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5 Safety Tips for Holiday Travel With Your Infant

by Marnie Bii November 9th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Safety
With the holiday season well underway, you may be looking at a ton of drive time with your infant in tow. Driving long distances with an infant can be safe and stress free by taking the proper precautions. The time you take readying the car and planning your route
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Getting Involved in School

by Sam P. November 6th, 2015| Social, Teens
So fall is coming to an end and we are nearly a fourth to a third of the way through the school year. (Yay!)  This means that most people have fallen into their social categories and cliques.  We all have our friend groups that we love and cherish, but
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The Elementary Years – Guide With Care

by Gary Hays November 4th, 2015| Elementary, School
Much of a child’s early development takes place not at home, but rather at school, where they spend a great majority of their time, hopefully learning the academics, but more so learning the socialization skills that will ultimately carry them through into their adult lives. Elementary school is where
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Making Safe Choices for our Children

by Joe Lawrence November 3rd, 2015| Preschool, Safety
When it comes to our children, the first thing we often think about is safety. Most of the articles we read and most of the toys we buy have our child’s safety in mind. We are a very safety oriented generation. How do we draw the line on what
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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 (both undergrad and graduate) are a stressful thing, so it is always good to be prepared for what lies ahead.  From how many schools
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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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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