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Know When To Hold ‘Em: Listening To Your IGS

posted by srballantine

Back in the late 70’s Kenny Rogers recorded the song “The Gambler.” The song was used later as the theme song for Kenny’s TV movie series of the same name. In song lyrics the gambler counsels: You’ve got to know […]

Are Action Figures Promoting Drugs?

posted by srballantine

Much has happened in the world of toys this week, namely with the retail store Toys R Us. They released a toy, dealt with a firestorm and pulled the toy off the shelves. That’s fast action, perhaps because the firestorm […]

What You Say To Your Kids~ Did You Mean It?

posted by srballantine

We are all human. Sometimes you say things you don’t mean. Or, you say things because you’re reacting rather than thinking. Maybe you just said something in jest, teasingly. Unfortunately, these words are the ones your kids are most likely […]

Is It Okay To Hit Your Kids?

posted by srballantine

Is it ever a good idea to hit your children in the name of enforcing good behavior, or for any reason whatsoever in the name of good parenting? Taking into account the varied belief systems that may guide your parenting; […]

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Know When To Hold 'Em: Listening To Your IGS
Back in the late 70’s Kenny Rogers recorded the song "The Gambler." The song was used later as the theme song for Kenny’s TV movie series of the same name. In song lyrics the gambler counsels: You've got

posted 2:01:59pm Oct. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Are Action Figures Promoting Drugs?
Much has happened in the world of toys this week, namely with the retail store Toys R Us. They released a toy, dealt with a firestorm and pulled the toy off the shelves. That’s fast action, perhaps because the

posted 9:59:12pm Oct. 22, 2014 | read full post »

What You Say To Your Kids~ Did You Mean It?
We are all human. Sometimes you say things you don’t mean. Or, you say things because you’re reacting rather than thinking. Maybe you just said something in jest, teasingly. Unfortunately, these words are

posted 5:05:36pm Oct. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Is It Okay To Hit Your Kids?
Is it ever a good idea to hit your children in the name of enforcing good behavior, or for any reason whatsoever in the name of good parenting? Taking into account the varied belief systems that may guide you

posted 1:56:36pm Oct. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Turning "No's" Into Possibility With Your Kids
  There was a time in my early parenting when my children would make a request about something they wanted, and my knee-jerk reaction was to say no. It wasn’t something I gave much thought to, it was m

posted 2:06:29pm Oct. 11, 2014 | read full post »


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