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Richard Aaron Wright balances his life as a digital media producer and a father.

Sugar rush myth debunked again

Parents who limit the sugar intake for their children to control behavior may have to rethink their strategy. The New York Times recently published an article debunking sugar rush myth and parents can’t believe it. However, the 1994 scientific data on the subject is fairly antiquated and relies on a smallish study of 25 children …

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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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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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Teaching empathy to a child at a hospital

Teaching empathy to a child at a hospital

The first time I took my child to a rehabilitation center was the hardest. This video shows five benefits from teaching empathy to a child at a hospital. Whether visiting a rehabilitation center or long-term care facility (often called a nursing home), a hospital environment will be both different and familiar to a child. While …

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Official Game Rules

Official Game Rules: Walkie Talkie

A recent flurry of alliterations on the Internet has birthed a new word game called Walkie Talkie where participants rename everyday items to rhymes. Parents should take care that any game of this nature tends toward the profane. Parental guidance is suggested when following these Walkie Talkie official game rules. A player is chosen at …

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