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Do you believe "sir" and ma'am" shows respect and should be used by children when they speak to adults? Do you require your children to say "please" and "thank you" and "excuse me"? Is "yeah" and "whatever" acceptable? What about calling adults by their first name? Oh - how about table manners?   One of the biggest complaints of older adults today is the decline of manners and respect for elders in children, young and older. Have we loosened up on teaching etiquette...
It would be better to keep all the posts in the one thread on Q&S so it can be one discussion.
This forum is a place to discuss unassisted childbirth. Members are welcome to share advice and experiences about unassisted childbirth. While we don't require members posting to this forum be pro-UC we do require that members not post with an agenda to derail, make accusations and point fingers.     There are way to many untoward, derailing, attacking and accusative posts here. Please edit to avoid losing your posting privileges. 
This is a question being debated around the US and some are pointing their fingers at parents. Florida is even considering a bill that would give parents a report card for their involvement and supervision of their children's. The argument goes that if you feel you can legislate teaching then why not legislate parenting?   What roll does a parent play in helping their child to succeed? Several things are suggested, including homework supervision and help, ensuring...
See this on the Daily Thred by ThredUp, where moms discuss one interesting topic a day.   Family Spaces for Less: Boys Room Create a cheerful, simple space that can grown with your son. Revitalize second-hand furinishings with colorful paint. Mix traditional and modern elements with playful accents to create a memorable boys room. Here’s how to get this tailored look for less… • Paint a second-hand wood post bed a bright red • Add unexpected objects in...
We at MDC love what Mamalode is doing in their quarterly print magazine.  Their new issue just arrived and includes an interview with Randi Zuckerberg (head of Marketing for Facebook and a new mommy), an essay by the blogger Kelle Hampton about her emotions when her second daughter was born with Down's Syndrome, personal essays about: body image, making the decision to adopt, the timing of not having had children yet, being an older father and more. Last, but...
We are constantly on the look out for companies and services that are in line with the Mothering community conscience - companies that are ethical, that offer a desired service or product that is eco-friendly, and that have the interests of the family and children at heart. Equal Exchange Fundraising is one such company and we are pleased to present them to you. This article explains their organic, green, and fair trade fundraising that can be used by schools and...
Parents with babies who shop at outlet malls will tend to visit the restroom  every two hours. BabyDeck® ®, with its mobile changing features, gives busy parents extra hours to spend wherever they need them by avoiding the hassle of finding a restroom. Not only is BabyDeck® ® convenient, but it alleviates the worry of changing babies on unsanitary public changing tables. This combination of a stroller and diaper changing feature lets families spend more time having fun...
For anyone having issues with a screen capture, try FN (next to your ctrl button) and prt sc (print screen). Many should have this ability. Hit FN first and while holding it down hit the print screen button.   Otherwise Evernote has a great free web clipper. http://www.evernote.com/about/download/web_clipper.php   If you cannot find a way to take a shot then just highlight the image and text of your post and copy and paste it here. We may ask for some other...
Enter to Win the Mother's Milk Mate Giveaway Mother's Milk Mate  is giving away 5 award-winning Breast Milk Storage Systems to the Mothering Community.  No other bottles better protect the nutrients in your breast milk needed for your baby's immunity and development - no need to transfer containers!  Storage rack ensures first bottle pumped is first to roll out to feed baby.  Recommended by lactation consultants and loved by moms! Enter to win your own Mother's Milk Mate...
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