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Archives for June 2014


Improving Your Tween’s Communication Skills

by T Akery June 12th, 2014| Behavior, Tweens
The art of communication is an essential skill that your Tween has to develop as they grow into adulthood. It is a skill that also affects many aspects of their behavior. It can help them develop their own self-confidence, better communicate their problems, and help them face their peers.
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Fatherhood In a Box

by Ronald A. Rowe June 11th, 2014| Elementary, Product reviews

Today’s dads are working harder than ever to be good fathers to our children.  According to Pew Research, 63% of fathers say being a good dad is harder now than it was a generation ago.  We all want to do the right thing but trying to strike the


5 Ideas for Outdoor Fun With Preschoolers

by Margot F. June 10th, 2014| Preschool, Social
With the warmer weather, there are more opportunities for young children to play outside. This is a great way to encourage creativity and promote healthy living.

Preschoolers are full of wonder about the world around them. With work schedules more relaxed in the summer, maybe now is the time to

Pregnant This Summer? Stay Cool and Healthy

by Jane Wangersky June 9th, 2014| Pregnancy
Everyone wants to stay cool in summer, and no one more than a pregnant woman. But for her, it’s a matter of health and safety as well as comfort. According to the EPA, an increase in the mother’s core body temperature can affect the baby, especially during the first

A Reflection: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. June 6th, 2014| Teen Perspective, Teens
This article marks my final contribution to Your Parenting Info.  On June 26th, I'll begin attending the United States Air Force Academy, making it impossible to continue writing. However, I am looking forward to my future with the United States Air Force and the opportunities presented to me.  In

How About Dress Codes for Parents?

by Tania Cowling June 5th, 2014| School, Tweens
Many schools across the country have dress codes and/or uniforms for their students. In my city, it is mostly for elementary, middle school, and some private school children. Just a few weeks ago, Broward County, Florida made the national news when a school board member addressed the board about

Elementary School: Time for Independence

by Lori Sciame June 4th, 2014| Behavior, Elementary
Once a child hits elementary school, she can complete many important tasks without a parent's help, including dressing herself, combing her hair, brushing her teeth, making her bed, and even making new friends.  Hard to believe this "little miss independent" finished preschool only a short while ago!

I vividly remember

Pertinent Tips: Parade Safety

by Lori Sciame June 3rd, 2014| Preschool, Safety
Summer...'tis the season for hometown parades!  Almost every weekend across the United States, families can take in a parade.  These community celebrations provide fun and entertainment for all ages, and they include everything from bands and clowns, to fire engines and horses.

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Toddler Time in the Garden

by Tania Cowling June 2nd, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
It’s never too early to instill the love of growing plants into a child’s life. Gardens are magical places and should be simple and successful when done with young children. Why not take your child outdoors during this beautiful spring weather and play in the dirt? Who knows, the