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Squad Weekly: Birthday Cakes, Parties, and... Gift Registries?

Posted February 27, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Get the buzz, meet the writers, and check out the highlights of the week on Parenting Squad!

Report Cards for Parents? No Way!

Posted February 25, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

State Representative Kelli Stargel thinks parents should receive grades on their children's report cards. I say no way. Find out why I think the bill she introduced to the Florida legislature is absolutely unacceptable.

VIDEO: Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence

Posted February 25, 2011 by Lela Davidson

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Food Network star Tyler Florence tells parents how to get dinner on the table, quickly and easily.

A Great Service Project for Your Family: Adopt a Platoon

Posted February 23, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Want to teach your kids a little more about the world around them, and do something great for someone at the same time, AND improve their writing skills? Consider adopting a soldier!

Smoking in Cars Is Hazardous to Kids Even With the Windows Open

Posted February 22, 2011 by Fred Lee

Second hand smoke is bad for kids, even when you think there is proper ventilation.

Squad Weekly, February 21, 2011

Posted February 21, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Get the buzz, meet the writers, and check out the highlights of the week on Parenting Squad!

Should Parents Invest In Roth IRAs?

Posted February 20, 2011 by Debbie Dragon

Are Roth IRAs a good investment for parents, or should you invest elsewhere? Here is a look at the advantages and disadvantages of investing in a Roth IRA account.

Why My Kid Needs Pets: Benefits Of Pet Ownership For Children

Posted February 18, 2011 by Tisha Tolar

Pets have been shown to be beneficial to the health and welfare of kids and there is definitely proof found in my own home.

MTV Skins Scandal Over Sex and Drugs (Rock-N-Roll Now Acceptable)

Posted February 17, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Chat With Parenting Squad on Twitter!

Posted February 16, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Join us every Thursday afternoon for a chat about parenting. This week we're talking about mealtimes. June Cleaver you're not, so let's share tips for feeding our people and confess our dirty secrets! We have prizes :)

Squad Weekly: Monday, February 14, 2011

Posted February 14, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Get the buzz, meet the writers, and check out the highlights of the week on Parenting Squad!

Made Up At 8? When Is Makeup Right For A ‘Tween?

Posted February 13, 2011 by Tisha Tolar

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The Geo Girl line of cosmetics is now being marketed to the tween set. Is this going too far for 8- to 12-year-old girls?

“Secrets to Winning a Scholarship” Review

Posted February 11, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Taking the mystery out of winning college scholarships is what Mark Kantrowitz does best. His book will give you the tips you need to get the edge.

Squad Weekly: Monday, February 7, 2011

Posted February 7, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Get the buzz, meet the writers, and check out the highlights of the week on Parenting Squad!

6 Ways for Parents to Encourage Fitness and Improve Their Kid’s Grades

Posted February 2, 2011 by Fred Lee

Exercise is good for kids on so many levels, including their overall health, but also for their self esteem, emotional health, and even their academic performance.

Education Roundup: Dental, Heart, And African American History Month

Posted January 31, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Hearts, health, and history: the month of February covers a lot of ground, but do not worry — the work is done for you. Browse through the resources available to you to teach your children about heart health, dental health, and African American history.

Do You Really Need a Birth Plan?

Posted January 31, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Birth plans are considered an important part of birth today. But what exactly is a birth plan? And is it something that you really need?

Parenting Squad Writers Weigh In on Tiger Mom

Posted January 28, 2011 by Lela Davidson

Lack of Vitamin D in Newborns Increases Risk of Respiratory Problems

Posted January 27, 2011 by Fred Lee

Vitamin D deficiencies as measured in a baby's blood have been implicated in an increased in their risk for respiratory infections.

Could Diet Changes Help Your Child’s ADHD Symptoms?

Posted January 26, 2011 by Debbie Dragon

ADHD is a medical condition that can make family life challenging, cause learning and socialization difficulties for the child diagnosed, and leave parents wondering what to do!

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