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Author Archive | Pam Myers, BSEd

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when breathing in and out, or on the awareness of the breath as it goes in and out the nostrils. As thoughts come up, return to focusing on breathing. Meditators start with short […]

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5 Travel Safety Tips for Families

Nothing is as stress-inducing as getting ready for a family vacation – packing up the car, making snacks, and planning activities are just some of the things on your trip to-do list. Traveling is full of fun and excitement, but it’s important to be aware of safety issues while on the road. Whether you’re a […]

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Summer Reading: 6 New Books for Kids

Reading not only improves comprehension and cognition, but it can lure your kids away from endless hours of TV and video games. Here’s a list of newly published bestsellers for your kids to read this summer. Teens/Young Adults Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace (Ages 12+) Wasp’s job is simple – hunt ghosts. And every year she […]

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How to Prepare Your Child for the Pediatrician

How to Prepare Your Child for the Pediatrician

A trip to the doctor can be traumatic for young children. Adults often forget just how frightening sitting in a medical office can be, and parents may not realize the stress their children go through. It’s important for parents to prepare their children before each trip to the pediatrician. Whether the visit is to treat […]

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4 Fun Things to Do for Easter

Easter Sunday is the most important Christian holiday of the year.  It is a celebration of the risen Jesus, who was crucified on the cross three days before on Good Friday.  This event is joyfully celebrated in all Christian churches throughout the world.  No matter what your belief system, this can be a day to celebrate […]

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3 Ways to Plan Family Activities

  Work, school, extracurricular activities, screen time, and daily routine tasks pull families in all different directions.  Trying to come together is like herding cats.  Organizing schedules needs to be intentional and requires the cooperation and commitment of all family members.  Here are a few suggestions to help your family’s plans come together more successfully. […]

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How to Set Limits on After-School Activities

  School-age children are faced with many choices for extracurricular activities, and finding the right balance between school and after-school activities can be a challenge. Scouts, music programs, academic clubs, sports, and 4H are just a few options that can be beneficial or detrimental depending on the number of hours taken away from family and homework […]

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6 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Family's Screen Time

6 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Family’s Screen Time

  Kids today spend much of their time in front of a screen, be it a TV, computer, smartphone, or iPad.  Technology has many positive uses and can provide helpful information, but like anything else there needs to be a balance in how much time is spent using electronics. Here are six things to consider when monitoring […]

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