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How to Talk to Kids in Wake of Boston Marathon Tragedy

As a parent, the hardest part of coping with any tragedy—be it a national or personal one—is finding the words to explain the unexplainable to your children, society's most innocent members.

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Parents Of Slain Ohio Student Forgive Suspected Shooter TJ Lane

Each time I see a headline like this I wonder how can a family forgive someone who has taken your child from you.

The parents of Ohio shooting victim Demetrius Hewlin said they forgive the suspected gunman for shooting their son.  The family, shared that Demetrius was often late for school, at Chardon High School, but on that fateful day he just wasn't late enough.

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5 Ways To Help Your Kids Transition Back To School After A Long Grand Rapids Summer Break

I always enjoy watching Dr. Matthew Clark on Take Five & Company.  He's a local psychologist with The Clark Institute right here in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  His practice is primarily with young people and families.  I invited him on today's show to talk about the stresses for the kids going back to school.  Routines change, sleeping times will change, video computer time will change once they have to start doing homework and hitting the books.  So how can you make the transition easy for you and the kids?

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10 Holiday Gifts Parents HATE When You Give Their Kids

Family Christmas just this past weekend. My uncle was explaining that his adult kids were attending a Christmas party at one of their friend's homes, who has a 2 year old. "I gave her the best present," he boasted. Something he referred to as "big popper" and sounded like every mother's worst nightmare, but made the little girl crazy with glee. So what are the presents parents really would rather you didn't give their kids? The bump.com has the scoop:

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