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Archives for January 2014


Kids in Charge?

by Lori Sciame January 8th, 2014| Behavior, Elementary
On a recent family outing, I noticed an elementary aged child put in charge.  While it's great to give a child this age a chance for self-expression, it's another thing to let him or her run the show.

Think about this example,  a group of 40 or so family members
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Don’t Fall for Injury

by Lori Sciame January 7th, 2014| Preschool, Safety
Preschoolers buzz, whirr, shimmy, and dance through life.  Always on the go, their zeal for movement and learning can be infectious. But, when it comes to being safe and injury-free, this tendency for non-stop activity can work against them.  As a parent/guardian of a preschooler, be on the lookout

Developing Your Toddler’s Math Skills

by T Akery January 6th, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Math is a skill that starts out very early in childhood. There are many concepts that toddlers can grasp about math. Some, you may not even recognize as math. But these skills are often developed as play. So, the right toys here can help your toddler build up those
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Society Killed the Confident

by Sam P. January 3rd, 2014| Social, Teen Perspective, Teens
Many teenagers these days suffer from low self-confidence.  As time has progressed, low self-confidence has become a bigger and bigger issue with teens of America.  The only thing is that it used to mainly affect females, but as society has become more messed up it has stopped being sexist and
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2 Rules for Tween Dating

by Ronald A. Rowe January 2nd, 2014| Social, Tweens
As we’ve discussed so often on this site, the Tween years bring a whole slew of new parenting challenges. From the increased school work to social pressure to safety issues, there is never a dull moment when you’ve got an 11-13-year-old in your household. But there is one big
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Reading – Parents Can Help

by Margot F. January 1st, 2014| Elementary, School
“I hate reading!” Whether these words are exclaimed directly or indirectly through evasive behavior, encouraging an older child to read can be challenging, but possible.

The term “reluctant reader” refers to pupils who struggle with reading. There can be many reasons, including poor ability to decode words, problems comprehending the