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Back to School: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 8/16, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted August 16, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

It's back to class. Come chat with other parents today about shopping for school supplies, managing the morning mayhem, and getting food on the table on busy nights.

Movies, TV, and Media for Children: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 8/9, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted August 9, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come and talk with other moms and dads today about movie ratings, and what's appropriate — or not appropriate — for our kids to watch? How do you handle all this media? Chat for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.

The 2012 Olympics and Your Family: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 8/2, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted August 2, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Join our Tweetchat today! We'll be talking with other moms and dads about the 2012 Olympics. Wanna pitch in? Come join us today at 1:00 pm CST for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.

ProSquad: Treatment for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Posted July 30, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Today, our Developmental Pro explains treatments for sensory processing disorder (SPD).

School Issues: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 7/26, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted July 26, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Join our Tweetchat today! We'll be talking with other moms and dads about school issues. Have something you'd like to say? Come join us today at 1:00 pm CST.

Children and Responsibility: Join Our Tweetchat Today, 7/19, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted July 19, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

How do you teach your children responsibility? Have you taught them to be prepared in emergencies? Join our Twitter #pschat with other parents today at 1:00 CST for a chance to win!

ProSquad: Can I Put Sunblock on My Infant?

Posted July 18, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

This week, our medical pro, Dr. Melissa Arca tells parents how to protect babies' sensitive skin from the summer sun.

BabbaCo Giving Away Box of Educational Activities for Young Children to One Parenting Squad Reader

Posted July 17, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

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BabbaCo is giving away an activity box to a Parenting Squad reader. The BabbaBox contains fun, educational, age-appropriate activities with all materials included — no shopping around! Check out the contest, and get a coupon code to save 20% on BabbaCo products.

What's a Parent to Do? Join Our Tweetchat Today, 7/12, 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted July 12, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

What do you use to decide on health recommendations like vaccinations and having your children drink milk? Do you go with official recommendations from medical organizations, or do you use other information to make the call? Join our Twitter #pschat with other parents today at 1:00 CST for a chance to win!

Keeping Calm: Join Our Peaceful Tweetchat Today, 6/28 at 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted June 28, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Stay calm, and come to today's chat. We're talking about keeping the peace in the face of frustrating parenting moments. You could be our next Amazon gift certificate winner!

Going Green, Saving Big: 9 Frugal Family Tips for Summer Savings

Posted June 22, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Save up! Summer can mean higher costs for everything, from utilities to summer camp membership. Check out these 9 tips for summer savings to see if any will work for you and your family.

Hot Topics: Join Our Summery Tweetchat Today at 1 PM CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted June 21, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Grab a cold drink and chat it up with other parents today at our Tweetchat. We're talking about all kinds of summer topics - from appropriate swimwear to what you do when you hear your out-of-class child say, "I'm bored."

ProSquad: Swimmer's Ear and Life Insurance

Posted June 20, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Thanks to our ProSquad, your family gets timely, expert advice without a doctor appointment or a lawyer fee. Today, our pros are giving parents the low-down on swimmer's ear and making sure you're protecting your family with the right kind of insurance.

Tech Safety for Tweens and Teens: Join Our Tweetchat Today at 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win!

Posted June 14, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat today, 6/14, at 1:00 CST with other parents about mobile devices and cyber safety for teens and tweens. We'll give away a $10 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky participant!

Cyber Safety: Interview With John Walsh of America's Most Wanted

Posted June 13, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

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Parenting Squad interviews America's Most Wanted John Walsh on the new dangers involved with teenagers using mobile devices, and what parents can do to help guard their children in an online world.

Parenting Roles: Join Our Tweetchat Today at 1:00 CST for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted June 7, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

How do you and your significant other divvy up the parenting roles and responsibilities at home? Is there more responsibility for one of you, or are things pretty well spread out? Grab a cup of coffee and join our Tweetchat conversation today.

ProSquad: Bedwetting Concerns and Sensory Processing Disorder

Posted June 6, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Today from the ProSquad! Get answers and advice on bedwetting from our sleep expert. And check out the explanation from our developmental expert about sensory processing disorder.

If the Shoe Fits: Outfitting Children With Proper Summer Footwear

Posted June 5, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Got shoes? The right ones? Don't rely on the usual summer shoes for your children's sports and playtime. Make sure they can make the most of their increase in physical activity this summer with the right footwear.

Road Trip Talk: Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 05/31 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted May 31, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

'Tis the season for travel. Infants, young children, teenagers — it can be a challenge loading 'em up and heading across state lines. We would love to hear how you make it work!

Summer Schedules: Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 05/24 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted May 24, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

We would like to hear about your summer plans — not just vacation plans, but the day-to-day schedule. Do you have one? How will you run the show when children are not in school? Come join our chat for a chance to win!

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