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How to Raise Motivated Kids?  A Conversation with Psychologist Dr. Alduan Tartt

How to Raise Motivated Kids? A Conversation with Psychologist Dr. Alduan Tartt

I have a 5-year old and a 2-year old.    Lately, I have been thinking about the subject of how to raise motivated kids, particularly with my older child. My son is a pretty independent kid and generally doesn’t resist tackling a project or homework. (Although I sometimes get “I’ll do it in five minutes.”) But [...]

What to Do During a Hurricane

What to Do During a Hurricane

Reprinted from http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should: Listen to the radio or TV for information. Secure your home, close storm shutters and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors. Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its [...]

Disney Bans Junk Food Ads During Kids Programming

Disney Bans Junk Food Ads During Kids Programming

We have a ritual in our household.  If my 4-year old son behaves during the day, he can watch a bit of television before  story time.  It’s a nice motivator for him. But it also gives me some one-on-one time with my 21-month old to read stories, play and cuddle before I put her in [...]

Should smoking be banned in cars?

Should smoking be banned in cars?

Fewer teens are exposed to secondhand smoke than in previous years.   But it’s still a problem. That’s the finding of a new study in the Journal Pediatrics.  It  found 1 in 5 non-smoking kids, grades 6-12, is inhaling someone else’s cigarette smoke in a car.   To read more:  http://bit.ly/xSSJ1k Here are 5 reasons why smoking [...]

6 Ways to Raise a Responsible Child

6 Ways to Raise a Responsible Child

I grew up in a single parent home, the youngest of three.  My siblings and I had a lot of responsibilities placed on us at a young age.     Our mother worked multiple jobs.  So getting dressed, getting homework done, feeding ourselves breakfast was something that naturally fell on us. But with my own [...]