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3 Issues to Warn Your Tween About

by Lori Sciame April 12th, 2021| Safety, Tweens
Being a parent is a huge responsibility. Children not only need love, they need proper guidance as well. Part of steering a child on the right course, involves teaching him or her to follow safety rules.  Some rules are easy to teach, such as "don't play with fire." Other rules
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3 Benefits: When a Child Entertains Himself

by Lori Sciame April 5th, 2021| Elementary, Entertainment
I have a cousin who is continually exhausted. It's not because she works too many hours, or that she has an elderly parent to take care of, or even because she has a dozen children. She is worn out because she has not taught her only son how to
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3 Ways to Keep Manners Alive With Preschoolers

by Joe Lawrence March 29th, 2021| Preschool, Social
Are manners dying off in today’s society? Are we as parents doing our part to keep them alive? According to most studies manners are dying and we are not holding our own as parents. Here are three ways to reverse this tide.

I never thought I would consider having a
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Teething Tips for Mothers of Babies

by Tania Cowling March 22nd, 2021| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Has your baby been drooling steadily? Does she mouth every toy she picks up? Your little one may be teething. Teething can be annoying to babies – the gums can be painful. Here are some important tips to learn when those
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Teens, Parents, and Entertainment: The Divide

by Jane Wangersky March 15th, 2021| Entertainment, Teens
Entertainment can bring a family a little closer together or drive them a fair way further apart. As kids grow into teens, parents will probably notice less togetherness and more apartness, in this as in lots of other things. The cause is simple: Teens want independence and a separate
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The Importance of Routine and Family Dinner

by Ronald A. Rowe March 8th, 2021| Behavior, Tweens
The tween years introduce so many new options for your child.  Middle schools generally have many programs that were not previously available when your child was in elementary school.  There are good options and bad options, of course.  But on the whole there are many new alternatives that are
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Why Do I Need to Know This?

by Joe Lawrence March 1st, 2021| Elementary, School
“I will never use this again!” This is something we have all said at one point in school. How can we change this mentality in our children?

I mostly had this thought in high school when I would rather talk to my friends than listen to the teacher drone on about
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Teaching Preschoolers the Art of Collecting

by Tania Cowling February 22nd, 2021| Preschool, Social
Are you a collector? Do you have memorabilia that you find interesting? Well, children have a passion for collections too! From baseball cards, matchbox cars, plastic army men, now Star Wars characters, and even pocket collections from an outdoor nature walk (as long as they are not live creatures) –
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Is Your Toddler Ready for Baby Number Two?

by Tania Cowling February 15th, 2021| Infants/Toddlers, Social
Your baby is growing up and becoming a more self-sufficient toddler, so this may be the time to start thinking about expanding your family and giving your first child a life companion. Basically having a sister or brother to love and be best friends forever.

Of utmost importance is that your
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6 Ways to Be the Sitter Everyone Recommends

by Jane Wangersky February 8th, 2021| Social, Teens
Finding work as a babysitter depends a lot on word of mouth and the reputation you have in the community. For such a sensitive job, most parents would rather turn to a sitter recommended by someone they trust. So here are six ways to be the sitter parents tell
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3 New Tips for Tween School Success

by Lori Sciame February 1st, 2021| School, Tweens
Being born smart certainly helps a tween to succeed in a learning environment, and so does being curious about the world around him or her. It's a given that an engaged student, one who loves learning, will be more apt to do well in school; however, many other factors determine
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Too Much Screen Time?

by Joe Lawrence January 21st, 2021| Elementary, Entertainment
“Kids today are on these electronic devices too much,” said most parents. However, few parents are doing much to change this.

The average child is behind a screen of some sort for two to three hours per day. This equates to a full year before they reach the age of seven.
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