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Summer Adventure: Join & Dive In!

By Debbie Manigat Did you know? According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, children ages 1-4 have the highest drowning rate and the number one cause of drowning in theU.S. is Unsupervised Water Activity. As parents, I can attest that that is one of our greatest fears is losing a child due to drowning. So as the summer roars on, I…
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Adventures in China

Of all the countries we’ve visited as a family, the hardest, by far, was China. A series of missteps on my part meant that, after a 13-hour flight, we found ourselves in a very non-touristy part of Beijing, at a “hotel” that was more like a businessman’s rental apartment. Within a few hours, we were already wondering if our plan to spend a…
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Urban Parenting: How to handle tantrums with your toddler

  Urban Parenting: How to handle tantrums with your toddler Tantrums are tough on everyone and stopping them sure is challenging! Use the following tips to help you deal with the unpleasant scenario of frequent tantrums in your toddler. 1. Have reasonable expectations for your child. He or she may not fully understand what you are asking or may not be capable of…
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Reclaiming Your Bed: How to Help Your Child Sleep in Their Room

  Reclaiming Your Bed: How to Help Your Child Sleep in Their Room One common problem that many parents face occurs when their child decides they do not want to sleep in their own room. Although it is often easier to simply allow your child to sleep with you when this happens, it is important to remember that doing so may negatively impact…
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Choosing Dr. Right for your Child

  Choosing the Best Doctor for your Child During the last couple months of your pregnancy, you should start looking for a pediatrician. Finding the right doctor is very important. You should feel comfortable and know they will answer any questions you may have without making you feel like an idiot for asking. Don't wait until the last minute to talk to potential…
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Urban Menu: Tasty Taco's

By Chef Shani of Sweet Tooth Boutique Getting dinner on the table during the week can be quite a challenge. Between dance class, music class, karate & sports, life can get busy. But, with these recipes, in just a short time you & your family can enjoy a nutritious meal & dessert! Tacos & Dessert Nachos For the Tacos... 1 lb. Ground Turkey…
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She said WHAT!?

She said WHAT!? By Debbie Manigat A few months ago, I wrote an article for Black Love and Marriage on the importance of communication and how it can radically transform your relationship. I was pumped, recently finished a marriage mentor and counselor training workshop and wanted to share some of what I learned. Well, shortly after I had to take a brief hiatus…
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Promote Independence with Pocket-Money

Promote Independence with Pocket-Money In seminars I am often asked about pocket-money and whether it should be earned or only given when children behave well. My belief is that children should receive pocket-money as their small share of the family-wealth just as they should share the workload at home. This is not to say that the family income is divided equally between all…
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