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Bringing home the Bunny

Mar 26, 2010 | By Gillian FitzGerald
While appreciating for all things chocolate, you can't but be suspicious of the more commercial aspects of Easter. A look back into the origins of Easter eggs and bunnies. It's hard to relate the endless racks of candy, marshmellow and foil-covered eggs with anything meaningful, other than the (dis)pleasure of ...
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The death of the family pet

Mar 22, 2010 | By Michelle Rivera
Dealing with the loss of beloved furry family member can be devasting. Some tips to help your child, and you, deal with the grief, sorrow and sadness. Judith Viorst probably didn't realize when she was writing The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (Alladin Publishers, 1987) that she was, in fact, writing ...
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How to teach responsibility

Mar 05, 2010 | By Harvey Craft
'Responsibility' is a favorite word in schools. But how do children become responsible? Ten people will offer ten somewhat different versions of 'responsibility'. Likely, they will include something about “being accountable” or “doing good thing.” Most parents get the general idea, but often don't know how to inspire responsibility. And ...