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Last Updated May 26, 2015 10:17PM

Books on child development are full of good information about kids ranging in age from 0-18 years. Here’s an example of the kind of material you’re likely to encounter. Children: What they’ll do and when they’ll do it Babies: Eat. Sleep. Cry. Cry some more. Drool. Toddlers: Break stuff. Your stuff. Drool some more. Elementary-aged children: Lose coats. Lose homework. Lose library books. Tweens: Wait! There are girls/boys in this world? Teenagers: Drive parents’ car. Drive up parents’ insurance rates. Don’t get me wrong. There’s plenty of great stuff along …

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    Updated May 19 2015 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Have you ever had this experience? You go to a movie and end up falling in love with it. How much do you love this movie? You love it so much that yo...
    Updated May 12 2015 08:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Do you ever lie to yourself? If your answer is “no,” then I’m guessing you’re lying to yourself right now. KIDDING! I’m sure it’s possible for peopl...
    Updated May 06 2015 03:45 pm   |     |   Share
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A panel from Books: Exploring the universe of graphic novels for young readers
    I’ll never forget a moment I once witnessed at a junior-high book fair. A seventh-grade boy held up a book and pleaded with his mother. “Mom! Can we g...
    Updated May 06 2015 09:08 pm   |     |   Share


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