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Is your Child a Chatterbox?

by Rosanne Lorraine September 9th, 2008| Elementary
Parents cannot help their excitement when their child utter his first words. But this excitement turns to annoyance when the child's chatter becomes uncontrollable. Often, speaking louder and more often is a child's way to attract attention, a tactic used by adults as well. You need to realize that this

1.5 Pounds of Memories

by TK September 4th, 2008| Elementary
One of my key underlying principles of parenting is that you need to create memories. These memories can be created at any point and in any venue. That was what was on my mind when I took two of my kids to Cheeburger, Cheeburger. For those who do not know

Zooquarium, West Yarmouth, MA

by Michele September 3rd, 2008| Elementary
During our summer vacation to Chatham, Massachusetts, we had one day with rainy weather. We felt very fortunate to have only one day of rain, as there were 6 children and 4 adults staying in our rental house. We decided that an afternoon visit to the Zooquarium would work for

Know About ADHD

by Rosanne Lorraine September 2nd, 2008| Elementary
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be found in many children and adults. People who have this disorder have a difficult time concentrating in school, at home, or at work. Because of this, kids with ADHD are much more impulsive compared to other kids their age. Later on, this behavior will

Babysitting Activity: Meatballs

by Bea August 28th, 2008| Elementary
I was babysitting about a year ago for a family of two. The daughter was 8 years old while the son was 6 years old. When I arrived at the house, I was surprised to see that their parents had planned for me to make the family's meal for the

A Delicious Family Activity

by Michele August 27th, 2008| Elementary
On this past Sunday, we took a leisurely hike at a nearby lake with two of our children. During the hike we discussed dinner for the night, a new meal we wanted to try. Both kids were excited about this meal and immediately asked to assist with cooking. The kids

Back To School, Back To Homework

by Lisa Stauber August 26th, 2008| Elementary

Back to school means more than fresh notebooks and new crayons. With a new teacher comes homework assignments! Each teacher has her own homework policies, and many also send home forms to be

How Far Is Too Far?

by Louise August 21st, 2008| Elementary
I know that every parent wants to bring his child up with a healthy lifestyle. While this is a good idea, I must stress that you do not take this thought too far, specifically in the case of food. If you're
not careful, being "too healthy" with your child might actually

Tips in Parenting a Shy Child

by Rosanne Lorraine August 19th, 2008| Helpful Hints

Shyness may seem endearing at times, but it also presents a lot of drawbacks for a person. Most people are shy when they are kids, but they learn to outgrow this shyness through exposure and social interaction. However, there are kids who carry their shyness through adulthood. Their lives

Baby-talking to Your Child

by Bea August 14th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers
If you want your infant to be a genius baby who starts to speak your language super early in his or her life, do not baby-talk to him or her. All of that "goo-goo-gah-gah"ing to your baby is not going to help. In fact, it might even confuse the kid!


Summer Idea for the Kids

by Michele August 13th, 2008| Elementary
"I'm bored!"

Are those typical words in your house? At this point in the summer, it seems likely that many households are resounding with that same sentence. Although the kids won't admit to wishing that school would start soon, they have become bored with the laziness of summer.

To help solve the

Blueberry Picking

by Michele August 13th, 2008| Elementary
Living in New Hampshire, blueberry picking is a summer tradition. In my childhood home our backyard was bordered by woods. Walking deeper into these woods, I was able to find wild blueberry bushes. I have many fond memories of summer mornings, dressed in a long-sleeved shirt and pants, with one