Archive for September 2006

Birthday Party for a Nine Year Old

Written by mom - Leave a Comment

It’s birthday party time again for our soon to be 9 year old son. Since he and his friends are getting older and more rambunctious I thought it would be best to have the party somewhere other than our house. We decided on a local Nature Center that rehabilitates injured animals for return to the […]

Read the full article »

Published on September 29th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Birthdays
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Kid Joke: Cars and Frogs

Written by mom - One Comment

Q: When is a car like a frog?

Read the full article »

Published on September 29th, 2006 - One Comment
Filed under: Kid Jokes
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Nintendo Wii – Another Hot Christmas Buy

Written by dad - 2 Comments

After talking a bit about hot Christmas toys the other day, and how hard it’s going to be to find and buy TMX Elmo in the runup to Christmas, I thought I’d talk a bit about another hot Christmas toy… The Nintendo Wii. As it turns out, Amazon took pre-orders for the Wii for a […]

Read the full article »

Published on September 27th, 2006 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Toys & Gifts
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Parenting Quote – Elbert Hubbard

Written by mom - Leave a Comment

“Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.” -Elbert Hubbard

Read the full article »

Published on September 27th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Parenting Quotes
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Overscheduled Parents

Written by dad - 2 Comments

By now, any parent worth their salt has heard the term “overscheduling” when it comes to putting your kids in extracurricular activities. While parents understandably want to provide their kids with opportunities, it’s definitely possible to push things too far. Our own ‘policy’ has been to keep our kids out of organized sports until they […]

Read the full article »

Published on September 26th, 2006 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Listening is Hard When You’re Five Years Old

Written by dad - One Comment

This is an excerpt from a real conversation that I had with our (then) five year old one day after kindergarten last year: Me: What do you like the most about school? Him: Umm, I don’t know. Me: Well, what do you like the least about school? Him: Umm, listening, I guess. Because sometimes when […]

Read the full article »

Published on September 22nd, 2006 - One Comment
Filed under: Daily Life
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Carnivals – Week of 09/18/06

Written by dad - Leave a Comment

Raising4Boys participated in two carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our posts that were included in each. The Carnival of Personal Finance included “Teaching a Six Year Old to Save.” Also included was “Treasury Securities: A Survey of What’s Available” from fivecentnickel.com. The Carnival of the Vanities included “Summer Swimming Pool […]

Read the full article »

Published on September 21st, 2006 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carnivals
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

TMX Elmo Bursts Onto the Scene – Better Buy One Fast!

Written by dad - 5 Comments

Have you had a chance to buy your TMX Elmo yet? If not, you might be hurting when the holiday shopping season is in full swing… Described as “the most secretly guarded toy of the pre-holiday season,” Fisher Price recently unveiled the TMX Elmo on Good Morning America, and it’s (apparently) already hard to find […]

Read the full article »

Published on September 21st, 2006 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Toys & Gifts
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Parenting Without a License

Written by dad - 3 Comments

If only they made people take a test and earn a license before having kids. Wait a minute… They’re thinking about doing just that in New Zealand! Indeed, a panel of experts has proposed that all parents should have to sit through a parenting test if they want to maintain custody of their children.

Read the full article »

Published on September 20th, 2006 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Parenting Quote – C. Everett Koop

Written by mom - Leave a Comment

“Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.” -C. Everett Koop

Read the full article »

Published on September 20th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Parenting Quotes
digg this - stumble it - save to del.icio.us

Get free updates...

Articles via e-mail:

Search this site...

Sponsors...

Popular topics...

Recent articles...

Recent comments...

  • Nan: Believe me when I tell you that allowing disrespect from a child creates...
  • Misty: Hello all… It has been a few years since I last posted and...
  • heather: This is for lovely Maria, who obviously doesn`t understand. I will...
  • Brittney: My son is just 3 and a half years old and was recently diagnosed...
  • Mary Gulledge: Yes they do personalize the autographs…I got one for my...
  • Brooke: Thanks Amy for responding. I have decided to wait on the Intuniv for...
  • Amy: Hi Brooke! My son, now 9 yrs old, has been on Intuniv for 2 and a half...
  • Brooke: My daughter, 10 years old, is in the fifth grade. She is struggling...

Most talked about...