Category Archives: get.a.grip
What I Learned From Summer Vacation
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I learned a lot on our first “official” family vacation to Hot Springs, Arkansas. There was never a dull moment with seven kids, five adults, and two vehicles in tow.

Raising an Athletic Teen? Read This…
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A recent study reports that teens have a higher use of performance enhancing drugs. If you are raising an athletic teen, this is a must read!

Online Safety for Children is Everybody’s Job, Especially Parents
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Online safety and responsibility for children – whose job is it anyway? Teachers, parents, or both…

Join the Climate Action Protest for Kids
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Climate change requires action. And what better way to make it happen than by getting yourself and your kids involved in the protest. [photo courtesy of Moms Clean Air Force]

Spanking is Good Discipline for These Celebrity Parents
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You will be surprised to find out which celebrity parents are spanking their children.

Refreshing Popsicle Recipes for the Summer Heat
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Who knew that key lime, colada, and cucumber could turn into a tasty popsicle treat? Check out these refreshing recipes to beat the summer heat. (photo courtesy of Weed’em & Reap)

Drowning is Not What it Seems
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Have fun swimming this summer, but watch out for a silent killer.

Reading is Still Fundamental
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[posted at Laruelist.com] My father would read Richard Scarry’s volume of stories with me. As a child, I never made the connection that literary enrichment was the key to my academic successes. Now I read everyday.

Minimize Summer Camp Chaos With Alternative Scheduling
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Incorporate your own alternative scheduling to minimize summer time chaos.
(Photo courtesy of Groupon)

Let Them Roll in the Mud – How to curb your child’s television appetite
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Curbing my kids’ television habits is a delicate balancing act. Anything in moderation is not so bad. Here are some alternatives that worked for me.

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