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How to Get Along with Your Child’s Teacher

Teachers are given enumerable tasks with tight deadlines. 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 a negative experience. What are […]

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The Mozart Effect: Fact or Fiction?

Officially, the jury is still out on how the Mozart effect works on improving the cognitive capacity of children.  In fact, the theory itself is questionable.  But social scientists do know beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is a positive correlation between music and learning. The Mozart effect is a theory in psychology […]

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8 Simple Thanksgiving Traditions to Make Your Holiday Special

Thanksgiving is a day to show gratitude for all of the wonderful things in life. For most, the things that top their “I’m thankful for… ” lists aren’t things at all. We are most thankful for our friends and family. Here are a few great ways to show your loved ones just how thankful you […]

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3 Signs That Your Child Is Overscheduled and What To Do About It

Children are resilient and adaptable. They have a myriad of interests and they’re generally not great at setting limits for themselves, and it’s tempting to allow them to pursue all of their interests. However, this can lead to overscheduling. The result is that your child can easily become stressed out, cranky, and exhausted. It’s not healthy […]

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Adolescent Insomnia Should Be Taken Seriously

A recent research study published in the August edition of Sleep Medicine found that teens with insomnia were more likely to have depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.  The study was conducted using over 350 high school students (grades 7-12) in South Australia.  The study also indicates that the early treatment of insomnia may […]

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Book Review: The Whole-Brain Child

The current best-selling parent book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, provides parents with some very practical tips on how to be parents.   The authors are able to make some rather complex science easy for parents to understand and apply in providing the nurture, guidance and structure children need to […]

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Signs You’re A Helicopter Parent and Why That Matters

Have you ever been called a “helicopter parent”? It’s a type of parenting that is not well received by many school administrators or other parents. Additionally, while it may be annoying for other adults, it’s also not good for your child’s development. While most parents have moments where they hover, it’s good to know when […]

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