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Archives for October 2015

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Teen’s Perspective on College Application Safety

by Sam P. October 30th, 2015| School, Teens
It is that time of year.  We, seniors, are applying to college, if we have not already, and it is quite nerve wracking.  College applications are a stressful thing, so it is always good to be prepared for what lies ahead.  From how many schools to apply to, to
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3 Ways to Have Fun and to Build Character in Tweens

by Lori Sciame October 29th, 2015| Entertainment, Tweens
Tweens have a seemingly endless supply of energy and enthusiasm. Take advantage of these positive qualities by enlisting their help with volunteer efforts. You will not only be keeping your child entertained, you will be helping him or her to build character.  While some might argue that volunteering cannot
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How to Foster Effective Communication in Children

by Lori Sciame October 28th, 2015| Communication, Elementary
Every person has strengths and weaknesses. For example, some people are born communicators, while others struggle to connect with their peers. As a parent, you must assist your child with becoming an effective communicator, even if he or she can be classified as "shy" or as an "introvert."  This does
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Develop a Child’s Values to Ensure Their Success

by Joe Lawrence October 27th, 2015| Behavior, Preschool
As parents we are constantly trying to discover what the next big thing is. We want our children to be set up for success and to become productive members of society. When it comes to this, our preschoolers and us can learn a lot from the military.

I have been
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4 Benefits of Infant Tummy Time

by Marnie Bii October 26th, 2015| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Infants benefit from tummy time far before they start gearing up to scoot or crawl at around six months of age. In fact, you can start holding regular tummy time sessions as soon as your infant can hold up his or her head for a few seconds at a
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Communicating With Your Tween

by Gary Hays October 22nd, 2015| Communication, Tweens
The tween years are awkward for kids. They are slowly surrendering their beloved childhood, yet sometimes are reluctant and apprehensive about crossing that full-fledged teenager line. Generally, this apprehension to forge forward can be contributed to a fear of the unknown, so the transition is many times a gradual
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: Common Contact Lens Complications (& How to Avoid Them)

by Editorial Team October 22nd, 2015| Teens
Wearing contact lenses isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. When you buy contacts from online retailers like Lens.com, there are precautions you will need to take in order to keep your eyes healthy. Following a daily cleaning regimen and using the contact solution recommended by your eye
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Positive Reinforcement and Behavior Issues

by Joe Lawrence October 21st, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
Behavior issues seem to be the constant issue that parents face on a regular basis. Kids are awesome and can make you feel you so proud when they do great things. However, they can also make you feel like a failure when you are not able to get them
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The Importance of Pretend Play for Preschoolers

by Marnie Bii October 20th, 2015| Behavior, Preschool
As your preschooler insists on changing her name for the 100th time this week, you might wonder about the benefits of engaging in pretend play sessions. Preschoolers actually explore their world internally by initiating this type of imaginative play. They may try out new personas, act out different scenarios
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Tooth and Gum Care Tips for Infants and Toddlers

by Marnie Bii October 19th, 2015| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Preventative care is key when it comes to dental health. For kids, this means starting dental care as early as possible to give them the best chance at avoiding cavities and other dental problems in the future. Regular tooth and gum care can also make the teething process much
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How to: Start Teaching Kids about the Beautiful Game

by Editorial Team October 18th, 2015| Elementary
Have you ever watched football coaches standing on the side lines of important games? They’ll hop on the spot, bellow to players and turn red as spittle flies from their mouths. In essence, they are the most ferocious armchair football players in the world.

Now look at how the manager
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