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Archives for October 2016

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Showing Encouragement During the Teen Years

by YPI Editors October 27th, 2016| Communication, Teens
Your teen is inching ever closer to adulthood; how, as a parent, do you show pride and encourage him? For many parents, these years are divided into distinct camps- over-saturation and negligible. Like most things in life the answer is somewhere between the two.

Over-saturation: These are the parents that praise
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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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Playdates for Tweens?

by YPI Editors October 13th, 2016| Social, Tweens
First of all, we need to start with a quick parenting update- your tween will not want to use the word playdate. Playdates are for little kids. However, don't let terminology confuse you. Your tween very much wants to hang with friends. She just doesn't want you to call it
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Elementary Playdates- A Vital Activity

by YPI Editors October 11th, 2016| Elementary, Social
The term playdate is a modern term. Even just thirty years ago, children just played with the other children in their neighborhood. Walk down the street, knock on the door, go outside and play, repeat. Sure, it still happens, but more likely than not, playing with a friend involves some
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Here’s How to Find a Safe Trampoline on the American Market

by Editorial Team October 9th, 2016| Elementary
Trampolines have adorned America’s backyards for years, providing an enjoyable source of exercise as well as entertainment for people of all ages. At the same time however, this equipment has also been the target of many safety concerns among both parents and doctors alike. Trampoline related injuries were reported to
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Preschool Playdates- Let the Fun Begin

by YPI Editors October 6th, 2016| Preschool, Social
More than likely, by the age of three or four, your child is attending preschool during the week. This time at school is one way that your child can begin socializing with other children her age. However, preschool on its own may not be enough for your child. She may
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Playdates for Toddlers- Maybe

by YPI Editors October 4th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Social
In modern society there seems to be much done to ensure that our children are socialized. While our parents and grandparents may state that they never did anything as silly as this, we need to remember that families were bigger a couple generations ago. When you have four siblings, there
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