February 2014

Fear As A Parenting Tool

February 27, 2014
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In Parents Anonymous, we talk about parenting tools, fear isn’t one of them. “You better get it done before I get back!” “I better not hear of you monkeying around in school!” “You better not iron clothes sitting down!” “You better bring those grades up or we’ll mix!” “If you don’t go to sleep I’ll […]

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Validation Is A Valuable Gift – If You Get It

February 25, 2014
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If your children were magically put in charge of you, how would they treat you? Many years ago I attended a workshop at the Parents Anonymous conference and, as always, I was ready to have fun. I met parents and facilitators from other groups across New Jersey and learned more about parenting and myself. The […]

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Quick & Delicious Weeknight Black Bean Tacos

February 24, 2014
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Recently tacos have been my go-to meal; When prepared at home with fresh vegetables, beans, and rice, you have a delicious feast packed with protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. What better way to end a day? They’re quick and easy to make, too, and this recipe, which omits any meat filling, is just […]

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What Are Teens Doing Online?

February 23, 2014
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With the rise of technology and the advance of social media, parenting teenagers has gotten a lot more complicated. Not only do parents need to keep tabs on where their child is and who they are with physically, they now need to monitor where they go online. Teenagers who are longing for the freedom and […]

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Outreach Tips For Support Groups

February 18, 2014
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Starting a new support group or keeping an established group going can take a lot of energy and commitment. When the doors open you will have already passed out flyers and told a few resources for members that your support group will begin on a specific date but nobody may show up. Don’t panic, there […]

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Why Pets Can be So Important for Kids

February 15, 2014
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Sometimes when you have kids the last thing you want to do is add more to your plate by adding a pet to the mix. Sometimes however getting a pet for your child can be one of the best gifts you will ever give to your child. As adults we need to carefully examine the […]

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