Toys - A Parent's Guide

Toys for the Under Ones – A Parent’s Guide

It’s natural to want to buy toys for your new baby, but how do you know what to choose? How much notice should you pay to the age markings on toys? Are they there just for safety reasons or is there more to it than that? It’s important to understand that play is vital for […]

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Television and Academic Performance-

Television and Academic Performance: How to Develop Good TV Habits in Children

The benefits that television has given to society are immense. It acts as a medium of entertainment that keeps us in good spirits, it relays information across the globe in a highly efficient manner, and it can even be a means of bonding with friends and family. However, as with anything in life, too much […]

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Help! I Hate My Child’s Teacher

Teachers are given enumerable tasks with tight deadlines and less than mediocre pay. Common core, standardized testing, and disciplinary issues take away from the joy of teaching. Most often, parents and students encounter fully committed educators who teach out of their desire to impact the future. Then, there are those discouraging times when parents have […]

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Five Tips for Avoiding Conflict at Family

Five Tips for Avoiding Conflict at Family Dinners

      While everyone has the best of intentions when planning a large family dinner, the unfortunate reality of these celebratory events is that old conflicts and grudges can lead to uncomfortable sniping and bitter exchanges. Read on to discover five smart tips that will help you to prevent arguments and unhappiness at your […]

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Establish a Daily Routine With Expectations Clearly Defined and Discussed in the Family

When giving chores or responsibilities around the house, be sure they are reasonable, limited in number, and developmentally appropriate for your child. Check out these tips to stay on task! Write down and post all chores/responsibilities in a highly visible place. Help your child avoid being distracted by the TV by turning it off. Use […]

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The Mozart Effect: Fact or Fiction?

  The Mozart effect is a theory in psychology that refers to research purporting that young children learn better when they listen to the music of famous classical musician, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Early studies indicated that when Mozart was played, short-term improvements in some cognitive functions were experienced by children. However, over time those assumptions […]

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