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How to Tell Someone You Want to Exchange a Gift

by Sam P. December 31st, 2018| Communication, Teen Perspective, Teens
Christmas is a wonderful time of family gatherings and gift giving, but what do you do when the present your dear grandmother gave you is a sweater you can never imagine yourself wearing?  You don't want to hurt her feelings, but you also don't want to have the sweater
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How to Give Back at the Holidays

by Lori Sciame December 17th, 2018| 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 Greed Under Control

by Lori Sciame December 10th, 2018| 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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Choosing the Best Tradition for Your Family

by Joe Lawrence December 3rd, 2018| Preschool, Seasonal
Handling the holidays is always full of excitement. Most of the time it is filled with fun things to do and meaningful traditions; however, when you have a preschooler there is no telling what will come next. The real excitement is surviving the season sometimes.

My wife is a very
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Holiday Tips for Curious Babies and Toddlers

by Tania Cowling November 26th, 2018| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
The holiday season is upon us and we are busy decorating the house and getting into the spirit. Please, don’t forget the babies and toddlers – they want to feel the joy too! Here are some tips to make your youngest of children happy during the holidays.

First, let’s think

How You Can Help Your Kids Grow Up to Be Healthy

by Editorial Team November 23rd, 2018| Elementary
Kids, especially when they are smaller, need guidance from their parents. It is up to you to steer them on a path where they grow up to be healthy and responsible adults. However, there is more to consider than only the education component.

Parents must lead by example in everything that

The Importance of Staying Healthy When You Are a Parent with a Sick Child

by Editorial Team November 19th, 2018| Elementary
Children get sick all the time, but as any parent can tell you, there is a huge difference between staying at home for a fever and being in the hospital for a life-threatening disease. It shouldn’t happen, but it can, and when it happens to you it will seem like
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How to Have a Job and a Car While You’re in School

by Sam P. November 19th, 2018| Teen Perspective, Teens
Being a teenager without funding can be quite a difficult task. For starters, if your parents make you pay for your car, gas, insurance, and so on and so forth if you don't have a job you don't have a car. Many of my friends have cars and jobs

7 Ways to Help Your Child Through Their Teenage Years

by Editorial Team November 15th, 2018| Teens
One of the most fun and also confusing times in a child’s life is their teenage years. It’s a mix between trying to gain some independence and also figuring out who you are as a person.

Everyone knows it’s a challenging stage, one which takes true willpower and perseverance to get

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.)
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