The Face of a Child

Written by Jacqueline Ennis

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In 1993, Amber Hagerman of Arlington, Texas, at just 9 years old, was kidnapped and murdered. She was simply doing what millions of kids do everyday... riding her bicycle.

Code Amber became effective "In April, 2003, President Bush signedrepparttar Amber Alert legislation making it a national program. Whilerepparttar 148942 Amber Alert system is now mandated acrossrepparttar 148943 country, some states are still trying to implementrepparttar 148944 procedures necessary in bringingrepparttar 148945 alerts torepparttar 148946 public."

I urge you to contact your local and state officials to confirm that your state is in compliance with this much needed requirement!

If they aren't, I also ask that you RESPECTFULLY demand that they do so IMMEDIATELY, not only for YOUR child's sake, but forrepparttar 148947 safety of children across America and Canada.

To placerepparttar 148948 Amber Alert Ticker on your website go to:

A monetary donation can also be made to help advancerepparttar 148949 Amber Alert System. Clickrepparttar 148950 donation button onrepparttar 148951 website.

In memory Brenda Groene, 40, Mark McKenzie, 37, Shasta*s brothers, Slade Groene 13, and Dylan Groene 9 who was later found murdered as well.

My condolences goes out to Shasta The Family of Brenda Groene. The Family of Mark McKenzie To Shasta*s Father Steve Groene. Shasta's Maternal Family Members "She's a real strong little girl," her grandmother, Darlene Marie Torres declares.

Jacqueline Ennis isrepparttar 148952 Publisher of Body By Baby E-Zine a copy of this article will appear inrepparttar 148953 July 15th, isuue.

NOTE: You're welcome to "reprint" this article online or in physical print as long as it remains complete and unaltered (includingrepparttar 148954 resource box atrepparttar 148955 end), and you send me a copy or link to your reprint at

If this article helped you to decide to addrepparttar 148956 Amber Alert Ticker to your website.

I would like to know for this is one ofrepparttar 148957 reason this article was written. Thank you,

Jacqueline http://www.bodybybaby.NET

Jacqueline Ennis is the Publisher of Body By Baby.

Body By Baby is a FREE E-Zine deciated to support women whose bodies has changed do to childbearing.

You're welcome to "reprint" this article as long as it remains complete and unaltered (including the resource box at the end), and you send me a copy or link to your reprint at

When A Parent Is Deployed

Written by Ann Scaling Tucker

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Ifrepparttar child (children) are old enough to write, suggest they keep a journal (buy them a book to write in). Then whenrepparttar 148941 parent comes home they can sharerepparttar 148942 journal withrepparttar 148943 parent. That getsrepparttar 148944 parent caught up on events and thoughtsrepparttar 148945 kids had while they were gone. Another thing you could do is tear outrepparttar 148946 page and send it torepparttar 148947 parent each week.

You might have a cookout and invite other friends whose mom or dad is also deployed. You could also invite a new family that just moved intorepparttar 148948 neighborhood.

If you have a major holiday, i.e., Thanksgiving, whilerepparttar 148949 parent is gone, turn onrepparttar 148950 tape recorder duringrepparttar 148951 dinner so mom or dad can hearrepparttar 148952 conversations. Haverepparttar 148953 kids make a list of allrepparttar 148954 food that you had to eat. Take lots of pictures to send. Have everyone say a special message torepparttar 148955 parent.

Haverepparttar 148956 kids write a poem and send it. Haverepparttar 148957 kids make a secret code, write a message inrepparttar 148958 code and send both torepparttar 148959 parent. Another neat letter to send would be made of words cut fromrepparttar 148960 newspaper or magazines.

Take pictures of important events: new haircuts, birthdays, parties, etc. Letrepparttar 148961 kids take pictures. Have them take pictures ofrepparttar 148962 family pets and tell a story to go along withrepparttar 148963 pictures.

Always remindrepparttar 148964 child that whether it is mom or dad that is at home or away....they are always a family.

About the Author: Ann Scaling Tucker is a retired grandmother of 5. She retired after 35 1/2 years with the Department of Defense. In her retirement years, she is a grandchild sitter and an assistant webmaster for family websites. You can see one of the websites at

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