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Archives for December 2016

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Parenting Skills: How to Set a Good Example to Your Kids

by Editorial Team December 30th, 2016| Elementary
Once kids come along, you have to ditch your selfish, self-centered lifestyle and concentrate on taking care of another person. For many parents, this transition is not easy and they still act like kids during times of stress. We all know at least one man-child or woman who acts more
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Five Fast Questions and Answers About Teenage Depression

by Editorial Team December 29th, 2016| Teens
A survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed  1 in 20 people report feeling depressed. And by one estimate, depression costs the US economy $210.5 billion in direct and indirect ways on a yearly basis.

But despite these astonishing figures, getting help for teen depression
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Is Taking a Gap Year a Good Idea?

by Editorial Team December 23rd, 2016| Elementary
Gap years are very popular with teenagers and older students. Instead of going straight from high school to college, the student takes off for an overseas destination and parties hard for a year. It’s a way of having some time away from studying, which for anyone looking at MBA careers
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Great Business Ideas for Moms

by Editorial Team December 23rd, 2016| Elementary
Many women, more every day, are starting their own businesses. The days where women had to stay at home and raise children are well and truly behind us. Women can stay at home, work at home, and go out to work… the options are endless. However, unfortunately many women still
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How to Give Back at the Holidays

by Lori Sciame December 20th, 2016| Tweens
The holiday season offers lots of opportunities to teach tweens about the concept of giving back.  Sample volunteer positions include: ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, collecting food for the local food pantry, assisting at a soup kitchen, buying toys for economically disadvantaged children, and writing letters to
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How to Keep Elementary-Aged Kids Happy and Engaged During the Christmas Vacation

by Editorial Team December 14th, 2016| Elementary
Anyone with kids can tell you that they seem to have limitless reserves of energy. Although we love having our children home for the holidays, it can be a challenge to find ways to keep them occupied and happy when there are so many other things to organize and deal
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How to Keep Greed Under Control

by Lori Sciame December 13th, 2016| Elementary
The holidays are a time of joy and giving, a time for love and family.  Unfortunately, however, for elementary age children, the holidays can also be a time of greed.  If parents are not careful, children this age can succumb to the mantra, "I want more!"  We've all seen
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3 Steps to Changing Your Preschooler’s Behavior

by Joe Lawrence December 6th, 2016| Behavior, Preschool
When it comes to our preschoolers, there are so many things to discover. They are mingling with like-minded children and really becoming who they will be in terms of behavior. That is why it is so important to help set the right foundation today.

I watch my five year old
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