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Party Like a Momstar

Yesterday was my friend’s birthday.  As we sat around a plastic corner table underneath the harsh fluorescent lighting, Happy Meals strewn about, amid shouts about apple juice ownership (no, you can’t have all three juice boxes) and arguments over whether or not the barbecue … Continue reading

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Tricks of the Trade

For little children, lack of experience places emphasis on everything. They don’t yet know that the Playland is the main event and that everything else pales in comparison. Since every segment of their life is a new adventure, every anticipated journey provides just as much joy as the last. If we, as parents, continue to advertise what’s coming up next as a new and profound experience, our toddlers will follow suit. Continue reading

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Parent Your Kid

Always watch your kids closely. If they’re not pushing someone, they’re being pushed, and if they’re not pushing or being pushed, they’re seeing it happen around them. If we, as parents, don’t step in and tell them what behavior is not acceptable, they’ll never know. Parent your kids, and everybody wins. Continue reading

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Mall Madness

We all say kids will be kids, but after visiting that Playland, I’m forced to wonder are we simply allowing a child’s nature space to run free in places like that, or are we introducing behavior that might otherwise have been alien to them? Are we, perhaps, encouraging mob mentality in our youth before they are old enough even to process cause and effect? Is the solution actually the problem? Continue reading

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