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I AM SO DOING THIS! "Following my high school graduation ceremony my dad handed me a bag with a copy of Oh the Places You’ll Go, by Doctor Seuss inside. I open it up and on the first page I see a short paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. My dad tells me “Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I’ve gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to write a little something about you inside this book."

Clean your kids toys in the dishwasher with vinegar! Use 1 1/2 - 2 c. white vinegar. Wish this pin would have been around years ago! Grandma can clean the toys this way at least! ;)

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Her graduation gift from dad: A 13-year labor of love

Wow; I love this idea!!!! For 13 years, Bryan Martin kept the book hidden from his daughter, dutifully taking it to her teachers, coaches and school principals every year to have them append it with positive comments and messages. Finally, on June 8 — the day of her graduation from North Johnston High School in Kenly, N.C. — Brenna Martin received a special copy of the Dr. Seuss classic “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’’

Volunteering with children were going to start this. maybe ask bethel about making cookies for the homeless book reading group, pick out a holiday gift, make cards (maybe MW could take them to where her grandma was...would be nice.) 21Nov12 JKG

haha...when can I start this :) Ransom box: If you leave your stuff out after 1 warning, mom puts it inside this box and you can't get it back until you draw a job from the envelope and do it. (Her job list is hysterical.)

Take a photo right after your baby falls asleep on the night before his birthday. Then you can add this picture to his baby book with the caption: Tonight my little one fell asleep as an 11-month-old… tomorrow he will wake up as a one-year-old! This is guaranteed to become a beloved traditional photo you take every year on the eve of your child’s birthday.

Most kids want to start helping when they are 2 or 3 years old. Below is an infographic that includes creative ways for your children to help clean up. We’ve broken it down by age and have included some other facts about chores, too. We hope you find this helpful! #infographic

Dad’s Secret Graduation Present To Daughter Took 13 Years To Make...I want to do this for my children. or grandchildren :)

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Bully-proofing your kids - CNN.com

Bully-proofing your kids - Starting when their son was 3, psychologist Tammy Hughes and her school psychologist husband started teaching him. At night, they'd say, "Tell me three good things that happened to you today." This helped him make the distinction between events and his feelings about them. Once he had that mastered, they added, "Tell me three good things that happened to someone else (lesson: the world includes me and other people, their feelings and actions)." Next they…

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Birthday Traditions to Start Now

Instead of a birthday card every year for your kids, write a message in a book each year to give them when they are older.