By Thomas W. Phelan, Tracy M. Lewis

By means of providing the preferred 1-2-3 Magic parenting software from a child’s standpoint, this leading edge advisor offers childrens with an intensive knowing of the disciplinary system—from the counting and time-out equipment mom and dad could be utilizing to how higher habit merits the complete relations and leaves extra time for play. Storytelling parts are coupled with copious illustrations to aid describe the elemental tenets of 1-2-3 Magic—such as confident reinforcement, charting, and the docking system—while a question-and-answer part outlines universal occasions, together with What if I don’t visit my room? Will I nonetheless depend if i've got a pal over? and What different types of issues do we do for one-on-one enjoyable? Crossword puzzles, notice searches, and magazine feedback additional motivate young ones to use what they’ve discovered in regards to the equipment.

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Qxp 1/20/09 11:12 AM Page 33 offer it to their members. The most well-known auto club, AAA, charges less than $50 a year for membership. It’s less than the price of the Gap jeans you’ll ruin changing the tire, so there’s really no excuse. (Again, this is a safety issue, and I’m sure your parents love you and want you to be safe and would be happy to pay for your membership. ) WORST-CASE SCENARIO Your cell phone is dead, there’s nobody around, and you have to deal with the flat yourself. One way is Fix-a-Flat or some other flat-tire sealant.

Call and ask your good mechanic back in your hometown if he or she knows and can recommend anyone out where you are now. There’s a good website to check, too. qxp 1/20/09 11:15 AM Page 54 NPR. One of the links on their site is labeled Mechan–X Files, and Car Talk listeners across the country recommend good mechanics and good shops. Put in your zip code and see who’s recommended in your area. ) HERE’S WHAT TO LOOK FOR: What if your taking a shot in the dark? A good mechanic will explain what’s wrong and tell you why it went wrong.

The only decision you may have to make depends on whether you live someplace really dang cold. If so, look for washer fluid that says it doesn’t freeze. ) Open your hood (see illustration, page 12) and find the windshield washer fluid filler cap. It’s often in the front left and usually labeled. Pop open the cap, pour in fluid until it reaches the full mark, and close the cap. Save the rest of the fluid for the next time you need it, and try not to let the washer fluid run completely out in your car.

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