil?

Should we ban Halloween costumes?

Is it right to ban Halloween costumes because of a few clown sightings in South Carolina and across the country? These states recently saw a series of “Evil Clown” sightings where children were being taunted by the elusive and not-so-jolly carnival pretenders. We get it, malicious or dangerous activities while dressed up are unacceptable. But …

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answer when children ask why?

5 ways to answer when my child asks why?

Children ask why because it gives them power. When my child asks WHY? I don’t dismiss it as attention deficit disorder. I have a list of responses to offer. But first, let’s admit the annoyance that comes with serial askers-why children: Louis C. K. offers the funniest reality on the challenges of having to answer …

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Where to get cash for vaccinations

My daughter is up to date for all her shots. We don’t have insurance, so I forked over the money on my own. As soon as my daughter’s pediatrician mentions a needed vaccine, I tell him to move forward with it. Obviously, I’m on the side of parents who get their kids vaccinated. It’s also …

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Safe pregnancy headache remedies

Safe pregnancy headache remedies

One of the hardest things a woman goes through while pregnant is pain. Safe pregnancy headache remedies are here, however. Don’t suffer needlessly. The number and types of pregnancy headaches vary between moms. So does the level of pain expecting moms will endure. Some women are stoic while others are wimps. I was a wimp. …

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Donald Trump Youth

Nine reasons children love Trump

Donald Trump is unwilling to compromise, unabashed and unlikely to stop at anything short of getting his way. Young children in the U.S. want more of this type of behavior, so Bumpkin.com has gathered nine reasons children love Trump and how Trump always gets his way. 1. Trump eats whatever he wants Numerous journalists have …

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To Swaddle or not to swaddle

To swaddle or not to swaddle?

We’ve been proponents for common sense parenting from the beginning. Yes, the experts change the parenting rule book every year. To swaddle or not to swaddle? The Washington Post now says swaddling babies increases sudden infant death syndrome. Succumbing to the paranoia of parents who saw the Kim Kardashian picture and started to believe to …

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Video games bad for children

Are video games bad for my child?

The most common question from parents for me as a psychologist? Are video games bad for my child? The answer is “no”. Mostly. The amount of computer time – more specifically, game time – children spend makes your head spin. But the reality of video games is it’s either a teaching tool or a distraction. …

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Valentines Day for Kids

Gift ideas for kids on Valentine’s Day

When we are young (or single) Valentine’s Day tends to be a day that we focus on romance, or intimacy. As parents we are painted a whole different picture. To get that intimate dinner it’s finding a babysitter, to whom you have to pay. Get the kids ready for the sitter, ensure they are taken care of food, etc. Then maybe it is a little bit of alone time. But, you have to have the babysitter home at a decent hour, so no late night movie.

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