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Archives for May 2014


The Key to Finals: From a Teen’s Perspective

by Sam P. May 30th, 2014| Teen Perspective, Teens
Finals always appear to be a daunting task, and to many of us they are.   But believe me, they are not as frightening as they appear.    The key to success with finals is studying your way through the semester.  All teachers give tests on each chapter or section that


by Ronald A. Rowe May 29th, 2014| Social, Tweens
The tween years mark a departure from some of the social customs that have prevailed up until this point. Boys and girls are no longer interchangeable when it comes to party invites and social gatherings. Differences are no longer a point of wonder. It used to be that kids

Grads Are Fun!

by Margot F. May 28th, 2014| Elementary, School
Graduation is a time of celebration. Pupils graduating from elementary school deserve to have the event acknowledged by school officials and parents. In some areas, even graduation from Kindergarten is marked by a big celebration. How can you support your child appropriately?

In the 1990s, when my children finished Kindergarten,

3 Reasons Preschoolers Tell Lies

by T Akery May 27th, 2014| Behavior, Preschool
Even if they tell the truth the majority of the time, there are times when your Preschooler will lie. There are different reasons for why they lie. Sometimes, they aren't even aware of why they do it. But there are some things that you can do that will help

Health, Lifestyle, and Fertility — in Men

by Jane Wangersky May 26th, 2014| Pregnancy
When a couple is trying to conceive and can’t, it may seem intuitive to look at the woman’s health and lifestyle. After all, it’s her body that has to produce the baby. We almost feel as if the man’s contribution is so small that we can overlook the effects

It’s All About Confidence: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. May 23rd, 2014| Social, Teen Perspective, Teens
As a young adult, everyone tells you the same things: "It's all about confidence," "Confidence is key," etc.  For the longest time, I was a complete skeptic.  I thought that the value of confidence was completely made up.  It was a mystified gift made up by adults as a
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Cough Medicine Concerns

by Lori Sciame May 22nd, 2014| Safety, Tweens
Coughs in tweens are no laughing matter.  As a parent, I don't like to watch my child suffer from a violent coughing attack, especially in the middle of the night. In the past, my natural instinct involved finding a way to make the cough stop -- even resorting to

The Power is Out: How Do We Amuse the Kids?

by Tania Cowling May 21st, 2014| Elementary, Social
With tornadoes spurring and hurricane season in the near future, the power may go out more than we would like. This past winter was rough in many towns with snowstorms that ended the same way. So when the power fails, how do we amuse the kids? It’s bad enough

Preschool is for Every Child

by Margot F. May 20th, 2014| Preschool, School
Transitioning a child to preschool who needs extra support can seem like a daunting task, fortunately, it is worth the effort. My younger son has autism so I appreciate the challenges of enrolling a child with significant speech and behavioral issues into a community preschool. Planning early is the
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Practice Massage to Soothe Your Baby

by Tania Cowling May 19th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Just like a massage gives you relaxation, this same technique helps babies feel calm, happy, and even lulls them to a restful sleep. A few simple strokes and bonding help an infant produce fewer stress hormones and even boost their immune system. So, take a few minutes in your daily

Driving Safety: From a Teen’s Perspective

by Sam P. May 16th, 2014| Teen Perspective, Teens
Everyday we hear from parents how dangerous driving is and how cautious we need to be.  And to be honest I agree wholeheartedly.  The chances of getting into a car accident increase dramatically just by speeding even 10 miles above the limit, and the same goes for distracted and

Helping Your Tween with Test Anxiety

by T Akery May 15th, 2014| Behavior, Tweens
Tests are a source of anxiety for Tweens in school. While the tests are designed to help evaluate your Tween's knowledge, they are also heavily emphasized in schools. So, this extra pressure of trying to know everything for the test and the nerves that can come with taking the