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Malls, Tweens, and Parents

by Michele March 31st, 2016| Entertainment, Tweens
Ahh. . .the lure of the mall. If you're a parent of a certain age range, you probably spent your fair share of weekend time there during your tween and teen years. Now you are the parent of a tween, and the mall has returned as a desired destination. This
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Scholarship Opportunities for Mexican Candidates

by Editorial Team March 31st, 2016| School, Teens
If you’re interested in studying abroad, you already know that international tuition fees can be huge. Add to that living expenses and work restrictions on a student visa, and you may be questioning your decision to leave Mexico for your MBA. It’s always worth the struggle to pursue your goals,
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What to Look for in Your First Guitar Teacher

by Editorial Team March 31st, 2016| Entertainment, Teens
Knowing you want to play the guitar was an easy decision. Maybe it was a last minute addition to your list of New Year’s resolutions, or perhaps it was a desire decades in the making. However you came about the idea that this year would be the year, now that
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Kids and Cameras: Go on a Photo Walk Together

by Tania Cowling March 30th, 2016| Elementary, Entertainment
How can taking a walk around the neighborhood become a special event? The secret is to take along a camera! It doesn't have to be an expensive one - it can be a simple digital, a disposable, and the Polaroid is coming back. The use of a camera will help
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3 Ways to Complete Yard Work with Preschoolers

by Joe Lawrence March 29th, 2016| Entertainment, Preschool
Spring is upon us, and the weather is beginning to beckon us outdoors. The kids have been cooped up inside and need to be freed. It is great to watch them play outside and have a great time, but I also know there is a lot of work I need
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Bubbles Are Entertaining For Young Children

by Tania Cowling March 28th, 2016| Entertainment, Infants/Toddlers
Remember the joy of blowing bubbles when you were a child? Now that the weather is getting warmer take this opportunity to share some bubble blowing with your little one. Along with blowing bubbles outdoors I’m going to share some fun bubble activities to do with your toddler that will
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Teen Tats: You Don’t Have to Like Them, But . . .

by Jane Wangersky March 25th, 2016| Behavior, Teens
I wasn’t the one who wrote the permission note to the tattoo artist -- his father did that -- but I didn’t try to stop him either. So now I have a teen with tats. Nothing big or offensive, just some Chinese characters on his forearms, standing for the good
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If You Have Nothing Nice to Say

by Michele March 24th, 2016| Behavior, Tweens
The tween years can be trying. For everyone. As the parent, you may be feeling frustrated with this hormonal, pre-adolescent person, but remember, he or she is feeling that frustration, too. Of course, frustration is not a get out of jail free card for poor behavior.

The key piece of advice
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Labels Affect Children’s Behavior

by Joe Lawrence March 23rd, 2016| Behavior, Elementary
The first day of school for me was not always the most exciting. It had very little to do with first day jitters as much as it did being the youngest of five children. Every single year, starting with the fourth grade, I anxiously awaited this question: “Do you have
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Is Your Preschooler Seeking Independence?

by Tania Cowling March 22nd, 2016| Behavior, Preschool
Life seems easy when our children are young and we have control, but as our little ones grow up they want to become more independent. It’s funny because one minute preschoolers are demanding freedom, and the next moment they are clinging to you. There may be times when whining, questions,
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Basic Tips for Baby Sleep Routines

by Tania Cowling March 21st, 2016| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Are you sleep deprived? This is nothing unusual for parents who are very sleepy and their baby isn’t. Whether this is your first baby or not, getting your infant to sleep like a dream takes some planning. Here are a few tips to settle down your sweetie and hopefully get
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Teen’s Perspective on Family Dinners

by Sam P. March 18th, 2016| Seasonal, Teens
I have always considered family dinners a sort of magical thing.  It gives the appearance of being the perfect family and has this wonderful feeling when you're there.  Something about crowding around the table and asking for people to "pass the mashed potatoes" or "toss me a roll" has this
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