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Using Summer Camp to Prepare Your Elementary Student for Middle School

          Summer vacation is a concept that gets significant attention in the United States. People argue whether it’s long enough or too long. People discuss whether summer vacation should be eschewed for year-round schooling or if it should be as it always has been. One question that all parents ask themselves […]

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5 Tips to Make Life Easier While Reducing Parental Burnout

Before you prepare your first cup of coffee each morning, do you already feel exhausted and overwhelmed? These are just two signs of parental burnout. Other symptoms may include irritability, emotional detachment from your family, depression, and a lack of motivation. If any of these  resonate with you, you may be suffering from excessive stress […]

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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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Get Moving!  Toddler Activities to Encourage Physical Development

There are countless activities to keep a toddler happy and occupied on a rainy day.  The challenge is uncovering the ones that help develop their little minds and bodies–especially the projects and games that require neither money to obtain nor lots of time to prepare. These fun pastimes get children from 18 months to 3+ […]

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How Parents Can Help Children & Teens Cope With The Stress of The Election Results

We have all lived through an extremely stressful election cycle regardless of our political position.  The media including mainstream, social media and other sources advocating specific and controversial points of view have had a tremendous impact because emotional appeals rather than rational opinions based on issues have predominated.  Some of the rhetoric from the candidates […]

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Keeping Your Kids Entertained During a Road Trip

The decision to take a road trip with your family is an exciting one. Maybe you remember taking road trips during your own childhood and you have some special memories you want to recreate with your kids. Maybe you just want to try to spend time exploring the world around you. You might even want […]

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5 Reasons You Should Read to Your Child Every Night

By the time you’ve tucked your kids away in bed you’re usually ready for a well-earned rest! But before you plant that final kiss there’s one more thing you need to do: read a bedtime story. The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research and The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital all say both literacy and numeracy […]

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