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How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia read more

Confessions of a Twisted Sister

Dear Mrs. Playdate, My uncle age 37, had recently fallen on hard times and lost his job. So, my mom (his older sister) invited him to come to live with us, about a month ago, until he got back on … read more

The Best Way to Handle Spoiled Children

My 12 year-old daughter recently became a vegetarian. Though I’m not, I encouraged her to try it. This entailed having to make special dishes for every meal which was more work, but I was more than happy to support her. … read more

Testing your Child’s Honesty

Okay, I admit it. I test people all the time. It’s the only way I know to build trust. I do it with people from work, my friends and even family members. I don’t mean to be offensive and I … read more

Listening Without Hearing

My oldest daughter (15 years old) just came back from her class trip, where they went on a hike for the day to Santa Monica National Park. Yes, it’s a National Park and is beautiful, though not many people know … read more

Dealing with Slackers at Home

Is it just me or are there people out there who have mastered the art of getting out of work? Somehow, they’re able to pawn things off on everyone else causing others’ workload to increase, while they sit back and … read more

Don’t Pull a Dog’s Tail

This article isn’t literally about dogs, although a dog’s tail is an extension of their spine, has small hairs and is extremely sensitive.  Hence, when you pull it, even the nicest dog in the world might turn around and bite … read more

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