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Dear Daughter, You're Missing Out | Higdons' Happy Home

Dear Darling Daughter,

You know that I love you dearly and I am so proud of the things you are learning.  You haven't started school yet, but you can already count to 20 and know your colors (except for Orange--that one's tricky).  You're making great progress with your ABCs and you're even learning how to pedal your tricycle!  But I am a little concerned for you.  You see, I'm worried about all the things you're missing out on.

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Let's Talk About Respect | Higdons' Happy Home

Around Valentine's Day we hear a lot said about love.  My husband and I will probably have a special dinner together to celebrate how much we love each other.  Sometimes, when things get busy, we skip the dinner and just exchange gifts to show our love.  I'm sure my husband knows just how much I love him, but it's more important to me that he knows how much I respect him.

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Gymboree Sale On Now!

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I love that Gymboree (Affiliate Link) has started offering clothing based on classic children's books.  First, there was "The Pokey Little Puppy", "The Fuzzy Duckling", and "The Shy Kitten".  Now, there's "Peter Rabbit".  I remember this book from when I was a kid, and it didn't take long until someone gave a copy of the book to my daughter.  Now, she can dress to match the story!

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This Parenting Style Has Got to Go! | Higdons' Happy Home

Everyone has their own unique parenting style.  There are Helicopter Parents, Tiger Moms, and Free-Range Families.  However, I'm a little concerned about the newest style of parenting I've noticed.  Let's just call it "Furious Parenting".

You've no doubt witnessed this parent in your social media feeds.  Usually their stories are covered by bloggers using headlines that sound a little something like this:  "Her child was sent home from school.  When she learned why, she was furious!"

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I know there are a lot of strong feelings towards letting children watch TV.  Some people think it's great, some think it's harmless, and some parents think it rots kids' brains.  Personally, I'm not too concerned about my daughter watching TV.  I ultimately have control over what (and how much) she watches and I sit with her so we can talk about what she watched.  I've also noticed that even after I've turned the TV off, there are some benefits to her watching her shows.

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