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Do’s and Don’ts for Getting Teens to Listen

by Jane Wangersky July 16th, 2018| Behavior, Teens
While thinking about this article, I wondered if I really knew anything about getting teens to listen. It’s never easy, and even when you manage to do it you’re usually not sure you’ve succeeded -- at least not until much later. But after giving a mandatory safe environment talk to
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Tweens: Water Fun that Doesn’t Tax Parents

by Michele July 9th, 2018| Seasonal, Tweens
Tweens are at that lovely/awkward stage in childhood. They aren't little enough to want to play in the sprinklers or kiddie pool. They also aren't old enough to drive to the beach or have friends that are old enough to bring them. So, how's a tween to have some water

6 Fun Ways to Get Your Children Involved with Nature

by Editorial Team July 2nd, 2018| Elementary
Getting kids outside and immersed in nature is beneficial for a number of reasons. Firstly, being outdoors is known to help boost creativity and wellbeing for a healthy mind, plus it helps them appreciate their natural surroundings and how to take responsibility for the world around them. In schools,
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Beat the Heat With Water

by Tania Cowling July 2nd, 2018| Elementary, Entertainment
Your kids can quench the “sizzle” of summer with water. So, whether you have a swimming pool, wading pool, or just the garden hose, your kids can spend hours of fun and “beat the heat” this season. These wet and wild activities and games will make your outdoor time a
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Summer Day Trips That Educate

by Tania Cowling June 25th, 2018| Preschool, School
During the summer preschoolers love to accompany their parents, grandparents, or sitters on errands. Think about all the teachable moments that accompany a trip to the bank, veterinarian, grocery store, and such. Everyday places provide entertainment and learning. Then, on weekends you and your family may go on an extended

Key Things Every Active Family Needs

by Editorial Team June 20th, 2018| Elementary
Having a family can be a great experience as well as something that motivates you on a daily basis. It comes with its own unique challenges, but it’s nothing that patience and planning can’t fix most of the time. When managing a
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How to Get Started Swimming With Your Baby

by Tania Cowling June 18th, 2018| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Getting your baby into a pool is one of the smartest things a parent can do. It’s never too early to teach swimming, keeping safety in mind of course. Most of my tips below are about taking your little one into a full-size pool with you, but do keep in

The Life of a Surrogate Mother

by Editorial Team June 18th, 2018| Pregnancy
The life of a surrogate mother may not be what you would think. Surrogacy Ukraine is a burgeoning field for many women and I was fortunate enough to speak to one.

Surrogacy Ukraine has become a viable and wonderful option of employment for many women. While pitfalls can exist, progressive laws

Apartments vs Hotels: Benefits of Apartments While Traveling with Kids.

by Editorial Team June 18th, 2018| Elementary
The thought of traveling with children can be enough to bring even the savviest parent out in a cold sweat. How do you maintain a routine or keep the children happy without their home comforts, and just where will you all sleep? Often, when booking a holiday, apartments are overlooked

Is Older Pregnancy Possible?

by Editorial Team June 14th, 2018| Pregnancy
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Let’s be honest, most women don’t plan on waiting until their late forties or even early fifties to have a child. Life, however, can sometimes throw you a curveball.

When you’ve spent your life advancing a career, searching for Mr.
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Teens and Praise

by Sam P. June 11th, 2018| Communication, Teens
As a teen, we often feel that our achievements are overshadowed by our mistakes, that all we ever hear are critiques, never praise for our success.  Praise is an important part of the growth process for teens to gain self confidence in themselves and what they do.  Without it they

3 Ways Parents Can Manage Stress

by Editorial Team June 8th, 2018| Elementary
Running a household can be stressful at the best of times. If you are caring for your children while also ensuring the household stays in order, tasks and worries may start to pile up. Thiscan be exacerbated if you work
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