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Are We There Yet? archive for July 2007


yelling at your kids

As I was in a waiting room this week I noticed how one mom got her son to "behave". She was yelling at him. This boy was 2 and not being very unruly, just acting like a toddler. She had an infant with her as...

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FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2007

Are You Smarter Than A Teenager?

My son turned 13 this past weekend. He’s excited. I’m having anxiety attacks for what’s to come. I broke down and got him a cellphone on our cellular family plan. My husband’s jealous because his phone has more bells and whistles. I explain to my...

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Teens and summer work

This post is from Becky Kramer, a business reporter at The Spokesman-Review. I'm writing a story about declining teen participation in the workforce. I'd like to connect with some parents of teens to talk about the pros and cons of summer jobs. I'm hearing that...

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TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007

Just Plain Stupid???

Do you ever just want to slap the crap out of your spouse? Okay, I am referring to the male gender. I tell my husband, “Dear, I’ve asked you to please not mow the bark area. You cut off my pretty plant.” What do I...

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FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2007

How Do You Break a Good Habit?

When we saw our toddler twins using too much toilet paper, we enforced a new rule that they place all toilet paper in the trash and do not flush the toilet. This way, we could make sure that not too much paper was flushed. Now...

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Getting Old

What do you do when less than five years ago your dad was lifting 50 lb bales of hay, and now is calling you because he can’t get out of bed? Besides the obvious of seeking medical attention, how do you, as the son or...

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State Paying Kids for Earning Top Grades

The full article is here:, privately raised money will be used to motivate students to earn high grades, at a rate of $25 per high grade for 4th graders and $50 for 7th graders.My question isn't is this a good or morally "right" project,...

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MONDAY, JULY 2, 2007

How much sleep do your kids get?

This summer it has been exceptionally hard to get my kids (age 9 and 5) to bed at a decent hour. Some nights they are up until 10:30 pm and that just isn't good. It's hard because it doesn't get dark until 9 or later,...

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