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How To Help Your Middle School Aged Child Stay On Top of Homework

Middle school is a challenging time for young children. Instead of one teacher, they have many. The academic expectations change. Hormones become part of the equation and their peer groups begin to change. It’s not uncommon for children to misplace their priorities, to focus too heavily on their social life, and to fall behind in […]

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Tips for Identifying Your Child’s Behavior Triggers

  You’ve probably witnessed and experiences firsthand the meltdown in the grocery store.  From emotional breakdowns to aggressive behavior, children rarely exhibit this type of behavior spontaneously. There are causes for their meltdowns, and to avoid or at least curtail these unpleasant episodes, it’s helpful to identify the cause. What triggers your child to behave […]

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5 Ways Dads Can Be More Involved with Their Children

Dads often feel left out when a new baby arrives. The changing, feeding, and general caregiving tasks are often left to Mom. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a dad to anxiously await the time when his child is older and they can play together. Yet these early years are critical for social, emotional, mental, […]

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How to Nurture Brain Development In Young Children

  Despite all of our modern technology, reading still is the key to learning.  And while children and adults can learn much through experiential learning, to get an education that prepares one for life, reading is essential.  Because of this, parents may think that they need the latest electronic gadgets to help their children acquire […]

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5 Great Reasons to Read to Your Kids

In a recent survey, one in three parents said that they read bedtime stories with their children every night. However, over half the parents said that their kids spend more time with video games and television than with books, and an alarming percentage of families do not have any books in their home at all. […]

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Helping Kids Find Their Future Through Targeted Daydreaming

Researchers in the social sciences have found a powerful visualization tool that brings both short-term and long-term benefits to young people. It is an exercise that takes just twenty minutes and is easy and enjoyable to do. It gives people an immediate mood boost and is a kind of targeted daydreaming. Everyone can benefit from […]

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4 Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Their Children About Sex

  There are few things a parent dreads more than “the talk.” Talking about sex can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. And let’s face it, many parents simply don’t know how to go about it. Their parents never talked to them, so they’re unprepared for such a pivotal conversation. Mistakes are made and children may get […]

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4 Ways to Help Your Teen Prepare for College

Preparing your teen for college actually starts long before their senior year of high school. Throughout their re-college career, they’re learning how to balance academics with social life along with making decisions for themselves and making good choices. This all lays the foundation for choosing a school to attend and working hard to get accepted. […]

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