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Child & Family WebGuide - a directory of sites on child development, teenager and family issues.

Child & Family WebGuide - a directory of sites on child development, teenager and family issues.
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I'm Not Raising Princesses, I Guess We don’t watch many kids movies in our house, and we always steer clear of the Disney ‘blockbuster’ movies. We’ve got a bunch of good reasons of our own for doing so, but other people have noticed the dubious qualities that Disney is teaching as well. And before you go thinking that your boys are learning some wholesome values from Disney, here’s another take on it: Yes, I’ve heard people say that there are redeeming values to these movies (I won’t stoop so low as to call them films), but I don’t see them. Your thoughts? [via BoingBoing and the Society Pages] [Update: Because this post has hit a nerve and spurred many many comments, I feel the need to state what I believe is obvious: I didn't make the graphics, I didn't come up with the text on them, and it isn't my original idea - I merely posted them here for the humor (and because they do have an element of truth).

In this Crazy Life: Tips and Tricks Ive been working on this post for awhile now, as I find these neat tips and tricks I wanted to keep them all together and be able to share them with all of you lovelies! I have tried all of these, so I know they work. Just call me Martha Stewart- you know, sans the jail time. Some are from pinterest, some are from my grandma. If I got them from somewhere, click the picture and it will take you to the genius who came up with it :) If there is no picture, then I have no idea where I heard it- or I would cite it! 1. HOLY CRAP. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. If youre into nails, you have to check the awesomness out that is her blog. 12. via 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. via 22. 23. Head on over to I {heart} Nap Time and see some awesome recipies, craft ideas and overall awesomeness. 24. via 25. 26. 27. 28. via 29. 30. via 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. via That's all for now, lovelies, if you have any tips and ticks please feel free to pass them on!

Great Alternatives Search Engines That Are Unknown to Many Other than the big four: Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask, how many search engines do you know? One? Two? Five? Below I have compiled a list of some of the great alternative search engines. Video search: Blinkx Blinkx is one of the more successful video search engine. Sound search: FindSounds If you are looking for a particular sound files to embed in your site, you won’t have any luck with Google. Meta Search: Clusty Meta search engines are those that search and display results from a variety of search engines. Clusty is one such meta-search engine that combine its search results from various sources. Visual cluster search: Kartoo For those who prefer to see more visual details, Kartoo displays your search result in the form of a image cluster. Forum search: Omgili Although forums are a good place to look for advices and solutions, it can be time consuming to find the right forum, right category and right post just for one answer. Code search: JExamples and Koders Glossary search: MetaGlossary

How to Parent in the Digital Age: An Interview with Raising Digital Families Author Amy Lupold Bair | Tech Savvy Parents May 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm , by Leticia Barr With the online world changing at such a rapid pace, one of the challenges that parents face is keeping up with the digital age that their kids are growing up in. Amy Lupold Bair is former English teacher turned blogger and social media marketer as well as a mother of two elementary aged children whose familiarity of the online space and experience in raising her own digital kids led her to write Raising Digital Families. In the book, Bair writes,“The technology that your children and their friends use daily may be unfamiliar to you. Available online or found in the technology section of your local bookstore, Raising Digital Families is a handy reference guide for parents who are weighing the pros and cons of bringing various devices into their homes, allowing kids to play online games, allowing the use of social media as their teen turns 13, and how to ensure they remain safe. TSP: You’re raising digital kids. This is a tough one! Add a Comment

typing lessons This is, a web application that will help you teach touch typing. Touch typing is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. A person possessing touch typing skills will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory. It can improve any individual's typing speed and accuracy dramatically. This is a short tutorial that will explain how does this application work. You can use the left and right arrow keys to navigate through these slides. This tutorial is based on these few principles: No boring, repetitive exercises. Initially it starts generating words from a small subset of the most frequent letters of the alphabet. When you are typing these words, keybr measures time to type a key for every letter in that subset. Once you familiarize yourself with the current subset of letters, the algorithm expands it, including more and more letters to it. So at any time, you will by typing the letters you are least familiar with. This is the text board. ? ? ? ? ?

Meet the Dubiens | eat•craft•play•love Colors With Meaning - Home Colors Meaning, House Color Symbolism, Meaning of Colors How often have you given deeper though to the colors that you are surrounded with, in your home or outside? Hardly ever, right! Many of you might even be unaware that the colors that we see around us have a bearing on our emotions, actions and response to people, things and ideas. The concepts of color symbolism, color psychology and color therapy serve as a proof of this fact. This is why, while decorating your house, you need to keep the influence and meaning of colors in mind. In the following lines, we have listed the major colors in the world, along with their meanings. Meaning of Colors Blue Blue color is said to be very calming, relaxing and refreshing. Green Green color has a soothing effect on the mind and thus, is associated with relaxation of nervous system and lowering of blood pressure. Red Red color has been known to stimulate mind and nervous system and thus, is regarded as conversation stimulant. Yellow Pink Orange Purple (Violet) Brown Black White

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