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rookie error, I don't know how to delete this post. sorry all.
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Here's a better photo of the same costume.  
Mommy suggested construction worker, but he wanted to be Red Gnome from a story he knows.  
I really like Meg Hicklin's book, Speaking of Sex (Amazon, about $10.) She says it's important to initiate discussions on body parts as soon as the child can talk, or earlier, especially because statistically an offender is more likely to be someone the child already knows and trusts:     "Knowledge is protection...Offenders become very skillful at choosing vulnerable chidren. If a child knows appropriate sexual vocabulary, the offender knows that some enlightened...
I like the book How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, as well as Playful Parenting. Both help guide the child in positive ways, and techniques work for all ages. 
Yesterday, my friend's infant child discovered a "button" battery on the ground at the park where a group of us had a play date. Very luckily, her mother discovered the baby had it before the baby was able to put it in her mouth. I'm not sure if you are aware, but these batteries are lethal to infants and children if eaten (who are notorious for putting all kinds of inappropriate things in their mouths). Within two hours of ingesting a lithium battery, the child's...
http://tinyurl.com/2fxtkj4 Hyland’s Teething Tablets: Recall - Risk of Harm to Children [Posted on the FDA website 10/23/2010] AUDIENCE: Consumers, Pediatrics ISSUE: FDA notified consumers that Hyland’s Teething Tablets is being recalled because the tablets may pose a risk to children. The tablets are manufactured to contain a small amount of belladonna, a substance that can cause serious harm at larger doses. For such a product, it is important that the amount of...
as a resource to anyone who has wandered here....here is one library's list of books about bullying: http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/library/About_Bullying.asp
11-Year-Old Hangs Himself after Enduring Daily Anti-Gay Bullying. Full Story: http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/al...cord/2400.html
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