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Making Time for One Another

My Siamese cats are inseparable. Each night, and often during the day, they cozy together at the end of our bed on a blanket they have claimed as their own. Both cream colored with different colored markings, it's often hard to see where one begins and the other ends. It struck me one early morning as I stumbled out of bed to make school lunches that the cats are more intimate than my husband and I. As if reading my thoughts, they stirred and instinctively began washing each other's faces, their tongues touching occasionally.

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Graffiti Prevention

As a parent, you know the chances are pretty good that one day you will find crayon scribbles on your living room wall. But when does that innocent scribble cross the line into illegal graffiti?

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Can You Discipline Other People's Kids?

Is there ever a time or place to discipline other people's kids? And does it matter who those people are - strangers, friends or relatives?

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Creating Mealtime Routines

Is dinnertime around your house sporadic? Does it change almost daily based on your busy schedule shuttling kids and adults around to school, work, sports and lessons? Do you sometimes eat dinner at the table together, but more often have a kind of a free-for-all - everyone grabbing something and eating on the run? It is very worthwhile to make more of an effort to have a daily family dinner together. Here’s why and how.

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