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How Mompreneurs Can Open Their Own Beauty Business

by Editorial Team December 30th, 2015| Helpful Hints
We all know that being a mother is the toughest job any woman can have. But an even tougher course is being both a mother and a student. However, just because the mother/student course is hard to master, it does not mean that the time spent in classrooms and simulated
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3 Perfect Hairstyles for a Child’s First Haircut

by Editorial Team December 27th, 2015| Preschool
Many parents get very excited when planning to take their child for their first haircut and do their best to make their experience as pleasant as possible. The decision to cut a child’s hair usually depends on the preference of the parents, but the majority of them do it
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Teens, Technology, and the Need for a Listener: Part II

by Jane Wangersky December 25th, 2015| Behavior, Teens
Our interview with Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, creator of the short film The Truth, continues.

What can parents do to teach their teens boundaries in social media and other online sharing?

I think the simplest thing is to not allow social media use unless you are privy to
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Snapchat. Is it Kid Friendly?

by Gary Hays December 24th, 2015| Social, Tweens
With so many social media platforms, and new ones popping up almost daily, how can we as parents be certain which ones are right for our children? Which ones offer the proper level of security and privacy, ensuring our kids internet safety? Which ones allow parents the best methods of
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Improve Behavior with Feedback

by Joe Lawrence December 23rd, 2015| Behavior, Elementary
Elementary school children and good behavior are not often spoken in the same sentence. Children can really test the limits of their parents and sometimes even their teachers. However, there are a few ways to help them stay off of the naughty list.

All parents dread the infamous “terrible twos” and
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Soothing Separation Anxiety in Preschoolers

by Marnie Bii December 22nd, 2015| Behavior, Preschool
Although separation anxiety hits in full force at 18 months to 2 years of age, those frustrating feelings commonly resurface as preschoolers get ready to enter school. The newfound independence of attending preschool can make kids feel unsure, out of sorts and anxiety ridden. With a little support, these anxious
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4 Ways to Help Toddlers Stop Throwing Food

by Marnie Bii December 21st, 2015| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Just when you think you are safe to eat your own meal with your toddler eating in a highchair nearby does the food throwing begin. As you quickly grow exasperated by these messy antics, your toddler is likely just starting to really enjoy this new game. You do not have
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Teen’s Perspective: Making it Through the Holidays

by Sam P. December 18th, 2015| Seasonal, Teens
For as much as I love Christmas, I understand it can be very stressful.  All those family visits are fun and loveable at first, but can get a tad annoying very quickly.  Having gone through it for the past seventeen years, I have learned a few tricks on making
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5 Tips on Handling the Holidays: Tweens

by Lori Sciame December 17th, 2015| Seasonal, Tweens
Presents...food...concerts...decorations...religious observances...parties...pageants...and STRESS.  The hype surrounding the holidays begins around November 1, and the frenzy doesn't end until after January 1.  This makes for a LONG holiday season. Adults have experience dealing with the holiday blitz; however, children have a more difficult time handling the pressures surrounding this fun, yet emotionally exhausting, time
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The Important Gift of Giving

by Gary Hays December 16th, 2015| Elementary, Seasonal
When all through the house there arose such a clatter… As elementary schools dismiss for the holiday season, excited children prepare to spend a couple of weeks completely underfoot in anticipation of the bearded jolly fat man shimmying down the chimney with his big bag full of goodies. While
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Choosing the Best Tradition for Your Family

by Joe Lawrence December 15th, 2015| Preschool, Seasonal
Handling the holidays is always full of excitement. Most of the time it is filled with fun things to do and meaningful traditions; however, when you have a preschooler there is no telling what will come next. The real excitement is surviving the season sometimes.

My wife is a very
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Holiday Survival Guide for Parents of Infants

by Marnie Bii December 14th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Despite wanting to share your bundle of joy with family and friends, the arrival of your infant may tempt you to find an excuse to stay home for the holidays. Traveling and visiting with an infant in tow is a whole lot of work, after all. Thankfully, you can
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