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Alyson Schafer: On Mealtimes, Mishaps and Life as a Parent Educator

Alyson Schafer is a Toronto-based psychotherapist, parenting expert and mother of two teens, Zoe (15) and Lucy (14). She's the author of Breaking The Good Mom Myth and Honey I Wrecked The Kids, and the host of call-in TV program The Parenting Show. P...

Tooth Fairy, Chandra Wilson, and Brain Injury Signs - Links We Love

Got a kid who's misbehaving? Could be a sign that what they need is not more punishment, but more love. -- PBS Supersisters Formula is expensive, that's for sure. But a leading pediatrician reminds parents that it's better for baby when you buy th...

Tooth fairy affected by bad economy

(Is money tight? Click on the photo to see our 5 Simple Tips for Saving Cash) The economy is bad these days, and budgets are tight. Everyone is cutting back on extras -- for families of small kids, this can mean an end to take out food, new toys, ...

Lies parents tell to their children

In some small way, I wish we'd never started with the whole Santa Claus things. My kids are so deeply invested in it that I'm afraid finding out the truth is going to break their little hearts. My hope is that they'll learn gradually, like I did, and...

Tooth fairy helper

When a Tüthillo's Lost Tooth Companion arrived in the mail, my immediate reaction was "Wow, is this thing ugly!" The creature was about foot tall, has a misshapen head and was retina-searing neon green color, definitely a creature only his mothe...

The big mouth in the sky

A while back, Ellie's dentist informed us that she had a bad tooth. One of her baby teeth had cracked and could potentially lead to infection and pain. We didn't have it pulled right away because it wasn't bothering her and we hoped we could get away...

Tooth Fairy feels the pinch of inflation

When it comes to inflation, even the Tooth Fairy isn't immune. A recent poll of just under 700 parents found that the average amount paid per tooth has risen from $1.71 last year to $2.09 this year. Most parents report putting $1 under their child's ...

Jared's new revenue stream

One of the many things I've done for a living over the years was working as a technology application consultant -- identifying new sources of revenue and new products based on a company's existing products. I'm thinking Jared and I could be partners ...

Why our tooth-fairy is so generous

Unlike Angelina Jolie, we are not counted among the uber-rich. Heck, we're not even what you'd call wealthy, let alone independently so. So why does our tooth fairy hand out five-dollar bills for what was once a twenty-five-cent tooth? It turns out t...

What to do with a very loose tooth

Ellie came home from school one day last week with a dangling tooth. It had been a little wiggly for weeks, but a snack-time apple wrenched it almost completely out of her mouth. But not quite. The tooth was hanging by a thread, easily pushed to a co...

What does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth?

My youngest son has a knack for asking the questions his older brothers never got to. Classics like "Why don't we eat fries every Friday?" and "How do babies get in your penis, Mommy?" He just lost his first tooth which has prompted a question I'd ...

The tooth fairy and other lies I tell my kid

Ellie lost four baby teeth last year. That gave me four opportunities to lie to her. Every time a tooth fell out, she expected a visit from the tooth fairy. And I did not disappoint. Deep down, I think she knows it's just a pretend game we play to ma...

A beautiful way to preserve your child's lost teeth

The excitement of losing baby teeth is definitely one of the highlights of childhood. There is a certain kind of magic to falling asleep and awaking to find money under the pillow. But keeping track of all those many lost teeth can be hard for a pare...

Tooth Fairy accomodations: great tips from the comments

I wrote earlier this week about the tooth fairy slacking off quite a bit, forgetting to pick up teeth and deliver the goods to two sleeping girls in particular. In the comments several people had some suggestions for helping 'The Tooth Fairy' rememb...

Tooth fairy is seriously falling down on the job

Meredith at Boston Mommy Blog is a little annoyed with the tooth fairy and her inability to focus on her job. She forgot to pick up little Abbey's tooth the night she lost it, which was obviously traumatic for Abbey. This is interesting since my da...

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