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4 Ways To Help Preschoolers Eat Food Safely

by Marnie Bii September 19th, 2017 | 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 that were previously off limits for being a serious choking hazard. Despite their improved physical
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4 Alternative Career Paths for Teen School Leavers

by Editorial Team September 13th, 2017 | Teens
A teenager can dread exam results day — it seems like their entire future is balanced precariously on a piece of paper.

And a parent naturally worries if either their teens’ results are disappointing or are better than expected yet they don’t want to go straight to university.

But there are more career paths than you might realise that might appeal to teenagers reluctant to follow the beaten path.

So here are four alternative career paths for teen school leavers to consider.

Modern Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships formerly concentrated on traditional trades like plumbing or joinery — career paths which can still be financially rewarding for many
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4 Unexpected Movements in Your Baby’s 1st Year

by Marnie Bii September 12th, 2017 | 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 and enjoy the inventive movement techniques your child develops. Read on to learn about four movements kids often employ before picking up the natural crawling and walking methods you likely expected to see.

Inch Worm

With adherence to the 'Back to Sleep' safety guidelines, your baby will only learn to move like
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Getting A Mind For The Business Behind General Dentistry

by Editorial Team September 5th, 2017 | Elementary
When you see the name of a dentist in front of their practice, it’s a natural reflex to say “oh, that’s what they do.” However, that’s not entirely accurate. When a dentist starts up their practice, in addition to their ordinary duties, they also become a business owner. As a result, taking care of customers becomes one of many concerns, including the bottom line. Including this one small fact into your dentist search and how you work with then can pay dividends.

Think Like A Dentist

If you don’t necessarily believe this, take a moment to read this text from a course designed
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Teen’s Perspective on Back to School Behavior

by Sam P. September 5th, 2017 | 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 as though I am not ready to apply to colleges, decide what I want to major in, or choose where I want to live for the next four years of my life.  I do know one thing though, you need a positive attitude this time of year.

So many kids dread
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Creative Ideas to Display Your Family Photos

by Editorial Team August 30th, 2017 | Elementary
Having pictures of your family displayed in your home is a nice way to remember people and show people how much you love them. However, you might be like some people who have lots of photos in drawers and albums that never get seen.

Why not try to display them using your own imagination to create different ways to show off your family photos?

Old Windows

If you have your old wooden windows replaced, don’t throw them away. Make them into a nice photo frame; you can paint the wooden frame, or you can make it shabby chic.

You can add a background
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3 Steps to Effective Written Communication: Tweens

by Lori Sciame August 29th, 2017 | 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 22nd, 2017 | 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 we see this all the time. Someone sends an email that is misunderstood and tempers begin to flare. We have the same issues in our homes too. Most of the fights between my wife and me are because our channels of communication became crossed.

Communication with our school dwellers is vital.
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How to Safely Store Your Digital Photographs

by Editorial Team August 18th, 2017 | Parenting Predicament
Photographs allow our most treasured memories to remain fresh in our minds, which is why many people will not want to lose a snapshot of one of the best moments of their life. We are therefore offering some helpful hints on how to safely store your digital photographs.

Save Your Family Snaps with Cloud Storage

The last thing you want is to lose a photograph from your wedding day, or the first images of your son or daughter. Cloud computing allows you to back up those much-loved family snaps so you’ll never have to lose a photograph again. Use a cloud
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3 Ways to Boost Preschoolers Conversation Skills

by Joe Lawrence August 15th, 2017 | 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 and talking machines. Physically, they continue to grow and develop at very fast rates. They are constantly stretching their minds too, and synthesizing what they are learning. However, many of us parents struggle with developing our kids socially.

We still are answering for them when at stores or restaurants. “Sally, tell
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Getting Your Toddler Interested in Sports

by Jessica B. August 8th, 2017 | 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 enjoy the parallel play and the stimulation of having other kids around. Here are a few tips for building up your toddler’s social life.

It is too early to teach your child specific sports skills, but you can get them interested, help them run off some energy, and keep yourself entertained
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Teen’s Perspective on Team Sports

by Sam P. August 1st, 2017 | Teen Perspective, Teens
Team sports are so important, especially in middle school and high school.  It allows your child to become more social and learn how to work together with people.  Team sports also teach your child how to take the blame when something is their fault, but also to learn that it isn't always their fault.  They build trust in others, as well as the understanding of how to think as one with other people.

Growing up
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Tips For Throwing A Memorable Birthday Party For Your Teen

by Editorial Team July 25th, 2017 | Teens
A birthday is a special time in anyone’s life. The occasion is especially sentimental when it’s your own child. One way to help them celebrate their big day is to throw them the ultimate birthday bash. It’s best to get their approval before you start planning out the details so
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4 Super Social Activities for Tweens

by Lori Sciame July 23rd, 2017 | 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.  Check out the following four super activity suggestions; they will surely work to enhance your child's social skills.

1. Swimming with Friends

Take your tween and a few of his friends to the beach, local community pool, or water park.  These high action - and water filled - locations prohibit electronic use.
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How to Prevent Sunburns in Children

by Lori Sciame July 18th, 2017 | 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: the possibility of sunburn.

The tricky thing about sunburn is that is doesn't show up for several hours after exposure.  This leads to being lax about keeping the skin protected.  And those who have dark skin may think that they do not need to worry about being burned, yet they most
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How to Protect Your Preschooler From the Sun

by Jessica B. July 11th, 2017 | 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 your kid is covered and safe in the sun.

1) Talk to your kid about sunscreen – When you start adding sun screen to your getting ready to go out ritual, make sure you talk to
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5 Ways to Protect Your Infant From the Sun

by Jessica B. July 4th, 2017 | 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 your little one is still too young to use sunscreen.

1) Avoid peak hours – You want to make sure your young baby is not out in the sun during peak hours where just a few
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Teen’s Perspective on Summer Work

by Sam P. June 27th, 2017 | School, Teens

My personal opinion on summer work is that we shouldn't have it, but alas, we do.  I think that it is unfair for teachers to give us work to do over the summer while they don't do anything, but we do, so there isn't

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Top 5 Dream Jobs for Kids

by Editorial Team June 23rd, 2017 | Elementary
All kids dream of becoming something great when they grow up. Every time they are asked what they want to do when they grow up, they always come up with very creative and inspiring answers. Some say they want to be something impossible such as superheroes or magicians, but there are also those who want to follow real career paths since they’re young. Usually kids want a profession that either seems cool and exciting or because on the outside it seems to offer great perks. These jobs vary a lot from one another both as far as education necessary is
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4 Ways to Create a Memorable Vacation

Lori Sciame June 20th, 2017 | Tweens
Family vacations rule!  Why? They provide a much needed break from the daily grind, as there are no deadlines to meet, no school lunches to pack, or no fourth grade science projects to complete.  Even more importantly, they have the power to create positive and lasting memories for your children.

Strive to make your next family vacation a memorable one by following one or more of the tips below.

1.  Tweak
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