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Archives for July 2016


3 Hot Spots Where Teens Should Be Careful

by Jane Wangersky July 29th, 2016| Safety, Teens
Staying safe in the heat of summer is easier for some than others, but it’s still something everyone has to think about. Though teens aren’t as vulnerable to heat-related illness as children and seniors, there are a few situations they’re likely to find themselves in that expose them to danger

Your Tween and the Heat of Summer

by Michele July 28th, 2016| Seasonal, Tweens
One of the benefits of being the parent of a tween is that he is on the cusp of making responsible decisions. You might be able to leave your tween home alone for 15 minutes. He can make a sandwich and clean up on his own. However, he still doesn't
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Elementary Kids and the Summer Heat

by Joe Lawrence July 27th, 2016| Elementary, Safety
There is no doubt that kiddos want to be playing outside during the summer. All winter long they are cooped up and can’t wait to explore the outdoors. However, we have to make sure we are cognizant of the heat and the effect it can have on our children.

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4 Occupations that Can Improve Parenting Skills

by Editorial Team July 27th, 2016| Elementary
As parents we try to do everything we can for the betterment of our children so that they can have an optimal future ahead of them. Much of that has to do with learning new sets of skills related to pediatric nutrition, discipline, emotional control, speaking, healthcare, therapy, and anything

Summer Fun for Tweens- A Picnic

by Michele July 21st, 2016| Seasonal, Tweens
It's mid-July, and quite likely your tween is bored. No, she doesn't want to return to school with its early wakeups and homework assignments, but the long days of summer are beginning to feel very long. You're tired of seeing her in front of a screen, she's tired of being

Firefly Picnic: Eat and Play Under the Stars

by Tania Cowling July 20th, 2016| Elementary, Social
Summer is the perfect season for picnics. We mostly think of lunches spread on a blanket in the sunshine, but why not plan an evening dinner picnic under the stars and in search of fireflies? Elementary-aged kiddos are roaring to stay up late and romp around the backyard in the

Picnics Are a Simple Way to Make Memories

by Joe Lawrence July 19th, 2016| Preschool, Seasonal
Summer is the best season to get some extra time in with family and friends. The weather is nice to where you can do many fun activities with your little ones and let them roam the yard or park with their friends while you get some adult time with your

Is It Better to Be Feared or Loved?

by Joe Lawrence July 13th, 2016| Behavior, Elementary
“What am I doing wrong?! This kid will not listen to anything I say!” I think most parents have felt this way at one point in our journey from ankle-biting toddler to seeking-self teenager. It is frustrating when our elementary-aged children will not listen to what we have to say,

5 Tips for Raising a Good Listener

by Tania Cowling July 12th, 2016| Behavior, Preschool
Is your child tuning you out? Do you feel you are talking to the wall? I’ve experienced this many times. Through research and a few “I’ve been there” tips I offer you some simple steps that will help your child pay attention. Here’s to raising a good listener.


Where to Place and How to Grow Your Orchids Indoor

by Editorial Team July 11th, 2016| Seasonal
Observing blooming orchids look so surreal that it’s hard to believe that you can grow them inside your home. And you don’t even need to be a green thumb to make care for them. Are you set on bringing beautiful orchids to your home anytime soon? Here’s how you

Play and Learn With Listening Games

by Tania Cowling July 11th, 2016| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
It’s tough to teach listening behavior to infants and toddlers, so at this age introduce your little one to games that will develop his listening skills. As you enhance sounds and learning to follow directions to simple games, your little learner will become in tune to your commands.

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Tips to Keep Your Teens Entertained in the Water

by Sam P. July 8th, 2016| Seasonal, Teens
Everyone loves a good beach trip, or lake depending on which you prefer, but as your teens grow older they become less and less interested in a family day at the beach.  I, being a teen still myself, can see where they are coming from.  When you are eighteen you