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First, remember each state has a department of education where you can usually find state learning standards by grade level. Find your state's department of education website, and once you're there, just use the map to go to your state to learn about your state's curriculum by grade level. For...

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Conservative group One Million Moms has set their sites on transgender teenager Jazz Jennings, star of TLC’s show "I Am Jazz," along with her parents, Greg and Jeanette Jennings. The group claims in a petition offensively titled “God doesn’t make mistakes (but humans do)” to advertiser...

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“When my mom and dad are on their phones they act like I don’t exist. It makes me sad. I call and call their names and sometimes they don’t even look up or act like they hear me.” A child client of mine, 6 years old, told me this during our last session together. This child is sensitive...

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Our recap of the conversations we had this week to inspire and celebrate the best in dads. — We covered a lot of ground this week in our dad conversations from the worries of dads with daughters from the hook up culture and its influence, telling them the facts of life, addressing their...

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And you can too. Read their thoughts and ideas here. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page. Submit your own articles. Together, we are raising the bar as to what it takes to be a father. — To join our Facebook Page go here. To submit an article, go here. To follow The Good Men Project on...

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In a healthy parent-child relationship, a child’s emotional boundaries get stronger as she ages. A baby has very few thoughts or feelings that aren’t shared with a parent, via crying, smiling, pointing, or fussing. A preschooler keeps a lot more of his thoughts and feelings private, and a...

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View image | gettyimages.com Money and success are the results of prosperity, but they don’t determine it. — My son has always been a prosperous thinker, from when he precipitated his first game console at age five, till when he left me an anonymous note that said, “God called you and...

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We Are Your Friends is a pulse-pounding drama starring Zac Efron as an aspiring DJ trying to make a name for himself in the Hollywood club scene. Thumping electronic music and lots of eye candy &mdash as well as a hefty dose of mature and edgy content — drive this story about a quest for...

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In male-female relationships, IVF decisions are about fertility needs, with not much thought to other factors. But gay and lesbian IVF is often a combination of fertility concerns and genetic transfer considerations. Both partners may want their child to have their genetics and features, but each...

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Potty training has hit the Boys in the Burbs house! — Please like the Good Men Project Dads and Families page!   See more cartoons every day on Twitter @boysinburbs or visit boysinburbs.com. The post Dad Sunday Cartoon- Potty Training! appeared first on The Good Men Project...

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Matt Sweetwood is an accomplished dad. He now can take an assessment on what qualities he has a man that got him there. — When I was little boy growing up in the New Jersey suburbs, my idea of a what it took to be a man was formed by the stereotypes I watched in the movies and on TV. I wanted...

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View image | gettyimages.com The stakes get higher when your toddler starts repeating your every. single. word. _____ By Chad Carter I grew up in the age of Walkmans, Discmans, and stereo surround sound. You know, with the headphones that had the flimsy wire that traversed over the top of your...

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I like the idea of beginning to discuss the school year upon beginning to buy new school supplies. Preparation for school means buying school supplies, organizing schedules, packing lunches — and preparing emotionally for change and adjustment. You can start discussions at dinner about...

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And you can too. Read their thoughts and ideas here. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page. Submit your own articles. Together, we are raising the bar as to what it takes to be a father. — To join our Facebook Page go here. To submit an article, go here. To follow The Good Men Project on...

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View image | gettyimages.com Children are slobs by nature, so what do you do when your dad-nature is the opposite?  ______ By Serge Bielanko I have a confession to make: I can’t stop straightening up after my kids. I’m just one of those people, I guess. I’m not proud of it really, but then...

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1. Test dates The tests your student will take depends on her age. Whether it's the PSAT, ACT or an AP exam, find out what's required or recommended for her age and whether you need to register. Some schools pay for students to take standardized tests at school during normal class hours; others...

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Being separated from your children opens a hole in your heart and in your life.  — They say the death of your child is one of the worst things a parent can ever go through. I haven’t lost my children but I don’t see them as often as I would like, as often as I need, or even as often as...

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It is the new “nails on a chalkboard” for the active parent dad. The comments. The assumptions. Neil Cohen shares the ones he’s heard that a mom never gets said to her. — The other day I was at Starbucks getting Amy her morning latte.  It was Monday.  Start of a long week.  And of...

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View image | gettyimages.com I adore you, and there is nothing you could possibly do to change that. — Dear Son, When you came into this world, you brought a love into my heart that I had never before experienced. When you spoke your first word, when you walked your first steps, I was your...

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How a separated dad used alone time to deal with his new situation and prepare him and his children for their future. —   After my separation, when my kids and I were on our own, it was weird. Not because we were on our own, or I was looking after them. No, there was an absence, not because...

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It sounds like a mom-only arena, the world of breastfeeding, but there’s a lot that dad can do to help with this important, special and sometimes exhausting activity. — Dad might be inclined to feel like breastfeeding is mom’s job and a time for dad to just relax, but, as much as...

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In clinical practice, psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists are usually so consumed with treating psychopathology they don’t often get the chance to prevent it. A dear friend, a teacher visiting from the Midwest, explained how she turned a potentially explosive situation with one of her...

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Liu's tender Instagram shot is the kind that makes you go, "Awww." This sweet photo of her new baby boy brings every mom back to those first beautiful moments spent holding your new baby in your arms: Lucy Liu baby Lucy Liu baby But that doesn't answer the question on everyone's mind: If no one...

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Rapper Chief Keef (also known as Keith Cozart and "Sosa") has decided that the publicity surrounding the birth of his son is the perfect way to promote his latest album. "Chief Keef and his newest baby mama have agreed to name the newborn Sno FilmOn Dot Com Cozart to promote the release of Sosa's...

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After sensing hesitation on talking about ‘girl’ things, Brian Gawlak reassures his daughter no subject is off limits.  — “Daddy!” I heard my daughter scream from behind the bathroom door.  In a sheer panic, I dropped the kitchen knife I was using to chop onions for...

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Rick Sanchez utilizes the inexact time just before “lights out” where the most interesting conversations happen with his daughter. — On this week’s ‘best of’ weekly podcast: Syd’s friend Sayble joined us this week before school starts up again. We discussed...

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It is “back to school”. Little boy in the burbs has another name for it. — Please like the Good Men Project Dads and Families page!   See more cartoons every day on Twitter @boysinburbs or visit boysinburbs.com. The post Dad Cartoon of the Week – Back to School! appeared first on The...

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Being involved in your child’s education is imperative for their success. — Summer vacation has ended or is quickly coming to an end for most children across the country. As we gear up for the start of the new school year, now is the perfect time to make sure that your child’s year is...

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When Coco, of "Ice Loves Coco" reality TV fame, leaves the hospital with her daughter in December, she’s already got the girl’s first fashionista moment planned out. As Entertainment Tonight reported, Coco recently posted on Instagram, “Guess what #ChanelNicole is leaving out of the hospital...

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After embracing the ‘Dad Bod’ craze and how it made him feel, Scotty Schrier explores the importance and necessity of a ‘Mom Bod’ craze. — I have been following the ‘Dad Bod’ craze, and I have to admit, it’s pretty nice for dads. If you’re not familiar with...

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Aaron Saufley explores the intricacies and true meanings of conversations with his ‘tweenage’ daughter. — My oldest daughter is twelve. She’s tween going on eighteen!  Communicating with her has become quite a challenge. Not quite an extract-a-tooth-from-a-grumpy-hungry-great-wh...

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Losing an uncle made me think about where we would be without our uncles? ____ Earlier this year my uncle Brian passed away. His death seemed to tap into an ocean of emotions for me. I cried harder than I did at my own father’s funeral. In the last 20 years we really were not close, why was I so...

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Allie Bahn and her dad have food allergies in common. To protect his little girl, her dad risked his own well-being by sampling all her food first. Here is their story. — Mutual adoration is the essence of our father-daughter bond. My dad and I are truly the best of pals. We chuckle at the...

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Would children be better off without adult-imposed rules, limiting their play? — While watching a program on snow monkeys, I was fascinated by how their young played. There was hitting, pushing, punching, among other aggressive behavior, yet it was clear that there was nothing malicious...

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I learn as much from my sons as I hope they learn from me When my ex-husband and I decided to have kids, I was determined to have boys. I don’t know why I wanted boys, I just did. It may have been, in part, due to the strained relationship I’d had with my mother. I was afraid to repeat that...

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The beauty of technology — and video monitors — has given moms a bird's eye view of what goes down after the kids go down. Now one mom and her adorable twins are getting the viral treatment thanks to a video of the babies having a little late night jam session after hours, that is right...

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For one mom at the Iowa State Fair, a temper tantrum thrown by her two young sons turned into a valuable teaching moment when a carnival worker intervened. When visiting the fair with her two sons over the weekend, Jennifer Dockter-Lago of Waukee, Iowa, was "that" mom — the embarrassed mom...

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This tragic story is one you may not expect to hear since it doesn't fit the typical hot car death scenario: A 5-year-old boy with autism died in a hot car on Sunday, not after being left by his parents, but after he climbed into an unlocked vehicle. The father of young Zachary Elshaarawy of...

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In a video filmed in their car outside the toy store, dad Mikki Wills holds up Ariel in all of her sparkling mermaid glory and asks, "How do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this?" He then launches into a beautiful promise to his sons to love and accept them "no matter what life you...

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This shouldn't come as a shock, but it turns out men who take on their share of child care duties have better a relationship and a better sex life with their partners. The revelation comes from a recent study by sociologists at Georgia State University, who report that of 487 couples surveyed...

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“I can’t stop going to the bathroom,” she said. “I guess that’s what happens with old age,” she said, then shrugged it off. The inconvenience of having to use the restroom incessantly irked mom enough to visit a urologist. The results of that visit brought news...

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The perfect example of this new parent cyber-hysteria can be seen in a mom's recent Facebook post gone viral: A concerned California mom claimed she found shards of glass in her Huggies baby wipes, and Huggies has finally issued a response. More: Deleting Facebook made me a better mom The big rumor...

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And you can too. Read their thoughts and ideas here. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page. Submit your own articles. Together, we are raising the bar as to what it takes to be a father. — To join our Facebook Page go here. To submit an article, go here. To follow The Good Men Project on...

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A father gives his son six ways to drown out the voices of doubt and fear. — My dear son, Yes, I played football in high school, I was not the best, but I was pretty good as a tight end and a second line wide receiver. Then I was given the opportunity to run an offensive play. I was so...

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Ethan Ruzzano fears hook up culture sites like Tinder and Ashley Madison kill emotional intimacy. He wants better for his daughter when she grows up. Here is what he has to say about it. — Vanity Fair recently published an article entitled Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse...

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Dr. Kwame Brown looks at the proverbial village. Does it need our help more than we need anything from it? — I have had many discussions with people about the expression “It takes a village to raise a child”. As a first born son raised in a home that was steeped in the study of history...

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Matt Sweetwood suddenly found himself watching a movie that was strangely close to depicting his real life. Instead of applauding, however, he loathed the portrayal of a dad bumbling thorough a life he knew so well. — This past weekend, I was asked to accompany a woman friend to see the...

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Apparently, the current Happy Meal Toy is no good, according to the Parents’ Jury, an Australian children’s health advocacy group. The Parents' Jury has such a big issue with the toy that they’re asking Australia’s Advertising Standards Bureau to step in and force...

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1. Isn't December enough? Tweet Tweet More: Mom's 'Tootsie Roll' dance during labor goes viral (VIDEO) 2. Run. Just run. Tweet Tweet 3. That'll teach her. Tweet Tweet 4. First rule of bouncy house: We don't talk about bouncy house. Tweet Tweet 5. Make sure your kid isn't the smelly kid. Tweet Tweet...

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In the hospital, just before his twin boys were born, Sam Avery said he should have been petrified, but he actually felt quite calm. —— My wife opted for a natural birth because she didn’t want to miss out on the experience. I gently suggested that a c-section might be easier for her...

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It happened during a trip to Niagara Falls. The kids, ages 3 and 11, started a game of hide-and-seek. Someone decided the safe meant to hold valuables was the perfect spot to hold a hiding toddler, so in the kid went. The door closed, locked and... oops. Fortunately the family was able to have the...

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The parenting partnership, when done well, really does provide the best situation for your growing children. Your kids should recognize that they are more important than the conflict that ended the marriage. Children whose divorced parents have a cooperative relationship feel more secure, see the...

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Straight Outta Compton follows the rise and fall of NWA, the iconic '80s hip hop group that revolutionized the music world with its hardcore raps. The group, whose members include Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella and Eazy-E, blazed many new trails in music and is still highly acclaimed today...

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Montessori and Waldorf schools share many similarities, but they also subscribe to distinct philosophies. Before you make your final decision about your student’s schooling, consider these three differences between Montessori and Waldorf schools. 1. Age versus grade designations One of the...

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1. Measure different ingredients Find ingredients that can add a fun tactile experience and practice measuring them. Beans, sugar, chocolate chips, corn kernels See what is in your pantry and grab a small sampling! Talk about why it may be easier to measure a cup of dry rice versus a cup of flour...

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Brazilian MMA fighter Kinberly Novaes recently realized she had won her title belt in a fight at 12 weeks pregnant. Although it may not sound safe, the mom-to-be didn't know she was fighting with a bun in the oven. As she told told MMAFighting.com, it took until she was well into her second...

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I was a single mother from the beginning and had to do all the new-parent stuff on my own. There was no one to pass off diaper duty to, no one to share expenses with or no one else to stay up all night when my baby was sick or teething. I did it all. It was extremely difficult at some times, but I...

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Now that she's safe, let's talk birthday parties. The big question is if you should have one. On the one hand, your baby is one — yay, birthday party! On the other hand, she doesn't even know what a birthday is; she's still grappling with the concept that her toes belong to her. It's a tough...

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As reported in People, Raunigk felt those familiar pangs of baby fever (that every mom who has thought she was done having kids will inevitably feel) when her youngest daughter was 10 years old. As the youngest of 13, Raunigk's daughter asked if she could have a baby brother or sister to keep her...

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But when Brady chose a turquoise and plum striped Fairfax Backpack on the Pottery Barn Kids website, mother and daughter ran into trouble. The Pleasant Hill, California kindergartner wanted to add a "dragon" patch to her new bag. The dragon patches were available... but only if you ordered a bag in...

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In a study of 81 children born in the Faroe Islands, scientists from Harvard and Danish institutions found concerning levels of perfluorinated alkylate substances in children who were breastfed. PFASs are the chemicals that have received a lot of attention in recent years for the potential health...

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1. Jack-of-all-trades You knew Bugs Bunny was a master of escapism — well, kind of — but did you know he could whip and nae nae? You'll never look at your favorite rabbit the same after you see him breaking it down like this. Go, Bugs! — Hello Giggles bugs bunny bugs bunny More: 6...

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Empowered by recent sexual abuse scandals in the media, Scotty Schrier refuses to stay silent on what it feels like to be the victim of a monster. — Monsters are real. I don’t mean this in some metaphoric sense. There is evil. It exists. I know because I learned recently in the media an...

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