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Family-child-teacher relationship

The way we live day-to-day and our relationships with other people are changing, and as a natural consequence of this change we start to need different things. Fifty years ago, families lived in what we call extended families and the needs of the family were met by family members again.
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Makeup for little girls: Harmless or heinous?

Hope Perlman survived the moment of mothering girls I dread. In her post for N.Y. Times& 39; Motherlode, she relays the day her 13-year-old daughter begged to be allowed to wear makeup to a party.After much soul searching – Perlman occasionally wears makeup herself – and lecturing, she said yes. She describes her rationale here:& 34;I wanted her to fit in, because I know fitting in is what middle school is about.
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7 things every grandma should do

If you are lucky, very very lucky your children have a grandmother (or two, or three) who is warm and loving and wonderful. Who can kiss booboos almost as good as you can and who also gives fantastic hugs. And above all who thinks that your kids hung the moon and the stars.Most of all though, a good grandmother knows that in the story of her grandchildren life, she& 39;s an important supporting character but she& 39;s not the star.
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What should I do if my child's teacher seems disorganized?

First, don& 39;t assume the worst. Some wonderful teachers have messy desks. Instead do your homework by volunteering in the classroom. Spending just one day in school will help you assess the problem.If the teacher relates well to the children, pays attention to their concerns, teaches clearly, gets them to recess and the art room on time, and can put her hands on whatever she& 39;s looking for — her roll book, test papers, and art supplies, for instance — then you can assume that she& 39;s in control of the class despite the apparent mess.
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Getting support after a miscarriage

October 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. A loss is always devastating, and getting support is crucial. After a miscarriage, it can be hard to know where to turn, particularly if you haven& 39;t made your pregnancy news public yet. Use these suggestions to help guide you as you heal.
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