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Managing a Busy Schedule: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. October 15th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
As an involved teenager, my life has always been exceptionally busy.  This past month or so, though, my life has become even busier than ever before.  Currently, I am heavily involved in school (where I am taking four AP classes, in the middle of a high school football season,
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A Unique Gem: The Introvert

by Lori Sciame October 14th, 2013| Behavior, Elementary
The little girl sits in her desk at school concentrating her math worksheet.  This behavior is not new, as she always cooperates; most of the time she's the first one in her seat in the morning, the first one to come in from recess, and the first one to
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by Ronald A. Rowe October 11th, 2013| Safety, Tweens
Halloween is a time for scary tales of headless horsemen, reanimated corpses, and blood sucking monsters. Those stories are meant to be taken with a grain of salt and all in good fun. But some of the terrors of Halloween are all too real. And our tweens, with their

Implementing a Preschool Behavior Chart

by T Akery October 10th, 2013| Behavior, Preschool
Behavior charts are often a means of measuring a preschooler's behavior during the school year. Each preschool does things a little differently in implementing their own behavior chart. Some schools will have the smiley face method where a frown indicates bad behavior. Others will use a color method where
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Fall Date Ideas

by Sam P. October 9th, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
Fall is quite easily my favorite season.  The colors are beautiful and it's perfect cuddle weather.  And of course, the slight nippiness in the air is the prime weather for endless cute outfits.  But despite the thousands of reasons why the outdoors is gorgeous and perfect for dates, many couples end
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Halloween Costumes for Moms-to-Be: Cute or Creepy

by Jane Wangersky October 8th, 2013| Pregnancy
Pregnant women need to plan for a lot of serious things, but everyone needs a break once in awhile. So this week, let's look at how a mom-to-be can plan for something fun: Halloween. Not the future ones when the baby is old enough to go trick-or-treating, but your
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Predicament: Grade Slump

by Editorial Team October 7th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
Last year my daughter was an A student, but since she started sixth grade last month she's getting nothing but C's. Is it too early to worry about this? Should I just keep helping her with her homework and waiting to see if she improves?
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Solution: Pacifiers: Why Even Start?

by Playroom Supervisors October 4th, 2013| Parenting Predicament
I read your article on getting toddlers to give up the pacifier and wondered, wouldn’t it be better just not to let them have one to begin with? Besides being a shortcut to keeping the child quiet, are they really any use at all?

We've actually seen many benefits from
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Toddler Socialization with Other Toddlers

by T Akery October 3rd, 2013| Behavior, Preschool
It can be easy for parents to fall into a routine with their toddlers. But it is important that this routine also allows for some playtime with other toddlers. This is a crucial social skill that will help them when they do start school. You don't have to take
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Bike Safety for Preschoolers

by T Akery October 2nd, 2013| Preschool, Safety
Eventually, your preschooler will want to find independence in riding a bike. While you may still have the training wheels on at this point, it is still important to stress staying safe while on a bike or on a tricycle. These safety rules need to be enforced every time

How to Study Properly: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. October 1st, 2013| Teen Perspective, Teens
Like many students, I am a poor studier.  I do not particularly enjoy studying, nor do I study frequently.  So far in my high school career, I have been able to pull off good grades without studying.  Now that I am entering my senior year, though, I am finding