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Traveling with Kids: Fun Games on the Go

by Tania Cowling June 17th, 2015| Elementary, Seasonal
Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile children get bored on a lengthy excursion. How many times have you heard the expression, “when are we going to be there?” It may be easy to pack an activity bag when traveling by car, so stock up on paper, crayons, stickers
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3 Steps to Developing Character in Preschoolers

by Joe Lawrence June 16th, 2015| Preschool
Being a parent is such an important responsibility. We have a human life that is ours to care for and mold into a person who can add value to this world. This can only be done if we intentionally develop our children.

As our children are our babies, things are
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What to Look for in Summer Camp for Kids

by Editorial Team June 16th, 2015| Elementary, Seasonal
Choosing a summer camp for your children to attend can be a tough decision to make, as your kids will spend a great deal of time there learning and interacting with their peers. There are usually several camps to choose from in your area, so visiting each one in
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5 Family Vacation Ideas for Young Children

by Tania Cowling June 15th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Vacations can mean fun and excitement -- or separation and anxiety. They usually involve new experiences and this means change from the secure, familiar environment in which your child feels safe. Since your child is leaving home, he needs your support to make this transition. Here are a few
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Teen’s Perspective on Vacations

by Sam P. June 12th, 2015| Teen Perspective, Teens

As your kids get older vacations become harder and harder.  Between conflicting schedules and cranky teens, they seem almost unenjoyable at this point.  But fear not, vacations are not just some idea of the past, they can still be fun and family filled

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Are All Preemies Special Needs?

by C. Finkbeiner June 8th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Special Needs
As a younger healthy woman, I carried my first baby through an uneventful pregnancy. No warning signs or red flags to label me as a high risk. But at 33 weeks gestation, I went into labor. My son was born weighing just over four pounds, and he was rushed
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Special Schools for Special Needs Teens?

by Jane Wangersky June 5th, 2015| Special Needs, Teens
“Does he go to a special school?”

I would occasionally get that question about my son, the one who’s “on the spectrum” -- the autism spectrum. While he was elementary age, I thought people who asked it were uninformed, to put it politely. Everyone knew that special needs students were
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Beat the Heat With Water Fun

by Tania Cowling June 4th, 2015| Entertainment, Tweens
The living may be easy in the summertime, but the weather often isn’t. During this steamiest of seasons, when the playground seats are hot and the sidewalks are toe scorching, it’s simple to understand why tweens run to the nearest air-conditioned place in front of the television set or
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3 Fun Ways to Teach Communication Skills

by Lori Sciame June 3rd, 2015| Communication, Elementary
Fun!  That's what children crave.  It is natural, then, that kids learn best when doing something enjoyable. For instance, many Americans remember singing the A, B, C song.  The song's catchy tune, which matched perfectly with the 26 letters of the alphabet, coaxed millions to memorize the letters of
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Something Special About Potty Training

by C. Finkbeiner June 2nd, 2015| Preschool, Special Needs
Potty training my first child was not as picture perfect as Huggies would depict it to be in a Pull-Ups commercial. All of the doctors and other parents told me that my son would be ready to start training between 18 and 24 months, when in reality he was not
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Tackling Colds With Infants and Toddlers

by Tania Cowling June 1st, 2015| Care, Infants/Toddlers
No matter the season, your little one will have a least one cold during her first year. And if your child has siblings or is in daycare that number will probably climb. Some feel that colds are more prevalent in the winter because of the cold weather and being
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Teen’s Perspective on The Office

by Sam P. May 29th, 2015| Entertainment, Teens
I love The Office.  I have seen, literally, every episode.  I think I have watched every season about three times by now.  I am dead serious; when I finally got Netflix, for those of you don't have it, I highly suggest it. It was the first show I binge