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Monkey See, Monkey Do: Give Back

Let's face it. Children are born selfish. One of the biggest lessons we all learn in the first few years of our lives is how to share (and some of us keep learning how to do this our whole lives). Kids need to learn to give back. We as humans have a natural instinct to help others. But even if it’s natural, parents must teach their kids what it means to volunteer and give to charity in ways that show compassion and generosity.

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Strange Toys of 2013

Remember Hugo, the man of a thousand faces (the box actually said, "Easily changed disguises to fit you and your puppet… create thousands of pretend friends!")? How about Stretch Armstrong – The 1976 bodybuilder doll that could stretch and still return to his original form.

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Don’t Be Such a Worry-Wart

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” ~Leo Buscalgia

If you weren't a worrier before you had kids, I can guarantee that the moment you found out you were pregnant, you became one (at least a little). We all worry, but women tend to worry more than men, and mothers even more. Why is it that being a mother automatically makes you Google, “red bumps on neck,” even when you know it’s only a rash?

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