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4 Ways To Help Preschoolers Eat Food Safely

by Marnie Bii September 16th, 2019| Preschool, Safety
As kids reach their preschool years, they have the teeth and ability required to chew up their food into smaller pieces before swallowing. Kids also develop stronger tongue muscles for increased dexterity needed to push food into range of their teeth. As a result, you can start introducing foods
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4 Unexpected Movements in Your Baby’s 1st Year

by Marnie Bii September 9th, 2019| Development, Infants/Toddlers
As you eagerly await your baby's first movements, you may be surprised at the way the learning process transpires. Your child may throw you a curveball by inventing his or her own interesting ways to move around. Since the traditional movements will quickly follow suit, you can sit back
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Teen’s Perspective on Back to School Behavior

by Sam P. September 2nd, 2019| School, Teens
School is here, but no one wants to go.  It seems to be this way every year.  Of course, I am eager to go back; I start my senior year, but I am also dreading it.  The thought of being a senior is exhilarating, but also terrifying.  I feel
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3 Steps to Effective Written Communication: Tweens

by Lori Sciame August 26th, 2019| Communication, Tweens
As a college English teacher, I often work with students who have trouble communicating through the written word. Most of these students have magnetic personalities, and they are highly verbal; however, they just can't seem to organize their thoughts into an effective essay. Why does this happen?  From experience,
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Build Elementary Communication Skills

by Joe Lawrence August 19th, 2019| Communication, Elementary
Communication is the biggest problem in any organization. Elementary-aged children and parents are no exception to this. With some simple guidelines, you can eliminate most communication barriers.

Ask any CEO or General and they will tell the importance of communication and the dangers of barriers to communication. In our workplaces
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3 Ways to Boost Preschoolers Conversation Skills

by Joe Lawrence August 12th, 2019| Preschool, Social
Preschoolers are fun to watch as they learn and grow. They are constantly developing physically, mentally and socially. It is the social aspect that many parents struggle with, but keep reading for some advice on this.

We watch our children go from being the babbling blob of infant-hood to walking
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Getting Your Toddler Interested in Sports

by Jessica B. August 5th, 2019| Development, Infants/Toddlers
It can start to feel a little isolating if you are spending your days caring for a young toddler, and you may start to think it is important to hang out a bit with kids the same age as your child. While toddlers don’t play well together, they often
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Teens and Picnics: A Match Made in Heaven

by Sam P. July 29th, 2019| Seasonal, Teens
To start this off I will confess that I just have a genuine love for picnics, but that aside they truly are just a fun thing to do.  They are so easy to prep for and can lead to some great memories.  Whether a group of friends goes out or
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4 Super Social Activities for Tweens

by Lori Sciame July 22nd, 2019| Social, Tweens
Study after study tells parents that children spend too much time on electronic devices.  The ramifications of doing so are many, including decreased social development. This summer, work with your tween to improve his or her social skills by moving away from the computer, and into the real world.
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How to Prevent Sunburns in Children

by Lori Sciame July 15th, 2019| Elementary, Safety
A day at the beach can be blissful...the crashing waves, the cool water, the endless sunshine...what could go wrong?  A parent's first thought may be drowning.  I agree.  Children should be monitored at all times to prevent this from happening; however, another safety issue should be on one's mind:
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How to Protect Your Preschooler From the Sun

by Jessica B. July 8th, 2019| Preschool, Safety
In some ways it can be trickier to protect your preschooler from the sun than your little one, because they have a bit more independence. Here are a few tips to make sure your preschooler takes sun safety seriously so that you can all work together to make sure
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5 Ways to Protect Your Infant From the Sun

by Jessica B. July 1st, 2019| Infants/Toddlers, Safety
Summer is a great time to be outdoors with your little one, but sun exposure can be harmful to a young baby. But don’t worry, you don’t have to spend your entire time indoors. With a few special precautions, you can enjoy a bit of time outdoors, even if
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