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Archives for February 2016


Tween Behavior Issues and Advice

by Kimberly Hays February 4th, 2016| Behavior, Tweens
Tweens are at a point where they are pushing for more independence, and that’s not a bad thing because we have to start letting them make some decisions for themselves. They will be leaving for college in a few short years. Having that in perspective, it is time to let

Just Say No (And Mean It)

by Michele February 3rd, 2016| Behavior, Elementary
When I was a child (in the dark ages), if I asked for something and the answer was no, it was just that. There was no discussion; that simply was the answer. Although I didn't necessarily like receiving a negative reply, I accepted it as is.

When I had children, I
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Teaching Preschoolers 3 Leadership Principles

by Joe Lawrence February 2nd, 2016| Behavior, Preschool
I once heard that the principles of leadership are universal. They cross every cultural line and apply to anyone. I never fully realized that they also have no age boundaries and very easily apply to my preschooler as well.

Recently, I have been getting very deliberate about developing those in my
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4 Infant Behaviors to Expect in the Beginning

by Marnie Bii February 1st, 2016| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Within the first few months of life, infants often exhibit a number of curious behaviors that tend to surprise new parents. Infants might scratch their face or body, kick their legs, cross their eyes and root with alarming immediacy. As parents navigate their new caregiver roles, questions might arise about
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Ways to Get Your Kids to Help You Save Money on Energy Bills

by Editorial Team February 1st, 2016| Elementary
In order to start saving more money on your monthly energy bill, you need to get your entire family involved, including the kids. But how can you teach your kids about the importance of saving energy, and how can you get them to help you out every day through their