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Easing Back To School

by Lisa Stauber August 12th, 2008| Elementary
School will be starting soon. Are you ready?

I'm not just talking about new crayons and backpacks. Children need time to adjust to a new routine. Start helping them get ready for a smooth back-to-school experience today. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Sleep. Many children stay up later

Preschoolers, Chores, and Helping Mommy

by Lisa Stauber August 5th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers

Your baby is growing up. He can walk, talk, and stack blocks. He's fully capable of helping out now, too!

Giving preschoolers chores is good for their self esteem. They become contributing members of the family, and most little ones love to help out. Imitation comes

4 Types of Parenting Styles

by Rosanne Lorraine August 5th, 2008| Elementary

Parents inevitably leave an impact on their children's social, emotional, and mental development whether they are aware of it or not. Parenting is a highly complex undertaking that involves many individual behaviors that work together to influence the child. But looking at specific behaviors in isolation may be deceptive.

A Special Mom & Daughters Morning

by Michele July 31st, 2008| Tweens

As a woman, I enjoy the occasional indulgence of a spa treatment. I have taken my 10 year old daughter for pedicures a couple times in her young life. She also has found these treatments to be delightful.

With a new 11 year old daughter in my life, I

Eliminate your Child’s Bad Breath

by Rosanne Lorraine July 29th, 2008| Elementary

Bad breath is nothing to be embarrassed about unless you don't do anything about it. Bad breath in children is a common condition; it is not necessarily a symptom of a serious health problem. Some of the most common causes of bad breath in young children include:

Improper brushing
Breathing through
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Another Table Game

by Bea July 24th, 2008| Elementary
To go along with TK's post (Breakfast and a Game with Kids), I've got another game you will love to play with your family while you sit and wait around at a restaurant. In fact, this game is fun to play at camp or with a group of kids. You'll
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The Green Hour

by Lisa Stauber July 22nd, 2008| Elementary

Children today spend a majority of their time in climate controlled environments. Their days are structured and scheduled, and they're lacking in time to daydream or catch their breath. They've lost touch with

Breakfast and a Game with Kids

by TK July 20th, 2008| Helpful Hints
As a father of four with two early stage companies, I do not get the opportunity to take a couple of the kids out for a meal often. But this humid Saturday morning in New Hampshire I was able to take one daughter and one son to breakfast at

Teach Financial Responsibility Early

by Rosanne Lorraine July 15th, 2008| Elementary

Letting your child learn the value of money while he or she is young can help him or her become a financially responsible adult in the future. The first thing you need to do is involve your child in simple money transactions. Explain the basics of financial transactions by

A Son’s First Trip to Taco Bell

by TK July 9th, 2008| Tweens
I know it may be hard to believe that in the U.S. in 2008 there are people who have never had Taco Bell, but my stepson, Jacob was one of those people. He is 12 years old and had never had the pleasure of soft tacos from the land

Firecracker Fun: Don’t Get Burned!

by Lisa Stauber July 8th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers

Fourth of July is a favorite family holiday. Relatives arrive from out of town to grill, eat, and gape at the fireworks. It's a pleasant interruption during the long, hot days of summer.

It's also a time when parents must be extra vigilant, especially if you choose

Internet Safety for Kids

by Rosanne Lorraine July 8th, 2008| Elementary

Social media has penetrated the lives of children, teens, and adults alike. These sites encourage interactivity, and it enables people to exchange personal details and information about themselves. It is now incredibly easy for children to share videos, pictures, and private messages to communicate with their "friends" in social