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Kids + Sugar = ?

Ask 10 moms what you get when you mix their kids with a big dose of sugar, and I bet you'll get 10 responses on the same theme: hyperactivity. It's a parenting theory on par with gravity! So imagine my surprise when I read this article in the British Medical Journal, which says that sugar does NOT cause hyperactivity in [...]

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What kids really want for the holidays

I originally posted this last year, but it's such good info, I wanted to post it again this year...**********************************In their book Unplug the Christmas Machine, authors Jo Robinson and Jean Staeheli say that kids want the following 4 things for Christmas: A relaxed and loving time with their family.Realistic expectations about giftsAn evenly paced holiday seasonReliable family traditions**********************************Notice it doesn't [...]