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The Holidays Are Coming… Time to Stock Up On Slave Made Goods From China?

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Last June, a story in the New York Times revealed just what type of working conditions are creating piles of inexpensive toys, decorations, electronics and other random household products made by the Chinese and sold throughout the world. There is seemingly an unending worldwide demand for cheap plastic trinkets, and

13 Ways to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Entitled

Laura Markham, PhD, Guest Waking Times “Contemporary American kids may represent the most indulged young people in the history of the world…. they’ve been given unprecedented amounts of stuff.” – Elizabeth Kolbert, in her New Yorker article Spoiled Rotten: Why do kids rule the roost? Kolbert’s right that all of us — not just young people

Shelter From Commercialism – Five Ways Frugal Living Benefits Kids

Laura Grace Weldon, Guest Writer Waking Times Sophie is a single mother raising a five-year-old boy. She’s working to establish her own house cleaning business after losing her job nearly two years ago. Sophie and her son live in a small trailer home. Marissa and Jack run a thriving dental practice while raising five-year-old twin

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