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3 Ways to Travel Stress-Free with Kids

by Editorial Team November 13th, 2018| Preschool
Question – once you’ve packed up the kids, driven them to the airport and hauled them out of the car, what do you have?

Answer – a major migraine and many more steps to take before you reach your destination.

Taking your little terrors anywhere can trigger parental traumas akin to the

How to Raise Your Child to Be a Responsible Adult

by Editorial Team November 12th, 2018| Elementary
Every parent wants their child to be responsible when they get older, and you also think that other children should also be raised in the same way. So how do you raise your child in a way that allows them to understand the importance of being responsible? Here are some
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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Work as a Team

by YPI Editors November 12th, 2018| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens
It's the day of parent-teacher conferences. You arrive a few minutes early and are waiting in the hallway for your turn. You enter the room calm and ready to chat. (If you didn't do both of these things, be sure to read Tuesday's article filled with helpful hints.)

Top Tips for Stressed-Out Parents This Holiday Season

by Editorial Team November 8th, 2018| Elementary
The holiday season is almost upon us and the thought of preparing for the big day may leave you feeling slightly stressed and anxious, especially if you haven’t yet got any plans in the pipeline. This year, why not try and cut the ‘crazy’ out of Christmas and aim to

How to Deal with Teenage Years

by Editorial Team November 7th, 2018| Teens
As your children grow up, you may start to see that they become more aware of their social surroundings and of their peers. As they enter their teenage years, the need to be accepted by their peer's increases while their dependence upon their parents becomes less so. However, while many

8 Tips for Helping Your Kid with Homework

by Editorial Team November 5th, 2018| Elementary, Teens, Tweens
Having children changes the dynamic of your life. You have many more responsibilities and you often find that you end up taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting things from your childhood. One of the things that you’re likely to revisit is homework. In these moments, you may find

How to Stay Stylish as a Busy Mom

by Editorial Team November 5th, 2018| Helpful Hints
When you are juggling a million errands a day, have a long list of jobs to do, and perhaps additionally work a full time or part time job as well, it can be all-too-easy to feel overstretched. As a mom, you take on many roles every day, and sometimes it
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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Basic Guidelines

by YPI Editors November 5th, 2018| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens
As November begins, many students are finishing the first quarter of the school year. With this demarcation usually comes parent-teacher conferences. As a parent and a former teacher, I have to admit that these conferences can be stressful for both sides of the table. Parents may enter unsure of what

How to Make Your Life Easier Caring for a Newborn

by Editorial Team October 29th, 2018| Infants/Toddlers
Having a newborn baby is very exciting and rewarding, but it can also be a stressful time for you. Be glad to know there are ways to make your life easier so you can more seamlessly care for your newborn.

Most importantly, enjoy the journey because they will grow up and

Parental Concerns for Car Seats Suitable for Newborns

by Editorial Team October 29th, 2018| Infants/Toddlers
When you have a newborn or a young baby, there are all sorts of considerations about their safety. Current guidelines regarding car seats for babies suggest that as many as 10 percent of newborns and infants are insecurely or unsafely placed in car seats.

As a parent, your child’s ongoing safety
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Showing Encouragement During the Teen Years

by YPI Editors October 29th, 2018| 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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Playdates for Tweens?

by YPI Editors October 22nd, 2018| 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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