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From the Publisher October 21

Happy Fall, Everyone! I am rolling into the first of October very proud of myself. Yes, I, the person who cannot grow anything, have four out of five of my spring/summer plants still alive on my front porch! Usually, by now, my front urns have been empty for at least a month while I await […]

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Student Spotlights (October 21)

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across the Greater Mobile.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Mobile Bay Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements! US Congressman tours Aviation Academy at Fairhope Airport Alabama's U.S. Representative Jerry Carl toured The Academy [...]
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How to Prevent a Variety of Burn Injuries

Hey guys, today we are going to talk about burns—one of the most devastating types of preventable injuries in kids. Burn injuries not only cause immediate pain, but can lead to prolonged periods of rehabilitation, multiple surgeries including skin grafts, months of physical therapy and can lead to a lifetime of physical and mental trauma. […]

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What Do Your Teens Want?

Should You Read Your Child’s Texts? Parents of teens often acknowledge they’re navigating uncharted territory and are open to advice from those who’ve gone before. Teens are going through tremendous emotional, physical and social changes while their parents may also be facing a series of firsts: aging, end of reproductive cycles, and mid-life crisis issues. […]

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Teaching Children the Value of Work

What are your views on teaching children good work habits? Many of our friends don’t require their kids to help out or work around the house, but we both strongly feel that instilling a strong work ethic early in life is one of the best things you can do as a parent for your children. […]

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Should You Read Your Child’s Texts?

You’re sitting there minding your own business when a nearby phone buzzes. U up?, it says, beckoning you closer. Only, it’s not your phone—it’s your kid’s. Do you pick it up? Do you “accidentally” swipe the screen for a closer look? If you’ve made up your mind—yes, you read your kid’s texts, or no, you […]

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5 Halloween Traditions to Start with Your Kids

Halloween means costumes, pumpkin carving, and trick-or-treating. Traditions create lasting memories andsomething to look forward to each year. Halloween is a perfect time to start some new traditions with your kids. Try some of these ideas. Ready Set Decorate Before you can go trick-or-treating, everyone will need a costume. Have some fun and create coordinating […]

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12 Creative Consequences for Kids

Before becoming a parent, the idea of disciplining children seemed fairly straightforward. It follows logic that if you set limits, use consistency, and respond firmly, but lovingly, children will learn to correct their behavior. As I became a more experienced mother, I quickly learned that traditional methods of discipline, such as time outs, do not […]

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It Takes a Village

I am often sitting across from a child who has made some bad choices. In one specific situation, a boy complained, “My parents won’t let me go on a camping trip with my friends and a few of their dads because they are afraid I will do something stupid without them.” Due to the onset […]

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