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4 Tips for Staying Sane When Your Baby is in NICU

by Editorial Team October 1st, 2018| Infants/Toddlers

When you are faced with an unpleasant surprise like your new baby having to go into the NICU, or you are told while you are pregnant that this is a likely outcome, it’s important to have measures in place to cope. There are a number of different approaches

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Playdates for Toddlers- Maybe

by YPI Editors October 1st, 2018| 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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Morning Routines: Teens Are Hands Off

by YPI Editors September 24th, 2018| Seasonal, Teens
Ok, the title of this article may not be 100% accurate. Young teens may need some guidance in their morning routines, especially when they start high school and have to learn new times for their routine. However, your goal should be for morning routines to become completely teen-owned.

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Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids the Value of Money

by Editorial Team September 21st, 2018| Elementary
One of the main criticisms of the formal education curriculum is its inadequacies when it comes to preparing students for the ‘real world’. One of the skills that it fails to properly address is money management, and specifically the value of money. This is unfortunate since one’s success as
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TV as Family Entertainment: Tweens

by YPI Editors September 17th, 2018| Entertainment, Tweens
The tween years can become the time when your child wants to be out of the house or with friends on weekend nights. So, those family movie nights you enjoyed during the elementary years may be fewer and further between. Your tween also may be wanting more alone time. There's

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Vasectomy

by Editorial Team September 16th, 2018| Preschool
When it comes to birth control, there’s few contraceptive methods as reliable as the vasectomy. Whether it’s a married father keen to keep a big brood from expanding even further, or a child-free man keen to remain that way, vasectomy surgery is a sure-fire way of ensuring higher levels of

5 Proven Strategies for Dealing and Coping with Grief after a Loss

by Editorial Team September 12th, 2018| Elementary
While we are going through life, we will all lose something that we hold dear to our heart. It is something that one cannot escape. Losses will appear in many forms such as a breakup with a loved one, children leaving you, or when a close person dies. Other forms
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TV as Family Entertainment: Elementary Years

by YPI Editors September 10th, 2018| Elementary, Entertainment
There's something so delightful about the elementary years, although it isn't obvious while you're in the midst of them. Your children are old enough to have a tiny bit of independence, yet they also welcome time with mom and dad. Since they're still young, small things are exciting: a later
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TV as Family Entertainment: Little Kids

by YPI Editors September 3rd, 2018| Entertainment, Entertainment, Infants/Toddlers, Preschool
Let's start with the acknowledgement that there are other screen options besides televisions. Laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more offer screen time entertainment for all ages. However, rather than working with a topic that broad, we've decided to focus on good old television watching for the next two weeks. How can

How to Maintain Your Own Identity as a Parent

by Editorial Team August 31st, 2018| Infants/Toddlers
Having children is a wonderful experience. It can provide you with a clear purpose and a strong incentive for making the most of every day. However, raising a young family can also result in you losing your sense of self. If you are concerned that this has happened to you,

Keeping Your Children Safe Goes Deeper Than You Think

by Editorial Team August 29th, 2018| Elementary
One of the most common complaints you will hear from parents today is that the world just doesn’t seem to be as safe as it was when they were children. Every day you hear more and more about child predators, bullying in the schools, and children being left altogether too

The Cycling Tips Every Parent Should Know to Keep Kids Safe

by Editorial Team August 28th, 2018| Elementary
Road safety is a key lesson for all children and it is understandably one of the biggest concerns many parents have. As cycling continues to grow in popularity it is vital that all children know how to keep safe whilst cycling and enjoy the health and social benefits of keeping
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