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How and Why Is Your Teen Changing How They Communicate?

by Jane Wangersky August 12th, 2016| Communication, Teens
As your tween grows into a teen, you may find it harder to decode what they’re feeling at times. Other times, it will seem all too clear -- but does your teen really mean all the overblown things they may be saying?

Here are three ways kids’ communicating their feelings to
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Motivating Kids

by Editorial Team August 11th, 2016| Elementary
How to Keep Your Kids Motivated Throughout the School Year

Motivation can be hard to come by sometimes in life. This is especially true with children that are simply trying to make it to the next grade level. You can tell your children all day long that they need to remain
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Everyone Has Emotions Even Preschoolers

by Tania Cowling August 9th, 2016| Communication, Preschool
It’s a parent’s job to reassure your child that all of his/her feelings and emotions are valid. Create a sharing time during the day to help your preschooler talk about her feelings. Try to choose a quiet time each day when your youngster is settled and less distracted, perhaps during
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Acknowledging Feelings in Infants and Toddlers

by Tania Cowling August 8th, 2016| Communication, Infants/Toddlers
Everyone has feelings – they are simply an emotional response to what is happening to a person at any given moment. It’s how a person expresses her feelings that may trouble people, and especially emotions that may be expressed inappropriately. Young children, not understanding the difference between the feelings themselves
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Preparing for College

by Sam P. August 5th, 2016| School, Teens
Preparing to go back to school when you're going to college is far different that high school.  I learned that rather quickly this summer.  Of course you have to pack up and move everything, and you have to say good bye to your friends and make new ones, but there
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Getting Your Tween Prepped for the School Year

by Michele August 4th, 2016| School, Tweens
Depending on where you live, your tween could be starting school in the next week or maybe not for another month. Either way she's been on summer vacation for over a month. She probably is revelling in the no homework, sleep late, lounge on the couch nature of summer. It
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Reversing the Summer Brain Drain

by Tania Cowling August 3rd, 2016| Elementary, School
As we approach a new school year, parents may be wondering if their child is prepped and ready to begin. How much information have they retained? After a long summer vacation, have your children lost one to three months worth of learning? It’s not too late to do some reviewing
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How To Choose The Right Dental Clinic For Your Children

by Editorial Team August 2nd, 2016| Elementary
The Importance Of Protecting Your Child's Smile

At a time when self image is everything, protecting your child's smile at its beginning stages is a smart choice. Preventive care can be far less expensive than dental treatments for major work such as root canals or cavity fillings. Your child's primary teeth
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Prepare for Preschool with Lessons from My Grandma

by Joe Lawrence August 2nd, 2016| Preschool, School
Sadly, the summer days are slowly coming to an end. School bells can faintly be heard in the distance. Back to school shopping is right around the corner, and our little ones will be off to the races once again. For those entering preschool there are some potential challenges they
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Ways Babies and Toddlers Learn Skills

by Tania Cowling August 1st, 2016| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Babies and toddlers have distinct ways of learning skills and showing developmental milestones. It’s amazing what your little learner can accomplish in a short amount of time. I don’t really think you can prep for a milestone --- it just happens. But, if you present your child with the appropriate
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