Archive for June 2006

The World’s Most Practical Five Year Old

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Every year my parents give our kids a variety of Christmas gifts including money for their bank accounts, some clothes, and a toy of some sort. But this year they decided to forego the latter, and give the kids gift cards instead, such that they could pick out their own fun stuff. Out of curiosity, […]

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Published on June 30th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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The Best Dollar(s) that I’ve Ever Spent

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A few weeks ago I taught my son to ride his bike. After too many episodes of running up and down the street holding onto his seat while trying to teach him how to ride, I finally wised up. We live on a slight incline and I told him that he needed to practice coasting […]

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Published on June 28th, 2006 - 3 Comments
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Parenting Quote – Bill Cosby

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“Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.” -Bill Cosby

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Published on June 28th, 2006 - One Comment
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From the Mouths of Babes: Made in China

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Not long ago our seven year old son made an incredibly astute observation about the current state of the US economy. He was reading the label on some sort of a package when he said “Daddy, this thing was made in China.” He went on to say that “They must make really good stuff in […]

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Published on June 26th, 2006 - 2 Comments
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The Best of R4B – Selections from 04/06

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It’s time for another look back into the archives. For all you newcomers out there, here are some of our favorite posts from the month of April… 04/04/06 — Watching Sports, Aging, and Priorities 04/06/06 — Eight Year Olds and Real Estate 04/11/06 — Crossing Things for Good Luck 04/14/06 — One Lovable Dude 04/16/06 […]

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Published on June 24th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Guess What? Smoking is Bad for Your Kids

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Well, a new study has just confirmed the obvious… Smoking around your kids is bad for them. In fact, the effects of smoking during pregnancy can linger for up to the first twelve years of life, whereas smoking after birth can further worsen lung function. According to the study’s authors, it’s hard to tell whether […]

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Published on June 23rd, 2006 - One Comment
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Carnivals – Week of 06/19/06

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Raising4Boys participated in three carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our posts that were included in each. The Carnival of Personal Finance, which is up at ConsumerismCommentary, included my articles about teaching kids to save by matching their deposits and our allowance system. Also included were “Cut Costs (and Buy a […]

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Published on June 22nd, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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On the Road

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Well, we’ve packed up the kids (and the Benadryl ;)) and have headed out for our annual pilgrimage to get together with family. This year we’ll be gone for twelve days, and we’re planning on covering about 2,500 miles. Thankfully, we’ll have only sporadic (at best) internet access, so I’m hoping to cut the wires […]

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Published on June 22nd, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Babies to Stay in Prison With Mothers?

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Here’s a weird one out of New Zealand… A new bill seeks to increase the time imprisoned mothers spend with their babies from six months to two years. Supporters say that it will enable longer breastfeeding, which will give the kids a healthy start, and will also allow the mother and child to bond. They […]

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Published on June 21st, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Parenting Quote – Roy L. Smith

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“We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.” -Roy L. Smith

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Published on June 21st, 2006 - One Comment
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