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5 Things Parents Need to Know About Bullying

Sadly, young people today are facing what seems to be an increasing amount of bullying – and not just on playgrounds or in their neighborhoods. Aggression and violence are taking place on the internet and in the classroom, too. Many are appalled at the number of times they read about such incidents, but some are unaware […]

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5 Healthy Homework Habits Recommended by Teachers

Teachers know that the best time to develop healthy homework habits for your family is before homework becomes a problem.  Parents who approach their children’s homework without a clear strategy are asking for problems down the road when school gets hard.  You see, students who haven’t developed effective homework habits tend to lack the motivation […]

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6 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier

  Getting kids to eat healthily can be an exercise in frustration and the source of much family discord. Many kids are picky eaters, to begin with, and plopping them down in front of a plate of broccoli is unlikely to turn them into vegetable fans. If you want your kids to eat healthier, you […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Your Child’s Report Card

Twenty-first-century report cards look nothing like their twentieth-century predecessors. Sometimes it feels like you need a master’s degree in education to decipher all the “eduspeak” in the comments section (not to mention schools that have moved away from using traditional letter grades). How are “adequate” skills different than “competent skills”? What does it mean if […]

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How to Avoid Post-Holiday Debt This Year

The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year. Chances are it’s a special time for your family where you spend time together, share some great meals and even exchange gifts. Unfortunately, for many families, the holiday season can also be a very expensive time of year. Whether you have small children, teenagers or […]

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5 Family-Friendly Backyard Activities That Are Literally Cool

5 Family-Friendly Backyard Activities That Are Literally Cool

As a parent, you probably don’t want your kids to while away summer break glued to their iPads and smartphones. But on days when the mercury is climbing and your neighborhood looks like a ghost town, you can’t exactly blame your kids for wanting to stay indoors. Heck, you may have even found yourself devoting […]

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Protect Your Kids From the Summer Sun With These Easy Tips

Protect Your Kids From the Summer Sun With These Easy Tips

Everybody loves summertime activities with the kids splashing in the pool, outdoor adventures and maybe some time at the beach or the lake. Beware, though: Even a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of getting skin cancer later on, according to the U.S. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To keep your child’s delicate […]

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