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Bunch of Baloney

A grandmother recently told me that her son and daughter-in-law have told her only grandchild, an 8-year-old, that he can be anything he wants to be in life. She was incensed. “What a bunch of baloney!” she exclaimed. “What a completely irresponsible thing to tell a child!” I agree wholeheartedly. One cannot be whatever one desires to be any more than one can have anything one desires to have. Here, for example, is a short list of the things I could never have been, no matter how hard I tried: professional football player, fastest man on the planet, tightrope walker, nuclear physicist, brain surgeon, fighter pilot, concert pianist, and King of England. Click here for the full article.
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Ground Rules

Living with Children John Rosemond Copyright 2009, John K. Rosemond Q: What, if any, ground rules can and should parents set for a child returning to live at home after college graduation. My husband and I are facing this issue with our daughter in May 2010, and we need help. Click here for the full article.
November 14, 2015
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I Painted It My Way

I Painted It My Way #FlowModern #KathrynHennemanNow #PalmSpringsExhibit Click here for the full article.
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School Rules

Living with Children John Rosemond Copyright 2010 John K. Rosemond Jon Akers, Director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety, has written an on-line essay calling on school systems to prohibit students from having cell phones in their possession during school hours (go to www.kysafeschools.org. )He presents an iron-clad argument to the effect that student cell phones are not just unnecessary but also contribute to bullying, underachievement, sexual harassment, numerous disciplinary issues, including cheating, and even criminal activity. It goes without saying that they are one more distraction to a generation that is already suffering from distraction overload. Click here for the full article.
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Using Rewards and Positive Reinforcement to Train Your Dog

It doesn’t matter what type of dog you are working with, chances are high with this type of training. Click here for the full article.
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3 year old’s Rebellion

My almost-3-year-old has started saying things to me that border on disrespectful. Overall, he's a very obedient little boy who knows he's not in control of our home. Click here for the full article.
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Training Your Hyperactive Cat

There are natural dietary supplements that are not a drug that can help a cat with its fears and aggressions. Older cats are harder to train than kittens. Click here for the full article.
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Kids on Leashes What?

What do you think of kids on leashes? Chicago Parent magazine put that question up on its Facebook page and—no surprises here—some readers went ballistic. “Treating the child like a dog!” was the common theme of said rants. One person suggested that these kids be taught to bark. Don’t you just love people who think with their pituitary glands? Click here for the full article.
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Training Your Dog with a Training Collar

There are numerous training devices that can be used when training your dog. The most basic piece of equipment that every dog owner ought to own is a top quality training collar. Click here for the full article.
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Market Corrections

If you have a mix of assets—stocks and bonds—that you chose to help you attain your retirement goals, and if that mix fits your tolerance for risk, then the answer may be that you should consider doing nothing. Click here for the full article.