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Parenting Skills: How to Set a Good Example to Your Kids

by Editorial Team December 30th, 2016| Elementary
Once kids come along, you have to ditch your selfish, self-centered lifestyle and concentrate on taking care of another person. For many parents, this transition is not easy and they still act like kids during times of stress. We all know at least one man-child or woman who acts more
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Five Fast Questions and Answers About Teenage Depression

by Editorial Team December 29th, 2016| Teens
A survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed  1 in 20 people report feeling depressed. And by one estimate, depression costs the US economy $210.5 billion in direct and indirect ways on a yearly basis.

But despite these astonishing figures, getting help for teen depression
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Is Taking a Gap Year a Good Idea?

by Editorial Team December 23rd, 2016| Elementary
Gap years are very popular with teenagers and older students. Instead of going straight from high school to college, the student takes off for an overseas destination and parties hard for a year. It’s a way of having some time away from studying, which for anyone looking at MBA careers
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Great Business Ideas for Moms

by Editorial Team December 23rd, 2016| Elementary
Many women, more every day, are starting their own businesses. The days where women had to stay at home and raise children are well and truly behind us. Women can stay at home, work at home, and go out to work… the options are endless. However, unfortunately many women still
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How to Keep Elementary-Aged Kids Happy and Engaged During the Christmas Vacation

by Editorial Team December 14th, 2016| Elementary
Anyone with kids can tell you that they seem to have limitless reserves of energy. Although we love having our children home for the holidays, it can be a challenge to find ways to keep them occupied and happy when there are so many other things to organize and deal
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How to Fit Studying In around Family Life

by Editorial Team November 30th, 2016| Teens
One of the toughest parts of being a University of Illinois Health Informatics student isn’t the studying and expectations of student life it’s in fact learning how to balance your studies with your family life. Finding balance is a key to your success, as it will help to keep
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Winter Hair Care Advice for Women and Girls

by Editorial Team November 23rd, 2016| Elementary
Winter can be a season that really puts a lot of stress on hair – especially if you have long hair or you have a daughter who is proud of her long tresses. From detangling after time outside in wet and windy weather through to frizz caused by going from
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Dealing with Head Lice in Kids? Read This First!

by Editorial Team November 4th, 2016| Elementary
Head Lice are tiny insects, or parasites, that live in human hair. They feed on our blood and make our heads itch. Head lice are incredibly common in school-age children because of their abilities to spread quickly through head-to-head contact. Any parent with young children knows how frequently they
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Showing Encouragement During the Tween Years

by YPI Editors October 25th, 2016| Communication, Tweens
When your child is in preschool or elementary school, it can be pretty simple to show encouragement. Maybe you put a drawing from art class on the refrigerator or offer a sticker for learning a new task. However, now that your child is a tween, these behaviors may seem babyish.
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Showing Encouragement During the Elementary Years

by YPI Editors October 20th, 2016| Communication, Elementary
We all know that receiving praise is important. It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy. As parents, it is important that our children know that we are pleased with them when they do well. However, like many other things, we also want to make sure that we don't go
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Showing Encouragement During the Toddler & Preschool Years

by YPI Editors October 18th, 2016| Communication, Communication, Infants/Toddlers, Preschool
So much of parenting is a balancing act. Make sure they're well cared for but not overindulged. Comfort them when they're afraid, but also teach them to comfort themselves. The list could go on, but the point has been made. It's a matter of finding moderation in most aspects of
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Teaching Money Management to Teens

by Editorial Team October 14th, 2016| Teens
Because schools don't normally take the time to teach students about personal finances, teens are often left not knowing how to manage money. This means that they start to look at their parent's methods and the way they budget as a model for the future. Teaching your kids about money
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