Drag Racing Rage

November 27, 2008 by  
Filed under Teenagers/Tweens

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Illegal street racing is as old as the automobile itself. However, because there is now more traffic, fewer stretches of deserted roads and more teens who have access to a vehicle, the stakes are higher than ever. The hard truth is that adolescent thrill seeking is not new or unusual. Teen racers are typical adolescents looking for a rush or they do it because their friends are doing it,” says... 

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Down With Downtime

November 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Child Development

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With today’s busy mind-set, many parents are finding themselves over-whelmed with chores, errands, jobs and children. Families have too much to do, too many demands and way too much stimuli over-loading their senses. It can be so overwhelming, it’s nice to take a moment or two to do nothing. And while you’re at it, give your baby or toddler a little down time, too. Although studies say stimulation... 

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Beat Home-Sick Blahs

November 13, 2008 by  
Filed under Child Development

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There’s nothing funny about having to go through a week of dealing with nature’s most common wrath…(the common cold). Especially when you don’t feel sick enough to sleep in 24/7, but not well enough to go to work or run errands. But how do you combat the boredom of being at home? Actually, there is a lot you can do. It just takes a little creativity to figure it out. “Think about doing stuff... 

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Accepting Differences in People with Disabilities

November 12, 2008 by  
Filed under Child Development

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Traditionally, the media has cast people with disabilities in a very negative, almost dehumanized, stereotypical fashion. However, there is thankfully a new trend in movies, newscasts, etc. to show the disabled as being capable, competent human beings, deserving of respect, as all people do.” “It is important for parents to model respectful attitudes and behavior toward the handicapped;... 

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