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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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Stop That Screaming – Dealing With Tantrums

It can happen to you. Your child will be lying on the floor in the middle of the supermarket having a full-blown meltdown. You will get judgmental or sympathetic looks from other shoppers, depending on their experiences. You shouldn’t feel guilty, though; tantrums are more complicated than a spoiled child being told they can’t have […]

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So Easy a Toddler Can Do It: Chores Simple Enough for a Toddler

Life with a toddler can get messy. From finger paints to piles of laundry, it seems like the chores may never get done. By involving your toddler in cleaning, you can get help with the chores, and teach your child critical life skills. Here are some simple chores a toddler can learn to do. Put […]

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Financial Skills Your Child Needs Before Heading Off to College

A child leaving for college is a difficult experience. After all, you watched your child enter the world, you held his hand as he took his first steps, and you listened anxiously as he spoke his first words. It’s normal and natural to have mixed feelings about your child going off to school. One of […]

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