Archive for February 2007

Faking Retardation for Fun and Profit

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Now why didn’t we think of this? A woman admitted Monday that she coached her two children to fake retardation starting when they were 4 and 8 years old so she could collect Social Security benefits on their behalf. They actually continued the ruse for close to 20 years and collected more than $280k in […]

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Published on February 28th, 2007 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany
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Q&A: 2006 Child Tax Credit

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Update: Here’s info on the 2007 Child Tax Credit. We’ve been getting a decent number of search hits for information on the 2006 Child Tax Credit. I’ve written about the Child Tax Credit in the past, but seeing as Tax Day is sneaking up on us, I thought I’d put together a fresh article with […]

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Published on February 26th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Money,Parenting Q&A
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One Year Ago This Week (February 18th – February 24th)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) posts from one year ago this past week: » Otitis Media, Ear Tubes, and a Wet Brain » On Sinus Infections and Asking the Right Questions » Diaper Rash Treatments And this is what was happening over at FiveCentNickel (subscribe) over the same period: » Dave Ramsey’s […]

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Published on February 26th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Best of...
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Parenting Q&A Series

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In looking at our site stats, we’ve noticed that a number of people arrive here from search engines look for answers to fairly specific questions. In some cases, those answers can be found in one or more articles within our archives, but in other cases they can’t. Thus, we’ve decided to periodically pluck out some […]

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Published on February 26th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: About/Admin,Parenting Q&A
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Parenting Quote – Roger Lewin

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“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” -Roger Lewin

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Published on February 23rd, 2007 - One Comment
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Carnivals – Week of 02/19/07

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Raising4Boys participated in three carnivals this week. Here they are along with our posts that were included in each. The Carnival of Family Life included “Preschool Registration Madness.” The Best of Me Symphony included “How to Take Responsibility When You’re Four.” Also included was “How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft” from fivecentnickel.com.

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Published on February 22nd, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carnivals
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Passport Restrictions Being Loosened

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This just in from the Department of Homeland Security… The Bush administration is expected to announce on Thursday that it will exempt children from new rules that will require people to show passports when entering the U.S. at land or sea borders. In case you haven’t heard, new passport restrictions that went into effect in […]

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Published on February 22nd, 2007 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Travel
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Sleep Less, Weigh More?

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Here’s an interesting tidbit… It seems that kids who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight and have higher BMIs than those who get more. Sleep experts recommend that kids ages 5 to 12 sleep for 10 or 11 hours a night, and adolescents sleep for 8 to 9 hours. However, researchers […]

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Published on February 21st, 2007 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Health
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Potty Training Success (So Far)

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As if Son #4 needed another huge milestone to pass… He just moved out of his crib and gave up his pacifier, and then I started potty training him four days ago. He’s 27 months old, which is a little young for a boy, so I decided from the start that if he resisted at […]

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Published on February 20th, 2007 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life,Milestones
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One Year Ago This Week (February 11th – February 17th)

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Here are some my favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) posts from one year ago this past week: » Big Heads, Little Helmets, and Plagiocephaly » Rainy Days, TV and GameBoys » Potty Problems And this is what was happening over at FiveCentNickel (subscribe) over the same period: » Moissanite Instead of Diamonds » Don’t Miss These Tax […]

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Published on February 18th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Best of...
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