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Developing Leadership Qualities In Your Child

  Developing Leadership Qualities In Your Child Often I have heard that leaders are born, not made. Do you think this is true? How many times did you read a biography of a great leader, and discovered that as a child, he has been quiet, reserved and rather shy? Are those natural qualities of a leader? Of course not! These people have developed…
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Urban Menu: Spinach, Bacon, & Mushrooms Salad

Spinach Salad with Bacon & Mushrooms Yields: 4 Servings. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 6 minutes Adapted from A Well-Seasoned Appetite by Molly O’Neill Ingredients: 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 4 slices bacon, diced 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon each: coarse mustard, apple cider vinegar 1 pound spinach, stemmed, torn 2 large portobello mushrooms,…
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Celebrate Greatness: UP Mag New Shining Star Series

Hi Family! We love bringing you new content that celebrates real families and this time we have to thank Alfred Armstrong for loving his daughter so much and never giving up to get her featured right here on Urban Parenting Magazine. For weeks, he shared with us just how special his little princess was and that inspired us to start a new series…
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Urban Menu: Red Velvet Cup Cakes

Yields: 8 Servings or 1 dozen cupcakes & 2 mini-loaf pans. Preparation time: 15 minutes Baking time: 30 to 35 minutes for cakes; 20 minutes for cupcakes Ingredients: 2 cups cake flour 3 tablespoons unsweetended cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1½ sticks ¾ cups butter 1¾ cups sugar 4 eggs 1 cup milk 3 teaspoons red food coloring 1 …
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Daddy, Can I Have A Puppy?

Daddy, Can I Have A Puppy? Sooner or later, every parent is likely to hear: "Please, can I have a puppy?" Rather than dodge the question, parents should consider whether their family is ready for a pet, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation's leading provider of early childhood care and education. Bergen suggests…
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How You Can Motivate Your Child

How You Can Motivate Your Child How can I motivate my child to study and get good grades? To do his homework? To succeed in school, so that he can go to the best college? To go to college? To practice playing the piano? How can I motivate my child to put in the effort needed to achieve his own goals? What parent…
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Holiday Gift Buying: Educational Toys

  Holiday Gift Buying: Educational Toys Most parents complain that their child does not concentrate on his/her academic pursuits, but instead whiles away the time, playing with toys. For such parents, and for all others, educational toys have come like a breath of fresh air and a ray of hope. Purpose As the name suggest, the purpose of educational toys, is to educate.…
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Clear Expectations Make Discipline Easier

  Clear Expectations Make Discipline Easier Sometimes it can be very challenging to communicate anything with your child. Setting clear expectations regarding what's acceptable behavior and what isn't imperative to successfully teaching your child right from wrong. If the parameters are muddled or the child learns that in one situation the rules hold true yet in another situation the same rule does not,…
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