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    Are Your Children Getting Enough Exercise?

    Was parenting easier forty years ago?

    As a mom in the new millennium, I dream about the idea of parenting in a world where streets are safe and parents can let their children run freely through the neighborhood, their bodies naturally challenged with the exercise of play.

    Instead today, before the slam of the car door fades and the backpack drops on the floor, the TV is switched on and the last few hours of daylight disappear in a haze of video games and over processed snack foods.

    Even the concerned, well-meaning parent can often stand helpless, wondering how to compete against marketing genius and instant gratification. Exercise and carrot sticks have a hard time competing with Xboxes, SpongeBob and potato chips. (more…)

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    Toys and Child Devlopment

    Parents who are looking for toys that will enhance children’s development; need look no further.  You have many choices for toys.  If you want to give toys to your children or as gifts that will have an added bonus you will want to choose toys that help the child as they play with them.

    Toys that help develop motor skills are excellent choices.  These kinds of toys will help a baby learn how to grab things and put them where they need to go.  The first thing a baby does after learning to pick up an object is often to put it in her mouth.  Make sure the toy is large enough so the baby can’t choke on it or swallow it (more…)

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