Archive for 2008

How to Deal With a Bully at School

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How do you teach your kids to deal with a bully? Our oldest son, who is currently ten (nearly eleven) years old and in 5th grade, told us last night that one of the kids in his class has been picking on him and calling him names. A bit of background While the name-calling has […]

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Published on September 11th, 2008 - 14 Comments
Filed under: Child Safety,Daily Life,Education
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The Boys of Summer Have Gone

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Long time, no write… Our three oldest went back to school a week ago yesterday, and our youngest goes back to preschool on Monday. This year, he’ll be in for five days per week. That means that my lovely and talented wife gets some much needed downtime on weekday mornings. On the topic of going […]

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Published on August 14th, 2008 - One Comment
Filed under: Daily Life
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Free Movie Tickets From Discover/Fandango

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As a followup to my earlier post about free summer movies, I just wanted to point out that Fandango and Discover are offering a buy-one-get-one-free promotion on movie tickets. This offer is good through September 30, 2008. To participate, simply click go here, enter your zip code, select the theater and showtime for the movie […]

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Published on July 16th, 2008 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany
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Books for Teaching Kids About Puberty, Sex, and Growing Up

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We’ve been meaning to have “the talk” with Son #1 for quite awhile now, but just haven’t gotten around to it. He’s ten years old, in between 4th and 5th grade, and quite curious about the birds and the bees. Beyond sitting down and talking things through with him, we also wanted to get him […]

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Published on July 2nd, 2008 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Health,Milestones
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Summer Movie Ratings (So Far…)

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Back when I was a kid, I remember regularly biking over to our local two-screen theater and catching the latest and greatest movies on hot summer days. Then when my lovely and talented wife was pregnant with Son #1, we spent almost every summer Saturday catching a matinee to stay out of the heat. Since […]

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Published on July 1st, 2008 - One Comment
Filed under: Fun,Reviews
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Happy Father’s Day!

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This is just a quick note to wish all of the Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day. I’m squeezing this in with 10 minutes to spare after a busy Father’s Day weekend that involved a night away (with the entire family) in a hotel, lots of swimming, a trip to the zoo, a museum […]

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Published on June 15th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Miscellany
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How to Get Rid of Ants

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If your kids are as messy as ours, you might want to check out this tip for getting rid of ants that I recently published over at FiveCentNickel. It’s cheap, easy, and relatively safe — it uses boric acid (available at most drugstores, and traditionally used as an eye rinse) mixed with sugar. And guess […]

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Published on June 9th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Miscellany
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Babies, Birth Control, and Too Much TV

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This evening my wife and I were joking around with son #1 (currently 10 years old). He was asking about whether or not we were planning on having another baby, and we responded with an emphatic “no.” His response? “Well, if you don’t want to have any more babies, you should get Mirena. It’s 99.9% […]

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Published on June 7th, 2008 - One Comment
Filed under: Daily Life
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Free Summer Movies for Kids – 2008 Edition

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It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about cheap summer entertainment for you and your kids. With that in mind, I pulled together a list of free (or really cheap) summer movie theater promos. In case you’re not aware, theaters often have special summer promos where they show G or PG films […]

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Published on May 28th, 2008 - 8 Comments
Filed under: Fun
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Carnivals – Week of 05/19/08

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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 Carnival of Personal Finance included “Teaching Kids About Money: Lead by Example.” Also included were “Our Allowance System: New and Improved” from fivecentnickel.com and “Hard vs. Soft Credit Checks and Your Credit Score” […]

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Published on May 24th, 2008 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carnivals
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