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Mommy’s Little Giver: Teaching Your Children About Giving

By The Parenting Center - Dec 21 2015


My daughter, Charli, is three years old and is blessed with good clothes and toys. She has family members that are eager to buy her new clothes and toys that make her ecstatic. We started donating Charli’s toys when she was one. The truth is, we didn’t have this strong mission to donate but I […]

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Maternal Gatekeeping

By The Parenting Center - Jul 01 2015


Dressed in a long-sleeved onesie, with tiny sweat pants, little socks and booties, a cute little sweater that did not match the sweat pants and an infant hospital cap to round out the ensemble, was the result of a new father’s attempt to dress his precious six-week old daughter on the day of first cold […]

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The Raising of America

By The Parenting Center - Apr 23 2015


The breakfast event on May 14th is meant to be the first in a series over the coming year to focus on the importance of early health and development in our community. We are hoping to bring together about 120 individuals from the business, philanthropic, and health sectors to engage in meaningful conversation. On May […]

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A Family Affair: Modeling Respectful Relationships for Kids

By The Parenting Center - Dec 08 2014


Whether you are blissfully in love, committed to your long-term partner, or single and ready to mingle, we are all thinking about relationships. If you have children, consider starting a new tradition and celebrate and share this holiday with your children as well. As a parent, here are some tips of including your children on […]

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Thanksgiving Traditions

By The Parenting Center - Nov 19 2014


Thanksgiving season is here, and as we approach Thanksgiving Day (November 27th) we take this opportunity to reflect on what has happened in our lives, and express a heart of gratitude with family and friends around the dinner table. Whether it’s Grandma’s homemade apple pie, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, or the inevitable nap […]

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Parents Need Back to School Preparation Too

By The Parenting Center - Aug 22 2014


Greetings fellow parent friends! Upon hearing the phrase “Back to School”, many of us celebrate and many of us cringe. There are even those of us who do both at the same time! After spending a long, hot summer at home with our children, many of us are eager to get them back to a […]

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Celebrating Father’s Day

By The Parenting Center - Jun 16 2014


Father’s Day is vastly approaching us, if it hasn’t already come and gone by the time you read this piece. This time of the year is an opportunity to honor every father who shows up for his children each day, and who is committed to being the best father he can be. This is a […]

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How Can I Be Good Mom When I Really Didn’t Have One?

By The Parenting Center - Jun 02 2014


So, Mother’s Day is approaching fast. Folks all over rummage the card isle for that one perfect card. The card is the most important in my book. It has to say all of the right things to express how grateful you are to that one special lady. But what if you don’t have the same […]

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The Parenting Experience

By The Parenting Center - Apr 22 2014


The role of a parent is probably the single most important role in life. It’s one of the most creative and affirming experiences that life has to offer. If you want a concrete example of unconditional love, the parent-child relationship tops the list. While we are engaged in rearing our children, parenting affords us the […]

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Your Children Are Grown

By The Parenting Center - Mar 19 2014


Wait, when did you grow up? Your sweet bundle of joy has blossomed into a young adult, and all is right in the world! Not so fast! Your child may be 18 (or older) but does the parenting really stop? What about when they graduate and move out? Who is going to look over them and […]