Archive for September 2007

From the Archives (September 23rd – September 30th)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) post from a year ago this week: » Overscheduled Parents » Nintendo Wii – Another Hot Christmas Buy – Looks like this will be hot again this year. » Birthday Party for a Nine Year Old And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from […]

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Published on September 30th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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How to Praise Children

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According to a recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, children who are praised for being intelligent (as in “You’re so smart…”) are can become highly sensitive to failure, making them less likely to take risks and more likely to give up when faced with a difficult challenge. So next time […]

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Published on September 29th, 2007 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Education,Health
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Carnivals – Week of 09/23/07

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Raising4Boys participated in four carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our articles that were included in each. The Carnival of Family Life included “Kids and Braces: Losing a Retainer.” The Best of Me Symphony included “Nine Year Olds and the Tooth Fairy.” Also included was “Five Reasons you Should Care About […]

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Published on September 27th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Lost Retainer Resurfaces (Just in the Nick of Time)

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Just the other day, we finally gave up looking for Son #1’s lost retainer. Unfortunately, it looked like it was time to bite the bullet and pony up a wad of cash for a new one. I got on the phone with the orthodontist’s office to make the appointment. As I was funneled through their […]

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Published on September 26th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Health
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Planning a Ten Year Old Birthday Party

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Our oldest son is turning 10 years old in just over a week. Given that he’s getting a bit older, we’ve decided that we’re not going to do a full-on birthday party with a ton of guests. Rather, we’re letting him invite a few kids over to spend the night. Actually, he’s inviting three boys […]

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Published on September 24th, 2007 - 3 Comments
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From the Archives (September 16th – September 22nd)

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Here are some of our favorite Raising4Boys (subscribe) post from a year ago this week: » Considering a Bearded Dragon » Parenting Without a License » Listening is Hard When You’re Five Years Old And here are some of my favorite FiveCentNickel (subscribe) posts from a year ago: » Money Saving Tip for the Recently […]

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Published on September 23rd, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Kids and Braces: Losing a Retainer

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Well, this is certainly a bummer… After nearly having nearly lost it on vacation this past summer, it appears that the world’s luckiest retainer has gone on the lam. About a week ago we noticed that Son #1 was hadn’t put in his retainer at bedtime. As it turns out, he couldn’t find it — […]

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Published on September 21st, 2007 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Health
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Carnivals – Week of 09/17/07

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Raising4Boys participated in three carnivals this week. Here they are along with links to our articles that were included in each. The

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Published on September 20th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Building a Double Desk: Installing the Finished Product

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As promised, here’s the third and final installment of my series on how to build an affordable double desk. So far I’ve laid out a list of supplies and talked about putting together and finishing the desktop. Today I’m going to talk about installing the desk. Step 1: File cabinet placement This is pretty easy […]

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Published on September 20th, 2007 - 9 Comments
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Dealing With Preschool Separation Anxiety

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Our youngest son recently started preschool. He had a great time at the Open House where he met his teacher and played with the toys, all in the comforting presence of mom and dad. The first day of school was exciting for him.

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Published on September 17th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Daily Life,Education
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